2018 National
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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@ashasexualhealth.org
www.nccc-online.org/hpvcervical-cancer/cervical-health-awareness-month/
Materials available
Contact: None designated
January 1 - 31

National Birth Defects Prevention Month

National Birth Defects Prevention Network
1321 Upland Drive, Suite 1561
Houston, TX 77043
nbdpn@nbdpn.org
www.nbdpn.org/national_birth_defects_prevent.php
Materials available
Contact: Marlene Anderka, ScD, MPH
January 1 - 31

National Glaucoma Awareness Month

National Eye Institute Information Office
31 Center Drive MSC 2510
Bethesda, MD 20892-2510
(301) 496-5248
kcollins@nei.nih.gov
nei.nih.gov/nehep/gam/
Materials available
Contact: Kym Collins-Lee
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
bryan.david@epa.gov
www.epa.gov/radon/national-radon-action-month-information
Materials available
Contact: David Bryan
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) 404-4163 Fax
mgreen@aace.com
www.thyroidawareness.com
Materials available
Contact: Amy Johnson
January 7 - 13

Folic Acid Awareness Week

National Birth Defects Prevention Network
1321 Upland Drive, Suite 1561
Houston, TX 77043
(800) 621-3141 x13
(202) 618-4753
(202) 944-3295 Fax
nbdpn@nbdpn.org
www.nbdpn.org/faaw.php
Materials available
Contact: Marlene Anderka, ScD, MPH
January 22 - 28

National Drug and Alcohol 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
teens.drugabuse.gov/national-drug-alcohol-facts-week
Materials available
Contact: Brian D. Marquis, NIDA Public Liaison Officer
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February

February 1 - 28

AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month

National Eye Institute Information Office
31 Center Drive MSC 2510
Bethesda, MD 20892-2510
(301) 496-5248
kcollins@nei.nih.gov
nei.nih.gov/nehep/lvam
Materials available
Contact: Kym Collins-Lee
February 1 - 28

American Heart Month

American Heart Association
7272 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX 75231
(800) AHA-USA-1
(800) 242-8721
newsroom.heart.org/events/february-is-american-heart-month-5712350
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
(312) 440-2500
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
P.O. Box 811334
Los Angeles, CA 90081
(424) 265-7346
info@breakthecycle.org
www.teendvmonth.org
Materials available
Contact: Khalisa Jacobs
February 1 - 7

African Heritage & Health Week

Oldways
266 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 421-5500
(617) 421-5511 Fax
info@oldwayspt.org
oldwayspt.org/programs/african-heritage-health/african-heritage-health-week
Materials available
Contact: Sade Anderson 
February 2

Give Kids A Smile ® Day

American Dental Association
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611-2678
(312) 440-2500
gkas@ada.org
www.adafoundation.org/en/give-kids-a-smile
Materials available
Contact: None designated
February 2

Go Red for Women

American Heart Association
National Center 7272 Greenville Ave.
Dallas, TX 75231
(800) AHA-USA-1
(800) 242-8721
www.goredforwomen.org
Materials available
Contact: Media team
February 4

World Cancer Day

Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)
31-33 Avenue Giuseppe Motta
1202 Geneva, Switzerland
+41 (0) 22 809 1811
+41 (0) 22 809 1810 Fax
info@worldcancerday.org
www.worldcancerday.org
Materials available
Contact: Thuy Khuc-Bilon
February 7 - 14

Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week

American Heart Association
National Center 7272 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX 75231
(800) AHA-USA-1
(800) 242-8721 Fax
mb@tchin.org
www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/CongenitalHeartDefects/Congenital-Heart-Defects_UCM_001090_SubHomePage.jsp
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
donation@hrsa.gov
www.organdonor.gov
Materials available
Contact: Division of Transplantation Staff
February 22

National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day

Alliance for Aging Research
1700 K St., NW
Suite 740
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 293-2856
(202) 955-8394 Fax
info@agingresearch.org
www.valvediseaseday.org/
February 28 - March 3

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
mentalhealthscreening.org/programs/initiatives
Materials available
Contact: Jill Buchanan
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March

March 1 - 31

Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month

National Hemophilia Foundation
7 Penn Plaza, Suite 1204
New York, NY 10001
(212) 328-3700
handi@hemophilia.org
www.hemophilia.org/Newsroom/NHF-Community-News/March-Declared-Bleeding-Disorders-Awareness-Month
Materials available
Contact: None designated
March 1 - 31

National Cheerleader Safety Month

USA Cheer
6745 Lenox Center Court
Suite 300
Memphis, TN 38115
(888) 899-8964
klew@usacheer.net
www.cheersafe.org/about/national-cheerleading-safety-month
Materials available
Contact: Karen Lew
March 1 - 31

