Help spread the word about National Minority Health Month, STD Awareness Week, World Immunization Week, and World Health Day in April.
Each month, we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) that align with our priorities for improving health across the nation. This month, we’re highlighting minority health, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), immunization, and the importance of nurses and midwives.
To help you spread the word, we provide information you can use to promote these NHOs. Check out the resources below — and join us in helping everyone live a healthier life.
- National Minority Health Month
This April, the theme of National Minority Health Month is Active & Healthy — and the Office of Minority Health (OMH) and our Move Your Way campaign are teaming up to promote the benefits of physical activity! You can also learn more about minority health through Healthy People 2020’s resources on the social determinants of health.
- STD Awareness Week
From April 12 to 18, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recognizes STD Awareness Week to help people gain the tools and knowledge to prevent, test for, and treat STDs — and to eliminate STD-related stigma, fear, and discrimination. To celebrate STD week, share MyHealthfinder's easy-to-understand sexual health content, and check out our relevant Healthy People 2020 objectives.
World Immunization Week
The World Health Organization (WHO) is sponsoring World Immunization Week from April 24 to 30, and this year’s theme is #VaccinesWork for All. Share MyHealthfinder’s consumer-friendly vaccine resources with your networks — and learn more about national efforts to increase vaccine coverage with Healthy People 2020 objectives related to vaccination.
World Health Day
This year on April 7, WHO celebrates World Health Day by highlighting the importance of nurses and midwifes and calling for a strengthening of the nursing and midwifery workforce. Share these MyHealthfinder resources about doctor and midwife visits with consumers — and learn more about WHO’s International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife 2020 campaign.
We hope you’ll use these resources to promote these important NHOs to your networks. Together, we can take steps to improve the nation’s health!