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Initiatives and Activities

2019 Wellness Initiatives at the NIH

American Heart Month - February

February is American Heart Month at the NIH and DATS will be partnering with NHLBI to bring you an interactive lecture on the prevention of heart disease. Stay tuned for more information at the date draws closer.

Nutrition Awareness - March

The NIH honors National Nutrition Month by partnering with NIDDK and the campus cafes to bring you a fun, interactive nutrition seminar along with healthy cafeteria specials throughout the month. Stay tuned for more information.

Take Your Child to Work / Earth Day - April

Each year, the NIH community comes together to celebrate Earth Day with several activities planned on this day. Stay tuned for more information and how you can do your part to contribute to the green initiatives on the NIH campuses.
The NIH also recognizes and participants in Take Your Child to Work Day in April with various children's activities planned each year. Stay tuned for more information.
Celebrated every year in April, National Minority Health Month is an effort to raise awareness about health disparities that continue to affect racial and ethnic minority populations. The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities and the Office of Research Services sponsor an annual 5K to raise awareness.  

Physicial Activity Initiatives - May & June


In May & June, DATS partners with the NIH community including the R&W, DOHS & ORWH to bring employees several options for physical activity and wellness. A few upcoming events include:

  • Bike to Work Day
  • Women's Health Week
  • Fitness & Wellness Class Demonstrations
  • Take a Hike Day
  • Men's Health Week

Eye Injury Prevention & Summer Safety - July

In June, several community health and wellness events will be honored in partnership with DOHS and NCAMM to include:
  • Eye Injury Prevention
  • UV Safety
  • Mindfulness lecture

Safety, Health & Wellness Day

Each year, the DATS partners with DOHS bring Safety, Health & Wellness Day to the NIH main campus in partnership with various NIH Institutes. More information will follow as the date gets closer.
In August, NIH also will honor World Breastfeeding Week in partnership with EAP.

September Initiatives

  • Car Free Day
  • NIH Institute Relay

October Initiatives

  • National Depression Screening Day

Healthy Holidays - November & December

  • American Diabetes Month
  • Healthy Holidays Lecture Series

Healthy Holidays - December

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Contact Information

Chris Gaines
Program Manager
Telephone: (301) 451-3631

Shuntrice Holloman
Program Specialist
Telephone: (301) 451-9299