October National Health Observances: Health Literacy, Breast Cancer, and Health Care Quality

Each month, we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) that align with our priorities for improving health across the United States. In October, we’re raising awareness about breast cancer, health literacy, and health care quality. 

National Health Observances

To make it easy for you to help spread the word, we’ve pulled together some resources below that you can use to promote these NHOs. We hope you’ll join the conversation!

  • Health Literacy Month
    Since 1999, the Institute of Healthcare Advancement has supported Health Literacy Month — a time to talk about the importance of understandable health information. Check out our blog post to find out how we’re celebrating this important NHO! And take a look at our list of some key Healthy People 2030 objectives related to health literacy. You can use it as a starting point to build your own list — and easily track progress toward these objectives throughout the decade. Finally, consider sharing MyHealthfinder content to help your colleagues communicate important health and wellness information with people who have limited health literacy skills.

We hope you’ll help us promote these important NHOs to your networks. Together, we can work toward a healthier nation!

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