AUGUST OBSERVANCES: TOOLS AND RESOURCES
National Immunization Awareness Month
Many patients look to their health care provider for assurance vaccines are safe and effective.
National Immunization Awareness Month works to get ahead of the annual flu and
pneumonia season, promoting annual vaccines and encouraging people to get caught up
on any other vaccines they may need. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
offers health care practices for professionals, including non-clinical staff, and a variety of
promotional materials. Other resources include:
International Overdose Awareness Day | Aug. 31
International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) is the world's largest annual campaign to
end overdose. PATH provides tools to help with screening, interventions and treatment
to make sure patients get the care and support they need, including for substance use disorder.
Opioid overdoses impact all walks of life and can happen to anyone.
Check out these PATH resources:
Check out these IHS HOPE Committee resources:
- Naloxone resources
Naloxone Training Toolkit - Provide additional support to your community partners with these naloxone training materials for medical professionals, first responders and community members and for school settings.
National Breastfeeding Month/Indigenous Milk Medicine Week
National Breastfeeding Month brings partners together to focus on policy and practice changes
needed to support families and babies. This year's theme is "This Is Our Why."
Within this month, the Indigenous Milk Medicine Collective highlights
Indigenous Milk Medicine Week to shine a light on the diversity of experiences.
This year's theme, "From the Stars to a Sustainable Future," is already being talked about
on the collective's Facebook page.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Safe + Sound Week | Aug. 7-13
Safe + Sound Week provides the opportunity to reflect on and recognize efforts
you and your teams have made to create a safe workplace environment.
OSHA has a webpage that focuses on safety in health care.
PATH facilitated a two-part Learning Circle that addressed workplace violence: