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.
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!
- National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Every year, the American Cancer Society and many other organizations dedicate the month of October to raising awareness about breast cancer. Check out the Healthy People 2030 cancer topic to find national objectives related to breast cancer. And be sure to share our easy-to-understand MyHealthfinder resources to help people learn about breast cancer screening and genetic counseling and testing for breast cancer.
- 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.
- Healthcare Quality Week
Healthcare Quality Week runs this year from October 18 to 24. Sponsored by the National Association for Healthcare Quality, it’s a week to celebrate the many health professionals working to improve health outcomes by advancing the quality of health care in the United States. Join the conversation by sharing our health care quality information and trainings. Also check out Healthy People’s objectives related to health care and healthcare-associated infections. Finally, share MyHealthfinder’s resource to help patients prevent infections when getting medical care.
We hope you’ll help us promote these important NHOs to your networks. Together, we can work toward a healthier nation!