April: Military Children’s Health Month

Military children serve alongside their service member parents. They change schools after a PCS, they are separated from a parent during deployment, and they remain resilient through the constant change that is inherent in military life. The Department of Defense (DoD) has celebrated military children during the month of April since 1986, recognizing the contributions and personal sacrifices made by our kids. More than 2 million military children serve within their military families and they deserve our honor and support.

The DoD provides a wealth of resources when it comes to physical and mental healthcare. By offering services from newborn care and physical examinations, to helping kids cope with deployment, we want to give our little heroes every resource they need to thrive.

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April is also
Sexual Assault Prevention
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Health Month

Innovation is everywhere. Share the sample tweets below to spread the AFMS message of positive health, wellness, and medical innovation. Click on the ‘Tweet’ button to share:

Sample Tweets

April is Military Children’s Health Month in the #AirForce. Follow @USAFHealth, read & RT: http://www.airforcemedicine.af.mil/News/Article/709226/april-is-military-childrens-health-month-in-air-force

#DYK the preschool yrs are vital to develop lifelong healthy habits? Here are tips for keeping your child active: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/sites/default/files/audiences/HealthyTipsforActivePlay.pdf

2nd hand smoke can cause health problems in children. If you use tobacco, it’s time to quit. @TRICARE can help: http://www.tricare.mil/tobaccocessation

Looking for a winning combination for #healthy kids? Try 5210. Click here to learn more: http://www.militaryonesource.mil/family-and-relationships/parenting?content_id=282401