April is National Minority Health Month (NMHM), a time to raise awareness about health disparities that continue to affect racial and ethnic minority populations and encourage action through health education, early detection, and control of disease complications. History of NMHM.
The 2022 theme has been announced for National Minority Health Month: Give Your Community a Boost! Throughout April, the Office of Minority Health will promote #BoostYourCommunity, a social and digital media campaign to empower audiences to debunk misinformation and support vaccination in their communities.
Activities and materials throughout the month will highlight the overall message that COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are critical to ending the COVID-19 pandemic in one's community and the importance of combating COVID-19 and vaccine misinformation. Equally important are the existing recommendations to prevent COVID transmission, such as physical distancing, use of well-fitting masks, adequate ventilation, and avoidance of crowded indoor spaces.
2022 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.
Watch here and our calendar of events for upcoming program announcements.
Naming and talking about racism and health equity is challenging. CHA has developed new reflections – in brief “huddle”-ready formats – to be shared 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.
In addition – CHA is adding to the month of huddle resources developed for Minority Health Month in 2021.
Starting with Huddle 21 in the 2022 series, these build on the 20 huddles already available and include both a huddle and an extended version:
Reflection 21 - Putting Our House in Order
Reflection 22 - Allies in Eradicating Racism and Building Justice
Reflection 23 - Veterans & Health Disparities
Reflection 24 - Housing Instability
Reflection 25 - Persons with Disabilities and Health Inequities
Reflection 26 - Senior Population
Reflection 27 - LGBTQ Persons and Health Disparities
This prayer card is available as a jpeg for virtual or can be ordered and shared hardcopy. Focused on CHA’s We Are Called pledge to combat racism by achieving health equity, it includes a visual and brief prayer.