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January Observances

January features several national health and military observances that you can consider highlighting on your channels. Download and share any of the graphics and approved social media content shared below.

National Blood Donor Month 

Blood Donor month

Suggested Social Media Message: This year over 4.5 million people will need a blood transfusion. You can help make that life-saving resource available. Find out how to donate today: https://www.militaryblood.dod.mil/index.htmlMilitary Blood webpage #NationalBloodDonorMonth #ASBP #ReadySetDonate


Cervical Health Awareness Month

Cervical Health Awareness Month

Suggested Social Media Message: Cervical cancer is one of the most common cancers in women, but can be prevented through vaccination and regular screening. Get information on women’s health: https://health.mil/WomensHealth #CervicalHealthAwarenessMonth


National Birth Defects Prevention Month

Birth Defects Prevention Month

Suggested Social Media Message: Getting enough folic acid in your diet before and during pregnancy is one easy way to help prevent birth defects. Here’s some information from the CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/birthdefects/index.htmlCDC webpage


National Glaucoma Awareness Month

National Glaucoma Awareness Month

Suggested Social Media Message: There’s no cure for glaucoma, but early detection and treatment can protect your vision. Learn more and see if you’re at risk. https://www.nei.nih.gov/learn-about-eye-health/outreach-campaigns-and-resources/glaucoma-resources/glaucoma-awareness-monthNational Eye Institute webpage #GlaucomaAwarenessMonth 


National Winter Sports Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month

Winter Sports Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month

Suggested Social Media Message: More than 50% of concussions related to extreme sports occur while snow skiing or snowboarding. Check out these resources from the Traumatic Brain Injury Center of Excellence before you hit the slopes this winter. https://health.mil/AHeadfortheFuture #TBIAwareness


Winter Safety Month

Winter Safety Month

Suggested Social Media Message: Up your safety knowledge for Winter Safety Month with these tips to keep you safe and healthy as the weather turns cold. https://health.mil/WinterSafety #WinterSafetyMonth


New Year's Resolution Week (January 1-7)

New Year's Resolution Week

Suggested Social Media Message: Make your resolution for the new year a success, set specific goals and have a support system. #NewYearsResolutionWeek


National Folic Acid Awareness Week (January 2-8)

National Folic Acid Awareness Week

Suggested Social Media Message: DYK? 400 micrograms of folic acid daily is vital to a healthy pregnancy. Find out why, and how to ensure you get it: https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/folicacid/index.htmlCDC webpage #FolicAcidAwareness


Healthy Weight Week (January 15-21)

Healthy Weight Week

Suggested Social Media Message: Kick off Healthy Weight Week with these tips on healthy nutrition for your mind and body: https://health.mil/Nutrition #HealthyWeightWeek


New Year's Day (January 1)

Happy New Year

Suggested Social Media Message: Happy New Year to all the service members and military families around the world. 


National Pharmacist Day (January 12)

National Pharmacist Day

Suggested Social Media Message: Today we thank all the pharmacists across the Military Health System who help keep us healthy every day. #NationalPharmacistDay
#ThankAPharmacist


Martin Luther King Jr. Day (January 16)

MLK Day

Suggested Social Media Message: Today we honor Martin Luther King, Jr. and celebrate the amazing work he did to advance the civil rights movement. #MLKDay


National Without A Scalpel Day (January 16)

National Without A Scalpel Day

Suggested Social Media Message: On this day in 1964, the first angioplasty was performed. We’re celebrating all the providers across the Military Health System seeking the best care for their patients using minimally invasive procedures. #NationalWithoutAScalpelDay


National Spouse's Day (January 26)

National Spouse Day

Suggested Social Media Message: Take some time today to let your partner know how much you appreciate them. #NationalSpousesDay


Data Privacy Day (January 28)

Data Privacy Day

Suggested Social Media Message: Mobile devices make it so easy to take our information with us everywhere. They also make it harder to keep our data secure. On this Data Privacy Day, take a little time to review the security and privacy of your data. These tips can get you started: https://consumer.ftc.gov/articles/protect-your-personal-information-data Consumer Webpage
#DataPrivacyDay


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National Pharmacist Day

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Winter Safety Month

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New Years Resolution Week

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Winter Sports Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month

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Healthy Weight Week

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National Without A Scalpel Day

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