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    April is National Minority Health Month

    Multicolored hands being raised

    National Minority Health Month is held in April to help improve the health of racial and ethnic minority populations through the development of health policies and programs that will eliminate health disparities. Tarrant County Public Health maintains a Center for Health Equity for this purpose. 

    Here’s more about National Minority Health Month

    April 6-12 is National Public Health Week

    National Public Health Week

    National Public Health Week as a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation. Learn more about Public Health Week.

    April 10 is National Youth HIV + AIDS Awareness Day

    Natioinal Youth HIV+AIDS Awareness Day

    National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day is a day to educate the public about the impact of HIV and AIDS on young people.  TCPH’s Adult Health Services offers testing and treatment for people concerned with HIV and AIDS.

    More about the national campaign.

    April 18-25 is National Infant Immunization Week

    National Infant Immunization Week

    National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases.  TCPH provides both child and adult immunizations on a regular basis.

    More about the national observance.

    April 21: FREE DIABETES CLASS - Your Kidneys and Diabetes

    Classroom

    On Tuesday, April 21, Tarrant County Public Health hosts this free class on Your Kidneys and Diabetes.

    Your kidneys play a vital role in your health. Find out what they do in your body and how diabetes can impact your kidneys. Learn about ways to keep your kidneys healthy. Taught by Mark Edwards, American Kidney Foundation. This class in jointly sponsored by the Tarrant County Diabetes Collaboration.

    Please RSVP to tcdcemail@yahoo.com or (817) 454-4978.

    April 22 is Earth Day at TCPH

    Earth being hugged

    Environmental Stewardship is the theme for this year’s Earth Day celebration, Weds., April 22, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Dr. Marion J. Brooks Building, Tarrant County Public Health, 1101 S. Main Street in Fort Worth, 76104. There will be informational booths, food trucks, live entertainment and more. For more information, call 817-321-4988.

    April 24 is World Meningitis Day

    Join Hands Against Meningitis

    Every year more than 1.2 million people are affected by meningitis. Bacterial meningitis is the most severe and common form and it causes around 120,000 deaths globally every year.

    More on World Meningitis Day.

    April 27-May 1 is Air Quality Awareness Week

    Air Quality Awareness Week

    Outdoor air quality has improved since the 1990s, but many challenges remain in protecting Americans from air quality problems. Ground-level ozone, the main part of smog, and particle pollution are just two of the many threats to air quality and public health in the United States.

    Currently, the DFW Metroplex is designated as a Moderate Nonattainment Area for the 8-Hour ozone standard.

    Check out this website for more about air quality in the United States.