Health Observances

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Use this section to quickly view the health observances for each month of the year. And, by clicking on any month, you’ll be able to get more information about the topic and gather valuable contact information about the sponsoring agencies.

2014

January

Birth defects are common, costly, and critical. Educate your employees on birth defect prevention strategies. January is National Birth Defect Prevention Month.

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February

Developing good habits at an early age helps children get a good start on a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. February is National Children’s Dental Health Month.

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March

March is a great month to get your employees on the road to eating better and living well. March is National Nutrition Month.

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April

Alcohol costs American Businesses untold dollars in health care costs and lost productivity. April is Alcohol Awareness Month.

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May

Millions of people have undetected vision problems, eye diseases, and conditions. Educate your employees on the importance of eye exams. May is Healthy Vision Month.

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June

June is Migraine and Headache Awareness Month. Although 47 percent of the adult population experience headaches annually, these disorders are poorly recognized and inadequately treated.

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July

The most important step in properly treating a child’s Juvenile Arthritis is getting an accurate diagnosis. July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness month.

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August

Most eye problems in children can be corrected if they are detected and treated early. August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month.

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September

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Make sure your employees know how they can prevent cancer.

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October

Reach out to your employees and educate them about the unique benefits of treatment by a physical therapist. October is National Physical Therapy Month.

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November

Diabetes is taking its toll on employees and employers. Find out how you can use American Diabetes Month to help your employees.

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December

Did you know that there were over 250,000 toy-related injuries resulting in emergency room visits in 2010? December is Safe Toys and Gifts Month.

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