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Minority Health Month

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National Minority
Health Month

April is National Minority Health Month. As a health care provider and federally qualified health center, Terros Health is honored “to serve those who have limited access to healthcare…and provide preventive services to vulnerable populations that would not otherwise have access.”

We are acutely aware that stigma, institutionalized racism, and discrimination play a role in contributing to poor health outcomes for racial and ethnic minority populations and worsening health disparities. For example, according to a recent CDC report, Black, American Indian, & Alaska Native (AI/AN) women are two to three times more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than white women. By increasing our understanding of minority health issues and reducing the health inequities they experience, we can directly respond to the FQHC designation mission.

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Since COVID-19 began, we lost over 560,000 American lives to the virus.  In Arizona, we have lost over 17,000.
Sources: Wikipedia & The New York Times.

This year, the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) is focusing on the disproportionate impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on racial and ethnic minority communities.

This focus is highlighted in the theme, #VaccineReady, and it is calling out for vulnerable communities to get vaccinated as more vaccines become available.

We know already that COVID-19 was the 3rd leading cause of death in 2020.  Deaths related to COVID-19 were higher among People of Color including American Indian and Alaskan Native persons, Hispanic, Black, and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander persons. The COVID-19 death rate was highest among Hispanic and American Indian/ Alaska Native people.

Terros Health can help minority communities get the care they need, including the COVID-19 vaccine, by:

Sharing accurate vaccine information – the vaccine is safe and highly effective. Our staff are ready to share our personal experience of receiving the vaccine. They want to have open, understanding conversations with our patients about their concerns and questions.
Practicing COVID-19 safety measures – wearing face coverings and masks, physical distancing, and following handwashing and facility cleaning protocols.

Demonstrating safe behavior– following safety measures and getting vaccinated ourselves. We want to help our patients feel comfortable and welcome.  Lastly, by supporting community members to get vaccinated by holding vaccine clinics at our health centers.

The COVID vaccine is now available to all our patients and community members. Please take advantage of this life-saving opportunity and get vaccinated!
Register Today.

April is also National Counseling Awareness Month. We know the incredible value that counseling has on mental and subsequently physical health, especially for those facing the challenges of access and inequity. One source states, “While depression rates are lower in the African American (24.6%) Hispanics (19.6%) than in white (34.7%) [populations], the rate of seeking treatment is much less and the disability as a result of the mental illness much higher.”

We also treat individuals in minority occupations such as the military, where many stigmas still exist around accessing mental healthcare for fear of its impact on their career
(as this study highlights).
We can support our patients in accessing mental health services, especially if they are experiencing cultural or occupational barriers to receiving care.

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Mesa, AZ 85204
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Terros health is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is also a Qualifying Charitable Organization code 20295.

Same-Day Telehealth Visits – Now Available!
Connect with our healthcare experts from the convenience and safety of your home.

Terros Health
27th Avenue Health Center
3864 N 27th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85017
(602) 797-7000
Need driving directions?

Terros Health
Olive Health Center
6153 W Olive Ave
Glendale, AZ 85302
(602) 389-3560
Need driving directions?

Terros Health
McDowell Health Center
4909 E McDowell Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85008
(602) 302-7770
Need driving directions?

Terros Health
Stapley Health Center
1111 S Stapley Dr
Mesa, AZ 85204
(602) 302-7900
Need driving directions?

Donate to Terros Health

Your contribution will help in transforming the health and well-being of families throughout Arizona.

Terros health is a 501(c)(3)
non-profit organization and is also a Qualifying Charitable Organization
code 20295