SEPTEMBER - Alzheimer's Month
Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM) is a national observance recognized annually, beginning September 15 to October 15. This month, Hispanic Heritage Month 2019 will serve as a platform for creating awareness of health disparities that persist among Hispanics such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity. Heart disease and cancer in Hispanics are the leading causes of death, accounting for about 2 of 5 deaths. The lack of physical activity can increase the risk of these disparities.
This year the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) will focus on raising awareness on the importance of daily physical activity among the Hispanic/Latino community in an effort to improve health outcomes. OMH will highlight the 2nd edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans and the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion’s Move Your Way campaign during the observance month.
Visit OMH’s HHM webpage for more information, resources and events occurring during the observance period.