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Health Calendar
“Source: 2011 National Health Observances, National Health Information Center, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.”

2011

2011 Federal Health Information Centers and Clearinghouses

January  


1 – 31
Cervical Health Awareness Month

National Cervical Cancer Coalition (NCCC)
6520 Platt Avenue, #693
West Hills, CA 91307-3218
(818) 992-4242
info@nccc-online.org
www.nccc-online.org/awareness.html External Link
Materials available
Contact: Rachel Biety 

 

1 – 31
National Birth Defects Prevention Month

National Birth Defects Prevention Network
14781 Memorial Drive, #1561
Houston, TX 77079
nbdpn@nbdpn.org
www.nbdpn.org External Link
Materials available
Contact: None designated 

 

1 – 31
National Glaucoma Awareness Month

Prevent Blindness America
211 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60606
(800) 331-2020
(312) 363-6001
(312) 363-6052 Fax
info@preventblindness.org
preventblindness.org/news/observe.html External Link
Materials available
Contact: PBA Consumer and Patient Hotline 

 

1 – 31
National Radon Action Month

Office of Radiation and Indoor Air
Indoor Environments Division
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
1310 L Street NW, 4th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 343-9370
(202) 343-2394 Fax
www.epa.gov/radon/nram
Materials available
Contact: Gina Bowler 

 

1 – 31
Thyroid Awareness Month

American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
245 Riverside Avenue, Suite 200
Jacksonville, FL 32202
(904) 353-7878 x147
(904) 404-4207 Fax
cjones@hotmail.com
www.aace.com External Link
Materials available
Contact: Casey Jones 

 

2 – 8
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) 944-3285 x13
(202) 944-3295 Fax
ncfa@sbaa.org
www.folicacidinfo.org External Link
Materials available
Contact: None designated
February  


1 – 28
AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month

Prevent Blindness America
211 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60606
(800) 331-2020
(312) 363-6001
(312) 363-6052 Fax
info@preventblindness.org
www.preventblindness.org External Link
Materials available
Contact: PBA Consumer and Patient Hotline 

 

1 – 28
American Heart Month

American Heart Association
7272 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX 75231
(800) 242-8721
www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?id
entifier=4441
External Link
Materials available
Contact: None designated 

 

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 External Link
Materials available
Contact: Marti Perhach 

 

1 – 28
National Children’s Dental Health Month

American Dental Association
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611-2637
(800) 621-8099
ncdhm@ada.org
www.ada.org/2714.aspx External Link
Materials available
Contact: None designated 

 

1 – 28
National Wise Health Consumer Month

American Institute for Preventive Medicine
30445 Northwestern Highway, Suite 350
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
(248) 539-1800 x220
(248) 539-1808 Fax
hirwin@healthylife.com
www.aipm.net/wise External Link
Materials available
Contact: Hope Irwin 

 

4
Give Kids A Smile Day

American Dental Association
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611-2637
(800) 621-8099
gkas@ada.org
givekidsasmile.ada.org External Link
Materials available
Contact: None designated 

 

4
National Wear Red Day

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

 

7 – 14
Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week

Congenital Heart Information Network
101 North Washington Avenue, Suite 1A
Margate City, NJ 08402
(609) 882-1572
(609) 822-1573
(609) 822-1574 Fax
mb@tchin.org
tchin.org/aware External Link
Materials available
Contact: Mona Barmash 

 

13 – 19
Children of Alcoholics Week

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

 

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/get_involved/national
donorday.htm

Materials available
Contact: Division of Transplantation Staff
March  


1 – 31
National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Prevent Cancer Foundation
1600 Duke Street, Suite 500
Alexandria, VA 22314
(800) 227-2732
(703) 886-4413 Fax
suzette.smith@preventcancer.org
www.preventcancer.org/colorectal External Link
Materials available
Contact: Suzette Smith 

 

1 – 31
National Endometriosis Awareness Month

Endometriosis Research Center
World Headquarters
630 Ibis Drive
Delray Beach, FL 34444
(800) 239-7280
(561) 274-0931 Fax
askerc@endocenter.org
www.endocenter.org External Link
Materials available
Contact: None designated 

 

