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National Minority Health Month

National Minority Health Month

National Minority Health Month begins on April1,2019, and the HHS Office of Minority Health will join our partners in raising awareness about the important role an active lifestyle plays in keeping us healthy. The theme, Active & Healthy, highlights the health benefits from even small amounts of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity throughout the day. Every move counts! And physical activity promotes health and reduces the risk of chronic diseases and other conditions that are more common or severe among racial and ethnic minority groups.

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National Child Abuse Prevention Month

National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is national Child Abuse Prevention Month building hope strong, nurturing communities that are supportive of families can get involved and play a role in preventing child abuse . Building Community, Building Hope…Strong, nurturing communities that are supportive of families can get involved and play a role in preventing child abuse and neglect and promoting child and family well-being. According to the national child welfare website link above, the Protective Factors include: Nurturing and attachment, Knowledge of parenting and child development, Parental resilience, Social connections, Concrete support for families, Social and emotional competence of children.

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