April is National Minority Health Month! It’s time for you to show your support and celebrate the health of your friends, family, neighbors and community members. Partnering for health equity means stronger, safer and healthier communities – including ours here in Pueblo.
We can all play a role in reducing disparities and improving the health of our communities. Many organizations at the federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial levels are partnering to achieve healthier communities.
Health Disparities Among Children
Health disparities, or differences, in health outcomes and their causes among groups of people. For example, African American children are more likely to die from asthma compared to non-Hispanic White children. And according to a recent article published by Salud America, Latino children are not only more likely to suffer from depression, they’re also less likely to receive treatment. Similar statistics have been found for children with diabetes and other illnesses that are becoming far to common among minorities.
Health Disparities Among Minority Adults
It’s not just children that are being affected by health disparities. According to the Center for American Progress:
Reducing Health Disparities
Reducing health disparities creates better health for all Americans. April is National Minority Health Month. Become aware of the disparities and together we can achieve health equity.