Friday, April 28, 2017

Funding Opportunity

Dept of Health & Human Services Administration for Children and Families - ACYF/CB

Regional Partnership Grants to Increase the Well-Being of, and to Improve the Permanency Outcomes for, Children Affected by Substance Abuse in American Indian/Alaska Native Communities

Link: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=288214
Estimated Award Date: Sep 29, 2017
Estimated Project Start Date: Sep 29, 2017
Application Due Date: Jun 30, 2017  Electronically submitted applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. ET, on the listed application due date.

Description:
The purpose of this forecasted funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to provide competitive grant funds for projects of up to 5 years, authorized by the Child and Family Services Improvement and Innovation Act (Pub. L. 112-34). This Act includes a targeted grants program (section 437(f)) that directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services to reserve funds for regional partnership grants (RPGs) to improve the well-being of children affected by substance abuse. These targeted grants will be awarded to regional partnerships that provide, through interagency collaboration and integration of programs and services and activities that are designed to increase the well-being of, improve permanency outcomes for, and enhance the safety of children who are in out-of-home placements or are at risk of entering out-of-home placements as a result of a parent's or caretaker's substance abuse. Native communities face service delivery issues that are complicated by several barriers such as, lack of early intervention for American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities, distances to services, and lack of access to programs and services. The goal of the program, services, and activities supported by these funds is to improve the well-being of children and families affected by parental substance abuse in AI/AN communities. Per the legislative requirements, RPGs are required to select and report on performance indicators and evaluation measures to increase the knowledge that can be gained from the program. Partnerships will: Use specific, well-defined, and evidence-based programs and/or promising practices that are also trauma-informed and targeted to the identified population; Conduct an evaluation that is sufficiently rigorous to contribute to the evidence base on service delivery, outcomes and costs associated with the project's chosen interventions; Participate in the national cross-site evaluation, which includes an implementation and partnership study, an outcomes study, and an impact study. PLEASE SEE ALSO FORECAST FOR REGIONAL PARTNERSHIP GRANTS TO INCREASE THE WELL-BEING OF, AND TO IMPROVE THE PERMANENCY OUTCOMES FOR, CHILDREN AFFECTED BY SUBSTANCE ABUSE.
Eligible Applicants:
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Special district governments
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Small businesses
County governments
Private institutions of higher education
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
For profit organizations other than small businesses
Independent school districts
Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
State governments
City or township governments

Webinar: The Power of Prevention

Dialogue4HealthIn this special Dialogue4Health Web Forum, public health leaders and innovators Dr. Deborah Prothrow-Stith and Larry Cohen will discuss the role of prevention and equity in our current climate with a particular focus on preventing violence to advance health. Debora
h and Larry’s collective work to advance health and equity and to define violence as a public health issue is described in Larry’s new book, Prevention Diaries: The Practice and Pursuit of Health for All. Through colorful stories, Larry illustrates the impact that systems, policies, industries, and environments have on health—often in unexpected ways. Our presenters’ informative and inspiring conversation will draw from Prevention Diaries and highlight lessons from their decades of research and work in community health improvement through prevention and social change.
Please join us for a conversation and Q&A session with these notable experts. Registration is free and open to anyone interested in participating in this event, which is made possible by funding from the Jacob and Valeria Langeloth Foundation. Closed captioning will be available.
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Presenters
Deborah Prothrow-Stith, MD, Dean, College of Medicine, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine & Science
Larry Cohen, MSW, Executive Director, Prevention Institute

Working to Raise Awareness and Reduce Health Disparities

April is National Minority Health Month and this year’s theme is “Bridging Health Equity Across Communities.”
Minority Health Month group photo imageFDA’s Office of Minority Health (OMH) is committed to the HHS mission of advancing health equity, and our office works year-round to advance FDA’s message of ensuring the safety and efficacy of our nation’s food supply and medical products to all communities, but with a focus on minority groups. 
The first HHS Office of Minority Health was established nearly three decades ago and FDA’s own office came into being in 2010. In the intervening years, we have made significant progress. But we are reminded daily that there is still more to be accomplished in the fight to reduce and eliminate health disparities. Today, minority communities and those at the lower socioeconomic rungs still remain disproportionately burdened by chronic disease and are much more likely to succumb to certain illnesses. Continue reading 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Race, Ethnicity, and Language Preference in the Health Insurance Marketplaces 2017 Open Enrollment Period

CMS: NEW Data on Race, Ethnicity, and Language Preference in the Health Insurance Marketplaces 2017 Open Enrollment Period

In recognition of National Minority Health Month, the CMS Office of Minority Health has released a data highlight that – for the first time ever – examines Marketplace enrollment activity by racial and ethnic subgroup, as well as spoken and written language preference.  Race, Ethnicity, and Language Preference in the Health Insurance Marketplaces 2017 Open Enrollment Period provides information at the national level and state level for Marketplace consumers ages 18-64 in the 39 states utilizing the HealthCare.gov eligibility and enrollment platform during the 2017 Open Enrollment Period (OEP).
Some of the findings include:
·         Of all 2017 OEP Marketplace consumers ages 18-64 who attested to a specific race, 10% were Asian. Among Asians, the most common subgroups selected were Vietnamese (26%) and Asian Indian (24%).
·         Overall, 10% of consumers ages 18-64 attested to a Hispanic ethnicity. Of those adult consumers who indicated that they were Hispanic, almost half (44%) were Mexican.
·         The far majority of consumers ages 18-64 who selected a preferred spoken language selected English (90%), followed by Spanish (8%).
·         Among consumers with known spoken language preferences, the majority who preferred Spanish (56%) lived in Florida, while more than a third of those who preferred Vietnamese (35%) lived in Texas.

CALL FOR PAPERS for an Interdisciplinary Publication about Women's Health in Utah

The University of Utah’s Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, in collaboration with The Utah Department of Health and the Utah Women’s Health Coalition, is preparing an interdisciplinary publication devoted to Women's Health in Utah.

This will be an opportunity to highlight how far we have come in the last decade (when the women’s health update was last published), to shed light on gender differences and the areas where gender disparities continue to exist, and to bring to light new health concerns that need to be addressed.
(See 2007 version at: http://healthsciences.utah.edu/coe-womens-health/docs/coe-supplement-vol12.pdf

We invite original research papers, policy analysis, and data snapshots that address Women's Health Issues in Utah through a sex and gender lens

Contributors are encouraged to consider the intersection of physical and reproductive health, social health, emotional health, occupational and financial health, environmental health, intellectual health and spiritual health (our 7 Domains of Health).

Sections:
1.) Overall State Health  2.) Healthcare Coverage & Access 3.) Occupational & Economic Health 4.) Environmental Health 5.) Sexual & Reproductive Health 6.) Maternal & Perinatal Health 7.) Infant & Child Health 8.) Adolescent Health 9.) Screening & Disease 10.)Substance Use & Abuse 11.)Health Disparities in Special Populations

Steps for Submission:
Go to Registration http://epubs.utah.edu/index.php/womenshealth/about/submissions#onlineSubmissions
Register self as new user- Register
Author-Start a New Submission
Select the section you feel is most relevant to your topic (this can be changed later)
Complete Submission Checklist
Complete copyright agreement
Upload word document with images and tables embedded
Complete authorship information and metadata
Abstracts are not required for the data snapshot submissions
Follow author instruction regarding the abstract style for original research
References can be submitted as part of the main file
Supplemental information can be uploaded separately in step 4. * you may want to use this option if file size is greater than 10megabytes
Finish Submission

This is a great opportunity for students, faculty, clinicians, researchers, public health professionals, and women’s health advocates to contribute to the conversation on Women’s Health in our state. Please join us in our effort to update knowledge surrounding Women’s health issues in our community and to create a tool that can be used to improve health in Utah for years to come.
Deadline for submission is June 1 and will assign reviewers at that time. We are anticipating publication in the Fall 2017.

Jessica Nichols Sanders, PhD, MSPH  |  Editor
Family Planning Research Director
General Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology
The University of Utah  |  School of Medicine
Jessica.Sanders@hsc.utah.edu

American Indian and Alaska Native Behavioral Health Webinar Series: The National Tribal Behavioral Health Agenda

Join us for a special webinar hosted by the American Indian and 
Alaska Native NPA Caucus!

AI AN April 2017 Webinar BannerThe National Tribal Behavioral Health Agenda (TBHA) marks the first tribally informed blueprint for improving behavioral health outcomes in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities. The TBHA was developed collaboratively by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Indian Health Service, and National Indian Health Board (NIHB) in close consultation with tribal leaders.

