Each month we feature a selection of National Health Observances (NHOs) that align with our mission to improve health across the United States. In December we’re raising awareness about the ongoing fight against HIV/AIDS — and the importance of getting the flu vaccine.
Check out the resources below to help you promote these NHOs — and join us in helping all Americans live healthier lives!
- World AIDS Day
On December 1 the National AIDS trust recognizes World AIDS Day to raise awareness, fight stigma, and improve education about HIV/AIDS. This year the theme of World AIDS Day is “Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Resilience and Impact.” You can promote this NHO using resources from HIV.gov’s toolkit. You can also share MyHeathfinder’s resources on getting tested for HIV and talking to the doctor about HIV testing. And be sure to check out Healthy People 2030 to learn about national objectives focused on HIV and other STIs.
- National Influenza Vaccination Week
This year the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is sponsoring National Influenza Vaccination Week from December 6 to 12. Help spread the word about flu vaccination by sharing materials from CDC's digital media toolkit. You can also check out the Healthy People 2030 objective focused on increasing the number of people who get a flu vaccine. Finally, share our MyHealthfinder resource to help people in your community learn about the importance of getting vaccinated against the flu.
We hope you’ll help us share these important NHOs with your networks! Together, we can take steps toward a healthier nation.