Advancing Health Equity: Minority Health Month

 

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National Minority Health Month

Health Disparity

The theme this year, to help raise public awareness about health and health care disparities is “30 Years of Advancing Health Equity: The Heckler Report, A Force for Ending Health Disparities in America”.

The Heckler Report, published in 1985, focused on elimination of health disparities in racial and ethnic groups considered to be minorities. Health equity was/is to be the end result or the goal.

Health Equity: Action Taken

Some progress has been made toward health equity. However, the progress in elimination health disparities among racial and ethnic groups has been very slow, and disparities continue to exist today. Legislative and policy actions include the ACA (Affordable Care Act) and the National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities.

4 Action Steps You Can Take

1. Use the My Health Portal to prepare for your next visit with your health practitioner.

2. Use My Coverage, My Care for tools to assist in learning how your health coverage works for you.

3. Subscribe to our Lifestyle Wellness Newsletter for updates.

4. Talk with your family, friends and co-workers about health equity and disparities.

About Johnetta Miner NP

Johnetta is the CEO/Founder of Lifestyle Wellness Enterprise.
She is an Integrative, Holistic Healing and Women's Primary Care Nurse Practitioner. She assists business owners, healing arts practitioners and health professionals to attain optimal wellness in life and their business.

Comments

  1. This are excellent resources Johnetta for addressing health disparities which is such a rampart issue in communities. I would love to hear any personal stories you may have encountered in your life as a professional where using resources such as these made a difference. I will definitely share.

    • Hi Pat,
      Thanks for the positive commment regarding this article on monority health resourses.
      Additional resources for clients and patients have been an added plus in assisting
      them to adhere to treatment plans and referral resources.
      Dr. Miner, NP

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