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Minority Health-related Posts

Minority health relates to the health of racial and ethnic minority populations in the United States.

  • FDA’s first youth tobacco prevention campaign, “The Real Cost,” targets at-risk youth aged 12-17 who are open to smoking or already experimenting with cigarettes.

  • Last year’s ‘Reducing Cancer among Women of Color’ App Challenge aimed to address health disparities head on. We’re happy to announce the winner of the challenge, which helps underserved and minority women take control of their health.

  • April is National Minority Health Month and HHS is holding two Twitter Chats to mark the occasion. The events will raise awareness about the health disparities that continue to affect racial and ethnic minorities.

  • To close out February’s American Heart Month, several HHS agencies executed their first bilingual Twitter chat. This effort resulted in great lessons learned on how to communicate using Twitter chats.

  • To conclude American Heart Month, HHS is bringing together a variety of partners to talk about Latino Heart Health, in a bilingual Twitter chat Thursday 2/28 at 2 PM ET.

  • A key component of the Digital Government Strategy asked federal agencies to be more customer-centric in our development of websites and use of technology. Once again, The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is leading the charge with Million Hearts™ and new Spanish language material.

  • The CDC and its partners will be hosting a Twitter chat Tuesday February 5th at 2 PM ET to commemorate National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

  • Each year, more than 300,000 new cases of breast, cervical, uterine, and ovarian cancer are diagnosed in the United States. A disproportionate percentage of these cases affect minority and underserved women. To help fight this problem HHS has launched the “Reducing Cancer among Women of Color” App Challenge.