This year’s National Minority Health Month theme, Better Health Through Better Understanding, addresses how we can improve health literacy and support the cultural and linguistic needs of our communities.

NMHM: Better Health Through Better Understanding

Every April, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH) observes National Minority Health Month to highlight the importance of improving the health of racial and ethnic minority and American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities and reducing health disparities.

Did you know...

  • It is estimated that only 14 percent of the U.S. population has proficient health literacy.
  • Nearly 20 percent of people in the U.S. speak a language other than English at home.
  • It is estimated that over 60 percent of racial and ethnic minority patients over the age of 18 believe it is at least somewhat important to visit a health care provider who shares or understands their culture.

Better Health Through Better Understanding

Inspired by this year's National Minority Healthy Month theme, "Better Health Through Better Understanding," we are sharing resources that may benefit our patients and community.  As always, our patients are welcome to reach our care team via their patient portal or phone for help specific to their needs.  We are here to help!


Health Insurance Basics: Key Words and Phrases You Need to Know

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Do I need to tell my doctor?

Talking about your health means sharing information about how you feel physically, emotionally, and mentally. Knowing how to describe your symptoms and bring up other concerns will help you become a partner in your health care.
Learn more here

Understanding your Prescriptions with RX Live

Did you know IHG offers patients one‑on‑one medication review sessions with a licensed clinical pharmacist?  A pharmacist can help you better understand your prescriptions, ensure you are taking them as prescribed, and answer any questions you may have.  They may also be able help you save money in the process!
Learn more about RxLive 


Health Literacy and Limited English Proficiency: 2023 Reading List

This brief bibliography from OMH contains a variety of resources focused on health literacy and limited English proficiency (LEP). The list contains three sections: factsheets and toolkits for consumers, reports and recommendations for professionals, and peer-reviewed journal articles. All the resources in this list are available to read and download for free. For more resources on health literacy and cultural competency, contact the OMH Knowledge Center at or browse the online catalog.

Learn more here




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