April National Health Observances: Minority Health, STD Awareness, and More!

Each month we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) that align with our mission to improve health across the United States. In April we’re raising awareness about minority health, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), immunization, and efforts to build a fairer, healthier world.

Below, we’ve pulled together some resources that you can use to join the conversation. We hope you’ll promote these NHOs with your networks and help us advocate for better health!

National Health Observances
  • National Minority Health Month
    The Office of Minority Health (OMH) sponsors National Minority Health Month in April to highlight efforts to improve the health of racial/ethnic minority populations nationwide. This year the NHO is focused on the disproportionate burden of COVID-19 on racial/ethnic minority communities. Join the conversation on social using the theme’s hashtag, #VaccineReady, to raise awareness about COVID-19 vaccination in vulnerable communities. It’s also a great time to explore Healthy People 2030 to learn about the major impact of social determinants on our nation’s health and well-being.
  • World Health Day
    Sponsored by WHO, World Health Day on April 7 is an opportunity to reflect on how we can build a fairer and healthier world — one where all people are able to live healthy lives and access quality health services. Check out the Healthy People 2030 framework to learn how the initiative is committed to working toward health equity. You can also take a look at the Healthy People 2030 objectives related to health care access and quality.

We hope you’ll use these resources to promote important NHOs on your channels. Together, we can improve health in communities across the United States.

Categories: National Health Observances, Spotlight