Here is a health, wellness & safety focus for June, with links to national health observances, safety events and general wellness initiatives.

June is National Safety Month.  Injuries are a leading cause of disability for people of all ages – and they are the leading cause of death for Americans ages 1 to 44. But there are many things people can do to stay safe and prevent injuries. The month is cosponsored by the National Safety Council (NDC). Each week in June, the NSC will provide downloadable resources highlighting a different safety topic:

Week 1: Stand Ready to Respond
Week 2: Be Healthy
Week 3: Watch Out for Dangers
Week 4: Share Roads Safely

They will also sponsor a free webinar on June 14: Hidden Epidemics: What the data tell us about our safety



Other Health, Wellness & Safety Observances in June

Fruits & Vegetables Month – Learn the top 10 reasons to eat more fruits & vegetables and find recipes, meal planning tips and more at More Matters, a health initiative focused on helping Americans increase fruit & vegetable consumption for better health

Men’s Health Month – Heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. This month gives health care providers, public policy makers, the media, and individuals an opportunity to encourage men and boys to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for disease and injury. June 13-19, 2016 is Men’s Health Week

Great Outdoors Month 2016
A truly American idea, the State and National Parks of this country represent our natura lheritage. This June, celebrate the natural wonder and outdoor spirit of America by getting outside during Great Outdoors Month. Once you come outside, you’ll never want to go back inside.

Fireworks Safety Month – 230 people on average go the emergency room every day with fireworks-related injuries in the month around the July 4th holiday. Sparklers can burn at 2,000°F, hot as a blow torch.

June 4 – American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day

June 5 – National Cancer Survivors’ Day

June 5 – 11 – National Rip Current Awareness Week

June 11 – Get Outdoors Day

June 17 – Eat Your Vegetables Day

June 19 – World Sickle Cell Day

June 19-24 – Lightning Safety Awareness Week

June 27 – National HIV Testing Day


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