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National Immunization Awareness Month Toolkit

The National Immunization Awareness Month toolkit offers information and ideas on how to promote immunizations and remind family, friends, and coworkers to get caught up on their shots.

Review Date: March 07, 2013

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

2012 National Health Observances

Health observances are special days, weeks, or months used to raise awareness of important health topics. The National Health Observances annual calendar lists organizations to contact for up-to-date information and outreach materials.

Review Date: December 23, 2012

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Tips for Promoting a National Health Observance

National Health Observances (NHO) are opportunities to educate the public, energize co-workers and community members, and promote healthy behaviors. The NHO toolkits have the information and tools you need to get started.

Review Date: November 05, 2012

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Alcohol Awareness Month Toolkit

Find information and ideas on how to raise awareness of alcohol abuse and encourage people to make healthy, safe choices.

Review Date: March 09, 2013

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

American Diabetes Month Toolkit- (PDF)

Find information and ideas on how to raise awareness of diabetes prevention and control.

Review Date: March 08, 2013

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

American Heart Month Toolkit- (PDF)

Find information and ideas on how to raise awareness of cardiovascular disease and educate Americans on what we can do to live heart-healthy lives.

Review Date: March 09, 2013

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Toolkit

Find information and ideas on how to encourage everyone over the age of 50 to get screened regularly for colorectal cancer.

Review Date: November 05, 2012

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

National Birth Defects Prevention Month Toolkit- (PDF)

Find information and ideas on how to raise awareness of birth defects and promote healthy pregnancies.

Review Date: March 09, 2013

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Toolkit

Find information and ideas on how to promote screening and early detection of breast cancer.

Review Date: March 08, 2013

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month Toolkit

Find information and ideas on how to promote the benefits of physical activity.

Review Date: March 09, 2013

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

World AIDS Day Toolkit

Find information and ideas on how countries and communities can take a stand against HIV/AIDS on December 1 and throughout the year.

Review Date: March 08, 2013

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Frequently Asked Questions: National Health Observances

Find answers to frequently asked questions about the National Health Observances calendar and featured campaigns.

Review Date: November 05, 2012

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Fruit and Veggies – More Matters Month Toolkit

The Fruit and Veggies – More Matters Month toolkit offers information and ideas on how to promote the health benefits of eating fruit and vegetables.

Review Date: December 11, 2012

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

UV Safety Month Toolkit

The UV Safety Month toolkit offers information and ideas on to spread the message of sun, fun and UV safety to your community.

Review Date: March 07, 2013

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services