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January

January 1 - 31

Cervical Health Awareness Month

National Cervical Cancer Coalition
PO Box 13827
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
(800) 685-5531
(919) 361-8425 Fax
nccc@ashastd.org
www.nccc-online.org
Materials available
Contact: Rina Puri
January 1 - 31

National Birth Defects Prevention Month

National Birth Defects Prevention Network
1321 Upland Drive, #1561
Houston, TX 77079
nbdpn@nbdpn.org
www.nbdpn.org
Materials available
Contact: NBDPN Education and Outreach Committee
January 1 - 31

National Glaucoma Awareness Month

Prevent Blindness
211 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60606
(800) 331-2020
(312) 363-6001
(312) 363-6052 Fax
info@preventblindness.org
www.preventblindness.org
Materials available
Contact: PBA Vision Health Resource Center
January 1 - 31

National Radon Action Month

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Mail Code 6609T
Washington, DC 20460
(202) 343-9051
(202) 343-2394 Fax
www.epa.gov/radon/nram
Materials available
Contact: Lou Witt
January 1 - 31

National Stalking Awareness Month

National Center for Victims of Crime
2000 M Street NW, Suite 480
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 467-8700
(202) 467-8701 Fax
src@ncvc.org
www.stalkingawarenessmonth.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated
January 1 - 31

National Winter Sports TBI Awareness Month

The Johnny O Foundation
P. O. Box 15211
Scottsdale, AZ 85267
(602) 820-7655
(480) 427-4987 Fax
info@thejohnnyo.org
www.thejohnnyo.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated
January 1 - 31

Thyroid Awareness Month

American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
245 Riverside Avenue, Suite 200
Jacksonville, FL 32202
(904) 353-7878
(904) 404-4207 Fax
ajohnson@aace.com
www.thyroidawareness.com
Materials available
Contact: Amy Johnson
January 4 - 10

National Folic Acid Awareness Week

National Council on Folic Acid
c/o Spina Bifida Association
4590 MacArthur Boulevard NW, Suite 250
Washington, DC 20007
(800) 621-3141 x13
(202) 618-4753
(202) 944-3295 Fax
ncfa@sbaa.org
www.folicacidinfo.org
Materials available
Contact: National Resource Center
January 26 - February 1

National Drug Facts Week

National Institute on Drug Abuse
National Institutes of Health
6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 5213
Bethesda, MD 20892-9561
(301) 443-1124
drugfacts@nida.nih.gov
www.drugfactsweek.drugabuse.gov
Materials available
Contact: Brian Marquis, NIDA Public Liaison Officer
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February

February 1 - 28

AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month

Prevent Blindness
211 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60606
(800) 331-2020
(312) 363-6001
(312) 363-6052 Fax
info@preventbliness.org
www.preventblindness.org
Materials available
Contact: PBA Vision Health Resource Center
February 1 - 28

American Heart Month

American Heart Association
7272 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX 75231
(800) 242-8721
www.heart.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated
February 1 - 28

International Prenatal Infection Prevention 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
February 1 - 28

National Children’s Dental Health Month

American Dental Association
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611-2678
(800) 621-8099
ncdhm@ada.org
www.ada.org/en/public-programs/national-childrens-dental-health-month
Materials available
Contact: None designated
February 1 - 28

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Break the Cycle
5777 W. Century Blvd., Suite 1150
Los Angeles, CA 90045
(310) 286-3383
(310) 286-3386 Fax
media@breakthecycle.org
www.teendvmonth.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated
February 1 - 7

African Heritage & Health Week

Oldways
266 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02116
(512) 330-0111
sarahm@oldwayspt.org
oldwayspt.org/programs/african-heritage-health/african-heritage-health-week
Materials available
Contact: Sarah McMackin
February 4

World Cancer Day

Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)
62 Route de Frontenex
1207 Geneva, Switzerland
+41 (0) 22 809 1811
+41 (0) 22 809 1810 Fax
www.worldcancerday.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated
February 6

Give Kids A Smile ® Day

American Dental Association
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611-2678
(312) 440-2500
gkas@ada.org
www.ada.org/en/public-programs/give-kids-a-smile
Materials available
Contact: None designated
February 6

National Wear Red Day

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Health Information Center
Attention: The Heart Truth
P.O. Box 30105
Bethesda, MD 20824-0105
(301) 592-8573
nhlbiinfo@nhlbi.nih.gov
www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/hearttruth/
Materials available
Contact: Information Specialist
February 7 - 14

Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week

Congenital Heart Information Network
PO Box 3397
Margate City, NJ 08402
(609) 823-4507
(609) 823-1574 Fax
mb@tchin.org
www.tchin.org/aware
Materials available
Contact: Mona Barmash
February 7

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

The Strategic Leadership Council
c/o Karna LLC
2907 Clairmont Road, Suite 205
Atlanta, GA 30329
(678) 538-8795
(770) 406-6638 Fax
info@nationalblackaidsday.org
nationalblackaidsday.org
Materials available
Contact: None Designated
February 14

National Donor Day

Division of Transplantation, Healthcare Systems Bureau
Health Resources and Services Administration
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Parklawn Building, Room 12C-05
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
(888) 275-4772
(703) 821-2098 Fax
ask@hrsa.gov
www.organdonor.gov
Materials available
Contact: Division of Transplantation Staff
February 22 - 28

National Eating Disorder Screening Program ®

Screening for Mental Health, Inc.
One Washington Street, Suite 304
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
(781) 239-0071
(781) 431-7447 Fax
smhinfo@mentalhealthscreening.org
www.mentalhealthscreening.org/events/national-depression-screening-day.aspx
Materials available
Contact: Michelle Holmberg, Programs Director
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March

March 1 - 31

National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Prevent Cancer Foundation
1600 Duke Street, Suite 500
Alexandria, VA 22314
(800) 227-2732
(703) 886-4413 Fax
Jeanne.Ellinport@preventcancer.org
www.preventcancer.org
Materials available
Contact: Jeanne Ellinport
March 1 - 31

National Endometriosis Awareness Month

Endometriosis Association
8585 North 76th Place
Milwaukee, WI 53223
(800) 992-3636
(414) 355-2200
(414) 355-6065 Fax
carol@endometriosisassn.org
www.endometriosisassn.org
Materials available
Contact: Carol Drury
March 1 - 31

National Kidney Month

National Kidney Foundation
30 East 33rd Street
New York, NY 10016
(800) 622-9010
(212) 889-2210
(212) 889-2310 Fax
info@kidney.org
www.kidney.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated
March 1 - 31

National Nutrition Month

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000
Chicago, IL 60606-6995
nnm@eatright.org
www.eatright.org/nnm
Materials available
Contact: Knowledge Center
March 1 - 31

