April is recognized as National Minority Health Month, a time to raise awareness about the health disparities faced by minority populations in the United States. This year’s theme, Be the Source for Better Health: Improving Health Outcomes Through Our Cultures, Communities, and Connections, is about understanding how the unique environments, cultures, histories, and circumstances of racial and ethnic minority and AI/AN populations impact their overall health.
The Black Physicians of Utah strive to promote health equity and reduce health disparities. We do this by collaborating with community partners and allies, discussing relevant health issues in public forums, providing resources in a culturally sensitive manner, and providing mentors and financial support to Black students who want to pursue a career in medicine. To learn more about National Minority Health Month and ways to take action, visit the Office of Minority Health website here.