National Handwashing Awareness Week

Washing hands can keep you healthy and prevent the spread of respiratory and diarrheal infections from one person to the next. Today, we are sharing the American Medical Association’s and American Academy of Family Physicians’ four principles about hand awareness:   1. Wash your hands when they are dirty and before eating 2. Do not…

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Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week

December 1st – 7th is Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week! Designed to raise awareness and educate the public about inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and the 1 million people in America living with some form of the disease. Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are painful, medically incurable diseases that attack the digestive…

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World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day (WDD) was created in 1991, by International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization in response to growing concerns about diabetes. Diabetes is a chronic disease in which the body cannot produce enough insulin to control glucose levels. There are two kinds of diabetes, Type 1 requires daily administration with injection or…

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National Healthcare Quality Week

National Healthcare Quality Week (HQW), is observed in October and sponsored by the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ). This week is a dedicated time to recognize, celebrate and raise awareness of the positive impact  healthcare quality professionals have in their organizations and communities. We thank you for all that you do.  

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Global Handwashing Day

Global Handwashing Day is recognized on October 15th. It is dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding the importance of washing your hands with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases.  

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World Alzheimer’s Month

September is World Alzheimer’s Month, created by Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) in 2012.   Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia and it affects the parts of the brain that control memory, thoughts, judgement, language and communication.   World Alzheimer’s Month allows us the opportunity to raise awareness and to educate ourselves and others.…

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Remembering 9/11

Dear Horizon Health Friends and Family, This weekend we honor and remember those who perished on 9/11/2001. We remember and salute all of our brave men and women in uniform. Tomorrow let us pause, honor, and remember those who died, those who served, and those who carry on.  

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