Minority Health Month

Overview

Each April, as a nation, we commemorate National Minority Health Month with a special focus on how we are working to accelerate health equity for the nation. For the Catholic health ministry, our work to end health disparities is rooted in the spiritual mission and our commitment to providing quality and compassionate care to all persons. To help the people working in Catholic health care consider their role in bringing about equity of care, CHA has developed and/or collated the following resources. If you have items to share, questions or suggestions for needed resources, please contact CHA

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2021 Minority Health Month Resources

CHA is pleased to be able to offer several events and resources in April as a part of Minority Health Month, and in support of the ministry-wide equity initiative, We Are Called.


We Are Called – Confronting Racism to Achieve Health Equity Conversation Series

April 28, May 26, June 30, July 28, each from Noon to 12:30 p.m. ET
Each conversation will tee up conversations and sharing around practices, policies and programs being implemented to meet the goals of our ministry's We Are Called, Confronting Racism to Achieve Health Equity initiative.
Learn more and register

Film Viewing of "Toxic: A Black Woman's Story," followed by a Panel Discussion

April 30, from 1 – 2 p.m. ET
A 20-minute film, "Toxic; A Black Woman's Story," which shows a "day in the life" of a Black woman as she navigates the myriad stressors of a typical day and their effect on her pregnancy and her family. This compelling film will be followed by a panel discussion and Q and A.
Learn more (Note that this program is for CHA members only)


Huddle Reflections

Naming and talking about racism and health equity is challenging. CHA has developed 20 reflections – in brief “huddle”-ready formats or an extended version” – to be shared five per week during April. They are for small and large group formats, can be shared for electronic meetings or printed for in-person and can be used also by individuals.

Reflection 1 - Merging Mercy with Might

Reflection 2 - Death Gap – Poverty is more than Economic

Reflection 3 - Structural Racism and Injustices - Curing a Larger Virus

Reflection 4 - Unseen - Obscured by Class & Ethnicity

Reflection 5 - Naming Racism as a Public Health Crisis

Reflection 6 - Infant Mortality

Reflection 7 -  Assumptions & Language Services

Reflection 8 -  Maternal Mortality

Reflection 9 - The Pandemic's Impact on Agricultural Workers

Reflection 10 - Long-term Care Facilities and Racial Ethnic Disparities

Reflection 11 - Cultural Competency and Humility

Reflection 12 - Cultural Differences and End-of-Life Preference

Reflection 13 - Discrimination Against Asians

Reflection 14 - Home Hospice and The Black Community

Reflection 15 - Trauma and Hope

Reflection 16 - Long Term Care Workers

Prayer Cards

Containing the same prayer but with different imagery, as a brandable version, and in Spanish, these prayer cards are available for electronic download for use in newsletters, virtual events, social media and on facility monitors as well as hardcopy ordering.

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  • Prayer Card - add your organization's logo  - Please note: because of pandemic protocols, this personalized card could be delayed. Please plan no less than three weeks from the date CHA has your order and your high resolution logo file for delivery.
    • Hardcopy – available in packs of 50
      (When you order, share your logo and CHA will add the logo, print and ship to you.)
We Are Called Prayer Card 1
  • Prayer Card 1
    • PowerPoint slide to share virtually
    • Jpeg to use in a slide deck or in newsletters, social media or other
    • Hardcopy – available in packs of 50
We Are Called Prayer Card 2
  • Prayer Card 2
    • PowerPoint slide to share virtually
    • Jpeg to use in a slide deck or in newsletters, social media or other
    • Hardcopy – available in packs of 50
We Are Called Prayer Card 3
  • Prayer Card 3
    • PowerPoint slide to share virtually
    • Jpeg to use in a slide deck or in newsletters, social media or other
    • Hardcopy – available in packs of 50 - Coming soon!
We Are Called Prayer Card 4
  • Prayer Card 4
    • PowerPoint slide to share virtually
    • Jpeg to use in a slide deck or in newsletters, social media or other
    • Hardcopy – available in packs of 50
We Are Called Prayer Card 5
  • Prayer Card 5
    • PowerPoint slide to share virtually
    • Jpeg to use in a slide deck or in newsletters, social media or other
    • Hardcopy – available in packs of 50
We Are Called Prayer Card Spanish
  • Prayer Card Spanish Version
    • Jpeg to use in a slide deck or in newsletters, social media or other
    • Hardcopy – available in packs of 50

We Are Called – Ministry-wide Initiative

In July of 2020 the CHA Board of Trustees unanimously adopted a resolution endorsing the Catholic health ministry's Confronting Racism by Achieving Health Equity initiative. This initiative urges all those in the Catholic health ministry to take immediate action to achieve health equity in COVID-19 testing, treatment and vaccination, and work for systemic change for health equity by putting our own house in order, building right and just relationships with our communities and advocating for change to end health disparities and systemic racism.

Join us and learn more

COVID-19 and Health Disparities

CHA is collecting articles and resources that focus on how the pandemic has exacerbated health disparities.

Access them

Relevant Resources

Disparities Resources

Access reports, videos and more.

Additional Resources

  • Access all of CHA's Disparities related resources at our Disparity Resources page.
  • Learn more about Equity of Care — a coalition including CHA that is working towards a shared goal of making the most progress possible in improving the quality of care for each and every patient.
  • Health Disparities Widget available