National Problem Gambling Awareness Month

National Council on Problem Gambling
730 11th Street NW, Suite 601
Washington, DC 20001
(800) 522-4700
(202) 547-9204
(202) 547-9206 Fax
keithw@ncpgambling.org
www.npgaw.org
Materials available
Contact: Keith Whyte
March 1 - 31

Save Your Vision Month

American Optometric Association
243 North Lindbergh Boulevard, First Floor
St. Louis, MO 63141-7881
(800) 365-2219
(314) 983-4263
(314) 991-4101 Fax
slthomas@aoa.org
www.aoa.org
Materials available
Contact: Susan Thomas
March 1 - 31

Trisomy Awareness Month

Support Organization for Trisomy 18, 13 & Related Disorders
2982 South Union Street
Rochester, NY 14624-1926
(800) 716-SOFT -7638
(585) 594-4621
(585) 594-1957 Fax
barbsoft@rochester.rr.com
www.trisomy.org
Materials available
Contact: Barb Vanherreweghe
March 1 - 31

Workplace Eye Wellness Month

Prevent Blindness
211 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60606
(800) 331-2020
(312) 363-6001
(312) 363-6052 Fax
info@preventblindness.org
www.preventblindness.org
Materials available
Contact: PBA Vision Health Resource Center
March 2 - 8

National Sleep Awareness Week ®

National Sleep Foundation
1010 North Glebe Road, Suite 310
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 243-1697
nsf@sleepfoundation.org
www.sleepfoundation.org
Materials available
Contact: Scott Ravin
March 2 - 6

National School Breakfast Week

School Nutrition Association
120 Waterfront Street, Suite 300
National Harbor, MD 20745
(301) 686-3100
(301) 686-3115 Fax
servicecenter@schoolnutrition.org
www.schoolnutrition.org/nsbw
Materials available
Contact: Diane Pratt-Heavner
March 8 - 14

Patient Safety Awareness Week

National Patient Safety Foundation
268 Summer Street, 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 391-9900
(617) 391-9999 Fax
info@npsf.org
www.npsf.org/?page=awarenessweek
Materials available
Contact: Sara Reardon
March 10

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness 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) 690-7650
(202) 401-4005 Fax
womenshealth@hhs.gov
www.womenshealth.gov/nwghaad
Materials available
Contact: None designated
March 12

World Kidney Day

International Society of Nephrology
340 North Avenue, 3rd Floor
Cranford, NJ 07016-2496
(567) 248-9703
(908) 272-7101 Fax
info@worldkidneyday.org
www.worldkidneyday.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated
March 15 - 21

Flood Safety Awareness Week

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service
Office of Climate, Water, and Weather Services
1325 East-West Highway, Station 13415
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301)713-1677 x124
deborah.jones@noaa.gov
www.floodsafety.noaa.gov
Contact: Deborah Jones
March 15 - 21

National Poison Prevention Week

Poison Prevention Week Council
American Association of Poison Control Centers
515 King Street, Suite 510
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 894-1858
info@aapcc.org
www.aapcc.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated
March 16 - 22

Brain Awareness Week

Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives
505 Fifth Avenue, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10017
(212) 401-1689
(212) 513-7623 Fax
bawinfo@dana.org
www.dana.org/brainweek
Materials available
Contact: Kathleen Roina
March 20

National Native American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

National Native American AIDS Prevention Center
1031 33rd Street, Suite 270
Denver, CO 80205
(720) 382-2244
(720) 382-2248 Fax
www.nnaapc.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated
March 22 - 28

Tsunami Preparedness Week

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service
Office of Climate, Water, and Weather Services
1325 East West Highway, Station 168
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 713-1858 x114
deborah.jones@noaa.gov
www.tsunami.gov
Materials available
Contact: Deborah Jones
March 23 - 27

National Youth Violence Prevention Week

National Association of SAVE
322 Chapanoke Road, Suite 110
Raleigh, NC 27603
(866) 343-SAVE (7283)
(919) 661-7800
(919) 661-7777 Fax
info@nationalsave.org
www.nationalsave.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated
March 24

American Diabetes Alert Day

American Diabetes Association
1701 North Beauregard Street
Alexandria, VA 22311
(800) DIABETES (342-2383)
(703) 549-6995 Fax
askada@diabetes.org
www.diabetes.org/in-my-community/programs/alert-day
Materials available
Contact: None designated
March 24

World Tuberculosis Day

Stop TB Partnership (Secretariat)
World Health Organization
HTM/STB/TBP
20, avenue Appia
CH-1211 Geneva 27
SWITZERLAND
+(41) 22 791 2690
+(41) 22 791 4886 Fax
stoptbadvocacy@who.int
www.stoptb.org/events/world_tb_day
Materials available
Contact: None designated
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April

April 1 - 30

Alcohol Awareness Month

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc.
217 Broadway, Suite 712
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: None designated
April 1 - 30

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month

International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders
700 W. Virginia Street, #201
Milwaukee, WI 53204
(888) 964-2001
(414) 964-1799
(414) 964-7176 Fax
iffgd@iffgd.org
www.aboutibs.org/site/about-ibs/april-ibs-awareness-month
Materials available
Contact: Nancy Norton
April 1 - 30

National Autism Awareness Month

The Autism Society
4340 East West Highway, Suite 350
Bethesda, MD 20814-3067
(800) 3–AUTISM (328-8476)
(301) 657-0881
(301) 657-0869 Fax
info@autism-society.org
www.autism-society.org
Materials available
Contact: Jennifer Repella
April 1 - 30

National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Child Welfare Information Gateway
Children's Bureau
ACYF, HHS
1250 Maryland Avenue SW, 8th Floor
Washington, DC 20024
(800) 394-3366
info@childwelfare.gov
www.childwelfare.gov/topics/preventing/preventionmonth/
Materials available
Contact: None designated
April 1 - 30

National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

National Safety Council
1121 Spring Lake Drive
Itasca, IL 60143
(630) 775-2307
media@nsc.org
www.nsc.org
Materials available
Contact: Debbie Zewe
April 1 - 30

National Donate Life Month

Division of Transplantation, Healthcare Systems Bureau
Health Resources and Services Administration
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Parklawn Building, Room 12C-05
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
(888) 275-4772
(703) 821-2098 Fax
ask@hrsa.gov
www.organdonor.gov
Materials available
Contact: Division of Transplantation Staff
April 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
April 1 - 30

National Minority Health Month

Office of Minority Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
P.O. Box 37337
Washington, DC 20013-7337
(800) 444-6472
(301) 251-2160 Fax
info@minorityhealth.hhs.gov
www.minorityhealth.hhs.gov
Materials available
Contact: Information Specialist
April 1 - 30

Occupational Therapy Month

American Occupational Therapy Association
4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814-3349
(301) 652-6611
(800) 729-2682
(800) 377-8555 TDD
praota@aota.org
www.aota.org
Materials available
Contact: Katie Riley
April 1 - 30

Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)
1220 L Street NW, Suite 505
Washington, DC 20005
(800) 656-4673
(202) 544-1034
info@rainn.org
www.rainn.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated
April 1 - 30

Sexual Assault Awareness Month of Action

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
Materials available
Contact: None designated
April 1 - 30

Sports Eye Safety Awareness Month

American Academy of Ophthalmology
P.O. Box 7424
San Francisco, CA 94120-7424
(415) 447-0258
(415) 561-8533 Fax
eyemd@aao.org
www.geteyesmart.org/eyesmart/injuries/index.cfm
Materials available
Contact: Georgia Alward
April 1 - 30

STI Awareness Month

American Social Health
P. O. Box 13827
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-3827
(919) 361-8400
(919) 361-8425 Fax
info@ashastd.org
www.ashastd.org
Materials available
Contact: ASHA Media Relations Office
April 1 - 30

Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month

Prevent Blindness
211 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60606
(800) 331-2020
(312) 363-6001
(312) 363-6052 Fax
info@preventblindness.org
www.preventblindness.org
Materials available
Contact: PBA Vision Health Resource Center
April 6 - 12

National Public Health Week

American Public Health Association
800 I Street NW
Washington, DC 20001-3710
(202) 777-2742
(202) 777-2534 Fax
nphw@apha.org
www.nphw.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated
April 7

Sexual Assault Awareness Day of Action

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
Materials available
Contact: None designated
April 7

World Health Day

World Health Organization
Avenue Appia 20
1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
+ 41 22 791 21 11
+ 41 22 791 31 11 Fax
www.who.int/world-health-day/en/
Materials available
Contact: None designated
April 9

National Alcohol Screening Day ®

Screening for Mental Health, Inc.
One Washington Street, Suite 304
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
(781) 239-0071
(781) 431-7447 Fax
smhinfo@mentalhealthscreening.org
www.mentalhealthscreening.org/events/national-alcohol-screening-day.aspx
Materials available
Contact: Michele Holmberg, Programs Director
April 10

National Youth HIV and AIDS Awareness Day

Advocates for Youth
2000 M Street NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 419-3420
(202) 419-1448
januari@advocatesforyouth.org
www.youthaidsday.org
Materials available
Contact: Januari McKay
April 18 - 25

National Infant Immunization Week

National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road NE, MS A27
Atlanta, GA 30333
(800) CDC-INFO (232-4636)
(404) 639-8200
(404) 639-8905 Fax
cdcinfo@cdc.gov
www.cdc.gov/vaccines/events/niiw/index.html
Materials available
Contact: None designated
April 19 - 25

National Infertility Awareness Week

RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association
7918 Jones Branch Drive, Suite 300
McLean, VA 22102
(703) 556-7172
(703) 506-3266 Fax
www.resolve.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated
April 20 - 24

Every Kid Healthy™ Week

Action for Healthy Kids®
600 West Van Buren Street, Suite 720
Chicago, IL 60607
800-416-5136
rob@actionforhealthykids.org
www.actionforhealthykids.org
Materials available
Contact: Rob Bisceglie
April 24 - 30

World Immunization Week

World Health Organization
Avenue Appia 20
1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
+ 41 22 791 21 11
+ 41 22 791 31 11 Fax
Materials available
Contact: None designated
April 24

World Meningitis Day

Confederation of Meningitis Organizations
Telethon Kids Institute for Child Health Research
P.O. Box 855
West Perth
AUSTRALIA 6872
+61 894897791
lindag@telethonkids.org.au
www.comomeningitis.org
Materials available
Contact: Linda Gibbs
April 27 - May 1

Air Quality Awareness Week

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service
Office of Climate, Water, and Weather Services
1325 East West Highway, Station 160
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 713-1867 x135
deborah.jones@noaa.gov
www.airquality.noaa.gov
Materials available
Contact: Deborah Jones
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May

May 1 - 31

Arthritis Awareness Month

Arthritis Foundation
1330 West Peachtree Street, Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30309
(800) 283-7800
(404) 965-7595 Fax
aforders@arthritis.org
www.arthritis.org
Materials available
Contact: Carol Galbreath
May 1 - 31

Better Hearing and Speech Month

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
2200 Research Boulevard
Rockville, MD 20850-3289
(800) 498-8255
(301) 296-5700
(301) 296-8580 Fax
bhsm@asha.org
www.asha.org/bhsm/
Materials available
Contact: None designated
May 1 - 31

Food Allergy Action Month

Food Allergy Research & Education
7925 Jones Branch Dr., Suite 1100
McLean, VA 22102
(800) 929-4040
(703) 691-2713 Fax
www.foodallergy.org/food-allergy-awareness-week#.U8QvM140caU
Materials available
Contact: None designated
May 1 - 31

Global Employee Health and Fitness Month

National Association for Health and Fitness
10 Kings Mill Court
Albany , NY 12205-3632
(518) 465-1058
areobic2@aol.com
www.healthandfitnessmonth.com
Materials available
Contact: None designated
May 1 - 31

Global Youth Traffic Safety Month

National Organizations for Youth Safety
9401 Battle Street
Manassas, VA 20110
(571) 367-7171
(828) FOR-NOYS (367-6697)
support@noys.org
www.noys.org/global_youth_traffic_safety_month.aspx
Materials available
Contact: None designated
May 1 - 31

Healthy Vision Month

National Eye Institute Information Center
National Institutes of Health
31 Center Drive MSC 2510
Bethesda, MD 20892-2510
(301) 496-5248
(301) 402-1065 Fax
www.nei.nih.gov/hvm/
Materials available
Contact: None designated
May 1 - 31

Hepatitis Awareness Month

Division of Viral Hepatitis, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road, G-37
Atlanta, GA 30033
(800) 232-4636
(404) 718-8596 Voice
dvhwi@cdc.gov
www.cdc.gov/hepatitis
Materials available
Contact: None designated
May 1 - 31

International Mediterranean Diet Month

Oldways and the Mediterranean Foods Alliance
266 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 421-5500
(617) 421-5511 Fax
rachel@oldwaypt.org
www.oldwayspt.org
Materials available
Contact: Hannah Weisman
May 1 - 31

Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month ®

American Academy of Dermatology
930 East Woodfield Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173
(888) 462-DERM (462-3376)
(847) 330-0230
(847) 330-0050 Fax
mediarelations@aad.org
www.spotskincancer.org
Materials available
Contact: Jennifer Allyn
May 1 - 31

Mental Health Month

Mental Health America
2000 North Beauregard Street, 6th Floor
Alexandria, VA 22311
(800) 969-6642
(703) 684-7722
(703) 684-5968 Fax
dfritze@mentalhealthamerica.net
www.mentalhealthamerica.net/go/may
Materials available
Contact: Danielle Fritze
May 1 - 31

