Health and Wellness
2020 National Minority Health Month
Active & Healthy
Each April, the Office of Minority Health (OMH) partners with federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial groups by asking for a renewed commitment to raise awareness of the health disparities that affect racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups. For the second year in a row, OMH has teamed up with the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) Move Your Way campaign to emphasize the health advantages of an active lifestyle.
There are a number of resources you can use with your WIC participants to educate on and promote physical activity and help them add or increase the physical activity in their lives, including:
Healthy Tips for Active Play (in English and Spanish) that WIC agencies can download or order for free.
Downloadable ChooseMyPlate resources, such as:
Move Your Way campaign resources, many of which are available in Spanish:
WIC agencies can download graphics as part of your efforts to promote National Minority Health Month (NMHM) from the OMH observance page. (also available in Spanish). In addition to promotional material, OMH offers:
- A Health Disparities Report that includes information about the state-specific initiates developed to address health disparities along with State Minority Health Contact information
- A Healthy People 2020 Health Disparities Data Widget to access and better understand health disparities information
- A Knowledge Center where you can search the nation’s largest collection of resources related to the health status of racial and ethnic minority populations
- Free continuing education programs designed to help you provide culturally and linguistically appropriate services
On the CDC’s Minority Health page, you’ll find:
HHS, Office of Minority Health
USDA, Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion