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Health Awareness Monthly Calendar

Health Observances

 

January ---

January - Cervical Cancer Screening Month

For more information visit the National Cervical CancerCoalition at www.nccc-online.org

January - National Blood Donor Month


For more information visit the American Association of Blood Banks at www.aabb.org

January - Glaucoma Awareness Month
For more information visit www.preventblindness.org

January - Birth Defects Prevention Month


For more information visit the March of Dimes at www.marchofdimes.com

January - Thyroid Awareness Month


For more information visit the American Thyroid Association at www.thyroid.org

January - National Folic Acid Awareness

For more information visit www.folicacidinfo.org

 

January - National Radon Action Month

For more information visit the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency www.epa.gov/radon/nram

 


February ---

February - Heart Health Month
For more information visit the American Heart Association
www.americanheart.org

February - National Children’s Dental Health Month
For more information visit the American Dental Association
www.ada.org

February -Low Vision Awareness Month
For more information visit
www.preventblindness.org

February -International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month

For more information visit www.groupbstrepinternational.org

 

February - 13-19 Children of Alcoholics Week

For more information visit www.nacoa.org



March ---

March - Mental Retardation Awareness Month
For more information visit the ARC of the United States www.thearc.org

March - Trisomy Awareness Month

For more information visit http://www.trisomy.org

March - National Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Awareness Month
National Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Association www.ncfsfa.org

March - National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
For more information visit the Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation www.preventcancer.org

March - National Eye Donor Month
For more information visit the Eye Bank Association of America
www.restoresight.org

March - National Kidney Month
For more information visit the National Kidney Foundation
www.kidney.org

March - American Red Cross Month
For more information visit the American Red Cross
www.redcross.org

March - National Multiple Sclerosis Education and Awareness Month
For more information visit the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation
http://www.msfocus.org/national-ms-awareness-month.aspx
 

March -27 - April 2 National Tsunami Awareness Week For more information visit www.tsunami.gov
 


April ---

Texas Society of Medical Assistants State Convention

April - Alcohol Awareness Month

For more information visit www.samhsa.gov

 

April -National Distracted Driving Awareness Month
For more information visit
www.focusdriven.org/index.aspx

 

April -National Facial Protection Month

For more information visit www.aaoms.org

 

April - Cancer Control Month
For more information visit the American Cancer Society
www.cancer.org

April - Counseling Awareness Month
For more information visit the American Counseling Association
www.counseling.org

April - Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Awareness Month
For more information visit the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders
www.aboutibs.org

April - National Autism Awareness Month
For more information visit the Autism Society of America
www.autism-society.org

April - National Occupational Therapy Month
For more information visit the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.
www.aota.org

April - National Donate Life Month
For more information visit the Division of Transplantation, OSP, HRSA
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
www.organdonor.gov/donatelife.htm

April - Sexual Assault Awareness Month
For more information visit the National Sexual Violence Resource Center
www.nsvrc.org

April - Foot Health Awareness Month
For more information visit the American Podiatric Medical Association
http://www.apma.org/

April - National Child Abuse Prevention Month
For more information visit the National Children's Bureau

May ---

May - Mental Health Month
For more information visit the National Mental Health Association and National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare
www.nmha.org

 

Children's Mental Health Awareness Week 6-12
For more information visit the National Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health

www.ffcmh.org

 

Arthritis Awareness Month
For more information visit the Arthritis Foundation
www.arthritis.org


May - Lyme Disease Awareness Month
For more information visit the Lyme Disease Foundation
www.lyme.org

 

Hearing and Speech Month
For more information visit the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

www.asha.org/bhsm

 

Healthy Vision Month
For more information visit the National Eye Institute

www.nei.nih.gov/healthyvisionmonth

May - National Neurofibromatosis Month
For more information visit the National Neurofibromatosis Foundation
www.ctf.org

 

Lupus Awareness Month
For more information visit the Lupus Foundation of America, Inc.

www.lupus.org/newsite/pages/lupus-awareness-month.html

 

Hepatitis Awareness Month
For more information visit the Hepatitis Foundation International

www.hepatitisfoundation.org

 

National Celiac Disease Awareness Month
For more information visit the American Celiac Disease Alliance

www.americanceliac.org

May - National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month
For more information visit the National Osteoporosis Foundation
www.nof.org

 

HIV Vaccine Awareness Day 18
For more information visit the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Division of AIDS
www.niaid.nih.gov/news/events/hvad/Pages/default.aspx


May - National Trauma Awareness Month
For more information visit the American Trauma Society
www.amtrauma.org

 

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
For more information visit the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports
www.fitness.gov


May - Skin Cancer Awareness Month
For more information visit the American Cancer Society
www.cancer.org
 

National Toxic Encephalopathy and Chemical Injury Awareness Month
For more information visit the National Toxic Encephalopathy Foundation

www.ntef-usa.org


May - Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month
For more information visit the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
www.aafa.org
 

Ultraviolet Awareness Month
For more information visit the Prevent Blindness America

www.preventblindness.org


May - National High Blood Pressure Education Month
For more information visit the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Health Information Center
www.nhlbi.nih.gov

May - Tuberous Sclerosis Awareness Month
For more information visit the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance
www.tsalliance.org

June ----

June - National Scleroderma Awareness Month
For more information visit the Scleroderma Foundation
www.scleroderma.org

