Celebrate Black History Month: Health and Wellness

February 4, 2022

February is Black History Month, a time to celebrate the achievements of Black communities and honor the significant role and impact they have made on all facets of life and society throughout history.

This year's theme is "Black Health and Wellness," which acknowledges the legacy of Black scholars, medical practitioners and health care workers whose activities and initiatives have positively impacted the health and wellness of Black communities. Focusing on the overall wellness of this community is particularly important now because of the impacts of COVID-19 on people with underlying medical conditions.

Throughout the month, the Office of Minority Health (OMH) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will highlight the work of Black men and women whose efforts in the field of health care have increased representation and helped shape modern medicine.

For information and resources on key health concerns impacting the Black community, prominent historical figures in the medical field, and downloadable materials, visit the OMH Black History Month website.

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