NATIONAL SELF-CHECK MONTH
Every year during February, National Self-Check Month serves as a reminder that we can take charge of our health. Self-check is a means to increase our odds of avoiding chronic disease and other often preventable conditions.
We all have our reasons for avoiding a checkup or self-check. We’re too busy. We don’t want to know the truth. Or, it just slipped our minds. National Self Check Month brings to your fingertips a variety of self-empowering and proactive early detection and preventative resources and tools to guide us through healthcare-related fears and concerns.
Even if you are proactive, someone in your life may not be. National Self -Check Month provides an opportunity for you to sit down with a loved one to share your concerns and offer ways to better health.
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalSelfCheckMonth
It’s time to do your important self-checks and/or visit your healthcare professional for a wellness check. Before you go, visit selfchec.org for a list of proactive resources to help prepare you for your visit and make a list of any concerns you may have. Use #NationalSelfCheckMonth to share on social media.
NATIONAL SELF-CHECK MONTH HISTORY
Self Chec, a 501(c)(3) organization, founded National Self-Check Month to spread their simple mission: Provide the best and most comprehensive one-to-one tools and resources— free of charge — to help protect you and those you care about from cancer, heart disease and other chronic diseases that are often preventable and treatable if found early enough.
In 2018, the Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed National Self-Check Month to be observed annually in February.
About Self Chec
Most people are reactive when it comes to their health; they seek out information when they are already sick, or a friend has been diagnosed. Self Chec does the opposite, it nudges the public about the importance of proactive prevention, early detection, and wellness care of chronic diseases, so they can reduce their odds of getting sick in the first place.