• National Minority Health Month

Better health for all

April is National Minority Health Month (NMHM) and this year's theme is Be the Source for Better Health. UCR Health is committed to being that source by working with public health and community-based partners to provide quality care and services that are responsive to diverse cultural health beliefs and practices, preferred languages, and economic and environmental circumstances. We’re here to help make health better for all.

This month, we’re celebrating YOU

Many of our communities face health care challenges including limited access to care, higher rates of chronic conditions, and poor health outcomes. For example, African Americans are 30 percent more likely to die from heart disease, 50 percent more likely to have a stroke, and 30 percent more likely to have asthma. Hispanic Americans and Latinx are 70 percent more likely to be diagnosed with diabetes. 

UCR Health and National Minority Health Awareness

UCR Health is committed to addressing minority health issues as we work to improve access to quality, compassionate care. It's our goal to provide healthcare programs that specifically address the health of those considered minorities. We want to:

  • Incorporate the perspective of lived experiences
  • Integrate safety net providers
  • Include community-based organizations in our plans

During National Minority Health Awareness Month and all months, we’re working toward eliminating avoidable differences in health outcomes, increasing access to the kinds of better care that will help, and getting you out and moving to help ensure better health for all. 

To speak with a UCR Health physician, please visit https://www.ucrhealth.org/make-an-appointment/ or give us a call at 1-844-827-8000.

Additional Resource: hhs.gov/national-minority-health-month/

About UCR Health

UCR Health is comprised of a team of physicians, specialists, and healthcare professionals dedicated to improving people’s health. With five medical offices located throughout the Inland Empire and Coachella Valley, UCR Health is growing to meet the healthcare needs of the region, bringing innovative, culturally sensitive medical care to the community. Established alongside the School of Medicine at the University of California, Riverside, UCR Health’s patient-centered primary care and specialty services deliver university-based healthcare excellence and innovation to all communities.