Get Healthy and Ready for the Year Ahead

Diverse Group of People Celebrating in an Outdoor Setting

Pride season is not the only time of celebrations in the LGBTQ+ community. Events and celebrations happen all year long, so take important steps before, during, and after any celebration to keep yourself healthy!

Stay Up to Date on Your Sexual Health Care

Visit your health care provider or find a health clinic to stay up to date with your sexual health care. Discuss the types of sex you have so that your provider can offer testing and prevention services, including vaccines, that are right for you.

Stay Up to Date on Flu, COVID-19, and RSV

CDC is posting updates on the respiratory illness season every week. Vaccination against flu, COVID-19, and RSV is the best way to reduce your risk of having severe illness caused by these diseases.

Keep reading: How to Get Your Flu, COVID-19, and RSV Vaccines

Know Before You Go

If travelling, check out travel or health-related advisories for your destination a month before you go and again closer to your trip.

Stop Overdose

To address the increasing number of overdose deaths related to both prescription opioids and illicit drugs, CDC created a website to educate people who use drugs, or are in environments where drugs might be used, about the dangers of illicitly manufactured fentanyl, the risks and consequences of mixing drugs, the lifesaving power of naloxone, and the importance of reducing stigma around recovery and treatment options.  It is important to be aware that fentanyl is often added to other drugs, including stimulants like cocaine, which makes drugs cheaper, more powerful, more addictive, and more dangerous.

Find Testing and Resources
988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

Contact the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline if you are experiencing mental health-related distress or are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support.

Connect with a trained crisis counselor. 988 is confidential, free, and available 24/7/365.

Visit the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline for more information at

Related CDC Resources
Get Tested - Find a Testing Site Near You
Atlas Plus - Explore Interactive CDC Data
CDC 24/7 - Saving Lives, Protecting People