Each month, we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) that highlight important health issues affecting the nation. This month, we’re raising awareness about glaucoma and cervical cancer.
We’ve made it easy for you to join the conversation about these NHOs using the resources below! Help spread the word and advocate for better health in your community.
- National Glaucoma Awareness Month
Each January, the National Eye Institute (NEI) sponsors National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Use NEI’s glaucoma resources for health educators to spread the word about glaucoma, the leading cause of vision loss and blindness in the United States. You can also share this feature on glaucoma and vision loss from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). And don’t forget to track on the Healthy People 2030 objective to reduce vision loss from glaucoma.
- Cervical Health Awareness Month
The National Cervical Cancer Coalition recognizes Cervical Health Awareness Month in January to educate people about cervical cancer, HPV, and the importance of getting screened. Check out CDC’s cervical cancer awareness feature for key information to share. You can also help spread the word by sharing our MyHealthfinder resources on cervical cancer screening and the HPV vaccine. Finally, take a look at the Healthy People 2030 Cancer topic to learn about national efforts to reduce new cases of cancer.
We hope you’ll use our resources to promote these important observances on your channels. Together, we can work toward a healthier nation.