April is Minority Health Month in Kentucky

Governor Matt Bevin has proclaims April as Minority Health Month in Kentucky. During Minority Health Month, the Department of Public Health’s Office of Health Equity releases the 2017 Kentucky Minority Health Status Report, outlining the health of minority populations in the Commonwealth. Findings in the report revealed that African American males has the lowest life expectancy in the state, and Hispanic and Appalachian residence have the highest rates of teen pregnancy. Vivian Lasley-Bibbs, branch manager of the DPH Office of Health Equity, said they are committed to advancing health equity through collaborative partnerships to eliminate health disparities and build a stronger, healthier Kentucky.

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