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2016 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: Rina Puri
January 1 - 31

National Birth Defects Prevention Month

National Birth Defects Prevention Network
1321 Upland Drive, Suite 1561
Houston, TX 77043
Mary.Knapp@doh.state.nj.us
www.nbdpn.org/national_birth_defects_prevent.php
Materials available
Contact: Mary Knapp
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
bryan.david@epa.gov
www2.epa.gov/radon
Materials available
Contact: David Bryan
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
webmaster@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 3 - 9

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 25 - 31

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-facts-week
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
6029 Bristol Pkwy, Suite 201
Culver City, CA 90230
(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
info@worldcancerday.org
www.worldcancerday.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated
February 5

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 5

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) 496-4236
media@hearttruth.org
www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/hearttruth/materials/wear-red-toolkit.htm
Materials available
Contact: Media team
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 21 - 27

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: Michelle Holmberg, Programs Director
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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
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
www.preventcancer.org
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
nkfcares@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.nationalnutritionmonth.org/nnm/
Materials available
Contact: Knowledge Center
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

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 6 - 13

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 7 - 11

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 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 10

World Kidney Day

International Society of Nephrology
340 North Avenue, 3rd Floor
Cranford, NJ 07016-2496
(567) 248-9703
(908) 272-7101 Fax
agnese@worldkidneyday.org
www.worldkidneyday.org
Materials available
Contact: Agnese Ruggiero
March 13 - 19

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 14 - 20

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 15 - 21

National Poison Prevention Week

American Association of Poison Control Centers
515 King Street, Suite 510
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 894-1858
outreach@aapcc.org
www.poisonprevention.org/
Materials available
Contact: Krista Osterthaler
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 22

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 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 - April 2

Tsunami Preparedness Week

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service
Analyze, Forecast and Support Office
1325 East West Highway, Station 168
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 427-9380
rocky.lopes@noaa.gov
nws.weather.gov/nthmp/tpw/tsunami-preparedness-week.html
Materials available
Contact: Rocky Lopes
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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
(800) 621-7619
(630) 285-1434 Fax
customerservice@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
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
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/eweb/DynamicPage.aspx?Site=NAP2&WebCode=NIHCM
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
(240) 453-2882
(240) 453-2883 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

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: None designated
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/living/eye-injuries/preventing.cfm
Materials available
Contact: Georgia Alward
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

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 3 - 9

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
April 4 - 10

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 5

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

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: Michele Holmberg, Programs Director
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 12 - 23

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 24 - 30

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 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
P.O. Box 855
West Perth
AUSTRALIA 6872
1 +61 8 6389 7308
samanthar@meningitis.org 
www.comomeningitis.org
Materials available
Contact: Linda Gibbs
April 25 - 29

Air Quality Awareness Week

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service
Analyze, Forecast and Support Office
1325 East West Highway, Station 160
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 427-9356
jannie.g.ferrell@noaa.gov
www3.epa.gov/airnow/airaware/
Materials available
Contact: Jannie Ferrell
April 25 - 29

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.actionforhealthykids.org
Materials available
Contact: Loren Fisher-Coleman
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May

May 1 - 31

Arthritis Awareness Month

Arthritis Foundation
1355 Peachtree Street NE, 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: 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: 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
2020@nei.nih.gov
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
(866) 503-SKIN (503-7546)
(847) 240-1280
(847) 240-1859 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/page/asthma-and-allergy-awareness-month.aspx
Materials available
Contact: None designated
May 1 - 31

National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month

National Osteoporosis Foundation
251 18th Street S, Suite 630
Arlington, VA 22202
(800) 231-4222
(202) 223-2226
(703) 414-3742 Fax
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.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

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

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

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
(240) 403-1909 Fax
ffcmh@ffcmh.org
www.ffcmh.org/awarenessweek
Materials available
Contact: Sandra A. Spencer
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 1 - 7

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
tstachura@asse.org
www.asse.org/newsroom/naosh/what-is-naosh-week/
Materials available
Contact: Trinity Stachura
May 4

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 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 8 - 14

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 8 - 14

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 9 - 15

National Stuttering Awareness Week

Stuttering Foundation of America
1805 Moriah Woods Boulevard, #3
Memphis, TN 38117
(800) 992-9392
(901) 761-0484 Fax
info@stutteringhelp.org
www.stutteringhelp.org
Materials available
Contact: Jane Fraser
May 12 - 16

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: None designated
May 14

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 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

World Autoimmune 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: None designated
May 22 - 28

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) 713-1677 x122
nhcwebmaster@noaa.gov
www.nws.noaa.gov/om/hurricane/index.shtml
Materials available
Contact: Deborah Jones
May 23 - 29

Healthy and Safe Swimming Week

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30333
healthywater@cdc.gov
www.cdc.gov/healthywater/swimming
Materials available
Contact: Kirsten Yates
May 25

National Senior Health & Fitness Day ®

Health Information Resource Center
328 West Lincoln Avenue, Suite 10
Libertyville, IL 60048
(800) 828-8225
info@fitnessday.com
www.fitnessday.com
Materials available
Contact: Gary W. Ford
May 27

