Each month we highlight national health observances (NHO) that align with our mission to improve health in the United States. National Vaccination Awareness Month (NIAM) is an annual celebration held in August to highlight the importance of vaccination for people of all ages. Use these resources to help you communicate about vaccines during August and throughout the year. It's time to get your flu shot and also get your COVID-19 shot.
It's time to get your flu shot. Get your COVID-19 booster shot at the same time. Use these graphics on your social media platforms to support other August themes and celebrations. Below is a calendar of celebrations for the entire month of August.
The Purple Heart Medal is awarded to military personnel who have been injured or killed as a result of enemy action while serving. Today, we remember and honor courageous men and women and their sacrifice in the service of our country. The appearance of hyperlinks does not constitute approval by the Department of Defense of government sites outside the U.S. Nor of the information, products or services they contain.
While the Defense Health Agency may or may not use these sites as additional distribution channels for Department of Defense information, it does not exercise editorial control over all information you may find in these locations. These links are provided in accordance with the stated purpose of this website. During the month of May, several mental health organizations and affiliates meet to highlight the topic, encourage debate, share stories and conduct awareness activities. Umbilical cord blood refers to blood taken from the umbilical cord and placenta when a healthy baby is born.
December 1 is World AIDS Day, which aims to raise awareness, reduce stigma and promote understanding of this disease. The objective is to raise awareness about the types of eye injuries, as well as the need to use appropriate protective glasses. MHA is the leading community non-profit organization dedicated to helping people with mental health problems and promoting mental health in general. Remember that good oral health is the best way to reduce the risk of cancer, prevent gum disease and tooth decay, and much more.
The American Chronic Pain Association has spearheaded efforts to raise awareness of the challenges of living with and managing chronic pain, as well as to raise awareness about how others can help. This is an effort to raise awareness of the disproportionate burden of premature deaths and diseases on minority populations. The American Institute for Cancer Research is leading National Cancer Prevention Month, which is represented by a purple ribbon. People have been celebrating National Blood Donor Month since January 1970, as winter is one of the most difficult seasons for collecting blood.
The Office of Minority Health of the Department of Health and Human Services is encouraging simple and creative steps to improve physical, mental and emotional well-being. The CDC provides information and tools to raise awareness about the benefits of getting a flu shot. The month of November brings together the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease community to give greater visibility to the condition.