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April Observances

Below, please find social media graphics for other April national health and military observances. 


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Alcohol Awareness Month

Alcohol Awareness Month Infographic

Suggested Social Media Message: It’s #AlcoholAwarenessMonth and it might be time to check in with your drinking habits to ensure they aren’t becoming an obstacle to leading a healthy life.


National Donate Life Month

Donate Life Month Infographic

Suggested Social Media Message: April is #NationalDonateLifeMonth! This month, we honor all donors, registered donors, donor families, recipients, caregivers, and the more than 100,000 people waiting for a second chance at life.


Limb Loss Awareness Month

Limb Loss Awareness Month Infographic

Suggested Social Media Message: Major amputations of the lower and upper limbs are among the most life altering and debilitating combat injuries and April is #LimbLossAwarenessMonth


Autism Awareness Month

National Autism Awareness Month

Suggested Social Media Message: It’s #AutismAwarenessMonth! We can all work to make room for more inclusivity and tolerance with just a little patience, understanding and education.


National Occupational Therapy Month

Occupational Therapy Month

Suggested Social Media Message: It’s #NationalOcupationalTherapyMonth! Occupational Therapists are a vital piece of the recovery process and are there to empower patients to improve their ability to complete activities of daily life.


Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Oral Cancer Awareness Month Infographic

Suggested Social Media Message: It’s #NationalOralCancerAwarenessMonth. Many of us know the dangers of chewing tobacco, but there are several risk factors when it comes to oral cancer, including poor oral hygiene, unprotected oral sex, or a diet low in fruits and vegetables. Make sure to take care of your oral health this and every month.


STD/STI Awareness Month

STI/STD Awareness Month

Suggested Social Media Message: This #STDAwarenessMonth, take the time to get yourself tested for your own peace of mind and confidence (and your partner’s!)


Sports Eye Safety Month

Sports Safety Graphic Infographic Sports Safety Month Infographic

Suggested Social Media Message: #DYK? 14.7% of eye injuries occur during sports. Take care of your eyesight and ensure you’re protecting your eyes during strenuous physical activity.


Public Health Week - April 4-10

National Public Health Week Infographic

Suggested Social Media Message: Today is #NationalPublicHealthWeek! After experiencing a pandemic first-hand, we can probably all agree public health is a vital concern. Thank you to all those doctors, nurses, and researchers who are working hard towards building bridges to better health!


National Volunteer Week - April 17-23

Volunteer Week Infographic

Suggested Social Media Message: It’s #NationalVolunteerWeek! Challenge yourself to find a cause you’re passionate about and get out there and make a difference – you’ll be glad you did!


Health and Information Privacy Week - April 18-22

Health And Information Privacy Week Infographic

Suggested Social Media Message: Your health information is PRIVATE. Keep it that way by guarding it with secure passwords, organized record keeping, and sharing information with trused sources ONLY this #HealthandInformationPrivacyWeek


National Infertility Week - April 24-30

Infertility Week Infographic

Suggested Social Media Message: Struggling with infertility and miscarriage can be incredibly difficult and often isolating, even though 1 in 18 will struggle with infertility at some point in their lives. This #NationalInfertilityAwarenessWeek, know that you are not alone.


National Infant Immunization Week - April 26- May 3

Infant Immunization Week Infographic

Suggested Social Media Message: It’s more important than ever to help protect children from vaccine-preventable diseases. This #NationalInfantImmunizationWeek make sure your child and children around them are safe by ensuring your infant is properly vaccinated.


April Fools Day - April 1

April Fools Day

Suggested Social Media Message: After a challenging couple of years, we could all use a laugh! 🤣 Happy April Fools Day!


Kick Butts Day - April 1

Fight Youth Tobacco Use - Kick Butts Day

Suggested Social Media Message: It’s National #KickButtsDay, and it’s time to fight youth tobacco use! Tobacco use leads to health complications at any age, but those under 21 are at serious risk for fatal outcomes. Put a stop to youth tobacco use today.


Gold Star Spouses Day - April 5

Gold Star Spouse Day

Suggested Social Media Message: Today is Gold Star Spouses Day, honoring the surviving spouses of those who have lost their lives in the line of duty. May all who bear this title feel the support of a grateful nation today and every day.


Air Force Reserve Birthday - April 14

Air Force Reserve Birthday Infographic

Suggested Social Media Message: Happy 247th Birthday to the Army Medical Corps and thank you for your continued dedication to conserving the US Army’s fighting strength!


Earth Day - April 22

Earth Day Infographic

Suggested Social Media Message: We can all make a difference when it comes to saving the planet! This #EarthDay, find some little ways you can help improve our environment, whether that’s choosing to recycle, using less water, or opting for public transportation over individual car use!


Army Medical Corps Birthday - April 19

Army Reserve Birthday Infographic

Suggested Social Media Message: Happy 114th Birthday to the U.S. Army Reserve! Thank you all for your service and continued devotion.


National Military Brats Day - April 30

National Military Brats Day Infographic

Suggested Social Media Message: Military Brats are children who often have to move schools, towns, and homes for the sake of their parents’ military service. This #NationalMilitaryBratsDay, celebrate your child and honor the sacrifices they make that often go unnoticed.


National Drug Take Back Day - April 30

National Prescription Drug Take Back Infographic

Suggested Social Media Message: Today is #NationalDrugTakeBack - Too often, unused prescription drugs find their way into the wrong hands. Prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths by disposing of your drugs at a collection site near you.

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April Fools Day

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Air Force Reserve Birthday

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Happy Birthday to the Air Force Reserve! Cheers to 74 years of reserve forces ready to fly, fight and win!

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Army Medical Corps Birthday

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Earth Day

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Army Reserve Birthday

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National Military Brats Day

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National Drug Take Back Day

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Be proactive in looking for early signs of testicular cancer

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Occupational Therapy Month highlights pros who give everyday help

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April is Occupational Therapy Month, a chance to highlight a profession that helps people to accomplish the everyday tasks they need to do through the therapeutic use of daily activities.

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WRNMMC’s kidney transplant program ranked as 5-star

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The Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland has the best organ transplant outcomes in the greater District, Maryland and Virginia region.

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BAMC Women's History Month honors women past and present

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