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Last Reviewed: Oct. 15, 2007
Last Modified: October 17, 2008

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Office of Minority Health & Health Disparities (OMHD)

The United States has become increasingly diverse in the last century.  According to the 2000 U.S. Census, approximately 30 percent of the population currently belongs to a racial or ethnic minority group: American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian American, Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. The Census Bureau projects that by the year 2100, non-Hispanic whites will make up only 40 percent of the U.S. population.

Though health indicators such as life expectancy and infant mortality have improved for most Americans, some minorities experience a disproportionate burden of preventable disease, death, and disability compared with non-minorities.

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A to Z List  
A-Z LIst
CDC's Office of Minority Health & Health Disparities (OMHD) A to Z Topic List....more

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)  
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Frequently Asked Questions and corresponding answers....more

OMHD Calendar  
OMHD Calendar
Conferences & Events related to Minority Health &/or Health Disparities....more


Featured Items

Mens Health Week, June 11-17, 2007  
Highlights in Minority Health & Health Disparities
Current Highlight on a Minority Health &/or Health Disparities Topic....more

OMHD Brochures  
OMHD Brochures
Six Brochures on OMHD and Racial and Ethnic Minority Populations and the Health Disparities faced by each, available as PDFs for Download....more
Hispanic/Latino and HIV/AIDS 2007  
National Latino AIDS Awareness Day
Learn about the impact of HIV/AIDS in Hispanic/Latino communities ...more

HIV and African Americans  
HIV and African Americans
Learn about the impact of HIV/AIDS in African American communities ...more

HIV and African Americans  
National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
In recent years, the number of AIDS diagnoses among Asians and Pacific Islanders has increased steadily...more
Sickle Cell: 10 Things You Need to Know  
Sickle Cell Disease, 10 Things You Need to Know
Find out more about one of the most common genetic diseases in the United States ...more
Prostate Cancer  
Prostate Cancer
All men are at risk for prostate cancer but older age, race, and family history may increase risk ...more
Number of People with Diabetes Continues to Increase
Diabetes now affects nearly 24 million people, an increase of 3 million....more
The Eagles Nest  
The Eagles Nest
Where kids can learn more about living healthy and diabetes....more
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Health System Transformation Lecture Series  
Health System Transformation Lecture Series
A Watch podcasts of earlier lectures and see what lectures are upcoming...more
Public Health is Global Health: An Innovative Approach to Fighting Disease in Uganda  
Public Health is Global Health: AN Innovative Approach to Fighting Disease in Uganda
A National Live Satellite Broadcast & Webcast, 2pm EST, September 27, 2007...more
CDC's Health Protection Goals  
CDC Health Protection Goals.
CDC's New Goals and Strategic Objectives are set up to address Disparities in every aspect of CDC work....more
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