Spotlight on minority health

4/10/2018

The old saying goes, “two heads are better than one.” The idea behind this proverb is that it’s helpful to work with others when tackling a problem or working to reach a goal. In public health, individuals and organizations have long used this approach when it comes to addressing health equity.

During National Minority Health Month 2018 in April, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is raising awareness about the causes and impact of health disparities on minority communities and on the nation as a whole. This year, Hunt Regional Healthcare joins communities throughout the country as we focus on the importance of partnerships to help end disparities in health and health care.

Everyone has a role to play in improving the health of our communities. Partnering together is important to help end disparities in health and health care. Hunt Regional encourages you to become a partner in the conversation on health equity.

One of the reasons why teamwork can be more effective in addressing health disparities is because our health is influenced by many factors. The places where people are born, grow, live, work, play, learn, and age all impact health. By collaborating across and within sectors such as health, education, justice, housing, transportation, nutrition, environmental health and employment, we can improve living conditions in communities and help individuals live longer and healthier lives.

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