National Minority Health

5 days ago | Christina Thompson | @christinathompson

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) is an institute that is part of the National Institutes of Health. This group leads scientific research to improve minority health and eliminate health disparities. "The NIMHD envisions an America in which all populations will have an equal opportunity to live long, healthy and productive lives. To accomplish this, NIMHD raises national awareness about the prevalence and impact of health disparities and disseminates effective individual-, community-, and population-level interventions to reduce and encourage elimination of health disparities."

Visit this link to learn more about the history of NIMHD and important events that have shaped minority health:

https://www.nih.gov/about-nih/what-we-do/nih-almanac/national-institute-minority-health-health-disparities-nimhd

"Through NIMHD’s leadership, health disparities has become a recognized scientific field of study, which has evolved from documenting and investigating differences in health status and risk factors among affected populations, to addressing health disparities using traditional and non-traditional research approaches." Visit the blog site to read about current events that recognize the health disparity populations in America.

 

 

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