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May Health Initiatives




National Mental Health Awareness Month

Suggested social media message: 1 in 5 Americans live with a mental health condition. If you're concerned that you or a loved one may be suffering from a mental health condition, you are not alone. The Defense Health Agency has many resources available to help: www.health.mil/mentalhealth #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth


Melanoma Awareness Month

Suggested social media message: Reduce rising rates of skin cancer by giving your skin the attention and care it needs. If you see anything on your skin that looks suspicious, contact your health care provider right away. For information about TRICARE coverage, go to: https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/skin/basic_info/CDC webpage


National Hurricane Preparedness Week (May 1-7)

Suggested social media message: Food, water and medical supplies are harder to find in the days before an expected hurricane. Always be ready for hurricane season. https://newsroom.tricare.mil/Disaster-Information/Before-a-DisasterTRICARE webpage #NationalHurricanePreparednessWeek #HurricaneReadiness


Women's Health Month (May 14-20)

Suggested Social Media Message: There is no limit to what women can accomplish. Take time this month to make your health a priority and encourage your female friends to do the same. https://health.mil/womenshealth #WomensHealthWeek #WomensHealth



National Armed Forces Day (May 20)

Suggested Social Media Message: Thank you to all of the brave men and women who answered the call to serve our great nation. We salute you! #NationalArmedForces Day



National Emergency Medical Services Week (May 21-27)

Suggested Social Media Message: This week we honor those who work on the medical frontlines and provide emergency care to our service members and their families. #NationalEmergencyMedicalServicesWeek



National Senior Health and Fitness Day (May 31)

Suggested Social Media Message: Getting older doesn’t have to mean slowing down! This #NationalSeniorHealthandFitnessDay, get moving to achieve your health and wellness goals.


National Save Your Hearing Day (May 31)

Suggested Social Media Message: Don’t take your hearing for granted! Prevent hearing loss and take care of your ears in loud and dangerous environments with hearing protection such as ear coverings or ear plugs. Visit DoD’s Hearing Center of Excellence to learn more ways to protect your ears and prevent hearing loss: https://health.mil/HCEHomeHearing Center of Excellence webpage

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