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April is Minority Health Month
During National Minority Health Month, state health officials reaffirmed the state’s commitment to reducing rates of premature birth and infant mortality statewide, and especially among minorities.
“During this month when we focus attention on minority health, we continue our efforts to improve women’s health before pregnancy, increase access to health care, reduce smoking rates and encourage fewer elective deliveries before 39 weeks of pregnancy to improve infant health outcomes,” said Karen McKeown, Wisconsin Division of Public Health Administrator.
During 2008-2010, the prematurity rate for each racial/ ethnic minority …
By Kimberly N. Alleyne
Special to the NNPA from the America’s Wire
Health disparities are creating economic burdens for families, communities and the nation’s health care system. Across the country, infant mortality and chronic diseases continue to affect people of color at rates far higher than those for Whites.
In recent years, the focus has increased on the impact of disparities on minority communities, with public officials, community activists, civic leaders and health care experts proposing ways to improve access to medical care and raise awareness of positive benefits of preventive care. …