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National Minority Health Month 2024

National Minority Health Month. Be the Source for Better Health. April 2024 #NMHM2024

Virtual Event Researcher Spotlight Health Education Materials

As the FDA Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE) kicks off National Minority Health Month (NMHM), we invite you to join our ongoing efforts this month to advance health equity and reduce health disparities among racial and ethnic minority and other diverse populations. This year’s theme, Be the Source for Better Health: Improving Health Outcomes Through Our Cultures, Communities, and Connections, highlights the important role of diverse communities, organizations, and individuals in organizations in achieving the OMHHE mission.

On this webpage, you will find information about OMHHE’s NMHM activities, including our April 17th Panel Discussion: Strategies to Increase Clinical Trial Participation for Diverse Communities, resources, and health education materials. This includes materials in 11 languages that encourage diverse participation in clinical trials and information on current research projects.

Stay up to date on NMHM and other OMHHE activities by following us on X and signing up for our email listserv and biweekly newsletter. You can also visit the HHS OMH website and other partner agencies in HHS for additional information.

Virtual Event:

National Minority Health Month and FDA logo in the top right corner. Images of diverse people, with text that reads “FDA Office of Minority Health and Health Equity Presents Strategies to Increase Clinical Trial Participation for Diverse Communities A Panel Discussion. April 17, 2024 | 11 am ET | Virtual.”


Register Today

This National Minority Health Month, OMHHE invites you to join us at 11 a.m. ET, on April 17, 2024, for Strategies to Increase Clinical Trial Participation for Diverse Communities, A Panel Discussion with the OMHHE REACH Consortium, featuring opening remarks from Principal Deputy Commissioner of FDA, Dr. Namandjé N. Bumpus. During the virtual event, members of the consortium, representing organizations and researchers working in diverse communities throughout the nation, will discuss their ongoing work with REACH to improve clinical trial participation among racial and ethnic minority, rural, urban, and other communities they serve.

OMHHE established the Racial and Ethnic Minority Acceleration Consortium for Health Equity (REACH) in 2023. REACH is a research consortium of diverse organizations and institutions that aims to timely and efficiently help respond to health equity needs.

This event will be broadcast live over Zoom. Register today via Zoom.

Speakers for the event include:

  • Namandjé N. Bumpus, PhD, Principal Deputy Commissioner, FDA
  • Christine Lee, PharmD, PhD, Acting Associate Commissioner for Minority Health, FDA
  • Claudia Baquet, MD, MPH, PhD, Affiliate Professor, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
  • Eugenia Millender, PhD, RN, Co-Founder & Co-Director, Center of Population Sciences for Health Equity, Florida State University
  • Perla Nunes, Project Manager and Clinical Trial Research Expert
  • Billie Jo Kipp, PhD, Clinical Psychologist and Researcher (Blackfeet)
  • Darlene Santiago Quiñones, PhD, MSc, Associate Professor, School of Pharmacy at the University of Puerto Rico
  • Todd Seto, MD, Director of Academic Affairs and Research, The Queen’s Medical Center

Do you have a question for the REACH panel members? Email your question to healthequity@fda.hhs.gov with the subject line, “NMHM Panel Question” by close of business on April 15, 2024.

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Researcher Spotlight:

OMHHE highlights the vital work of some of our researchers through our Researcher Spotlights. Read more about these diverse researchers and their work.


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Health Education Materials:

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:

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