1 – 31
National Nutrition Month®

American Dietetic Association
120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000
Chicago, IL 60606-6995
nnm@eatright.org
www.eatright.org/nnm External Link
Materials available
Contact: Knowledge Center 

 

1 – 31
Save Your Vision Month

American Optometric Association
243 North Lindbergh Boulevard, First Floor
St. Louis, MO 63141
(314) 991-4100
(314) 991-4101 Fax
mcbryson@aoa.org
www.aoa.org/x5072.xml External Link
Materials available
Contact: Cathy Bryson 

 

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
http://www.trisomy.org External Link
Materials available
Contact: Barb Vanherreweghe 

 

1 – 31
Workplace Eye Wellness Month

Prevent Blindness America
211 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60606
(800) 331-2020
(312) 363-6001
(312) 363-6052 Fax
info@preventblindness.org
www.preventblindness.org External Link
Materials available
Contact: PBA Consumer and Patient Hotline 

 

6 – 12
Patient Safety Awareness Week

National Patient Safety Foundation
268 Summer Street, 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 391-9900
(617) 391-9999 Fax
info@npsf.org
www.npsf.org/hp/psaw/ External Link
Materials available
Contact: Sara Reardon 

 

7 – 12
National School Breakfast Week

School Nutrition Association
120 Waterfront Street, Suite 300
National Harbor, MD 20745
(800) 877-8822
(301) 686-3100
(301) 686-3115 Fax
servicecenter@schoolnutrition.org
www.schoolnutrition.org/nsbw External Link
Materials available
Contact: Laura Maynard 

 

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 728 E
Washington, DC 20201
(202) 205-3954
(202) 401-4005 Fax
www.womenshealth.gov/nwghaad/
Materials available
Contact: Monique Claggett-Davis 

 

11
World Kidney Day

National Kidney Foundation
30 East 33rd Street
New York, NY 10016
(800) 622-9010
(212) 889-2210
(212) 889-2310 Fax
info@kidney.org
www.kidney.org/news/wkd/index.cfm External Link
Materials available
Contact: None designated 

 

14 – 20
Brain Awareness Week

Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives
745 Fifth Avenue, Suite 900
New York, NY 10151
(212) 401-1689
(212) 593-7623 Fax
bawinfo@dana.org
www.dana.org/brainweek External Link
Materials available
Contact: Kathleen Roina 

 

20 – 26
National Poison Prevention Week

Poison Prevention Week Council
P.O. Box 1543
Washington, DC 20013
(703) 894-1858
(703) 683-2812 Fax
wells@aapcc.org
www.poisonprevention.org/poison.htm External Link
Materials available
Contact: Holly Wells 

 

20
National Native American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

National Native American AIDS Prevention Center
720 South Colorado Blvd., Suite 650-S
Denver, CO 80246
(720) 382-2244
(720) 382-2248 Fax
www.nnaapc.org/news/awareness-day.htm External Link
Materials available
Contact: None designated 

 

21 – 27
World Salt Awareness Week

World Action on Salt & Health
Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine,
Charterhouse Square, London EC1M 6BQ
,
020-7882-5941
wash@qmul.ac.uk
www.worldactiononsalt.com External Link
Materials available
Contact: None designated 

 

24
World Tuberculosis Day

Stop TB Partnerhsip (Secretariat)
World Health Organization
HTM/STB/TBP
20, avenue Appia
CH-1211 Geneva 27
SWITZERLAND,
+(41) 22 791 4650
+(41) 22 791 4886 Fax
stoptbinfo@who.int
www.stoptb.org/events/world_tb_day External Link
Materials available
Contact: None designated 

 

25
American Diabetes Alert Day

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/communityprograms-and-l
ocalevents/americandiabetesalert.jsp
External Link
Materials available
Contact: Local Chapters 

 

27 – April 2
National Tsunami Awareness Week

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service
Office of Climate, Water, and Weather Services
1325 East West Highway, Room 9462
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 713-1677 x124
deborah.jones@noaa.gov
www.tsunami.gov
Materials available
Contact: Deborah Jones 

 

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April  


1 – 30
Alcohol Awareness Month

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
P.O. Box 2345
Rockville, MD 20847-2345
(877) 726-4727 English/Spanish
(240) 221-4292 Fax
shin@samhsa.hhs.gov
www.samhsa.gov
Materials available
Contact: None designated 

