HHS Office of Minority Health is celebrating National Minority Health Month with the #Bridge2Health Twitter Town Hall virtual event. The event is at 1:00PM EDT on April 12, 2017. Following the theme for National Minority Health Month of Bridging Health Equity Across Communities, the event will feature Health Equity Partners and stories from around the country with community-based efforts to help address social determinants of health and achieve health equity.
The National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) partnered with the CDC’s Division of Reproductive Health (DRH) on an intergenerational project, 1,00 Grandmothers: Infant Safe Sleep, aimed to aid in reducing the disparity in Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) rates among the Alaska Native/American Indian population using an evidence-based and culturally fitting approach.
SUIDS are a substantial concern specifically among the American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) population because: