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National Minority Health Month is Upon Us

April is synonymous with springtime, showers and…. National Minority Health Month! To welcome the warm weather and change the health conversation, the American Heart Association’s EmPOWERED To Serve movement, the overarching program for many initiatives including Power To End Stroke, has created several activations to engage you in our health conversation. Here are several ways to stay in-tune as we prepare for May flowers and American Stroke Month.

Catch Us on the #FlipSideOfHealth

The Flip Side of Health is a campaign that will push you to explore health from two perspectives.

On one side, we will address the traditional way we tend to look at health — from the lens of our ownpersonal health choices. On the flipside, we will address how the systems that surround day-to-day activities affect the choices that immediately and/or eventually impact our health.

Catch us on the #FlipSideOfHealth by adding to the conversation and retweeting our daily posts on @Power2EndStroke. Like our Facebook page, Power To End Stroke and visit empoweredtoserve.org for more resources!

This month’s features:

  • Dee-1, the ‘Sallie Mae Back’ artist and AHA Volunteer teaches us about increasing healthy living behaviors with Life’s Simple 7.
  • Personal stories from diverse stroke survivors and caregivers.
  • Dr. Karen Sopko, Hear from #PowerWomen and Native American Cardiologist as she shares her thoughts on Native American health.
  • #POWERWomen episodes, featuring Terri Ludwig, President & CEO, Enterprise, Monica Moss, First Lady Trinity Church, Spelman College and Columbia University Graduate, Sonya Lockett, former BET Executive and Award Winning Health Activist, Janay Smith, Managing Director of The Jock Michael Smith Collection, President of The Moogle Group and philanthropist, Tanya Odom, Global Diversity and Inclusion Consultant and Coach, Meredith Henderson, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. North Atlantic Regional Director and Pamela G. Johnson , National Vice President, Multicultural Markets, AHA. Tune in to hear them discuss the following topics:
    What makes you so passionate about health?
    Importance of your well woman’s visit
    The Impact of HBCU’s and Hispanic serving institutions in America today
    How housing is working to impact health justice

Because of you, at the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association we are building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. We are making the places where we live, work, play, and pray healthier every day. We are making sure communities are more empowered, resources are more readily available and health equity is prioritized – all because of you.

In honor of National Volunteer Week, we’d like to take a moment to say thank you for creating the bright future ahead for all of us, and for working together with the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association. You are making it happen. We are deeply grateful for your commitment and talent as a volunteer.

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