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National Minorty Health Month

Though minorities in the United States face an array of challenges, chief among them may be personal health and well-being. African Americans, Hispanic Americans and other minority groups are more likely than whites to develop a number of chronic and deadly diseases, according to a mounting pile of evidence.

Infant mortality, obesity, diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease and communicable diseases are among the wide range of health issues for which minorities find themselves at greater risk than whites, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Researchers have identified a number of factors that help create the various health disparities, among them location, socioeconomic status and access to health insurance and quality health care Source: Health Day


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Related Resources

The Office of Minority Health

CDC Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities

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National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities




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