June - National Aphasia Awareness Month
For more information visit the National Aphasia Association
www.aphasia.org

June - Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month
For more information visit the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America, Inc.
www.myasthenia.org

 

Cataract Awareness

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July - Cord Blood Awareness Month
www.parentsguidecordblood.org

"cord blood" is used to describe the blood that remains in the umbilical cord and the placenta after the birth of a baby. Cord blood contains stem cells that may be cryopreserved (FROZEN) for later use in medical therapies, such as stem cell transplants or new emerging therapies like regenerative medicine.

http://www.southtexasblood.org/Home/TexasCordBloodBank.aspx

 

July - Eye Injury Prevention Month

amblyopia awareness
American Academy of Ophthalmology
www.aao.org


Eye and Face Protection E-Tool from DOL
http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/eyeandface/faqs.html


Workplace Eye Safety
www.preventblindness.org 

 

July - Fireworks Safety Month

          BE SAFE!

http://fireworkssafety.org

 

Fireworks Safety

 



International Group B Strep (GBS) Awareness Month

Preventing Early-Onset GBS
There are 2 cornerstones to preventing newborn early-onset disease: testing all pregnant women for group B strep bacteria late in pregnancy, and giving antibiotics during labor to women who test positive for the bacteria.

info@gbs-intl.org
www.groupbstrepinternational.org

 

Hemochromatosis Screening And Awareness Month

http://www.whathealth.com/organizations/a/amhemochromatosissoc-us.html

Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is the most common type of arthritis in children. JIA is defined as persistent arthritis in one or more joints that begins before age 16 and lasts at least 6 weeks.


Arthritis Foundation

help@arthritis.org
www.arthritis.org/ja-alliance-main.php 

National Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness & Prevention Month

http://www.acpa-cpf.org/

http://www.cpcjournal.org/


AmeriFace

info@nccapm.org
www.nccapm.org

UV Safety Month

 

Skin cancer prevention

http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/skin/basic_info/prevention.htm


Prevent Blindness America

 info@preventblindness.org
www.preventblindness.org

 

August ---

August - National Immunization Awareness Month
For more information visit the National Partnership for Immunization
www.partnersforimmunization.org

August - Psoriasis Awareness Month
For more information visit the National Psoriasis Foundation
www.psoriasis.org
 

Neurosurgery Outreach -Sports and head injury

www.aans.org

 

Spinal Muscular Atrophy

www.fsma.org

 

Drowning Impact Awareness

www.phoenixchildrens.com/


September ---

September - Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month
For more information visit the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation
www.thegcf.org

 

September - Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

For more information visit www.curesearch.org

 

September - Healthy Aging® Month

For more information visit www.healthyaging.net

 

September - National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month For more information visit www.stopafib.org

 

September - National ITP Awareness Month

For more information visit www.pdsa.org

 

September - National Pediculosis Prevention Month / Head Lice Prevention Month
For more information visit
www.headlice.org


September - Leukemia & Lymphoma Awareness Month For more information visit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society www.lls.org

September - National Cholesterol Education Month
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Health Information Center
hp2010.nhlbihin.net
 

September - Newborn Screening Awareness Month

For more information visit  www.savebabies.org


September - National Sickle Cell Month
For more information visit the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Inc.
www.SickleCellDisease.org

September - Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
For more information visit the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition
www.ovarian.org

September - Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
For more information visit the National Prostate Cancer Coalition
http://zerocancer.org/index.html

September - National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month
For more information visit the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
www.recoverymonth.gov

September - National Osteopathic Medicine Month
For more information visit the American Osteopathic Association
www.osteopathic.org

September - Suicide Prevention Week
For more information visit the American Association of Suicidology
www.suicidology.org

October ---

October - Domestic Violence Awareness Month
For more information visit the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
www.ncadv.org

October - Healthy Lung Month
For more information visit the American Lung Association
www.lungusa.org

October - National Lupus Awareness Month
For more information visit the Lupus Foundation of America, Inc.
www.lupus.org

October - National Physical Therapy Month
For more information visit the American Physical Therapy Association
www.apta.org

October - National Spina Bifida Awareness Month
For more information visit the Spina Bifida Association of America
www.sbaa.org

October - Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month
For more information visit the First Candle/SIDS Alliance
www.firstcandle.org

October - Health Literacy Month
For more information visit the Health Literacy Consulting
www.healthliteracymonth.org

October - National Brain Injury Awareness Month
For more information visit the Brain Injury Association of America
www.biausa.org

October - National Down Syndrome Awareness Month
For more information visit the National Down Syndrome Society
www.ndss.org

October - National Liver Awareness Month
For more information visit the American Liver Foundation
www.liverfoundation.org

November ---

November - National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month
For more information visit the Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association
www.alz.org

November - American Diabetes Month
For more information visit the American Diabetes Association
www.diabetes.org

November - National Hospice Month
For more information visit the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
www.nhpco.org

November - National Healthy Skin Month
For more information visit the American Academy of Dermatology
www.aad.org

November - TMJ Awareness Month
For more information visit the TMJ Association, LTD
www.tmj.org

November - COPD Awareness Month
For more information visit the U.S. COPD Coalition American Association for Respiratory Care
www.uscopd.com

November - Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Month
For more information visit the Pulmonary Hypertension Association
www.phassociation.org

November -  National Allied Health Week
For more information visit the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions
www.asahp.org

 
 

 

 

 

 

 
 

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