February isn't only about Valentine's Day! Even though it's the shortest month, there are still wellness observances to know about. Don't forget to remind your callers about these healthcare wellness observances. Read on to learn more about the February Wellness Observances and sample message on hold scripts you can use for your February marketing programs.
National Children's Dental Health Awareness Month: On Hold Script Sample
"National Children's Dental Health Month is an observance that brings together thousands of dedicated dental professionals, healthcare providers, and educators to promote the benefits of good oral health to children, their caregivers, teachers, and many others. Conveniently download the 2018 Planning Guide with resources to promote the benefits of good oral health to children. The guide includes easy-to-do activities, program planning timetable tips, a sample NCDHM proclamation, and much, much more.
February 2018’s campaign slogan is, “Brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste and clean between your teeth for a healthy smile”. Help promote it!"
AMD / Low Vision Awareness Month: On Hold Script
"February is Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)/Low Vision Awareness Month.
The exact cause of AMD is not known, and age, family history, gender and race can play a role. There are also a number of risk factors that you can help control including:
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
AMD symptoms include blurriness, wavy lines, or a blind spot. You may also notice visual distortions such as:
- Straight lines or faces appearing wavy
- Doorways seeming crooked
- Objects appearing smaller or farther away
If you notice any of these symptoms, you should see an ophthalmologist as soon as possible. Be sure to visit http://bit.ly/2D0CQFr for a variety of educational tools including AMD risk factors, treatment options, an Adult Vision Risk Assessment tool, and downloadable fact sheets so you too can help create awareness."
American Heart Awareness Month: On Hold Script Sample
"Since 1964, February has been American Heart Awareness Month. Cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke, knows no borders and remains the leading global cause of death each year – in men and women. Heart disease can often be prevented, and The American Heart Association wants to help everyone live longer, healthier lives so they can enjoy all of life’s precious moments. Healthy changes start at home and you can spread the word in your community. Visit http://bit.ly/2j7thu3 for an array of resources to prevent heart disease and encourage heart healthy lives."
International Prenatal Infection Prevention Awareness Month: On Hold Script
"The National Institute of Child Health & Human Development’s (NICHD) research addresses HIV and other infections that that can be passed from mother to child during pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding. As a result of NICHD-supported research and drug combinations research, transmission rates in the United States have dropped to less than 1%. Ongoing research supported by the NICHD aims to reduce new pediatric infections in the United States as well as globally. Through its many projects and scientific advances, NICHD’s goal is to enhance the health of children, adolescents, and women with infections such as HIV/AIDS, TB, CMV, HBV, and HCV so that they can lead healthier lives, free of many of the consequences of these infections."
National Cancer Prevention Awareness Month: On Hold Script
"The American Institute for Cancer Research estimates that approximately one-third of cases of the most common cancers in the U.S. could be prevented by eating healthy, being active, and staying lean. That's an estimated 374,000 cases of cancer in the United States that would never happen. Visit http://bit.ly/1MzQ228 and make our evidence-based cancer prevention recommendations part of your life."
National Wear Red Awareness Day® - Go Red for Women: On Hold Script
February 2, 2018
"The American Heath Association invites you to ‘Wear Red & Raise Your Voice’ on Friday, February 2, 2018! Heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year, killing approximately one woman every 80 seconds. Fortunately, we can change that because 80 percent of cardiac and stroke events may be prevented with education and action. In addition to wearing red on National Wear Red Day, make the time to Know Your Numbers. The FIVE numbers that all women should know to take control of their heart health are:
- Total Cholesterol,
- HDL (good) Cholesterol,
- Blood Pressure,
- Blood Sugar, and
- Body Mass Index (BMI).
Knowing these numbers can help women and their healthcare provider determine their risk for developing cardiovascular diseases.
This event will be all over social media: “Like” Go Red for Women on Facebook and Instagram. On Twitter, get daily inspiration, photos, quotes, heart disease news, healthy living tips, and more. Better yet, like and share photos with you friends or be a part of the conversation by sharing what going red means to you."
World Cancer Awareness Day: On Hold Script Sample
February 4, 2018
"World Cancer Day’s primary objective is to get as many people as possible around the globe to talk about cancer on February 4th. World Cancer Day is a truly global event to unite the world’s population in the fight against cancer. It aims to save millions of preventable deaths each year by raising awareness and education about the disease, and pressing governments and individuals across the world to take action. Become a part of the cause. Visit http://bit.ly/J8MRjz."
Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week: On Hold Script
February 7-14, 2018
National Donor Awareness Day: On Hold Script
February 14, 2018
"In the United States, there are more than 120,000 people waiting for a life-saving organ donation. National Donor Awareness Day - on February 14th, focuses on five different types of donations: Organs – Tissues – Marrow – Platelets – Blood. How can you observe this national event? Look into becoming a donor. Many nonprofit health organizations sponsor blood and marrow drives and organ/tissue sign-ups across the nation. Visit http://bit.ly/2D5brCb and http://bit.ly/1TcMlQc for more information on organ donation and then post on social media using #NationalDonorDay."
National Eating Disorders Awareness Week: On Hold Script Sample
February 26-March 4, 2018
"It’s time to take eating disorders seriously. It’s time to bust the myths and get the facts. It’s time to celebrate recovery and the heroes who make it possible. It’s time to take action and fight for change. It’s time to shatter the stigma and increase access to care. According to National Eating Disorders Association – ‘It’s Time to Talk About It!’ During National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (February 26th-March 4th) take the time!
Want to Get Screened? Want to Get Help? Want to Get Involved? Visit http://bit.ly/1awN8rl."
Rare Disease Awareness Day: On Hold Script
February 28, 2018
"There are over 6,000 rare diseases and an estimated 300 million people living with a rare disease worldwide. Unfortunately for many there are no cures and few treatments available for the majority of these diseases.
To help change this, patient involvement in research needs to be taken to the next level.
Rare Disease Day 2018 offers participants the opportunity to be part of a global call on policy makers, researchers, companies, and healthcare professionals to increasingly and more effectively involve patients in rare disease research."