Each month, we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) that highlight important health issues affecting people in the United States every day. The NHOs in our January roundup help raise awareness about glaucoma and cervical cancer.
To make it easy for you to join the conversation, we’ve provided links to resources you can use to promote these NHOs with your networks. Help spread the word about these NHOs and advocate for better health in your community!
- National Glaucoma Awareness Month
Each January, the National Eye Institute (NEI) sponsors National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Check out NEI’s Glaucoma Resources for Health Educators to help spread the word about glaucoma, which is the leading cause of vision loss and blindness in the United States. You can also encourage people to get their eyes tested with healthfinder’s easy-to-understand resource. And don’t forget to check out data for the Healthy People 2020 glaucoma objective.
- Cervical Cancer Awareness Month
The National Cervical Cancer Coalition uses the month of January to educate people about cervical cancer, HPV disease, and the importance of getting screened. Browse Healthy People 2020 Cancer Objectives to learn about national goals to promote cervical cancer screening. And share consumer-friendly healthfinder topics about cervical cancer screening and the HPV vaccine.
We hope you’ll use our monthly roundups to promote these important observances on your channels. Together, we can work toward a healthier nation.