Summer is slowly ending, and back to school commercials have begun to play. It's that time of month for us to share our monthly Healthcare Wellness Observance Days for September and the script excerpts that can be used. From Childhood Cancer Awareness Month to World Alzheimer's Month we have the Message on Hold script excerpts you need to raise awareness and share prevention tips.
Childhood Cancer Awareness Message on Hold Script Samples
"September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and the American Childhood Cancer Organization (ACO) asks you to put a spotlight on the types of cancer that largely affect children. ACO aims to register as many childhood cancer awareness events as possible during September…and throughout the year. Your participation will help create awareness, and funds for research and family support. Visit acco.org/childhood-cancerawareness-month to learn more."
Fruits & Veggies-More Matters® Month Script Sample
"Here’s a cause you can sink your teeth into…literally! September is Fruits & Veggies – More Matters Month. People who eat a healthy, balanced diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables can help lower their risk for many diseases including Diabetes and Heart Disease. Make a difference by visiting HealthFinder.gov for a toolkit full of ideas so you can take action throughout September. "
"It is never too late to start making healthier decisions and there is no better time than in September - Healthy Aging Month! Every day vow to improve your physical, mental, social, and financial well-being in some way - Whether it’s finding a new career; trying a new sport, or hobby; traveling; or even learning to cook healthier. For more details and great tips as to how this September can be your kick-off to Healthy Aging, visit https://healthyaging.net/healthy-aging-month/september-is-healthy-aging-month."
National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month On Hold Recording
"Normally, your heart beats 60 to 100 times per minute. When you have Atrial Fibrillation, or AFib, your heart rate can be as high as 175 beats per minute. September is Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month and AFib Awareness invites you to be aware of the risks and learn more about this complex condition. Log on to http://www.alittlefib.org for resources."
Childhood Obesity Month Script Sample
"Working together, states, communities, schools, child care providers, and parents can help make healthier food, beverages, and physical activity the easy choice for children and adolescents to help prevent childhood obesity. Join the cause this September for National Childhood Obestity Awareness Month. While there is no single or simple solution, National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month provides an opportunity for learning about ways to prevent and address this serious health concern. Visit cdc.gov/features/childhoodobesity/index.html to find out what you can do."
National Food Safety Education Month Message on Hold Script
"National Food Safety Month was created in 1994 to heighten the awareness of food safety education. This September’s theme is Notorious Virus. Check out http://www.foodsafetymonth.com/Home to find how to protect those you serve from some of the leading causes of foodborne illness. There’s an array of activities and tools to keep your staff informed and engaged."
National ITP Awareness Month On Hold Script Sample
"ITP is a growing, but little understood health problem. This September help raise awareness about a condition that affects individuals of all ages, sexes, and ethnic origins and ten times as many people as hemophilia. ITP is an autoimmune disease in which the body mounts an immune attack toward platelets. While there is no cure for ITP, more is known about the disease each year and new treatments become available. Get involved & help raise awareness by visiting http://www.itpwalk.org/itp-awareness."
National Pediculosis Prevention Month/Head Lice Prevention Month Message on Hold Script
"Head lice are highly communicable little parasites that feed on the blood of all human races and ethnic backgrounds. Relaxed school head lice policies fail to protect children from risky treatments and may contribute to more exposures. September is Head Lice Prevention Month and The National Pediculosis Association offers tips to parents to be proactive as a cooperative community. The fewer children with head lice, the fewer children giving them to others. This year’s “Comb First Campaign” will last all year. "
National Recovery Month On Hold Script
"There are millions of Americans whose lives have been transformed through recovery. National Recovery Month is a observance held every September to celebrate the gains made by those in recovery, just as we celebrate health improvements made by those who are managing other health conditions. Recovery Month highlights the achievements of individuals who have reclaimed their lives in long-term recovery, honors the treatment and recovery service providers who make recovery possible, and also promotes the message that recovery in all of its forms is possible. Visit https://www.recoverymonth.gov for tips and resources for planning Recovery Month"
National Sickle Cell Month On Hold Script Sample
"In 1983, Congress designated September as “National Sickle Cell Awareness Month” to help focus attention on the need for research and treatment of sickle cell disease, an inherited condition. Complications of sickle cell disease are a result of sickle cells blocking blood flow to specific organs, and include stroke, acute chest syndrome, organ damage, and blindness. Visit https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/sickle-cell-awareness to access information on sickle cell disease, including details about ongoing clinical trials, recent research findings, and treatment options."
