By Jensen, Randy on June 5, 2020.
A new Alberta Health Services campaign aims to highlight empowerment and increase awareness about positive things happening around the province.
Health is in My Hands makes use of 11-by-eight-inch posters, each with a different positive message. People can download the posters through the Alberta Health Services (AHS) website: http://www.ahs.ca and search for ahs.ca/healthisinmy
The messages include phrases such as “I am Grateful,” “I am Resilient” and “I am Brave” at the top of the poster and, on the bottom, a space is provided for the participant to write what they’re grateful for, how they are resilient or why they are brave. The signs also provide short, simple messages on how to foster connection, activity and healthy eating.
AHS said in a news release Albertans are encouraged to print the posters that resonate with them, fill in the blank(s) according to how they take their health into their own hands, and upload a selfie to their social media accounts with them holding the sign, along with the hashtag #HealthIsInMyHands. AHS staff and leadership will be taking part and posting their own selfies. Photos will be showcased on AHS social media accounts.
Posters can also be hung in windows at home to challenge family and friends to do the same.
The Addiction and Mental Health Prevention and Promotion team in AHS South Zone developed the campaign.