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Initiatives and Activity Examples

NOTE: Current Events Have Been Relocated to Wellness@NIH website

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 as 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 participates 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.  

Physical 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:

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

August Initiatives

  • World Breastfeeding Week in partnership with EAP
  • Summer Sun Safety Month

September Initiatives

  • Car Free Day
  • NIH Institute Relay
  • National Awareness Yoga Month

October Initiatives

  • National Depression Screening Day

Healthy Holidays - November

  • American Diabetes Month
  • Healthy Holidays Lecture Series

Healthy Holidays - December

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​​Contact Information

Leslie Pont
Program Manager
Telephone: (301) 451-3631

Program Specialist