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Share Your Story: Community Partnerships in Action to Advance Health Equity and Reduce Disparities

Posted: April 16, 2018

Partnerships are important to help reduce disparities in health and health care. We can best meet the challenges facing our communities by working closely with them to determine the best solutions that meet their needs.

Dr. Mathew Lin, Director of the Office of Minority Health (OMH), encourages you to become a partner in the conversation on health equity by submitting a Partnerships in Action story. The OMH at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is highlighting community partnerships among individuals and organizations that share our mission to improve the health of racial and ethnic minority populations across the country.

OMH will share your stories throughout the year to highlight efforts that help achieve health equity and improve the health of the nation.

Do you have a great story of how a community partnership or collaboration is helping to advance health equity or reduce health disparities? Maybe you partnered with an organization to hold a health fair or blood drive. Or, maybe you worked with a local organization to start a community garden. If so, the OMH wants to hear it and share it with others!

Your story should include:

  • Details on the activities you and your partner carried out to help advance health equity
  • Description of how this particular partnership made a difference in the community
  • Suggestions on how others can create a similar partnership or get involved with your efforts

OMH will share the stories on social media and in other communications to highlight efforts that help improve the health of our communities and the nation. 

You can submit your story via email to using the following guidance:

  • 200 words or less
  • Include a URL link to your partnership activity or organization’s website
  • Include your contact information (phone and email)
  • Use Partnerships in Action in the subject line

Individuals and organizations must ensure that they have permission to submit the story from the organization and subjects. OMH reserves the right to edit, fact check, publish or decline any submission.

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