December 1 was World AIDS Day. This was an opportunity to celebrate and support global efforts to prevent new HIV infections, increase awareness and knowledge, speak out about HIV stigma, and support those living with HIV. This year's theme was "Communities Make a Difference."
National Handwashing Awareness is a chance to remind employees to practice good hand hygiene. Handwashing and hand hygiene initiatives greatly reduce the number of absences, sick leaves, and lost productivity from employees.
Get vaccinated! Influenza (flu) can result in serious health complications like pneumonia, bacterial infections, hospitalization, and sometimes even death.
This is a great time to promote flu vaccination before the traditional winter peak in flu activity.
National Older Driver Safety Awareness
Older adults are at an increased risk of being injured or killed in a car crash due to declines in vision and cognition, medical problems, and increasing fragility. Older Driver Safety Awareness is an opportunity to promote steps older adults can take to stay safe on the roads.
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Americans Report Significant Stress Due to Healthcare, Mass Shootings, and 2020 Elections
The Stress in America survey was conducted by the American Psychological Association between Aug. 1 and Sept. 3, 2019 among 3,617 adults living in the U.S.
Millennials are the new core workforce. They bring many positive attributes, but have the highest levels of stress and depression of any generation. Employers must be proactive in supporting and engaging millennials in their organizations.
HPV - human papillomavirus - is the most common sexually transmitted disease. Nearly one-quarter of Americans are infected with HPV, and 14 million are newly infected each year. NEBGH's Medical Director, Dr. Mark Cunningham-Hill gives you all the facts HERE.