April is National Minority Health Month, and this year, the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) is focusing on the disproportionate impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on racial and ethnic minority and American Indian and Alaska Native communities and underscore the need for these vulnerable communities to get vaccinated as more vaccines become available.
Everyone needs physical activity to stay healthy. But it can be hard to find the time in your busy routine. The Move Your Way® tools, videos, and fact sheets on this page have tips that make it easier to get a little more active. And small changes can add up to big health benefits!
Moving our bodies is important to our health no matter our age. As older adults there are many safe ways to exercise. Enjoy the information, keep moving, and let’s improve our quality of life.
GirlTrek encourages women to use walking as a practical first step to inspire healthy living, families, and communities. As women organize walking teams, they mobilize community members to support monthly advocacy efforts and lead a civil rights-inspired health movement.
There are two COVID-19 vaccines currently authorized and recommended for use in the United States, and three other vaccines are currently in large-scale clinical trials. To learn more about the different vaccines for COVID-19 and how vaccines work,
COVID-19 mRNA vaccines teach our cells how to make a piece of a protein to trigger an immune response and build immunity to the virus that causes COVID-19. mRNA does not affect or interact with a person’s DNA, and the cell breaks down and gets rid of the mRNA as soon as it is finished using these instructions.Learn about mRNA vaccines and how they work:
None of the COVID-19 vaccines currently authorized for use in the United States uses the live virus that causes COVID-19. You may have symptoms like a fever after you get a vaccine. This is normal and a sign that your immune system is learning how to recognize and fight the virus that causes COVID-19. Learn more about the facts behind COVID-19 vaccines: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/facts.html
How many people need to get a COVID- 19 vaccine for herd immunity? Herd immunity means that enough people in a community are protected from getting a disease because they’ve already had the disease or they’ve been vaccinated.
Herd immunity makes it hard for the disease to spread from person to person, and it even protects those who cannot be vaccinated, like newborns. While experts don’t yet know what percentage of people would need to get vaccinated to achieve herd immunity, vaccination is a safer way to build protection than getting sick with COVID-19.
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Imagine a day of caring for your health needs, getting a robust workout, and having fun with your entire family. Soul Stroll for Healthy Living is an annual event focused on adopting a healthy lifestyle and understanding complete care - mind, body and soul. The event includes a 1K/5K walk, health screenings, therapeutic massages, a mobile farmers market, and many fun-filled family activities, such as Zumba, line dancing, hula hooping, double dutch, face painting, music, and much more.
Pledges and sponsor support help fund community programs sponsored by our chapter, such as educational scholarships, financial literacy programs, health initiatives, and youth development through our award-winning Delta GEMS and Delta Academy programs.
In light of the coronavirus pandemic, we are working on a fun and creative platform to bring you an amazing Soul Stroll in 2021.