Every April, the FDA Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE) observes National Minority Health Month (NMHM) to raise awareness of the importance of improving the health of racial and ethnic minority populations and reducing health disparities. This year’s theme, “Better Health Through Better Understanding,” supports OMHHE’s mission to promote and protect the health of diverse populations through research and communication of science that addresses health disparities.
During National Minority Health Month 2023, OMHHE will promote its Enhance EQUITY Initiative which focuses on:
- EQUITY in clinical trials by supporting efforts to advance diverse participation in clinical trials;
- EQUITABLE data efforts by increasing data available on diverse groups; and
- EQUITY of voices by amplifying FDA’s communication with diverse groups and to ensure stakeholders, including consumers, are informed about FDA’s efforts and to understand diverse patient perspectives, preferences and unmet needs.
On this webpage, you will find information about OMHHE’s NMHM activities, health education materials, and resources. This includes materials in 11 languages that encourage diverse participation in clinical trials and information on current research projects, data, and funding opportunities. You can also visit the HHS OMH website and other partner agencies in HHS for additional information.
Read the latest post for the FDA Voices Blog, authored by OMHHE Director, RDML Richardae Araojo, which highlights the 2023 theme for National Minority Health Month and outlines the OMHHE Enhance Equity Initiative.
Listen to a special NMHM podcast episode featuring RDML Richardae Araojo, FDA Associate Commissioner for Minority Health and Director of OMHHE and Dr. Jeff Shuren, Director of the FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH).
OMHHE highlights the vital work of some of our researchers through our Researcher Spotlights. Read more about these diverse researchers and their work.
OMHHE offers many easy-to-use and culturally-appropriate resources on minority health, health disparities, and related topics. These resources are available to view online, print, or share. Some are available in Spanish and additional languages. Visit the Minority Health and Health Equity Resources Catalog for the full list of resources available in multiple languages. Here are a few selected topics to get you started: