Health Observances    

 

Health observances are days, weeks, or months devoted to promoting particular health concerns.

This calendar lists selected health observances in three ways: the calendar shows days and weeks, and both the text listings and the “Year At a Glance” sheet show monthly health observances as well.

Health professionals, teachers, community groups, and others can use these special times to sponsor health promotion events, stimulate awareness of health risks, or focus on disease prevention. Materials available from sponsoring organizations range from a single flyer to packets of promotional materials.

Information appearing in this document does not represent an endorsement by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which do not have any role in naming national health observances.

For more information, please contact the sponsoring organization directly.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Public Affairs Contacts

This information is in the public domain, and duplication is encouraged. Please provide an appropriate credit line in any reproduction of this information, whether print or electronic: “Source: 2007 National Health Observances, National Health Information Center, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.”


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January
1 - 31
Cervical Health Awareness Month

National Cervical Cancer Coalition
6520 Platt Avenue, #693
West Hills, CA 91307
(818) 909-3849
(818) 780-8199 Fax
info@nccc-online.org
www.nccc-online.org/awareness.php
Materials available
Contact: None designated

1 - 31
National Birth Defects Prevention Month

March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
1275 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains, NY 10605
(888) MODIMES (663-4637)
askus@marchofdimes.com
www.marchofdimes.com
Materials available
Contact: Pregnancy and Newborn Health Education Center

1 - 31
National Blood Donor Month

AABB (formerly the American Association of Blood Banks)
8101 Glenbrook Road
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 215-6526
(301) 907-6895 Fax
publicrelations@aabb.org
www.aabb.org
Materials available
Contact: Jennifer Garfinkel

1 - 31
National Glaucoma Awareness Month

Prevent Blindness America
211 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60606
(800) 331-2020
(847) 843-8458 Fax
info@preventblindness.org
www.preventblindness.org
Materials available
Contact: PBA Consumer and Patient Hotline

1 - 31
Thyroid Awareness Month

American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
1000 Riverside Avenue, Suite 205
Jacksonville, FL 32204
(904) 353-7878
(904) 353-8185 Fax
info@aace.com
www.aace.com
Materials available
Contact: Bryan Campbell

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February
1 - 28
AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month

Prevent Blindness America
211 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60606
(800) 331-2020
(847) 843-8458 Fax
info@preventblindness.org
www.preventblindness.org
Materials available
Contact: PBA Consumer and Patient Hotline

1 - 28
American Heart Month

American Heart Association
7272 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX 75231
(800) 242-8721
inquire@americanheart.org
www.americanheart.org
Materials available
Contact: Program departments or local chapters

1 - 28
National Children’s Dental Health Month

American Dental Association
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 440-2500
publicinfo@ada.org
www.ada.org/goto/ncdhm
Materials available
Contact: Department of Public Information

1 - 28
National Wise Health Consumer Month

American Institute for Preventive Medicine
30445 Northwestern Highway, Suite 350
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
(248) 539-1800 x222
sjackson@healthylife.com
www.healthylife.com
Contact: Sue Jackson

1 - 28
Prenatal Infection Prevention Month

Group B Strep International
61 Carver Road
West Wareham, MA 02576
(508) 273-7247
info@gbs-intl.org
www.groupbstrepinternational.org
Materials available
Contact: John MacDonald

2
Give Kids A Smile Day

American Dental Association
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 440-2500
publicinfo@ada.org
www.ada.org/goto/gkas
Materials available
Contact: Department of Public Information

2
National Wear Red Day 2007

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Health Information Center
Attention: The Heart Truth
P.O. Box 30105
Bethesda, MD 20824-0105
(301) 592-8573
(240) 629-3255 TTY
(301) 592-8563 Fax
nhlbiinfo@nhlbi.nih.gov
www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/hearttruth
Materials available
Contact: Information Specialist

4 - 10
National Burn Awareness Week

Shriners International Headquarters
P.O. Box 31356
Tampa, FL 33631
(813) 281-0300
www.shrinershq.org
Materials available
Contact: Public Relations

7 - 14
Congenital Heart Awareness Week

Congenital Heart Information Network
600 North 3rd Street, First Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(215) 627-4034
(215) 627-4306 Fax
mb@tchin.org
www.tchin.org/aware
Materials available
Contact: Mona Barmash

11 - 17
Children of Alcoholics Week

National Association for Children of Alcoholics
11426 Rockville Pike, Suite 301
Rockville, MD 20852
(888) 554-2627
(301) 468-0987 Fax
nacoa@nacoa.org
www.nacoa.org
Materials available
Contact: Gail Jordan

12 - 17
National Condom Week

American Social Health Association
P.O. Box 13827
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
(919) 361-8400
lescun@ashastd.org
www.ashastd.org
Materials available
Contact: ASHA Media Relations Office

14
National Donor Day

Division of Transplantation, OSP, HRSA
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Parklawn Building, Room 16C-17
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
(301) 443-7577
ask@hrsa.gov
www.organdonor.gov
Materials available
Contact: Division of Transplantation Staff

16
National Women's Heart Day

Sister to Sister: Everyone Has A Heart Foundation, Inc.
4701 Williard Avenue, Suite 223
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
(301) 718-8033
(301) 718-8620 Fax
info@sistertosister.org
www.womansheartday.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated

25 - March 3
National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

National Eating Disorders Association
603 Stewart Street, Suite 803
Seattle, WA 98101
(800) 931-2239 Information and Referral Helpline
(206) 382-3587
(206) 829-8501 Fax
info@nationaleatingdisorders.org
www.nationaleatingdisorders.org
Materials available
Contact: Tonia Brown

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March
1 - 31
National Brain Injury Awareness Month

Brain Injury Association of America
8201 Greensboro Drive, Suite 611
McLean, VA 22102
(703) 761-0750
(703) 761-0755 Fax
info@biausa.org
www.biausa.org
Materials available
Contact: Communications Coordinator

1 - 31
National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation
1600 Duke Street, Suite 500
Alexandria, VA 22314
(800) 227-2732
(877) 35-COLON (352-6566) Materials Ordering
(703) 886-4413 Fax
cindy.iverson@preventcancer.org
www.preventcancer.org/colorectal
Materials available
Contact: Cindy Iverson

1 - 31
National Multiple Sclerosis Education and Awareness Month

Multiple Sclerosis Foundation
6350 North Andrews Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
(800) 225-6495
(954) 938-8708 Fax
annette@msfocus.org
www.msfocus.org
Materials available
Contact: Annette Woods

1 - 31
National Nutrition Month®

American Dietetic Association
120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000
Chicago, IL 60606-6995
(800) 877-1600 x4771
(312) 899-4790 Fax
nnm@eatright.org
www.eatright.org
Materials available
Contact: Knowledge Center

1 - 31
Save Your Vision Month

American Optometric Association
243 North Lindbergh Boulevard, First Floor
St. Louis, MO 63141
(314) 991-4100
(314) 991-4101 Fax
jmmahoney@aoa.org
www.aoa.org
Materials available
Contact: Julie Mahoney

1 - 31
Workplace Eye Health and Safety Month

Prevent Blindness America
211 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60606
(800) 331-2020
(847) 843-8458 Fax
info@preventblindness.org
www.preventblindness.org
Materials available
Contact: PBA Consumer and Patient Hotline

4 - 10
National Patient Safety Awareness Week

National Patient Safety Foundation
132 MASS MoCA Way
North Adams, MA 01247
(413) 663-8900
(413) 663-8905 Fax
info@npsf.org
www.npsf.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated

5 - 11
Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week

National Multiple Sclerosis Society
733 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10017
(800) 344-4867
(212) 986-3240
MSAwarenessweek@nmss.org
www.nationalmssociety.org
Materials available
Contact: Annie Hammel

5 - 11
National Problem Gambling Awareness Week

National Council on Problem Gambling
216 G Street NE, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 547-9204
(202) 547-9206 Fax
ncpg@ncpgambling.org
www.npgaw.org
Materials available
Contact: Keith Whyte

5 - 11
National Sleep Awareness Week®

National Sleep Foundation
1522 K Street NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 347-3471
(202) 347-3472 Fax
nsf@sleepfoundation.org
www.sleepfoundation.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated

5 - 9
National School Breakfast Week

School Nutrition Association
700 South Washington Street, Suite 300
Alexandria, VA 22314-4287
(800) 877-8822
(703) 739-3900
(703) 739-3915 Fax
servicecenter@schoolnutrition.org
www.schoolnutrition.org
Materials available
Contact: Andrew Steele

12 - 18
Brain Awareness Week

Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives
745 Fifth Avenue, Suite 900
New York, NY 10151
(212) 223-4040
(212) 593-7623 Fax
bawinfo@dana.org
www.dana.org/brainweek
Materials available
Contact: Kathleen Roina

18 - 24
National Inhalants and Poisons Awareness Week

National Inhalant Prevention Coalition
322-A Thompson Street
Chattanooga, TN 37405
(800) 269-4237
(423) 265-4889 Fax
nipc@io.com
www.inhalants.org
Materials available
Contact: Harvey Weiss

24
World Tuberculosis Day 2007

WHO Regional Office for the Americas
Communicable Disease Unit
525 23rd Street NW
Washington, DC 20037-2895
(202) 974-3848
(202) 974-3656 Fax
tb@paho.org
www.who.int/gtb/index.htm
Materials available
Contact: None designated

27
American Diabetes Alert Day

American Diabetes Association
1701 North Beauregard Street
Alexandria, VA 22311
(800) DIABETES
askada@diabetes.org
www.diabetes.org/communityprograms-and-localevents/americandiabetesalert.jsp
Materials available
Contact: Local Chapters or National Office

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April
1 - 30
Alcohol Awareness Month

SAMHSA's National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
P.O. Box 2345
Rockville, MD 20015
(800) 729-6686
(240) 468-2600
(240) 468-7394 Fax
info@health.org
ncadi.samhsa.gov
Materials available
Contact: None designated

1 - 30
Cesarean Awareness Month

International Cesarean Awareness Network, Inc.
1304 Kingsdale Avenue
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
(800) 686-ICAN (4226)
info@ican-online.org
www.ican-online.org
Materials available
Contact: Tonya Jamois

1 - 30
Counseling Awareness Month

American Counseling Association
5999 Stevenson Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22304-3300
(800) 347-6647
(800) 473-2329 Fax
jgaskins@counseling.org
www.counseling.org
Materials available
Contact: Jean Gaskins

1 - 30
Foot Health Awareness Month

American Podiatric Medical Association
9312 Old Georgetown Road
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 581-9227
(301) 530-2752 Fax
elwendel@apma.org
www.apma.org
Materials available
Contact: Erin Wendel

1 - 30
Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month

International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders
P.O. Box 170864
Milwaukee, WI 53217-8076
(888) 964-2001
(414) 964-1799
(414) 964-7176 Fax
iffgd@iffgd.org
www.aboutibs.org
Materials available
Contact: Nancy Norton

1 - 30
National Autism Awareness Month

Autism Society of America
7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 300
Bethesda, MD 20814-3067
(800) 3–AUTISM (328-8476)
(301) 657-0881
(301) 657-0869 Fax
mcolston@autism-society.org
www.autism-society.org
Materials available
Contact: Marguerite Colston

1 - 30
National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Children's Bureau
Administration for Children and Families
1250 Maryland Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20024
(800) 394-3366
(703) 385-7565
(703) 385-3206 Fax
info@childwelfare.gov
www.childwelfare.gov/preventing
Materials available
Contact: Customer Services Department

1 - 30
National Donate Life Month

Division of Transplantation, OSP, HRSA
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Parklawn Building, Room 16C-17
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
(301) 443-7577
ask@hrsa.gov
www.organdonor.gov/donatelife.htm
Materials available
Contact: Division of Transplantation Staff

1 - 30
National Facial Protection Month

American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
American Association of Orthodontists
9700 West Bryn Mawr Avenue
Rosemont, IL 60018
(847) 678-6200
inquiries@aaoms.org
www.aaoms.org
Materials available
Contact: AAOMS Communications

1 - 30
National Youth Sports Safety Month

National Youth Sports Safety Foundation
One Beacon Street, Suite 3333
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 367-6677
(617) 722-9999 Fax
nyssf@aol.com
www.nyssf.org
Materials available
Contact: Rita Glassman

1 - 30
Occupational Therapy Month

American Occupational Therapy Association
4720 Montgomery Lane
P.O. Box 31220
Bethesda, MD 20824-1220
(301) 652-6611 x2963
(800) 377-8555 TDD
(301) 652-7258 Fax
praota@aota.org
www.aota.org
Materials available
Contact: Rob Black

1 - 30
Sports Eye Safety Month

American Academy of Ophthalmology
P.O. Box 7424
San Francisco, CA 94120-7424
(415) 447-0213
(415) 561-8533 Fax
eyemd@aao.org
www.aao.org/eyemd
Materials available
Contact: Georgia Alward

1 - 30
Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month

Prevent Blindness America
211 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60606
(800) 331-2020
(847) 843-8458 Fax
info@preventblindness.org
www.preventblindness.org
Materials available
Contact: PBA Consumer and Patient Hotline

2 - 8
National Public Health Week

American Public Health Association
800 I Street NW
Washington, DC 20001-3710
(202) 777-APHA (2742)
(202) 777-2500 TTY
nphw@apha.org
www.apha.org/nphw
Materials available
Contact: None designated

5
A Day To End Sexual Violence

National Sexual Violence Resource Center
123 North Enola Drive
Enola, PA 17025
(877) 739-3895
(717) 909-0710
(717) 909-0714 Fax
resources@nsvrc.org
www.nsvrc.org/saam
Materials available
Contact: Eboni Braxton

5
National Alcohol Screening Day

Screening for Mental Health, Inc.
1 Washington Street, Suite 304
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
(781) 239-0071
(781) 431-7447 Fax
nasd@mentalhealthscreening.org
www.nationalalcoholscreeningday.org
Materials available
Contact: Jillian Barber

7
World Health Day

WHO Regional Office for the Americas
Pan American Health Organization
525 23rd Street NW
Washington, DC 20037-2895
(202) 974-3000
(202) 974-3663 Fax
www.who.int/world-health-day/
Materials available
Contact: None designated

21 - 28
National Infant Immunization Week

National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road NE, MS E-05
Atlanta, GA 30333
(800) CDC-INFO (232-4636) English/Spanish
(888) CDC-FAXX (232-3299) Free fax-back
(404) 639-8905
nipinfo@cdc.gov
www.cdc.gov/nip/events/niiw/
Materials available
Contact: Michelle Basket

23 - 29
Cover the Uninsured Week

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
1010 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 572-2928
(202) 338-2334 Fax
info@covertheuninsured.org
www.covertheuninsured.org
Materials available
Contact: National Office

28 - May 6
National SAFE KIDS Week

Safe Kids Worldwide
1301 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20004-1707
(202) 662-0600
(202) 393-2072 Fax
smorton@safekids.org
www.safekids.org
Contact: Suzanne Morton

28 - 29
2007 WalkAmerica

March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
1275 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains, NY 10605
(888) MODIMES (663-4637)
(800) 525-WALK (9255)
(914) 997- 4617
walkamerica@modimes.org
www.walkamerica.org
Materials available
Contact: Katrina Edwards

28
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day

,
(913) 648-2256
billdouglas@worldtaichiday.org
www.worldtaichiday.org
Materials available
Contact: Bill Douglas

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May
1 - 31
American Stroke Month

American Heart Association
7272 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX 75231
(800) 242-8721
inquire@americanheart.org
www.americanheart.org
Materials available
Contact: Program departments or local chapters

1 - 31
Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
1233 20th Street NW, Suite 402
Washington, DC 20036
(800) 7-ASTHMA (727-8462)
(202) 466-7643
(202) 466-8940 Fax
info@aafa.org
www.aafa.org
Materials available
Contact: Angel Waldron

1 - 31
Better Sleep Month

Better Sleep Council
501 Wythe Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 683-8371
spali@sleepproducts.org
www.bettersleep.org
Materials available
Contact: Nancy L. Shark

1 - 31
Clean Air Month

American Lung Association
61 Broadway, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10006
(800) LUNG-USA (586-4872)
(212) 315-8700
(212) 315-8889 Fax
info@lungusa.org
www.lungusa.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated

1 - 31
Hepatitis Awareness Month

Hepatitis Foundation International
504 Blick Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20904-2901
(800) 891-0707
(301) 622-4200
(301) 622-4702 Fax
hfi@comcast.net
www.hepfi.org
Materials available
Contact: Thelma King Thiel

1 - 31
Lyme Disease Awareness Month

Lyme Disease Foundation
P.O. Box 332
Tolland, CT 06084
(800) 886-5963
(860) 870-0070
(860) 870-0080 Fax
info@lyme.org
www.lyme.org
Materials available
Contact: Karen Forschner

1 - 31
Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month

American Academy of Dermatology
930 East Woodfield Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173
(888) 462-DERM (3376)
(847) 330-0230
(847) 330-8907 Fax
mediarelations@aad.org
www.aad.org
Materials available
Contact: Aisha Hasan

1 - 31
Mental Health Month

National Mental Health Association
P.O. Box 16810
Alexandria, VA 22302-0810
(800) 969-6642
www.nmha.org
Materials available
Contact: Resource Center

1 - 31
Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Awareness Month

International MCS Awareness
P.O. Box 20517
Tallahassee, FL 32316-0517
(850) 878-0674
tourtet@yahoo.com
www.nettally.com/prusty/mcs.htm
Materials available
Contact: Christiane Tourtet

1 - 31
National Bike Month

League of American Bicyclists
1612 K Street NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 822-1333
(202) 822-1334 Fax
elizabeth@bikeleague.org
www.bikeleague.org/programs/bikemonth
Materials available
Contact: Elizabeth Preston

1 - 31
National High Blood Pressure Education Month

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Health Information Center
P.O. Box 30105
Bethesda, MD 20824-0105
(301) 592-8573
(240) 629-3255 TTY
(301) 592-8563 Fax
nhlbiinfo@nhlbi.nih.gov
http://hin.nhlbi.nih.gov/nhbpep_kit/
Materials available
Contact: Information Specialist

1 - 31
National Neurofibromatosis Month

Children's Tumor Foundation
95 Pine Street, 16th Floor
New York, NY 10005
(800) 323-7938
(212) 747-0004 Fax
info@ctf.org
www.ctf.org
Materials available
Contact: Catherine Silberstein

1 - 31
National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month

National Osteoporosis Foundation
1232 22nd Street NW
Washington, DC 20037-1292
(202) 223-2226
(202) 223-1726 Fax
communications@nof.org
www.nof.org
Materials available
Contact: Communications Department

1 - 31
National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

President´s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports
Room 738-H
200 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20201-0004
(202) 690-9000
(202) 690-5211 Fax
jmeer@osophs.dhhs.gov
www.fitness.gov
Materials available
Contact: Janice Meer

1 - 31
Tuberous Sclerosis Awareness Month

Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance
801 Roeder Road, Suite 750
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(800) 225-6872
(301) 562-9890
info@tsalliance.org
www.tsalliance.org
Materials available
Contact: Jaye Isham

1 - 31
Ultraviolet Awareness Month

Prevent Blindness America
211 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60606
(800) 331-2020
(847) 843-8458 Fax
info@preventblindness.org
www.preventblindness.org
Materials available
Contact: PBA Consumer and Patient Hotline

1 - 7
National Physical Education and Sport Week

National Association for Sport and Physical Education
1900 Association Drive
Reston, VA 20191
(703) 476-3410
(703) 476-8316
naspe@aahperd.org
www.naspeinfo.org
Materials available
Contact: Paula Keyes Kun

1
Melanoma Monday

American Academy of Dermatology
930 East Woodfield Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173
(888) 462-DERM (3376)
(847) 330-0230
(847) 330-8907 Fax
mediarelations@aad.org
www.aad.org
Materials available
Contact: Aisha Hasan

2
National Anxiety Disorders Screening Day

Freedom From Fear
308 Seaview Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10305
(718) 351-1717
(888) 442-2022 Free anxiety/depression screening
(718) 980-5022 Fax
help@freedomfromfear.org
www.freedomfromfear.org
Materials available
Contact: Jeanine Christiana

6 - 12
National Mental Health Counseling Week

American Mental Health Counselors Association
801 North Fairfax Street, Suite 304
Alexandria, VA 22314
(800) 326-2642
vmoore@amhca.org
www.amhca.org
Contact: Dr. W. Mark Hamilton

6 - 12
North American Occupational Safety and Health Week

American Society of Safety Engineers
Canadian Society of Safety Engineering
U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration
ASSE Public Relations Department
1800 East Oakton Street
Des Plaines, IL 60018-2187
(847) 699-2929
(847) 296-3769 Fax
dhurns@asse.org
www.asse.org/naosh
Materials available
Contact: Diane Hurns

6
High Blood Pressure Sunday

International Society on Hypertension in Blacks
100 Auburn Avenue SE, Suite 401
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 880-0343
(404) 880-0347 Fax
ishib@ishib.org
www.ishib.org
Materials available
Contact: William "Hal" Chambless

12
Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Awareness Day

CdLS-USA Foundation
302 West Main Street, #100
Avon, CT 06001
(800) 753-2357
(800) 223-8355
(860) 676-8166
(860) 676-8337 Fax
outreach@cdlsusa.org
www.cdlsusa.org
Materials available
Contact: Marie Malloy

12
Fibromyalgia Awareness Day

National Fibromyalgia Association
2200 North Glassell Street, Suite A
Orange, CA 92865
(714) 921-0150
(714) 921-6920 Fax
nfa@fmaware.org
fmaware.org/may12.htm
Materials available
Contact: Stephanie Barr

13 - 19
National Alcohol- and Other Drug-Related Birth Defects Week

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc.
22 Cortlandt Street, Suite 801
New York, NY 10007
(800) NCA-CALL (622-2255) (24-hour helpline)
(212) 269-7797
(212) 269-7510 Fax
national@ncadd.org
www.ncadd.org
Materials available
Contact: Director of Communications

13 - 19
National Women's Health Week

Office on Women's Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue SW, Room 712 E
Washington, DC 20201
(202) 690-7651
(202) 401-4005 Fax
sharon.ricks@hhs.gov
www.womenshealth.gov/whw
Materials available
Contact: Sharon Ricks

14 - 20
National Stuttering Awareness Week

Stuttering Foundation of America
3100 Walnut Grove Road, Suite 603
P.O. Box 11749
Memphis, TN 38111-0749
(800) 992-9392
(901) 452-3931 Fax
info@stutteringhelp.org
www.stutteringhelp.org
Materials available
Contact: Jane Fraser

14 - 18
Bike to Work Week

League of American Bicyclists
1612 K Street NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 822-1333
(202) 822-1334 Fax
elizabeth@bikeleague.org
www.bikeleague.org
Materials available
Contact: Elizabeth Preston

14
National Women's Check-up Day

Office on Women's Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue SW, Room 712 E
Washington, DC 20201
(202) 690-7651
(202) 401-4005 Fax
sharon.ricks@hhs.gov
www.womenshealth.gov
Materials available
Contact: Sharon Ricks

15
Sex Differences in Health Awareness Day

Society for Women's Health Research
1025 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 701
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 223-8224
(202) 833-3472 Fax
info@womenshealthresearch.org
www.womenshealthresearch.org
Materials available
Contact: Richard Schmitz

16
National Employee Health and Fitness Day

National Association for Health and Fitness
65 Niagara Square, Room 607
Buffalo, NY 14202
(716) 583-0521
(716) 851-4309 Fax
wellness@city-buffalo.org
www.physicalfitness.org
Materials available
Contact: Philip Haberstro

18
HIV Vaccine Awareness Day

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health
HIV Vaccine Communications Campaign
Vaccine and Prevention Research Program, Division of AIDS
6700-B Rockledge Drive, Room 5143
Bethesda, MD 20892
(301) 435-3726
(301) 402-3684 Fax
spaydar@niaid.nih.gov
www.niaid.nih.gov
Materials available
Contact: Dr. Susan Paydar

20 - 26
Schizophrenia Awareness Week

National Schizophrenia Foundation
403 Seymour Street, Suite 202
Lansing, MI 48933
(517) 485-7168 x105
(517) 485-7180 Fax
harwin@nsfoundation.org
www.nsfoundation.org
Materials available
Contact: Laura Harwin

21 - 27
Recreational Water Illness Prevention Week

Water and Environment Activity
Division of Parasitic Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
4770 Buford Highway NE, MS F-22
Atlanta, GA 30341-3724
(770) 488-7763
(770) 488-7761 Fax
mbeach@cdc.gov
www.cdc.gov/healthyswimming/index.htm
Materials available
Contact: Michael J. Beach, Ph.D.

31
World No Tobacco Day

Pan American Health Organization
WHO Regional Office for the Americas
525 23rd Street NW
Washington, DC 20037-2895
(202) 974-3890
http://www.who.int/tobacco/wntd/en/
Materials available
Contact: None designated

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June
1 - July 4
Fireworks Safety Month

Prevent Blindness America
211 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60606
(800) 331-2020
info@preventblindness.org
www.preventblindness.org
Materials available
Contact: PBA Consumer and Patient Hotline

1 - 30
Home Safety Month

Home Safety Council
1250 Eye Street NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 330-4900
info@homesafetycouncil.org
www.homesafetycouncil.org/homesafetymonth
Materials available
Contact: Meri-K Appy

1 - 30
Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month

Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America, Inc.
1821 University Avenue West, Suite S256
St. Paul, MN 55104-2897
(800) 541-5454
(651) 917-6256
(651) 917-1835 Fax
mgfa@myasthenia.org
www.myasthenia.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated

1 - 30
National Aphasia Awareness Month

National Aphasia Association
7 Dey Street, Suite 600
New York, NY 10007
(800) 922-4622
naa@aphasia.org
www.aphasia.org
Materials available
Contact: Emmeline Sim

1 - 30
National Scleroderma Awareness Month

Scleroderma Foundation
300 Rosewood Drive, Suite 105
Danvers, MA 01923
(800) 722-HOPE (4673)
(978) 463-5809 Fax
sfinfo@scleroderma.org
www.scleroderma.org
Materials available
Contact: National Office or Local Chapters

1 - 30
Vision Research Month

Prevent Blindness America
211 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60606
(800) 331-2020
(847) 843-8458 Fax
info@preventblindness.org
www.preventblindness.org
Materials available
Contact: PBA Consumer and Patient Hotline

3 - 9
National Headache Awareness Week

National Headache Foundation
820 North Orleans, Suite 217
Chicago, IL 60610-3132
(888) NHF-5552 (643-5552)
(312) 640-9049 Fax
info@headaches.org
www.headaches.org
Materials available
Contact: Suzanne E. Simons

3 - 9
Sun Safety Week

Sun Safety Alliance
413 North Lee Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 837-4202
(703) 683-3587 Fax
pschneider@sunsafetyalliance.org
www.sunsafetyalliance.org
Materials available
Contact: Phil Schneider

3
National Cancer Survivors Day

National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation
P.O. Box 682285
Franklin, TN 37068
(615) 794-3006
(615) 794-0179 Fax
info@ncsdf.org
www.ncsdf.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated

11 - 17
National Men's Health Week

Men’s Health Network
236 Massachusetts Avenue NE, Suite 301
P.O. Box 75972
Washington, DC 20013
(888) MEN-2-MEN (636-2636) Men's Healthline
(202) 543-MHN-1 (6461) x101
(202) 543-2727 Fax
info@menshealthweek.org
www.menshealthweek.org
Materials available
Contact: Erin Hoffman

21
National ASK Day

PAX/Real Solutions to Gun Violence
100 Wall Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10005
(212) 269-5100
(212) 269-5109 Fax
ask@paxusa.org
www.askingsaveskids.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated

24 - 30
Helen Keller Deaf - Blind Awareness Week

Helen Keller National Center Office for Development
141 Middle Neck Road
Sands Point, NY 11050-1299
(516) 944-8900 x254
(516) 994-8637 TTY
(516) 767-1738 Fax
development@hknc.org
www.hknc.org
Materials available
Contact: Development Department

27 - July 5
Eye Safety Awareness Week

United States Eye Injury Registry
American Society of Ocular Trauma
1201 11th Avenue South, Suite 300
Birmingham, AL 35205
(205) 933-0064
(205) 933-1341 Fax
loretta@useironline.org
www.useironline.org
Materials available
Contact: LoRetta Mann

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July
1 - 31
Hemochromatosis Awareness Month

Iron Disorders Institute
2722 Wade Hampton Blvd, Suite A
Greenville, SC 29615
(888) 565-4766
(864) 292-1175
irondis@aol.com
www.irondisorders.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated

1 - 31
International Group B Strep Awareness Month

Group B Strep International
11 El Dorado Court
Pomona, CA 91766
(909) 620-7214
(909) 620-5557 Fax
info@gbs-intl.org
www.groupbstrepinternational.org
Materials available
Contact: Marti Perhach

1 - 31
National Group B Strep Awareness Month

The Jesse Cause - Saving Babies from Group B Strep
567 West Channel Islands Boulevard, #235
Port Hueneme, CA 93041
(805) 815-2944
info@thejessecause.org
www.thejessecause.org
Materials available
Contact: Shelene Keith

1 - 31
UV Safety Month

American Academy of Opthalmology
P.O. Box 7424
San Francisco, CA 94120-7424
(415) 447-0213
(415) 561-8533 Fax
eyemd@aao.org
www.aao.org
Materials available
Contact: Georgia Alward

10 - 14
National Youth Sports Week

National Recreation and Park Association
22377 Belmont Ridge Road
Ashburn, VA 20148-4150
(703) 858-0784
(703) 858-0794 Fax
dvaira@nrpa.org
www.nrpa.org
Contact: None designated

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August
1 - 31
Cataract Awareness Month

American Academy of Ophthalmology
P.O. Box 7424
San Francisco, CA 94120-7424
(415) 447-0213
(415) 561-8533 Fax
eyemd@aao.org
www.aao.org/eyemd
Materials available
Contact: Georgia Alward

1 - 31
Children's Eye Health and Safety Month

Prevent Blindness America
211 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60606
(800) 331-2020
(847) 843-8458 Fax
info@preventblindness.org
www.preventblindness.org
Materials available
Contact: PBA Consumer and Patient Hotline

1 - 31
National Immunization Awareness Month

National Immunization Program
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road NE, MS E-05
Atlanta, GA 30333
(800) 232-2522
(800) CDC-INFO (232-4636) English/Spanish
(888) 232-6348 TTY
(888) CDC-FAXX (232-3299) Free fax-back
npiinfo@hmhb.gov
www.cdc.gov/nip/
Materials available
Contact: None designated

1 - 31
Psoriasis Awareness Month

National Psoriasis Foundation
6600 SW 92nd Avenue, Suite 300
Portland, OR 97223-7195
(800) 723-9166
(503) 244-7404
(503) 245-0626 Fax
getinfo@psoriasis.org
www.psoriasis.org
Materials available
Contact: Paula Fasano

1 - 31
Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month

Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy
P.O. Box 196
Libertyville, IL 60048-0196
(800) 886-1762
(847) 367-7623 Fax
sma@fsma.org
www.curesma.org
Materials available
Contact: Kenneth Hobby

1 - 7
World Breastfeeding Week

World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action
La Leche League International
P.O. Box 4079
Schaumburg, IL 60168-4079
(847) 519-7730
(847) 519-0035
rmagalhaes@llli.org
www.lalecheleague.org
Materials available
Contact: Rebecca Magalhaes

1
National Minority Donor Awareness Day

National Minority Organ Tissue Transplant Education Program
Ambulatory Care Center
2041 Georgia Avenue NW, Suite 3100
Washington, DC 20060
(800) 393-2839
(202) 865-4888
(202) 865-4880 Fax
nbbrooks@nationalmottep.org
www.nationalmottep.org
Materials available
Contact: Norman Brooks

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September
1 - 30
America On the Move's Steptember Campaign

America On the Move Foundation
44 School Street, Suite 325
Boston, MA 02108
(800) 807-0077
(617) 367-6894
(617) 367-6899 Fax
sani@americaonthemove.org
www.americaonthemove.org
Materials available
Contact: Sani Liu

1 - 30
Childhood Cancer Month

Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation
3910 Warner Street
Kensington, MD 20895
(301) 962-3520
(301) 962-3521 Fax
staff@candlelighters.org
www.candlelighters.org/septchildhoodcancermonth.stm
Materials available
Contact: Ruth Hoffman

1 - 30
Fruit and Vegetable Month

Fruit and Vegetable Program Office
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Produce for Better Health Foundation
4770 Buford Highway NE, MS K-26
Atlanta, GA 30341
(770) 488-5545
(800) 243-7889 TTY
cmq8@cdc.gov
www.5ADay.gov
Materials available
Contact: Joseph Ralph

1 - 30
Healthy Aging® Month

Educational Television Network, Inc.
P.O. Box 442
Unionville, PA 19375
(610) 793-0979
info@healthyaging.net
www.healthyaging.net
Materials available
Contact: Information Specialist

1 - 30
Leukemia & Lymphoma Awareness Month

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
1311 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains, NY 10605
(800) 955-4572
(914) 821-8806
(914) 821-3607 Fax
infocenter@leukemia-lymphoma.org
www.lls.org
Materials available
Contact: Information Resource Center

1 - 30
National Acceptance Month

Children's Craniofacial Association
1340 Coit Road, Suite 307
Dallas, TX 75043
(800) 535-3643
(214) 570-9099
(214) 570-8811 Fax
contactcca@ccakids.com
www.ccakids.org
Contact: None designated

1 - 30
National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
Office of the Director, Consumer Affairs
1 Choke Cherry Road, 2nd Floor
Rockville, MD 20857
(800) 729-6686
(240) 276-2750
info@samhsa.gov
www.recoverymonth.gov
Materials available
Contact: Consumer Affairs

1 - 30
National Cholesterol Education Month

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Health Information Center
P.O. Box 30105
Bethesda, MD 20824-0105
(301) 592-8573
(240) 629-3255 TTY
(301) 592-8563 Fax
nhlbiinfo@nhlbi.nih.gov
hin.nhlbi.nih.gov/cholmonth
Materials available
Contact: Information Specialist

1 - 30
National Pediculosis Prevention Month/ Head Lice Prevention Month

National Pediculosis Association, Inc.
50 Kearney Road
Needham, MA 02494
(781) 449-6487
(781) 449-8129 Fax
npa@headlice.org
www.headlice.org
Materials available
Contact: Jane Cotter

1 - 30
National Sickle Cell Month

Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Inc.
231 East Baltimore Street, 8th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21202
(800) 421-8453
(410) 528-1495
scdaa@sicklecelldisease.org
www.sicklecelldisease.org
Materials available
Contact: Willarda V. Edwards, M.D.

1 - 30
Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition
500 NE Spanish River Boulevard, Suite 8
Boca Raton, FL 33431
(888) OVARIAN (682-7426)
(561) 393-0005
nocc@ovarian.org
www.ovarian.org
Materials available
Contact: Jane E. Langridge

1 - 30
Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

National Prostate Cancer Coalition
1154 15th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
(888) 245-9455
(202) 463-9455
(202) 463-9456 Fax
info@fightprostatecancer.org
www.fightprostatecancer.org
Materials available
Contact: Jamie Bearse

1 - 30
Reye's Syndrome Awareness Month

National Reye's Syndrome Foundation
P.O. Box 829
Bryan, OH 43506
(800) 233-7393
(419) 636-2679
(419) 636-9897 Fax
nrsf@reyessyndrome.org
www.reyessyndrome.org
Materials available
Contact: Kathleen M. Rohrbaugh

1 - 30
Sports and Home Eye Safety Month

Prevent Blindness America
211 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60606
(800) 331-2020
(847) 843-8458 Fax
info@preventblindness.org
www.preventblindness.org
Materials available
Contact: PBA Consumer and Patient Hotline

9 - 15
National Suicide Prevention Week

American Association of Suicidology
5221 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20015
(202) 237-2280
(202) 237-2282 Fax
info@suicidology.org
www.suicidology.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated

10
STOP A Suicide Today Day

Screening for Mental Health, Inc.
1 Washington Street, Suite 304
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
(781) 239-0071
(781) 431-7447 Fax
AKeliher@MentalHealthScreening.org
www.stopasuicide.org
Materials available
Contact: Anne Keliher

16 - 22
National Rehabilitation Awareness Celebration

National Rehabilitation Awareness Foundation
100 Abington Executive Park
Clarks Summit, PA 18411
(800) 943-6723
(570) 341-4637
(570) 341-4331 Fax
jbrogn@allied-services.org
www.nraf-rehabnet.org
Contact: James Brogna

16 - 22
Reye's Syndrome Awareness Week

National Reye's Syndrome Foundation
P.O. Box 829
Bryan, OH 43506
(800) 233-7393
(419) 636-2679
(419) 636-9897 Fax
nrsf@reyessyndrome.org
www.reyessyndrome.org
Materials available
Contact: Kathleen M. Rohrbaugh

18
Take a Loved One for a Check-up Day

Office of Minority Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
P.O. Box 37337
Washington, DC 20013-7337
(800) 444-6472
(240) 453-8223 Fax
info@omhrc.gov
www.healthgap.omhrc.gov
Materials available
Contact: Blake Crawford

21
World Alzheimer's Day

Alzheimer's Disease International
64 Great Suffolk Street
London
SE1 OBL
United Kingdom,
info@alz.co.uk
www.alz.co.uk/adi/wad/
Materials available
Contact: None designated

30 - October 6
Hearing Aid Awareness Week

International Hearing Society
16800 Middlebelt Road, Suite 4
Livonia, MI 48154
(734) 522-7200
(734) 522-0200 Fax
acmarkey@ihsinfo.org
www.ihsinfo.org
Materials available
Contact: Alice Markey

