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    October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

     

     

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    Next to skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. Getting mammograms regularly can lower the risk of dying from breast cancer.

    Tarrant County Public Health's Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program offers low-cost breast exams, pap smears and mammograms for uninsured and underinsured women.

    To learn more about breast cancer, visit the CDC's Cancer Prevention and Control webpage.

    Oct. 5 is International Walk to School Day 

     

     

    Walk to School Day

    International Walk to School Day is a global event involving communities from more than 40 countries walking and biking to school on the same day to promote physical activity among youth. Thousands of schools across America – from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico – participate every October.

    Tarrant County Voices For Health, a joint task force that includes Public Health, encourages local schools to take part and works in partnership with Blue Zone Project in Fort Worth and C.C. Moss Elementary, also in Fort Worth for this event.

    Check out the Walk Bike to School Day website to learn more about Walk to School Day and where it's taking place nearby.

    Oct. 15 is National Latino AIDS Awareness Day 

     

     

    Oct. 15 National Latino AIDS Awarenss Day


    Whether your Latino, African American, Caucasian, Asian or anyone else, developing AIDS can harm your health and change your life.

    TCPH's Adult Health Services offers confidential, low-cost testing for AIDS and HIV.

    Visit the AIDS.gov website to learn more about AIDS, treatments now available and what you can do to protect yourself and check out the National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD) website for specific information regarding AIDS awareness among Latinos.

    Oct. 17-21 is National Health Education Week 

     

     

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    There are lots of public health issues that affect the health and safety of any community. This celebration brings national attention to those issues as a way to promote greater health and safety.

    For those unfamiliar with all that Public Health does, we invite you to check the 10 Essentials of Public Health to review the types of services Public Health offers, as well as our Administration page for specific services and programs offered at TCPH.

    Find out more about National Health Education Week by visiting the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) website.