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Black History Month - February

Visit healthfinder to see which preventive services you or a loved one may need this year.

Events

February 6
Fact or Fiction: Debunking HIV Myths in the Black Community Webinar

February 7
National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

February 14
African American Heart Health Twitter Chat – 2 – 3 pm ET

February 20
OMH Health Equity Checkup

February 22
Office of Minority Health African American Health Forum

 

During Black History Month, we celebrate the achievements of African Americans, and recognize the invaluable contributions and influence of African Americans in the United States. During this observance, OMH honors the rich culture of African Americans, and raises awareness of health disparities, particularly in heart health and childhood obesity. OMH also provides a platform for national, state and local health organizations to discuss challenges and opportunities for the African American community as it relates to decreasing health disparities and improving health outcomes.

Visit this web page during Black History Month for updates on downloadable materials and events.

Black History Month Resources and Materials

Black History Month Graphics

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Sharable Images for Social Media

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African American family smiling - Black History Month 2018
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African American Family smiling - Black History Month 2018 Twitter Promotional card

Childhood Obesity GIFS

1 in 5 children in the United States is overweight or obese. Obesity rates are even higher for african american children. Obesity can lead to high blood pressure and cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, asthma and sleep apnea. - Learn more Minorityhealth.hhs.gov Break up screen time, with physical activity. Shift the balance. Encourage 60+ minutes of active play a day for children. Aim for 150+ minutes of activity for adults. Minorityhealth.hhs.gov

NOTE: These images may be downloaded and used only for purposes of promoting Black History Month activities, and may not be used for commercial purposes, including selling of products and services and advertisements in newspapers and other publications. 

Black History Month Social Media

Use these social media posts to create awareness about Black History Month and provide helpful heart health and obesity resources to your social media audiences.

Hashtag: #BlackHistoryMonth

Twitter

DYK that 1 in 5 children have obesity? African American children are among those impacted the most.
Together we can shift the balance http://bit.ly/2jqSK11 #BlackHistoryMonth

African American adults have the highest rates of obesity which leads to heart related illness.
#BlackHistoryMonth http://bit.ly/2jqSK11

Facebook

Did you know that 1 in 5 children have obesity? African American children are among those impacted the most.
Together we can shift the balance to help reduce obesity-related illnesses. http://bit.ly/2jqSK11

African Americans have the highest rates of obesity which leads to heart related illness. Encouraging more physical activity and less screen time can help reduce obesity. http://bit.ly/2jqSK11

Health Disparities

Despite our nation’s advances in science, public health and health care, the health status of African Americans continues to lag behind the general population.

See statistics on health disparities:

Projects and Partnerships

Below are OMH grants, projects and partnerships that are helping to reduce disparities and promote better health for African American:

Resources and Publications

Last Modified: 6/4/2018 9:44:00 AM