April is National Minority Health Month (NMHM)! The FDA’s Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE) highlights important issues impacting diverse communities year-round, but National Minority Health Month gives us the opportunity to amplify those efforts.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH) has selected Give Your Community a Boost! as this year’s NMHM theme. This year’s theme focuses on the continued importance of COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as one of the strongest tools we have to end the COVID-19 pandemic that has disproportionately affected communities of color. This theme supplements the CDC recommendations to prevent COVID-19 transmissions, such as physical distancing, use of well-fitting masks, adequate ventilation, and avoidance of crowded indoor spaces.
We encourage everyone to take time this month to learn about COVID-19 vaccines and boosters. On this webpage, you will find educational materials such as videos on vaccine safety and diversity, podcast episodes, webinar recordings, and a special message from RADM Richardae Araojo, the FDA Associate Commissioner for Minority Health and Director of OMHHE. You can also visit the HHS OMH website and other partner agencies in HHS for additional information.
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