During this webinar, NIHB staff will provide an in-depth analysis of the TBHA, including its five foundational elements, and will provide an overview of the various strategies and recommendations it puts forth for addressing behavioral health concerns.

TOPIC: Coordination and Collaboration for Native Communities: The National Tribal Behavioral Health Agenda

DATE: April 26, 2017

TIME: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time

Moderator: Tamara Fulwyler, Member, American Indian and Alaska Native NPA Caucus

Presenter:
Shervin Aazami, Public Health Project Coordinator, National Indian Health Board

Register Here*:  http://tinyurl.com/AIANwebinar 

View the abstract and bios here: http://tinyurl.com/AIANabstracts

The American Indian and Alaska Native National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities (NPA) Caucus provides a forum for members to increase dialogue across the country and to coordinate and enhance tribal, state and local efforts to address health disparities and the social determinants of health for AI/ANs.

Visit the AI/AN NPA Caucus website for more information: http://aian.npa-rhec.org/.

*If the registration link does not work, please copy the entire link and paste it into your web browser. For webinar-specific questions, contact the moderator CShell@explorepsa.com.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Webinar Series: Applying A Cultural Competency Lens to Human Trafficking


Revised Human Trafficking Webinar banner
Are you interested in learning more about cultural competency and utilizing cultural competency resources?


The Southeastern Health Equity Council (SHEC) released its Cultural Competency Resource Guide in fall 2015. This guide is comprised of resources, trainers, institutions, and publications about cultural and linguistic competency that can be shared with the 10 Regional Health Equity Councils (RHECs), stakeholders, and partners to help address cultural barriers with healthcare systems. Additionally, this guide includes important terms for members of the SHEC to become familiar with as the Council develops a common language around cultural competency. To view the resource guide, visit http://region4.npa-rhec.org/in-the-spotlight/resourceguidewhitepaper.

To follow up with the release of the Cultural Competency Resource Guide, the SHEC will host four webinars in various regions of the country.  The webinars will include speakers from organizations that focus on cultural competency.  Upon completion of this webinar, the participant will be able to accomplish the following from the specific organizational perspective:

Identify human trafficking victimization;

  • Describe the intersectionality of social determinants and human trafficking;
  • Explain the importance of trauma-informed care through a cultural competency lens;
  • Discuss best practices for multidisciplinary and collaborative partnerships; and
  • Identify cultural competency assessment and evaluation tools

During this webinar, Sunny Slaughter will share her trademark presentation, "Marginalized. Masked. Missed.™", a discussion on addressing human trafficking victimization through a cultural competency lens.

DATE: April 27, 2017

TIME: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time

Moderators: Lynette M. Gibson, Associate Professor and Director of Research in Nursing, University of South Carolina Upstate Mary Black School of Nursing
Presenter: Sunnetta “Sunny” Slaughter, CEO and Principal Consultant, Sunny Slaughter Consulting, and Co-Chair of Violence as a Public Health Issue Committee, SHEC (Region IV)

Sunny Slaughter, LLC provides training, subject matter expertise and consulting on business and crime and safety. Ms. Slaughter offers over 30 years of executive leadership as a policy strategist, facilitator, law enforcement instructor, expert, and TEDx speaker. For the past decade, she has focused on the complexity of human trafficking schemes and the intersectionality of social determinants and the importance of responsive and responsible delivery of care through a cultural competency lens.

Register Here: http://tinyurl.com/SHECHumanTraf 

The Southeastern Health Equity Council (SHEC) is one of 10 regional health equity councils formed in 2011 as a part of the National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities (NPA). The NPA is a national movement with the mission to improve the effectiveness of programs that target the elimination of health disparities through coordination of leaders, partners and stakeholders that are committed to action. SHEC is a coalition of leaders and health disparities experts representing several sectors and the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. SHEC envisions a region free of disparities in health and healthcare, where all people attain the highest level of health. Visit SHEC’s website for more information: http://region4.npa-rhec.org/

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Thousands Hit by Phone Scam

Scam targets thousands across the country. U.S. map outlining where fraud calls were made. SOURCE: Call location data provided by the HHS Office of the Inspector General via Verizon Communications.Dept. of Health & Human Services The OIG hotline phone number for reporting fraud —1-800-HHS-TIPS (1-800-447-8477) was recently spoofed. Thousands of calls using the spoofed number were made to people across the nation. Read more.

