Raising Your Health Awareness
Awareness is knowing about a situation, condition or problem or knowing and understanding what is going on in the world around you. Raising awareness not only brings attention to what is happening in the world, but it builds character in yourself and makes you reflect on your own weakness and strengths to be more open minded.
Raising awareness helps us understand health concerns and brings attention to our own well-being.
Below are awareness campaigns for October-November 2021. Check out the volunteer opportunities that are available.
March Awareness Month
National Kidney Awareness Month-National Kidney Month during March is a reminder to give our kidneys a check-up. Statistics show that 1 in 3 Americans are at high risk for kidney disease because of diabetes, high blood pressure, or a family history of kidney failure. On top of that, 30 million Americans already have kidney disease, and many of them are not aware of it because symptoms usually don’t show until the disease has progressed. For more information click here.
National Nutrition Awareness Month-Our overall health is a balance of diet, exercise, rest, and hereditary traits. While we do not have control over heredity, we do control the other three. Nutrition is one of the biggest factors in our health. What we eat can significantly increase or decrease our risk factors for disease and injury. We are often bombarded by a variety of diet programs that aim to improve our health and keep us slim. Making sense of them all can become a daunting task. However, most studies agree that including fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean meats, and proteins comprise a healthy diet. For more information click here.
Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month-Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month during March encourages support for the nearly 400,000 people diagnosed in the United States with this unpredictable disorder.While not contagious, it can be devastating if untreated and challenging to diagnose. Symptoms often develop over time. Many times, physicians rule out other conditions before making a diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis. For more information click here.
Brain Injury Awareness Month-National Brain Injury Awareness Month in March alerts us to the causes and aims to eliminate the stigma surrounding brain injuries.When it comes to brain injuries, not a single injury or person is the same. The month is dedicated to improving awareness of brain injuries. Providing quality support for people with brain injuries and understanding their needs will improve their outcomes for the future. Changing the world’s perspective to understand how brain injuries work is a difficult task. For more information click here.