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Hispanic Heritage Month September 15 - October 15

Hispanic Heritage Month 2018


October 4 – Hispanic Heritage Month Bilingual Twitter Chat

October 15 - Hispanic Heritage Month Webinar

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Participating in Research

Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM) takes place every year from September 15 to October 15. During this month, the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) joins the national celebration of the achievements and contributions of Hispanics and Latinos in the United States. In 2018, OMH will focus its efforts on raising awareness about the importance of Hispanic participation in research studies as a way to improve the health of Hispanic and Latino populations.

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) U.S. National Library of Medicine, Hispanics and Latinos are underrepresented in federally funded clinical/cohort research studies. Participation in such research studies can help reduce health disparities among racial and ethnic minority communities, by identifying new ways to better treat diseases.

During Hispanic Heritage Month, OMH will work with other HHS offices including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) to promote messages on the importance of Hispanic/Latino community participation in research studies to achieve better health.

Visit this webpage during Hispanic Heritage Month 2018 for downloadable materials, events and health resources.

Hispanic Heritage Month Graphics

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Research Studies

Below are resources to provide further information on the importance of and how to participate in research studies.

Health Disparities

Despite our nation’s advances in science, public health and health care, the health status of Hispanics and Latinos continues to lag behind the general population.

Projects and Partnerships

Below are OMH grants, projects and partnerships that are helping to reduce disparities and promote better health for Hispanics/Latinos:

Resources and Publications

Last Modified: 9/7/2018 10:09:00 AM