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National Health Information Center
    
2004 National Health Observances

 

Health observances are days, weeks, or months devoted to promoting particular health concerns.

This calendar lists selected health observances for 2004 in three ways: the calendar shows days and weeks, and both the text listings and the “At a Glance” sheet show monthly health observances as well.

Health professionals, teachers, community groups, and others can use these special times to sponsor health promotion events, stimulate awareness of health risks, or focus on disease prevention. Materials available from sponsoring organizations range from a single flyer to packets of promotional materials.

Information appearing in this document does not represent an endorsement by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which do not have any role in naming national health observances.

For more information, please contact the sponsoring organization directly.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Public Affairs Contacts

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January
1 - 31
National Volunteer Blood Donor Month

American Association of Blood Banks
8101 Glenbrook Road
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 215-6526
publicrelations@aabb.org
www.aabb.org
Materials available
Contact: Jennifer Garfinkel

1 - 31
Cervical Cancer Screening Month

Gynecologic Cancer Foundation
230 West Monroe, Suite 2528
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 578-1439
(312) 578-9769
info@thegcf.org
www.wcn.org
Materials available
Contact: Karen Carlson

1 - 31
National Birth Defects Prevention Month

March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
1275 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains, NY 10605
(888) M-O-DIMES
askus@marchofdimes.com
www.marchofdimes.com
Materials available
Contact: Pregnancy and Newborn Health Education Center

1 - 31
Glaucoma Awareness Month

Prevent Blindness America
500 East Remington Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173-5611
(800) 331-2020
info@preventblindness.org
www.preventblindness.org
Materials available
Contact: PBA Consumer and Patient Hotline

1 - 31
Thyroid Awareness Month

American Association of Clinical Endocrinologist
1000 Riverside Avenue, Suite 205
Jacksonville, FL 32204
(904) 353-7878
(904) 353-8185 Fax
mluja@aace.com
www.aace.com/pub/tam2004/index.php
Materials available
Contact: Melanie Luja

18 - 24
Healthy Weight Week

Healthy Weight Network
402 South 14th Street
Hettinger, ND 58639
(701) 567-2646
hwj@healthyweight.net
www.healthyweight.net
Materials available
Contact: none available

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February
1 - 29
American Heart Month

American Heart Association
7272 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX 75231
(800) 242-8721
inquire@americanheart.org
www.americanheart.org
Materials available
Contact: Program departments or local chapters

1 - 29
AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month

Prevent Blindness America
500 East Remington Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173-5611
(800) 331-2020
info@preventblindness.org
www.preventblindness.org
Materials available
Contact: PBA Consumer and Patient Hotline

1 - 29
National Children’s Dental Health Month

American Dental Association
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 440-2593
publicinfo@ada.org
www.ada.org
Contact: Department of Public Information

1 - 29
Wise Health Consumer Month

American Institute for Preventive Medicine
30445 Northwestern Highway, Suite 350
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
(800) 345-2476
(248) 539-1800 x247
aipm@healthylife.com
www.healthylife.com
Materials available
Contact: Customer Care Department

1 - 29
Kids E.N.T. (Ears, Nose, Throat) Month

American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Inc.
One Prince Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-3357
(703) 836-4444
Kids@entnet.org
www.entnet.org/KidsENT
Materials available
Contact: Jennifer Felsher

1 - 7
National Burn Awareness Week

Shriners Burns Hospital
3229 Burnet Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45229
(513) 872-6000
Lhoelker@shrinenet.org
www.shrinershq.org/shc/cincinnati/index.html
Materials available
Contact: Louise Hoelker

4
National Girls and Women in Sports Day

Women’s Sports Foundation
Eisenhower Park
East Meadow, NY 11554
(800) 227-3988
wosport@aol.com
www.womenssportsfoundation.org
Materials available
Contact: Ruth Uselton

6
Give Kids A Smile Day

American Dental Association
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 440-2500
publicinfo@ada.org
www.ada.org
Contact: none available

6
National Wear Red Day 2004

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 Center

8 - 14
National Child Passenger Safety Awareness Week

Office of Occupant Protection
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
U.S. Department of Transportation
400 Seventh Street, SW
Washington, DC 20590
(888) DASH-2-DOT
(202) 366-9550
none available
www.nhtsa.dot.gov
Materials available
Contact: none available

8 - 14
Duchenne MD Awareness Week

Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy
125 Maymont Court
Middleton, OH 45042
(800) 714-5437
(513) 425-9907 Fax
Kimberly@parentprojectmd.org
www.parentprojectmd.org/ppmd/awarenessweek/index.html
Materials available
Contact: none available

8 - 14
National Children of Alcoholics Week

National Association for Children of Alcoholics
11426 Rockville Pike, Suite 100
Rockville, MD 20852
(888) 554-2627
nacoa@nacoa.org
www.nacoa.org
Materials available
Contact: none available

8 - 14
Cardiac Rehabilitation Week

American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
401 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 2200
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 321-5146
aacvpr@sba.com
www.aacvpr.org
Materials available
Contact: Dana Fennewalb

