Healthcare Holidays: Speaking Up in September

September is full of healthcare awareness movements! While we will not be able to cover all of these healthcare holidays, we do want to make a pointe to cover some of these pushes for awareness. Take a look below at the movements we cover and let us know how you plan to get involved!

Month-Long Movements:

Blood Cancer Awareness MonthBlood cancer is the 3rd leading cause of cancer death in the U.S., but many people don’t know the impact of blood cancers such as leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma.

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society have invested more than $1.2 billion in cancer research, producing groundbreaking results in recent years, but there is more to learn and more to be done. If you are interested in learning more, click here!

Healthy Aging Month– Healthy Aging Month is a movement designed to bring new light to the positive aspects of growing older. This month will focus on the general perception of growing older and how to take care of yourself mentally, physically, and emotionally as you do. If you are interested in helping create a more positive outlook on growing older, then check out the Healthy Aging Month materials here!

World Alzheimer’s Month– 2021 is the 10th Alzheimer’s global awareness campaign. This year, the focus will be on the warning signs of dementia, which will allow for an open dialog that will encourage people to seek information, advice, or even support for themselves or loved ones. If you are interested in finding out more or getting involved, check out the information on the Alzheimer’s Disease International website.

Week-Long Movements:

Global ITP Awareness Week (September 20-24)- ITP, which stands for immune thrombocytopenia, is an autoimmune disease that targets platelets. “While it may seem like ITP is a simple disease, there are nuances to the diagnosis, differences in the disease between children and adults, and variations in how the disease responds to treatments“, so take some time this week to check out the provided information.

National Rehabilitation Awareness Week (September 21-27)– The American Medical Rehabilitation Program Association (AMRPA) has pulled together great resources to help encourage the use of rehabilitation. The week’s efforts focus on education people on the benefits of medical rehabilitation and how it can help people who have disabilities live their lives to the fullest. If you are interested in hearing more, click here!

Falls Prevention Awareness Week (September 21-15)– Taking place on the first week of fall, Fall Prevention Awareness Week looks to help teach others about injury prevention techniques that become necessary with age. Falling becomes more dangerous with age and the signs of a serious injury could be ignored due to the nature of the incident. Don’t let yourself be caught off guard- take a moment to check the resources pulled together here and take care of yourself and your loved ones.

Fungal Disease Awareness Week (September 1-7)– Fungal diseases can affect anyone. Some can be common and mild, but others can be deadly, influencing different body parts like the bloodstream in dangerous ways. In order to prevent outbreaks, all efforts should be made to learn more about these infections, so take a look at the CDC’s information on Fungal Infections.

Single Day Movements:

Sexual Health Awareness Day (September 4)– The American Sexual Health Association (ASHA) has a wealth of information for Sexual Health Awareness Day. While all of September is Sexual Health Awareness Month, ASHA does a great job delivering important information in a condensed format so it can be properly discussed within a day.

This day’s theme is focused on sexual health in a digital world. Materials will speak about sexual rights, abuses, and violations in a digital space. If you are interested in hearing more about it, check out the ASHA website here!

World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10)– While suicide prevention is a year-long effort, the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) and partnering groups take the extra step on September 14th to encourage others to join the fight. The IASP website has resources for research and conversation starters, event hosting or attending, and more ways to get involved all across the world. If you are interested, get involved right here!

Get Ready for Flu Day (September 15)– The American Public Health Association (APHA) hosts Get Ready for Flu Day as part of a larger preparedness campaign. Throughout September, the APHA encourages people to prepare for all disasters and hazards, natural disasters, pandemics, infectious diseases, and more. If you are interested in hearing their preparedness recommendations, then check out the APHA resources here.

If you are interested in getting involved in these movements as a healthcare provider, we would be happy to help! Either apply directly to the jobs on our job board or send us an updated resume and we can connect you with a recruiter specialized in your field!

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