November 2021 Health Observance Calendar Includes American Diabetes Month, Lung Cancer Awareness Month, Movember & These Important Days…
Here are all the important Baldwin Publishing health awareness days in our Celebrate Today Social Media Guide. Recognize these health observances on your blog, newsletter, website and social media to drive more appointments and online traffic.
November Health Observance Calendar
Approximately 30 million Americans have type 2 diabetes. Hospitals and health organizations can educate their audiences about healthier food choices to help manage diabetes, such as swapping out carbs and lowering sugar intake.
- Lung Cancer Awareness Month
Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in both men and women. Unfortunately, it often goes undetected. Only about 16% of lung cancer cases are caught early. Discuss the warning signs of lung cancer on your blog and social media to encourage screenings and early detection.
As innocuous as daylight savings may seem, turning the clocks ahead an hour has been shown to cause an increase in motor vehicle, household, and other accidents.
- Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month
Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, typically affects adults over age 65, but it can affect younger people as well. Share important information about Alzheimer’s to educate your audience about the misconceptions surrounding the disease.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) makes it difficult to breathe easily. It’s not always easy to diagnose COPD. In fact, millions of Americans may have the disease and not realize it, according to the American Lung Association. Increase preventative screenings by discussing the signs and symptoms of COPD.
Peppers can add a nutritious, high-fiber staple to any meal. Sharing recipes for national pepper month is a great way for hospitals and health organizations to drive engagement to their website.
Men schedule visits to the doctor significantly less than women. Focus content this month on men’s health issues such as prostate and testicular cancer. Movember is a perfect opportunity to discuss the importance of screenings and preventative doctor’s visits.
- National Healthy Skin Month
Healthy skin habits can prevent premature aging. Sun protection can help reduce skin diseases including basal cell cancer and melanoma. Hospitals can discuss the importance of healthy skin habits to remind people that it is never too early — or too late — to start taking care of their skin.
- 11/22 GERD Awareness Week
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a chronic form of acid reflux. Content should discuss the differences between GERD and heartburn, and hospitals can use the opportunity to reach those struggling with symptoms of the disease.
Sweet potato pie is a southern treat made with less sugar and eggs than other dessert options. Health organizations can share sweet potato recipes this month to drive engagement on their website or social media.
- National Family Caregiver’s Month
Taking care of a loved one is a noble cause, but it can also be very stressful. Health organizations can use National Caregiver’s Month to discuss the resources available to caregivers and the importance of self care.
Urinary incontinence — or the inability to control the release of urine — affects over 25 million people in the U.S., according to the National Association for Continence. Over 75% of those struggling with this are women. Bladder Health month is an opportunity to help those dealing with incontinence.