January 2021 – National Health Observances

Influenza (FLU)

Coronavirus Disease 2020 (COVID-19)

National Glaucoma Awareness Month

Each January, the National Eye Institute (NEI) sponsors National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Use NEI’s glaucoma resources for health educators to spread the word about glaucoma, the leading cause of vision loss and blindness in the United States. You can also share this feature on glaucoma and vision loss from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). And don’t forget to track on the Healthy People 2030 objective to reduce vision loss from glaucoma.

Cervical Health Awareness Month

The National Cervical Cancer Coalition recognizes Cervical Health Awareness Month in January to educate people about cervical cancer, HPV, and the importance of getting screened. Check out CDC’s cervical cancer awareness feature for key information to share. You can also help spread the word by sharing our MyHealthfinder resources on cervical cancer screening and the HPV vaccine. Finally, take a look at the Healthy People 2030 Cancer topic to learn about national efforts to reduce new cases of cancer.

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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)