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National Minority Health Month

Every month, there are dedicated health observances that shine a spotlight on specific illnesses and health issues in the nation. In April, we focus on how these health problems impact different members of our community. 288 more words


Pursuing Health Equity

One of the most wonderful parts of my MPH experience is having the time to bop around this beautiful city and attend various nerdy conferences and lectures. 654 more words

Communities Driving Health Equity: A Spotlight Video Series

The National Academy of Medicine has developed a documentary video series that spotlights local organizations advancing health equity in their communities by addressing environmental, social, economic, social, and structural challenges that may impact health. 50 more words

Health Disparities

Useful Resource: Does Where You Live Affect How Long You Live?

From the research it has supported, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) created an interactive tool to allow users to input a zip code and see life expectancy data from the area. 110 more words

Health Equity

Disparities in Health Care

As a complementary health provider, I am challenged, and as a new resident of a poor rural county, I am keenly aware of what we lack here with regard to health services. 228 more words

Good Cause

Rediscovering Me as a Voice for Children

For the past couple of years, I have been on a journey of personal rediscovery. Much of this journey focused on understanding who I am, where I currently stand with myself, and what drives me to be me. 380 more words

Local Public Health Spreads Importance of Good Oral Health during Children’s Dental Health Month

By Umair A. Shah, MD, MPH, NACCHO President and Executive Director of Harris County Public Health in Houston, Texas

The oral cavity, including the teeth and surrounding structures, are necessary for adequate nutrition, proper speech and a positive self-image.  1,231 more words

Community Health