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A Better Approach to Better Health

Our nation’s approach to health and health care is broken. The U.S. spends more on health care than any other developed nation in the world but has some of the poorest health outcomes among wealthy countries.

Population Health Stats

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Nurses Health Week

Nurses are highly educated professionals who make critical assessments and autonomous decisions. They educate and fearlessly advocate for patients and communities. They are prepared to be nursing leaders, administer health systems and education future generations of nurses and practitioners. They devote their careers to promoting the health and wellbeing of our society at home and across the globe. Nurses are the most trusted profession, they make a difference and save lives. The nobility of their professionalism and compassion has been and continues to be on full display to the world during the COVID-19 pandemic. We salute those who have chosen nursing as their calling and encourage nursing students to continue their pursuit in this noble profession. National Nurses’ Week 2022 — May 6–12.

College of Nursing

Monthly Focus

Each month UH Population Health will feature a “population” highlighted as part of national health observances.

  • August

    National Minority Donor Awareness Month

    National Minority Donor Awareness Month is a collaborative effort by national organizations to save and improve the quality of life of diverse communities by creating a positive culture for organ, eye, and tissue donation.


Donor Waitlist

Right now, nearly 110,000 people are waiting for a lifesaving transplant in the US, with 60% of those representing racial and ethnic minorities.

    • 29%


    • 20%


    • 9%

      Asian/Pacific Islander

Heart Pulse

2021 Organ Transplant Donors & Recipients

  • Black/African American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Asian
  • Other
  • White

20,403 Donors

41,356 Recipients

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As of 2021, 169 million people in the U.S. have registered as donors.

  • 41,000+

    More than 41,000 organ transplants from over 20,000 donors brought new life to patients and their families in 2021.

  • 8

    Every donor can save 8 lives and enhance over 75 more.

  • 16%

    A new data monitoring report shows a 16 percent overall increase in transplant rates from March 2021 to March 2022.

Monthly Focus Sources:
Organ Procurement & Transplantation Network (OPTN) organdonor.gov