Each month we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) that align with our priorities for improving health across the nation. In January we’re raising awareness about glaucoma and cervical cancer.
To make it easy for you to help spread the word, we’ve pulled together some resources below. Join us in advocating for better health in your community!
- National Glaucoma Awareness Month
Every January, The National Eye Institute (NEI) sponsors National Glaucoma Awareness Month to spread the word about Glaucoma, the leading cause of vision loss and blindness in the United States. Get involved by sharing NEI’s glaucoma resources for health educators and this feature from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help people learn about glaucoma. And check out this Healthy People 2030 objective focused on the national efforts to reduce vision loss from glaucoma.
- Cervical Health Awareness Month
The National Cervical Cancer Coalition recognizes Cervical Health Awareness Month in January — a time to raise awareness about cervical cancer, HPV disease, and the importance of getting screened. Use these Cervical Cancer Awareness resources from the CDC to help educate people online and in your community. You can also share our easy-to-understand MyHealthfinder resources to encourage people to get screened for cervical cancer and learn about the HPV vaccine. And don’t forget to explore the Healthy People Cancer topic to learn about progress made to reduce new cases of cancer.
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.