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Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

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EVENTS

May 29
#AAPIHealthChat Twitter Chat
2-3 pm ET

 

During Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) joins partners in celebrating the achievements and contributions of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. During the observance in May, OMH honors the rich culture of Asians and Pacific Islanders and raises awareness of health disparities. This year, OMH is focusing on the importance of staying active and healthy and diabetes prevention and management.

Regular physical activity can help reduce the risk of high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and other chronic diseases. Even engaging in some physical activity has immediate benefits in the management of type 2 diabetes and can reduce the risk of cardiovascular mortality in people with type 2 diabetes. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

  • In 2016, only 17 percent of Asians met both the 2008 physical activity and muscle strengthening guidelines.
  • Diabetes is the 5th leading cause of death for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders.
  • In 2017, 10.3 percent of the Asian population in the U.S. had diabetes compared with 7.3 percent of the white population.

The Office of Minority Health provides a platform for national, state and local health organizations to discuss challenges and opportunities for the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities as it relates to decreasing health disparities and improving health outcomes.

We invite you to share OMH graphics and to participate in our events this month. Visit this webpage during AAPI Heritage Month for materials, events and health resources. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, and sign up for OMH newsletters for additional updates.

Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month Resources and Materials

Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month Graphics

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Sharable Images for Social Media

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NOTE: These images may be downloaded and used only for purposes of promoting Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month activities, and may not be used for commercial purposes, including selling of products and services and advertisements in newspapers and other publications.

Health Disparities

The links below provide information about health disparities among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI).

Use the Healthy People 2020 widget to find more information about health disparities among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI). 

See statistics on health disparities:

Projects and Partnerships

Office of Minority Health programs and partnerships to improve the health of Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders and Native Hawaiians include:

Resources and Publications

Last Modified: 5/15/2019 5:38:00 PM