Today is World Suicide Prevention Day - so we wanted to raise awareness for behavioral and mental health initiatives, especially focusing on the negative stigmas surrounding suicide. **warning: topics of this conversation may be disturbing for some listeners**
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As this weekend (August 23) marks the beginning of National Healthcare Unit Coordinators (HUC) Week (August 23 - 29), now more than ever, it is important to remember the resilience of healthcare professionals around the world as well as appreciate the sacrifices they have all made in order to best protect our communities’ health and safety. That is why we wanted to raise some awareness for HUC Week by offering some insightful facts and resources on why HUC’s are so important to the healthcare industry. Be sure to share this information with others and promote National HUC Week by using #NAHUC on social media.
Since the beginning of March, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a rippling effect on the entirety of the healthcare industry, resulting in reduced accessibility and affordability of services to certain communities around the world. With no short supply of unprecedented changes, we have all learned to overcome the challenges of fear, panic and confusion in addition to learning how to be resilient during a time of crisis.
August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM), a campaign aimed to encourage everyone to participate in routine vaccinations as well as advocate the importance of immunizations for all ages. Now more than ever, vaccines play an important part in helping protect our communities from preventable diseases in addition to reducing the risks of spreading new ones.
If you are starting to feel the effects of being stuck in the house for too long - we've compiled a list of resources from some of our physical therapy customers that may help you feel less groggy during the day and more motivated to keep moving. Especially if you work from home, it is important to avoid remaining sedentary all day at your desk. Be sure to read more tips for remote workers here.
COVID-19 has definitely made 2020 already a year we won’t forget. As the media is flooded with news updates and the world is in a state of panic and confusion, it is hard to remain positive and look ahead to the brighter future coming our way. That is why, we wanted to evaluate some relatively good things that will come out of COVID-19 and help you focus on some positivity for a change.
While a lot of places like amusement parks, resorts and vacation destinations are beginning to reopen in phases, there has been much discussion and controversy over the way in which they do so. Whether it be a lack of precautionary measures or the implementation of too many, popular leisure and entertainment businesses are now facing the challenges of enforcing their guests to social distance while also making sure their experience is not ruined by safety limitations set in place.
As part of National Men’s Health Week, the Men’s Health Network (MHN) is dedicated to provide medical screenings and educational resources for males of all ages. With these efforts, the MHN hopes to raise awareness and prioritize men’s health as a family issue. However, while a majority of men’s health problems involve physical diseases that can be preventable, it is also important to recognize the significance of mental health initiatives for men as well.
With today marking the beginning of National Men’s Health Week, we saw it fitting to do a small series of blogs dedicated to both the physical and mental wellbeing of males. From sons and fathers to brothers and friends, men play a significant role in everyone’s lives and it is important to recognize that their health is a priority. “Recognizing and preventing men’s health problems is not just a man’s issue. Because of its impact on wives, mothers, daughters and sisters, men’s health is truly a family issue.” Congressman Bill Richardson (Congressional Record, H3905-H3906, May 24, 1994).
Sponsored by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), this Saturday, June 13, 2020 is National Family Health & Fitness Day. Not to be confused with National Fitness Day which is in late September, June 13th is a day aimed to encourage families to actively pursue complete body wellness as well as to promote the benefits of parks and recreation within communities. While there are some limitations this year due to COVID-19, here at Raintree, we acknowledge the significance of the NRPA’s mission and encourage you, now more than ever, to recognize the importance of keeping our local communities healthy.