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 report for The Colorado Health Foundation by Build Healthy Places Network provides a review of demonstration programs and community improvement efforts working towards health equity. This healthy communities movement is driven by the disconnect between health spending and outcomes, increasing awareness of the importance of the social determinants of health, and the need to address poverty as a way to improve health.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a new report "that looks at disparities in deaths and illness, use of health care, behavioral risk factors for disease, environmental hazards, and social determinants of health."
A comment period opens on November 13th for Healthy People 2020 for input on proposed new objectives, and/or to offer up suggestions for new objectives. Deadline: December 4th
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services requests public comment on the new objectives proposed for the following areas: HIV, Social Determinants of Health, and Health-Related Quality of Life and Well-Being.