Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Use the National Health Observer Calendar to Benefit Your Wellness Program
Health observances are days, weeks, or months devoted to promoting particular health concerns. The National Health Information Center http://www.healthfinder.gov/library/nho/nhoyear.asp?year=2008 lists all national health observances, along with the sponsoring organizations and information about supporting materials that are available online. Use this effective tool at special times of the year to sponsor health promotion events, stimulate awareness of health risks, or focus on disease prevention in your company. For example, next month is Go Red for Women month! The goal is to have women make health a priority and raise awareness about women's No. 1 killer, heart disease. More information is available at http://www.americanheart.org/ By using the National Health Observance Calendar, employees can take advantage of the latest health promotion or disease prevention information available about the topic of a health observance to improve their own health or the health of family members.