30
World Heart Day

World Heart Federation
2810 Crossroads Drive, Suite 3800
Madison, WI 53718
(608) 443-2468
(608) 443-2474 Fax
srees@reesgroupinc.com
www.worldheartday.com
Materials available
Contact: Susan Rees

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October
1 - 31
"Talk About Prescriptions" Month

National Council on Patient Information and Education
4915 Saint Elmo Avenue, Suite 505
Bethesda, MD 20814-6082
(301) 656-8565
(301) 656-4464 Fax
ncpie@ncpie.info
www.talkaboutrx.org
Materials available
Contact: Information Specialist

1 - 31
Eye Injury Prevention Month

American Academy of Ophthalmology
P.O. Box 7424
San Francisco, CA 94120-7424
(415) 447-0213
(415) 561-8533 Fax
eyemd@aao.org
www.aao.org/eyemd
Materials available
Contact: Georgia Alward

1 - 31
Halloween Safety Month

Prevent Blindness America
211 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60606
(800) 331-2020
(847) 843-8458 Fax
info@preventblindness.org
www.preventblindness.org
Materials available
Contact: PBA Consumer and Patient Hotline

1 - 31
Healthy Lung Month

American Lung Association
61 Broadway, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10006
(800) LUNG-USA (586-4872)
(212) 315-8700
info@lungusa.org
www.lungusa.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated

1 - 31
Lupus Awareness Month

Lupus Foundation of America, Inc.
2000 L Street NW, Suite 710
Washington, DC 20036
(888) 385-8787
(202) 349-1156 Fax
info@lupus.org
www.lupus.org
Materials available
Contact: Duane Peters

1 - 31
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Board of Sponsors
233 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1400
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 596-3400
nbcaminfo@yahoo.com
www.nbcam.org
Contact: Jennifer Dalton

1 - 31
National Celiac Disease Awareness Month

Celiac Sprue Association
P.O. Box 31700
Omaha, NE 68131-0700
(877) 272-4272
(402) 558-1347 Fax
celiacs@csaceliacs.org
www.csaceliacs.org
Materials available
Contact: Mary Schluckebier

1 - 31
National Dental Hygiene Month

American Dental Hygienists' Association
444 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 3400
Chicago, IL 60611-3980
(800) 243-ADHA (2342)
(312) 440-8900
(312) 467-1806 Fax
media@adha.net
www.adha.org
Materials available
Contact: Communications Division

1 - 31
National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Office of Disability Employment Policy
U.S. Department of Labor
Frances Perkins Building
200 Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20210
(866) 633-7365
(202) 693-7888
(877) 889-5627 TTY
www.dol.gov/odep
Materials available
Contact: None designated

1 - 31
National Down Syndrome Awareness Month

National Down Syndrome Society
666 Broadway
New York, NY 10012
(800) 221-4602
(212) 460-9330
(212) 979-2873 Fax
info@ndss.org
www.ndss.org
Materials available
Contact: Educational Services

1 - 31
National Family Sexuality Education Month / Let's Talk

Planned Parenthood Federation of America
434 West 33rd Street
New York, NY 10001
(212) 541-7800
education@ppfa.org
www.plannedparenthood.org
Materials available
Contact: Michael McGee

1 - 31
National Medical Librarians Month

Medical Library Association
65 East Wacker Place, Suite 1900
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 419-9094 x11
(312) 419-8950 Fax
info@mlahq.org
www.mlanet.org/resources/nml-month/index.html
Materials available
Contact: Tomi Gunn

1 - 31
National Physical Therapy Month

American Physical Therapy Association
1111 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-1488
(703) 684-2782 x3248
(703) 684-7343 Fax
public-relations@apta.org
www.apta.org
Materials available
Contact: Public Relations Department

1 - 31
National Spina Bifida Awareness Month

Spina Bifida Association of America
4590 MacArthur Boulevard NW, Suite 250
Washington, DC 20007-4226
(800) 621-3141
(202) 944-3285
(202) 944-3295 Fax
sbaa@sbaa.org
www.sbaa.org
Materials available
Contact: Maya House

1 - 31
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness Month

First Candle/SIDS Alliance
1314 Bedford Avenue, Suite 210
Baltimore, MD 21208
(800) 221-7437
(410) 653-8226
(410) 653-8709 Fax
info@firstcandle.org
www.firstcandle.org
Materials available
Contact: Laura Reno

1 - 5
Drive Safely Work Week

Network of Employers for Traffic Safety
8150 Leesburg Pike, Suite 410
Vienna, VA 22182
(888) 221-0045
(703) 891-6005
(703) 891-6010 Fax
nets@trafficsafety.org
www.trafficsafety.org
Materials available
Contact: Kathryn Lusby-Treber

1
National Child Health Day

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Health Resources and Services Administration
Maternal and Child Health Bureau
Parklawn Building, Room 1805
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
(301) 443-2170
(301) 443-1797 Fax
www.mchb.hrsa.gov
Contact: Cynthia Tibbs

4
NDSD Mental Health Screening TM

Screening for Mental Health, Inc.
1 Washington Street, Suite 304
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
(781) 239-0071
(781) 431-7447 Fax
ndsd@mentalhealthscreening.org
www.mentalhealthscreening.org
Materials available
Contact: Anne Keliher

7 - 13
Fire Prevention Week

National Fire Protection Association
1 Batterymarch Park
Quincy, MA 02169-7471
(800) 344-3555 orders only
(617) 984-7275
(617) 770-0200 Fax
public_affairs@nfpa.org
www.firepreventionweek.org
Materials available
Contact: Peg O'Brien

10
Stop America's Violence Everywhere Today

American Medical Association Alliance
515 North State Street, 9th Floor
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 464-4470
(312) 464-5020 Fax
amaa@ama-assn.org
www.amaalliance.org
Materials available
Contact: Kim Arndt

10
World Mental Health Day

World Federation for Mental Health
2001 North Beauregard Street, Suite 950
Alexandria, VA 22311
(703) 313-8680
(703) 313-8683 Fax
wmhday@wfmh.com
www.wmhday.net
Materials available
Contact: None designated

12 - 20
Bone and Joint Decade National Action Week

U.S. Bone and Joint Decade
6300 North River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018
(847) 384-4010
(847) 823-0536 Fax
usbjd@usbjd.org
www.usbjd.org
Materials available
Contact: Toby King

