Black History Month 2018

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2016 and 2017 were tough years for health justice and equity. In 2018, we are recharged and committed to shining a spotlight on issues that affect communities of color across the nation. We pledge to not only host discussions, but also to work with you to create sustainable solutions that will directly impact and project our communities ahead, helping to close the disparity gap. This year we are unpacking the SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH, external factors that can impact your outcomes in key issues you are used to discussing with us—heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure and stress and celebrating COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS across the United States.

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Help us highlight History in the Making

Innovative solutions and transformational work are happening in multicultural neighborhoods all across the USA. Share pictures and stories of your favorite event, program and any other positive outcome that is changing the landscape of the health outcomes in your community for a feature on our social media and here! Share your submissions with us at

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Celebrate Black History Month

This Black History Month, we are saluting “History in the Making” by recognizing everyday thought-leaders, entrepreneurs and dedicated volunteers working to make a positive impact in the health equity space. Share these Facebook posts to help spread awareness.

Hispanic Heritage Month 2017

National Hispanic Heritage Month 2017

This month we encourage you to celebrate your heritage and tome el control… de su salud. From September 15 through October 15, National Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM) is observed across America, in celebration of the independence of several Latin American countries and the contributions that have infused America.

We are very proud of our rich Latino culture and heritage! While the Hispanic identity is diverse, the shared experiences of hard work, love of family, food and perseverance bond us together. Yet, cultural factors, environmental influences, education and economic status significantly impact our personal health and the health of our communities.

EmPOWERED To Serve / Vida Saludable has resources and tools to use so you can take action to improve cardiovascular health for yourself, your familia, your amigos and your community. Browse through the resources above to find videos, shareable social media content, an interactive quiz, printable resources and more. As you make changes in your life, tome el control… de su salud. Your story of individual change can encourage others in the community to take action. All of us together can be a force for healthy change.

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Twitter Chat

#Natives4Heart Twitter Chat. Let’s talk about #NativeAmerican heart and brain health. Join us November 18 at 2pm CST. Learn More

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Get F.A.S.T. Stroke Resources

The letters F.A.S.T. can help you remember what the sudden signs of stroke are. When you spot these signs, you’ll know you need to call 9-1-1 right away to get help.

We need your help reaching out to communities across America to share the fact that since anyone can have a stroke, everyone should be ready to be a Stroke Hero!

View the F.A.S.T. resources below.

Please help spread the word within our communities.

Download the Spot a Stroke F.A.S.T. Infographic.


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Take the Stroke Hero Quiz.

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Visit the American Stroke Association to learn more about how to spot a stroke F.A.S.T.

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