National Yoga Awareness Month Sample
"Here are some great reasons to practice Yoga and no better time to start than this September – National Yoga Awareness Month. Yoga:
- Helps to reduce stress
- Increases concentration and focus
- Reduces future injuries by increasing flexibility and range of motion
- Helps build your physical strength and mental fortitude
- Cultivates the mind body connection
Find a Yoga class today and experience the wide range of health benefits for the mind, body & spirit. Namaste!"
Newborn Screening Awareness Month
"September is Newborn Screening Awareness Month. When a baby is born, their heel is pricked, usually within 24-48 hours, and the screening is designed to detect genetic orders that are treatable, but that aren’t easy to uncover. Today, newborn screenings around the country (and around the world) screen for close to 30 diseases and disorders; some U.S. states screen for as many as 50. The ability to detect life-altering and life-threatening conditions very early in life has made it possible to virtually eliminate many of these conditions as factors in child development, or drastically reduce or minimize their impacts on growth. Celebrate this Major Accomplishment in Public Health has it marks its 50th Anniversary and learn more at https://www.nichd.nih.gov/news/resources/spotlight/Pages/092413-sept-newborn-screening.aspx"
"Ovarian Cancer is one of the most deadly of women's cancers and typically occurs in women in their fifties and sixties. Many women who are diagnosed with Ovarian cancer have a genetic history that may include carrying the BRCA mutation gene and having a strong family history of ovarian cancer. This September utilize the tools and resources available for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Get the Facts. Recognize the signs. Visit http://www.ovariancancerawareness.org/ " #30DaysofTeal
Pain Awareness Month Script Sample
"Since 2001, September has been declared Pain Awareness Month - a time when various organizations work to raise public awareness of issues in the area of pain and pain management. The key to raising awareness is to get involved. Visit https://theacpa.org/September-is-Pain-Awareness-Month and learn the many things that you can do to help promote Pain Awareness Month."
Prostate Cancer Awareness Month Script Samples
"September is officially designated as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and is the ideal time to learn more about the disease and help raise money for continued research. Prostate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer among men. If you are concerned about prostate cancer yourself or have a loved one who is at risk, log onto http://stepup.pcf.org/ to learn more, begin a dialogue with your physician, or simply get involved in any of the activities aimed at benefiting this worthy cause."
Sepsis Awareness Month On Hold Script
"Despite the fact that sepsis affects more than a million Americans each year and kills up to half of them, fewer than half of all Americans have ever even heard of the term ‘sepsis.’ Sepsis is a serious illness that can develop when the body’s normal reaction to fight an infection goes awry and can quickly become life-threatening. But, Sepsis it is treatable. Learn the signs and symptoms and spread the word. Visit http://www.sepsis.org/sepsisawarenessmonth for information and events."
Sexual Health Awareness Month Sample Script
"September is the time to observe Sexual Health Awareness month. Sexual health is comprised of many factors beyond just your ability to have sex. Advancing sexual health is as much about prevention as it is about treatment and care, and we can gain much progress through prevention efforts, including education and outreach – especially at the local community level. Educate and protect yourself. Begin by learning more at https://beyondbasicsptblog.com/2016/09/01/september-is-sexual-health-awareness-month/"
Sports Eye Safety Awareness Month Sample Script
"Tens of thousands of sports and recreation-related eye injuries occur each year. In honor of September being Sports Eye Safety Month, The American Academy of Ophthalmology encourages you to make sure the level of eye protection you or your family use is appropriate for the activity. Regular eyeglasses do not offer proper eye protection. Whatever your game, whatever your age, you need to protect your eyes! Schedule a consultation with your local eye doctor today!"
National Whole Grain Awareness Month
"National Whole Grains Month, in September, celebrates the nutritious and delicious foods American wheat farmers work so diligently to produce. Grains account for 15 percent of the average 2,110 calories consumed by Americans. In addition to being the largest source of Fiber, whole grains also provide many essential nutrients that are important for a healthy, balanced diet. Wheat, rice, oats, barely, quinoa, sorghum, and rye are just a few examples of whole grains that you should be enjoying daily. Learn more & then read your labels during your next food shopping trip."
World Alzheimer's Month Message on Hold Script
"Alzheimer’s organizations around the world concentrate their efforts, during World Alzheimer’s Month in September, on raising awareness about Alzheimer’s and dementia. Scientists still need to learn a lot more about how to decrease the risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease. Current efforts to learn more about Alzheimer’s disease will depend, in large part, on volunteers who participate in studies. There is an urgent need for adults of all ages and health levels to participate in research. Find out how you can help by visiting https://www.cdc.gov/features/worldalzheimersday/index.html"
National Suicide Prevention Week On Hold Sample
September 9 - September 15
"National Suicide Prevention Week 2018 will begin on September 19th. No action is too small, so visit https://afsp.org/campaigns/national-suicide-prevention-week-2018/ for great tips. Reach out. Speak out."
