NIAMS National Multicultural Outreach Initiative

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You are an important link in keeping your community informed about how they can stay healthy with information from the health planners published by the NIAMS.

We want to make it easy for you to promote and distribute the planner. We hope you’ll explore and use the outreach tools provided here.

Health Planners

For print-ready files of the health planner, please contact the NIAMS Information Clearinghouse at 877–226–4267 (TTY: 301–565–2966).

Resources for Outreach

Tweet about the health planners and let your followers know about them.


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Copy and paste these posts on Facebook to tell your friends about the planners.



Include these Twitter and Facebook cards to promote the planners.

Take Advantage of Outreach Tips and Best Practices

Read about research-based tips and best practices to help distribute the 2016 planner, A Year of Health planners effectively.

Distribute the Flyer

Promote the availability of the health planner in your organization or community.

Use a PowerPoint Slide

Use this PowerPoint slide in your presentations to promote the availability of the health planner in your organization or community.

Share information about the free health planners available from the NIAMS.

Use the images from the health planner in your organization’s materials.

Best Practices for Promoting A Year of Health Planners to Your Community

Based on formative research conducted in 2013, the NIAMS has developed this list of best practices to help you distribute the health planners effectively to multicultural communities.

African Americans

African Americans have an increased risk for health conditions like vitiligo, or lupus. The planner offers suggestions on how to make foods healthier, thereby reducing the chance of weight gain and health problems such as heart disease.

African Americans have a rich heritage rooted in a deep sense of family and community. They rely on a heritage of faith, hope, and progress. When distributing the planners to African Americans, try reaching churches, civic organizations, barber shops and hair salons, and senior sites. These venues provide an opportunity to engage in personal interactions within communities and to share ideas and tips on how to use the planners.

American Indians / Alaska Natives / Native Hawaiians

American Indians and Alaska Natives have an increased risk for health conditions such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, or scleroderma. The planner offers information on where American Indians and Alaska Natives can receive quality health care to take care of themselves and to strengthen future generations. Similarly, Native Hawaiians sometimes experience cultural, financial, and geographic barriers that prevent them from getting proper health care. The planner offers resources on where to find free or low-cost clinics in their region.

American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians have a deep sense of identity, connection, and pride shaped by traditions and cultural heritage. Tribal council meetings, places of worship, and home visits are great locations to reach American Indians and Alaska Natives. Similarly, local markets, town hall meetings, and conducting home visits are great for reaching Native Hawaiians. Each of these locations provides an opportunity to engage whole families, who can then share the information with others. 

Asian Americans / Pacific Islanders

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have an increased risk for health conditions such as lactose intolerance, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, or lupus. The planner offers culturally relevant suggestions to manage these conditions such as learning a traditional cultural dance or trying yoga, aikido, or tai chi.

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are a diverse population with a rich heritage that honors family and community. When distributing the planners, try reaching local markets, shops, and community events. These locations would give Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders the opportunity to see that the information is specifically tailored to them and there are additional resources available in Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese.

Hispanics / Latinos

Hispanics/Latinos have an increased risk for certain health conditions such as lupus or osteoporosis. The planner offers suggestions on how to make traditional foods healthier such as avoiding fats found in frying oils, creams, cheese, and pastries. The planners are also bilingual (English and Spanish), making them easier to read and understand.

Hispanics/Latinos have a rich culture and common language, shaped by the history and personal experiences of multiple generations. Research has shown success in distributing planners to churches, faith-based events, and community events. Leveraging these locations gives individuals the opportunity to take the planners home and to share the information with family and friends.