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January Observances

January features several national health and military observances that you can consider highlighting on your channels. Download and share any of the graphics and approved social media content shared below.

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Dr. King: A Leader of Nonviolent Social Transformation

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1/19/2022
Picture of Martin Luther King Jr.

The Defense Health Agency held an observance honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. King was a man committed to nonviolent action for social change.

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Data Privacy Day

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12/17/2021
Data Privacy Day

In a world of social media and life online it’s getting harder and harder to make sure personal data stays private. This #DataPrivacyDay make sure your data is as secure as possible. https://health.mil/News/Articles/2021/01/04/5-Tips-for-Better-Data-Privacy?type=Publications

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January

Winter Safety Sports

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12/17/2021
Winter Safety Sports

While remaining active during the winter is important, it can also be coupled with risks. National Winter Sports TBI Month reminds us to protect our most important asset – the brain – no matter the weather. #NWSTBImonth https://www.health.mil/tbicoe

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January

Folic Acid

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12/17/2021
Folic Acid

If you are pregnant or may become pregnant, folic acid is a crucial vitamin and can prevent up to 70% of serious birth defects of the brain and spine in infants. This #FolicAcidAwareness Week, take time to educate yourself and others on the health benefits of #FolicAcid. https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/folicacid/index.html

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January

Happy New Year 2022

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12/17/2021
Happy New Year 2022

2021 was filled with challenges and triumphs alike. Take the time today to celebrate this milestone and look forward to 2022. Happy New Year!

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January

Cervical Cancer

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12/17/2021
Cervical Cancer

It’s Cervical Health Awareness month! #DYK: cervical cancer and HPV can be prevented through regular screenings and the right vaccines. Keep your cervical health in check this January and read up on other women’s health topics here: https://health.mil/Military-Health-Topics/Total-Force-Fitness/Preventive-Health/Womens-Health

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January

New Year Resolution

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12/17/2021
New Year Resolution

The new year is the perfect time to reflect and make conscious decisions through growth and goalsetting. What will you improve upon this new year? #NewYear’sResolutionWeek

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January

MLK Day

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12/17/2021
MLK Day

Today we celebrate the honorable life and work of Martin Luther King Jr. His significant contributions to the civil rights movement in the United States will never be forgotten. #MLKDay

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January

National Blood Donor Month

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12/17/2021
National Blood Donor Month

Saving a life has never been easier! Click here to find a blood donation location and join us in honoring #NationalBloodDonorMonth today: https://www.militarydonor.com

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Winter Safety and Readiness

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12/17/2021
Winter Safety and Readiness

The winter season is well underway, so it’s crucial to stay prepared in the case of inclement weather. For additional resources and information on winter safety and readiness, click here: https://health.mil/Military-Health-Topics/MHS-Toolkits/Disaster-Prep-Toolkit/Winter-Storms-Extreme-Cold

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January

National Pharmacist Day

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12/17/2021
National Pharmacist Day

Hip-hip-horary it’s #NationalPharmacistDay! Pharmacists play a vital role across our @MilitaryHealth System and an especially important role in a patient’s wellbeing. Join us in thanking these men and women for all that they do!

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