Each month, we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) that highlight important health issues affecting the nation. In December we’re raising awareness about the ongoing fight against HIV/AIDS and the importance of getting the flu vaccine.
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.
- World AIDS Day
Every year on the first of December, the National AIDS Trust sponsors World AIDS day to raise awareness, show support for people living with HIV, and unite in the fight against HIV. Use the 2021 World AIDS Day campaign assets to spread the word about HIV with your networks. You can also share our MyHealthfinder resources on getting tested for HIV and talking to the doctor about HIV testing. And don’t forget to track on the Healthy People 2030 objectives related to reducing sexually transmitted infections and improving access to quality STI care.
- National Influenza Vaccination Week
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recognizes National Influenza Vaccination Week from December 5 to 11 to highlight the importance of flu vaccination. Check out CDC’s digital media toolkit for key messages and resources on flu you can share with your community. You can also help spread the word by sharing our MyHealthfinder resources on protection from seasonal flu. Check out the Healthy People 2030 objective focused on increasing the number of people who get a flu vaccine. And finally, be sure to read the second phase of the National Action Plan to Prevent Health-care Associated Infections: Roadmap to Elimination focused on increasing flu vaccination among health care professionals.
We hope you’ll use our resources to promote these important observances on your channels. Together, we can work toward a healthier nation.