National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Prevent Cancer Foundation
1600 Duke Street, Suite 500
Alexandria, VA 22314
(800) 227-2732
(703) 836-4412
(703) 836-4413 Fax
pcf@preventcancer.org
preventcancer.org/our-work/colorectal-cancer-awareness-month/
Materials available
Contact: Jeanne Ellinport
March 1 - 31

National Endometriosis Awareness Month

Endometriosis Association
8585 North 76th Place
Milwaukee, WI 53223
(414) 355-2200
(414) 355-6065 Fax
cathy@ 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
(855) NKF-CARES (653-2273)
(212) 689-9261 Fax
info@kidney.org
www.kidney.org/content/national-kidney-month
Materials available
Contact: None designated
March 1 - 31

National Nutrition Month ®

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190
Chicago, IL 60606-6995
permissions@eatright.org
www.eatright.org/nnm
Materials available
Contact: Anika Swarn
March 1 - 31

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 Ext. 4200
(314) 983-4200
(314) 991-4101 Fax
foundation@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

American Academy of Ophthalmology
P.O. Box 7424
San Francisco, CA 94120-7424
(415) 561-8534
media@aao.org
aao.org/eyesmart
Materials available
Contact: Beatrice Shelton
March 4 - 11

National Sleep Awareness Week ®

National Sleep Foundation
1010 North Glebe Road, Suite 420
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 243-1697
nsf@sleepfoundation.org
www.sleepfoundation.org
Materials available
Contact: Scott Ravin
March 6 - 10

National School Breakfast Week

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

World Kidney Day

International Society of Nephrology
ISN – Global Operations Center
Rue des Fabriques 1b
1000 Brussels, Belguim
+32 2 808 04 20
info@worldkidneyday.org
www.worldkidneyday.org
Materials available
Contact: Agnese Ruggiero
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 11 - 17

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 12 - 18

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/BAW/
Materials available
Contact: Kathleen Roina
March 18 - 24

National Poison Prevention Week

American Association of Poison Control Centers
515 King Street, Suite 510
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 894-1858
outreach@aapcc.org
poisonprevention.org/Poison-Prevention-Week
Materials available
Contact: Brittany Hansen
March 19 - 23

National Youth Violence Prevention Week

National Association of SAVE
Sandy Hook Promise PO Box 3489
Newtown, CT 06470
(866) 343-7283
savepromiseclub@sandyhookpromise.org
nationalsave.org/nyvpw/
Materials available
Contact: Carleen Wray
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.nnhaad.org/
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 21 11
+(41) 22 791 31 11 Fax
mediainquiries@who.int
www.stoptb.org/events/world_tb_day
Materials available
Contact: None designated
March 27

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
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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/about-ncadd/events-awards/alcohol-awareness-month
Materials available
Contact: None designated
April 1 - 30

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month

International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders
PO Box 170864
Milwaukee, WI 53217
(414) 964-1799
iffgd@iffgd.org
aboutibs.org
Materials available
Contact: Ceciel Rooker
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: Rose Jochum
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
(800) 621-7619
(630) 285-1434 Fax
customerservice@nsc.org
www.nsc.org/learn/NSC-Initiatives/Pages/distracted-driving-awareness-month.aspx
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
donation@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/media/april-is-national-facial-protection-month
Materials available
Contact: AAOMS Communications
April 1 - 30

National Interprofessional Health Care Month

National Academies of Practice
201 E. Main Street, Suite 1405
Lexington, KY 40507
(859) 514-9184
(859) 514-9166 Fax
info@napractice.org
www.napractice.org/Advocacy/National-Interprofessional-Health-Care-Month
Contact: None designated
April 1 - 30

National Minority Health Month

Office of Minority Health
Tower Oaks Building
1101 Wootton Parkway
Suite 600
Rockville, MD 20852
(800) 444-6472
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/Conference-Events/OTMonth.aspx
Materials available
Contact: Katie Riley
April 1 - 30

Oral Cancer Awareness Month

The Oral Cancer Foundation
The Bruce Paltrow Foundation
3419 Via Lido # 205
Newport Beach, CA 92663
(949) 723-4400
info@oralcancerfoundation.org
www.oralcancer.org
Materials available
Contact: Brian Hill
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) 561-8534
media@aao.org
aao.org/eyesmart
Materials available
Contact: Beatrice Shelton
April 1 - 30

STI Awareness Month

American Sexual Health Association
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

Testicular Cancer Awareness Month

Men’s Health Network
P.O. Box 75972
Washington, D.C. 20013
(202) 543-6461 Ext. 101
info@testicularcancerawarenessmonth.com
www.TesticularCancerAwarenessMonth.com
Materials available
Contact: None designated
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/womens-eye-health-and-safety-awareness-month
Materials available
Contact: PBA Vision Health Resource Center
April 2 - 8