14
Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Day

Congenital Heart Information Network
1561 Clark Drive
Yardley, PA 19067
(215) 493-3068
mb@tchin.org
www.tchin.org/aware
Materials available
Contact: Mona Barmash

14
National Condom Day

American Social Health Association
P.O. Box 13827
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
(919) 361-8400
Traada@ashastd.org
www.ashastd.org
Contact: ASHA Media Relations Office

14
National Donor Day

Division of Transplantation, OSP, HRSA
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Parklawn Building, Room 16C-17
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
(301) 443-7577
ask@hrsa.gov
www.organdonor.gov
Materials available
Contact: none available

20
National Women's Heart Day

Sister to Sister: Everyone Has A Heart Foundation, Inc.
4701 Williard Avenue, Suite 223
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
(301) 718-8033
efitz@sistertosister.org
www.womansheartday.org
Materials available
Contact: Erin Fitzsimmons

22 - 29
National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

National Eating Disorders Association
603 Stewart Street, Suite 803
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 382-3587 x 19
(206) 829-8501 Fax
info@nationaleatingdisorders.org
www.nationaleatingdisorders.org
Materials available
Contact: Kari Augustyn

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March
1 - 31
American Red Cross Month

American Red Cross
431 18th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 303-4498
info@redcross.org
www.redcross.org
Materials available
Contact: none available

1 - 31
Save Your Vision Month

American Optometric Association
243 North Lindbergh Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63141
(314) 991-4100
(314) 991-4101 Fax
slthomas@aoa.org
www.aoa.org
Materials available
Contact: Susan Thomas

1 - 31
National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation
1600 Duke Street, Suite 500
Alexandria, VA 22314
(800) 227-2732
(703) 836-4413
Enica.Lewis@preventcancer.org
www.preventcancer.org/colorectal
Materials available
Contact: Enica Lewis

1 - 31
National Multiple Sclerosis Education and Awareness Month

Multiple Sclerosis Foundation
6350 North Andrews Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
(800) 225-6495
maggies@msfocus.org
www.msfocus.org/programs_events/prog_edumth.html
Materials available
Contact: Maggie Sherman

1 - 31
National Kidney Month

National Kidney Foundation
30 East 33rd Street, Suite 1100
New York, NY 10016
(800) 622-9010
(212) 689-9261 Fax
info@kidney.org
www.kidney.org
Materials available
Contact: Ellie Schlam

1 - 31
National Nutrition Month®

American Dietetic Association
120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000
Chicago, IL 60606-6995
(800) 877-1600 x4853
knowledge@eatright.org
www.eatright.org/Public/NutritionInformation/92_11422.cfm
Materials available
Contact: Knowledge Center

1 - 31
Workplace Eye Health and Safety Month

Prevent Blindness America
500 East Remington Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173-5611
(800) 331-2020
info@preventblindness.org
www.preventblindness.org
Materials available
Contact: PBA Consumer and Patient Hotline

7 - 13
National Patient Safety Awareness Week

National Patient Safety Foundation
515 North State Street
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 464-4848
(312) 464-4154 Fax
info@npsf.org
www.npsf.org
Materials available
Contact: none available

8 - 14
National Problem Gambling Awareness Week

National Council on Problem Gambling
208 G Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
(800) 330-8739
(202) 547-9204
(202) 547-9206 Fax
pgaw2004@ncpgambling.org
www.ncpgambling.org
Materials available
Contact: Keith Whyte

8 - 12
National School Breakfast Week

American School Food Service Association
700 South Washington Street, Suite 300
Alexandria, VA 22314-4287
(703) 739-3900
(703) 739-3915 Fax
servicecenter@asfsa.org
www.asfsa.org
Materials available
Contact: Linda Ross

14 - 20
Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week

American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
401 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 2200
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 321-5146
aacvpr@sba.com
www.aacvpr.org
Materials available
Contact: Dana Fennewalb

15 - 21
Brain Awareness Week

Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives
745 Fifth Avenue, Suite 900
New York, NY 10151
(212) 401-1680
bawinfo@dana.org
www.dana.org/brainweek
Materials available
Contact: Kathleen Roina

21 - 27
National Inhalants and Poisons Awareness Week

National Inhalant Prevention Coalition
2904 Kerby Lane
Austin, TX 78703
(800) 269-4237
(512) 477-3932 Fax
nipc@io.com
www.inhalants.org
Materials available
Contact: Harvey Weiss

21 - 27
National Poison Prevention Week

Poison Prevention Week Council
P.O. Box 1543
Washington, DC 20013
(301) 504-7058
(301) 504-0862 Fax
kdulic@cpsc.org
www.poisonprevention.org
Materials available
Contact: Kim Dulic

23
American Diabetes Alert Day

American Diabetes Association
1701 North Beauregard Street
Alexandria, VA 22311
(800) DIABETES
none available
http://www.diabetes.org/communityprograms-and-localevents/americandiabetesalert.jsp
Materials available
Contact: Local Affiliates

