HHS Press Office May 24, 2024
Melanie Fontes Rainer, Director for Office for Civil Rights (OCR)


May is AA and NHPI Heritage Month, a time to show appreciation for their contributions to our country.

May is Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AA and NHPI) Heritage Month, a time to honor the diverse cultures and histories of AA and NHPI communities and show appreciation for their many contributions to our country. At the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR), we reflect on the work ahead of us to address discrimination and disparities and advance equity and equality in our country’s health and human services programs for AA and NHPI communities. As President Biden said in his AA and NHPI Heritage Month proclamation,...

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