Black History Month

During February, the Office of Minority Health (OMH) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is celebrating the achievements of Black Americans and honoring the significant role and impact they have made on all facets of life and society throughout U.S. history.

This year’s theme, Black Health and Wellness Exit Disclaimer, acknowledges the legacy of Black scholars, medical practitioners, and health care workers whose activities and initiatives have positively impacted the health and wellness of racial and ethnic minority communities. Focusing on the overall wellness of Black communities is particularly important now because of the high risk for COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations, and death faced by this community and the impact COVID-19 has on people with underlying medical conditions.

Learn more about the importance of vaccines and boosters for people with underlying health conditions.

This month, visit this webpage during Black History Month to find information on key health concerns impacting Black communities, learn about prominent historical figures within the medical field, and access resources developed by OMH and its federal and non-federal partners.

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Visit the OMH Knowledge Center’s online catalog for more publications and resources focused on health disparities impacting Black communities.