National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Monthly Prevention Topics
Get Recommended Screening October 2020
Learn more about the best preventive services (including breast cancer screening) for you here.
All Monthly Prevention Topics include patient handouts to download and useful websites. Many of the topics correlate with the National Health Observances. You can have the handouts available in waiting rooms, health fairs and other educational forums.
- October 2020: Get Recommended Screenings Stay up-to-date on your preventive health care needs (including breast cancer screening) Learn more here.
- November 2020: Be Tobacco Free
- December 2020: Manage Stress
- September 2020 Be Safe: Prevent STIs. Learn more about the actions you can take to protect yourself against the spread of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)here.
- August 2020: Get Recommended Immunizations Don’t forget your annual flu shot. Talk with your provider and Learn more here.
- July 2020: Ask About Low Blood Sugars Prevent episodes of low blood sugar to manage diabetes. Learn more here.
- June 2020: Be Safe: Prevent Falls Older adults can be at higher risk of falling, learn more here about how to prevent falls.
- May 2020: Be Physically Active Be Physically Active to take care of yourself and your health. Learn more here.
- April 2020: Limit Alcohol If you choose to drink alcohol, drink in moderation and avoid "binge drinking." Learn more here
- March 2020: Eat Wisely Follow some of these tips to eat wisely and improve your overall health and well-being.
- February 2020: Strive for a Healthy Weight Controlling your weight helps you stay healthy now and in the future.
- January 2020: Be Involved in Your Health Care You can take an active role in your health care. Work with your health care team to manage your health.
- December 2019: Manage Stress Feeling stressed? It's commonplace. Consider checking out some of these simple options for managing your stress.
- November 2019: Be Tobacco Free Thinking about quitting? We can help. Quitting tobacco is the number one step to take to improve your health.
- October 2019: Get Recommended Vaccines and Screening Tests New cancer cases can be reduced and many cancer deaths can be prevented. Studies show that screening for breast, cervical, colorectal, lung and prostate cancer helps find these diseases at an early, often highly treatable stage. Find out more about cancer screening tests.
- September 2019: Be Safe Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are increasing in the United States. STIs are spread by having sex with someone who has a STI. By learning more about STIs you can learn how to protect yourself and others.
- August 2019: Get Recommended Vaccines and Screening Tests Recommendations for preventive services depend on your age, gender, health status, and family history. Find out which immunizations are recommended for you.
- July 2019: Be Involved in Your Health Care: Ask About Low Blood Sugars It is important for patients who have diabetes to talk with their health care provider about selecting a safe and effective blood glucose target range that is based on their own goals, priorities and lifestyles.