National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
Among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum) is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Every year, about 140,000 Americans are diagnosed with colorectal cancer, and more than 50,000 people die from it. But this disease is highly preventable, by getting screened beginning at age 50.
National Nutrition Month
There's no one diet that is right for everyone, so it's important to follow a healthful eating plan that's packed with tasty foods and that keeps your unique lifestyle in mind.
Save Your Vision Month
Save Your Vision month is held every March and aims to increase awareness regarding good eye care. Organized by the American Optometric Association, the main focus of this event is to encourage more people to go for regular eye exams. With computers becoming an everyday part of people’s lives, the risk of eye strain and damage is higher than before. Apart from ordinary eye care, this month specially focuses on eye care in the work place with an emphasis on employers to take eye care and health seriously.
National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month
The National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD), the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) and the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) are proud to present Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month 2017!
National Eye Donor Month
They ranged from newborns to senior citizens and came from all walks of life. Disease or injury damaged their corneas, the clear outside part of the eye, robbing them of their sight. Other treatment options failed, leaving transplantation their only hope to read a book, to drive a car, to enjoy a sunset or to watch their children grow up.
National Kidney Month
A diagnosis of kidney disease can be scary. Here is what to expect next so you can make educated decisions about your health.
National Professional Social Work Month
Social workers stand up for millions of people every day. These include people who are experiencing devastating illnesses and mental health crises, our veterans, children, families and communities. Yet many people still misunderstand who social workers are and the invaluable contributions they bring to society.
Workplace Eye Health and Safety Month
According to Prevent Blindness America, 90 percent of all eye injuries are preventable simply by wearing the proper eye protection. The organization has designated March as Workplace Eye Health and Safety Awareness Month to encourage workers in all industries to protect their eyes now to ensure healthy vision in the future.
American Red Cross Month
Every eight minutes, the American Red Cross brings help and hope to people in need, thanks to heroes like you. Whether you donate funds, donate blood or volunteer, we depend on your support to make a difference in communities across the country.
National Poison Prevention Month
The National Poisoning Prevention Council (“the Council”) is a group of representatives from government and nonprofit organizations that have an interest in the prevention of unintentional poisoning through raising awareness and promoting poisoning prevention public education.
It affects mostly males, as it is an X chromosome linked condition. Hemophilia affects 1 in 5,000 male births in the U.S. and approximately 400 babies are born with hemophilia each year. 400,000 people worldwide are living with hemophilia and about 20,000 are living with it in the United States alone. All races and economic groups are affected equally. People with hemophilia who have access to factor replacement therapy have a normal life expectancy.
Baker Walking Group
Parents helping parents: A support group for care givers of children 3 and younger is available at the Baker County Health Department, please call for more information. 904-259-6291 ext. 5255.
Baker County Health Department Abstinence Program
The Abstinence program at the Health Department, “Cool: Changing Our Own Lives”, is available to teach abstinence to 11-17 year olds. If your organization is interested in receiving these rewarding, interactive and informational sessions, contact the Health Education Department at 259-6291 ext. 5248
Tobacco Cessation Classes
Classes are available for the parents of teens to learn how to talk to their teens about sex, drugs and dating, teen anger, positive life choices, empowering teens to build assets, transitions in adolescence and more. If you would like information about setting up a class with your organization, contact the Health Education Department at 259-6291 ext. 5248
The Baker CHD offers CPR/First Aid classes through the American Safety and Health Institute. Classes are $45.00 for both and are offered each month for individual or businesses. Please call 259-6291 ext. 5269 to register.