The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) recognized the need to address the persistent mental health care disparities that continue to impact millions in this country.

During the pandemic the nation saw significant advances made in mental health with respect to access and quality of care.

However, there are is still a major gap when it comes to who has access to not just mental health care, but health care in general.

Now the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) is working to solve this issue.

Tonja Johnson MD a Board Certified Psychiatrist joins Gayle Guyardo the host of the nationally syndicated health and wellness show Bloom and said “minority health care month should be a priority 12 months a year.”

Bloom airs in 40 markets across the country, with a reach of approximately 36 million households, and in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and Madison, WI.

You can watch Bloom in the Tampa Bay Market weekdays at Noon on WTTA: Spectrum 1006; Frontier 514; DirecTV 38; Dish 38; Comcast 43, and look for Bloom early mornings on WFLA News Channel 8.