December 2021 Health Observance Calendar includes Influenza Vaccination Week, National Handwashing Week, Impaired Driver Awareness Month & these important days…

Here are the important health awareness days Baldwin Publishing includes in our “Celebrate Today!” Social Media Guide. Recognize these health observances on your blog, newsletter, website and social media to drive appointments and online traffic during the holiday season.

December Health Observance Calendar

  • Safe Toys and Gifts Month

While most people know to avoid gifts with small parts for very young children because they can be a choking hazard, you may not know what other types of gifts may be dangerous or inappropriate, not only for children but for adults as well. Share important information relating to gift safety to prevent accidents.

  • Give The Gift of Sight Month

Of the estimated 93 million U.S. adults at high risk for vision loss, only half visited an eye doctor in the past 12 months. Preventative eye screenings help detect eye conditions that may cause vision loss and blindness—and may even uncover signs of health conditions like high blood pressure or diabetes. 

  • Impaired Driving Awareness Month

There are definitely times when it’s safer to call someone for a ride than to get behind the wheel. By sharing valuable information about driver safety, hospitals can help to prevent accidents and injury during the holiday season.

  • 11/28-12/4 National Handwashing Week

Handwashing is a simple yet overlooked act that can go a long way in helping avoid diseases. With the rise in seasonal-related illness, now is a perfect time to discuss the importance of handwashing on a hospital’s website or social media.

  • 12/5-12/11 Influenza Vaccination Week

With a flu season that’s expected to be worse than usual, it is more important than ever to spread the word about the influenza vaccine. Hospitals can boost vaccine appointments and prevent cases by sharing important information online to educate their community.

  • 12/8 National Brownie Day

Brownies are a classic treat that everyone loves and can be made with healthy ingredient alternatives to reduce sugar and fat content. Share healthy brownie recipes to engage your audience on social media during the holiday season.

Seasonal Recipes 

  • Hanukkah Recipe – Zucchini Latkes

Heart Healthy

Healthy zucchini replaces potatoes in these flavorful latkes. Pair them with a tossed salad for a heart-healthy brunch or light lunch.

  • For National Brownie Day – Santa Hat Brownies

Heart Healthy

Delicious low-fat brownies topped with healthy strawberries and whipped topping make easy Santa Hat Brownies that everyone will love.

  • Classic Winter Treat – Hot Cocoa

Gluten Free, Heart Healthy

Sweet indulgences…creamy, sweet hot cocoa. A healthy warm chocolate treat for a cold winter night. Low calorie. Low fat. Delicious.

  • Kwanzaa Recipe – Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

Heart Healthy

This easy mac and cheese gets a hint of sweetness and a creamy texture from healthy butternut squash.