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Minority Health Resources

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Minority Health Resources

The Office of Minority Health (OMH) was created by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) in 1985. The mission of the OMH is to improve the health of racial and ethnic populations – American Indians and Alaska Natives, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, Blacks/African Americans, and Hispanics/Latinos – through the development of effective health policies and programs. The resource center collects and distributes information on a wide variety of health topics, including cancer, cardiovascular disease and stroke, diabetes, homicide, suicide, unintentional injuries, HIV/AIDS, infant mortality, substance abuse and a host of others.

Additional health resources for African Americans:

  • Healthfinder.gov – Healthfinder.gov, a website from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, contains topics on African American health such as stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes, and women's health.
     
  • MedlinePlus – MedlinePlus, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health, provides links to information on health topics for African Americans, including latest news, prevention/screening, nutrition, and specific conditions (such as cancer, heart disease, and diabetes).
     
  • American Diabetes Association's African American Program – The ADA, the nation’s leading voluntary health organization concerned with diabetes and its complications, has developed a community-based program to address the challenge of diabetes in the African American community.
     

Additional health resources for Native Americans:

  • Indian Health Service – The Indian Health Service (IHS), an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services, is responsible for providing federal health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives. The IHS website has information on issues such as behavioral, child and women's health, nutrition, elder care issues, injury prevention, HIV and general health topics.
     
  • Healthfinder.gov – Healthfinder.gov, a website from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, contains topics on Native American health such vaccinations, cancer, substance abuse, and women's health.
     
  • MedlinePlus – MedlinePlus, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health, provides links to information on health topics for Native Americans, including latest news, prevention/screening, nutrition, and specific conditions (such as cancer, heart disease, and diabetes).
     

Additional health resources for Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders:

  • Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) – A national advocacy organization dedicated to promoting policy, program and research efforts for the improvement of health status of all Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.
     
  • Healthfinder.gov – Healthfinder.gov, a website from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, contains topics on Asian American health such diabetes, cancer, women's health, and Asian-language resources.
     
  • MedlinePlus – MedlinePlus, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health, provides links to information on health topics for Asian Americans, including latest news, prevention/screening, financial issues, and specific conditions (such as cancer, mental health, and hepatitis B).
     

Additional health resources for Hispanics/Latinos

  • National Alliance for Hispanic Health – The National Alliance for Hispanic Health is the oldest and largest network of health and human service providers servicing over 10 million Hispanic consumers throughout the U.S. The Alliance's mission is to build strong, healthy Hispanic communities whose contributions are recognized by a society that fosters the health, well-being, and prosperity of all its members.
     
  • Latino Cardiovascular Health Resources – A comprehensive community-based heart-health promotion initiative from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Despite a young and rapidly growing population, the leading cause of death among Latinos is heart disease.
     
  • Healthfinder.gov – Healthfinder.gov, a website from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, contains topics on Hispanic health such diabetes, cancer, women's health, and Asian-language resources.
     


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