National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD) is an annual observance that sheds light on the impact of HIV and AIDS on women and girls. Every year on March 10, and throughout the month of March, federal, national, and community organizations come together to show support for women and girls impacted by HIV and … More National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease. However, heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions. To observe American Heart Month, feel free to use this signature … More February is American Heart Month
January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery in which traffickers control and exploit victims for the purpose of commercial sex acts or labor services against their will. The National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) has resources and tools available to help you recognize and respond to human trafficking … More Human Trafficking Awareness Month
Looking for a way to Step it Up! to the Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities? If you’ve been thinking of creating a walking group for your workplace, community group, or faith-based organization, the 21-Day Walk ‘n Roll Challenge Resource Document may provide the guidance you’ve been looking for. The … More 21-Day Challenge Resource Document
Did you know that influenza vaccination activity drops dramatically at the end of November? This is why the CDC established National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW). NIVW will be observed December 6-12, 2015. Use the below signature badge to bring attention to the importance of continuing vaccination.
***November is American Diabetes Month Here are a few recent statistics on diabetes: Nearly 30 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes. Another 86 million Americans have pre-diabetes and are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. The American Diabetes Association estimates that the total national cost of diagnosed diabetes in the United States is … More Prevention Collaborative’s November Digest
The San Francisco Federal Building will “Step it Up!” and answer the Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities with the 21-Day Walk ‘n Roll Challenge! Sign-up for the Challenge at its launch event on October 1, 2015 from 11:30-1:30 in the SFFB lobby. Whether you walk or roll, the Challenge … More 21-Day Walk ‘n Roll Challenge!
The HHS Region IX Prevention Collaborative is pleased to inform you that Step It Up! The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkability will be released on September 9th with a live webcast event in Washington D.C. at 10 am Eastern. An archived version will be available for later viewing, approximately 1-2 … More Step It Up! The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkability
September is Fruit & Veggies – More Matters Month! Eating fruits and vegetables has many health benefits. People who eat a healthy, balanced diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables can help lower their risk for heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and some types of cancer. Eating healthy can also help prevent obesity and high … More Fruit & Veggies – More Matters!
Did you know that adults need at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity every week? Brisk-walking is an excellent way to get your body moving! Come join us for a 30 minute walk every Wednesday. Meet at the video wall in the lobby at 12:30 sharp, rain or shine, all speeds welcome! Feel free … More Join us for Wednesday Walks!