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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COVID-19 and Health Disparities

Health Disparities are further aggravated by COVID-19
For individuals experiencing homelessness or food insecurity, COVID-19 has made life even more challenging. Public health professionals recommend “social distancing” to curb the spread of COVID-19. However, for those experiencing homelessness, it is difficult to practice social distancing as they do not have consistent housing and rely on temporary housing or shelters. Even in rural communities where social distancing is easier to achieve, those who are homeless still face numerous challenges during this pandemic such as easy access to healthcare facilities as well as the internet, necessary to effectively implement telehealth programs.
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Minority Health Month Helpful Links


Relevant Resources

Prayer Cards - For Electronic Download in 2020


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