National African American History Month in February celebrates the contributions that African Americans have made to American history in their struggles for freedom and equality and deepens our understanding of our Nation’s history.
During Black History Month, the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) will join partners in reflecting on the achievements of African Americans while promoting pathways to a healthier future with better health outcomes. During February, OMH will focus on the importance of daily physical activity and living an active and healthy lifestyle. Additionally, OMH will raise awareness about the impact of heart disease within the African American community.
Populations of focus: Black, African American
Links to resource:
- View the full resource library from the Office of Minority Health (OMH).
- View resources to African American throughout history from the National Archives.
- Watch and listen to videos and audio on African American history.
- Read statistics on Health for the African American communities in Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Hispanic Health Vital Signs.
- View the fact sheet Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics-2019 on African American Health from the American Heart Association.
- Use the HD Pulse Data Portal to find more information about health disparities among African Americans.
- Access the Black Population 2010 Census Briefs report from the 2010 census.
- Read the article Honoring Black History While Honoring Mental Health, from Mental Health America.
- Access the Support Guide for Mental Health in the African American Community.