National Alcohol Awareness Month
April is Alcohol Awareness Month — a time to raise awareness about the health and social problems caused by excessive drinking. Alcohol Awareness Month also offers people the opportunity to evaluate their own drinking and determine if they need to change their habits.
Stress Awareness Month
Stress does not merely afflict your mind; it can also affect you on a cellular level. In fact, long-term stress can lead to a wide range of illnesses—from headaches to stomach disorders to depression—and can even increase the risk of serious conditions like stroke and heart disease. Understanding the mind/stress/health connection can help you better manage stress and improve your health and well-being
National Cancer Control Month
Cancer is the leading disease of today, right after heart diseases, it has a very high percentage of mortality. National Cancer Control Month is April, during this month many Cancer prevention organizations and governments have a goal to raise awareness about this disease all over the world.
National Child Abuse Prevention Month
Strong, nurturing communities that are supportive of families can get involved and play a role in preventing child abuse and neglect and promoting child and family well-being.
National Counseling Awareness Month
Each year, the American Counseling Association designates the month of April as Counseling Awareness Month (CAM). It's a time to celebrate the counseling profession, showcase the important work counselors do in communities nationwide, and educate the public about the many ways in which all types of counselors empower others to live more fulfilling lives.
Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Learn more about the history of Sexual Assault Awareness Month and the movement to end sexual violence.
National Donate Life Month
National Donate Life Month (NDLM) was instituted by Donate Life America and its partnering organizations in 2003. Celebrated in April each year, NDLM features an entire month of local, regional and national activities to help encourage Americans to register as organ, eye and tissue donors and to celebrate those that have saved lives through the gift of donation.
National Occupational Therapy Month
Occupational therapy is the only profession that helps people across the lifespan to do the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of daily activities (occupations). Occupational therapy practitioners enable people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health, and prevent—or live better with—injury, illness, or disability.
National STD’s/Family Planning Awareness Month
Once nearing elimination, national data find that syphilis is thriving. Rates are on the rise among men, women, newborns, a majority of age groups, all regions, and almost every race/ethnicity. Syphilis’s resurgence highlights its ability to affect many communities at anytime and anywhere. We cannot accept this as the new normal, and together, we can and must reverse these increases. To underscore the importance of this issue, we are dedicating the entire month of April to syphilis prevention.
National Minority Health and Health Disparities Month
April is National Minority Health Month. The theme for 2017 is "Bridging Health Equity Across Communities." Learn what CDC is doing and help raise awareness of the health disparities that affect minorities.
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.