National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
8201 Corporate Drive, Suite 1000
Landover, MD 20785
(800) 7-ASTHMA (727-8462)
(202) 466-7643
(202) 466-8940 Fax
info@aafa.org
www.aafa.org/display.cfm?ID=5&Sub=105&Cont=457
Materials available
Contact: None designated
May 1 - 31

National Celiac Disease Awareness Month

American Celiac Disease Alliance
2504 Duxbury Place
Alexandria, VA 22308
(703) 622-3331
info@americanceliac.org
www.americanceliac.org
Materials available
Contact: Andrea Levario
May 1 - 31

National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month

National Osteoporosis Foundation
1150 17th Street NW, Suite 850
Washington, DC 20036
(800) 231-4222
(202) 223-2226
(202) 223-2237 Fax
info@nof.org
www.nof.org
Materials available
Contact: Claire Gill
May 1 - 31

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition
Suite 560, Tower Bldg.
1101 Wootton Parkway
Rockville, MD 20852
(240) 276-9567
(240) 276-9860 Fax
fitness@hhs.gov
www.fitness.gov
Materials available
Contact: None designated
May 1 - 31

National Stroke Awareness Month

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30333
800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636)
(888) 232-6348 TTY
www.cdc.gov/stroke/stroke_awareness_month.htm
Materials available
Contact: None designated
May 1 - 31

National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

Advocates for Youth
2000 M Street NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 419-3420
(202) 419-1448 Fax
www.advocatesforyouth.org/topics-issues/teen-pregnancy-prevention/1304-tpp
Materials available
Contact: None designated
May 1 - 31

Preeclampsia Awareness Month

Preeclampsia Foundation
6905 N. Wickham Road, Suite 302
Melbourne, FL 32940
(800) 665-9341
(321) 421-6957
(321) 821-0450 Fax
eleni.tsigas@preeclampsia.org
www.preeclampsia.org
Materials available
Contact: Eleni Tsigas
May 1 - 31

Ultraviolet Awareness Month

Prevent Blindness
211 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60606
(800) 331-2020
(312) 363-6001
(312) 363-6052 Fax
info@preventblindness.org
www.preventblindness.org
Materials available
Contact: PBA Vision Health Resource Center
May 1 - 7

National Physical Education & Sport Week

SHAPE America
1900 Association Drive
Reston, VA 20191
(703) 476-3461
(800) 213-7193
pkun@shapeamerica.org
www.shapeamerica.org/events/pesportweek/
Materials available
Contact: Paula Kun
May 3 - 9

Children's Mental Health Awareness Week

National Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health
9605 Medical Center Drive, Suite 280
Rockville, MD 20850
(240) 403-1901
(240) 403-1909 Fax
ffcmh@ffcmh.org
www.ffcmh.org
Materials available
Contact: Sandra A. Spencer
May 3 - 9

North American Occupational Safety and Health Week

American Society of Safety Engineers
ASSE Public Relations Department
1800 East Oakton Street
Des Plaines, IL 60018-2187
(847) 699-2929
(847) 768-3441
(847) 768-3434 Fax
tstachura@asse.org
www.asse.org/NAOSH
Materials available
Contact: Trinity Stachura
May 5

Hand Hygiene Day

World Health Organization
Avenue Appia 20, 1211 Geneva 27
Switzerland
+ 41 22 791 21 11
+ 41 22 791 31 11 Fax
savelives@who.int
www.who.int/gpsc/5may/en/
Materials available
Contact: None designated
May 6

National Bike to School Day

National Center for Safe Routes to School
730 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, Suite 300/ Campus Box 3430
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3430
866-610-SRTS (610-7787)
info@walktoschool.org
www.walkbiketoschool.org
Materials available
Contact: Nancy Pullen-Seufert
May 10 - 16

National Alcohol- and Other Drug-Related Birth Defects Awareness Week

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc.
217 Broadway, Room 712
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: None designated
May 10 - 16

National Women's Health Week

Office on Women's Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue SW, Room 712E
Washington, DC 20201
(800) 994-9662
(202) 260-6437 Fax
www.womenshealth.gov
Materials available
Contact: None designated
May 10

Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Awareness Day

CdLS Foundation
302 West Main Street, #100
Avon, CT 06001
(800) 753-2357
(860) 676-8166
(860) 676-8337 Fax
info@cdlsusa.org
www.cdlsusa.org
Materials available
Contact: Marie Malloy
May 11 - 17

National Stuttering Awareness Week

Stuttering Foundation of America
1805 Moriah Woods Boulevard, #3
Memphis, TN 38117
(800) 992-9392
(800) 967-7700
(901) 761-0484 Fax
info@stutteringhelp.org
www.stutteringhelp.org
Materials available
Contact: Jane Fraser
May 11

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
(800) 994-9662
(202) 260-6537 Fax
www.womenshealth.gov
Materials available
Contact: None designated
May 12 - 16

National Neuropathy Awareness Week

The Neuropathy Association
60 East 42nd Street, Suite 942
New York, NY 10165
(212) 692-0665
(212) 692-0668 Fax
info@neuropathy.org
www.neuropathy.org
Materials available
Contact: Paul Guidos
May 18 - 24

Healthy and Safe Swimming Week

Waterborne Disease Prevention Branch
Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases
National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30333
(800) 232-4636
(404) 639-1700
(404) 718-4842 Fax
healthyswimming@cdc.gov
www.cdc.gov/healthywater/observances/hss-week/index.html
Materials available
Contact: Michele Hlavsa
May 18

HIV Vaccine Awareness Day

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Office of Communications and Government Relations
31 Center Drive
Bethesda, MD 20892
(301) 451-2278
kathy.stover@niaid.nih.gov
www.aids.gov/news-and-events/awareness-days/hiv-vaccine-awareness-day/
Contact: Kathy Stover
May 19

National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

The Banyan Tree Project
Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center
730 Polk Street, 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 292-3420 x352
(415) 292-3404 Fax
info@banyantreeproject.org
www.banyantreeproject.org
Materials available
Contact: Sapna Mysoor
May 20

World Autoimmune Arthritis Day

The International Foundation for Autoimmune Arthritis
4055 W. 138th Street
Hawthrone, CA 90049
(877) 609-4226
info@ifautoimmunearthritis.org
www.worldautoimmunearthritisday.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated
May 22

Heat Safety Awareness Day

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service
Office of Climate, Water, and Weather Services
1325 East West Highway, Station 160
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 713-1867 x135
deborah.jones@noaa.gov
www.weather.gov/om/heat/index.shtml
Materials available
Contact: Deborah Jones
May 24 - 30

National Hurricane Preparedness Week

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service
Office of Climate, Water, and Weather Services
1325 East West Highway, Station 126
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 713-1677 x122
deborah.jones@noaa.gov
www.nhc.noaa.gov
Materials available
Contact: Deborah Jones
May 27

