Minority and Public Health Observations

The following was posted on the BHIC Blog.

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
http://www.blackaidsday.org/
February 7, 2011
“It takes a Village to Fight HIV/AIDS”
National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, February 7th of every year, is a national HIV testing and treatment community mobilization initiative targeted at Blacks in the United States and the Diaspora. There are four specific focal points: education, testing, involvement, and treatment.

 

Feb. 4th is National Wear Red Day. Show support for women’s heart disease awareness http://ow.ly/3Nxmp

 

National Public Health Week
April 4-10, 2011
http://www.nphw.org/
Safety is No Accident: Live Injury-Free
During National Public Health Week 2011, the American Public Health Association (APHA) needs your help to educate Americans that “Safety is No Accident”. Together, we can help Americans live injury-free in all areas of life: at work, at home, at play, in your community and anywhere people are on the move. We all need to do our part to prevent injuries and violence in our communities. Join us as we work together to create a safer and healthier nation.

 

National Minority Health Month – April 2011
Bring It or Buy It – Make Lunch Healthy, Green and Good! In Schools, even Food Can Teach Us a Lesson
Minority Health and School Food: What’s the Link?
The “adult conditions” that we now see in children such as diabetes, extreme weight gain, high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels are traced back to food consumption and lack of physical activity. Minorities participate in great numbers in the school lunch program; therefore, school food is a critical social determinant of the health of minority children.
http://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/templates/browse.aspx?lvl=2&lvlid=182 [Region VII Office of Minority Health Weekly Update]

 

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