National Public Health Week – Healthiest Nation 2030: Changing Our Future Together

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 3

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/saam/about/day-of-action
Materials available
Contact: None designated
April 5

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
mentalhealthscreening.org/programs/initiatives
Materials available
Contact: Jill Buchanan
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 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 15

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
202-544-3064 Admin
nancya@rainn.org
www.rainn.org/rainnday
Materials available
Contact: Nancy Amestoy
April 21 - 28

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 22 - 28

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
info@resolve.org
infertilityawareness.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated
April 23 - 29

World Immunization Week

World Health Organization
Avenue Appia 20
1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
+ 41 22 791 21 11
+ 41 22 791 31 11 Fax
www.who.int/campaigns/immunization-week
Materials available
Contact: None designated
April 23 - 27

Every Kid Healthy™ Week

Action for Healthy Kids ®
600 West Van Buren Street, Suite 720
Chicago, IL 60607
800-416-5136
(312) 212-0098 Fax
lcoleman@ActionforHealthyKids.org
www.everykidhealthyweek.org
Materials available
Contact: Loren Fisher-Coleman
April 24

World Meningitis Day

Confederation of Meningitis Organizations
Newminster House
Baldwin Street
Bristol
BS1 1LT
UK 6872
44-333-405-6264 (UK)
info@comomeningitis.org
www.comomeningitis.org
Materials available
Contact: Becky Parry
April 28

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

DEA Diversion Control Division
Attn: Liaison and Policy Section 8701 Morrissette Drive
Springfield, VA 22152
(202) 307-7977
ODLL@usdoj.gov
takebackday.dea.gov
Materials available
Contact: Tildy La Farge
April 30 - May 4

Air Quality Awareness Week

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service
Analyze, Forecast and Support Office
1325 East West Highway, Station 13160
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 427-9356
jannie.g.ferrell@noaa.gov
www3.epa.gov/airnow/airaware/
Materials available
Contact: Jannie Ferrell
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May

May 1 - 31

Arthritis Awareness Month

Arthritis Foundation
1355 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 600
Atlanta, GA 30309
(800) 283-7800
(404) 965-7595 Fax
aforders@arthritis.org
www.arthritis.org
Materials available
Contact: Lisa Evans
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) 691-3179
(703) 691-2713 Fax
www.foodallergy.org/life-with-food-allergies
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: Diane H. Hart
May 1 - 31

Global Youth Traffic Safety Month

National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS)
901 N. Washington Street, Suite 703
Alexandria, VA 22314
(571) 367-7171
support@noys.org
noys.org/
Materials available
Contact: Tiffany Aurora
May 1 - 31

Healthy Vision Month

National Eye Institute Information Office
31 Center Drive MSC 2510
Bethesda, MD 20892-2510
(301) 496-5248
kcollins@nei.nih.gov
nei.nih.gov/hvm
Materials available
Contact: Kym Collins-Lee
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/hepawarenessabcs.htm
Materials available
Contact: None designated
May 1 - 31

International Mediterranean Diet Month

Oldways and the Mediterranean Foods Alliance
226 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 421-5500
(617) 421-5511 Fax
media@oldwayspt.org
oldwayspt.org/programs/mediterranean-foods-alliance/international-mediterranean-diet-month
Materials available
Contact: Sade Anderson 
May 1 - 31

Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month ®

American Academy of Dermatology
930 East Woodfield Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173
(866) 503-SKIN (503-7546)
(847) 240-1280
(847) 240-1859 Fax
mediarelations@aad.org
www.aad.org/public/spot-skin-cancer/programs/skin-cancer-awareness-month
Materials available
Contact: Jennifer Allyn
May 1 - 31

Mental Health Month

Mental Health America
500 Montgomery Street, Suite 820
Alexandria, VA 22314
(800) 969-6642
(703) 684-7722
(703) 684-5968 Fax
dfritze@mentalhealthamerica.net
www.mentalhealthamerica.net/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/page/asthma-and-allergy-awareness-month.aspx
Materials available
Contact: Melanie Carver
May 1 - 31

National Osteoporosis Month

National Osteoporosis Foundation
251 18th Street S, Suite 630
Arlington, VA 22202
(703) 647-3000
claire.gill@nof.org
www.nof.org/nationalosteoporosismonth
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.hhs.gov/fitness/be-active/npfsm2017/index.html
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/index.htm
Materials available
Contact: None designated
May 1 - 31

National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

HHS Office of Adolescent Health
1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 700
Rockville, MD 20852
(240) 453-2846
www.hhs.gov/ash/oah/news/national-teen-pregnancy-prevention-month.html
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

American Academy of Ophthalmology
P.O. Box 7424
San Francisco, CA 94120-7424
(415) 561-8534
media@aao.org
aao.org/eyesmart
Materials available
Contact: Beatrice Shelton
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/National-PE-and-Sport-Week.aspx
Materials available
Contact: Paula Kun
May 2 - 8

