Minority Health

African American Health: Creating equal opportunities for health. The death rate for African American decreased twenty five percent from 1999 to 2015.

African American Health

Conversations in equity: A blog devoted to increasing awareness of health inequities and promoting national, state and local efforts to reduce health disparities and achieve health equity

New Blog Post on Sickle Cell Disease in the Emergency Department

Paving the Road to Health Equity - health equity is when everyone has the opportunity to be as healthy as possible

Journal of Public Health Management and Practice

quarterly newsletter from CDC's office of minority health and health equity

Health Equity Matters Newsletter

Reaching for Health Equity - Reducing health disparities brings us closer to reaching health equity

Strategies for Reducing Health Disparities

Student Opportunities in Public Health

Internships and other CDC student opportunities

Minority Health Determines the Health of the Nation – The United States has become increasingly diverse in the last century. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, approximately 36 percent of the population belongs to a racial or ethnic minority group. Though health indicators such as life expectancy and infant mortality have improved for most Americans, some minorities experience a disproportionate burden of preventable disease, death, and disability compared with non-minorities.

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Internships, fellowships and other student opportunities

conversations in equity blog

Blog devoted to increasing awareness of health inequities.

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Upcoming Minority Health summits, forums and activities

Page last reviewed: July 17, 2018