24
World Tuberculosis Day

WHO Regional Office for the Americas
Pan American Health Organization
525-23rd Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 974-3000
(202) 974-3663 Fax
postmaster@paho.org
www.who.int/gtb/index.htm
Materials available
Contact: none available

28 - 4
National Sleep Awareness Week

National Sleep Foundation
1522 K Street, NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 347-3471 x205
(202) 347-3472 Fax
nsf@sleepfoundation.org
www.sleepfoundation.org
Materials available
Contact: Public Relations

31
Kick Butts Day

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
1400 I Street NW, Suite 1200
Washington, DC 20005
(888) 839-3869
(202) 296-5469
kbdinfo@tobaccofreekids.org
www.kickbuttsday.org
Materials available
Contact: none available

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April
1 - 30
Alcohol Awareness Month

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc.
20 Exchange Place, Suite 2902
New York, NY 10005
(212) 269-7797
(800) NCA-CALL (24-hour Helpline)
(212) 269-7510 Fax
national@ncadd.org
www.ncadd.org
Materials available
Contact: Public Information Department

1 - 30
Cancer Control Month

American Cancer Society
1599 Clifton Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
(800) ACS-2345
(404) 320-3331
none available
www.cancer.org
Materials available
Contact: Local chapters

1 - 30
IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) Awareness Month

International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders
P.O. Box 170864
Milwaukee, WI 53217
(888) 964-2001 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. CST
iffgd@iffgd.org
www.aboutibs.org/Publications/IBSawareness.html
Materials available
Contact: Nancy Norton

1 - 30
National Autism Awareness Month

Autism Society of America
7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 300
Bethesda, MD 20814-3067
(800) 3–AUTISM
(301) 657-0881
none available
www.autism-society.org
Materials available
Contact: none available

1 - 30
National Occupational Therapy Month

The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.
4720 Montgomery Lane
P.O. Box 31220
Bethesda, MD 20824-1220
(301) 652-2682
(800) 377-8555 TDD
(800) 701-7735 Fax
praota@aota.org
www.aota.org
Materials available
Contact: Communications Group

1 - 30
National STD Awareness Month

American Social Health Association
P.O. Box 13827
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
(919) 361-8400
Traada@ashastd.org
www.ashastd.org
Contact: ASHA Media Relations Office

1 - 30
National Youth Sports Safety Month

National Youth Sports Safety Foundation
One Beacon Street, Suite 3333
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 367-6677
(617) 722-9999 Fax
nyssf@aol.com
www.nyssf.org
Materials available
Contact: Rita Glassman

1 - 30
Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month

Prevent Blindness America
500 East Remington Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173-5611
(800) 331-2020
info@preventblindness.org
www.preventblindness.org
Materials available
Contact: Center for Sight

1 - 30
National Donate Life Month

Division of Transplantation, OSP, HRSA
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Parklawn Building, Room 16C-17
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
(301) 443-7577
ask@hrsa.gov
www.organdonor.gov/donatelife.htm
Materials available
Contact: none available

1 - 30
Cesarean Awareness Month

International Cesarean Awareness Network, Inc.
1304 Kingsdale Avenue
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
(800) 686-ICAN
info@ican-online.org
www.ican-online.org
Materials available
Contact: Tonya Jamois

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: Marquita Hynes

1 - 30
Candlelight Vigil for Eating Disorders Awareness

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders
Box 7
Highland Park, IL 60035
(847) 831-3438
anad20@aol.com
www.anad.org
Materials available
Contact: Millie Plotkin

1 - 30
Sexual Assault Awareness Month

National Sexual Violence Resource Center
123 North Enola Drive
Enola, PA 17025
(877) 739-3895
(717) 909-0714 Fax
resources@nsvrc.org
www.nsvrc.org
Materials available
Contact: Resource Center

1 - 30
Sports Eye Safety Month

American Academy of Ophthalmology
P.O. Box 7424
San Francisco, CA 94120
(415) 447-0213
(415) 561-8533 Fax
eyemd@aao.org
www.aao.org
Materials available
Contact: Communications Department

2 - 4
Alcohol-Free Weekend

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc.
20 Exchange Place, Suite 2902
New York, NY 10005
(212) 269-7797
(800) NCA-CALL (24-hour Helpline)
(212) 269-7510 Fax
national@ncadd.org
www.ncadd.org
Materials available
Contact: none available

3
YMCA Healthy Kids Day

YMCA of the USA
101 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 977-0031
(888) 333-YMCA
yakina.boone@ymca.net
www.ymca.net
Materials available
Contact: Yakina Boone

5 - 11
National Public Health Week

American Public Health Association
800 I Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001-3710
(202) 777-APHA
(202) 770-2500 TTY
comments@apha.org
www.apha.org
Materials available
Contact: Sharon Hammon

7
World Health Day

WHO Regional Office for the Americas
Pan American Health Organization
525 23rd Street, NW, Room 524
Washington, DC 20037-2895
(202) 974-3156
(202) 974-3645 Fax
www.who.int/world-health-day/2004/en
Materials available
Contact: none available

