Each month we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) that support our mission to improve health across the United States. In June, we’re raising awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and brain health, safety, sickle cell disease, and HIV testing.
To make it easy for you to join the conversation, we’ve pulled together some resources that you can use to spread the word. We hope you’ll promote these NHOs with your networks and help us advocate for better health nationwide!
- Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month
The Alzheimer’s Association sponsors Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month in June to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Check out and share these Alzheimer’s and healthy aging infographics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It’s also a great time to explore the Healthy People 2030 Dementias objectives aimed at improving health and quality of life for people with dementia, including Alzheimer’s. And be sure to share our consumer-friendly MyHealthfinder resource on healthy aging.
- National Safety Month
The National Safety Council recognizes June as National Safety Month, a time to spread the word about keeping everyone safe in the workplace — and anyplace. This year’s weekly topics range from building inclusive safety cultures at work to addressing ongoing COVID-19 safety concerns. Get involved by sharing our easy-to-understand MyHealthfinder safety topics with your networks. And be sure to read up on the Healthy People 2030 Injury Prevention objectives.
- World Sickle Cell Day
The Sickle Cell Disease Association of America (SCDAA) sponsors World Sickle Cell Day on June 19 to raise awareness about sickle cell disease and the challenges that patients and their families face. Use these resources from SCDAA and SiNERGe to shine the light on sickle cell disease. And don’t forget to check out the Healthy People 2030 Blood Disorders objectives to learn about efforts to prevent illness and disability related to blood disorders.
- National HIV Testing Day
Sponsored by HIV.gov, National HIV Testing Day on June 27 is an opportunity to encourage people to get tested for HIV, know their status, and get linked to care and treatment. Check out this CDC resource for information on the importance of HIV testing and help spread the word on your platforms. You can also share our MyHealthfinder resource to encourage people to get tested for HIV. Finally, use Healthy People 2030 to track progress toward objectives related to HIV and other sexually transmitted infections.
We hope we’ve made it quick and easy for you to promote these NHOs! Together, we can improve health in communities across the United States.