National Hispanic Heritage Month 2016

Many would agree that Hispanics are very proud when it comes to their rich culture and heritage!

From September 15 through October 15, National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed across America, in celebration of the independence of several Latin American countries and the contributions that have infused America. The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association is passionate about celebrating and preserving culture and heritage by building lives free of heart disease and stroke – two leading causes of death among Hispanic-Americans.

Factors such as family health history, ethnic background and race play a significant role in the health outcomes of a community. Examine the diversity of Hispanic identity. Think about the variety of distinct dishes and countries that make up this group. One size does not fit all and this is not the exception when it comes to heart and brain health matters but there’s one common denominator to reducing heart disease, stroke and its risk factors – awareness.



Twibbon
Express the pride you have of your family’s country of origin or simply show your support of all Hispanics/Latinos by adding a Twibbon to your profile picture. Learn More



Interactive Quiz
Do you know that compared to other groups, Hispanics/Latinos face even higher risks of cardiovascular diseases because of high blood pressure, obesity, and diabetes? Take this short, interactive quiz to test your knowledge. Don’t forget to share your results! Learn More


Infographic
There is power in numbers. Understanding the numbers will help you better understand the health challenges Hispanics/Latinos face. Check out this infographic and feel free to share it with family, friends, and your community. Learn More



Videos
Improve the health of your family, especially your kids’, in a fun and simple way through the Life is Why Family Health Challenge™. Watch these short videos as a family, to discover quick and easy ways to make healthier choices. Learn More



Vida Saludable
Healthy Lifestyle is more than just a guide to a healthier life – it’s a celebration of family and culture! Find tips, strategies and facts to help Hispanic/Latino families get healthy and stay healthy. Learn More



Healthy Recipes
One way to improve your health and the health of your family is by making healthier meals at home. Check out some healthy and delicious recipes from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association to help you on your journey toward better health. Learn More


Family History Tree
In order to make the best decisions you can about your own health, it is important to understand the conditions and diseases that make up your health history. This Family History Tree is a great place to begin recording family health information.

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