Children's Mental Health Awareness Week

National Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health
15883A Crabbs Branch Way
Rockville, MD 20855
(240) 403-1901
ffcmh@ffcmh.org
ffcmh.org/copy-of-events
Materials available
Contact: Sandra A. Spencer
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 - 12

National Neuropathy Awareness Week

The Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy
485 Half Day Rd., Suite 350
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
(847) 883-9942
(847) 883-9960 Fax
info@tffpn.org
www.foundationforpn.org
Materials available
Contact: Lindsay Colbert
May 6 - 12

North American Occupational Safety and Health Week

American Society of Safety Engineers
520 N. Northwest Hwy
Park Ridge, IL 60068
(847) 699-2929
(847) 768-3441
(847) 768-3434 Fax
customerservice@asse.org
www.asse.org/newsroom/naosh/what-is-naosh-week/
Materials available
Contact: Trinity Stachura
May 9

Walk and 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@walkbiketoschool.org
www.walkbiketoschool.org
Materials available
Contact: Nancy Pullen-Seufert
May 12

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 13 - 19

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 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 712E
Washington, DC 20201
(202) 690-7650
(202) 401-4005 Fax
www.womenshealth.gov/nwhw
Materials available
Contact: None designated
May 14 - 20

National Stuttering Awareness Week

National Stuttering Association
119 W. 40th Street 14th Floor
New York, NY 10018
(800) 937-8888
(212) 944-8244 Fax
Info@WeStutter.org
www.westutter.org/events/event/national-stuttering-awareness-week-2018/
Materials available
Contact: Jane Fraser
May 18

HIV Vaccine Awareness Day

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Rm 443 H
200 Independence Avenue
S.W. Washington, D.C. 20201
(800) HIV-0440 (800) 448-0440
ContactUs@aidsinfo.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 - 26

National Hurricane Preparedness Week

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service
Analyze, Forecast and Support Office
1325 East West Highway, Station 126
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 427-9000
Christopher.Vaccaro@noaa.gov
www.nws.noaa.gov/om/severeweather/severewxcal.shtml
Materials available
Contact: Christopher Vaccaro
May 20

World Autoimmune/Autoinflammatory Arthritis Day

International Foundation for Autoimmune Arthritis
525 Clara Avenue, Suite 101
St. Louis, MO 63112
(877) 609-4226
Tiffany@IFAutoimmuneArthritis.org
www.worldautoimmunearthritisday.org
Materials available
Contact: Tiffany Westrich-Robertson
May 21 - 25

Healthy and Safe Swimming Week

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30333
(800) CDC-INFO (800-232-4636)
(888) 232-6348 TTY
healthywater@cdc.gov
www.cdc.gov/healthywater/swimming
Materials available
Contact: Kirsten Yates
May 25

Heat Safety Awareness Day

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service
Analyze, Forecast and Support Office
1325 East West Highway, Station 13160
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 427-9356
jannie.g.ferrell@noaa.gov
www.weather.gov/om/heat/index.shtml
Materials available
Contact: Jannie Ferrell
May 26

Don't Fry Day

National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention
1629 K Street, N.W., Suite 300
Washington, DC 20006
301-801-4422
dontfryday@skincancerprevention.org
www.skincancerprevention.org/programs/dont-fry-day
Materials available
Contact: John Antonishak
May 31

National Senior Health & Fitness Day ®

Mature Market Resource Center
328 W. Lincoln Ave
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
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

American Academy of Ophthalmology
P.O. Box 7424
San Francisco, CA 94120-7424
(415) 561-8534
media@aao.org
aao.org/eyesmart
Materials available
Contact: Beatrice Shelton
June 1 - 30

Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month

Alzheimer's Association
225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17
Chicago, IL 60601-7633
312-335-8700
media@alz.org
www.alz.org/abam
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/cataract
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: Ana Fadich
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) 297-2159 Fax
mgfa@myasthenia.org
www.myasthenia.org
Materials available
Contact: Larry McClean
June 1 - 30

National Aphasia Awareness Month

National Aphasia Association
P.O. Box 87
Scarsdale, NY 10583
(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

National CMV Foundation
P.O. Box 18322
Tampa, FL 33679
(813) 207-0017
june@nationalcmv.org
www.nationalcmv.org
Materials available
Contact: Kristen Spytek
June 1 - 30

National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month

Chronic Migraine Awareness, Inc.
18 Lavender Lane
Holtsville, NY 11742
631-294-4218
ChronicMigraineAwareness@gmail.com
chronicmigraineawareness.com
Materials available
Contact: Jeannette Rotondi
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/act/events/Pages/national-safety-month.aspx
Materials available
Contact: Debbie Zewe
June 1 - 30

