Join the Greater Scranton YMCA in Supporting National Minority Health Month in April!

National Minority Health Month

National Minority Health Month, originally established in 1915, is in April—a good time to recognize and overcome disparities within our health system that communities of color face. More than 100 years later, the Y is a key leader and partner in ensuring that communities of color, who disproportionately suffer from health disparities, have access to health-promoting resources.

About 1 in 5 people in the U.S. speak a language other than English at home. Nearly 3 in 5 patients aged 18 years or older from communities of color believe it’s important to visit healthcare providers who share and understand their culture. Through both cultural competency and cultural humility, healthcare providers can improve communication with patients to drive better health literacy. The Y encourages you to learn more about how you can help promote better health through better understanding and address these disparities in our community at



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