Monday, April 16, 2018

HHS National Minority Health Month Observance Livestream April 17

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Join us remotely at hhs.gov/live

Dr. Matthew Lin, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health and Director, Office of Minority Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), cordially invites you to attend the HHS National Minority Health Month Observance. Please join us on April 17th as we highlight nationwide efforts to advance health equity. 

The National Minority Health Month 2018 theme, Partnering for Health Equity, focuses attention on partnerships at the federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial levels that help reduce disparities in health and health care. This year’s event brings together HHS leadership from across the Department to highlight public and private sector collaborations that help improve the health of the nation.

Speakers include:

Leaders from the HHS Office of the Secretary, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health and Indian Health Service

Alex M. Azar II
Secretary

Admiral Brett P. Giroir, MD
Assistant Secretary for Health

Vice Admiral Jerome M. Adams, MD, MPH
Surgeon General

Matthew Y.C. Lin, MD
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health
Director, HHS Office of Minority Health

Rear Admiral Michael D. Weahkee
Acting Director, Indian Health Service

Leaders from the HHS Offices of Minority Health and the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities

Francis D. Chesley, Jr., MD
Acting Deputy Director, AHRQ
Director, AHRQ Office of Extramural Research, Education and Priority Populations

Leandris Liburd, PhD, MPH, MA
Director, CDC Office of Minority Health and Health Equity

Cara V. James, PhD 
Director, CMS Office of Minority Health

CAPT Richardae Araojo, PharmD, MS
Associate Commissioner for Minority Health, FDA
Director, FDA Office of Minority Health

Michelle Allender, RN, MS
Director, HRSA Office of Health Equity

Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, MD
Director, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities at NIH

Larke Nahme Huang, PhD
Director, SAMHSA Office of Behavioral Health Equity

We invite you to arrive early and visit the Partnering for Health Equity Showcase, featuring exhibits from the seven HHS Offices of Minority Health, NIMHD and other HHS offices. Representatives will be on hand beginning at noon to showcase impactful partnerships and talk about collaborative efforts to advance health equity.

National Minority Health Month Events

  • April 171:00-3:00 pm - HHS National Minority Health Month Observance Live Stream
  • April 252:00-3:00 pm - #Partner4HealthEquity Twitter Chat 
  • April 262:00-3:00 pm - Strategies for Building and Strengthening the Community Health Worker Effort in Your Area: A Case Study from Utah Webinar
  • April 3012:00-1:00 pm - Making the Invisible, Visible: Lessons learned from a Hispanic/Latino Migrant and Seasonal Farm Workers Audience Needs Assessment Webinar

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