April is Minority Health Month

April is National Minority Health Month, and this year, AAHP is partnering with the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health in focusing on the disproportionate impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on African Americans (and other racial/ethnic minorities and American Indian and Alaska Native communities). As we work to bring this pandemic to an end, more African Americans getting vaccinated counts as a critical measure to reduce the disproportionate impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on African Americans nationwide. ⁠

The #VaccineReady campaign will empower communities to:⁠

  • Get the facts about COVID-19 vaccines.⁠
  • Share accurate vaccine information.
  • Participate in clinical trials.⁠
  • Get vaccinated when the time comes.⁠
  • Practice COVID-19 safety measures.⁠

As more vaccines become available, there are steps communities can take to protect themselves until they can get vaccinated. Be sure to:⁠

  • Wear a mask to protect yourself and others and stop the spread of COVID-19.⁠
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.⁠
  • Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arm lengths) from others who don’t live with you.⁠
  • Avoid crowds. The more people you are in contact with, the more likely you are to be exposed to COVID-19.⁠

AAHP is celebrating Minority Health Month with a special Executive Coalition meeting featuring a webinar presented by the Maryland Vaccine Hunters. Learn more at the flyer below.

The African American Health Program is funded and administered by the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services and implemented by McFarland & Associates, Inc.
1401 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852
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