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This section of the Women's Health web site can help you learn about the most common health risks and concerns of minority women. Although minority women have many of the same health problems as non-minority women, they have poorer health and use fewer health resources.

The Iowa Department of Public Health has the Office of Minority and Multicultural Health to address minority population issues. In cooperation with other department bureaus, the Office of Minority and Multicultural Health develops cooperative and collaborative data collection, networking and resource sharing. The Office of Minority and Multicultural Health activities focus on the department and outreach to communities. Technical assistance is provided in outreach, content area, awareness, resources and program development.

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Important Links
The Health of Minority Woman
African American Women
Hispanic American/Latina Women
Asian American/Pacific Islander and Native Hawaiian Women
Iowa Department of Public Health: Office of Minority and Multicultural Health
American Indian/Alaska Native Women
Leading Causes of Death

EthnoMed - contains information about cultural beliefs, medical issues and other related topics pertinent to the health care of recent immigrants, many of whom are refugees

State/National Resources

Iowa Asian Alliance
Department of Human Rights Office of Asian and Pacific Islander
Office of Minority Health Resource Center
CDC's Office of Minority and Women's Health
FirstGov in Espanol
Department of Human Services: Bureau of Refugee Services
Department of Human Rights Office on Latino Affairs
DHR Office on the Status of African American Affairs
Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health National Partnership for Action
IDPH Office of Minority and Multicultural Health
Iowa Department of Human Rights Office on Native American Affairs
Iowa Commission on the Status of Women

Publications
Minority Health Publications - in different languages

Phone Resources
Iowa Healthy Families Line - 1-800-369-2229
National Women's Health Information and Referral Service - 1-800-994-WOMAN (9662)


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