Our agency joins the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Minority Health and others in recognizing April as National Minority Health Month.This year’s theme is “Better Health Through Better Understanding.”
At DHEC, we recognize that where we live impacts our health and the health of our communities, and we are committed to working with our partners to make our communities healthier, stronger and safer for everyone. That’s why we are focused on increasing awareness of the important work being done in our communities to eliminate health disparities.
Our various divisions and programs are working with partners to address health inequities across our state. Some of that work includes efforts to reduce infant and maternal mortality, promote quality care for those who require nursing care and related medical services, ensure women have access to age-appropriate breast and cervical cancer screening and follow up and mitigate the environmental impact of hurricanes and other disasters on local communities.
Click here for additional information about DHEC and our partners work to address health disparities across our state.