8
National Alcohol Screening Day

Screening for Mental Health, Inc.
One Washington Street, Suite 304
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
(800) 253-7658
nasd@mentalhealthscreening.org
www.NationalAlcoholScreeningDay.org
Materials available
Contact: Sharon Pigeon, Program Manager

18 - 24
National Minority Cancer Awareness Week

National Cancer Institute
Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities
6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 602
Rockville, MD 20852
(301) 402-5557
none available
www.cancer.gov
Materials available
Contact: none available

18 - 24
National Volunteer Week

Points of Light Foundation
The Volunteer Centers National Network
1400 I Street, NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 729-8168
(202) 729-8100 Fax
volunteerweek@pointsoflight.org
www.pointsoflight.org/nvw/nvw.cfm
Materials available
Contact: none available

24 - 25
2004 WalkAmerica

March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
1275 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains, NY 10605
(888) M-O-DIMES
(800) 525-WALK
(914) 997- 4617
walkamerica@modimes.org
www.walkamerica.org
Materials available
Contact: Katrina Edwards

25 - 1
National Infant Immunization Week

National Immunization Program
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road, NE, MS E-05
Atlanta, GA 30333
(800) 232-2522 English
(800) 232-0233 Spanish
(888) CDC-FAXX Free fax-back
none available
www.cdc.gov/nip/events/niiw/
Materials available
Contact: Community Outreach and Planning Branch

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May
1 - 31
Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
1233 20th Street, NW, Suite 402
Washington, DC 20036
(800) 7-ASTHMA
info@aafa.org
www.aafa.org
Materials available
Contact: Colleen Horn

1 - 31
Better Hearing and Speech Month

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
10801 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852
(800) 638-8255
actioncenter@asha.org
www.asha.org
Materials available
Contact: Action Center

1 - 31
Better Sleep Month

Better Sleep Council
501 Wythe Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 683-8371
bsc@sleepproducts.org
www.bettersleep.org
Materials available
Contact: Nancy L. Blatt

1 - 31
Correct Posture Month

American Chiropractic Association
1701 Clarendon Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22209
(800) 986-4636
(703) 276-8800
Amerchiro@aol.com
www.amerchiro.org
Materials available
Contact: Omar Malik

1 - 31
Hepatitis Awareness Month

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

1 - 31
National Arthritis Month and Annual Arthritis Walk

Arthritis Foundation
1330 West Peachtree Street, Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30309
(800) 283-7800 General Information
(877) 232-2898 Walk Information
www.arthritis.org
Materials available
Contact: Kerry Spivey

1 - 31
National Digestive Diseases Awareness Month

Digestive Disease National Coalition
507 Capitol Court, NE, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 544-7497
none available
www.ddnc.org
Materials available
Contact: James Romano

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@rover.nhlbi.nih.gov
www.nhlbi.nih.gov
Materials available
Contact: Information Specialist

1 - 31
National Neurofibromatosis Month

National Neurofibromatosis Foundation
95 Pine Street, 16th Floor
New York, NY 10005
(800) 323-7938
nnff@nf.org
www.nf.org
Materials available
Contact: John Radziejewski

1 - 31
National Stroke Awareness Month

National Stroke Association
9707 East Easter Lane
Englewood, CO 80112-3747
(800) STROKES
info@stroke.org
www.stroke.org
Materials available
Contact: none available

1 - 31
Older Americans Month

Administration on Aging

Washington, DC 20201
(202) 619-0724
none available
www.aoa.gov
Materials available
Contact: Carol Crecy

1 - 31
Skin Cancer Awareness Month

American Cancer Society
1599 Clifton Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
(800) ACS-2345
none available
www.cancer.org
Materials available
Contact: National Office

1 - 31
Mental Health Month

National Mental Health Association and National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare
2001 North Beauregard Street, 12th Floor
Alexandria, VA 22311
(800) 969-6642
none available
www.nmha.org
Materials available
Contact: Kristin Battista-Frazee

1 - 31
Lyme Disease Awareness Month

Lyme Disease Foundation
One Financial Plaza
Hartford, CT 06103-2610
(800) 886-5963
(860) 525-2000
lymefnd@aol.com
www.lyme.org
Materials available
Contact: Karen Forschner

1 - 31
National Sight-Saving Month: Ultraviolet Awareness Month

Prevent Blindness America
500 East Remington Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173
(800) 331-2020
info@preventblindness.org
www.preventblindness.org
Materials available
Contact: PBA Consumer and Patient Hotline

1 - 31
National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

President´s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports
Department W, Room 738-H
200 Independenc Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20201-0004
(202) 690-9000
(202) 690-5211 Fax
PCPFS@OSOPHS.DHHS.GOV
www.fitness.gov/getmovingamerica.html
Materials available
Contact: none available

1 - 31
Clean Air Month

American Lung Association
61 Broadway
New York, NY 10006
(800) LUNG-USA
info@lungusa.org
www.lungusa.org
Materials available
Contact: Communications Department

1 - 31
National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month

National Osteoporosis Foundation
1232 22nd Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 223-2226
none available
www.nof.org
Materials available
Contact: Campaign Coordinator