 

1 – 30
Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month

International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders
P.O. Box 170864
Milwaukee, WI 53217-8076
(888) 964-2001
(414) 964-1799
(414) 964-7176 Fax
iffgd@iffgd.org
www.aboutibs.org/site/about-ibs/april-ib
s-awareness-month
External Link
Materials available
Contact: Nancy Norton 

 

1 – 30
National Autism Awareness Month

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

 

1 – 30
National Donate Life Month

Division of Transplantation, Healthcare Systems Bureau
Health Resources and Services Administration
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Parklawn Building, Room 12C-05
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
(888) 275-4772
(703) 821-2098 Fax
ask@hrsa.gov
www.organdonor.gov/get_involved/donateli
femonth.htm

Materials available
Contact: Division of Transplantation Staff 

 

1 – 30
National Facial Protection Month

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

 

1 – 30
National Minority Health Month

Office of Minority Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
P.O. Box 37337
Washington, DC 20013-7337
(800) 444-6472
(240) 453-2883 Fax
info@omhrc.gov
minorityhealth.hhs.gov/
Materials available
Contact: None designated 

 

1 – 30
Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)
2000 L Street NW, Suite 406
Washington, DC 20036
(800) 656-4673
info@rainn.org
www.rainn.org External Link
Materials available
Contact: None designated 

 

1 – 30
Sports Eye Safety Month

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

 

1 – 30
Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month

Prevent Blindness America
211 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60606
(800) 331-2020
(312) 363-6001
(312) 363-6052 Fax
info@preventblindness.org
www.preventblindness.org External Link
Materials available
Contact: PBA Consumer and Patient Hotline 

 

4 – 10
National Public Health Week

American Public Health Association
800 I Street NW
Washington, DC 20001-3710
(202) 777-2425
(202) 777-2500 TTY
(202) 777-2532 Fax
cintya.renderos@apha.org
www.nphw.org External Link
Materials available
Contact: Cintya Renderos 

 

7
World Health Day

Pan American Health Organization
WHO Regional Office for the Americas
525 23rd Street NW
Washington, DC 20037-2895
(202) 974-3156
(202) 974-3645 Fax
www.who.int/world-health-day/en/ External Link
Materials available
Contact: None designated 

 

23 – 30
National Infant Immunization Week

National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road NE, MS E-05
Atlanta, GA 30333
(800) CDC-INFO (232-4636)
(404) 639-8200
(404) 639-8905 Fax
cdcinfo@cdc.gov
www.cdc.gov/vaccines/events/niiw/default
.htm

Materials available
Contact: Michelle Basket 

 

24 – 30
National Infertility Awareness Week

RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association
1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500
McLean, VA 22102
(703) 506-3260
(703) 506-3266 Fax
www.resolve.org External Link
Materials available
Contact: None designated
May  


1 – 31
Arthritis Awareness Month

Arthritis Foundation
1330 West Peachtree Street, Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30309
(800) 283-7800
(404) 872-0457 Fax
help@arthritis.org
www.arthritis.org External Link
Materials available
Contact: Carol Galbreath 

 

1 – 31
Healthy Vision Month

National Eye Institute
National Institutes of Health
9 Memorial Drive, Building 9, Room B1E04
Bethesda, MD 20892-0900
(301) 496-5248
(301) 402-1065 Fax
www.healthyvision2010.nei.nih.gov/hvm
Materials available
Contact: Linda Huss 

 

1 – 31
Hepatitis Awareness Month

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

 

1 – 31
Mediterranean Diet Month

Oldways and the Mediterranean Foods Alliance
266 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 421-5500
(617) 421-5511 Fax
eross@oldwayspt.org
www.mediterraneanmark.org/Resources.htm External Link
Materials available
Contact: Erika Ross 

 

1 – 31
Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month

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

 

1 – 31
National Celiac Disease Awareness Month

American Celiac Disease Alliance
2504 Duxbury Place
Alexandria, VA 22308
(703) 622-3331
info@americanceliac.org
www.capwiz.com/celiac/home External Link
Materials available
Contact: Andrea Levario 

 

