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National Women’s Health Week – 2022

National Women’s Health Week (May 8-14, 2022) Each year, starting on Mother’s Day, National Women’s Health Week begins. This is a time to encourage women and girls to take control of their health. This year’s theme is Forward Focus: Achieving Healthier Futures Together. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the US Department of… Read More

Better Hearing and Speech Month – 2022

Better Hearing and Speech Month (May, 2022) Key Facts: According to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) first World Report on Hearing, globally: Over half of all people aged 12-35 years of age listen to music at levels that are harmful to their hearing. When using a personal audio device, like earbuds, volume should not exceed… Read More

National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month – 2022

National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month (May, 2022) Key Facts: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): The US teen birthrate has been steadily declining since 1991. A record decrease in teen births was recorded from 2018-2019. While the teen birthrates between 2018-2019 were unchanged for non-Hispanic Indian/Alaska Natives, non-Hispanic Asians, non-Hispanic Native… Read More

Mental Health Awareness Month – 2022

Mental Health Awareness Month (May, 2022) Key Facts: According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): 1 in 5 Americans live with a mental health condition. This means that either you or someone you know has been impacted. 1 in every 20 Americans is living with a serious mental health condition like schizophrenia, bipolar… Read More

Hepatitis Awareness Month – 2022

Hepatitis Awareness Month (May, 2022) Key Facts According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Several different viruses can cause hepatitis; however, most common strains are hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C. Chronic hepatitis B and C are the leading causes of liver cancer in the US. About 66% of people with… Read More