National Minority Health Month

This April the FDHA Celebrates National Minority Health Awareness Month by raising awareness about health disparities affecting minorities in the US. According to the 2010-2019 US Census estimates, minorities made up less than 30% of the US population. Most minorities experience a higher rate of death, preventable disease and disabilities when compare to non – minorities. The American Cancer Society states that African Americans have the highest death rate of cancer and the lowest survival rate of any group in the US. The Office of Minority Health reports that Hispanics are 70 times as likely to have diabetes than non – Hispanic whites. Also, infant mortality rates are the highest among African Americans and American Indians/ Alaskan Natives. This year’s National Minority Health Awareness Month focuses on encouraging action through health education, early detection and control of disease complications.

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