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Health Observance

A National Health Observance

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Supports the rights of all women and girls to live in peace and dignity. Violence and all other forms of oppression against all communities of women and their children must be eliminated. To change belief systems and practices that support violence against all women, the DVAP recognizes and promotes the participation of the entire community in building social intolerance towards domestic violence.

For information specific to migrant and underserved populations, visit MCN's Family Violence page.

National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD)

In 2003, NLAAD was established in response to the impact of HIV and AIDS on Hispanic/Latino communities nationwide, including the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. NLAAD is a national community mobilization and social marketing campaign that unites the Hispanic/Latino community in efforts to raise HIV awareness, promotion of HIV testing, prevention and education; in addition to other critical health issues such as Viral Hepatitis, Sexually Transmitted Infections and Tuberculosis.

National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Refocus attention on a community that has long been affected by the HIV epidemic here in the United States and abroad. It is a call to action that comes at time of heightened complacency about HIV among gay men. Yet the nation faces a resurgence of new HIV infections among gay men. Throughout the year, community based organizations (CBOs), health departments, faith based organizations, corporations, labor organizations, elected officials and other individual and collective stakeholders participate in national HIV/AIDS Awareness Days.

National Mesothelioma Awareness Day

World Heart Day

World Heart Day was created to inform people around the globe that heart disease and stroke are the world’s leading cause of death, claiming 17.1 million lives each year.

National Suicide Prevention Week

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Prostate cancer is a common, but typically slow growing cancer when compared to other types of cancer. Its growth is fed by, and generally depends on male hormones. Sometimes cells keep growing beyond their natural lifespan, and can cause a group of cells to swell up into a tumor.

National Pediculosis Prevention Month/Head Lice Prevention Month

Pediculosis is a communicable disease affecting children across the nation. Checking children after school, childcare or camp is important, but nothing compares to parents checking them regularly at home so they can arrive to the group setting lice and nit free.

Fruit and Veggies - More Matters Month

September marks the beginning of the school year and it's also Fruits & Veggies — More Matters™ month. This is a time when CDC joins other public and private organizations to promote eating fruits and vegetables for better health. CDC has developed a kit,">Explore the World with Fruits and Vegetables, for teachers, public health professionals, and dietitians to use with children to spark their interest in fruits and vegetables.

Childhood Cancer Month

Septermber is Childhood Cancer Month. This month we recognize the dedication and hard work of all those scientists, health care professionals, and volunteers who are working to overcome childhood cancer and to assist its victims. We also reaffirm our admiration and support for the courageous youngsters and parents who struggle with this disease.

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