Your library can spur patron interest in consumer health issues ranging from minority health to immunization awareness simply by keeping an eye on the calendar and using NNLM resources.
National health observances are those special occasions like LGBTQ Pride Month or Family Health History Day that provide libraries with opportunities to engage their communities and raise health awareness in their programming.
Libraries can join in the public-education effort by offering programs based on the observances with the resources found on the NNLM National Health Observances page.
The selection of available materials includes program kits, handouts, posters and slides for electronic displays. The resources will be updated monthly as new observances approach.
For more information about health observances in general, including a calendar with more than 200 occasions listed, visit https://healthfinder.gov/nho/.