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.
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
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.