1 – 31
National High Blood Pressure Education Month

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Health Information Center
P.O. Box 30105
Bethesda, MD 20824-0105
(301) 592-8573
(301) 592-8563 Fax
nhlbiinfo@nhlbi.nih.gov
www.nhlbi.nih.gov/new/press/mayhbpmo.htm
Materials available
Contact: Information Specialist 

 

1 – 31
National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month

National Osteoporosis Foundation
1150 17th Street NW, Suite 850
Washington, DC 20036
(800) 231-4222
(202) 223-2226
(202) 223-2237 Fax
communications@nof.org
www.nof.org/awareness2/annual.htm External Link
Materials available
Contact: Jill Ryan 

 

1 – 31
National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports
1101 Wootton Parkway, #560
Rockville, MD 20852
(240) 276-9567
(240) 276-9860 Fax
fitness@hhs.gov
www.fitness.gov
Materials available
Contact: None designated 

 

1 – 31
National Toxic Encephalopathy and Chemical Injury Awareness Month

National Toxic Encephalopathy Foundation
P.O. Box 29194
Las Vegas, NV 89126
Angel@ntef-usa.org
www.ntef-usa.org External Link
Materials available
Contact: Angel De Fazio 

 

1 – 31
Ultraviolet Awareness Month

Prevent Blindness America
211 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60606
(800) 331-2020
(312) 363-6001
(312) 363-6052 Fax
info@preventblindness.org
www.preventblindness.org External Link
Materials available
Contact: PBA Consumer and Patient Hotline 

 

1 – 7
North American Occupational Safety and Health Week

American Society of Safety Engineers
ASSE Public Relations Department
1800 East Oakton Street
Des Plaines, IL 60018-2187
(847) 699-2929
(847) 768-3413
(847) 296-3769 Fax
dhurns@asse.org
www.asse.org/newsroom/naosh09/events.php External Link
Materials available
Contact: Diane Hurns or Joanna Climer 

 

2
Melanoma Monday

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

 

7
Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Awareness Day

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

 

8 – 14
Food Allergy Awareness Week

Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network
11781 Lee Jackson Highway, Suite 160
Fairfax, VA 22033
(800) 929-4040
(703) 691-3179
(703) 691-2713 Fax
jroeder@foodallergy.org
www.foodallergy.org/section/food-allergy
-awareness-week1
External Link
Materials available
Contact: Jennifer Roeder 

 

8 – 14
National Alcohol- and Other Drug-Related Birth Defects Week

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc.
244 East 58th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10022
(800) NCA-CALL (622-2255) (24-hour helpline)
(212) 269-7797
(212) 269-7510 Fax
president@ncadd.org
www.ncadd.org External Link
Materials available
Contact: President 

 

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) 205-1952
(202) 690-7172 Fax
www.womenshealth.gov/whw
Materials available
Contact: Retta Terry 

 

9 – 15
National Stuttering Awareness Week

Stuttering Foundation of America
1805 Meriah Woods Boulevard, #3
P.O. Box 11749
Memphis, TN 38111-0749
(800) 992-9392
(800) 967-7700
(901) 761-0484 Fax
info@stutteringhelp.org
www.stutteringhelp.org External Link
Materials available
Contact: Jane Fraser 

 

9
National Women’s Check-up Day

Office on Women’s Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue SW, Room 712 E
Washington, DC 20201
(202) 205-1952
(202) 690-7172 Fax
www.womenshealth.gov/whw
Materials available
Contact: Retta Terry 

 

18
National Employee Health and Fitness Day

National Association for Health and Fitness
65 Niagara Square, Room 607
Buffalo, NY 14202
(716) 583-0521
(716) 851-4052
(716) 851-4309 Fax
wellness@city-buffalo.org
physicalfitness.org/nehf.html External Link
Materials available
Contact: Philip Haberstro 

 

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
(415) 292-3404 Fax
sapna@apiwellness.org
www.banyantreeproject.org External Link
Materials available
Contact: Sapna Mysoor 

 

19
World Hepatitis Day

National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable 

,
rhessmiller@nvhr.org
www.nvhr.org External Link
Materials available
Contact: None designated

 

22 – 28
National Hurricane Awareness Week

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service
Office of Climate, Water, and Weather Services
1325 East West Highway, Room 9462
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 713-1677 x124
deborah.jones@noaa.gov
www.nhc.noaa.gov
Materials available
Contact: Deborah Jones 

