OMHHE’s anniversary celebration’s main activities include several events occurring this fall.
Health Is a Human Right: Race and Place in America
An exhibition, at the David J. Sencer CDC Museum
from September 28, 2013 to January 17, 2014.
This exhibition will examine the evolution of minority health and health equity in the 20th and early 21st centuries. It will include historic photographs, documents, objects, and interactive displays that describe the many facets of communities that contribute – negatively and positively – to the health status of different populations. The influence of issues such as migration, discrimination, housing and education on health is described using historical events.
Join the Curator for an intriguing tour from 12:30-1:30pm on select Wednesdays through January.
Registration Required. Learn more!
For examples of some of the items on display, see the CDC Feature
View the Online Slide Show!
CDC Health Disparities and Inequalities Report
The 2013 CDC Health Disparities and Inequalities Report (CHDIR) will include updates on most topics from the
as well as new topics. The 2013 CHDIR highlights the need for a “comprehensive, community-driven approach” to reducing health disparities in the United States.
CDC Report on Strategies for Reducing Health Disparities
The first MMWR supplement titled the “CDC Report on Strategies for Reducing Health Disparities” will be released in December 2013.
This Report complements the 2011 CDC Health Disparities and Inequalities Report (CHDIR) by describing interventions that are working to reduce disparities in selected topic areas.
State of Health Equity at CDC Forum
Building upon a successful 2012 event to examine CDC’s work to advance health equity, OMHHE will convene its second State of Health Equity at CDC Forum in October, which will focus on conceptual models and measurement.
The Forum represents an agency-wide effort to focus our broad health equity work into key areas for action - measuring health disparities; essential health equity program elements; organizational infrastructures that support health equity at CDC; and policies that support health equity. The Forum offers a vital opportunity for CDC to continue examining its efforts, progress, and existing gaps to achieve health equity goals.
The office looks forward to these and other events celebrating the 25th anniversary. This fall, we will review progress and accomplishments over the past 25 years, report on strategies and programs that are working in the present, and collaborate on actions to affect the future.