The Division of Health Equity and Urban Clinical Care Partnerships Collection Highlights National Minority Health Month in MCW Libraries’ South Display Case

In partnership with MCW Libraries, the Division of Health Equity and Urban Clinical Care Partnerships in the Institute for Health and Society is highlighting health disparities throughout April for National Minority Health Month. The glass display case outside the library features books and DVDs to reduce and/or eliminate health disparities as well as resources specifically regarding African Americans, Asian Americans, Latino Americans and Native Americans. The books and DVDs are examples of those available in the Division’s Health Equity Resource Library, which includes over 100 such resources.  The display includes vibrant art pieces reflective of the target populations as well.

The display also promotes the eHealth Equity Alert System. In an effort to raise awareness regarding the devastating toll of health inequities and to make science translatable to communities impacted by the disparities, the Health Equity Alerts are provided. This system includes regular health disparities related event announcements, news, research, etc. to foster broader understanding of health disparities, to build commitment to the elimination of the disparities as well as to identify opportunities for engagement.

The Office of Minority Health of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and partners across the nation will celebrate National Minority Health Month by raising awareness about health disparities that continue to affect racial and ethnic populations and the health care law's groundbreaking policies to reduce these disparities and achieve health equity. This year's theme, Advance Health Equity Now: Uniting Our Communities to Bring Health Care Coverage to All is a call to unite toward a common goal of improving the health of our communities and increasing access to quality, affordable health care for everyone.

If you have any questions regarding the Minority Health Month display, please contact Clarene Mitchell, Health Equity Program Manager, at 414.955.5656 or cmitchell@mcw.edu.  Questions for the MCW Libraries can be directed to asklib@mcw.edu or 414.955.8302.

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