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Psychological counselling. Black male patient with depression

National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month is observed each July to bring awareness to the challenges that some racial and ethnic minority groups face regarding mental health. Learn more about mental health and find ways to support mental health equity.

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three women walking outside

National Women’s Health Week starts each year on Mother’s Day to encourage women and girls to make their health a priority. Learn more about how to live a safer and healthier life.

pregnant African-american woman

Black Maternal Health Week is recognized each year from April 11-17 to bring attention and action in improving Black maternal health. Everyone can play a role in working to prevent pregnancy-related deaths and improving maternal health outcomes.

Latino family outdoors wearing masks

National Minority Health Month is observed every April to underscore the importance of improving health outcomes for racial and ethnic minority groups.

three diverse women

Women face diverse and unique health concerns across the lifespan which may affect their overall health and wellness.

hand holding plastic heart

The term heart disease refers to several types of heart conditions, including coronary artery disease and heart attack.

medical professional checking patient's blood pressure

El término enfermedades cardiacas se refiere a varios tipos de afecciones del corazón, como arteriopatía coronaria y ataque al corazón.

cervical cancer awareness

Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women worldwide.

woman in wheelchair in a discussion with co-worker

An estimated 37.5 million women in the U.S. report having a disability.

College student speaks to school counselor

Going to college may be an exciting time for all age groups.

Happy African Americans having fun together indoors

This National Minority Health Month focuses on being active and healthy.

Page last reviewed: July 12, 2022