Minority Health Awareness
Bridging the gap through knowledge and awareness
Every person should have the opportunity to reach his or her full health potential. Unfortunately, there are barriers to good health that exist for many people. Some of these barriers include …
- Lack of insurance
- Access to transportation
- Distrust of the medical community
- Lack of access to healthy food
Watch as Dr. Alberto Lopez talks about cultural differences and maintaining health.
For tens of thousands of people in our community without health insurance, the cost of health care can prevent them from getting care when they need it. AccessHealth is a program that brings together a network of health care providers and community agencies focused on supporting the health and well-being of people who cannot afford to get care on their own.
Get an Early Start
Exercise comes in many forms and can be a lot of fun! With a little creativity you can easily add some fun physical activity into your parenting style.
Lead the way by setting a good example.
Do it together and make sure it’s quality time.
Make it fun by letting your child lead the activity.
Cheer them on by helping them find sports and activities that build their self esteem.
Turn off technology by leaving the cell phones behind and focus on each other.
As you model a healthy lifestyle you will help instill in your children lifelong habits and healthy attitudes toward exercise and physical activity.
Top Health Concerns
Many health conditions affect minorities at higher rates than other groups. Early detection can help reduce these percentages and decrease illnesses.
Many foods are similar in taste, but have different nutritional value. Substituting healthier ingredients may provide results that lead to a longer and healthier life.