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APRIL IS NATIONAL MINORITY HEALTH MONTH

By Kent Donahue

April 15, 2021

Contact:
Kent Donahue
Kent.Donahue@flhealth.gov

407-912-0132 (cell)

 

ORLANDO, FL – During the month of April, the Florida Department of Health in Orange County celebrates National Minority Health Month. This is an opportunity to not only raise awareness about health disparities that impact racial and ethnic minority populations in our community, but also encourage action through health education, early detection and reduce complications from diseases.

With this year’s theme of “Vaccine Ready”, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Minority Health is focusing on the disproportionate impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on racial and ethnic minority and American Indian and Alaska Native communities. In addition, to underscore the need for these vulnerable communities to get vaccinated as more vaccines become available. COVID-19 vaccination is an important tool to help us get back to normal, and to prevent the spread of COVID-19 to bring this pandemic to an end.

The focus this year will be to empower communities to:

  • Get the facts about COVID-19 vaccines
  • Share accurate vaccine information
  • Participate in clinical trials
  • Get vaccinated when the time comes
  • Practice COVID-19 safety measures

To get more information on National Minority Health Month and the numerous resources available to the community, visit: https://nimhd.nih.gov/programs/edu-training/nmhm/.

About the Florida Department of Health

The department, nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board, works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts.

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