Each month we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) that align with our priorities for improving health across the nation. In July we’re raising awareness about viral hepatitis and the importance of youth sports.
To make it easy for you to help spread the word, we’ve pulled together some resources below. Join us in helping all Americans live healthier lives!
- National Youth Sports Week
This year from July 19 to 23, we join the National Council on Youth Sports in celebrating National Youth Sports Week, a time to showcase how communities can promote healthy lifestyles for children and families through sports. Get involved by sharing our National Youth Sports Strategy, the first federal road map with action steps for increasing participation in youth sports. You can also share our Move Your Way resources for parents to help them get their kids more active. And if you’re interested in national efforts to improve health, fitness, and quality of life through regular physical activity, check out the Healthy People 2030 Physical Activity objectives.
- World Hepatitis Day
Each year on July 28, the World Health Organization sponsors World Hepatitis Day — a time to raise awareness about the global burden of viral hepatitis. This year’s theme, Hep Can’t Wait, emphasizes that we must act now to address the problem of hepatitis. Use these campaign resources from the World Hepatitis Alliance to raise awareness online and in your community. You can also share our easy-to-understand MyHealthfinder resources to encourage people to protect themselves from Hepatitis B and learn about screening for Hepatitis C. And don’t forget to explore the Healthy People 2030 Infectious Disease objectives.
We hope you’ll use our resources to promote these important NHOs on your channels. Together, we can take steps to improve the nation’s health.