A new year means a bunch of new opportunities to raise awareness for health conditions and communities. There are numerous health observances and “awareness months/weeks/days” or events that seek to do a bunch of different things (raise consciousness, funding, share research, and reduce stigma – among others.) But let’s really look at the idea of “awareness” today.
From Wikipedia: “Awareness is the state or ability to perceive, to feel, or to be conscious of events, objects or sensory patterns. In this level of consciousness, sense data can be confirmed by an observer without necessarily implying understanding.” Does this align with the way “awareness” is used in the media? In your community?
Where does awareness fit in with our Health Activism?
Join us for a discussion today where we discuss health observances, awareness campaigns, who awareness is for, and where it fits in with what we’re doing.
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