Navy Medicine is excited to bring in another new year! We are committed to ensuring the health and readiness of our Sailors, Marines and their families. As we begin the new year, we encourage every beneficiary to partner in their health by making healthy lifestyle choices in 2017. Here's to a new year and a new you! Join the conversation: #NewYearNewYou
February is nationally recognized as Heart Health Month, a time for the Navy and Marine Corps community to show its support for those who are affected by heart disease and promote the healthy lifestyle choices that prevent it. Cardiovascular disease, including heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure, is the number one killer in the United States and can be prevented in many cases with a healthy lifestyle. During the month of February, Navy Medicine will promote a variety of programs, resources, and tools to maintain and improve the health and wellness of Sailors, Marines, their families, retirees and civilians.
March is nationally recognized as Brain Injury Awareness Month, a time for the Navy and Marine Corps community to show its support for those affected by brain injury. Navy Medicine has the research facilities, knowledge and expertise to help Sailors and Marines, family members and caregivers cope with brain injury. During the month we will provide the tools and resources to help educate our service members, their families, retirees and DoD civilians about the prevention and treatment of a brain injury, while highlighting Navy Medicine's ongoing and breakthroughs helping to improve and prolong the quality of life for those living with a brain injury.
April is national recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Though the Navy’s goal to eliminate sexual assault is a year-long effort, Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month is an opportunity to raise awareness and foster a culture of prevention. Through effective education and training, a 24/7 response capability to ensure victim support, reporting procedures available world-wide, and accountability that enhances the safety and well-being of all, Navy Medicine is dedicated to end sexual assault throughout the ranks. Throughout April, Navy Medicine will share information and resources about sexual assault prevention and ongoing education efforts throughout the enterprise. Join the conversation online and help spread the word: #SAAM
Navy Medicine is focused on mental health awareness throughout May. Our Navy and Marine Corps team must be psychologically fit to accomplish the mission. However, daily stressors, deployment or mobilization can present unique and psychological challenges to Sailors, Marines and their families. The good news is that many psychological health concerns are preventable and treatable. Join the conversation #MentalHealth
The purpose of Men’s Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among males. Throughout June, we’ll showcase how Navy Medicine is helping to ensure the readiness and well-being of the entire Navy and Marine Corps team by encouraging male beneficiaries to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for disease and injury. Join the conversation online and help us spread the word: #MensHealth
Navy Medicine recognizes July as 'Health Innovation Month.' Throughout the month, Navy Medicine will highlight initiatives, and share how it uses innovation to leverage technology and improve the convenience and experience of care for Sailors, Marines and their families. Finding innovative ways to keep patients health, happy and ready, Navy Medicine continues to provide world-class health care from battlefield to bedside. Join the conversation by using #HealthInnovation and #NavyInnovates.
August is Preventive Health Month. There's no better time for our Navy and Marine Corps team to improve readiness by improving health. Focus on your physical health, resilience and healthy behavior choices every day. Become partners in your health by being proactive instead of un-responsive to your health needs. Seek regular medical advice and early treatment for disease and injury. Promote healthy habits and a lifetime of good health. Join the conversation online and help spread the word - #StayHealthy #HealthPartnership
September is National Suicide Prevention Month. This year the Navy will build on its bystander intervention campaign "1 Small ACT" by asking Sailors and Marines to #BeThere for their shipmates. Preventing suicide is everyone's responsibility and simple, everyday actions can ultimately save lives. Join the conversation online: #BeThere for #EverySailorEveryDay
The purpose of Women's Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among women and girls. Throughout October, we'll showcase how Navy Medicine is helping to ensure the readiness and well-being of the entire Navy and Marine Corps team by encouraging female beneficiaries to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for disease and injury. Join the conversation online: #WomensHealth
According to the World Health Organization, tobacco use is the single greatest cause of preventable death globally. Navy Medicine recognizes its devastating effect on the health and readiness of our Navy and Marine Corps team and will highlight the tools and resources available to help beneficiaries #QuitTobacco. Join the conversation #TobaccoFree."
Throughout December, Navy Medicine will recognize its global health care network of 63,000 Navy medical personnel around the world who provide high quality health care to more than one million eligible beneficiaries. Whether we are providing medical care through one of our yearly humanitarian assistance efforts, partnering with local ministries of health and non-governmental organizations, or conducting disease research and surveillance at one of our labs around the world, we are making a significant impact on operational forces and global health worldwide. Join the conversation #GHE