Immunizations (also called shots or vaccines) help prevent dangerous and sometimes deadly diseases. Immunization isn’t just for kids. To stay protected against serious illnesses like the flu, measles, and pneumonia, adults need to get vaccinated, too. National Immunization Awareness Month is a great time to promote vaccines and remind family, friends, and coworkers to stay up to date on their shots.…

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), today's health services are not fit for the 21st-century challenges. Globally, more than 400 million people lack access to essential health care. Where health care is accessible, it is often fragmented and of poor quality. However, WHO’s newly launched framework on integrated people-centred health services is a call for a fundamental shift in the way we fund, manage, and deliver health services. It sustains countries’ progress towards universal health coverage by shifting away from health systems designed around diseases and health institutions towards health systems designed for people.

Injuries are the leading cause of death for Americans ages 1 to 40, but there are many ways to stay safe and prevent injuries.

Take action during National Safety Month — encourage communities, workplaces, families, and individuals to identify and report safety hazards. You can help raise awareness about ways to reduce the risk of injuries.…

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. The good news? Skin cancer can almost always be cured when it’s found and treated early — even melanoma, the most dangerous kind of skin cancer.

Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month is a chance for communities, health professionals, and families to work together to prevent this cancer or detect it early on.…

Colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum) is the third most common cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of death from cancer. Colorectal cancer affects people in all racial and ethnic groups and is most often found in people age 50 and older. Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month is a great time to spread the word about the importance of getting screened for colorectal cancer.…

About 1 in 10 teens who have been on a date have also been physically abused by a boyfriend or girlfriend in the last year. Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month is a national effort to raise awareness and protect teens from violence. You can help by encouraging schools, community-based organizations, parents, and teens to come together to prevent teen dating violence.…