Besides Father’s Day coming up on June 19th, this month is also Men’s Health Month and the official month to raise awareness on various health-related issues. Healthy families are key to overall more healthy communities, and when parents become healthier, subsequently so do their children and future generations. We welcome you to join us to raise awareness of the following National Health Observances promoting healthy communities for better health for everyone.
- Men’s Health Month: to raise awareness of health care for men, especially issues that men may feel hesitant to discuss, and encourage healthy living decisions
- Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month: to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, including how to improve health and quality of life for people with dementia, and take positive, preventative measures for better cognitive health
- National Safety Month: to spread the word about keeping everyone safe in communities, at the workplace, and any place, including at home
- World Sickle Cell Day (June 19th): to raise awareness about sickle cell disease, a common illness among those of African descent, and the challenges patients and families face
- National HIV Testing Day (June 27th): to encourage people to get tested for HIV and get linked to care and treatment
Click here for more information on Men’s Health Month, including health statistics and resources. You can also get additional resources about each of the June National Health Observances online at Health.gov.