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April Is National Minority Health Month

Collage of people representing diversityJoin us in highlighting the importance of minority health! During April, the NIAMS, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and other federal partners are raising public awareness about health disparities that affect specific racial and ethnic groups more than they affect others. For example, some diseases such as lupus and osteoporosis are more common among certain racial or ethnic groups.

Want to learn more? We are pleased to bring you our refreshed mobile-friendly A-Z health topics. For each health topic, you can find out who is most impacted by the disease as well as other essential information to help you educate others about managing conditions of the bones, joints, muscles and skin.

Raise public awareness of these disparities by sharing reliable health information with your community to help them learn about and manage these conditions.

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The monthly newsletter NIH News in Health brings you practical health news and well-being tips based on NIH research.

Maintain Your Muscle
Strength Training at Any Age Drawing of a man lifting weights with a person spotting him

You’ve likely heard that exercise can help you live a longer, healthier life. When you hear the word "exercise," you might think of going for a run or hopping on a bicycle. Or maybe playing soccer with your kids or basketball with your friends after work. But these activities don’t include all the types of movements that are important for your health.

Rash Decisions
How To Deal With Itchy, Red Skin

Drawing of a woman itching her arm You’ve broken out in a red, itchy rash. You're likely wondering where it came from—and, most importantly, how to make it go away. The article is also available in Spanish: Decisiones Sobre las Erupciones.


Promote Active and Healthy Communities in 2020 

National Minority Health Month logoThroughout April, the HHS Office of Minority Health is teaming up with the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Move Your Way campaign and partners to highlight the benefits gained from living an active lifestyle.

This campaign provides health advocates around the nation the opportunity to advance well-being by highlighting how simple changes to one’s daily routine can reduce the risk of chronic diseases and other conditions that often are more common or severe among racial and ethnic minority groups.

Get Monthly Updates From the NIH in Spanish

Smartphone showing NIH News in Health Spanish versionThe NIH e-newsletter, Información de Salud, features highlights from the NIH Spanish-language Health Information portal. Each month, the e-newsletter highlights Spanish-language health resources for patients and families on topics such as healthy aging, wellness and skin conditions. Click here Exit Disclaimer Policy to subscribe.


Tools for Talking to Your Doctor

A woman talking to her health care providerPut your health first this year. Since April is National Minority Health Month, it is the perfect time of year to make sure you’re up to date on your annual physical exam and health screenings for conditions such as osteoporosis and osteoarthritis, which become more common as you age.

Find shareable resources for talking to your doctor here.


Make Healthy Choices at Every Age

A multigenerational family making dinnerMany factors that affect your health are within your control. The HHS Office on Women’s Health offers checklists with steps you can take for healthy living in every decade of adult life.




We invite you to subscribe to the NIAMS Update e-newsletter for the latest scientific news and resources on diseases of the bones, joints, muscles and skin. The NIAMS also publishes the Honoring Health: Resources for American Indians and Alaska Natives e-newsletter, which is distributed three times per year and highlights a different health topic for each issue, along with helpful resources for community members and health professionals