Awareness days vital for prevention, early detection, therapy solutions.
Commitment to healthy behaviors is the most meaningful gift we can give ourselves, as well as everyone around us. The past few years following the Covid-19 pandemic have taught us the importance of good immunity, mental health, and physical fitness. Millions of people all over the world are now reconsidering their approach to maintaining good health.
Sounds achievable, right? But working on your health and fitness levels isn’t something you can do in a month or so. It requires a real commitment and a dedicated effort for a considerable period of time — as well as seeking and investing in solutions for a disease-free life.
To help us on our path to good health, the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) at www.health.gov regularly promotes national public health priorities to keep us informed about serious health issues.
National Health Observances (NHOs) are special days, weeks, or months dedicated to raising awareness about important health topics and play a crucial role in keeping the nation healthy. They are a relatively simple and approachable way to learn more about diseases and ailments. January 2023 observances include campaigns to promote awareness about Cervical Cancer, Glaucoma, National Birth Defects, National Blood Donors, and Thyroid issues.
These awareness campaigns are essential for prevention, early detection, and targeted therapy solutions. Being aware of a specific disease and its symptoms means we are ten times more likely to take the proper preventative action and go for screenings, tests, and check-ups.
A lack of awareness about diseases or where to find out more about our options for screening and treatment can be a serious barrier to good health and can often mean the difference between life and death.