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Closing the Health GAP Campaign

Overview: Closing the Health Gap is an educational campaign designed to help make good health an important issue among racial and ethnic minority populations, who are affected by serious diseases and health conditions at far greater rates than other Americans. In 2002, HHS and its founding partner, the ABC Radio Networks, launched the campaign with a series of health messages for African American communities. In 2003, the campaign expanded its focus to bring the best health information to more communities, including Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, American Indians, and Alaska Natives.

Overview: Closing the Health Gap is an educational campaign designed to help make good health an important issue among racial and ethnic minority populations, who are affected by serious diseases and health conditions at far greater rates than other Americans. In 2002, HHS and its founding partner, the ABC Radio Networks, launched the campaign with a series of health messages for African American communities. In 2003, the campaign expanded its focus to bring the best health information to more communities, including Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, American Indians, and Alaska Natives.

Background

As part of its Initiative to Eliminate Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health, HHS focuses on six major areas in which racial and ethnic minorities experience serious disparities in health access and outcomes — diabetes, heart disease and stroke, cancer, infant mortality, child and adult immunizations and HIV/AIDS. Through Closing the Health Gap, HHS will air health education segments that address the major focus areas of HHS' health disparities initiative, as well as other health issues that are critically important to people of color.

Partnerships

Building upon the momentum of the past three years and the expansion of the Closing the Health Gap campaign, HHS is seeking additional partners to assist in reaching all racial and ethnic minority populations.



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