Just as a reminder: The federal government never calls you unsolicited. 

Monday, April 17, 2017

Mountain States RHEC’s Native American Cultural Competency Webinar Series: Cultural Sensitivity When Collecting Sensitive Data

RHEC VIII CultComp 420 Webinar BannerAre you interested in learning more about tribal communities and how to work with their tribal governments?

The Mountain States Regional Health Equity Council (RHEC) aims to end health disparities in Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming. One of its main priority areas is to provide education and awareness of cultural and linguistic competency within the region. This year, the RHEC is hosting a webinar training series on the history of tribes and treaties, utilization of the National Standards of Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) and cultural sensitivity when working with tribal communities, and the impact of cultural needs assessments. Upon completion of this webinar, the participants will be able to accomplish the following from the specific tribal perspective:

1. List three benefits of providing culturally and linguistic appropriate services
2. Identify and understand the holistic healing approach, cultural norms, customs, and protocols of the Great Plains tribes
3. Discuss effective strategies when working with the Native American population that can be shared with co-workers
4. Enhance the relationship between healthcare provider and patient by building a culturally competent workforce

DATEApril 20, 2017
TIME11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Mountain Time

Moderators:
 Jason Baldes, Director of Wind River Native Advocacy Center

Presenters:

Jennifer Kenyon, Senior Research Associate, CSRA’s Health Determinants and Disparities Practice; and Dee Le Beau-Hein, MS, Behavioral Health & Recovery Administrator, Great Plains Tribal Chairman's Health Board CSRA’s Health Determinants & Disparities Practice

CSRA’s Health Determinants & Disparities Practice (HDDP) has more than 50 years of combined experience in studying, writing about, advocating for, and promoting culturally and linguistically appropriate services (CLAS), cultural and linguistic competence, and developing strategies to reduce health disparities and promote health equity. HDDP is committed to bringing CLAS and equity solutions to systems impacting health. HDDP provides training, technical assistance, and learning tools on CLAS for an array of health professionals.

Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board
The Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board was established to provide the tribal nations in the Great Plains region with a formal representative board as a means of communicating and participating with the Great Plains Area Indian Health Service and other Health and Human Services entities and organizations on health matters. Its mission is to provide quality public health support and health care advocacy to the tribal nations of the Great Plains by utilizing effective and culturally credible approaches.

Spread the Word About National Women’s Health Week: May 14–20, 2017

National Women’s Health Week is led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office on Women's Health (OWH). The 18th annual observance kicks off on Mother’s Day, May 14, and is celebrated through May 20, 2017. National Women’s Health Week encourages women to make their health a priority and reminds them to take steps for better health at every age. HHS OWH encourages women to:


We hope you’ll join the celebration and help us spread the word using the ideas below. We’ve included some sample social media messages for you to share, but please feel free to create your own. Remember to use #NWHW in any messages you share about the week!

CMS NEWS


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 14, 2017

Contact: CMS Media Relations
(202) 690-6145 CMS Media Inquiries

CMS proposes 2018 payment and policy updates for Medicare hospital admissions, and releases a Request for Information
Proposed rule seeks transparency, flexibility, program simplification and innovation to transform the Medicare program

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that would update 2018 Medicare payment and polices when patients are admitted into hospitals. The proposed rule aims to relieve regulatory burdens for providers; supports the patient-doctor relationship in health care; and promotes transparency, flexibility, and innovation in the delivery of care.

“Through this proposed rule we want to reduce burdens for hospitals so they can focus on providing high quality care for patients,” said CMS Administrator Seema Verma. “Medicare is better able to support the work of dedicated hospitals and clinicians who provide the care that people need with these more flexible and simplified approaches.”

CMS is committed to transforming the health care delivery system – and the Medicare program – by putting a strong focus on patient-centered care, so providers can direct their time and resources to patients and improve outcomes. In addition to the payment and policy proposals, CMS is releasing a Request for Information to solicit ideas for regulatory, policy, practice and procedural changes to better achieve transparency, flexibility, program simplification and innovation. This will inform the discussion on future regulatory action related to inpatient and long-term hospitals.

In relieving providers of administrative burdens and encouraging patient choice, CMS is proposing a one year regulatory moratorium on the payment policy threshold for patient admissions in long-term care hospitals while CMS continues to evaluate long-term care hospital policies. CMS is also proposing to reduce clinical quality measure reporting requirements for hospitals that have implemented electronic health records.

