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World AIDS Day — Get Vital Information on HIV Testing
2 in 10 new mothers is a teen. CDC Vital Signs™: www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns
STRYVE. Prevent youth violence before it starts.
One in Two sexually active young people will get an std by 25. Most won't know it. Get yourself talking with your patients. GYT.
Every 9½ minutes someone in the US is infected with HIV. I got the facts. Act Against AIDS: NineAndaHalfMinutes.org
Know Your HIV Status? To find HIV Test Centers near you: Text: Your Zip Code To: KnowIt or 566948. www.hivtest.org
Find free and low-cost breast and cervical cancer screenings in your area - National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program

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National Health Education Week

This year, National Health Education Week is observed from Oct. 16th-20th 2017. This occasion centers national attention on key public health issues and promotes understanding of the role health education plays in promoting the public's health. This celebration is being promoted by the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) with five themes to be emphasized over the week:

Monday: Making health for all a reality

Tuesday: The use of technology in health education

Wednesday: What's advocacy got to do with it?

Thursday: What's the impact of environmental health?

Friday: Community health - this is who we are and what we do

During National Health Education Week, look for blog posts on each theme from the Extension Community Health Team blog here: http://web.extension.illinois.edu/cook/eb252/. The Extension Community Health Team delivers prevention-focused, research-driven community health education programming in English and Spanish. The six areas for programming the team will focus on in the 2017/18 program year are:

  • Healthcare
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health
  • Chronic Disease Prevention and Management
  • Mental Health
  • Trauma-Informed Care
  • Interpersonal Violence

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