1 - 31
National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

Advocates for Youth
1025 Vermont Avenue, NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 347-5700
info@advocatesforyouth.org
www.advocatesforyouth.org
Materials available
Contact: Barbara Huberman

1 - 31
National Trauma Awareness Month

American Trauma Society
8903 Presidential Parkway, Suite 512
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772-2656
(800) 556-7890
info@amtrauma.org
www.amtrauma.org
Materials available
Contact: Public Relations Coordinator

1 - 31
Tuberous Sclerosis Awareness Month

Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance
801 Roeder Road, Suite 750
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(800) 225-6872
(301) 562-9890
info@tsalliance.org
www.tsalliance.org
Materials available
Contact: Mary Beth Leongini

1 - 31
Healthy Vision Month

National Eye Institute
2020 Vision Place
Bethesda, MD 20892-3655
(301) 496-5248
hvm@nei.nih.gov
www.healthyvision2010.org/hvm/
Materials available
Contact: Linda Huss

1 - 31
National Bike Month

League of American Bicyclists
1612 K Street, NW , Suite 800
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 822-1333
(202) 822-1334 Fax
ryan@bikeleague.org
www.bikemonth.com
Materials available
Contact: Patrick McCormick

2 - 8
National Mental Health Counseling Week

American Mental Health Counselors Association
801 North Fairfax Street, Suite 304
Alexandria, VA 22314
(800) 326-2642
vmoore@amhca.org
www.amhca.org
Contact: Dr. W. Mark Hamilton

2 - 8
Children's Mental Health Week

Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health
1101 King Street, Suite 420
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 684-7710
ffcmh@ffcmh.org
www.ffcmh.org
Materials available
Contact: none available

2 - 8
Brain Tumor Action Week

North American Brain Tumor Coalition
3333 West 47th Street
Chicago, IL 60632
(630) 655-1756 Fax
zelda@luxsci.net
www.nabraintumor.org/events.html
Materials available
Contact: Zelda Tetenbaum

2 - 8
North American Occupational Safety and Health Week

American Society of Safety Engineers
Canadian Society of Safety Engineering
ASSE Public Relations Department
1800 East Oakton Street
Des Plaines, IL 60018-2187
(847) 699-2929
dhurns@asse.org
www.asse.org
Materials available
Contact: Diane Hurns

3
Melanoma Monday

American Academy of Dermatology
930 East Woodfield Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173
(888) 462-DERM
(847) 330-0230
www.aad.org
Materials available
Contact: none available

4
Childhood Depression Awareness Day

National Mental Health Association
2001 North Beauregard Street, 12th Floor
Alexandria, VA 22311
(800) 969-6642 x4787
none available
www.nmha.org
Materials available
Contact: Kristin Battista-Frazee

5
National Anxiety Disorders Screening Day

Freedom From Fear
308 Seaview Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10305
(718) 351-1717
contactfff@aol.com
www.freedomfromfear.org
Contact: Jeanine Christiana

8
Cornelia de Lange Syndrome (CdLS) Awareness Day

CdLS-USA Foundation
302 West Main Street, #100
Avon, CT 06001
(800) 753-2357
(860) 676-8336 Fax
awareness@cdlsusa.org
www.cdlsusa.org
Materials available
Contact: Gail Speers

9 - 15
National Women's Health Week

Office on Women's Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, SW, Room 730 B
Washington, DC 20201
(800) 994-9662
4woman@soza.com
www.4woman.gov
Materials available
Contact: National Women's Health Information Center

10 - 16
Food Allergy Awareness Week

Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network
11781 Lee Jackson Highway, Suite 160
Fairfax, VA 22033
(800) 929-4040
faan@foodallergy.org
www.foodallergy.org
Materials available
Contact: Nancy Ammann

10 - 16
National Stuttering Awareness Week

Stuttering Foundation of America
3100 Walnut Grove Road, Suite 603
P.O. Box 11749
Memphis, TN 38111-0749
(800) 992-9392
(901) 452-3931 Fax
info@stutteringhelp.org
www.stutteringhelp.org
Materials available
Contact: Jane Fraser

10
National Women's Check-up Day

Office on Women's Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Room 730 B
Washington, DC 20201
(800) 994-9662
4woman@soza.com
www.4woman.gov
Materials available
Contact: National Women's Health Information Center

11 - 17
National Alcohol-and Other Drug-Related Birth Defects Week

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc.
20 Exchange Place, Suite 2902
New York, NY 10005
(212) 269-7797
(800) NCA-CALL (24-hour helpline)
(212) 269-7510 Fax
national@ncadd.org
www.ncadd.org
Materials available
Contact: none available

12
International Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Awareness Day

The CFIDS Association of America
P.O. Box 220398
Charlotte, NC 28222-0398
(704) 365-2343
(704) 364-3729 Fax
info@cfids.org
www.cfids.org
Materials available
Contact: Vicki Walker

16 - 22
National Dog Bite Prevention Week

National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
Mailstop K65
4770 Buford Highway NE
Atlanta, GA 30341-3724
(770) 488-1506
(770) 488-1667 Fax
OHCINFO@cdc.gov
www.cdc.gov/ncipc/duip/biteprevention.htm
Materials available
Contact: none available

