(HEALTH EQUITY is when everyone has the opportunity to be as healthy as possible.)
National Youth Sports Week
The National Council on Youth Sports is celebrating National Youth Sports Week this year from July 20 to 26 — a time to showcase how communities can promote healthy lifestyles for children and families through sports. Get involved by sharing our National Youth Sports Strategy, the first federal road map with action steps for increasing participation in youth sports. You can also use our National Youth Sports Strategy Partner Promotion Toolkit and Move Your Way sample social media messages and graphics to encourage parents to get their kids more active. And if you’re interested in national efforts to improve health, fitness, and quality of life through regular physical activity, check out the Healthy People 2030 Physical Activity objectives. Finally, be sure to share our Play for Fun, Build Skills for Life video, which highlights the many benefits of sports that go beyond physical health — like teaching kids about teamwork, focus, and other important life skills.
World Hepatitis Day
Each year on July 28, the World Health Organization sponsors World Hepatitis Day to raise awareness about the global burden of viral hepatitis. This year’s theme, Hep Can’t Wait, emphasizes that we must act now to address the problem of hepatitis. Use these campaign resources from the World Hepatitis Alliance to raise awareness online and in your community. You can also encourage people to protect themselves from Hepatitis B and learn about screening for Hepatitis C using our easy-to-understand MyHealthfinder resources. And don’t forget to explore the Healthy People 2030 Infectious Disease objectives.
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)