The CDC and HHS have named April National Minority Health Month. During this month, much attention is put on “raising public awareness about health and healthcare disparities that continue to affect racial and ethnic minorities and efforts to advance health equity.” Voices for Children began to address the issue of health and race during December’s Race Matter’s conference.
In order to effectively eliminate racial and ethnic disparities, we must know where these disparities exist. Health disparities exist at all points in childhood for children of color in Nebraska. Some of the key data pieces at each point in childhood are:
- During prenatal and the first year of life
- Teenage years (nationwide as Nebraska data is not available)