Wellness
Employee well-being affects more than just medical costs.

 

E
mployers have come to recognize that employee well-being affects more than just medical costs. Chronic diseases such as high cholesterol, obesity, depression, hypertension and cardiovascular disease, can lead to a decline in the overall health of employees, contribute to an increase in health-related expenses for employers and employees, and lead to time away from work.

According to the CDC, as a nation we spend 86% of our health care dollars on the treatment of chronic diseases. Did you know:

 

  • 80% of adults do not get adequate exercise
  • 69% of adults are overweight and 35.1% are obese
  • 27% have cardiovascular disease
  • 32.5% of adults have hypertension
  • 33.5% of adults have high cholesterol
  • 8.3% of adults have diabetes
  • 49% of Americans have at least one of these three risk factors for heart disease: high blood pressure, high LDL cholesterol and/or smoking

 

T
hese conditions often lead to deaths that could have been prevented, lifelong disability, compromised quality of life, and increasing health care costs. 70 to 90 percent of health care spending is caused by preventable health risks. Many of the most common and costly chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes and obesity are preventable health problems. Lack of exercise or physical activity, poor nutrition and tobacco use are unhealthy habits that can be changed.

The only way to prevent disease is by taking action to stop progression. Unhealthy lifestyle choices often lead to chronic diseases, which can cost companies exorbitant amounts of revenue dollars in lost productivity alone. So what does this mean? It means that encouraging healthy lifestyle habits can truly make a difference to the employee and the bottom-line. This is the main reason workplace wellness is so important.

P
eople are a company’s most important asset, which is why workplace wellness programs should be seen as an investment in employees. Studies have shown that employees are more likely to be at work and performing their best when they are in optimal health. Healthy employees are happy employees. The workplace should strive to protect the safety and well-being of employees and provide them with opportunities for better long-term health.

Some of the benefits of implementing a wellness program include:

  • Attracting and retaining top talent
  • Reducing absenteeism and lost time
  • Improving on-the-job performance, productivity, decision making and overall time utilization
  • Improving employee morale and job satisfaction
  • Creating a stronger sense of teamwork and camaraderie with co-workers
  • Reducing turnover
  • Improving overall employee health and reducing or preventing chronic diseases, which can then contribute to lower health care costs

A
t Haven Benefits, we recognize that the success of wellness programs often depends on factors outside of the organization’s control, such as employee adoption and maintenance of healthy lifestyles, as well as employee turnover. We are also aware that most employees have some sort of health risk to varying degrees, whether it’s unhealthy eating, lack of exercise or sleep, stress, sedentary positions, drinking, smoking or even something genetic. Wellness programs can make positive change possible.

Our team works proactively to help you take full advantage of the benefits of a wellness program, maximizing employee engagement and participation. Because every organization has different needs, our team works to customize comprehensive wellness programs aimed at supporting healthy behaviors and improving overall general health. The essence of these wellness programs is to provide our clients with the resources needed to produce effective wellness programs aimed at encouraging employees to change unhealthy behaviors, adopt healthier lifestyles, and take preventive measures to avoid the start or deterioration of health risks.

As healthcare costs continue to rise, doesn’t it makes sense to invest in the health and wellbeing of your employees?


HEALTH & WELLNESS SERVICES WE OFFER

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Workplace Health and Wellness Fairs

healthfairAt Haven Benefits, we partner with you and customize health and wellness fairs that will motivate and inspire your employees to achieve better health. Wellness programs are designed to educate employees, while promoting overall health, awareness and prevention. Common health fair services include:

  • Biometric screenings (e.g., Cholesterol, Glucose, A1c testing)
  • Blood Pressure Screening
  • Body Composition Testing (BMI)
  • Vision and Hearing Screenings
  • Massage Therapy
  • Influenza Vaccines (fall season)
  • Educational Displays (e.g., Nutrition, Health Heart)

