Each month, we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) that highlight important health issues that affect Americans every day. In November, we’re raising awareness about diabetes, COPD, and antibiotic resistance.
We’ve pulled together some resources below to make it easy for you to join the conversation and promote these NHOs to your networks!
- American Diabetes Month
Each November, the American Diabetes Association promotes American Diabetes Month to raise awareness about diabetes and share helpful resources. Join the conversation using these NHO resources from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). You can also share our easy-to-understand MyHealthfinder resources to help people learn about diabetes. And don’t forget to take a look at the Healthy People 2030 objectives related to diabetes. Finally, keep up with the National Clinical Care Commission’s work to improve federal diabetes programs!
- COPD Awareness Month
The American Lung Association celebrates COPD Awareness Month in November to raise awareness about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. Check out the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s (NHLBI) NHO resources to help spread the word. Also be sure to take a look at Healthy People 2030 objectives to improve respiratory health nationwide. And since smoking is the leading cause of COPD, help people get the support they need to quit by sharing MyHealthfinder’s resource.
- U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week
From November 18 to 24, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) celebrates U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week — a time to talk about improving the use of antibiotics and combating antibiotic resistance. Use the Be Antibiotics Aware Partner Toolkit to raise awareness about the importance of appropriate antibiotic use. Check out Phase 4 of the National Action Plan to Prevent Health-Care Associated Infections to see how federal partners are working to slow the development of resistant bacteria. And share our MyHealthfinder resource to help people learn how to prevent infections when getting medical care.
We hope you’ll use these resources to promote important NHOs on your channels and with your networks. Together, we can build a healthier nation!