Due to the combination of proposed payment rate increases and other proposed policies and payment adjustments, CMS projects that hospitals would see a total increase in inpatient operating prospective payments of 2.9 percent in fiscal year 2018. CMS also projects that, based on the changes included in the proposed rule, payments to long-term care hospitals would decrease by approximately 3.75 percent in fiscal year 2018.

For a fact sheet on the proposed rule, please visit: https://www.cms.gov/Newsroom/MediaReleaseDatabase/Fact-sheets/2017-Fact-Sheet-items/2017-04-14.html

The proposed rule (CMS-1677-P) and the Request for Information can be downloaded from the Federal Register at: https://www.federalregister.gov/public-inspection.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

OHD opens new Internship Position

INTERNSHIP POSITION

Agency:
Utah Department of Health, Office of Health Disparities

Duration:

Starts: May 15, 2017, Ends: August 2018

Hours:

15 h/week (including some evenings and weekends) 

Compensation:

$12.00 per hour   

Openings:

1 (one) 

Responsibilities

  • Main Responsibility: Assist in the implementation and of a community health program aimed to improve access to primary care and oral health services among underserved communities.
  • Additional Responsibilities: Assist with other projects and activities as assigned by the Office of Health Disparities Management.  
Duties
  • Provide preventive screenings to community members after receiving training
  • Preparation, set up and take down of outreach events as well as transporting supplies and equipment 
  • Collect data at outreach events 
  • Oversee outreach team and operations 
  • Uploading, entering, reviewing data collected at outreach events
  • Managing inventory
  • Other tasks as needed. 
Requirements
  • Pursuing a bachelor's or master degree in a field related to health care, public health, or health promotion
  • Must be fluent (verbal and written) in English and Spanish 
  • Available to work flexible schedules, including evenings and weekends (Saturdays)
  • Capable of attending outreach events in Salt Lake County
  • Capable of transporting supplies and equipment 
  • Must have own vehicle and current Utah driver's license
  • Must be able to work in this position at least until August 2018 or longer
Location                     
  • Utah Department of Health, Cannon Building (1460 W, North Temple), Salt Lake City. Some travel required, mostly within Salt Lake County. 
Application
  • Qualified applicants must email resume (no more than 2 pages) and additional information (no more than one page, see below) to Dulce Díez @ ddiez@utah.gov Subject: BCC Internship Position
  • Additional information: Briefly explain (in no more than one additional page) your experience with, and knowledge of, Utah’s diverse communities. Provide specific examples as well as references and contact information for those references.  
Deadline
  • Requested materials (resume and additional information) must be received by April 28, 2017 at 5:00 PM.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Is your research a fit for our latest funding opportunity?

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

How can better transportation policies affect school attendance? Will engaging communities through public deliberation and community decision-making improve how systems work together and work for the community? Can the targeted delivery of social services improve health outcomes for families and children confronting poverty?

Too often, delivery and financing systems for medical, social, and public health services operate largely in isolation—even when they have common goals and serve many of the same audiences.
If you or your colleagues are passionate about improving how different systems can better work together to build a Culture of Health, we invite you to apply for Systems for Action, a signature research program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Reminder: Join the OMH #Bridge2Health Twitter Town Hall Tomorrow

Join Us Tomorrow for OMH Town Hall

HHS Office of Minority Health 
National Minority Health Month

WHAT: HHS Office of Minority Health #Bridge2Health Twitter Town Hall
WHO: Featured speakers: Health Equity Partners
WHEN: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM (EDT)
WHERE: Join us live on Twitter via @MinorityHealth

