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Minority Health Program: Wayne County Health Department

Description:

The Wayne Minority Health Program is a community outreach program “that raises awareness of existing health disparities and inequalities among minority residents of Wayne County and finds ways to effectively address and eliminate them through collaboration, education, outreach, and advocacy.”  Working closely with community- and faith-based organizations and school districts, the Wayne Minority Health Program uses collaboration and creativity to develop community-focused programs and projects tailored to fit the needs of participants. 

Toolkit:

UW's Health Disparities Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Cancer, Chronic Disease, Health Equity, Health Promotion and Health Education, Infectious Diseases, Maternal Health, Minority, Nutrition, Obesity, Physical Activity, Rural

Jurisdiction:

Institutional Author:

University of Washington School of Nursing Department of Psychosocial and Community Health

Submitted:

03/22/2010

Modified:

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