16 - 22
National Running and Fitness Week

American Running Association and American Medical Athletic Association
4405 East-West Highway, Suite 405
Bethesda, MD 20814
(800) 776-2732
(301) 913-9517
(301) 913-9520 Fax
run@americanrunning.org
www.americanrunning.org
Materials available
Contact: Barbara Baldwin

16 - 22
National Emergency Medical Services Week

American College of Emergency Physicians
1125 Executive Circle
Irving, TX 75038-2522
(800) 798-1822
dfechner@acep.org
www.acep.org/emsweek
Materials available
Contact: Denise Fechner

18
HIV Vaccine Awareness Day

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health
HIV Vaccine Communications Campaign
Office of Program Operations and Scientific Information, Division of AIDS
6700-B Rockledge Drive, Room 4143
Bethesda, MD 20817
(301) 435-7164
(301) 402-1505 Fax
mmurguia@niaid.nih.gov
www.niaid.nih.gov/newsroom/mayday/default.htm
Materials available
Contact: Matthew Murguia

23 - 29
Older Americans' Mental Health Week

Older Women's League
1750 New York Avenue, NW, Suite 350
Washington, DC 20006
(800) 825-3695
owlinfo@owl-national.org
www.owl-national.org
Materials available
Contact: Jennifer DeZarn or Elizabeth Runkle

24 - 31
Buckle Up America! Week

Office of Occupant Protection
National Highway Transportation Safety Administration
U.S. Department of Transportation
400 Seventh Street, SW
Washington, DC 20590
(202) 366-9550
none available
www.nhtsa.dot.gov
Materials available
Contact: Tina Fowley

24
National Schizophrenia Awareness Day

National Schizophrenia Foundation
403 Seymour Street, Suite 202
Lansing, MI 48933
(517) 485-7168 x105
(517) 485-7180 Fax
harwin@NSFoundation.org
www.NSFoundation.org
Materials available
Contact: Laura Harwin

25
National Missing Children’s Day

Child Find of America, Inc.
243 Main Street, Box 277
New Paltz, NY 12561
(800) I-AM-LOST
information@childfindofamerica.org
www.childfindofamerica.org
Materials available
Contact: Robyn Bentley

26
National Senior Health and Fitness Day

Mature Market Resource Center
1850 West Winchester, Suite 213
Libertyville, IL 60048-5355
(800) 828-8225
fitnessday@aol.com
www.fitnessday.com
Materials available
Contact: Tina Godin

31
World "No Tobacco" Day

Coalition for World No Tobacco Day
P.O. Box 3543
New York, NY 10163
(212) 601-8245
(212) 601-8101
wntdnews@porternovelli.com
www.wntd.com/about_index.cfm
Materials available
Contact: none available

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June
1 - 4
Fireworks Safety Month

Prevent Blindness America
500 East Remington Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173
(800) 331-2020
info@preventblindness.org
www.preventblindness.org
Materials available
Contact: PBA Consumer and Patient Hotline

1 - 30
National Scleroderma Awareness Month

Scleroderma Foundation
12 Kent Way, Suite 101
Byfield, MA 01922
(800) 722-HOPE
sfinfo@scleroderma.org
www.scleroderma.org
Materials available
Contact: Local Chapters or National Office

1 - 30
National Aphasia Awareness Month

National Aphasia Association
29 John Street, Suite 1103
New York, NY 10038
(800) 922-4622
naa@aphasia.org
www.aphasia.org
Contact: none available

1 - 30
Vision Research Month

Prevent Blindness America
500 East Remington Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173-5611
(800) 331-2020
info@preventblindness.org
www.preventblindness.org
Materials available
Contact: Center for Sight

1 - 30
Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month

The Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America, Inc.
1821 University Avenue West, Suite S256
Minneapolis, MN 55104
(800) 541-5454
(651) 917-6256 Fax
myasthenia@myasthenia.org
www.myasthenia.org
Materials available
Contact: none available

5 - 12
Dystonia Awareness Week

Dystonia Medical Research Foundation
National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association
One East Wacker Drive, Suite 2430
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 755-0198
(312) 803-0138 Fax
dystonia@dystonia-foundation.org
www.dystonia-foundation.org
Materials available
Contact: Jennifer Molski

6 - 12
National Headache Awareness Week

National Headache Foundation
820 North Orleans, Suite 217
Chicago, IL 60610
(888) NHF-5552
info@headaches.org
www.headaches.org
Materials available
Contact: Suzanne E. Simons

6
National Cancer Survivors Day

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

14 - 20
National Men's Health Week

Men’s Health Network
P.O. Box 75972
Washington, DC 20013
(202) 543-MHN-1 (6461)
(202) 543-2727 Fax
info@menshealthweek.org
www.menshealthweek.org
Materials available
Contact: none available

20 - 26
Helen Keller Deaf - Blind Awareness Week

Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youth and Adults
111 Middle Neck Road
Sands Point, NY 11050
(516) 944-8900 x325
(516) 944-7302 Fax
(516) 994-8637 TTY
HKncpr@aol.com
www.helenkeller.org
Materials available
Contact: Development Department

27
National HIV Testing Day

National Association of People with AIDS
1413 K Street, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005
(800) 458-5231
(202) 898-0414
nhtd@napwa.org
www.napwa.org/hivtestinfo/index
Materials available
Contact: Information Specialist

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July
1 - 31
Hemochromatosis Screening Awareness Month

Hemochromatosis Foundation
P.O. Box 8569
Albany, NY 12208
(518) 489-0972
(518) 489-0227
none available
www.hemochromatosis.org
Materials available
Contact: Margit A. Krikker, M.D.