National Senior Health & Fitness Day ®

Health Information Resource Center
328 West Lincoln Avenue
Libertyville, IL 60048
(800) 828-8225
info@fitnessday.com
www.fitnessday.com
Materials available
Contact: Gary W. Ford
May 31

World No Tobacco Day

WHO Prevention for Noncommunicable Diseases
Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health
20 Avenue Appia
1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
+41 22 791 4426
+ 41 22 791 4832 Fax
tfi@who.int
www.who.int/tobacco/wntd/en
Materials available
Contact: None designated
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June

June 1 - July 4

Fireworks Safety Month

Prevent Blindness America
211 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60606
(800) 331-2020
(312) 363-6001
(312) 363-6052 Fax
info@preventblindness.org
www.preventblindness.org
Materials available
Contact: PBA Vision Health Resource Center
June 1 - 30

Cataract Awareness Month

Prevent Blindness
211 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60606
(800) 331-2020
(312) 363-6001
(312) 363-6052 Fax
info@preventblindness.org
www.preventblindness.org
Materials available
Contact: PBA Vision Health Resource Center
June 1 - 30

Men's Health Month

Men's Health Network
P.O. Box 75972
Washington, DC 20013
(202) 543-6461 x101
(202) 543-2727 Fax
info@menshealthweek.org
www.menshealthmonth.org
Materials available
Contact: Theresa Morrow
June 1 - 30

Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month

Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America, Inc.
355 Lexington Avenue, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10017
(800) 541-5454
(212) 370-9047 Fax
mgfa@myasthenia.org
www.myasthenia.org/AboutMGFA/MGFANews.aspx
Materials available
Contact: None designated
June 1 - 30

National Aphasia Awareness Month

National Aphasia Association
350 Seventh Avenue, Suite 902
New York, NY 10001
(800) 922-4622
(212) 267-2814
(212) 267-2812 Fax
naa@aphasia.org
www.aphasia.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated
June 1 - 30

National Congenital Cytomegalovirus Awareness Month

Stop CMV - The CMV Action Network
P. O. Box 62214
Sunnyvale, CA 94088-2214
(209) 712-9929
email@stopcmv.org
www.stopcmv.org
Materials available
Contact: Janelle Greenlee
June 1 - 30

National Safety Month

National Safety Council
1121 Spring Lake Drive
Itasca, IL 60143-3201
(800) 621-7615
(630) 775-2307
(630) 285-1315 Fax
media@nsc.org
www.nsc.org/nsm
Materials available
Contact: Susan Evangelou
June 1 - 30

National Scleroderma Awareness Month

Scleroderma Foundation
300 Rosewood Drive, Suite 105
Danvers, MA 01923
(800) 722-HOPE (722-4673)
(978) 463-5809 Fax
sfinfo@scleroderma.org
scfo.convio.net/site/PageServer?pagename=SAW_ias
Materials available
Contact: National Office or Local Chapters
June 7 - 13

National Rip Current Awareness Week

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service
Office of Climate, Water, and Weather Services
1325 East West Highway, Room 13142
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 713-1677 x124
deborah.jones@noaa.gov
www.ripcurrents.noaa.gov
Materials available
Contact: Deborah Jones
June 7

National Cancer Survivors Day

National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation
P.O. Box 682285
Franklin, TN 37068
(615) 794-3006
(615) 794-0179 Fax
info@ncsd.org
www.ncsd.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated
June 15 - 21

Men's Health Week

Men’s Health Network
P.O. Box 75972
Washington, DC 20013
(202) 543-6461 x101
(202) 543-2727 Fax
info@menshealthweek.org
www.menshealthmonth.org
Materials available
Contact: Theresa Morrow
June 19

World Sickle Cell Day

African American Blood Drive and Bone Marrow Registry for Sickle Cell Disease Awareness
P.O. Box 1275
Inglewood, CA 90308-1275
(323) 750-1087
aa4scdawareness@aol.com
www.worldsicklecellday.webs.com
Materials available
Contact: Nita Thompson
June 21 - 27

National Lightning Safety Awareness Week

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service
Office of Climate, Water, and Weather Services
1325 East West Highway, Station 13456
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 713-0090 x141
deborah.jones@noaa.gov
www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov
Materials available
Contact: Deborah Jones
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July

July 1 - 31

Cord Blood Awareness Month

Parent's Guide to Cord Blood Foundation
23110 Georgia Avenue
Brookeville, MD 20833
(301) 774-4915
info@parentsguidecordblood.org
www.parentsguidecordblood.org
Materials available
Contact: Dr. Frances Verter
July 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
July 1 - 31

Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month

Arthritis Foundation
P.O. Box 7669
Atlanta, GA 30357-0669
(800) 283-7800
(404) 872-0457 Fax
aforders@arthritis.org
www.arthritis.org/arthritis-facts/disease-center/juvenile-arthritis.php
Materials available
Contact: Carol Galbreath
July 1 - 31

National Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness & Prevention Month

AmeriFace
P. O. Box 751112
Las Vegas, NV 89136-1112
(888) 486-1209
(702) 769-9264
(702) 341-5351 Fax
info@ameriface.org
www.nccapm.org
Materials available
Contact: Debbie Oliver
July 28

World Hepatitis Day

World Hepatitis Alliance
contact@worldhepatitisalliance.org
www.worldhepatitisday.info
Materials available
Contact: Bridie Taylor
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August

August 1 - 31

Children's Eye Health and Safety Month

Prevent Blindness
211 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60606
(800) 331-2020
(312) 363-6001
(312) 363-6052 Fax
info@preventblindness.org
www.preventblindness.org
Materials available
Contact: PBA Vision Health Resource Center
August 1 - 31

National Breastfeeding Month

The United States Breastfeeding Committee
2025 M Street NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 367-1132 Voice
(202) 367-2132 Fax
Office@usbreastfeeding.org
www.usbreastfeeding.org/NBM
Materials available
Contact: Megan Renner
August 1 - 31

National Immunization Awareness Month

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) 232-6348 (TTY)
(404) 639-7394 Fax
(877) 394-8747 International Travel Information
www.cdc.gov/vaccines/events/niam/default.htm
Materials available
Contact: None designated
August 1 - 31

Psoriasis Awareness Month

National Psoriasis Foundation
6600 SW 92nd Avenue, Suite 300
Portland, OR 97223
(800) 723-9166
(503) 245-0626 Fax
getinfo@psoriasis.org
www.psoriasis.org
Materials available
Contact: National Office
August 1 - 7

World Breastfeeding Week

World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action
P. O. Box 4097
Schaumburg, IL 60168-4079
(847) 519-7730
(847) 969-0460 Fax
wbw@waba.org.my
www.worldbreastfeedingweek.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated
August 9 - 15