 

23 – 29
Recreational Water Illness and Injury Prevention Week

Waterborne Disease Prevention Branch
Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases
National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
4770 Buford Highway NE, MS F-22
Atlanta, GA 30341-3724
(770) 488-7787
(770) 488-7761 Fax
mhlavsa@cdc.gov
www.cdc.gov/healthywater/swimming/rwi/rw
i-prevention-week/

Materials available
Contact: Michele Hlavsa 

 

25
National Senior Health & Fitness Day®

Mature Market Resource Center
1850 West Winchester Road, #213
Libertyville, IL 60048
(800) 828-8225
info@fitnessday.com
www.fitnessday.com External Link
Materials available
Contact: Gary W. Ford 

 

27
Heat Safety Awareness Day

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service
Office of Climate, Water, and Weather Services
1325 East West Highway, Room 13160
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 713-1867 x135
jannie.g.ferrell@noaa.gov
www.weather.gov/om/heat/index.shtml
Materials available
Contact: Jannie G. Ferrell 

 

31
World No Tobacco Day

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

 

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June  


1 – July 4
Fireworks Safety Month

Prevent Blindness America
211 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60606
(800) 331-2020
(312) 363-6001
(312) 363-6052 Fax
info@preventblindness.org
www.preventblindness.org External Link
Materials available
Contact: PBA Consumer and Patient Hotline 

 

1 – 30
Cataract Awareness Month

Prevent Blindness America
211 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60606
(800) 331-2020
(312) 363-6001
(312) 363-6052 Fax
info@preventblindness.org
www.preventblindness.org External Link
Materials available
Contact: PBA Consumer and Patient Hotline 

 

1 – 30
Home Safety Month

Home Safety Council
1250 I Street NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 330-4900
(202) 330-4901 Fax
info@homesafetycouncil.org
www.homesafetycouncil.org/AboutUs/HSM/au
_hsm_w001.asp
External Link
Materials available
Contact: Angela D. Mickalide 

 

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 External Link
Materials available
Contact: Theresa Morrow 

 

1 – 30
National Aphasia Awareness Month

National Aphasia Association
350 Seventh Avenue, Suite 902
New York, NY 10001
(800) 922-4622
(212) 267-2814
(212) 267-2872 Fax
naa@aphasia.org
www.aphasia.org External Link
Materials available
Contact: Ellayne Ganzfried 

 

1 – 30
National Congenital Cytomegalovirus Awareness Month

Stop CMV – The CMV Action Network
P. O. Box 62214
Sunnyvale, CA 94088-2214
(209) 712-9929
info@stopcmv.org
www.stopcmv.org External Link
Materials available
Contact: Janelle Greenlee 

 

1 – 30
National Scleroderma Awareness Month

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

 

5 – 11
National Rip Current Awareness Week

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service
Office of Climate, Water, and Weather Services
1325 East West Highway, Room 9462
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 713-1677 x124
deborah.jones@noaa.gov
www.ripcurrents.noaa.gov
Materials available
Contact: Deborah Jones 

 

5
National Cancer Survivors Day

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

 

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/ External Link
Materials available
Contact: Theresa Morrow 

 

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
aablooddriveandmarrowregistry4sicklecell
awareness.webs.com/worldsicklecellday.ht
m
External Link
Materials available
Contact: Nita Thompson 

 

27
National HIV Testing Day

National Association of People with AIDS
8401 Colesville Road, Suite 505
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3349
(866) 846-9366
(240) 247-0880
(240) 247-0574 Fax
info@napwa.org
www.napwa.org External Link
Materials available
Contact: None designated
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 External Link
Materials available
Contact: Dr. Frances Verter 

 

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 External Link
Materials available
Contact: Marti Perhach 

 

1 – 31
Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month

Arthritis Foundation
1330 West Peachtree Street, Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30309
(800) 283-7800
(404) 872-0457 Fax
help@arthritis.org
www.arthritis.org/ja-alliance-main.php External Link
Materials available
Contact: Carol Galbreath 

 

1 – 31
UV Safety Month

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


1 – 31
Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month

Prevent Blindness America
211 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60606
(800) 331-2020
(312) 363-6001
(312) 363-6052 Fax
info@preventblindness.org
www.preventblindness.org External Link
Materials available
Contact: PBA Consumer and Patient Hotline
September  


