Center for Reducing Health Disparities

Today Marks the Beginning of LGBT Health Awareness Week

It’s the 10th Annual LGBT Health Awareness Week (March 25-March 29, 2013)!  This week promotes the health of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender individuals and other sexual and gender minorities.  Many organizations around the country are encouraging the community to take a deeper look at tobacco use and quit smoking. There is a higher prevalence of smoking in the LGBT community. According to a report released… Continue Reading

National Child Health Day TODAY – October 1, 2012!

In the U.S., the number babies who die in their first year of life is declining, with an all-time low 6.4 infant mortality rate (6.4 deaths for every 1,000 live births) reported in 2009, the most recent available data.  The U.S. infant mortality rate ranks near the bottom among industrialized nations. Moreover, there are persistent disparities that affect racial and ethnic minorities and geographic areas…. Continue Reading

September is National Infant Mortality Awareness Month

 The National Healthy Start Association (NHSA) has worked with federal legislators to designate September as Infant Mortality Awareness Month. Infant Mortality is a serious issue that affects our nation’s health. NHSA has developed a campaign, Celebrate Day 366…Every Baby Deserves a Chance, to celebrate babies living beyond the first year of life. With the infant mortality rate so high across the U.S, an infant living… Continue Reading