Monday, April 2, 2012

April is Minority Health Month!

AAHI is proud to celebrate April as Minority Health Month, as we continue in our mission to identify the health care needs of Asian American communities, to develop culturally competent health care services, and to implement health education programs that are accessible and available for all Asian Americans in Montgomery County.

Racial and ethnic minorities often face more barriers to seeking health care than others. As a result, they are more likely to have health problems. These differences in health are known as health disparities. For example, the hepatitis B-related death rate among Asian Americans is 7 times greater than the rate among the white population. To learn more about how you can help reduce health disparities, visit the National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities (NPA). You can also get involved with AAHI!

So as we celebrate Minority Health Month, we especially thank all the community members who partner with AAHI in reducing health disparities in Montgomery County!

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