National Scleroderma Awareness Month

Scleroderma Foundation
300 Rosewood Drive, Suite 105
Danvers, MA 01923
(800) 722-HOPE (722-4673)
(978) 777-1313 Fax
sfinfo@scleroderma.org
www.scleroderma.org/site/PageServer?pagename=awareness_month
Materials available
Contact: National Office or Local Chapters
June 3 - 9

Rip Current Awareness Week

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service
Analyze, Forecast and Support Office
1325 East West Highway, Room 13142
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 427-9348
deborah.jones@noaa.gov
www.ripcurrents.noaa.gov
Materials available
Contact: Deborah Jones
June 3

National Cancer Survivors Day ®

National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation
P.O. Box 682285
Franklin, TN 37068
(615) 794-3006
info@ncsd.org
www.ncsd.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated
June 11 - 17

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/week/index.html
Materials available
Contact: Ana Fadich
June 18 - 22

National Lightning Safety Awareness Week

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service
Analyze, Forecast and Support Office
1325 East West Highway, Station 13456
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 427-9798
Charles.Woodrum@noaa.gov
www.weather.gov/iln/lightningsafetyweek
Materials available
Contact: Charlie Woodrum
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 27

National HIV Testing Day

AIDS.gov/Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy (OHAIDP)
330 C Street, S.W. Rm L100
Washington, DC 20024
1-800-448-0440
ContactUs@aidsinfo.nih.gov
www.hiv.gov/events/awareness-days/hiv-testing-day
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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: Katie Bitner
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.ameriface.org/nccapm.html
Materials available
Contact: Debbie Oliver
July 16 - 22

National Youth Sports Week

National Council of Youth Sports
7185 S.E. Seagate Lane
Stuart, FL 34997-2160
(772) 781-1452
http://www.ncys.org/
youthsports@ncys.org
Materials available
Contact: Sally Johnson
July 28

World Hepatitis Day

World Hepatitis Alliance
1 Baden Place
London, UK SE1 1YW
+44 (0)20 7378 0159
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

American Academy of Ophthalmology
P.O. Box 7424
San Francisco, CA 94120-7424
(415) 561-8534
media@aao.org
aao.org/eyesmart
Materials available
Contact: Beatrice Shelton
August 1 - 31

Digestive Tract Paralysis Awareness Month

Gastroparesis Patient Association for Cures and Treatments, Inc.
185-132 Newberry Commons
Etters, PA 17319
888-874-7228
Dtpawarenessmonth@g-pact.org
www.gastroparesisawarenessmonth.org
Contact: Carissa Haston
August 1 - 31

Gastroparesis Awareness Month

International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders
PO Box 170864
Milwaukee, WI 53217
(414) 964-1799
iffgd@iffgd.org
aboutgastroparesis.org
Materials available
Contact: Ceciel Rooker
August 1 - 31

National Breastfeeding Month

United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC)
4044 N Lincoln Ave, # 288
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 359-1549
(773) 313-3498 Fax
Office@usbreastfeeding.org
www.usbreastfeeding.org
Materials available
Contact: Amelia Psmythe
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.html
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 1200
Penang, Malaysia 10850
(847) 519-7730
(847) 969-0460 Fax
wbw@waba.org.my
www.worldbreastfeedingweek.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated
August 13 - 19

National Health Center Week

National Association of Community Health Centers
7200 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1100W
Bethesda, MD 20814
(202) 296-3800
NHCW@nachc.org
healthcenterweek.org/home-2018/
Materials available
Contact: Amanda Pears Kelly
August 20 - 24

Contact Lens Health Week

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Rd
Atlanta, GA 30333
(800) CDC-INFO (800-232-4636)
(888) 232-6348 TTY
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

American Childhood Cancer Organization National Office
P.O. Box 498
Kensington, MD 20895-0498
(855) 858-2226
(301) 962-3520
(301) 962-3521 Fax
mfitzGibbon@acco.org
www.acco.org/childhood-cancer-awareness-month/
Contact: Maura FitzGibbon
September 1 - 30

Fruits & Veggies—More Matters ® Month

Produce for Better Health Foundation
7465 Lancaster Pike, Suite J, 2nd Floor
Hockessin, DE 19707
(813) 929-4994
(302) 235-5555 Fax
salston@pbhfoundation.org
www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org/September+is+Fruits+%26+Veggies--More+Matters+Month
Materials available
Contact: Kristen Stevens
September 1 - 30

