April is National Minority Health Month. This is a time to raise awareness about health disparities that continue to affect people from racial and ethnic minority groups and encourage action through health education, early detection, and control of disease complications.
According to the U.S . Department of Health and Human Services, it is estimated that over 60 percent of racial and ethnic minority patients over the age of 18 believe it is at least somewhat important to visit a health care provider who shares or understands their culture. It is essential for health care organizations to learn the importance of increasing health literacy for patients, providing culturally competent care for diverse populations, and improving access to health care information for patients with limited English proficiency.
For helpful resources, click the links below.
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities Resources
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