Diversity & Disparities

Minority Health Month


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.

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.

CMS Office of Minority Health Report

(April 25, 2017) In recognition of National Minority Health Month, the CMS Office of Minority Health has released a data highlight that – for the first time ever – examines Marketplace enrollment activity by racial and ethnic subgroup, as well as spoken and written language preference.
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Prayer Cards


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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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.