DHS, Office of Health Equity Celebrate 2023 Minority Health Month

DHS, Office of Health Equity Celebrate 2023 Minority Health MonthThe Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), including the Office of Health Equity, today join Gov. Tony Evers and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office of Minority Health in recognizing National Minority Health Month. This year’s theme, “Better Health Through Better Understanding” highlights the importance of the Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) model which aims to eliminate racial health disparities and advance health equity through using…

Elizabeth.Goodsitt

April 4, 2023

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