National Health Center Week

National Association of Community Health Centers
7200 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1100W
Bethesda, MD 20814
(202) 296-3800
www.healthcenterweek.org
Materials available
Contact: Amanda Pears
August 24 - 28

Contact Lens Health Week

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Rd
Atlanta, GA 30333
healthywater@cdc.gov
www.cdc.gov/contactlenses/contact-lens-health-week.html
Materials available
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September

September 1 - 30

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

CureSearch for Children’s Cancer
4600 East-West Highway, Suite 600
Bethesda, MD 20814
(800) 458-6223
(301) 718-0047 Fax
info@curesearch.org
www.curesearch.org/ArticleView2.aspx?id=7750&l=8810&c=7eb54f
Contact: None designated
September 1 - 30

Fruit and Veggies—More Matters Month

Produce for Better Health Foundation
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
7465 Lancaster Pike, Suite J, 2nd Floor
Hockessin, DE 19707
(302) 235-2329
(302) 235-5555 Fax
kstevens@pbhfoundation.org
www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org
Materials available
Contact: Kristen Stevens
September 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
September 1 - 30

National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month

American Foundation for Women's Health
P. O. Box 541
Greenwood, TX 76246-0541
(940) 466-9898
mhills@stopafib.org
www.stopafib.org
Materials available
Contact: Mellanie True Hills
September 1 - 30

National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

American College of Sports Medicine
401 West Michigan Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202-3233
(317) 637-9200
(317) 634-7817 Fax
publicinfo@acsm.org
www.coam-month.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated
September 1 - 30

National Food Safety Education Month

Partnership for Food Safety Education
2345 Crystal Drive, Suite 800
Arlington, VA 22202
(202) 220-0651
(202) 220-0873 Fax
info@fightbac.org
www.fightbac.org
Materials available
Contact: Shelley Feist
September 1 - 30

National ITP Awareness Month

Platelet Disorder Support Association
133 Rollins Avenue, Suite 500
Rockville , MD 20852
(877) 528-3538
(301) 770-6636
(301) 770-6638 Fax
pdsa@pdsa.org
www.pdsa.org/contribute/raise-awareness-for-itp/itp-awareness-month.html
Materials available
Contact: None designated
September 1 - 30

National Pediculosis Prevention Month/Head Lice Prevention Month

National Pediculosis Association, Inc.
1005 Boylston Street, #343
Newton, MA 02461
(800) 323-1305 ext 7938
(617) 905-0176
(812) 434-6652 Fax
npa@headlice.org
www.headlice.org
Materials available
Contact: Deborah Altschuler
September 1 - 30

National Preparedness Month

Ready Campaign
FEMA/DHS
500 C Street SW, Suite 714
Washington, DC 20472
(800) 462-3362
(800) 462-7585 TTY
ready@fema.gov
www.ready.gov
Materials available
Contact: None designated
September 1 - 30

National Recovery Month

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
P.O. Box 2345
Washington, DC 20847-2345
(800)662-4357 Toll Free
(240)221-4292 Fax
SAMHSAInfo@samhsa.hhs.gov
www.recoverymonth.gov/
Materials available
Contact: None designated
September 1 - 30

National Sickle Cell Month

Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Inc.
3700 Koppers Street, Suite 570
Baltimore, MD 21227
(800) 421-8453
(410) 528-1555
(410) 528-1495 Fax
scdaa@sicklecelldisease.org
www.sicklecelldisease.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated
September 1 - 30

National Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month

The Johnny O Foundation
P. O. Box 15211
Scottsdale, AZ 85267
(602) 820-7655
(480) 427-4987 Fax
info@thejohnnyo.org
www.thejohnnyo.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated
September 1 - 30

National Yoga Awareness Month

Yoga Health Foundation
578 Washington Blvd. #716
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
(310) 928 6638
join@yogamonth.org
www.yogamonth.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated
September 1 - 30

Newborn Screening Awareness Month

Save Babies Through Screening Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 42197
Cincinnati, OH 45242
(888) 454-3383
Jill@savebabies.org
www.savebabies.org
Materials available
Contact: Jill Levy Fisch
September 1 - 30

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition
2501 Oak Lawn Avenue, Suite 435
Dallas, TX 75219
(888) OVARIAN (682-7426)
(214) 273-4200
nocc@ovarian.org
www.whyteal.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated
September 1 - 30

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

ZERO - The End of Prostate Cancer
515 King Street, Suite 420
Alexandria, VA 22314
(888) 245-9455
(202) 463-9455
(202) 463-9456
info@zerocancer.org
www.zerocancer.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated
September 1 - 30

Sepsis Awareness Month

Sepsis Alliance
501 W Broadway, Suite 1700
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 232-0300
info@sepsisalliance.org
www.sepsisalliance.org/
Materials available
Contact: None designated
September 1 - 30

Sports Eye Safety Month

Prevent Blindness
211 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60606
(800) 331-2020
(312) 363-6001
(312) 363-6052 Fax
info@preventblindness.org
www.preventblindness.org
Materials available
Contact: PBA Vision Health Resource Center
September 1 - 30

Whole Grains Month

Whole Grains Council
226 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 421-5500
(617) 421-5511 Fax
cynthia@oldwayspt.org
www.wholegrainscouncil.org/get-involved/celebrate-whole-grains-month-in-september
Materials available
Contact: Cynthia Harriman
September 1 - 30

World Alzheimer's Month

Alzheimer's Disease International
64 Great Suffolk Street
London, UNITED KINGDOM SE1 OBL
+44 20 7981 0880
+44 20 7928 2357 Fax
info@alz.co.uk
www.alz.co.uk/wam
Materials available
Contact: None designated
September 7 - 13

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
September 10

World Suicide Prevention Day

International Association for Suicide Prevention
c/o AAS
5521 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20015
www.iasp.info/contact.php
Materials available
Contact: None designated
September 13

National Celiac Disease Awareness Day

Celiac Sprue Association
P.O. Box 31700
Omaha, NE 68131-0700
(877) 272-4272
(402) 643-4108 Fax
celiacs@csaceliacs.org
www.csaceliacs.org
Materials available
Contact: Mary Schluckebier
September 15

Get Ready Day

American Public Health Association
800 I Street NW
Washington, DC 20001-3710
(202) 777-2742
(202) 777-2500 TTY
(202) 777-2532 Fax
getready@apha.org
www.aphagetready.org
Materials available
Contact: Daniel Greenberg
September 16

National School Backpack Awareness Day

American Occupational Therapy Association
4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20824-3449
(301) 652-6611
(800) 377-8555 TDD
(301) 652-7711 Fax
praota@aota.org
www.aota.org
Materials available
Contact: Katie Riley
September 17

RAINN Day

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)
1220 L Street, NW, Suite 505
Washington, DC 20005
(800) 656-HOPE (4673) National Sexual Assault Hotline
(202) 544-1034
rainnday@rainn.org
www.rainn.org/rainnday
Materials available
Contact: Meredith Ritchie
September 18

