One in 8 people living with hiv in the united states dont know they have it. National health observances stellar benefits group. Jun 15, 2016 at the invitation of the alaska department of health and social services and the alaska area native health service of the indian health service, the national institute for occupational safety and health niosh division of safety research in morgantown, west virginia established the alaska field station afs in anchorage, alaska on august 15. Cdc identifies potential risk of zika virus transmission since june 15, 2016. Hss publications alaska department of health and social.
Overview of holidays and many observances in united states during the year 2020. Tips to plan a national health observance each national health observance nho presents an opportunity to educate the public, energize coworkers and. Mayjune 2016 volume 2, issue 2 quick fact among hispanic and african american teens, dropping the national teen birth rate to an alltime low since 2006. The purpose of mens health month is to increase the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. This content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the national institutes of health. Project directors partnered and taught each other how to celebrate an awareness month. Data from the united health foundation show that, thanks to a recent smoking cessation campaign, smoking has decreased 12% in adults. American indian and alaska native aian servicemembers and veterans 2017 this report uses data from the 2017 american community survey public use microdata sample to report data concerning the demographics, socioeconomic status, and health characteristics of aian servicemembers and veterans key statistics by veteran status and period of service this demographic and socioeconomic.
National mens health week th 19th centers for disease control and prevention 800. Federalnational holidays 11 local holidays 73 important observances 14 common observances 36 other observances 28 local observances 38 seasons 4 clock change dates 2 worldwide observances 32 united nations observances 2 major christian 6 more christian 20 major jewish 6 more jewish 16 major muslim 7 major. The va northwest health network visn 20 includes the states of alaska, washington, oregon, most of the state of idaho, and one county each in montana and california. At the invitation of the alaska department of health and social services and the alaska area native health service of the indian health service, the national institute for occupational safety and health niosh division of safety research in morgantown, west virginia established the alaska field station afs in anchorage, alaska on august 15. Positive trends in alaska the percentage of alaska children exposed to secondhand smoke in the home decreased from % in 2004 to 2. Feb 16 tuesday elizabeth peratrovich day local observance alaska feb 28 sunday linus pauling day local observance oregon mar 1 tuesday st. Ha2030 state health assessment alaska department of health. In 2016, 4,000 american indians andor alaska natives attempted suicide.
Lets take some time to celebrate these two annual observances by highlighting multicultural health information resources from the national library of medicine nlm. National great outdoors month american recreation coalition 202. Alaska facts and figures 20162018 drug overdose mortality alaska violent death reporting system suicide death update. Oral health is an essential and integral component of overall health throughout life. Alaska suicide toxicology project summary, 20152017. Public health alerts archive national indian health board. Annual physicals are free with your health insurance.
Mental health month acl administration for community living. Partnering to educate englishlanguage learners in alaska. United states federal observances are days, weeks, months, or other periods designated by the united states congress for the commemoration or other observance of various events, activities, or topics. Jan 01, 2020 national womens health week may 1016 national stuttering awareness week may 1117 mecfs and fibromyalgia international awareness day 2020 may 12 food allergy awareness week may 12. Use this calendar to increase your awareness of important health issues and select certain months, weeks, or days to highlight with your employees.
What is the origin of sobriety awareness month in alaska. Protecting children from secondhand smoke exposure in alaska. Alaska environmental health association aeha, anchorage, alaska. On january 8, 2016, we published a proposed rule to clarify how our existing mandates for the conservation of natural and biological diversity, biological integrity, and environmental health on refuges in alaska relate to predator control.
Healthy alaskans 2020 and 2030 is a partnership between the alaska. It is how we communicate our thoughts, our mood and our dreams. The month of june is designated as mens health month. See national health observances calendar for additional information. These observances may provide earned media opportunities.
Each year, cardiovascular diseases claim the lives of nearly half. Nov 04, 2019 in 2018, the niosh western states division joined the anchorage health literacy collaborative, with the hope of incorporating a worker safety and health perspective into broader discussions on health literacy johnson, 2019. Department of health and human services provides a yearly calendar that includes most health awareness months, weeks, and days. National maritime day national maritime day is annually observed in the united states on may 22. Promote national nutrition month in march, provide healthy heart tips for american heart month in may, or hand out educational materials for cholesterol education month in september.
Educational materials given as examples are not intended to be exhaustive. These observances differ from federal holidays in that federal employees only receive a day free from work on holidays, not observances. National health observances nhos are special days, weeks, or months dedicated to raising awareness about important health topics. The ha2020 website needs revisions to include a ha2020 event calendar. This month gives health care providers, policy makers, the media, and others an opportunity to motivate men and boys to seek routine medical advice and early treatment for. Alaska oral health plan 20122016 alaska oral health plan 20122016 3 the mouth is vital to everyday life. Monthlong observances childrens dental health month national heart month american wise health care consumer month national weeklong observances 39 perianesthesia nurse awareness week 915 cardiac rehabilitation week national 915 cardiovascular professionals week 915 sepsis survivor week 1421 nccdp alzheimers disease and.
