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.

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