National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

The AIDS Institute
17 Davis Boulevard, Suite 403
Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 258-5929
(813) 258-5939 Fax
MScavnicky@TheAIDSInstitute.org
www.NHAAAD.org
Materials available
Contact: Michelle Scavnicky, M.S. Director of Education
September 20 - 26

National Farm Safety & Health Week

National Education Center for Agricultural Safety
8342 NICC Frive
Peosta, IA 52068
(888) 844-6322
(563) 557-0354
(563) 557-0353 Fax
neenand@nicc.edu
www.necasag.org
Materials available
Contact: Dan Neenan
September 26

Family Health & Fitness Day USA ®

Health Information Resource Center
328 West Lincoln Avenue, Suite 213
Libertyville, IL 60048
(800) 828-8225
info@fitnessday.com
www.fitnessday.com
Materials available
Contact: Patricia Henze
September 26

Sport Purple For Platelets Day

Platelet Disorder Support Association
133 Rollins Avenue, Suite 5
Rockville, MD 20852
(877) 528-3538
(301) 770-6636
(301) 770-6638 Fax
pdsa@pdsa.org
www.pdsa.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated
September 28 - October 2

Malnutrition Awareness Week

American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
8630 Fenton St., Suite 412
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(610) 649-7994
(610) 649-5561 Fax
peggig@nutritioncare.org
www.nutritioncare.org
Contact: Peggi Guenter, PhD, RN, FAAN
September 28

World Rabies Day

Global Alliance for Rabies Control
529 Humboldt Street, Suite 1
Manhattan, KS 66502
(570) 899-4885
info@rabiesalliance.org
www.rabiesalliance.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated
September 29

World Heart Day

World Heart Federation
32, rue de Malatrex
1201 Geneva
Switzerland
(+41 22) 807 03 20
(+41 22) 807 03 39 Fax
info@worldheart.org
www.worldheart.org
Materials available
Contact: Cynthia Haro
September 30

National Women's Health & Fitness Day TM

Health Information Resource Center
328 West Lincoln Avenue, Suite 213
Libertyville, IL 60048
(800) 828-8225
info@fitnessday.com
www.fitnessday.com
Materials available
Contact: Patricia Henze
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October

October 1 - 31

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
One Broadway, Suite B210
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 839-1852
(303) 839-8459 TTY
(303) 831-9251 Fax
mainoffice@ncadv.org
www.ncadv.org/takeaction/DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth.php
Materials available
Contact: None designated
October 1 - 31

Eye Injury Prevention Month

American Academy of Ophthalmology
P.O. Box 7424
San Francisco, CA 94120-7424
(415) 447-0258
(415) 561-8533 Fax
eyemd@aao.org
www.geteyesmart.org/eyesmart/injuries/index.cfm
Materials available
Contact: Georgia Alward
October 1 - 31

Health Literacy Month

Health Literacy Consulting
31 Highland Street
Natick, MA 01760
(508) 653-1199
helen@healthliteracy.com
www.healthliteracymonth.org
Contact: Helen Osborne
October 1 - 31

Home Eye Safety Month

Prevent Blindness
211 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60606
(800) 331-2020
(312) 363-6001
(312) 363-6052 Fax
info@preventblindness.org
www.preventblindness.org
Materials available
Contact: PBA Vision Health Resource Center
October 1 - 31

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

American Cancer Society
250 Williams Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30303
(800) ACS-2345 (227-2345)
www.cancer.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated
October 1 - 31

National Bullying Prevention Month

PACER Center, Inc.
8161 Normandale Blvd.
Bloomington, MN 55437
(888) 248-0822
(952) 838-0199 Fax
Bailey.Lindgren@pacer.org
www.pacer.org/bullying/nbpm/
Materials available
Contact: Bailey Lindgren
October 1 - 31

National Dental Hygiene Month

American Dental Association
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611-2678
(800) 621-8099
www.ada.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated
October 1 - 31

National Down Syndrome Awareness Month

National Down Syndrome Society
666 Broadway, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10012
(800) 221-4602
(212) 979-2873 Fax
info@ndss.org
www.ndss.org
Materials available
Contact: Educational Services
October 1 - 31

National Medical Librarians Month

Medical Library Association
65 East Wacker Place, Suite 1900
Chicago, IL 60601-7246
(312) 419-9094 x17
(312) 419-8950 Fax
naegele@mlahq.org
www.mlanet.org
Materials available
Contact: Ray Naegele
October 1 - 31

National Physical Therapy Month

American Physical Therapy Association
1111 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-1488
(800) 999-2782
(703) 684-2782 x3248
(703) 706-8578 Fax
public-relations@apta.org
www.apta.org/nptm/
Materials available
Contact: Public Relations Department
October 1 - 31

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
P.O. Box 3006
Rockville, MD 20847
800-505-CRIB (2742)
866-760-5947 Fax
nichdSafetoSleep@mail.nih.gov
safetosleep.nichd.nih.gov
Materials available
Contact: None designated
October 4 - 10

Mental Illness Awareness Week

National Alliance on Mental Illness
3803 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 100
Arlington, VA 22203
(800) 950-6264 Helpline
(703) 524-7600
(703) 524-9094 Fax
info@nami.org
www.nami.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated
October 7

International Walk to School Day

National Center for Safe Routes to School
730 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, Suite 300 / Campus Box 3430
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3430
866-610-SRTS (610-7787)
info@walkbiketoschool.org
walkbiketoschool.org/ready/about-the-events/walk-to-school-day
Materials available
Contact: Nancy Pullen-Seufert
October 8

National Depression Screening Day ®

Screening for Mental Health, Inc.
One Washington Street, Suite 304
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
(781) 239-0071
(781) 431-7447 Fax
smhinfo@mentalhealthscreening.org
www.mentalhealthscreening.org/events/national-depression-screening-day.aspx
Materials available
Contact: Michelle Holmberg, Programs Director
October 12 - 20

Bone and Joint Health National Awareness Week

U.S. Bone and Joint Initiative
9400 West Higgins Road, Suite 500
Rosemont, IL 60018
(847) 430-5054
(847) 430-5052
(847) 823-1822 Fax
usbji@aaos.org
www.usbji.org
Materials available
Contact: Mary Baburich
October 13

Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day

Metastatic Breast Cancer Network
P.O. Box 1449
New York, NY 10159
(888) 500-0370
mbcn@mbcn.org
www.mbcn.org
Materials available
Contact: Shirley A. Mertz
October 15

National Latino AIDS Awareness Day

Latino Commission on AIDS
24 West 25th Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10010
(212) 675-3288
(212) 202-3620 Fax
tochoa@latinoaids.org
www.nlaad.org
Materials available
Contact: Tony Ochoa
October 16

