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Healthcare and you

At Coplin Health Systems, we believe your health begins with you. We encourage patients to be proactive about their health and the health of their entire families through preventative and quality primary care services.

We also encourage our patients and community to be healthcare advocates by participating in wellness initiatives that help to raise awareness about various medical conditions.

Get involved! Look for events and screenings near you. For more information, contact Jamie Edwards at 304.275.3301 or jedwards@wchsa.com.

 

Wellness Initiative Calendar

Jan

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that’s related to changes in seasons. Symptoms start in the fall and continue into the winter months, and include depression, decreased energy, irritablity, and problems sleeping. This initiative focuses on symptoms and treatment.

Feb

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

This initiative’s mission is to raise awareness about the repercussions of teen dating violence. The focus is to educate young people about dating violence, teach healthy relationship skills and prevent the devastating cycle of abuse, as well as helping parents talk to their teens about this issue.

MAR

National Disability Awareness Month

The goal for this month is to create awareness about developmental disabilities, tell stories of people who live with a disability and show their lives. It is an opportunity to promote respect for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and increase awareness of the daily obstacles faced by these individuals and their families.

APR

National Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month

This is a time to acknowledge the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect. Communities are encouraged to share child abuse and neglect prevention awareness strategies and activities and promote prevention across the country.

National Autism Awareness Month

National Autism Awareness Month is an opportunity to promote autism awareness, autism acceptance and inclusion, and to draw attention to the tens of thousands facing an autism diagnosis each year. It is celebrated through online events and activities, local events and activities through affiliates, and partner opportunities.

MAY

Mental Health Awareness Month

The focus of this initiative is to raise awareness of the habits and behaviors that increase the risk of developing or exacerbating mental illnesses in an effort to detect early warning signs and seek help.

Abuse National Prevention Week

Generally the third week in May, this annual health observance is dedicated to raising community awareness of, and prevention strategies for, substance abuse.

JUN

Sexual Orientation and Identity Awareness Month

This month’s initiative focuses on raising awareness about gay rights issues, promoting equal rights for all, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. It also celebrates the progress made towards increasing equal rights and increasing anti-bullying measures.

JUL

Family Activities to Support a Healthy Lifestyle

This initiative aims to provide activities in the surrounding areas that are free or low cost to families to encourage active lifestyles.

AUG

National Caregivers Month

This month is time to recognize and honor family caregivers in order to raise awareness of caregiver issues and celebrate their efforts.

SEP

National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

This initiative focuses on providing education and resources to shed light on this stigmatized topic. Outreach efforts aim to reach out to those affected by suicide, raise awareness and connect individuals with suicidal ideation to treatment services.

OCT

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

This annual international health campaign aims to increase awareness of breast cancer and to raise funds to benefit prevention, diagnosis, treatment, as well as research to find a cure.

National Autism Awareness Month

National Autism Awareness Month is an opportunity to promote autism awareness, autism acceptance and inclusion, and to draw attention to the tens of thousands facing an autism diagnosis each year. It is celebrated through online events and activities, local events and activities through affiliates, and partner opportunities.

NOV

National Adoption Month

This initiative of the Children’s Bureau aims to increase national awareness about the need for permanent families for children and youth in our country’s foster care system.

DEC

Stress Awareness Month

This initiative enourages people to become aware of the impact of stress on daily life, and to make changes which can decrease stress and increase enjoyment of life