National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month – The United States Department of Agriculture provides a variety of tools posters, informational resources and more to help you promote June as National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month. Find out what’s in season this spring and summer and get recipes, posters, clip art, nutritional information and more to promote fresh, healthy eating.
Men’s Health Awareness – June is Men’s Health Month, with June 10 – 16 designated as Men’s Health Week. The purpose of the focus on Men’s Health is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. It is also Men’s Health/Cancer Awareness Month. The cancers that most frequently affect men are prostate, colon, lung, and skin cancers. Knowing about these cancers and how they can be prevented or found early can save lives.
National Safety Month – The National Safety Council is encouraging businesses and communities across the country to participate in National Safety Month, an annual observance to increase awareness of the top causes of preventable injuries and deaths and to encourage safe behaviors. Free materials, including posters and tip sheets, are available to help spread important safety messages.
Each week in June will highlight a different leading cause of unintentional injury and death:
- June 1 to 4 – Summertime Safety
- June 5 to 11 – Preventing Overexertion – the third-leading cause of unintentional injuries treated in emergency departments.
- June 12 to 18 – Teen Driving Safety – Each year, more than 5,500 people are killed in crashes involving teen drivers.
- June 19 to 25 – Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls – Falls are one of the nation’s leading causes of unintentional injuries treated in emergency departments.
- June 26 to 30 – On the Road, Off the Phone – Motor vehicle crashes remain the nation’s leading cause of unintentional death. NSC estimates 23% of all motor vehicle crashes involve cell phone use behind the wheel.
Cataract Awareness Month – PreventBlindness.org has designated June as Cataract Awareness Month – cataracts are a leading cause of blindness among older adults in the United States. More than half of all Americans have cataracts by the time they are 80 years old.
Fireworks Safety – Leading up to and including July Fourth celebrations, fireworks-related injuries peak. Fireworks Safety Month is marked from June 1 through July 4. Here’s a Fireworks Safety infographic to promote awareness.
June 2 – National Cancer Survivors Day – From family members to close friends, everyone knows someone whose life has been touched by cancer. On Sunday, June 2, 2013, thousands of people around the world will gather to observe the 26th annual National Cancer Survivors Day.
June 19 – World Sickle Cell Awareness Day – World Sickle Cell Day was created by the United Nations by resolution.
and is recognized globally on June 19. Sickle cell is one of the world’s foremost genetic diseases that has severe physical, psychological and social consequences for those affected. Find resources, activities, and blood drives.
June 23 – 29 – National Lightening Safety Awareness Week – whether at home or at work, it’s important to take lightning seriously and to know when and what precautions to take to stay safe. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service offers excellent resources.
June 27 – National HIV Testing Day – access fact sheets and circulate information about local HIV testing sites.
ESI EAP offers 24-7 access to counselors and a wide variety of support resources for employees and family members who are facing difficult health challenges. We also offer wellness benefits and health risk assessments, including discounts for weight loss programs, exercise and nutrition programs, and stop smoking programs. If you want to learn more about how ESI can provide more employee EAP benefits and more employer services, call us at 800-535-4841.