April 2021 – National Health Observances

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Coronavirus Disease 2021 (COVID-19) 


Influenza (FLU)


Shots & Vaccines


Medical Screening Tests



National Minority Health Month

The Office of Minority Health (OMH) sponsors  in April to highlight efforts to improve the health of racial/ethnic minority populations nationwide. This year the NHO is focused on the disproportionate burden of COVID-19 on racial/ethnic minority communities. Join the conversation on social using the theme’s hashtag, #VaccineReady, to raise awareness about COVID-19 vaccination in vulnerable communities. It’s also a great time to explore Healthy People 2030 to learn about the major impact of social determinants on our nation’s health and well-being.


STD Awareness Week

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recognizes April 11 to 17 as  — a time to address the barriers of stigma, fear, and discrimination that exist around STDs. Use  to promote this important NHO to your networks. You can also share our easy-to-understand MyHealthFinder sexual health content. Finally, be sure check out the Healthy People 2030 Sexually Transmitted Infections topic to learn about national efforts to reduce infections and improve access to quality care.


World Immunization Week

The World Health Organization (WHO) sponsors  from April 24 to 30 to promote vaccination to protect people of all ages from serious diseases. Share our MyHealthFinder resources on vaccines to encourage people to stay on top of their vaccinations. And check out the Healthy People 2030 Vaccination topic to learn about efforts to increase vaccination rates nationwide.


World Health Day

Sponsored by WHO, on April 7 is an opportunity to reflect on how we can build a fairer and healthier world — one where all people are able to live healthy lives and access quality health services. Check out the Healthy People 2030 framework to learn how the initiative is committed to working toward health equity. You can also take a look at the Healthy People 2030 objectives related to health care access and quality.


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“Source: National Health Observances, National Health Information Center, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.”


19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?  20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s. – 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (KJV)


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