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Health Observances This Month

See below for social media graphics and messages related to national health observances.

National Health Observances Toolkit 

Cook County Department of Public Health is encouraging all suburban Cook County residents to be aware of health issues by reviewing this month’s awareness campaigns and sharing information about health conditions.

National Health Observances

Communications Materials & Social Media Assets

Below are sample posts and graphics for national health observances that you can download and share on social media to raise awareness about important health issues this month. Please tag us on:

National Nutrition Month

National Nutrition Month

Sample National Nutrition Month post text can be copied and pasted to your social media profiles to help spread awareness:

  • This year’s theme is Fuel for the Future! During March, learn more about RDNs and NDTRs and discover the importance of fueling bodies at every age, plus eating with sustainability in mind. Learn more about #NationalNutritionMonth: sm.eatright.org/NNM
  • March is #NationalNutritionMonth! To celebrate and get involved, check out this toolkit full of resources, including tip sheets, activity handouts, and more: sm.eatright.org/NNMresources
  • During #NationalNutritionMonth and beyond, focus on the environment when meal planning! For example, you can shop locally and choose foods with minimal packaging. Get more tips to lighten your carbon foodprint: sm.eatright.org/carbonfdprint
  • A good way to focus on sustainability is by starting a container or backyard garden to grow food at home! Tips on how to get started: sm.eatright.org/contnrgarden #NationalNutritionMonth
  • Eat with the environment in mind by getting creative with plant-based recipes and trying new foods! A few healthful vegetarian meal ideas: sm.eatright.org/vegmealideas #NationalNutritionMonth
  • An RDN can help people of all ages get the nutrition guidance they need by developing a safe, realistic eating plan and providing creative meal planning strategies to help you stay motivated. Find a nutrition expert during #NationalNutritionMonth: sm.eatright.org/findRD
  • To help save money and reduce food waste, plan your meals and snacks and make a grocery list before heading to the store! Get more tips for shopping healthy on a budget: sm.eatright.org/shopbudget #NationalNutritionMonth
  • Give your body the fuel it needs during every stage of life! Enjoy a variety of foods from all food groups and in various forms. Discover the benefits of fresh, frozen, and canned foods: sm.eatright.org/frshcanfrzn
  • Preparing food at home can be good for you and the environment! Enjoy meals with friends and family and add some variety by trying new flavors and foods from around the world: sm.eatright.org/globalbrkfst #NationalNutritionMonth

Social Media National Nutrition Month Images

National Colorectal Awareness Month

National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Posts

Sample National Colorectal Cancer Awareness (March 3rd, 2023) post text can be copied and pasted to your social media profiles to help spread awareness:

  • March is National #ColorectalCancerAwarenessMonth! The new age to get your colonoscopy is 45 – reduced last year from 50. Now, 20 million more Americans are eligible to get checked. Learn more: https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/colorectal/index.htm
  • In Black Americans, colon cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer death. Getting checked can prevent colon cancer or catch it early, when it’s easiest to treat. Start at 45 (or earlier if you have symptoms). Take a short quiz to find out which screening options are best for you. Visit quiz.getscreened.org. #TheyDidntSay
  • Colon cancer is often a silent disease. It can develop without symptoms. Getting checked can prevent colon cancer or catch it early, when it’s easiest to treat. Start at 45 (or earlier if you have symptoms). Visit quiz.getscreened.org to take a short quiz to find out which screening options are best for you. #TheyDidntSay
  • Younger adults are getting colon cancer at increasing rates, and African Americans are even more likely to develop it before turning 50. If you have symptoms or a family history, your risk is higher (and you could be eligible to get screened before age 45). Visit quiz.getscreened.org to learn your risk. #TheyDidntSay
  • 1 in 3 people with colon cancer has other family members who have had it. Take this short quiz to learn about your personal screening options at quiz.getscreened.org. #TheyDidntSay
  • Did you know that colorectal cancer screening should begin at age 45? Don’t put off screening – take a short quiz to find out your screening options based on your personal risk factors. quiz.getscreened.org #TomorrowCantWait #ScreenAt45
  • Did you know that screening is the No. 1 way to prevent colorectal cancer or catch it early when it’s most treatable? There are often no symptoms of colorectal cancer, so don’t put it off – take a short quiz to find out your screening options. quiz.getscreened.org #TomorrowCantWait #ScreenAt45
  • About 1 in 3 people in the US who should get tested for colorectal cancer have never been screened! Help spread the word—if you’re 45 or older it’s time to get screened. Visit quiz.getscreened.org to find out your screening options. #TomorrowCantWait #ScreenAt45