Health and Wellness Seminars

healthandwellnessHealth and wellness seminars can play an integral role in creating a healthy workplace. Wellness seminars are a great way to promote health within the organization and are designed to provide employees with information and strategies to maintain healthier, happier and more productive lives. Some wellness seminar topics include:

  • Healthy eating habits
  • Why exercise is so important
  • Weight management
  • Diabetes prevention
  • Helpful ways to manage stress
  • Managing high blood pressure and high cholesterol

Health and Wellness Coaching

coachingHealth and wellness coaching is a great way to provide support to employees with their goals for making healthy, sustainable lifestyle and behavior changes. We offer confidential telephonic, electronic and on-site health coaching. Our health coaches will listen to each employee’s struggles and provide recommendations, guidance and support as s/he faces difficult decisions and unforeseen challenges while making necessary changes.

Health Risk Assessments

health_and_nutritionCONFIDENTIAL Health Risk Assessments are vital in identifying health risk factors for each of your employees. Employees discover the reality of their health, and where their health is headed if changes aren’t made. These assessments are highly impactful and very instrumental in assisting employees with evaluating their current health and quality of life. They can be used as a tool to help employees evaluate their lifestyle practices and take a proactive approach in seeking solutions to improve their health and general wellbeing. Employers receive an aggregate summary report that identifies specific health areas the group is encouraged to focus on for future Health and Wellness Fairs (e.g., 17 out of 109 employees have borderline high blood pressure).

Personalized Wellness Programs

personalized-wellness

As health care costs continue to escalate and absenteeism due to health issues continue to increase, wellness programs can be an effective tool for employers to work on improving employee health and morale and decreasing health-related costs. In order to obtain a good return on investment, employers need to choose the right wellness program for their organization. Success is dependent on employee engagement and support from management.

We work with you to determine you organization’s needs and then match that with the appropriate type of wellness program. Our approach involves:

  • Gathering claims data, conducting employee surveys, and analyzing aggregate results from health risk assessments;
  • Strategically building personalized wellness plans that incorporate specific objectives and goals;
  • Supporting and assisting the wellness plan implementation, providing communication tools and resources; and
  • Evaluating and refining your plan over time.

Haven Benefits primary focus it to pinpoint our client’s needs and assist with developing, nurturing and growing successful wellness programs that have the ability to significantly impact the company’s bottom line. Through this process, employers will find that by educating, encouraging and supporting their employees regarding their health, they then:

  • Increase employee morale;
  • Increase employee productivity and trust in their employer; and
  • Inspire positive change in employees’ health which helps both the employee live a long, healthy life and ultimately assists in impacting rising health care costs.

Wellness Communications

Health awareness, prevention and wellness communications needs to be educational, compelling, relevant and entertaining to grab employees’ attention and keep them reading. We offer wellness newsletters, safety and prevention posters, flyers, brochures, monthly health and wellness campaigns, surveys and many other resources that encourage healthy habits, good nutrition, exercise, and overall general wellbeing.

SAMPLE NEWSLETTERS & FLYERS

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Haven Benefits Newsletter March 2015
Haven Benefits Newsletter 02
Haven Benefits Newsletter 03
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 NATIONAL HEALTH OBSERVANCES

JANUARY

National Birth Defects Prevention Month
National Birth Defects Prevention Network
www.nbdpn.org

National Glaucoma Awareness Month
Prevent Blindness
800-331-2020
www.preventblindness.org

National Radon Action Month
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
202-343-9051
www.epa.gov/radon/nram

Thyroid Awareness Month
American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
904-353-7878
www.thyroidawareness.com

National Folic Acid Awareness Week – Jan. 4-10
National Council on Folic Acid
202-618-4753
www.folicacidinfo.org

Cervical Health Awareness Month
National Cervical Cancer Coalition
800-685-5531
www.nccc-online.org/index.php/overview

FEBRUARY

AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month
Prevent Blindness
800-331-2020
www.preventblindness.org

American Heart Month
American Heart Association
800-242-8721
www.heart.org

International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month
Group B Strep International
909-620-7214
www.groupbstrepinternational.org

