February National Health Observances: Heart Health, Low Vision, and Teen Dating ViolencePosted on January 25, 2021 by ODPHP
In February, we’re raising awareness about heart health, low vision, and teen dating violence.
Below you’ll find links to resources that will help you spread the word about these NHOs in your community.
American Heart Month
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)sponsorsAmerican Heart Monthin February to raise awareness about heart health. Join the conversation by using the NHLBIpromotional toolkit. You can also share our consumer-friendlyMyHealthfinder resources on heart healthto help people build heart-healthy habits. And take a look at the Healthy People 2030objectives aimed at reducing deaths from heart disease and stroke.
Low Vision Awareness Month
Each February the National Eye Institute (NEI) supportsLow Vision Awareness Month—an opportunity to raise awareness about low vision and vision rehab services. If you’re interested in national efforts to improve eye health and vision, take a look at the Healthy People 2030objectives related to sensory and communication disorders. And to help people protect their kids’ eye health, share ourMyHealthfinder resource on getting your child’s vision checked.
Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
Break the Cycle sponsorsTeen Dating Violence Awareness Monthin February to help people learn how to create healthy relationships. Get involved by sharing thisevidence-based teen dating violence prevention modelfrom the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). And be sure to check out the Healthy People 2030violence prevention objectivesto learn about national targets for reducing violence. Finally, consider sharing our MyHealthfindertips for spotting signs of relationship violence.
We hope you’ll use these resources to promote important NHOs on your channels with your networks. Together, we can take steps to improve the nation’s health.
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