1 - 31
International Group B Strep Awareness Month

The Jesse Cause - Saving the Babies from Group B Strep
11 El Dorado Court
Pomona, CA 91766
(909) 620-7214
(909) 620-5557 Voice/Fax
marti.perhach@thejessecause.org
www.thejessecause.org
Materials available
Contact: Marti Perhach

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.aao.org
Materials available
Contact: Communications Department

11 - 17
National Therapeutic Recreation Week

National Therapeutic Recreation Society
National Recreation and Park Association
22377 Belmont Ridge Road
Ashburn, VA 20148
(703) 858-0784
spotts@nrpa.org
www.nrpa.org/content/default.aspx?documentId=890
Materials available
Contact: Susan Potts

27 - 1
2004 U.S. Transplant: 50 Years of Transplantation

National Kidney Foundation
30 East 33rd Street, Suite 1100
New York, NY 10016
(800) 622-9010
(212) 689-9261 Fax
info@kidney.org
www.kidney.org
Materials available
Contact: Ellie Schlam

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August
1 - 31
Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month

Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy
P.O. Box 196
Libertyville, IL 60048-0196
(800) 886-1762
sma@fsma.org
www.fsma.org
Materials available
Contact: Audrey N. Lewis

1 - 31
Cataract Awareness Month

American Academy of Ophthalmology
P.O. Box 7424
San Francisco, CA 94120-7424
(415) 447-0123
(415) 561-8533 Fax
eyemd@aao.org
www.aao.org
Materials available
Contact: Communications Departrment

1 - 31
National Immunization Awareness Month

National Partnership for Immunization
121 North Washington Street, Suite 300
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 836-6110
dwichans@hmhb
www.partnersforimmunization.org
Materials available
Contact: Denna Penner

1 - 31
Psoriasis Awareness Month

National Psoriasis Foundatioin
6600 SW 92nd Avenue, Suite 300
Portland, OR 97223-7195
(800) 723-9166
(503) 546-8369
(503) 245-0626 Fax
mmarshall@psoriasis.org
www.psoriasis.org
Materials available
Contact: Molly Marshall

1 - 7
World Breastfeeding Week

World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action and La Leche League International
1400 North Meacham Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173-4840
(847) 519-7730 x286
PRAssociate@llli.org
www.lalecheleague.org
Materials available
Contact: Mary Hurt

1
National Minority Donor Awareness Day

National Minority Organ Tissue Transplant Education Program
Ambulatory Care Center, Suite 3100
2041 Georgia Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20060
(800) 393-2839
(202) 865-4888
(202) 865-4880 Fax
gmaddox@nationalmottep.org
www.nationalmottep.org
Materials available
Contact: Gwendolyn Maddox

29 - 4
Hearing Aid Awareness Week

International Hearing Society
16800 Middlebelt Road, Suite 4
Livonia, MI 48154
(734) 522-7200
(734) 522-0200 Fax
amarkey@ihsinfo.org
www.ihsinfo.org
Materials available
Contact: Alice Markey

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September
1 - 30
Baby Safety Month

Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association
17000 Commerce Parkway, Suite C
Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054
(856) 638-0420
(856) 439-0525
jszwalek@ahint.com
www.jpma.org
Materials available
Contact: none available

1 - 30
Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month

Gynecologic Cancer Foundation
230 West Monroe, Suite 2528
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 578-1439
(312) 578-9769 Fax
info@thegcf.org
www.wcn.org
Materials available
Contact: Karen Carlson

1 - 30
Healthy Aging Month

Educational Television Network, Inc.
P.O. Box 442
Unionville, PA 19375
(610) 793-0979
(610) 793-0978 Fax
etnet@discovernet.net
www.healthyaging.net
Materials available
Contact: Carolyn Worthington

1 - 30
Leukemia & Lymphoma Awareness Month

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
1311 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains, NY 10605
(800) 955-4572
(914) 821-8806
(914) 821-3607 Fax
infocenter@leukemia-lymphoma.org
www.lls.org
Materials available
Contact: Information Resource Center

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@rover.nhlbi.nih.gov
www.nhlbi.nih.gov
Materials available
Contact: Information Specialist

1 - 30
National Food Safety Education Month

International Food Safety Council
National Restauant Association Education Foundation
175 West Jackson, Suite 1500
Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 715-1010 x712
Bsirt@foodtrain.org
www.nraef.org/index.asp
Materials available
Contact: Bethany Sirt

