July National Health Observances: Hepatitis Awareness and the Importance of Youth Sports

Help spread the word about National Youth Sports Week and World Hepatitis Day in July.

Each month, we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) that align with our priorities for improving health across the United States. This month’s NHOs help raise awareness about viral hepatitis and the importance of youth sports.

Below, you’ll find links to resources that will help you promote these NHOs. Join us in helping all Americans live healthier lives!

  • National Health Observances
    National Youth Sports Week
    This year from July 20 to 24, the National Council on Youth Sports sponsors National Youth Sports Week. It’s the perfect time to share our National Youth Sports Strategy, which aims to unite U.S. youth sports culture around a shared vision: that one day, all youth will have the opportunity, motivation, and access to play sports — regardless of their race, ethnicity, sex, ability, or ZIP code. You can also share our Move Your Way resources for parents to help them get their kids active! And for information about how to safely participate in sports during COVID-19, be sure to check out the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Considerations for Youth Sports guidelines.
  • World Hepatitis Day
    World Hepatitis Day is recognized annually on July 28 as a day to raise awareness about viral hepatitis, which affects millions of people around the world. Check out these campaign resources from the World Hepatitis Alliance to get involved. You can also share MyHealthfinder’s guide to help people in your community protect themselves from hepatitis B. And be sure to check out our Healthy People 2020 topic area about immunization and infectious diseases to learn about national objectives designed to reduce rates of hepatitis.

We hope you’ll use these resources to help spread the word about these important NHOs! Together, we can work toward a healthier nation.

Categories: National Health Observances, Spotlight