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Free Health Screenings Mark Minority Health Month

Throughout the month of April, local health departments and hospitals across New Jersey will offer free health events to celebrate National Minority Health Month. Events include immunization clinics, breast cancer screenings, blood pressure and cholesterol checks, and nutrition fairs, all focused on prevention strategies to promote the health of New Jersey residents.

National Minority Health Month helps raise awareness about health disparities and to close gaps in access to quality care. Racial and ethnic minorities are less likely to get preventative care and show higher occurrences of diabetes, cancer, stroke and heart disease.

For a complete list of free events in NJ , visit the New Jersey Office of Minority & Multicultural Health Calendar.

To learn more about what the state is doing to increase access to care and lower health inequalities, click here.