April is National Minority Health Month.This year’s theme, “Prevention is Power: Taking Action for Health Equity” emphasizes the critical role of prevention in reducing health disparities, according to the U.S. Office of Minority Health. Graphics, toolkits, and ideas for working with the community are offered on their webpage.
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) also has several free health information resources that support eliminating minority health disparities. These resources include multicultural health Web sites, minority health information handouts, and HIV/AIDS information and funding. To find these resources, click on the links below:
NLM Asian American Health Web Portal
NLM American Indian Health Web Portal
NLM Arctic Health Web Portal
Refugee Health Information Network (RHIN)
NLM HIV/AIDS Information: African Americans
NLM HIV/AIDS Information: Hispanics/Latinos
NLM Minority Health Information Handouts
NLM AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects
NLM MedlinePlus “Health Disparities” Health Topic
And, funded in part by the NN/LM Pacific Northwest Region, Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center provides the EthnoMed website, specializing in medical and cultural information about immigrant ans refugee groups specific to the Puget Sound area.
EthnoMed: Integrating Cultural Information Into Clinical Practice