The Friday Five – National Minority Health Month
During the month of April the HHS Office of Minority Health leads the observance of National Minority Health Month. According to the OMH, it is a time to raise awareness on issues impacting health disparities and health equity in America. The conditions in the places where people are born, grow, live, work, play, learn, and age have significant impact on the health outcomes of individuals, families, and their communities. Throughout April, the OMH will highlight what some organizations and communities are doing to address the indirect conditions that affect health, also known as social determinants of health. By addressing the social determinants of health, the foundation of better health can be strengthened.
Active and Healthy
Active & Healthy is the theme for National Minority Health Month 2019, and the Office of Minority Health will join our partners throughout the country as we promote physical activity to help people live healthier lives. As part of its observance of National Minority Health Month (April), the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) launched the Active & Healthy Challenge to encourage individuals, especially racial and ethnic minorities, to work physical activity into their daily and weekly schedules. This Challenge is nationwide and open to everyone that wants to start a new healthy active lifestyle!
— Minority Health (@MinorityHealth) April 10, 2019
TwitterChat – Save the Date!
Join the conversation and participate in the #ActiveandHealthyChat on April 17, 2019 at 2 pm ET. This bilingual Twitter Chat will be hosted by the Office of Minority Health (@MinorityHealth), the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (@HHSPrevention) and the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (@NIMHD).
Next week! On April 17 at 2 pm ET, we’re talking about getting active and healthy! Join @MinorityHealth, @OMH_Espanol, @NIMHD, and @HHSPrevention on Twitter for tips, resources, and more during the #ActiveandHealthyChat. #NMHM19 pic.twitter.com/v3EaNQ0dnj
— Minority Health (@MinorityHealth) April 9, 2019
Women of Color Health Information Collection
The Women of Color Health Information collection, provided by the National Institutes of Health’s Office of Research on Women’s Health (@NIH_ORWH), presents data on race/ethnicity and disease. Through data, clues about how culture, race/ethnicity, socioeconomic background, and geographic location contribute to the health status of women of color can be identified. In order to explore sex differences, scientists need data about the similarities and differences between women and men in diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and other conditions.
— NIH Women’s Health (@NIH_ORWH) April 9, 2019
CDC’s Five Minutes or Less for Health Weekly Tips
Learn steps you can take in five minutes or less to be safe and healthy with weekly health tips from CDC! Be sure to click on the links to learn more information, including steps that may take longer but are worth the time. A new tip will be added each week.
April is National Minority Health Month – Let’s Get Moving
Dr. Janet Seabrook, CEO and Founder of Community HealthNet Health Centers, offers some background about National Minority Health Month and a few suggestions on how to celebrate and get active. Additionally, for more guidance be sure to check out the Move Your Way Campaign developed by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (@HHSPrevention). The goal is to help people live healthier lives through increased physical activity. Use the campaign’s free tools to plan your activity and to encourage others to be Active & Healthy.
— ODPHP (@HHSPrevention) April 8, 2019