Ethnicity and Health in America Series
The Office of Ethnic Minority Affairs’ (OEMA) Ethnicity and Health in America Series is designed to raise public awareness concerning the varied health concerns of America’s people of color, while highlighting the impact of psychology and psychological factors on these health concerns. OEMA will focus on a chronic health condition particularly relevant to the ethnic group honored during four key months:
Black History Month in February,
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May,
National Hispanic-Latino Heritage Month in September, and
National American Indian Heritage Month in November
In addition to facts, statistics and resources posted on the web, OEMA will also host a variety of activities to educate the public regarding the significance of psychology to health. Through these efforts, OEMA hopes to support and encourage psychologists to take a leading role in combating these burgeoning disparities.
Honoring American Indians and Alaska Native Heritage
This November, the Office of Ethnic Minority Affairs (OEMA) joins many Americans in recognizing National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month. In honor of this commemorative month, OEMA is raising public awareness concerning the impact of historical trauma and acculturation stress on the mental health of American Indian and Alaska Native populations.