1 – 30
Fruit and Veggies – More Matters Month

Produce for Better Health Foundation
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
7465 Lancaster Pike, Suite J, 2nd Floor
Hockessin, DE 19707
(888) 391-2100
(302) 235-2329 x316
(302) 235-5555 Fax
TEaton@pphfoundation.org
www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org External Link
Materials available
Contact: Toni Eaton 

 

1 – 30
Leukemia & Lymphoma Awareness Month

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
1311 Mamaroneck Avenue, Suite 310
White Plains, NY 10605
(800) 955-4572
(914) 821-8888
(914) 821-3607 Fax
www.lls.org External Link
Materials available
Contact: Information Resource Center 

 

1 – 30
National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month

Office of the Director, Consumer Affairs
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
1 Choke Cherry Road, 2nd Floor
Rockville, MD 20857
(800) 662-HELP (662-4357)
(240) 276-2750
(240) 276-2710 Fax
rercoverymonth@samhsa.hhs.gov
www.recoverymonth.gov
Materials available
Contact: Consumer Affairs 

 

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 External Link
Materials available
Contact: Mellanie True Hills 

 

1 – 30
National Cholesterol Education Month

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Health Information Center
P.O. Box 30105
Bethesda, MD 20824-0105
(301) 592-8573
(301) 592-8563 Fax
nhlbiinfo@nhlbi.nih.gov
hp2010.nhlbihin.net/cholmonth/ External Link
Materials available
Contact: Information Specialist 

 

1 – 30
Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

ZERO – The Project to End Prostate Cancer
10 G Street NE, Suite 601
Washington, DC 20002
(888) 245-9455
(202) 463-9455
(571) 257-8559
linwood@zerocancer.org
www.zerocancer.org External Link
Materials available
Contact: Linwood Norman 

 

1 – 30
Whole Grains Month

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

 

13
National Celiac Disease Awareness Day

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

 

18 – 24
National Farm Safety & Health Week

National Education Center for Agricultural Safety
10250 Sundown Road
Peosta, IA 52068
(888) 844-6322
(563) 557-0354
(563) 557-0353 Fax
halversc@nicc.edu
www.nsc.org/necas/ External Link
Materials available
Contact: Charlotte Halverson 

 

18 – 24
National Rehabilitation Awareness Celebration

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

 

18
National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

The AIDS Institute
2000 S Street NW, 3rd Floor
Washington, DC 20009
(813) 258-5929
(202) 835-8373
(202) 835-8368 Fax
info@theaidsinstitute.org
www.theaidsinstitute.org External Link
Materials available
Contact: Michelle Scavnicky 

 

19
Get Ready Day

American Public Health Association
800 I Street NW
Washington, DC 20001-3710
(202) 777-2509
(202) 777-2500 TTY
(202) 777-2532 Fax
audrey.pernik@apha.org
www.aphagetready.org External Link
Materials available
Contact: Audrey Pernik 

 

21
World Alzheimer’s Day

Alzheimer’s Disease International
64 Great Suffolk Street
London, SE1 OBL
UNITED KINGDOM,
+44 20 7981 0880
+44 20 7928 2357 Fax
info@alz.co.uk
www.alz.co.uk/adi/wad/ External Link
Materials available
Contact: None designated 

 

23
RAINN Day

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)
2000 L Street NW, Suite 406
Washington, DC 20036
(800) 656-HOPE (4673)
talk@rainn.org
www.rainn.org/get-involved/college/rainn
-day
External Link
Materials available
Contact: Sara Amin 

 

24
Family Health & Fitness Day USA®

Health Information Resource Center
1850 West Winchester Road, #213
Libertyville, IL 60048
(800) 828-8225
info@fitnessday.com
www.fitnessday.com External Link
Materials available
Contact: Patricia Henze 

 

27
National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

National Association of People with AIDS
8401 Colesville Road, Suite 505
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(866) 846-9366
(240) 247-0880
(240) 247-0574 Fax
sbailous@napwa.org
www.napwa.org/ External Link
Materials available
Contact: Stephen Bailous 

 

