Help Spread Community Health Awareness in April

 Published: March 31, 2021

By: Addie Schiefer

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Did you know that April is jam packed with plenty of opportunities to spread health awareness? Learn more about what’s coming up this month and how you can be a part of making a difference.

National Minority Health Month

April is National Minority Health Month! According to the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) this month is “a time to raise awareness about health disparities that continue to affect racial and ethnic minority populations and encourage action through health education, early detection, and control of disease complications.”

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COVID-19 Vaccine Pin.

This year’s National Minority Health Month theme is #VaccineReady. This theme was chosen to spread the awareness of how COVID-19 has disproportionately affected minorities. The NIMHD is working with other federal agencies to encourage communities to get vaccinated.

Show your support for the COVID-19 vaccine and encourage others to get vaccinated with the AARC vaccine pin. You can find it at the AARC Store. 

Learn More About National Minority Health Month

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National Public Health Week

National Public Health Week (NPHW) takes place April 5-11. The American Public Health Association (APHA) puts on NPHW every year. It’s a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation’s health.

This year’s theme is “Building Bridges to Better Health.” The APHA will host a forum on April 5 and they have included other activities on their website.

During this time, take advantage of your AARC resources by enrolling in our Pulmonary Rehab course.

Learn More About National Public Health Week

World Health Day

World Health Day is April 7. The World Health Organization’s (WHO) slogan for this day is “building a fairer, healthier world.” This slogan was created to bring attention to COVID-19 and how it has disproportionately impacted select groups of people.

“As COVID-19 has highlighted, some people are able to live healthier lives and have better access to health services than others – entirely due to the conditions in which they are born, grow, live, work and age.” – WHO

Check out how COVID-19 has impacted the RT community:

Learn More About World Health Day

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Wellness Day

Set to the theme “Live Better and Live Longer,” Pulmonary Rehabilitation Wellness Day is Apr. 7. With the goal to showcase the significant benefits of pulmonary rehabilitation, you are encouraged to:

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Wellness Day is organized by the ATS Pulmonary Rehabilitation Assembly US Reimbursement Work Group.

Learn More About Pulmonary Rehabilitation Wellness Day

Email newsroom@aarc.org with questions or comments, we’d love to hear from you.

Addie Schiefer

Addie Schiefer is the Communications Specialist for the AARC where she creates engaging content for the association via the AARC website, newsletters, and social media. Connect with her about potential stories on LinkedIn. When she’s not working, you can find her listening to a true crime podcast, traveling to new places with her husband, hanging out with her dog JoJo, or browsing the aisles of the nearest Target.

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