Background:  The theme for National Minority Health Month is Bridging Health Equity Across Communities, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health invites you to join us for our National Minority Health Month #NMHM17 virtual event. The #Bridge2Health Twitter Town Hall will take place at 1:00 PM EDT on April 12, 2017, and the live broadcast will be viewable through the OMH Twitter handle, @MinorityHealth.
During the #Bridge2Health Town Hall, we will feature stories from around the country of community-based efforts to help address social determinants of health and achieve health equity.
The event will be moderated by Dr. Yanira Cruz, President and CEO, of the National Hispanic Council on Aging. Jewel Mullen, MD, MPH, MPA, HHS Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health and Carol Jimenez, JD, Acting Director, HHS Office of Minority Health, will deliver welcoming remarks.
Featured speakers include:
  • Cheryl Boyce, Executive Director (retired), Ohio Commission on Minority Health
  • Lauren Vague, Business Development Manager, UpLift Solutions, Inc.
  • Dr. Sela Panapasa, Principal Investigator, Pacific Islander Health Study, University of Michigan
  • Jeffrey Caballero, MPH, Executive Director, Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations
  • Brandon Frechette, Coordinator, HHS OMH Youth Empowerment Program Grantee, Menominee Youth Empowerment Program
  • Dr. Paula Papanek, Principal Investigator, HHS OMH Youth Empowerment Program Grantee, Marquette University
We hope that you’ll join us online for the #Bridge2Health Twitter Town Hall, and utilize OMH resources to promote #NMHM17 throughout April. Social media messages, graphics and other resources can be found at the OMH website.

South Salt Lake Tiny Tots Fair & Easter Egg Hunt


Monday, April 10, 2017

Join OMH’s activities during National Minority Health Month!

April is National Minority Health Month, and the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) invites you to participate in #NMHM17 events as we continue to work toward health equity.  The theme for National Minority Health Month is Bridging Health Equity Across Communities, which emphasizes the collaborative, community-level work being done throughout the nation to help achieve health equity. Below is information about OMH #NMHM17 activities and links to materials that we ask you to use to promote the observance throughout month and share with your networks.

Join Our #NMHM17 Activities
Our main event will be a #Bridge2Health Twitter Town Hall at 1:00 PM EDT on April 12. OMH will also be hosting a Thunderclap on April 28 and co-sponsoring a couple of Twitter chats on with our partners.
The #Bridge2Health Twitter Town Hall presented by @MinorityHealth will highlight stories from around the country of community-based efforts to address health disparities. Please use the image below to help promote the event.

Town Hall Sample promotional message:
  • We’ll join the #Bridge2Health Twitter Town Hall on 4/12 at 1PM ET to hear about local efforts to address health disparities. #NMHM17
The Health Equity Thunderclap will be on April 28.
Thunderclap Sample promotional message:
  • Spread a health equity message on 4/28 by joining @MinorityHealth Thunderclap! Sign up: http://bit.ly/2p1NIIk #NMHM17 
Sample #NMHM17 Social Media Messages and Graphics
  • Please share, use or adapt the following #NMHM17 social media images and messages (available in English and Spanish) or post your own messages. Visit the OMH website for additional social media messages or to download a wide range of #NMHM17 graphics.

 Twitter
·        Ending health disparities includes addressing the social and economic condition of our communities. https://go.usa.gov/xX56D #NMHM17 
·        By addressing #SDOH, we strengthen the foundation for better health.  https://go.usa.gov/xX56D#NMHM17
·        During National Minority Health Month we salute everyone working to end health disparities in their community! https://go.usa.gov/xX56D] #NMHM17

Spanish
·        Mejoremos las condiciones sociales y económicas de nuestras comunidades para ponerle fin a las disparidades en la salud. https://go.usa.gov/xXNf5 #NMHM17
·        Al abordar los #DeterminantesSocialesDeLaSalud fortalecemos la base sobre la cual se construye una mejor salud. https://go.usa.gov/xXNf5 #NMHM17
·        Durante el Mes de la #SaluddelasMinorías aplaudimos la labor de los que trabajan para poner fin a las disparidades de salud. https://go.usa.gov/xXNf5 #NMHM17

Facebook 
·        April is National Minority Health Month! Join us as we highlight the work being done in communities across the country.  And be sure to lend your voice to this month’s activities. Visit the HHS Office of Minority Health website to download materials, find events and share your story. It’s all about community! #NMHM17https://go.usa.gov/xX56D

Spanish
·        ¡Abril es el Mes Nacional de la Salud de las Minorías! Únete a nosotros para resaltar el trabajo que se hace en las comunidades de todo el país para lograr la equidad en la salud.   Y asegúrate de correr la voz sobre las actividades de este mes. Visita el sitio web de la Oficina de Salud de las Minorías de HHS para descargar materiales, encontrar eventos y compartir tu historia. ¡El enfoque es en la comunidad! #NMHM17 https://go.usa.gov/xXNf5

For additional images and resources, please visit: https://www.minorityhealth.hhs.gov/NMHM17.