TOOL Health Observances for February
January 28, 2009
It's appropriate that in February we would observe American Heart Month, with the Wellness Council of America reminding employers to make sure that employees "are heart smart and heart healthy." But the nonprofit council, which aims to help improve the health of working Americans, points out that employers can make employees aware of other conditions and issues as well. For instance, National Donor Day occurs this month, and it’s also National Wise Health Consumer Month and National Cancer Prevention Month. Employers can see the entire list at http://www.welcoa.org/observances/february.php, which includes resources, Web sites and contact information for such organizations as the American Heart Association and the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.