For immediate release: Apr 16, 2010
Posted by: [ISDH]
Contact: Elizabeth Hart
Phone: (317) 233-7090

April Is National Minority Health Month

INDIANAPOLIS - Local and state health officials are celebrating National Minority Health Month by hosting health fairs, workshops and various other events. 

To reduce health disparities and improve the health status of minority populations, the 107th Congress in H. Con. Res 388 agreed on October 3, 2002 to establish a National Minority Health and Health Disparities Month.  This year's theme is: Man Up for Your Health! Healthy Men Move Our Communities Forward.

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:

In collaboration with organizations around the state, the Office of Minority Health at the Indiana State Department of Health continues to educate Hoosiers about diseases disproportionately affecting minorities, such as breast and cervical cancer, heart disease and diabetes.

For a calendar of events in Indiana celebrating National Minority Health Month, go to http://www.in.gov/isdh/files/Minority_Health_Month_2010.pdf.

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