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It's Hispanic Heritage Month
Sept. 15 - Oct. 15, a time to nationally recognize the contributions Hispanic Americans have made to American society and culture. Visit the Hispanic Heritage Month page for health articles, news and activities for the upcoming weeks.
A Healthy Baby Begins with You and You and You
The rate of death for babies younger than 12 months says a lot about the health of a nation. Find out the impact of infant mortality on minority communities and how you can help.
A nation free of disparities in Health and Health Care
The HHS Action Plan outlines goals and actions HHS will take to reduce health disparities.
Review the steps being taken to eliminate health disparities
The strategy provides a common set of goals and objectives for public and private sector initiatives and partnerships.
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An Inclusive health and social system that treats people equitably and creates conditions in which all people can achieve optimal health reflects an educated society and a strong economy.
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HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Hispanic Heritage Month Statement
Beginning September 15, we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, recognizing the Latino community's many contributions to our nation.
Microloans for Health IT Available for the DELTA Region of U.S.
The Delta Regional Authority has interest-free microloans available to help small health care provider offices throughout the Delta region install and adopt EHR systems.
Sickle Cell Awareness Month
Learn more about this disorder in which unhealthy red blood cells have a sickle shape, which can lead to pain, blood infections, organ damage and blood transfusions.
App Challenge Targets Women and Cancer
Health and Human Services released their latest challenge, Reducing Cancer Among Women of Color App Challenge, calling on developers to create a mobile application that would help educate underserved and minority women about cancer and screenings, and allow secure access to medical records.
The submission deadline is February 5, 2013.
Report: President's Agenda on the Hispanic Community
The White House recently released the President's Agenda on the Hispanic Community, highlighting the strides made to impact the community in various areas, including health and health care.
Challenge: Promoting Health through Mobile Applications
The new challenge from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology offers a first place prize of $100,000 to create a mobile app to help consumers reduce their risk for heart disease by controlling their blood pressure and cholesterol.
Celebrating Two Decades of Progress in the Behavioral Health Field
After 20 years of service in the behavioral health field, SAMHSA celebrates its anniversary by marking this year with a look back at the different milestones that have helped lead individuals to be active participants in their own care and recovery and to live in better health.
Second Anniversary of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy
It's been two years since President Obama released the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, the nation's first-ever comprehensive, coordinated HIV/AIDS plan for responding to the domestic epidemic, which contains clear and measurable targets to be achieved by 2015.
Report: "Enhancing the Delivery of Health Care" [PDF | 317KB]
The latest paper from OMH and the HOGG Foundation looks at integrating culturally competent care into the locations minority populations currently visit in order to provide care that fully meets behavioral health needs.
Eye Health a Growing Issue among Those 40 and Older Exit Disclaimer
A recent report from Prevent Blindness America finds an 89 percent increase in the number of people who have been diagnosed with diabetic retinopathy in the last 10 years.
Just Launched! Hep B United Exit Disclaimer
This is a national campaign to address and eliminate hepatitis B, a serious liver infection that has affected 1 in 20 Americans. An estimated 2 million people in the United States are chronically infected with the hepatitis B virus, which is the leading cause of liver cancer. Read Press Release Exit Disclaimer  Get Involved Exit Disclaimer
Tuberculosis Information in Spanish and English
The bacteria usually attack the lungs, but TB bacteria can attack any part of the body such as the kidney, spine, and brain. If not treated properly, TB disease can be fatal.
Affordable Care Act: Health Care Where You Live
See what implementation means for your state. From grants to new services and programs, find out how the Affordable Care Act is helping you where you live. Highlights Leading Health Indicators
A set of Healthy People 2020 objectives, called Leading Health Indicators, has been selected to communicate high-priority health issues and actions that can be taken to address them.
Heckler Report: Now Available Online
The Heckler Report defined the issue of health disparities in the United States when it was published in 1985.
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