World Food Day

Food and Agriculture Organizations of the United Nations
2121 K Street, NW, Suite 800-B
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 653-2458
(202) 653-5760 Fax
world-food-day-usa@fao.org
www.worldfooddayusa.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated
October 18 - 24

International Infection Prevention Week

Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology
1275 K Street NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20005-4006
(202) 789-1890
(202) 789-1899 Fax
info@apic.org
professionals.site.apic.org/
Materials available
Contact: None designated
October 18 - 24

National Healthcare Quality Week

National Association for Healthcare Quality
8735 W. Higgins Road, Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60631
(847) 375-4720
(800) 966-9392
(847) 375-6320 Fax
info@nahq.org
www.nahq.org/membership/content/celebratehealthcarequality.html
Materials available
Contact: None designated
October 19 - 23

National Health Education Week

Society for Public Health Education
10 G Street NE, Suite 605
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 408-9804
(202) 408-9815 Fax
info@sophe.org
www.sophe.org/nhew.cfm
Materials available
Contact: None designated
October 19

World Pediatric Bone and Joint Day

United States Bone and Joint Initiative
6300 N. River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018
(847) 430-5053
(847) 823-1822 Fax
tobyking@usbji.org
www.usbji.org
Contact: Toby King
October 22

International Stuttering Awareness Day

Stuttering Foundation of America
1805 Moriah Woods Boulevard, #3
Memphis, TN 38117
(800) 967-7700
(901) 761-0484 Fax
info@stutteringhelp.org
www.stutteringhelp.org
Materials available
Contact: Jane Fraser
October 23 - 31

Red Ribbon Week

National Family Partnership
at Informed Families Education Center
2409 Coral Way, Suite 501
Miami, FL 33145
(800) 705-8997
(305) 856-4886
(305) 856-4815 Fax
ireyes@informedfamilies.org
www.redribbon.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated
October 25 - 31

Respiratory Care Week

American Association for Respiratory Care
9425 North MacArthur Boulevard, Suite 100
Irving, TX 75063
(972) 243-2272
(972) 484-2720 Fax
info@aarc.org
www.aarc.org/rcweek
Materials available
Contact: Public Relations
October 29

World Psoriasis Day

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

November 1 - 30

American Diabetes Month

American Diabetes Association
1701 North Beauregard Street
Alexandria, VA 22311
(800) DIABETES (342-2383)
(703) 549-1500
(703) 549-6995 Fax
askada@diabetes.org
www.diabetes.org/in-my-community/american-diabetes-month.html
Materials available
Contact: Local Chapters
November 1 - 30

COPD Awareness Month

American Lung Association
55 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 1150
Chicago, IL 60601
(800) LUNGUSA (800-586-4872)
(202) 715-3469
(202) 452-1805 Fax
gregg.tubbs@lung.org
www.lung.org
Materials available
Contact: Gregg Tubbs
November 1 - 30

Diabetic Eye Disease Month

Prevent Blindness
211 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60606
(800) 331-2020
(312) 363-6001
(312) 363-6052 Fax
info@preventblindness.org
www.preventblindness.org
Materials available
Contact: PBA Vision Health Resource Center
November 1 - 30

Lung Cancer Awareness Month

American Lung Association
1301 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20004
(800) 548-8252
(202) 785-3355
(202) 452-1805 Fax
mike.townsend@lung.org
www.lung.org
Materials available
Contact: Mike Townsend
November 1 - 30

Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Lung Cancer Alliance
888 16th Street NW, Suite 150
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 463-2080
(202) 463-7497 Fax
info@lungcanceralliance.org
www.lungcanceralliance.org
Materials available
Contact: Kay Cofrancesco
November 1 - 30

National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month

Alzheimer's Association
225 North Michigan Avenue, 17th Floor Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60601-7633
(800) 272-3900
(312) 335-4078
(866) 699-1246 Fax
info@alz.org
www.alz.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated
November 1 - 30

National Family Caregivers Month

Caregiver Action Network
2000 M St. NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 772-5050
info@caregiveraction.org
www.caregiveraction.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated
November 1 - 30

National Healthy Skin Month

American Academy of Dermatology
930 East Woodfield Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173
(888) 462-DERM (462-3376)
(847) 330-0230
(847) 330-0050 Fax
mediarelations@aad.org
www.aad.org
Materials available
Contact: Jennifer Allyn
November 1 - 30

National Hospice Palliative Care Month

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
1731 King Street, Suite 100
Alexandria, VA 22314
(800) 646-6460
(703) 837-1500
(703) 837-1233 Fax
jradulovic@nhpco.org
www.nhpco.org
Materials available
Contact: Jon Radulovic
November 1 - 30

National Stomach Cancer Awareness Month

No Stomach For Cancer, Inc.
P.O. Box 46070
Madison, WI 53744
(608) 692-5141
info@nostomachforcancer.org
www.nostomachforcancer.org
Materials available
Contact: Karen Chelcun Schreiber
November 20

Great American Smokeout

American Cancer Society
250 Williams Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30303
(800) ACS-2345 (227-2345)
www.cancer.org
Materials available
Contact: National Office
November 22

International Survivors of Suicide Day

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
120 Wall Street, 29th Floor
New York, NY 10005
(888) 333-AFSP (2377)
(212) 363-3500
info@afsp.org
www.afsp.org
Materials available
Contact: Survivor Initiatives Department
November 23 - 29

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Awareness Week

International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders
700 W. Virginia St., #201
Milwaukee, WI 53204
(888) 964-2001
(414) 964-1799
(414) 964-7176 Fax
iffgd@iffgd.org
www.aboutgerd.org/site/about-gerd/gerd-awareness-week
Materials available
Contact: Nancy Norton
November 26

National Family Health History Day

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Secretary, Office of the Surgeon General
200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, DC 20201
(877) 696-6775
(240) 276-8853
Surgeon.general@hhs.gov
www.hhs.gov/familyhistory/
Materials available
Contact: Mary Beth Bigley
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December

December 1 - 31

Safe Toys and Gifts Month

Prevent Blindness
211 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60606
(800) 331-2020
(312) 363-6001
(312) 363-6052 Fax
info@preventblindess.org
www.preventblindness.org
Materials available
Contact: PBA Vision Health Resource Center
December 1

World AIDS Day

World AIDS Campaign
3rd Floor 38 Hout Street
Cape Town 8001 South Africa
+ 27 21 487 3010
info@worldaidscampaign.org
www.worldaidscampaign.org/
Materials available
Contact: None designated
December 7 - 13

National Influenza Vaccination Week

National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases
1600 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30333
(800) CDC-INFO (232-4636)
(404) 639-8200
(404) 639-8905 Fax
fluinbox@cdc.gov
www.cdc.gov/flu/nivw/
Materials available
Contact: None designated
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