Healthy Aging ® Month

American Academy of Ophthalmology
P.O. Box 7424
San Francisco, CA 94120-7424
(415) 561-8534
media@aao.org
aao.org/eyesmart
Materials available
Contact: Beatrice Shelton
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/newsitem.cfm/NEWSID/364/September%20is%20atrial%20fibrillation%20awareness%20month/stop%20afib
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.acsm.org/about-acsm/initiatives/coam
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
8751 Brecksville Road, Suite 150
Cleveland, OH 44141
(877) 528-3538
(844) 270-1277 Fax
pdsa@pdsa.org
www.pdsa.org/contribute/raise-awareness-for-itp/itp-awareness-month.html
Materials available
Contact: Brenda Foster
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) BE-Ready (800) 237-3239
(800) SE-Listo (888) 735-4786
ready@fema.gov
www.ready.gov/september
Materials available
Contact: None designated
September 1 - 30

National Recovery Month

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
1 Choke Cherry Road
Rockville, MD 20857
(877) SAMHSA-7 (726-4727)
(800) 487-4889 TDD
SAMHSAInfo@samhsa.hhs.gov
www.recoverymonth.gov
Materials available
Contact: None designated
September 1 - 30

National Sickle Cell Month

NHLBI Center for Health Information
P.O. Box 30105
Bethesda, MD 20824-0105
(301) 592-8573
nhlbiinfo@nhlbi.nih.gov
www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/sickle-cell-awareness
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
email@savebabies.org
www.savebabies.org
Materials available
Contact: Jill Levy Fisch
September 1 - 30

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition
3800 Maple Avenue Suite 435
Dallas, TX 75219
(888) OVARIAN (682-7426)
(214) 273-4200
nocc@ovarian.org
www.ovarian.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated
September 1 - 30

Pain Awareness Month

American Chronic Pain Association
Post Office Box 850
Rocklin, CA 95677
(800) 533-3231
(916) 632-3208 Fax
ACPA@theacpa.org
theacpa.org/September-is-Pain-Awareness-Month
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
info@zerocancer.org
www.zerocancer.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated
September 1 - 30

Sepsis Awareness Month

Sepsis Alliance
1855 First Avenue Suite 102
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 232-0300
info@sepsis.org
www.sepsis.org/sepsisawarenessmonth/
Materials available
Contact: Savannah Stark
September 1 - 30

Sexual Health Awareness Month

American Sexual Health Association
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
September 1 - 30

Whole Grains Month

Whole Grains Council
266 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 421-5500
(617) 421-5511 Fax
info@oldwayspt.org
wholegrainscouncil.org/get-involved/celebrate-whole-grains-month-september
Materials available
Contact: Ashley Owen
September 1 - 30

World Alzheimer's Month

Alzheimer's Disease International
64 Great Suffolk Street
London, UNITED KINGDOM SE1 OBL
1+44 207 9810880
info@alz.co.uk
www.alz.co.uk/wam
Materials available
Contact: None designated
September 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/about-aas/national-suicide-prevention-week
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
admin@iasp.info
www.iasp.info/index.php
Materials available
Contact: Wendy Cliff
September 13

National Celiac Disease Awareness Day

National Celiac Association
P.O. Box 600066
Newton, MA 02460
(888) 4-CELIAC
(617) 262-5422
managingdirector@nationalceliac.org
www.nationalceliac.org
Materials available
Contact: Mary Schluckebier
September 16 - 22

National Farm Safety & Health Week

National Education Center for Agricultural Safety
8342 NICC Frive
Peosta, IA 52068
(888) 844-6322
(563) 557-0354
neenand@nicc.edu
www.necasag.org/nationalfarmsafetyandhealthweek/
Materials available
Contact: Dan Neenan
September 18

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.getreadyforflu.org/getreadyday/index.htm
Materials available
Contact: Daniel Greenberg
September 18

National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

The AIDS Institute
17 Davis Boulevard, Suite 403
Tampa, FL 33606
(202) 835-8373
(202) 835-8368 Fax
info@TheAIDSInstitute.org
www.NHAAAD.org
Materials available
Contact: Michelle Scavnicky
September 19

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/conference-events/backpack-safety-awareness-day.aspx
Materials available
Contact: Katie Riley
September 22

Falls Prevention Awareness Day

National Council on Aging
25 18th Street South
Suite 500
Arlington, VA 22202
(571) 527-3900
marissa.whitehouse@ncoa.org
www.ncoa.org/fpad
Materials available
Contact: Marissa Whitehouse
September 24 - 28

Malnutrition Awareness Week™

American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
8401 Colesville Rd Suite 510
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(610) 649-7994
peggig@nutritioncare.org
www.nutritioncare.org/maw/
Contact: Peggi Guenter, PhD, RN, FAAN
September 24

Family Health & Fitness Day USA ®

Health Information Resource Center
22377 Belmont Ridge Road
Ashburn, VA 20148
(800) 626-6772
customerservice@nrpa.org
www.nrpa.org/familyfitness
Materials available
Contact: Heather Williams
September 26