Don't Fry Day

National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention
1875 I Street N.W., Suite 500
Washington, DC 20006
301-801-4422
dontfryday@skincancerprevention.org
www.skincancerprevention.org/programs/dont-fry-day
Materials available
May 27

Heat Safety Awareness Day

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service
Analyze, Forecast and Support Office
1325 East West Highway, Station 160
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 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
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

Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month

Alzheimer's Association
225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17
Chicago, IL 60601-7633
312-335-8700
info@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
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
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 630044
Highlands Ranch, CO 80163
(203) 507-8709
june@nationalcmv.org
www.nationalcmv.org
Materials available
Contact: Kristen Spytek
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: 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) 777-1313 Fax
sfinfo@scleroderma.org
scfo.convio.net/site/PageServer?pagename=SAW_ias
Materials available
Contact: National Office or Local Chapters
June 5 - 11

National 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 5

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 13 - 19

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: Theresa Morrow
June 19 - 25

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.lightningsafety.noaa.gov
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
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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 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

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: None designated
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: 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 7 - 13

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 22 - 26

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/
Contact: None designated
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
kstevens@pbhfoundation.org
www.PBHFoundation.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
8751 Brecksville Road, Suite 150
Cleveland, OH 44141
(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) 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

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.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
www.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
501 W Broadway, Suite 1660
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 232-0300
info@sepsis.org
www.sepsis.org/sepsisawarenessmonth/
Materials available
Contact: None designated
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

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
ashley@oldwayspt.org
www.wholegrainscouncil.org/get-involved/celebrate-whole-grains-month-in-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 5 - 11

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
admin@iasp.info
www.iasp.info/contact.php
Materials available
Contact: Wendy Cliff
September 13

National Celiac Disease Awareness Day

Celiac Support Association
P.O. Box 31700
Omaha, NE 68131-0700
(877) CSA-4CSA (272-4272)
(402) 643-4101
(402) 643-4108 Fax
celiacs@csaceliacs.org
www.csaceliacs.org/celiac_awareness_day.jsp
Materials available
Contact: Mary Schluckebier
September 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) 544-1034
nancya@rainn.org
www.rainn.org/rainnday
Materials available
Contact: Meredith Ritchie
September 18 - 24

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 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
info@TheAIDSInstitute.org
www.NHAAAD.org
Materials available
Contact: Michelle Scavnicky, M.S. Director of Education
September 20

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/newsite.htm
Materials available
Contact: Daniel Greenberg
September 21

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/healthy-aging/falls-prevention/falls-prevention-awareness-day/
Materials available
Contact: None designated
September 24

Family Health & Fitness Day USA ®

Health Information Resource Center
328 West Lincoln Avenue Suite 10
Libertyville, IL 60048
(800) 828-8225
info@fitnessday.com
www.fitnessday.com
Materials available
Contact: Patricia Henze
September 26 - 30

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

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

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
worldheartday@worldheart.org
www.worldheartday.org/
Materials available
Contact: Cynthia Haro
September 30

Sport Purple for Platelets Day

Platelet Disorder Support Association
8751 Brecksville Road, Suite 150
Cleveland, OH 44141
(877) 528-3538
(301) 770-6636
(301) 770-6638 Fax
pdsa@pdsa.org
www.pdsa.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated
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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: None designated
October 1 - 31

Eye Injury Prevention Month

American Academy of Ophthalmology
P.O. Box 7424
San Francisco, CA 94120-7424
(415) 561-8500
(415) 561-8533 Fax
media@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
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
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
info@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 2 - 8

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 3 - 7

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 5

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 6

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: Michelle Holmberg, Programs Director
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
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 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 - 22

International Infection Prevention Week

Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology
1275 K Street NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20005-4006
(202) 454-2646
(202) 789-1899 Fax
info@apic.org
professionals.site.apic.org/
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
(202) 653-5760 Fax
world-food-day-usa@fao.org
www.worldfooddayusa.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated
October 17 - 22

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 17 - 21

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, NFP
9400 West Higgins Road, Suite 500
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) 992-9392
(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 23 - 29

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/celebrate-resp-care-week/
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

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: None designated
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

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

Lung Cancer Alliance
1700 K St, NW
Suite 660
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 463-2080
(202) 463-7497 Fax
info@lungcanceralliance.org
www.lungcanceralliance.org
Materials available
Contact: Kay Cofrancesco
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: Mike Townsend
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
1130 Connecticut Ave, NW
Suite 300
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 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

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: Jonathan Florin
November 19

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 19

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/coping-with-suicide-loss/international-survivors-of-suicide-loss-day
Materials available
Contact: Survivor Initiatives Department
November 20 - 26

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Awareness Week

IFFGD
PO Box 170864
Milwaukee, WI 53217
(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 24

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
New City Cloisters
196 Old Street
London EC1V 9FR
(020) 7814-6767
(020) 7814-6733
info@nat.org.uk
www.worldaidsday.org/
Materials available
Contact: None designated
December 4 - 12

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
December 4 - 10

National Handwashing Awareness Week

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