New Informational Tools
The Arkansas State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup (AR-SEOW) recently posted new resources on the Prevention Works website. Informational tools created through AR-SEOW highlight substance use data. All tools are available for download from the website, or you can request free printed versions through the website or by contacting us.
American Heart Month
February is recognized as American Heart Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death, with approximately one death per minute. The good news is, it is a preventable disease by making heart-healthy choices. Support this cause and raise awareness about heart disease by wearing red Friday, Feb. 2. Learn more at the American Heart Association website and follow using the hashtag #WearRedandGive.
World Cancer Day
Feb. 4 is World Cancer Day, which was created with a three-year theme of “We can. I can.” The focus of this day is to explore how everyone, as a collective, can do their part in reducing the global burden of cancer.
National Burn Awareness Week
Feb. 4 – 10 is recognized as National Burn Week. Burn injuries continue to be the leading cause of unintentional deaths in the United States. Every two hours and 35 minutes, there is another civilian fire death. The goal of the National Burn Awareness Week is to remind us of the dangers associated with fire and flame and to educate ourselves about precautions that should be taken to prevent burn injuries. For more information, go to the American Burn Association website and follow using the hashtag #NBAW.
Children of Alcoholics Week
Feb. 11 – Feb. 17 is internationally highlighted as Children of Alcoholics Week. The goal of this week is to raise awareness that children are affected by parental alcohol problems. By supporting this cause, we can help the children in need know they are not alone, and help and support is available. Visit the Children of Alcoholics Website for more information.
National Eating Disorders Awareness Week
Feb. 26 – Mar. 4 is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. This year’s focus, “Let’s get real,” highlights eating disorders, works to remove the stigma associated with them and puts life-saving resources into the hands of those in need. Visit the National Eating Disorders Association website and follow using the hashtag #NEDAwareness.
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