Monthly Archives: March 2017

Spring is here! April is Alcohol Awareness Month!

Drinking too much alcohol increases people’s risk of injuries, violence, drowning, liver disease, and some types of cancer.
The good news? We can all do our part to prevent alcohol misuse or abuse.
Spread the word about strategies for preventing alcohol misuse or abuse and encourage communities, families, and individuals to get involved.

How can Alcohol Awareness Month make a difference?
We can use this month to raise awareness about alcohol abuse and take action to prevent it, both at home and in the community.

Here are just a few ideas:

Encourage friends or family members to make small changes, like keeping track of their drinking and setting drinking limits.
Share tips with parents to help them talk with their kids about the risks of alcohol use.
Ask doctors and nurses to talk to their patients about the benefits of drinking less or quitting

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

How can Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month make a difference?
We can use this month to raise awareness about colorectal cancer and take action toward prevention. Communities, organizations, families, and individuals can get involved and spread the word.

Here are just a few ideas:

1. Encourage families to get active together – exercise may help reduce the risk of colorectal cancer.
2. Talk to family, friends, and people in your community about the importance of getting screened for colorectal cancer starting at age 50.
3. Ask doctors and nurses to talk to patients age 50 and older about the importance of getting screened.