April 22, 2022
Resource Spotlight: National Minority Health Month
April is National Minority Health Month. This year’s campaign is Give Your Community A Boost!
Though COVID-19 restrictions are lifting throughout the United States, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH) reminds us that COVID-19 vaccinations and booster shots are still essential in the fight against the virus and plays an important role in helping to protect our communities of color. Due to health inequities, African Americans, Native Americans, and Hispanic or Latino people have a greater risk of becoming sick and dying from COVID-19. The CDC notes that promoting vaccine equity for racial and ethnic minority groups is needed to improve immunization rates amongst these communities.
- American Medical Association (AMA) Prioritizing Equity video series brings to light various health issues and their impact on marginalized communities.
- Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Beyond the White Coat podcast includes episodes on racial health disparities and vaccine equity.
- HSL’s Minority Health research guide provides minority population profiles and presents a variety of resources including local and national organizations, multimedia and books to learn about and aid those who are socially disadvantaged.
- HSL’s Vaccines & Immunization research guide offers information and resources for health care providers who counsel patients on immunizations and appropriate vaccinations.
- Harborview Medical Center’s ethnic medicine website EthnoMed contains both cultural and medical information about Seattle’s refugee and immigrant communities.