Health Ministry

With Health Ministry Editor, Stephanie Scully Eskridge, RN BSN


December – National Safe Toys and Gifts Month

November – COPD Awareness

October – International Walk to School Month

September – National Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness

August – National Immunization Awareness Month

July – World Hepatitis Day

June – National Great Outdoors Month

May – National Asthma and Allergy Awareness

April – Oral Head and Neck Cancer

March – National Poison Prevention Week

February – American Heart Month

January – Slavery and Human Trafficking



December – Largest Global Health Threat Today:  Pandemic Influenza

November – National Diabetes Month/Holiday Diabetic Recipes

October – Breast Cancer Awareness Month

September – National Pain Awareness Month

August – National Farmers Market Week

July – Allergy Season

June – National Rip Current AwarenessNurse Health Ministry

May – International Mediterranean Diet Month

April – Alcohol Awareness Month

March – Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month

February – National Childrens’ Dental Health Month

January – National Radon Action Month


December – Top 10 Global Health Issues to Watch in 2016

November – National Hospice and Palliative Care Month
October – Domestic Violence Awareness Month 
September – Afib Awareness
August- National Immunization Awareness Month
July- Marfan Syndrome
June- Scleroderma Awareness Month
May- Ultraviolet Awareness Month
April- World Meningitis Day
March- National Problem Gambling Awareness Month
February- National Wear Red Day
January- National Stalking Awareness Month

View previous year’s monthly topics here.

What is the Health Ministry?

The Health Ministry was created by a local Electrophysiology Lab nurse in conjunction with the Leadership Development Unit to provide health-related information to the New Castle Presbytery Community. Health and wellness is a topic pertinent to all members of society and health problems affect everyone. Most people, however, refrain from visiting their primary doctor and resort to “at home remedies” or simply allowing the illness to, “work its way out naturally” after self-diagnosing with the help of online references. However, this “self-diagnosing” may lead to additional health problems, especially in the case of an incorrect diagnosis. With the world wide web at our fingertips, it is difficult for many people to navigate through the vast amount of health information available online and determine what is credible and what is not. Because of this dilemma, the search for accurate health-related information tends to spark many questions and concerns. In hopes of alleviating some stress and anxiety surrounding this dilemma, the health ministry page was created to provide credible, accurate educational references about health topics applicable to all age groups.