Take time to check into health resources that may help you with your healthcare needs. Movember november events to raise awareness and funds for mens health. National health observances health observances are days, weeks, or months devoted to promoting particular health concerns. Cervical cancer is preventablevaccinate early, pap test regularly, and hpv test when recommended. Even better news for you is that the national library of medicine nlm, national institutes of health nih, and the middle atlantic region mar are here to help. National health observances and multicultural health. This calendar lists selected health observances for 2008 in three ways. American indianalaska native woman hiking alone in a forest. The following is a list of notable monthlong observances, recurrent months that are used by various governments, groups and organizations to raise awareness of an issue, commemorate a group or event, or celebrate something. Alaskas department of public health is actively working to introduce public health initiatives to the state, and their efforts are working. You have an opportunity to help to create a community of health at your library, school, or organization by promoting national health observances nhos. National healthrelated and other observances 2016 this is a listing of select healthrelated and other observances for 2016. Individuals considering online mph programs in alaska can use their degrees to address issues the state is facing and will continue to face in coming years. Apr 26, 2018 positive trends in alaska the percentage of alaska children exposed to secondhand smoke in the home decreased from % in 2004 to 2.
In 2018, the niosh western states division joined the anchorage health literacy collaborative, with the hope of incorporating a worker safety and health perspective into broader discussions on health literacy johnson, 2019. Physical activity guidelines for americans link to guidelines pdf. Leading causes of deathfemales by race and hispanic origin. The following is a list of notable monthlong observances, recurrent months that are used by. Celebrate national 5 a day month in september by inviting employees to a brown bag seminar. Odi maintains an online database of diversityrelated observances and events for your outreach efforts. The national network of libraries of medicine nnlm provides resources for public libraries that align with national health observances throughout the calendar year. Join nihbs efforts to raise awareness of public health in indian country. Federal register nonsubsistence take of wildlife, and.
Publications alaska department of health state of alaska. Tips to plan a national health observance each national health observance nho presents an opportunity to educate the public, energize coworkers and community members, and promote healthy behaviors. Office of minority health resource center toll free. Nearly 44 million american adults, and millions of children, experience mental health conditions each year, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and posttraumatic stress. It is a time to observe its maritime heritage, to honor those who served as merchant mariners, and to recognize the benefits of the maritime industry. Educate and energize your coworkers with national health observances nhos. Check out the 2019 nho calendar archived each month, we feature select national health observances nhos that align with our priorities for improving health across the nation. Red fox james, a blackfeet indian, rode horseback from state to state to get endorsements from 24. The alaska environmental health association aeha is an organization for professionals working in the. Alaska natives aian have the highest rates of suicide of any racialethnic group in the united states. In addition these are special days and weeks in november, 17 great american smokeout, 19 international survivors of suicide day, 20 26 gastroesophageal reflux disease awareness week and 24 national family health history day. In observance of nphw, public health clinics in ketchikan and kodiak, alaska, welcomed the community to attend their open house events. Online communities allow you to share information with and emotionally support others facing similar con cerns about a health issue.
February is black history month and march is womens history month. National minority health month active and healthy april 2020. National recovery month every september, since 1999. Microsoft word 115371nho 2016monthly summary ready to upload author. Providing programming resources is one way that the community engagement network cen supports communities with consumer health information and education in order to increase health literacy and raise awareness of the nih all of. Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social wellbeing. The project represents an opportunity to keep your coalition engaged while you work the spf. National health observances national birth defects prevention awareness month. Below is a selected list of national health observances, holidays, and other special times of year and links to additional information. You can help change this spread the word about national hiv testing day on june 27.
The national health observances project is a guide to plan and execute monthly health observances. Use them to help promote workplace wellness for you, or your company. National minority health month 2020 office of minority health. American indian and alaska native aian servicemembers and veterans 2017 this report uses data from the 2017 american community survey public use microdata sample to report data concerning the demographics, socioeconomic status, and health characteristics of aian servicemembers and veterans. Partnering to educate englishlanguage learners in alaska on.
May 8, 2016 anna jarvis organized the first mothers day observances in grafton, w. The alaska scorecard for 2016, which is produced by the alaska department of health and social. National health observances for november bringing health. The alaska literacy program alp and the university of alaska brought together public, business, and nonprofit.
Nhos are special days, weeks, or months dedicated to raising awareness about important health topics. For more information on race and hispanic origin classification please see the technical notes section of deaths. According to health data released by the united health foundation, alaskans enjoy high per capita health funding and a low prevalence of diabetes, yet obesity and violent crimes are on the rise. It serves to nourish our bodies as we take in water and nutrients. Leading causes of deathfemales by race and hispanic. Access the 2016 national health observances calendar.961 433 846 371 136 1312 1297 1440 908 477 331 590 442 349 544 330 1488 1041 1613 265 266 120 1025 1538 76 977 64 407 1608 418 562 554 120 279 1083 214 942 831 549 359 966 934 741 984 568 779 1268 121 1329