World Suicide Prevention Day Message on Hold Sample Script
"Join in on World Suicide Prevention Day. September 9th, 2018 marks the 16th Anniversary. Find out what local activities have been scheduled– or initiate one yourself! Taking a minute can change a life. Visit https://iasp.info/wspd2017/ for resources and ideas."
National Celiac Disease Awareness Day Script Sample
"September 13th has been designated "National Celiac Disease Awareness Day." This action, which honors those affected by celiac disease, also commemorates the Dr. Samuel Gee, a pioneer in celiac disease research. For the Celiac Disease Symptoms checklist visit https://www.beyondceliac.org/161/vobid--6075/"
National Farm Safety & Health Week Sample Script
September 16 - September 22
"Each year since 1944, the third week omf September has been recognized as National Farm Safety & Health Week. As we recognize this event - this September 16th – 22nd, find out how you can promote safe and healthy practices on our farms and ranches across the U.S. and in our neighboring countries as producers enter the harvest season. Visit https://www.agweb.com/article/national_farm_safety_and_health_week/ to learn more."
Malnutrition Awareness Week Script Sample
September 24 - September 28
"During Malnutrition Awareness Week – September 24th – 28th, help raise awareness with healthcare professionals and the public alike. This week is always packed full of educational programming and resources to help clinicians and the general public understand Malnutrition – an often poorly diagnosed condition. Get involved by visiting http://www.nutritioncare.org/maw/"
National HIV/AIDS & Aging Awareness Day
Message on Hold Script
"September 18th is National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day to call attention to the challenges that older Americans face in terms of HIV prevention, testing, care, and treatment. Thanks to advanced treatment options, HIV positive individuals are living longer lives. However, the interactions between aging and degeneration caused by HIV have become a public health concern. Find out what you can do to get involved by visiting http://www.nhaad.org/"
Get Ready Day On Hold Script Example
"Are you ready…for anything and everything? American Public Health Association's ‘Get Ready’ campaign helps Americans prepare themselves, their families, and their communities for all disasters and hazards, including pandemic flu, infectious disease, natural disasters and other emergencies. Visit http://www.getreadyforflu.org/new_pg_facts.htm for ready to use materials and then share them with those you care about, or pass them out in your community!"
National School Backpack Awareness Day Script Sample
"September is Back to School for most American kids, so that means backpacks full of books, homework, and sports gear! Log onto https://www.aota.org/Conference-Events/Backpack-Safety-Awareness-Day.aspx for tips and events so you can 'Pack it Light' and 'Wear It Right.' Avoid the pain & injury that can come from heavy backpacks."
Falls Prevention Awareness Day Script Example
"On the first day of fall, September 22nd, the National Council of Aging will observe the 10th annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day. Events on this day raise awareness about how to prevent fall-related injuries among older adults. We invite you to learn more by logging onto https://www.ncoa.org/healthy-aging/falls-prevention/falls-prevention-awareness-day/"
Family Health & Fitness Day USA ® On Hold Script
"National Family Health & Fitness Day is observed annually on the last Saturday in September, which this year is the 26h. More information about family food and health and prevention at https://foodandhealth.com/family-health-and-fitness-day/ ."
Sport Purple for Platelets Day Script Sample
"Sport Purple for Platelets Day on September 28th to raise awareness about the need to test platelets annually in people with Immune Thrombocytopenia or ITP. In addition to showing support by wearing purple, you can do more. Visit https://pdsa.org/contribute/raise-awareness-for-itp/sport-purple-for-platelets-day.html to find out how."
National Women's Health & Fitness Day Script Example
"Mark your calendar for the 16th Annual National Women's Health & Fitness Day is to be held September 27th. Join women of all ages who will be participating in local health and fitness events at more than 500 community locations nationwide. Most local events will include an exercise or physical activity component, as well as educational information about women's health and fitness. Visit http://www.fitnessday.com/women/ to find out how you or your organization can take part."
World Rabies Day Message on Hold Script
"World Rabies Day, a global observance on September 28th founded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Global Alliance for Rabies Control (GARC), aims to unite relevant partners to address rabies prevention and control. Contact government agencies and disease control centers that support World Rabies Day for more details or visit https://www.cdc.gov/worldrabiesday/"
World Heart Day Script Example
"Join government and non-government organizations as they celebrate and promote World Heart Day on September 29th. Cardiovascular diseases are the number one cause of death worldwide and World Heart Day was created to inform people around the globe to promote preventative measures to reduce the risk. Every gesture can make a difference. Visit https://www.worldheartday.org/ for great resources."