Each month, we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) that align with our priorities for improving health across the nation. To help you spread the word, we also provide links to resources that you can use to promote these NHOs. This month, we’re raising awareness about heart health, low vision, and teen dating violence.
Below you’ll find links to resources that will help you spread the word about these NHOs in your community.
- American Heart Month
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) sponsors American Heart Month in February to raise awareness about heart health. Join the conversation by using the NHLBI promotional toolkit. You can also share our consumer-friendly MyHealthfinder resources on heart health to help people build heart-healthy habits. And take a look at the Healthy People 2030 objectives aimed at reducing deaths from heart disease and stroke.
- Low Vision Awareness Month
Each February the National Eye Institute (NEI) supports Low Vision Awareness Month — an opportunity to raise awareness about low vision and vision rehab services. If you’re interested in national efforts to improve eye health and vision, take a look at the Healthy People 2030 objectives related to sensory and communication disorders. And to help people protect their kids’ eye health, share our MyHealthfinder resource on getting your child’s vision checked.
- Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
Break the Cycle sponsors Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month in February to help people learn how to create healthy relationships. Get involved by sharing this evidence-based teen dating violence prevention model from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). And be sure to check out the Healthy People 2030 violence prevention objectives to learn about national targets for reducing violence. Finally, consider sharing our MyHealthfinder tips for spotting signs of relationship violence.
We hope you’ll use these resources to promote important NHOs on your channels with your networks. Together, we can take steps to improve the nation’s health.