15 - 19
National Health Education Week

National Center for Health Education
Society for Public Health Education
375 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10014
(212) 463-4053
ray@nche.org
www.nche.org
Materials available
Contact: Ray Marks

15 - 19
National School Lunch Week

School Nutrition Association
700 South Washington Street, Suite 300
Alexandria, VA 22314-4287
(800) 877-8822
(703) 739-3915 Fax
servicecenter@schoolnutrition.org
www.schoolnutrition.org
Materials available
Contact: Andrew Steele

16
World Food Day

U.S. National Committee for World Food Day
2175 K Street NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20437
(202) 653-2404
(202) 653-5760 Fax
www.worldfooddayusa.org
Materials available
Contact: Patricia Young

19
National Mammography Day

American Cancer Society
1599 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
(800) ACS-2345
www.cancer.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated

21 - 28
Respiratory Care Week

American Association for Respiratory Care
9425 North MacArthur Boulevard, Suite 100
Irving, TX 75063
(972) 243-2272
(972) 484-2720 Fax
marketing@aarc.org
www.aarc.org
Materials available
Contact: Beth Binkley

22
International Stuttering Awareness Day

Stuttering Foundation of America
3100 Walnut Grove Road, Suite 603
P.O. Box 11749
Memphis, TN 38111-0749
(800) 992-9392
(901) 452-3931 Fax
info@stutteringhelp.org
www.stutteringhelp.org
Materials available
Contact: Jane Fraser

24
Lung Health Day

American Association for Respiratory Care
9425 North MacArthur Boulevard, Suite 100
Irving, TX 75063
(972) 243-2272
(972) 484-2720 Fax
marketing@aarc.org
www.aarc.org
Contact: Beth Binkley

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November
1 - 30
American Diabetes Month

American Diabetes Association
1701 North Beauregard Street
Alexandria, VA 22311
(800) DIABETES (342-2383)
askada@diabetes.org
www.diabetes.org
Materials available
Contact: Local Affiliates

1 - 30
Diabetic Eye Disease Month

Prevent Blindness America
211 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60606
(800) 331-2020
(847) 843-8458 Fax
info@preventblindness.org
www.preventblindness.org
Materials available
Contact: PBA Consumer and Patient Hotline

1 - 30
Foot Health Issues Related to Diabetes Awareness Month

American Podiatric Medical Association
9312 Old Georgetown Road
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 581-9227
(301) 530-2752 Fax
elwendel@apma.org
www.apma.org
Materials available
Contact: Erin Wendel

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Jaw Joints - TMJ Awareness Month

TMJ Association, LTD
P.O. Box 26770
Milwaukee, WI 53226-0770
(262) 432-0350
(262) 432-0375 Fax
info@tmj.org
www.tmj.org
Materials available
Contact: Terrie Cowley

1 - 30
Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Lung Cancer Alliance
888 16th Street NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20006
(800) 298-2436 Lung Cancer Hotline
(202) 463-2080
(202) 355-1396 Fax
info@lungcanceralliance.org
www.lungcanceralliance.org
Materials available
Contact: Kay Cofrancesco

1 - 30
National Adoption Month

National Council for Adoption
Infant Adoption Awareness Program
225 North Washington Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
(866) 21-ADOPT (212-3678)
(703) 299-6633
(703) 535-1901 Fax
info@adoptioncouncil.org
www.adoptioncouncil.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated

1 - 30
National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month

Alzheimer's Association
225 North Michigan Avenue, 17th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601-7633
(800) 272-3900
(866) 699-1246
info@alz.org
www.alz.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated

1 - 30
National Family Caregivers Month

National Family Caregivers Association
10400 Connecticut Avenue, Suite 500
Kensington, MD 20895-3944
(800) 896-3650
(301) 942-6430
(301) 942-2302 Fax
info@thefamilycaregiver.org
www.thefamilycaregiver.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated

1 - 30
National Healthy Skin Month

American Academy of Dermatology
930 East Woodfield Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173
(888) 462-DERM (3376)
(847) 330-0230
mediarealtions@aad.org
www.aad.org
Materials available
Contact: Lisa Doty

1 - 30
National Hospice Palliative Care Month

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
1700 Diagonal Road, Suite 625
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 837-1500 or (703) 837-3139
(703) 837-1233 Fax
jradulovic@nhpco.org
www.nhpco.org
Contact: Jon Radulovic

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Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
2141 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 7000
El Segundo, CA 90245
(877) 272-6226
(310) 725-0025
(310) 725-0029 Fax
information@pancan.org
www.pancan.org
Materials available
Contact: Elizabeth Flynn

1 - 30
Prematurity Awareness Month

March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
1275 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains, NY 10605
(888) MODIMES (663-4637)
askus@marchofdimes.com
www.marchofdimes.com
Materials available
Contact: Pregnancy and Newborn Health Education Center

1 - 30
Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Month

Pulmonary Hypertension Association
801 Roeder Road, Suite 400
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 565-3004
(301) 565-3994 Fax
pha@phassociation.org
www.phassociation.org
Materials available
Contact: Katie Kroner

15
Great American Smokeout

American Cancer Society
1599 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
(800) ACS-2345
www.cancer.org
Materials available
Contact: National Office

18 - 24
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Awareness Week

International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders
P.O. Box 170864
Milwaukee, WI 53217-8076
(888) 964-2001
(414) 964-1799
(414) 964-7176 Fax
iffgd@iffgd.org
www.aboutgerd.org
Materials available
Contact: Nancy Norton

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Prematurity Awareness Day

March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
1275 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains, NY 10605
(888) MODIMES (663-4637)
askus@marchofdimes.com
www.marchofdimes.com
Materials available
Contact: Pregnancy and Newborn Health Education Center

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December
1 - 7
National Aplastic Anemia and MDS Awareness Week

Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 613
Annapolis, MD 21404-0613
(800) 747-2820
(410) 867-0242
(410) 867-0240 Fax
help@aamds.org
www.aamds.org
Materials available
Contact: Marilyn Baker

1
World AIDS Day

Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS

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unaids@unaids.org
www.unaids.org/en/default.asp
Materials available
Contact: None designated

2 - 8
National Handwashing Awareness Week

Henry the Hand Foundation
11714 U.S. Route 42
Cincinnati, OH 45241
(513) 769-3660
dr.will@henrythehand.com
www.henrythehand.com
Materials available
Contact: Dr. Will Sawyer

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