Diversity & Disparities

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

2018 Theme:

The HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) Director Dr. Matthew Lin announced the theme of National Minority Health Month for April 2018: Partnering for Health Equity. Partnerships at the national, state, tribal and local levels are vital to the work of reducing health disparities and advancing health equity. 

National Minority Health Month

MINISTRY PROGRAMS – WE WOULD LOVE TO SHARE PRACTICES!
CHA members are invited to share their organization's strategies and programs to end health disparities. Please submit the title of the program, a brief explanation of the program goals/tactics, how its effectiveness is measured and a contact person to Kim Van Oosten.

Here are some shared in 2017:


Prayer Cards

disparities

This 5.5" x 8.5" prayer card highlights the issue of health care disparities. It includes a quote from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as well as a prayer on the backside. It is useful as a resource for opening a meeting and something you can share in break rooms and staff gathering areas. It is available for order in hardcopy.

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