December 4-10 is National Influenza Vaccination Week. If you haven’t gotten your flu vaccine yet, now’s the time! An annual flu vaccine is the single best way to protect against the flu.
Summary: Most people shopping on HealthCare.gov will be able to find health coverage for less than $75 per month after tax credits. The Health Insurance Marketplace is open for business! From now until January 31, people in every state can visit HealthCare.gov to shop for affordable, quality health coverage. This is our fourth Open Enrollment, … More Open for Business: Visit HealthCare.gov to Enroll for 2017
Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point. The good news is that many women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early. A mammogram – the screening test for breast … More October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
One in 3 children in the United States is overweight or obese. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems that were once seen only in adults, like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. The good news? Childhood obesity can be prevented. Communities, health professionals, and families can work together to … More September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
Immunization helps prevent dangerous and sometimes deadly diseases. To stay protected against serious illnesses like the flu, measles, and pneumonia, adults need to get their shots – just like kids do. National Immunization Awareness Month is a great time to promote vaccines and remind family, friends, and coworkers to stay up to date on their … More August is National Immunization Awareness Month
Did you know that 1 in 5 Americans experience a mental illness? Mental illness doesn’t choose who is affected by it, but culture, race, gender, or sexual orientation can affect access to treatment, support, and quality of care for many. In 2008, the U.S. House of Representatives designated July as Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority … More July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month
June is National Safety Month. Injuries are a leading cause of disability for people of all ages – and they are the leading cause of death for Americans ages 1 to 44. But there are many things people can do to stay safe and prevent injuries. Make a difference: Spread the word about ways to … More National Safety Month is Here!
The 17th annual National Women’s Health Week is May 8-14, 2016 and is an observance led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health. The goal is to empower women to make their health a priority. The week also serves as a time to help women understand what steps they can … More National Women’s Health Week
April 7, 2016 is Walk to Work Day! You are encouraged to walk just 15 minutes of your daily commute. We will have a Walk to Work Day hub right outside the San Francisco Federal Building from 7:00-9:00 AM. So stop by the hub and enter contests like “Longest Commute” by foot, the “Most Interesting … More Walk to Work Day – April 7th!
The HHS Region IX Prevention Collaborative invites federal employees to join a discussion on the Zika Virus on March 29, 2016 from 1:30-2:00 PM in CMS Conference Room 5A/5B (5th floor). Featured speaker CAPT Nidhi Jain, Medical Officer (HRSA), will cover the basics of the Zika Virus. Mark Young, Regional Administrator (ASPR), will then provide … More Zika Discussion