Healthy Activities at Home for All to Advance Health and Emotional Wellness

With Americans advised to stay in and around their homes, this April, National Minority Health Month (NMHM), the Office of Minority Health (OMH) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will feature the theme Active & Healthy and focus on safe ways all communities can stay physically active and advance mental and emotional wellness.

Join OMH throughout April as they encourage everyone to stay active and support physical, mental and emotional wellness. This year, OMH invites everyone to join #ActiveandHealthy, a national social media campaign that will focus on ways to stay active and healthy in and around the house while following the social distancing guidelines to stop the spread of COVID-19. Daily themes will highlight steps people can take in and around the home to maintain and sustain an active and healthy lifestyle while reducing stress and anxiety.

#ActiveandHealthy will promote and share ways we can stay active and healthy during #NMHM2020 and throughout the year. OMH is also asking individuals to use the hashtag to post their own stories, ideas or tips about staying active and healthy. The campaign will include creative ways to keep older adults and children safe and physically engaged, along with ideas to stay connected with friends, family, and communities.

OMH and national partners will also use the hashtag to promote the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans and the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion’s Move Your Way campaign.

Population: Diverse racial and ethnic communities

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  • Join the conversation by using the hashtags and sharing your stories, tips, resources, and best practices with the community on how to stay #ActiveandHealthy around your home. Daily themes include Wellness Mondays, Trivia Tuesdays, Work Out Wednesdays, Throwback Thursdays, Family Fridays, Spotlight Saturdays, and Empowerment Sunday.
  • Take the OMH weekly Active & Healthy Quiz as part of Trivia Tuesdays via OMH social media channels to test your knowledge of physical activity and nutrition while also getting resources on how to stay active and support your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.
  • Spread the word virtually by downloading the National Minority Health Month Toolkit full of resources, sample social media messages, and downloadable graphics.
  • Submit your virtual community events and activities to the Office of Minority Health Events Calendar and share photos from your virtual event on social media by using the hashtags #ActiveandHealthy, #EmotionalWellness and #NMHM2020.
  • Sign up for email updates to learn more about National Minority Health Month, and follow OMH on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
  • Learn more about NMHM on the OMH website.

Date: 2020