National Minority Health Month

Catch us on the #FlipSideOfHealth

April is National Minority Health Month! To celebrate this meaningful month the AHA/ASA will focus on increasing individual healthy living behaviors and systems change to advance health equity.

Typically, society thinks about making health changes as a one-on-one strategy; the AHA recognizes that in order to make a significant health impact and change social norms, we must change the conversation with an approach to reach masses of people and change systems. The #FlipSideofHealth campaign will allow us to have a dialogue on “both sides of the coin,” increasing healthy living behaviors individually and systemically.

Each Monday in April, there will be a weekly roll-out of resources to share locally to include articles, videos, social posts and other digital activations.

Weekly Themes

Week 1: Livin’ La Vida Healthy
Click on the link to download week one’s resources. Resources include Artist Dee-1’s article/video on increasing healthy behaviors, social media posts and more!

Week 2: Operation Education

Week 3: One Good Apple Empowers the Bunch

Week 4: A Systems Change of Heart

Digital and Social Activations

AHA/EmPOWERED To Serve Twitter Chat
Wednesday, April 13 @ 1pm -2pm Central Time

  • Topic: Individual and systematic systems change by identifying relevant, newsworthy gaps in health, and social justice (e.g. education) and highlighting how the “isolated incident” is part of a larger systemic issue.
  • Host handle: @American_Heart, Others: @Power2EndStroke, @AHA_Vida, Follow using hashtag: #FlipSideChat
  • Confirmed participants: Artist/Rapper Dee-1 @dee1music, AHA Volunteer – Dr. Rani Whitfield@ThaHipHopDoc, Nurse Alice @AskNurseAlice, Native Health News Alliance @NewsNHNA and Office of Minority Health @MinorityHealth!

Office of Minority Health Twitter Chat
Thursday, April 14 @ 1pm – 2pm Central Time

  • AHA is partnering with OMH to support their NMHM chat about accelerating health equity.
  • Topic: Health Equity
  • Participating handles: @Power2EndStroke, @AHA_Vida, Follow using hashtag: #NMHM16ChatU

#POWERwomen Webinar
Tuesday, April 26 @ 2pm – 3pm Central Time

  • “Don’t Let Your Hair Dictate Your Health”
  • Participants: Michelle Breyer Co-Founder of Texture Media LLC, Nurse Alice “American’s Favorite Nurse” and more!
    For more information about NMHM please contact Mara Silverio or Lauren Gray.

For more information about NMHM please contact Mara Silverio or Lauren Gray.

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