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Education and education policy have a profound effect on the health of any community. Educational achievement is linked with higher incomes and better health outcomes, while poverty, poor health and lack of access to health care can affect a child’s potential for academic success. The theme for Black History Month, which is set by the Association for the Study of African American History and Life, is The Crisis in Black Education.
During Black History Month, OMH joins our partners around the nation in bringing attention to the strengthening education as a critical factor in eliminating health disparities and advancing health equity. From policies that reduce early childhood suspensions and expulsions to initiatives that increase representation in STEM fields, we stand together to support strong schools and diversity in health professions.
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Early and Secondary Education
Workforce Diversity and Development
Office of Minority Health programs and partnerships to improve the health of African Americans include: