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April is Minority Health Month, Delaware!

by Michelle Z. on Monday, April 29, 2013

Did you know that the proportion of premature deaths from diseases of the heart is greatest among American Indians and Alaska Natives (36 percent) and blacks (31.5 percent) and lowest among whites (14.7 percent)?

This is why many of our advocacy activities are aimed at increasing awareness, educating lawmakers, promoting research, and improving quality and access to care to reduce disparities among women, minority populations and to improve every person’s overall health. This is why here in Delaware we are working to ensure that our kids are more physically active during school. This will allow the next generation of Delawareans to develop the essential skills necessary to adopt, practice, and maintain healthy behaviors. To show your legislators that health issues are important to you, please visit our Take Action center to send your supportive message today and encourage others to send a message through Facebook.

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