Ethnicity and Health in America Series
During the four national heritage months dedicated to people of color in America (i.e., Black History Month in February, Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month in May, National Hispanic-Latino Heritage Month in September, and National American Indian/Alaska Native Heritage Month in November), OEMA examines the impact of a chronic condition on the health of each ethnic population. Substance abuse/addiction is the condition of focus for 2014's Ethnicity and Health in America Series.
Through the Ethnicity and Health in America Series, the Office of Ethnic Minority Affairs focuses on a chronic health condition particularly relevant to ethnic groups honored during four key months: Black History Month in February, Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May, National Hispanic-Latino Heritage Month in September and National American Indian Heritage Month in November.
Further resources, broken out by topic, may be found below.
Further HIV/AIDS information and resources pertaining to the African-American community.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Learn more about CDC leadership in controlling the HIV/AIDS epidemic, facts about how African Americans are affected and National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.
- HIV among African Americans Fact Sheet, September 2010 (PDF, 1MB)
- HIV among African Americans Fact Sheet, November 2011 (PDF, 336MB)
Overview of an international gathering for HIV advocacy, and the National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States.
U.S. HIV AIDS strategy (PDF, 1MB) (Created in 2010, first federal plan to address HIV in the U.S.)
Stats & Info Sites
Analysis of HIV cases and rates among African Americans, and by race and ethnicity in the United States and worldwide.
Federal resources for HIV/AIDS and specific guidelines, clinical trials and other offerings from the National Institutes of Health.