Social Media National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Images

Dress in Blue Day – March 3rd

Dress in Blue Day Posts

Sample Dress in Blue Day post text can be copied and pasted to your social media profiles to help spread awareness:

  • On March 3, CCDPH is wearing blue to remind everyone that for many, colorectal cancer is as real as it gets. Even for those under 45. Join CCDPH #DressInBlueDay, in honoring those impacted by colorectal cancer. Learn more: ccalliance.org/march #ColorectalCancerAwarenessMonth

Social Media Dress in Blue Day Images

Bleeding Disorder Awareness Month

Bleeding Disorder Awareness Month Posts

Sample Bleeding Disorder Awareness Month post text can be copied and pasted to your social media profiles to help spread awareness:

  • #BleedingDisordersAwarenessMonth is March 1-31. You can help start a conversation about inheritable blood and bleeding disorders. Learn more: https://gather.video/Rb27
  • Advocacy, research, and education are essential to ensuring the health and well-being of our community. #BleedingDisordersAwarenessMonth. Learn more: https://gather.video/Rb27
  • Stand up for inheritable blood and bleeding disorders during #BDAM by starting a conversation! Learn more: https://gather.video/Rb27

Social Media Bleeding Disorder Awareness Month Images

World Kidney Day – March 9th

World Kidney Day Posts

Sample World Kidney Day post text can be copied and pasted to your social media profiles to help spread awareness:

  • Let’s raise awareness around the world about the importance of our kidneys! Celebrate the 2023 #WorldKidneyDay campaign under the theme of #KidneyHealthforAll. Learn more: https://www.cdc.gov/kidneydisease/index.html

Social Media World Kidney Day Images

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day – March 10th

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Posts

Sample National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day post text can be copied and pasted to your social media profiles to help spread awareness:

  • March 10th is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day! To talk more about prevention, testing and treatment of HIV visit: https://go.usa.gov/xsnNT #NWGHAAD #EndingHIVEpidemic
  • #DYK When taken as prescribed, #PrEP reduces the risk of getting HIV from sex by about 99%? To learn about more PrEP, visit: https://go.usa.gov/xsny9 #NWGHAAD #EndingHIVEpidemic
  • Get tested, know your risk, and talk to your doctor about #PrEP. http://bit.ly/NWGHAADPrEP #NWGHAAD #EndingHIVEpidemic
  • In the U.S., about 23% of people living with #HIV are women. Here’s how @HHSgov is planning to change this: https://go.usa.gov/xzBDb #NWGHAAD #EndingHIVEpidemic

Social Media National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Images

World Down Syndrome Day – March 10th

World Down Syndrome Posts

For World Down Syndrome Day 2023, we call for people and organizations around the world to be With Us Not For Us. The message of With Us Not For Us is key to a human rights-based approach to disability. A human rights-based approach views people with disabilities as having the right to be treated fairly and have the same opportunities as everyone else, working with others to improve their lives.

Sample World Down Syndrome hashtags can be copied and pasted to your social media profiles to help spread awareness:

  • #WorldDownSyndromeDay
  • #WithUsNotForUs

Social Media World Down Syndrome Images

Purple Day – March 26th

Epilepsy Purple Day Posts

March 26 is EpilepsyPurple Day. Purple Day is an international grassroots effort dedicated to increasing awareness about epilepsy worldwide. On March 26 annually, people in countries around the world are invited to wear purple and host events in support of epilepsy awareness.

Sample Epilepsy Purple Day hashtags can be copied and pasted to your social media profiles to help spread awareness:

  • #PurpleDay

Social Media Purple Day Images

World Tuberculosis Day – March 24th

World Tuberculosis Day Posts

March 24 is World Tuberculosis (TB) Day. World TB Day is a day to educate the public about the impact of TB around the world. We must continue to “Think, Test, and Treat TB.” Learn more: https://www.cdc.gov/tb/default.htm

Sample World Tuberculosis Day hashtags can be copied and pasted to your social media profiles to help spread awareness:

  • #TB
  • #WorldTBDay

Social Media World Tuberculosis Day Images

National Doctors’ Day – March 30th

National Doctors’ Day Posts

Happy National Doctors’ Day! CCDPH would like to recognize our own staff doctors, as well as all doctors around the world for their dedication to improving patients’ lives. Thank you for working so hard to keep our communities healthy!

Sample National Doctors’ Day hashtags can be copied and pasted to your social media profiles to help spread awareness:

  • #nationaldoctorsday
  • #doctorsday

Social Media National Doctors’ Day Images

Updated March 8, 2023, 4:00 PM