National Children’s Dental Health Month
American Dental Association
800-621-8099
www.ada.org

National Wear Red Day – Feb. 6
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute Health Information Center
301-592-8573
Click Here for More Information

Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week – Feb. 7-14
Congenital Heart Information Network
609-823-4507
www.tchin.org/aware

National Donor Day – Feb. 14
Division of Transplantation, Healthcare Systems Bureau
Health Services and Services Administration
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
888-275-4772
www.organdonor.gov

National Eating Disorder Screening Program – Feb. 22-28
Screening for Mental Health Inc.
781-239-0071
Click Here for More Information

MARCH

National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
Prevent Cancer Foundation
800-227-2732
www.preventcancer.org/colorectal

National Endometriosis Awareness Month
Endometriosis Association
800-992-3636
www.endometriosisassn.org

National Kidney Month
National Kidney Foundation
800-622-9010
www.kidney.org

National Nutrition Month
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
www.eatright.org/nnm

Save Your Vision Month
American Optometric Association
800-365-2219
www.aoa.org

Trisomy Awareness Month
Support Organization for Trisomy 18, 13 & Related Disorders (SOFT)
800-716-SOFT (7638)
www.trisomy.org

Workplace Eye Wellness Month
Prevent Blindness
800-331-2020
www.preventblindness.org

National Sleep Awareness Week – March 2-8
National Sleep Foundation
703-243-1697
www.sleepfoundation.org

National School Breakfast Week – March 2-6
School Nutrition Association
301-686-3100
www.schoolnutrition.org/nsbw

Patient Safety Awareness Week – March 8-14
National Patient Safety Foundation
617-391-9900
www.npsf.org

World Kidney Day – March 12
International Society of Nephrology
567-248-9703
www.worldkidneyday.org

Flood Safety Awareness Week – March 15-21
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
National Weather Service
Office of Climate, Water and Weather Services
301-713-1677, ext. 124
www.nws.noaa.gov/floodsafety/index.shtml

National Poison Prevention Week – March 15-21
Poison Prevention Week Council
American Association of Poison Control Centers
703-894-1858
www.poisonprevention.org/poison.htm

Brain Awareness Week – March 16-22
Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives
212-401-1689
www.dana.org/brainweek

American Diabetes Alert Day – March 24
American Diabetes Association
800-DIABETES (342-2383)
www.diabetes.org/in-my-community/programs/alert-day

World Tuberculosis Day – March 24
Stop TB Partnership (Secretariat)
World Health Organization
www.stoptb.org/events/world_tb_day

APRIL

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month
International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders
888-964-2001
www.aboutibs.org/site/about-ibs/april-ibs-awareness-month

National Autism Awareness Month
The Autism Society
800-3-AUTISM (328-8476)
www.autism-society.org/about-us/national-autism-awareness-month

National Distracted Driving Awareness Month
National Safety Council
630-775-2405
www.nsc.org

National Facial Protection Month
American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
American Association of Orthodontists
847-678-6200
www.aaoms.org

National Sarcoidosis Awareness Month
National Sarcoidosis Society
312-567-6626
www.stopsarcoidosis.org/april-awareness-month

Occupational Therapy Month
American Occupational Therapy Association
301-652-6611
www.aota.org

Sports Eye Safety Awareness Month
American Academy of Ophthalmology
415-447-0258
Click Here for More Information

Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month
Prevent Blindness
800-331-2020
www.preventblindness.org

National Public Health Week – April 6-12
American Public Health Association
202-777-2428
www.nphw.org

World Health Day – April 7
World Health Organization
www.who.int/world-health-day/en/

National Infant Immunization Week – April 18-25
National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
800-CDC-INFO (232-4636)
Click Here for More Information

World Meningitis Day – April 24
Confederation of Meningitis Organization
Telethon Institute for Child Health Research
011-61-89-489-7791
www.comomeningitis.org

Air Quality Awareness Week – April 27-May 1
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service
Office of Climate, Water and Weather Services
301-713-1867, ext. 135
www.airquality.noaa.gov

