Many people in the HIV community work year-round to respond to health disparities beyond HIV. National Minority Health Month (NMHM) is observed annually in April. The HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) is the Federal planning lead and collaborates with partners across the country. The theme for 2017, Bridging Health Equity Across Communities, emphasizes the collaborative, community-level work being done across the nation to help achieve health equity.
Digital Tools and Events
For the 2017 observance of NMHM, these digital communication resources are available on the NMHM web page:
- NMHM graphics for your website and social media channels throughout the month
- Sample tweets and Facebook posts
You can also join these NMHM events on social media:
- NIH’s National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities Twitter Chat will happen April 25 at 2:00 p.m. (ET)
- Add your voice and social media reach to the NMHM Thunderclap. It will go live on April 28th at 1:00 p.m. (ET). Here’s its message:
“Working together we can end #healthdisparities in every community! #NMHM17 https://thndr.me/gVy0Ns
- Join the conversation on social media with the hashtag #NMHM17
- Follow OMH on Twitter and Facebook for updates on NMHM plans
- If you need ideas about reaching diverse populations on social media channels, a free appointment with HIV.gov’s Virtual Office Hours social media technical assistance can put you in the know.
By taking these actions and using these digital tools, you can help raise awareness of how HIV continues to disproportionately impact racial and ethnic minority populations and be a voice for eliminating health disparities.