Each month we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) that align with our priorities for improving health across the nation. In March, we are raising awareness about nutrition, colorectal cancer, and HIV/AIDS.
We’ve pulled together some resources below that you can use to promote these NHOs. We hope that you’ll join the conversation and help us advocate for better health!
- National Nutrition Month
Every March, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics sponsors National Nutrition Month to help people make informed food choices and develop positive eating habits. Join the conversation by using the Academy’s social media toolkit, U.S. Department of Agriculture’s MyPlate resources, or U.S Food & Drug Administration’s nutrition education materials. Be sure to also use our very own Dietary Guidelines toolkit for professionals in both English and Spanish. Finally, share our consumer-friendly MyHealthfinder nutrition resources and Move Your Way healthy eating stories with your community.
- National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
The Colorectal Cancer Alliance (CCA) recognizes National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in March to spread the word about colorectal cancer prevention. Check out CCA’s various resources on how to get involved in your community. Encourage people to learn more about colorectal cancer screenings and to talk to their doctor about colorectal cancer with our MyHealthfinder resources. Lastly, check out our Healthy People 2030 objectives and evidence based resources related to cancer.
- National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (3/10)
On March 10, the US Department of Health and Human Service’s Office on Women’s Health (OWH) celebrates National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD) to raise awareness about prevention, treatment, and the impact of HIV/AIDS for women and girls across the nation. Get involved by using OWH’s resources and toolkit. You can also promote this NHO by sharing our MyHealthfinder resources on getting tested for HIV and questions to ask the doctor about HIV testing. And for information on interventions and programs to prevent HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, be sure to review these Healthy People 2030 evidence based resources.
We hope we’ve made it easier for you to promote these NHO’s on your channels and with your networks. Together, we can take steps to improve health within our nation.