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One of the greatest strengths of our country is its rich diversity. Each year, we celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15. During this month, we commemorate the diverse cultures and many contributions Hispanic or Latino people make to U.S. society.

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man with disability walking outside

Each of us can find ways to celebrate Disability Pride Month and address barriers for people with disabilities in our own communities. Together, we can build disability inclusion as a cornerstone to achieving health equity for all!

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.

Lupus Awareness Month, May. Vector

Some people call lupus an “invisible illness” because it is often not recognizable to others. CDC and partners are working to make lupus visible by raising awareness about this disease. Read on to learn more about lupus among women. Share this information in your community!

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.

National Minority Health Month

CDC’s Office of Health Equity recognizes National Minority Health Month as part of our 35th anniversary celebration of “baking” health equity into our public health work.

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.

woman in wheelchair in a discussion with co-worker

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

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.

hand holding plastic heart

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

cervical cancer awareness

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

woman wearing mask showing vaccination site on arm

Going to college may be an exciting time for all age groups. It’s an opportunity for students to gain new knowledge and experiences, both inside and outside the classroom. Working together, students and institutions can take steps to ensure a safe and healthy college experience for all.

two smiling Cambodian girls

International Day of the Girl is celebrated on October 11 every year. Declared by the United Nations in 2012, the Day focuses on the need to address challenges that girls face, and to promote girls’ empowerment and fulfilment of their human rights. Learn more about girl-centered services that support quality and inclusive education, as well as access to physical and mental health resources that improve the health and well-being of girls.

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.

Happy African Americans having fun together indoors

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