National Women's Health & Fitness Day

Health Information Resource Center
328 W. Lincoln Ave., Suite 10
Libertyville, IL 60048
(847) 816-8660
(847)816-8662 Fax
info@fitnessday.com
www.fitnessday.com
Materials available
Contact: Patricia Henze
September 28

Sport Purple for Platelets Day

Platelet Disorder Support Association
8751 Brecksville Road, Suite 150
Cleveland, OH 44141
(877) 528-3538
(844) 270-1277 Fax
pdsa@pdsa.org
www.pdsa.org
Materials available
Contact: Brenda Foster
September 28

World Rabies Day

Global Alliance for Rabies Control
529 Humboldt Street, Suite 1
Manhattan, KS 66502
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
worldheartday@worldheart.org
www.worldheartday.org/
Materials available
Contact: Cynthia Haro
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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/
Materials available
Contact: Jacquelyn Gonzales
October 1 - 31

Eye Injury Prevention Month

American Academy of Ophthalmology
P.O. Box 7424
San Francisco, CA 94120-7424
(415) 561-8534
media@aao.org
www.aao.org/eyesmart
Materials available
Contact: Beatrice Shelton
October 1 - 31

Health Literacy Month

Health Literacy Consulting
IHA 501 S Idaho St Suite 300
La Habra, CA 90631
(562) 690-4001
bscott@iha4health.org
www.healthliteracymonth.org
Contact: Beth Scott
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/eye-safety-home
Materials available
Contact: PBA Vision Health Resource Center
October 1 - 31

International Walk to School Month

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
www.iwalktoschool.org/
Materials available
Contact: Nancy Pullen-Seufert
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/cancer/breast-cancer.html
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
Bullying411@pacer.org
www.pacer.org/bullying/nbpm/
Materials available
Contact: Bailey Lindgren
October 1 - 31

National Dental Hygiene Month

American Dental Hygienists' Association
444 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 3400
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 440-8900
communications@adha.net
www.adha.org/national-dental-hygiene-month
Materials available
Contact: John Iwanski
October 1 - 31

National Down Syndrome Awareness Month

National Down Syndrome Society
8 E 41 St, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10017
(800) 221-4602
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 x11
(312) 419-8950 Fax
gunn@mail.mlahq.org
www.mlanet.org
Materials available
Contact: Tomi Gunn
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) 706-3169 Fax
public-relations@apta.org
www.apta.org/nptm/
Materials available
Contact: Public Relations Department
October 1 - 31

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month

Heart Rhythm Society
1325 G Street NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20005
202-464-3400
info@hrsonline.org
www.stopcardiacarrest.org/
Materials available
Contact: Christina J. Wurster
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
www.nichd.nih.gov/sts/Pages/default.aspx
Materials available
Contact: None designated
October 1 - 5

Fungal Disease Awareness Week

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30333
www.cdc.gov/fungal/awareness-week.html
Materials available
Contact: None designated
October 1 - 5

National Primary Care Week

American Medical Student Association
45610 Woodland Road – Suite 300
Sterling, VA 20166
(703) 620-6600
(703) 620-6445 Fax
amsa@amsa.org 
www.amsa.org/events/npcw/ 
Materials available
Contact: None designated
October 7 - 13

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/Get-Involved/Raise-Awareness/Awareness-Events/Mental-Illness-Awareness-Week
Materials available
Contact: None designated
October 11

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
mentalhealthscreening.org/programs/initiatives
Materials available
Contact: Jill Buchanan
October 12 - 20

Bone and Joint Health Action Week

United States Bone and Joint Initiative, NFP
9400 West Higgins Road, Suite 500
Rosemont, IL 60018
(847) 430-5053
(847) 823-1822 Fax
usbji@usbji.org
www.usbji.org/programs/public-education-programs/action-week
Contact: Shari Maier
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 14 - 20

International Infection Prevention Week

Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology
1400 Crystal Drive, Suite 900
Arlington, VA 22202
(202) 789-1890
(202) 789-1899 Fax
info@apic.org
professionals.site.apic.org/
Materials available
Contact: None designated
October 15

National Latino AIDS Awareness Day

Latino Commission on AIDS
24 West 25th Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10010
(212) 675-3288
tochoa@latinoaids.org
www.nlaad.org
Materials available
Contact: Tony Ochoa
October 16 - 20

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/focus-areas/national-health-education-week/
Materials available
Contact: None designated
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
world-food-day-usa@fao.org
www.fao.org/world-food-day/2017/home/en/
Materials available
Contact: None designated
October 19

World Pediatric Bone and Joint Day

United States Bone and Joint Initiative, NFP
9400 West Higgins Road, Suite 500
Rosemont, IL 60018
(847) 430-5053
(847) 823-1822 Fax
TobyKing@usbji.org
www.usbji.org/programs/pediatric-specialty-group/world-pediatric-bone-and-joint-day
Contact: Toby King
October 21 - 27

