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.
Brain Injury Awareness Month
The month of March is recognized as Brain Injury Awareness Month. The theme for 2018 to 2020 is “Change your mind.” Its goal is to educate the public about the incidence of brain injuries, and the needs of people with brain injuries and their families. The campaign also supports and empowers brain injury survivors and promotes support resources available to them. For more details, visit the Brain Injury Association website.
Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month
During March – Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month – the goal is to create awareness about developmental disabilities and tell stories about the lives of people who live with a disability. Gov. Asa Hutchinson and the Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS) Division of Developmental Disabilities Services (DDS) will hold a kick-off ceremony at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 6, in the Governor’s Conference Room at the State Capitol. For more information, visit the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities website and follow using the hashtag #DDawareness18.
National Nutrition Month
The theme for National Nutrition Month during March is “Go Further with Food.” It focuses on the importance of making informed food choices, and developing lasting good-eating and physical activity habits. For resources on eating and living well, visit the eat right website.
World Kidney Day
March 8 is celebrated as the World Kidney Day, and this year’s theme is kidneys and women’s health. The goal is to include, value and empower women and girls worldwide with access to health education, health care and prevention of kidney disease. Visit the World Kidney Day website for more information.
National Inhalant and Poison Awareness Week
March 18 – 24 is designated as National Inhalant and Poison Awareness Week to raise awareness about inhalant and poison prevention. It is an opportunity to highlight inhalant and poison dangers for people of all ages and equip ourselves with the necessary precautions. For more details, visit the poison help website.
Kick Butts Day
March 21 is celebrated as Kick Butts Day as a campaign to encourage tobacco-free kids. Various activities will highlight the health dangers of tobacco and raise awareness of the community’s tobacco problem. To find events near you or organize an event, visit the Kick Butts Day website.
World Down Syndrome Day
March 21 is World Down Syndrome Day. This campaign explains how people with Down Syndrome can and do make meaningful contributions to society throughout their lives. It also empowers individuals with Down Syndrome to advocate for their rights and opportunities to make meaningful contributions. More information at World Down Syndrome Day website.
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