Category Archives: Personal Change

Light It Up Blue for Autism Awareness!

Since April showers bring May flowers, it’s time to be outside in the garden clearing the way for those bulbs to sprout. You can’t beat the fresh air and sunshine this time of year! Speaking of April, check out this month’s national health observances:

• Alcohol Awareness Month
• Cancer Control Month
• Cesarean Awareness Month
• Counseling Awareness Month
• Foot Health Issues Related to Diabetes Awareness Month
• Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month
• National Autism Awareness Month
• National Child Abuse Prevention Month
• National Donate Life Month
• National Minority Health Awareness Month
• National Youth Sports Safety Month
• Occupational Therapy Month
• Sports Eye Safety Month
• STD Awareness Month
• Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month Continue reading Light It Up Blue for Autism Awareness!

March is National Nutrition Month

Spring is in the air and the days are getting longer! With the anticipation of longer days and warmer weather, it’s also exciting to see March’s month-long national health observances. What might your organization focus on in March?

  • Athletic Training Month
  • Brain Injury Awareness Month
  • Child Life Month
  • Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
  • Eye Donor Month
  • Kidney Month
  • Nutrition Month
  • Professional Social Work Month
  • Save Your Vision Month
  • Workplace Eye Wellness Month

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Break the Barrier Against Heart Disease

2016 is a Leap Year! With February having 29 days this year, make sure to plan your month accordingly. Here’s a list of February’s national health observances to be aware of :

  • Age Related Macular Degeneration/Low Vision Awareness Month
  • American Heart Month
  • Cancer Prevention Month
  • Children’s Dental Health Month
  • Wise Health Consumer Month
  • Recreational Therapy/Therapeutic Recreation Month
  • Wear Red Day (Feb. 5th)
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation Week (Feb. 14-20th)
  • Eating Disorders Awareness Week (Feb. 21-27th)

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January is National Blood Donor Month

Happy New Year! January kicks off two things, resolutions (which I like to call intentions) and another year of national health observances. This month’s health observances include:

  • Cervical Health Awareness Month
  • Glaucoma Awareness Month
  • National Birth Defects Prevention Month
  • National Blood Donor Month
  • National Radon Action Month
  • Thyroid Awareness Month

Out of all the health observances for January, I’d specifically like to highlight National Blood Donor Month. The goal of this campaign is to increase blood and platelet donations during wintertime, when donations tend to be scarce. The American Red Cross celebrates and recognizes the lifesaving contribution of blood and platelet donations by encouraging healthy donors to come out in the winter months. When donating blood and platelets this season, please keep these facts in mind: Continue reading January is National Blood Donor Month