Alcohol Awareness Month
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Inc.
212-269-7797
www.ncadd.org

National Child Abuse Prevention Month
Child Welfare Information Gateway
Children’s Bureau
800-394-3366
www.childwelfare.gov

MAY

Arthritis Awareness Month
Arthritis Foundation
800-283-7800
www.arthritis.org

Better Hearing and Speech Month
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
800-498-2071
www.asha.org/bhsm

Food Allergy Action Month
Food Allergy Research & Education
800-929-4040
www.foodallergy.org/food-allergy-awareness-week

Global Employee Health and Fitness Month
National Association for Health and Fitness
518-465-1058
www.physicalfitness.org

Global Youth Traffic Safety Month
National Organizations for Youth Safety
828-367-6697
www.noys.org/traffic_safety.aspx

Healthy Vision Month
National Eye Institute Information Center
National Institutes of Health
301-496-5248
www.nei.nih.gov/hvm

Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month
American Academy of Dermatology
888-462-DERM (462-3376)
www.aad.org/spot-skin-cancer

Mental Health Month
Mental Health America
800-969-6642
www.mentalhealthamerica.net/go/may

National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
800-7-ASTHMA (727-8462)
Click Here for More Information

National Celiac Disease Awareness Month
American Celiac Disease Alliance
703-622-3331
www.americanceliac.org

National Mediterranean Diet Month
Oldways and the Mediterranean Foods Alliance
617-421-5500
www.oldwayspt.org

National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month
National Osteoporosis Foundation
800-231-4222
www.nof.org

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition
240-276-9567
www.fitness.gov

National Stroke Awareness Month
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
800-232-4636
Click Here For More Information

National High Blood Pressure Education Month
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
301-592-8573
www.nhlbi.nih.gov

Preeclampsia Awareness Month
Preeclampsia Foundation
800-665-9341
www.preeclampsia.org

Ultraviolet Awareness Month
Prevent Blindness
800-331-2020
www.preventblindness.org

Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week – May 3-9
National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health
240-403-1901
www.ffcmh.org

North American Occupational Safety and Health Week – May 3-9
American Society of Safety Engineers
ASSE Public Relations Department
847-699-2929
www.asse.org/NAOSH

Hand Hygiene Day – May 5
World Health Organization
www.who.int/gpsc/5may/en/

National Women’s Health Week – May 10-16
Office on Women’s Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
800-994-9662
www.womenshealth.gov

Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Awareness Day – May 10
CdLS Foundation
800-753-2357
www.cdlsusa.org

National Stuttering Awareness Week – May 11-17
Stuttering Foundation of America
800-992-9392
www.stutteringhelp.org

National Women’s Check-up Day – May 11
Office on Women’s Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
800-994-9662
www.womenshealth.gov

National Neuropathy Awareness Week – May 18-24
The Neuropathy Association
212-692-0665
www.neuropathy.org

World Autoimmune Arthritis Day – May 20
The International Foundation for Autoimmune Arthritis
877-609-4226
www.worldautoimmunearthritisday.org

Heat Safety Awareness Day – May 22
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
National Weather Service
Office of Climate, Water and Weather Services
301-713-1867, ext. 135
www.weather.gov/om/heat/index.shtml

National Senior Health & Fitness Day – May 28
Mature Market Resource Center
800-828-8225
www.fitnessday.com

JUNE

Fireworks Safety Month – June 1-July 4
Prevent Blindness
800-331-2020
www.preventblindness.org

Cataract Awareness Month
Prevent Blindness
800-331-2020
www.preventblindness.org

Men’s Health Month
Men’s Health Network
202-543-6461, ext. 101
www.menshealthmonth.org

Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month
Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America Inc.
800-541-5454
Click Here for More Information

National Aphasia Awareness Month
National Aphasia Association
800-922-4622
www.aphasia.org

National Safety Month
National Safety Council
800-621-7615
www.nsc.org/nsm

National Scleroderma Awareness Month
Scleroderma Foundation
800-722-HOPE (722-4673)
Click Here for More Information

