Moda Health Months

12 months of better

At Moda, we believe that the pursuit of better health and well-being is an ongoing journey. To help build stronger, healthier and more vibrant communities, we’ve teamed up with the Portland Trail Blazers to create Moda Health Months.

Each month, we partner with local organizations to raise awareness about various health issues and share ways to help you build healthy habits all year long. With access to tools and resources to stay healthy and prevent serious health conditions, you can learn how to live 12 months of better.

Moda Health Months kicks off in October and continues throughout the Blazers season and into the fall of 2017. Read on for more details about the causes we’re supporting each month, then join us for our 2016-17 health months journey on Facebook and Twitter under the hashtag #ModaHealthMonths.

September
Childhood Cancer
Our partner: Children's Cancer Association

This month, Moda Health Months is partnering with the Children's Cancer Association (CCA) to give guidance to families with a childhood cancer diagnosis, provide support, and fill more moments with music and joy.

CCA programs leverage music, friendship, play and resources to create transformative moments of joy for 20,000 children, teens and their families each year. Through donations, events and partnerships with innovators in technology, consumer goods, financial and legal services, healthcare, real estate, sports and entertainment and other leading industries, the organization provides free-of-charge services and support for seriously ill children and their families.

August
Immunization Month
Our partner: Boost Oregon

In August, Moda Health Months is partnering with Boost Oregon raise awareness about the health benefits of immunization and how vaccines shield you from many preventable diseases and illnesses.

Boost Oregon is a parent-led community that is dedicated to providing evidence-based education about vaccination to help all parents make the best possible choices for their children’s health. The organization promotes vaccination against childhood diseases and hosts free workshops, seminars and classes to ensure people are getting the facts to make educated decisions that help protect their children from preventable diseases.

July
Mental Health and Stress Resilience Month
Our partner: NAMI Oregon

In July, Moda Health Months is partnering with NAMI Oregon to help raise awareness about mental health and stress resilience, and what we can do to reduce stress in our lives.

The NAMI Oregon is dedicated to educating and supporting individuals living with mental illness and their family and friends. A state chapter of the National Alliance of Mental Illness, NAMI Oregon offers free education programs and peer support groups to help improve the quality of life for all affect by mental illness. The organization also advocates for state policy initiatives and works with the health care system to ensure individuals and families affected by mental illness have access to quality treatment and support services.

June
Men's Health Month
Our partner: American Cancer Society

This month, we are partnering with the American Cancer Society to help raise awareness about men's health and what we can do to lower the risk of cancer and other diseases.

The American Cancer Society is dedicated to sharing expert information, providing direct patient services to ensure access to care, funding and conducting research that helps people better understand, prevent and find cures for cancer.

May
Women's Health Month
Our partner: Women's Foundation of Oregon

This month, we are partnering with the Women's Foundation of Oregon to raise awareness about women's health. Join us as we celebrate women and girls in our state.

The Women's Foundation of Oregon is dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls throughout the state. Focused on the power of women’s collective resources, the foundation is an all-inclusive organization that creates and supports opportunities for women and girls to grow and succeed.

April
Autism Awareness Month
Our partner: Autism Society of Oregon

In April, we are teaming up with the Autism Society of Oregon to raise awareness and improve the education and understanding of autism.

The Autism Society of Oregon (ASO) is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families living with autism by providing education and support to people on the autism spectrum and their families. The ASO helps improve their quality of life through community awareness and access to helpful resources and services.

March
Nutrition Month
Our partner: Grow Portland

This month, we're partnering with Grow Portland to show how growing your own food leads to healthier communities.

Grow Portland is dedicated to increasing opportunities for urban food production in the city of Portland. This local nonprofit uses neighborhood and school gardens to empower people to grow their own healthy food and connect with their community.

February
Dental Health Month
Our partner: Dental Foundation of Oregon

This February, we're partnering with the Dental Foundation of Oregon to focus on the power of healthy smiles.

Oregon children suffer more dental pain and infection than kids in almost any other state. To help, DFO provides direct care and oral health education to underserved children with the Tooth Taxi free mobile dental clinic, educates the public about oral health challenges and advocates for programs and policies that improve care for kids.

January
Blood Donor Awareness Month
Our partner: American Red Cross Cascades Region

In January, Moda Health Months is teaming up with the American Red Cross Cascades Region to raise awareness about giving blood, and how your donation can save lives.

The American Red Cross Cascades Region provides relief and safe blood supplies for families and community emergencies in Oregon and Southwest Washington. During National Blood Donor Month, Moda Health Months and the Portland Trail Blazers urge eligible donors to make a difference in our communities and across the country by giving blood.

December
Flu Vaccination Month
Our partner: American Lung Association in Oregon

In December, we're partnering with the American Lung Association (ALA) in Oregon to educate people about how to protect themselves and others from the flu and related health complications.

The ALA is a leading source for lung health education, research and advocacy. Throughout Flu Vaccination Month, the ALA in Oregon will be working with Moda and the Portland Trail Blazers to encourage everyone over the age of six to get a flu vaccine to lower their risk of catching the virus.

November
Diabetes Awareness Month
Our partner: American Diabetes Association

In November, we are teaming up with the American Diabetes Association (ADA) of Oregon and Southwest Washington to raise awareness about the increasing number of people living with diabetes in the United States.

The ADA is leading the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes by funding research to prevent, cure and manage this often-invisible disease. During Diabetes Awareness Month, the ADA's Oregon and SW Washington office is partnering with Moda Health Months and the Portland Trail Blazers to deliver community services and support that help improve the lives of individuals and families affected by diabetes.

October
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Our partner: Susan G. Komen Oregon and Southwest Washington

In October, we are partnering with the Susan G. Komen Foundation of Oregon and Southwest Washington to provide the latest information and resources for people affected by breast cancer.

Now in its 25th year, Komen Oregon and Southwest Washington raises money for and increases awareness of breast cancer issues across the region through education, outreach and health-disparity campaigns, as well as annual events like Race for the Cure. Since 1992, the local chapter has raised more than $31 million for breast cancer research, advocacy, survivor/fighter support and early detection.

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