28
National Women’s Health & Fitness DayTM

Health Information Resource Center
1850 West Winchester Road, #213
Libertyville, IL 60048
(800) 828-8225
info@fitnessday.com
www.fitnessday.com External Link
Materials available
Contact: Patricia Henze 

 

28
World Rabies Day

Global Alliance for Rabies Control
529 Humboldt Street, Suite 1
Manhattan, KS 66502
(570) 899-4885
www.worldrabiesday.org External Link
Materials available
Contact: None designated 

 

30
World Heart Day

World Heart Federation
7, rue des Battoirs, Case postale 155
1211 Geneva 4
SWITZERLAND,
admin@worldheart.org
www.worldheart.org External Link
Materials available
Contact: None designated
October  


1 – 31
Eye Injury Prevention Month

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

 

1 – 31
Home Eye Safety Month

Prevent Blindness America
211 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60606
(800) 331-2020
(312) 363-6001
(312) 363-6052 Fax
info@preventblindness.org
www.preventblindness.org External Link
Materials available
Contact: PBA Consumer and Patient Hotline 

 

1 – 31
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Board of Sponsors
C1C-315
1800 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE 19850-5437
nbcamquestions@yahoo.com
www.nbcam.org External Link
Materials available
Contact: None designated 

 

1 – 31
National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Office of Disability Employment Policy
U.S. Department of Labor
Frances Perkins Building, Room S-1303
200 Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20210
(866) 633-7365
(202) 693-7880
(202) 693-7888 Fax
(202) 693-7881 TTY
www.dol.gov/odep
Materials available
Contact: Carol Dunlap 

 

1 – 31
National Down Syndrome Awareness Month

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

 

1 – 31
National Medical Librarians Month

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

 

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.moveforwardpt.com External Link
Materials available
Contact: Public Relations Department 

 

1 – 31
Stop America’s Violence Everywhere (SAVE) Today

American Medical Association Alliance
515 North State Street, 9th Floor
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 464-4470
amaa@ama-assn.org
www.amaalliance.org External Link
Materials available
Contact: None designated 

 

1 – 31
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness Month

First Candle/SIDS Alliance
1314 Bedford Avenue, Suite 210
Baltimore, MD 21208
(800) 221-7437
(410) 653-8226
(410) 653-8709 Fax
info@firstcandle.org
www.firstcandle.org External Link
Materials available
Contact: None designated 

 

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 External Link
Materials available
Contact: None designated 

 

3 – 7
Drive Safely Work Week

Network of Employers for Traffic Safety
344 Maple Avenue West, #357
Vienna, VA 22180
(888) 221-0045
(703) 273-6005
(703) 273-7122 Fax
nets@trafficsafety.org
www.trafficsafety.org External Link
Materials available
Contact: Liz Stevens 

 

3
Child Health Day

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

 

10
World Mental Health Day

World Federation for Mental Health
12940 Harbor Drive, Suite 101
Woodbridge, VA 22192-2930
(703) 494-6515
(703) 494-6518 Fax
wmhday@wfmh.com
www.wfmh.org/00worldmentalhealthday.htm External Link
Materials available
Contact: Deborah Maguire 

 

12 – 20
Bone and Joint Decade National Action Week

U.S. Bone and Joint Decade
6300 North River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018
(847) 384-4010
(847) 384-4009
(847) 823-1822 Fax
usbjd@usbjd.org
www.usbjd.org External Link
Materials available
Contact: Toby King 

 

15
National Latino AIDS Awareness Day

Latino Commission on AIDS
24 W 25th Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10010
(212) 584-9315
(212) 202-3620 Fax
mramirez@latinoaids.org
www.nlaad.org/ External Link
Materials available
Contact: Melissa Faith Ramirez 

 

16
World Food Day

U.S. National Committee for World Food Day
2175 K Street NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20437
(202) 653-2404
(202) 653-5760 Fax
www.worldfooddayusa.org External Link
Materials available
Contact: None designated 

 

22
International Stuttering Awareness Day

Stuttering Foundation of America
1805 Moriah Woods Boulevard, #3
P.O. Box 11749
Memphis, TN 38111-0749
(800) 992-9392
(800) 967-7700
(901) 761-0484 Fax
info@stutteringhelp.org
www.stutteringhelp.org External Link
Materials available
Contact: Jane Fraser 

 

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.nfp.org External Link
Materials available
Contact: Ileana Reyes 