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 21 - 27

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/resources/programs-projects/respiratory-care-week/
Materials available
Contact: Public Relations
October 21

National Check Your Meds Day

Consumer Reports
101 Truman Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10703
9143782559 9143782559
mlafarge@consumer.org
CRBestBuyDrugs.org
Materials available
Contact: Tildy La Farge
October 22

International Stuttering Awareness Day

Stuttering Foundation of America
1805 Moriah Woods Boulevard, #3
Memphis, TN 38117
(800) 992-9392
901-761-0343
(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
ireyes@informedfamilies.org
www.redribbon.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated
October 29

World Psoriasis Day

National Psoriasis Foundation
6600 SW 92nd Avenue, Suite 300
Portland, OR 97223
(800) 723-9166
(503) 245-0626 Fax
503-244-7404
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

Bladder Health Month

Urology Care Foundation
1000 Corporate Blvd.
Linthicum, MD 21090
(410) 689-3700
(800) 828-7866
(410) 689-3998 Fax
Communications@UrologyCareFoundation.org
www.urologyhealth.org/media-center/bladder-health-month
Contact: Jessica Bateman
November 1 - 30

COPD Awareness Month

American Lung Association
55 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 1150
Chicago, IL 60601
(800) LUNGUSA
(800) 548-8252
info@lung.org
www.lung.org/lung-health-and-diseases/lung-disease-lookup/copd/
Materials available
Contact: Gregg Tubbs
November 1 - 30

Diabetic Eye Disease Month

American Academy of Ophthalmology
P.O. Box 7424
San Francisco, CA 94120-7424
(415) 561-8534
media@aao.org
aao.org/eyesmart
Materials available
Contact: Beatrice Shelton
November 1 - 30

Lung Cancer Awareness Month

American Lung Association's National Office
55 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 1150
Chicago, IL 60601
(800) 548-8252
(800) LUNGUSA
info@lung.org
www.lung.org
Materials available
Contact: Caroline H. Fuchs
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
media@alz.org
www.alz.org/co/in_my_community_alzheimers_awareness_month.asp
Materials available
Contact: None designated
November 1 - 30

National Family Caregivers Month

Caregiver Action Network
1150 Connecticut Ave, NW
Suite 501
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 454-3970
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) 503-SKIN (503-7546)
(847) 240-1859 Fax
mediarelations@aad.org
www.aad.org
Materials available
Contact: Jennifer Allyn
November 1 - 30

National Hospice and 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/hospice-month
Materials available
Contact: Jon Radulovic
November 1 - 30

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/get-involved/stomach-cancer-awareness-month
Materials available
Contact: Jonathan Florin
November 9

National Diabetes Heart Connection Day

Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease
700 5th St NW, 2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20001
(301) 801-9847
Jennifer.burke@fightchronicdisease.org
www.diabetesheartconnection.org
Materials available
Contact: Jennifer Burke
November 13 - 19

U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30333
1-800-CDC-INFO
antibiotic-use@cdc.gov
www.cdc.gov/antibiotic-use/week/index.html
Materials available
Contact: Austyn Dukes
November 16

Great American Smokeout

American Cancer Society
250 Williams Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30303
(800) ACS-2345 (227-2345)
www.cancer.org/healthy/stayawayfromtobacco/greatamericansmokeout/
Materials available
Contact: National Office
November 17

International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
120 Wall Street, 29th Floor
New York, NY 10005
(888) 333-AFSP (2377)
(212) 363-3500
(212) 363-6237 Fax
survivingsuicideloss@afsp.org
afsp.org/find-support/ive-lost-someone/survivor-day/
Materials available
Contact: Loss & Healing Department
November 20 - 26

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Awareness Week

International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders
PO Box 170864
Milwaukee, WI 53217
(414) 964-1799
iffgd@iffgd.org
aboutgerd.org
Materials available
Contact: Ceciel Rooker
November 22

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
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 Celebrations Month

American Academy of Ophthalmology
P.O. Box 7424
San Francisco, CA 94120-7424
(415) 561-8534
media@aao.org
aao.org/eyesmart
Materials available
Contact: Beatrice Shelton
December 1

World AIDS Day

World AIDS Campaign
New City Cloisters
196 Old Street
London EC1V 9FR
(020) 7814-6767
info@nat.org.uk
www.worldaidsday.org/
Materials available
Contact: None designated
December 2 - 8

National Handwashing Awareness Week

Henry the Hand
(513) 769-HAND (4263)
dr.will@henrythehand.com
www.henrythehand.org
Materials available
Contact: Dr. Will Sawyer
December 2 - 8

National Influenza Vaccination Week

National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases
1600 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30329-4027
(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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