A million hearts beating as one!

This week, health professionals across the country are joining together to raise awareness about the importance of addressing health equity by taking part in two events organized by the 100 Million Healthier Lives initiative. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Office of Minority Health is joining in this effort, along with other health leaders, and invites you to participate.

For more information, visit http://www.100mlives.org/

Tuesday, February 16 from 9:30-10:30 AM CT:
Participate in a live Twitter chat about the Role of Health Systems in Addressing Equity and the Social Determinants of Health, featuring former CMS administrator Don Berwick and others.

How to Participate: Pre-register for the live Twitter chat, follow @100MLives, and tweet with #100MLives and #CMSPath2Equity to show your support.

Thursday, February 18:
Join a social media Thunderclap campaign to promote action to improve health equity. (See below for the shared message)

What is Thunderclap: Thunderclap is web-based platform where social media users can sign up in advance to send out a mass message at the same time using their Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr accounts.

How to Participate: Sign up ahead of time for the Thunderclap. The Thunderclap will take place Thursday, February 18 at 3:00 P.M. ET, so you will need to sign up before then. When you sign up, you will be prompted to link your Twitter, Facebook or Tumblr account to the Thunderclap platform and you’ll see our shared health equity message. After you have signed up and approved he message, you do not need to do anything else for the message to be posted – Thunderclap will share our message for you on Thursday at 2 p.m. CT.


Information courtesy of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Office of Minority Health.

Image: "A Million Hearts" by Georgiana Romanovna.

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