 

31 – November 5
National Drug Facts Week

National Institute on Drug Abuse
National Institutes of Health
6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 5213
Bethesda, MD 20892-9561
(301) 443-1124
drugfacts@nida.nih.gov
www.drugfactsweek.drugabuse.gov/
Materials available
Contact: None designated
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 External Link
Materials available
Contact: Local Chapters 

 

1 – 30
COPD Awareness Month

American Lung Association
1301 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20004
(800) 548-8252
(202) 452-1805 Fax
info@lungusa.org
www.lungusa.org/about-us/our-impact/top-
stories/november-is-copd-awareness_1.htm
l
External Link
Materials available
Contact: None designated 

 

1 – 30
Diabetic Eye Disease Month

Prevent Blindness America
211 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60606
(800) 331-2020
(312) 363-6001
(312) 363-6052 Fax
info@preventblindness.org
www.preventblindness.org External Link
Materials available
Contact: PBA Consumer and Patient Hotline 

 

1 – 30
Foot Health Issues Related to Diabetes Awareness Month

American Podiatric Medical Association
9312 Old Georgetown Road
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 581-9200
(301) 530-2752 Fax
www.apma.org External Link
Materials available
Contact: None designated 

 

1 – 30
Lung Cancer Awareness Month

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

 

1 – 30
National Family Caregivers Month

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

 

1 – 30
National Healthy Skin Month

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

 

1 – 30
National Hospice Palliative Care Month

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

 

1 – 30
National Stomach Cancer Awareness Month

No Stomach For Cancer, Inc.
9202 Waterside Drive, #203
Middleton, WI 53562
(608) 335-0241
info@nostomachforcancer.org
www.nostomachforcancer.org External Link
Materials available
Contact: Karen Chelcun-Schreiber 

 

1 – 30
Prematurity Awareness Month

March of Dimes Foundation
1275 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains, NY 10605
(914) 997-4488
(914) 997-4763 Fax
askus@marchofdimes.com
www.marchofdimes.com External Link
Materials available
Contact: Pregnancy and Newborn Health Education Center 

 

14 – 20
Get Smart About Antibiotics Week

Division of Bacterial Diseases
National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road NE, MS-C23
Atlanta, GA 30333
(800) CDC-INFO (232-4636)
(404) 639-3636
(404) 639-3970 Fax
djohnson13@cdc.gov
www.cdc.gov/getsmart
Materials available
Contact: Darcia Johnson 

 

17
Great American Smokeout

American Cancer Society
250 Williams Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30303
(800) ACS-2345 (227-2345)
acsf2f.com/gaso/ External Link
Materials available
Contact: National Office 

 

17
Prematurity Awareness Day

March of Dimes Foundation
1275 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains, NY 10605
(914) 997-4488
(914) 997-4763 Fax
askus@marchofdimes.com
www.marchofdimes.com External Link
Materials available
Contact: Pregnancy and Newborn Health Education Center 

 

19
National Survivors of Suicide Day

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
120 Wall Street, 22nd Floor
New York, NY 10005
(212) 363-3500 x33
(212) 363-6237
survivingsuicideloss@afsp.org
www.afsp.org External Link
Materials available
Contact: Rebecca Thorp 

 

20 – 26
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Awareness Week

International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders
P.O. Box 170864
Milwaukee, WI 53217-8076
(888) 964-2001
(414) 964-1799
(414) 964-7176 Fax
iffgd@iffgd.org
www.aboutgerd.org/site/about-gerd/gerd-a
wareness-week
External Link
Materials available
Contact: Nancy Norton
December  


1 – 31
Safe Toys and Gifts Month

Prevent Blindness America
211 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60606
(800) 331-2020
(312) 363-6001
(312) 363-6052 Fax
info@preventblindness.org
www.preventblindness.org External Link
Materials available
Contact: PBA Consumer and Patient Hotline 

 

1
World AIDS Day

World AIDS Campaign
Van Diemenstraat 192
1013 CP Amsterdam
THE NETHERLANDS,
+31 20 616 9045
info@worldaidscampaign.org
www.worldaidscampaign.org/en/ External Link
Materials available
Contact: None designated 

 

4 – 10
National Handwashing Awareness Week

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

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