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Friday, September 15, 2017

National Hispanic Heritage Month

 Hispanic Heritage Month is observed every year from September 15 to October 15 to recognize the rich cultural influence of Hispanics/Latinos in the United States. During this observance, OMH raises awareness of health gaps and provides a platform for national Hispanic/Latino health organizations to discuss the challenges and opportunities in helping end health disparities. In 2017, OMH will focus its efforts in creating awareness of the prevalence of childhood obesity in the Hispanic/Latino community and ways parents can encourage healthy nutrition and physical activity.

Visit this webpage during Hispanic Heritage Month for updates on available downloadable materials and events in observance of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Hispanic Heritage Month Graphics

Download and share these info cards on social media by right clicking and saving the images.

NOTE: These images may be downloaded and used only for purposes of promoting Hispanic Heritage Month activities, and may not be used for commercial purposes, including selling of products and services and advertisements in newspapers and other publications. 

Health Disparities

Despite our nation’s advances in science, public health and health care, the health status of Hispanics/Latinos continues to lag behind the general population.

See statistics on health disparities:

Below are OMH grants, projects and partnerships that are helping to reduce disparities and promote better health for Hispanics/Latinos:

Resources and Publications