|In any given month, there are a number of days or weeks dedicated to raising awareness about important health issues. In October alone, more than 25 different medical topics are recognized and observed in Canada. These national health awareness days, weeks and months present healthcare providers with an opportunity to educate the public, motivate coworkers and promote healthy living.Taking advantage of these national health awareness days shows your organization is committed to the health and wellness of its community members and staff. But it takes a little planning and promotion to be successful. Keep reading for some helpful tips on supporting these important health-related causes.Planning a successful health awareness day|
If your organization is looking to promote an upcoming health awareness day, you’ll need to do a little upfront planning. Health Canada has a handy, online Calendar of Health Promotion Days that can help you choose which health topics are a good fit for your organization and the community it serves. Decide on which awareness days you will observe and look to some of these ideas to help promote them.
Remember, there’s always an opportunity, no matter what time of year, to bring about awareness and show support of health and wellness topics. Pick a day and go for it. Your community will thank you.
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