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Health Observance

A National Health Observance

Home Safety Month

Home Safety Month asked the public to take some simple hands-on steps to create a safer home environment from the five leading causes of home injury – falls, poisonings, fires and burns, choking/suffocation and drowning. HSC offered turnkey resources to help families nationwide learn how to be “hands-on” with proper home safety practices.

For information specific to migrant and underserved populations visit the MCN Environmental and Occupational Health page.  

National Emergency Medical Services Week

National Emergency Medical Services Week brings together local communities and medical personnel to publicize safety and honor the dedication of those who provide the day-to-day lifesaving services of medicine's "front line." This information can be used throughout the year for public education and safety programs. 

Sex Differences in Health Awareness Day

The observance helps draw attention to key differences in health between women and men that are overlooked or misunderstood in areas such as heart disease, cancer, autoimmune disorders, obesity and mental health.

For information specific to migrant and underserved populations visit MCN's Women's Health page or MCN's Health Disparities Collaboratives page.

National Women's Check-up Day

National Women's Check-Up Day is a nationwide effort, coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health, to:

National Women's Health Week 2008

National Women's Health Week empowers women across the country to get healthy by taking action. The nationwide initiative, coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health (OWH), encourages women to make their health a top priority and take simple steps for a longer, healthier and happier life. During the week, families, communities, businesses, government, health organizations and other groups work together to educate women about steps they can take to improve their physical and mental health and prevent disease.

North American Occupational Safety and Health Week

It is imperative that employers, employees, and the general public are aware of the importance of preventing illness and injury in the workplace--wherever that workplace may be, such as on the road, in the air, the classroom, the store, the plant, or the office. Each year the families, friends, and co-workers of victims of on-the-job accidents suffer intangible losses and grief, especially when proper safety measures could have prevented worker injury or death.

National Cancer Research Month

Raise awareness of the critical advances in cancer research cancer researchers worldwide, in efforts to ensure a secure future for continued progress against a group of diseases which strike half of all men and one in three women. These resolutions support the dissemination of new knowledge about cancer to speed translation of new scientific discoveries for the benefit of cancer patients and the 10 million cancer survivors living in America today.

Mental Health Month

Mental Health Month was created more than 50 years ago to raise awareness about mental health conditions and the importance of mental wellness for all. This year’s theme is focused on an essential component of maintaining and protecting mental health and wellness: social connectedness. The tagline for this year’s observance is “Get Connected.”

For mental health information specific to migrant and underserved populations, visit MCN's Mental Health page.  

Healthy Vision Month

May is Healthy Vision Month, a national eye health observance devoted to promoting the vision objectives in Healthy People. Healthy Vision Month is sponsored by the National Eye Institute (NEI) and the National Eye Health Education Program Partnership. The NEI is part of the National Institutes of Health, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

For more information about eye care and the migrant and underserved populations visit MCN's Eye Care page.

Hepatitis Awareness Month

Recognizes the importance of global commitments to prevent liver disease and cancer caused by viral hepatitis.

For hepatitis information specific to the migrant and underserved populations visit MCN's Hepaitits page.

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