September 2021 Health Observance Calendar Includes Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month, Cholesterol Education, Fall Prevention & These Important Days…

Here are all the Baldwin Publishing health awareness days for September 2021 in our Celebrate Today Social Media Guide. Recognize these health observances on your blog, newsletter, website and social media, and you will drive more appointments and online traffic.

September 2021 Health Observance Calendar

September Observances

  • aFib Awareness Month

Atrial fibrillation, more commonly known as AFib, is a condition that affects 2.7 million Americans. Use this observance to educate your community about the warning signs and preventative steps they can take.

  • Cholesterol Education Month

Cholesterol is a major risk factor for heart disease. By educating followers about the importance of choosing healthy fats, exercising, and including fiber in their diets, health organizations can help reduce cardiovascular disease in their communities.

  • Prostate Cancer Month       

Prostate cancer affects more than 50% of men by the time they’re 80. Recognizing this observance helps to promote the importance of screening appointments.

  • Peripheral Artery Disease Month

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a condition that affects 8 million Americans aged 40 and older. Sharing the important warning signs of PAD encourages people to get to the doctor earlier and take steps to mitigate the symptoms.

  • National Recovery Month

Recovery Month gives health organizations the opportunity to promote physical and psychological therapy resources available in the community.

  • Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month

Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month is an opportunity for health organizations to promote screenings for women to prevent uterine, ovarian and cervical cancer.

  • Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

1 in 5 children in the United States are either overweight or obese. Being overweight at a young age increases the likelihood of major health issues later in life, including heart disease and diabetes.

  • PCOS Awareness Month

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a condition that affects women’s hormone levels. Sharing common symptoms of PCOS will help boost appointments for women in the community to address concerns and warning signs.

  • National Chicken Month

Did you know that the average American eats 85 pounds of chicken per year? The Health eCooking Test Kitchen offers a variety of recipes that are easy and healthy to make.

  • Drug-Free Pain Management Month

Many people are not aware of non-medication related pain management options. Sharing information about drug-free pain management provides an excellent opportunity to promote appointments and services with doctors.

  • National Yoga Month

National Yoga Month allows hospitals to promote healthy lifestyle choices that help their followers prevent injuries, lose weight, and feel better. Because of its accessibility, yoga is appealing to a wide variety of followers.

  • Food Safety Education Month

About 48 million people get sick each year from food poisoning in the United States, according to the CDC. Hospitals can share information to reduce the risk of food poisoning and promote safe cooking habits.

  • Sepsis Awareness Month

According to the CDC, 1.7 million adults in the U.S. develop sepsis each year. Proper education from health organizations can help prevent misinformation about this infection.

  • Whole Grains Month

Whole grains make for an excellent source of nutrient-rich carbohydrates that are part of heart-healthy and low-fat diets. There are a variety of whole-grain recipes health organizations can share that promote healthy lifestyles.

Week Observances

  • Sept 5-11 Suicide Prevention Week

Suicide Prevention Week offers an important period for health organizations to educate the community about warning signs and proper responses regarding helping those struggling with suicidal thoughts.

  • Sept 12-18 Clean Hands Week

With colder weather on the way, it’s a good time to send out a reminder on proper hand washing, which can reduce the risk of infections from viruses and bacteria.

  • Sept 19-25 Fall Prevention Week

Did you know that falls are the leading cause of injury for adults over the age of 65? Health organizations can share tips for preventing falls that can save trips to the emergency room using simple measures like storing items within reach and installing proper lighting in the home.

Day Observances

  • Sept 13 Celiac Awareness Day

Celiac is an immune disease that causes people to be unable to process gluten in the small intestine. People with Celiac need to adhere to a strict gluten-free diet. Sharing information about this condition will help others to understand this common disease.

  • Sept 21 First Day of Fall

The first day of Fall may signal the return of cool weather activities, but it also means that an increase in viruses and bacteria due to cold weather are incoming as well. Share information about safety measures people can take to stay healthy as the seasons change.

  • Sept 23 Great American Pot Pie Day

Not only is pot pie a classic American recipe, but it can be made with healthy ingredients. Hospitals can connect with their audiences over this classic meal with a more nutritious twist.

  • Sept 27 Chocolate Milk Day

There is a reason that chocolate milk is a favorite among athletes! This beverage is an excellent source of protein and calcium that can help the body recover from exercise when consumed in the proper serving size.

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