Healthy, Safe & Well

April Updates

National organizations sponsor monthly observances throughout the year to bring awareness to a variety of topics. Highlighted below are just a few health, safety, and wellness related topic for awareness in April.

HEalthy: National Minority Health Month

The Office of Minority Health (OMH) sponsors this observance in April to bring attention to improvements in the health of racial/ethnic minority populations nationwide. The focus this year is on the disproportionate burden of COVID-19 on minority communities. Look for #VaccineReady on social to see the National Healthy Observances efforts to raise awareness about COVID-19 vaccination in vulnerable communities.

SAfe:  distracted driving awareness month

While the roads may seem less crowded than pre-pandemic levels, the number of crash related deaths in 2020 is estimated to be at the highest level in over 13 years. Distracted driving has become an epidemic in this country. Who hasn't seen other drivers texting, scrolling, or talking on their phones? Talking on the phone, even while using a hands free device, texting, adjusting in-car infotainment devices all distract you from your one purpose behind the wheel, and that is arriving at your destination safely. Learn more about this campaign from the National Safety Council (NSC). Just drive!

Well:  National Humor month

The Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor whose rally cry is "Humor Helps!" is a non-profit organization dedicated to the study and application of humor for positive change. Take some time this month to double your productivity after taking a quick humor break or learn more on their website.