Prevention

Preventing Cancer by Avoiding Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs

February is National Cancer Prevention Month, a time to raise awareness about the risk factors that increase the likelihood of developing cancer and what we can do to help prevent it. According to the American Association for Cancer Research, “research has shown that...

Mark Your Calendar: Planning Your 2021 Prevention Projects Made Easy

As we dive into 2021, we look forward to seeing the many projects our Youth Action Teams will complete this year! Below, we have provided a timeline of prevention-related cause awareness months, weeks and days to help you plan timely and relevant projects and events....

The Opioid Epidemic: What You Need to Know

Opioid-related overdoses and deaths are at an all-time high. In fact, drug overdose deaths are now the leading cause of accidental death in the United States.1 More than 450,000 people died from drug overdoses involving an opioid from 1999 to 2018.2 History In the...

Raising Awareness: Opioid Overdose Facts

By now, you’ve probably heard of the opioid epidemic and know that opioid-related overdoses and deaths are at an all-time high. As the crisis gains attention nationwide, alarming statistics are constantly surfacing on just how severe the issue has become. Below are...

Let’s Celebrate the Great American Smokeout

Contributed by Kinsey McMurtry, MPH “Every year, on the third Thursday of November, smokers across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout event.” This year on November 19, encourage others “to make a plan to quit, or plan in...