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DYS Announces Healthy YOUth Social Media Campaign


The City of Birmingham Mayor’s Office Division of Youth Services’ (DYS) in partnership with the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Pediatrics and the Jefferson County Department of Health, DYS will present a month-long social media campaign to raise awareness about how to stay healthy and fit during the COVID-19 pandemic. As students prepare for virtual learning, DYS wants to remind families, not to forget about important health screenings and visits to the doctor as students return to school and other activities.

The “Healthy YOUth Social Media Campaign seeks to provide information and help to families looking to maintain healthy children both physically and mentally. The campaign will feature information on health resources available for families in the Magic City, tips on healthy eating and fitness, health facts, and ways to improve mental health. Miss. Alabama 2019, Tiara Pennington will serve as this year’s Health Ambassador. Ms. Pennington battled COVID-19 and will share her story of hope and resilience in fighting the virus. Join us beginning September 1, 2020 on all social media platforms for this useful information.

To learn more about “Healthy YOUth Social Media Awareness Campaign” contact DYS at (205) 320-0879 or email us at dys@birminghamal.gov