National Cancer Survivors Day – June 1
National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation
615-794-3006
www.ncsd.org

World Sickle Cell Day – June 19
African American Blood Drive and Bone Marrow Registry for Sickle Cell Disease Awareness
323-750-1087
www.worldsicklecellday.webs.com

National Lightning Safety Awareness Week – June 21-27
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
National Weather Service
Office of Climate, Water and Weather Services
301-713-0090, ext. 141
www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov

JULY

International Group B Strep Awareness Month
Group B Strep International
909-620-7214
www.groupbstrepinternational.org

Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month
Arthritis Foundation
800-283-7800
Click Here for More Information

National Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness and Prevention Month
AmeriFace
888-486-1209
www.nccapm.org

Fireworks Safety Month – June 1- July 4
Prevent Blindness
800-331-2020
www.preventblindness.org

World Hepatitis Day – July 28
World Hepatitis Alliance
http://worldhepatitisday.info

AUGUST

Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month
Prevent Blindness
800-331-2020
www.preventblindness.org

National Breastfeeding Month
The United States Breastfeeding Committee
202-367-1132
www.usbreastfeeding.org/NBM

National Immunization Awareness Month
National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
800-232-6348
Click Here for More Information

Psoriasis Awareness Month
National Psoriasis Foundation
800-723-9166
www.psoriasis.org

National Health Center Week – Aug. 9-15
National Association of Community Health Centers
202-296-3800
www.healthcenterweek.org

SEPTEMBER

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
CureSearch for Children’s Cancer
800-458-6223
Click Here for More Information

Fruit and Veggies – More Matters Month
Produce for Better Health Foundation
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
302-235-2329
www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org

Healthy Aging Month
Educational Television Network Inc.
610-793-0979
www.healthyaging.net

National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month
American Foundation for Women’s Health
940-466-9898
www.stopafib.org

National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
American College of Sports Medicine
317-637-9200
www.coam-month.org

National Food Safety Education Month
Partnership for Food Safety Education
202-220-0651
www.fightbac.org

National ITP Awareness Month
Platelet Disorder Support Association
877-528-3538
Click Here for More Information

National Preparedness Month
Ready Campaign
FEMA/DHS
800-462-3362
www.ready.gov

National Sickle Cell Month
Sickle Cell Disease Association of America Inc.
800-421-8453
www.sicklecelldisease.org

National Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month
The Johnny O Foundation
602-820-7655
www.thejohnnyo.org

National Yoga Awareness Month
Yoga Health Foundation
310-928-6638
www.yogamonth.org

Newborn Screening Awareness Month
Save Babies Through Screening Foundation Inc.
888-454-3383
www.savebabies.org

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
National Ovarian Cancer Coalition
888-682-7426
www.whyteal.org

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
ZERO: The End of Prostate Cancer
888-245-9455
www.zerocancer.org

Whole Grains Month
Whole Grains Council
617-421-5500
Click Here for Information

World Alzheimer’s Month
Alzheimer’s Disease International
011-44-20-791-0880
www.alz.co.uk/wam

National Suicide Prevention Week – Sept. 7-13
American Association of Suicidology
202-237-2280
www.suicidology.org

World Suicide Prevention Day – Sept. 10
International Association for Suicide Prevention
www.iasp.info/wspd/index.php

National Celiac Disease Awareness Day – Sept. 13
Celiac Sprue Association
877-272-4272
www.csaceliacs.org

National School Backpack Awareness Day – Sept. 15
American Occupational Therapy Association
301-652-6611
www.aota.org

National Farm Safety & Health Week – Sept. 20-26
National Education Center for Agricultural Safety
888-844-6322
www.necasag.org

Sport Purple for Platelets Day – Sept. 26
Platelet Disorder Support Association
877-528-3538
www.pdsa.org

Family Health & Fitness Day USA – Sept. 27
Health Information Resource Center
800-828-8225
www.fitnessday.com

