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National Minority Health Month

Social: #ActiveandHealthy, #NMHM19

Twitter: @MinorityHealth

Facebook: @minorityhealth


Active & Healthy is the theme for National Minority Health Month 2019, and the Office of Minority Health will join our partners throughout the country as we promote physical activity to help people live healthier lives.

An active and healthy lifestyle can help reduce the risk of high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and other chronic diseases. According to the 2nd edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans released last year, adults need at least 150-300 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity each week with muscle-strengthening activities two or more days a week.

We invite you to get active this month by sharing information about resources and events and – this is most important – picking a team of your friends, family or colleagues and joining our Active & Healthy Challenge. You can learn more about creating a team below.

Step into NMHM19:

Sign up for the Active & Healthy Challenge

Encourage others to join the Active & Healthy Challenge

Join the conversation on Twitter on April 17 using #ActiveandHealthyChat

Spread the word by sharing National Minority Health Month graphics on your website and social media channels throughout April

Stay on top of the latest National Minority Health Month events by signing up for OMH email updates or following us on TwitterFacebook and Instagram

Office of Minority Health 
Tower Oaks Building 
1101 Wootton Parkway 
Suite 600 
Rockville, MD 20852 
(800) 444-6472 
Materials available 
Contact: Information Specialist

Source: 2019 National Health Observances, National Health Information Center, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.

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