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NIAMS National Multicultural Outreach Initiative
You are an important link in keeping your community informed about how they can stay healthy with information from the health planners published by the NIAMS.
We want to make it easy for you to promote and distribute the planner. We hope you’ll explore and use the outreach tools provided here.
For print-ready files of the health planner, please contact the NIAMS Information Clearinghouse at 877–226–4267 (TTY: 301–565–2966).
Resources for Outreach
Send These Messages to Twitter
Tweet about the health planners and let your followers know about them.
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Tweet This Mejor su salud un poco más cada día. Use esta guía para marcar el comienzo de un año lleno de salud: http://1.usa.gov/1D0hPFf #NMOI
Use Some Suggested Facebook Posts
Copy and paste these posts on Facebook to tell your friends about the planners.
New from the National Institutes of Health: “A Year of Health: A Guide to a Healthy 2015 for You and Your Family.” These FREE planners include health tips and information about bones, joints, muscles, skin, and pain for multicultural communities. Learn more: http://1.usa.gov/1FU4Hh2 #NMOI Challenge: “Like” if you pledge to have a healthy 2015!
Did you know that many diseases and conditions of the bones, joints, muscles, and skin disproportionately affect minority populations? The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases created “A Year of Health” planners that include health tips and information for African Americans, American Indians/Alaska Natives/Native Hawaiians, Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders, and Hispanics/Latinos. Take a look and order yours for FREE today! http://1.usa.gov/1FU4Hh2 #NMOI
Noticias de los Institutos Nacionales de Salud: "Un año de salud: Una guía para un 2015 saludable para usted y su familia". Pida gratis estos planificadores. Incluyen consejos de salud e información para la comunidad hispana sobre los huesos, las articulaciones, los músculos, la piel y el dolor. Aprenda más: http://1.usa.gov/12Ftpof #NMOI Desafío: Denos un “ME GUSTA” si se compromete a tener un 2015 saludable!
¿Sabía que muchas enfermedades y afecciones de los huesos, las articulaciones, los músculos y la piel afectan de manera desproporcionada a las poblaciones minoritarias? El Instituto Nacional de Artritis y Enfermedades Musculoesqueléticas y de la Piel ha creado varios planificadores "Un año de salud", que incluyen consejos de salud e información para los hispanos o latinos (en español e inglés), así como para los afroamericanos, indios norteamericanos, nativos de Alaska y Hawái, asiático americanos e isleños del Pacífico. Mírelos y pida uno hoy GRATIS! http://1.usa.gov/1w6sDMM #NMOI
Social Media Cards
Include these Twitter and Facebook cards to promote the planners.
- African American
- American Indian / Alaska Native / Native Hawaiian
- Asian American / Pacific Islander
- Hispanic / Latino
Take Advantage of Outreach Tips and Best Practices
Distribute the Flyer
Promote the availability of the health planner in your organization or community.
Use a PowerPoint Slide
Use this PowerPoint slide in your presentations to promote the availability of the health planner in your organization or community.
Insert an Article in Your E-Newsletter
Share information about the free health planners available from the NIAMS.
Use the images from the health planner in your organization’s materials.
Best Practices for Promoting A Year of Health Planners to Your Community
Based on formative research conducted in 2013, the NIAMS has developed this list of best practices to help you distribute the health planners effectively to multicultural communities.
African Americans have an increased risk for health conditions like vitiligo, or lupus. The planner offers suggestions on how to make foods healthier, thereby reducing the chance of weight gain and health problems such as heart disease.
African Americans have a rich heritage rooted in a deep sense of family and community. They rely on a heritage of faith, hope, and progress. When distributing the planners to African Americans, try reaching churches, civic organizations, barber shops and hair salons, and senior sites. These venues provide an opportunity to engage in personal interactions within communities and to share ideas and tips on how to use the planners.
American Indians and Alaska Natives have an increased risk for health conditions such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, or scleroderma. The planner offers information on where American Indians and Alaska Natives can receive quality health care to take care of themselves and to strengthen future generations. Similarly, Native Hawaiians sometimes experience cultural, financial, and geographic barriers that prevent them from getting proper health care. The planner offers resources on where to find free or low-cost clinics in their region.
American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians have a deep sense of identity, connection, and pride shaped by traditions and cultural heritage. Tribal council meetings, places of worship, and home visits are great locations to reach American Indians and Alaska Natives. Similarly, local markets, town hall meetings, and conducting home visits are great for reaching Native Hawaiians. Each of these locations provides an opportunity to engage whole families, who can then share the information with others.
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have an increased risk for health conditions such as lactose intolerance, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, or lupus. The planner offers culturally relevant suggestions to manage these conditions such as learning a traditional cultural dance or trying yoga, aikido, or tai chi.
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are a diverse population with a rich heritage that honors family and community. When distributing the planners, try reaching local markets, shops, and community events. These locations would give Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders the opportunity to see that the information is specifically tailored to them and there are additional resources available in Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese.
Hispanics/Latinos have an increased risk for certain health conditions such as lupus or osteoporosis. The planner offers suggestions on how to make traditional foods healthier such as avoiding fats found in frying oils, creams, cheese, and pastries. The planners are also bilingual (English and Spanish), making them easier to read and understand.
Hispanics/Latinos have a rich culture and common language, shaped by the history and personal experiences of multiple generations. Research has shown success in distributing planners to churches, faith-based events, and community events. Leveraging these locations gives individuals the opportunity to take the planners home and to share the information with family and friends.