World Health Day is held every year on April 7th and marks the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organization (WHO). Each celebration brings awareness to a different global health issue, with past themes including Global Polio Eradication, Road Safety, Safe Motherhood and –most recently – Depression: Let's Talk. World Health Day has brought awareness to over 65 global health topics since it launched in 1950.
HECG is committed to supporting the efforts of the WHO and World Health Day by providing helpful health education information, guidebooks and resources related to the yearly global health theme. We’ve curated a variety of community health resources on 2017’s theme of depression and will launch another collection of well-researched and informative resources on 2018’s global health topic.
Let us know how we can help you educate your community and bring awareness to the year’s global health theme. Are you ready for a healthier world?
This year our primary focus has been on mental health awareness for 2017’s theme of Depression: Let’s Talk. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death overall in the U.S. and the second leading cause of death among college students. There is much that can be done to address depression and issues of mental health within communities. HECG is committed to providing accurate and high-quality information to support community mental health.