October National Health Observances: Health Literacy, Breast Cancer, Youth Sports, and HIV/AIDS Awareness

Each month, we highlight National Health Observances (NHOs) that align with our mission to improve health across the United States. In October, we’re raising awareness about health literacy, breast cancer, the benefits of youth sports, and HIV/AIDS in Latinx communities.

 

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