May National Health Observances: Hepatitis Awareness, Fitness, Women’s Health, and more.

Each month, we select National Health Observances (NHOs) according to our priorities to improve health in the community. This month, we raise awareness about Hepatitis, Health and Sports, Strokes, Eye Health, and Women’s Health.

Use the items below to join the discussion and prepare for better health!

• Patba disease month

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sponsors a Hepatitis B Month in May to raise awareness about Hepatitis B and Hepatitis. Follow the conversation using the CDC support tool. You can also share with MyHealthfinder clients to help people learn about Hepatitis B prevention and Hepatitis C detection. Finally, check out the Healthy People 2030 Goal to Reduce Infectious Diseases from Stress.

• National Physical Fitness and Sports of the Month

Every May, the ODPHP President of Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition (PCSFN) sponsors National Sports and Fitness Month – an opportunity to learn about the benefits of the project! Encourage people to lead healthier lives through high-intensity exercise with the Move Your Way® advertising app. You can also share Your Way over Transfer Service to help your audience develop personalized weekend work plans. If you’re interested in national efforts to improve quality of life through exercise, check out Health Plans 2030.

• National Fire Month

National Stroke Institute (NINDS) Awareness Month supports Stroke Awareness Month in May to help people learn about risk factors for stroke. Spread the word about stroke prevention through the CDC Stroke Communications Kit. You can also check out Healthy People 2030 Heart Disease and Stroke to learn about national goals for improving heart health. Try to share with others about MyHealthfinder how we reduce the risk of infection.

• New visual health

Every May, the National Eye Institute (NEI) sponsors a new health month. Use NEI’s Healthy Vision Month social media library to spread positive views and encourage your audience to learn how to protect their eye health. You can also share our MyHealthfinder resources and protect the safety of children and parents in your community. And don’t forget that the Healthy People 2030 goals are related to sensory or communication issues.

• National Health Week

This year, the Office of Women’s Health (OWH) is hosting National Women’s Health Week from May 10-16 to encourage women and girls to make their health a priority. Distribute MyHealthfinder resources and women’s visits effectively to encourage women to stay on top of their preventive health care. You can also use a moving machine to help your pregnant and newborn audience find tips to get started. In conclusion, check out Healthy People’s 2030 Mission to Promote Women’s Health.

We hope you use these resources to spread the word about these important NHOs! Together we can work for a healthy nation.