Malnutrition Awareness Week – Sept. 28-Oct. 2
American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
610-649-7994
www.nutritioncare.org

World Rabies Day – Sept. 28
Global Alliance for Rabies Control
570-899-4885
www.worldrabiesday.org

World Heart Day – Sept. 29
World Heart Federation
www.worldheart.org

OCTOBER

Health Literacy Month
Health Literacy Consulting
508-653-1199
www.healthliteracymonth.org

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
American Cancer Society
www.cancer.org

National Bullying Prevention Month
PACER Center, Inc.
888-248-0822
www.pacer.org/bullying/nbpm

National Down Syndrome Awareness Month
National Down Syndrome Society
800-221-4602
www.ndss.org

National Physical Therapy Month
American Physical Therapy Association
800-999-2782
www.moveforwardpt.com

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
800-505-2742
Click Here for More Information

Mental Illness Awareness Week
Oct. 4-10
National Alliance on Mental Illness
800-950-6264
www.nami.org

National Depression Screening Day – Oct. 8
Screening for Mental Health Inc.
781-239-0071
Click Here for More Information

Bone and Joint Health National Awareness Week – Oct. 12-20
U.S. Bone and Joint Initiative
847-430-5053
www.usbji.org

Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day – Oct. 13
Metastatic Breast Cancer Network
888-500-0370
www.mbcn.org

World Food Day – Oct. 16
Food and Agriculture Organizations of the United Nations
202-653-2458
www.worldfooddayusa.org

International Infection Prevention Week – Oct. 18-24
Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology
202-789-1890
Click Here for More Information

National Health Education Week – Oct. 19-23
Society for Public Health Education
202-408-9804
www.sophe.org/nhew.cfm

World Pediatric Bone and Joint Day – Oct. 19
United States Bone and Joint Initiative
847-430-5053
www.usbji.org

International Stuttering Awareness Day – Oct. 22
Stuttering Foundation of America
800-967-7700
www.stutteringhelp.org

Respiratory Care Week – Oct. 25-31
American Association for Respiratory Care
972-243-2272
www.aarc.org/rcweek

World Psoriasis Day – Oct. 29
National Psoriasis Foundation
800-723-9166
www.psoriasis.org

NOVEMBER

American Diabetes Month
American Diabetes Association
800-DIABETES (342-2383)
703-549-1500
Click Here for More Information

COPD Awareness Month
American Lung Association
800-548-8252
www.lung.org

Diabetic Eye Disease Month
Prevent Blindness
800-331-2020
www.preventblindness.org

Lung Cancer Awareness Month
Lung Cancer Alliance
American Lung Association
202-463-2080
www.lungcanceralliance.org
www.lung.org

National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month
Alzheimer’s Association
800-272-3900
www.alz.org

National Family Caregiver’s Month
Caregiver Action Network
202-772-5050
http://caregiveraction.org

National Healthy Skin Month
American Academy of Dermatology
888-462-DERM (3376)
www.aad.org

National Hospice Palliative Care Month
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
800-646-6460
www.nhpco.org

National Stomach Cancer Awareness Month
No Stomach for Cancer Inc.
608-335-0241
www.nostomachforcancer.org

Contact Lens Health Week – Nov. 17-21
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
www.cdc.gov/contactlenses

Great American Smokeout – Nov. 20
American Cancer Society
800-ACS-2345 (227-2345)
Click Here for More Information

International Survivors of Suicide Day – Nov. 22
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
888-333-AFSP (2377)
www.afsp.org

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Awareness Week – Nov. 23-29
International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders
888-964-2001
Click Here for More Information

National Family Health History Day – Nov. 26
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Secretary, Office of the Surgeon General
877-696-6775

www.hhs.gov/familyhistory

DECEMBER

Safe Toys and Gifts Month
Prevent Blindness
800-331-2020
www.preventblindness.org

National Influenza Vaccination Week – Dec. 7-13
National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases
800-639-4636
www.cdc.gov/flu/nivw/index.htm