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Domestic Violence Awareness Month & National Breast Cancer Awareness MonthOctober is packed full of health observances, two of the most notable being Domestic Violence Awareness Month and National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Domestic Violence Awareness Month was legislatively created in 1989. The month is set aside to break the silence surrounding domestic violence. Organizations around the state and country hold candlelight vigils, walks, and awareness presentations. ISDH focuses its efforts on violence prevention, by working to change the cultural norms that allow violence to exist and persist. We partner with the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ICADV) on its efforts to end intimate partner violence in Indiana. To find out what events are taking place in your community for Domestic Violence Awareness Month, visit the ICADV website.
October is also National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Across the country, people wear pink to show their support. The month is set aside to raise awareness, funds, and provide information and resources to the public. You can learn more about Indiana's efforts in breast cancer screening and treatment by visiting the Breast and Cervical Cancer Program page.
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Project INFluence has moved! Find out more about the National Center of Excellence in Women's Health's recent launch of the newly designed INFluence initiative.