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.
- Car Free Day
- NIH Institute Relay
- National Depression Screening Day
Healthy Holidays - November & December
- American Diabetes Month
- Healthy Holidays Lecture Series
Healthy Holidays - December
Add some exercise into your day; Walk instead of riding the NIH Shuttle!