There are many ways you can help reduce some of the greatest health risks facing the African American community today: breast cancer, heart disease, and emotional well-being. Everyone has a special way to contribute and even the smallest action can make a big difference. Here are a few ways you can take action:
- Use social media, text messaging and email. Your message can be as simple as: "Take action to protect your health. Learn how here: TakeActionForHealth.org."
- Talk about Take Action for Health with your kids, family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers to help spread the word about the importance of getting mammograms, blood pressure screenings, and screenings for depression/anxiety risk.
- Attend and encourage others to attend National Urban League wellness seminars. Find your local NUL office here.
- Put up a Take Action for Health flyer at your church, community center, or on local message boards to help promote a healthy community.
Community groups have a unique opportunity to bring people together. Here are a few ways nonprofit groups, workplaces, faith-based organizations, and neighborhoods can take action:
Host your own wellness seminars or events. You can focus on all topics—heart health, emotional well-being, and breast health—or just one topic.
- Consider providing incentives for attendance or adding a mini-yoga session to your seminar.
- Be sure to publicize your event in organizational newsletters, on your website, in your organization's newsletters, or through posters. And, be sure to send text and email reminder a few days before the event with the date, time, and location of each seminar.
Remember, HOPE is contagious!