Every April, the Office of Minority Health marks National Minority Health Month to raise awareness of health issues affecting minority communities. This year's theme, '30 Years of Advancing Health Equity,' focuses on the equalization of access to health care since the release of the Heckler Report, a landmark 1985 study that helped identify health disparities. In honor of Minority Health Month, I wanted to take a deeper look at how one policy - Medicare Part D - helps contribute to his progress by making health care more affordable.
David Mitchell, the author of Cloud Atlas, began by tweeting, "We get off the Number 10 bus at a pub called 'The Fox and Hounds'. 'If anyone asks,' Mum tells me, 'say we came by taxi.'" A few days later, he had shared an entire short story through Twitter, each excerpt in 140 characters or less. In fact, a simple search on Twitter of #SixWordStory results in thousands of tweets, all telling short, simple tales. There is no shortage of storytelling online.