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Less HPV Infections Mean Healthier Communities of Color | CDC Features teens  health  features  vaccination  women  kids  vaccines  immunization  CDC  preteens  HPV  girls  minority  vaccinations  cervical cancer  cancer prevention  anal cancer  CDC Features  minority health  HPV vaccine 

Human papillomavirus (or HPV) causes several types of cancers, and some communities of color have higher levels of these HPV cancers.

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CDC Celebrates Minority Health Month | CDC Features health  features  foods  support  tobacco  celebrates  CDC  baby  healthy  month  nutrition  babies  obesity  communities  minority  breastfeeding  health disparities  health equity  african american  hispanic 

April is National Minority Health Month. The theme for 2016 is “Accelerating Health Equity for the Nation.” Learn what CDC is doing and help raise awareness of the health disparities that affect minorities.

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Preventing Chronic Disease | Smoking Initiation, Tobacco Product Use, and Secondhand Smoke Exposure Among General Population and Sexual Minority Youth, Missouri, 2011"2012 - CDC youth  students  disease  chronic  missouri  tobacco  secondhand  smoke  smoking  CDC  among  exposure  product  sexual  minority  initiation  population  Risk Factors  health promotion  Preventing Chronic Disease 

Research indicates disparities in risky health behaviors between heterosexual and sexual minority (referred to as LGBQ; also known as lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, and questioning) youth. Limited data are available for tobacco-use–related behaviors beyond smoking status. We compared data on tobacco age of initiation, product use, and secondhand smoke exposure between general population and LGBQ youth.

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Preventing Chronic Disease | Feasibility of Using a Community-Supported Agriculture Program to Improve Fruit and Vegetable Inventories and Consumption in an Underresourced Urban Community - CDC community  CDC  minority  intervention  diet  Preventing Chronic Disease  PCD  feasibility study  pilot study 

Direct-to-consumer marketing efforts, such as community-supported agriculture (CSA), have been proposed as a solution for disparities in fruit and vegetable consumption. Evaluations of such efforts have been limited. The objective of this study was to test the feasibility of a CSA intervention to increase household inventory of fruits and vegetables and fruit and vegetable consumption of residents of an underresourced community.

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Minority Health Home Page education  prevention  health  training  public health  news  disease  people  events  center  images  programs  CDC  control  partnerships  disparities  equity  history  populations  month 

The Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE) Mission: Advance health equity and women’s health issues across the nation through CDC’s science and programs, and increase CDC’s capacity to leverage its diverse workforce and engage stakeholders toward this end.

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