1 - 30
National Sickle Cell Month

Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Inc.
200 Corporate Pointe, Suite 495
Culver City, CA 90230-8727
(800) 421-8453
(310) 216-6363
scdaa@sicklecelldisease.org
www.SickleCellDisease.org
Materials available
Contact: Ralph D. Sutton

1 - 30
Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition
500 NE Spanish River Boulevard, Suite 14
Boca Raton, FL 33431
(888) OVARIAN
(561) 393-0005
nocc@ovarian.org
www.ovarian.org
Materials available
Contact: Maxine Stein

1 - 30
National 5 A Day Month

National Cancer Institute/ Produce for Better Health Foundation
6130 Executive Boulevard EPN 4050
Bethesda, MD 20892
(800) 4-CANCER
(301) 496-8520
(800) 332-8615 TTY
greenva@mail.nih.gov
www.5aday.gov
Materials available
Contact: NCI 5-A-Day Program Office

1 - 30
Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

National Prostate Cancer Coalition
1154 15th Street
Washington, DC 20005
(888) 245-9455
(202) 463-9455
info@pcacoalition.org
www.pcacoalition.org
Materials available
Contact: Community Liaison

1 - 30
National Osteopathic Medicine Month

American Osteopathic Association
142 East Ontario Street
Chicago, IL 60611-2864
(800) 621-1773
(312) 202-8204 Fax
info@osteopathic.org
www.osteopathic.org
Materials available
Contact: Cathrine R. Schneider

1 - 30
Children's Eye Health and Safety Month

Prevent Blindness America
500 East Remington Road
Schaumburg, Il 60173
(800) 331-2020
info@preventblindness.org
www.preventblindness.org
Materials available
Contact: PBA Consumer and Patient Hotline

1 - 30
National Pediculosis Prevention Month/ Head Lice Prevention Month

National Pediculosis Association, Inc.
50 Kearney Road
Needham, MA 02494
(781) 499-NITS
(781) 499-8129 Fax
npa@headlice.org
www.headlice.org
Materials available
Contact: Jane Cotter

1 - 30
National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
(800) 729-6686
(301) 443-5052
www.recoverymonth.gov
Materials available
Contact: SAMHSA's Alcohol and Drug Clearinghouse

5 - 11
Suicide Prevention Week

American Association of Suicidology
4201 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 310
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 237-2280
info@suicidology.org
www.suicidology.org
Materials available
Contact: Amy Kulp

12 - 18
National Reye's Syndrome Week

National Reye’s Syndrome Foundation
P.O. Box 829
Bryan, OH 43506-0829
(800) 233-7393
(419) 636-2679
nrsf@reyessyndrome.org
www.reyessyndrome.org
Materials available
Contact: Terri Freudenberger

15
World Lymphoma Awareness Day

Lymphoma Coalition

,
admin@lymphomacoalition.org
www.lymphomacoalition.org
Materials available
Contact: Mark Chamberlain

19 - 25
National Rehabilitation Week

National Rehabilitation Awareness Foundation
475 Morgan Highway
P.O. Box 71
Scranton, PA 18501-0071
(800) 943-NRAF
(570) 341-4637
(570) 341-4331 Fax
jbrogn@allied-services.org
www.nraf-rehabnet.org
Materials available
Contact: James Brogna

19 - 25
Prostate Cancer Awareness Week

American Cancer Society
1599 Clifton Road, N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30329
(800) ACS-2345
(404) 320-3333
www.cancer.org
Materials available
Contact: Local chapters

21
Take A Loved One to the Doctor Day

Office of Minority Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
P.O. Box 37337
Washington, DC 20013-7337
(800) 444-6472
(301) 251-2160 Fax
info@omhrc.gov
www.healthgap.omhrc.gov
Materials available
Contact: Blake Crawford

25
Family Health and Fitness Day USA

Health Information Resource Center
1850 West Winchester, Suite 213
Libertyville, IL 60048
(800) 828-8225
(847) 816-8662 Fax
healthprograms@aol.com
www.fitnessday.com
Materials available
Contact: Terri Berardini

26 - 2
National Adult Immunization Awareness Week

National Coalition for Adult Immunization
4733 Bethesda Avenue, Suite 750
Bethesda, MD 20814-5228
(301) 656-0003
ncai@nfid.org
www.nfid.org/ncai
Materials available
Contact: none available

29
National Women's Health and Fitness Day

Health Information Resource Center
1850 West Winchester, Suite 213
Libertyville, IL 60048
(800) 828-8225
(847) 816-8662 Fax
healthprograms@aol.com
www.fitnessday.com
Materials available
Contact: Tina Godin

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October
1 - 31
National Liver Awareness Month

American Liver Foundation
75 Maiden Lane, Suite 603
New York, NY 10038-4810
(800) GO-LIVER
webmail@liverfoundation.org
www.liverfoundation.org
Materials available
Contact: Information Distribution Center

1 - 31
National Orthodontic Health Month

American Association of Orthodontists
401 North Lindbergh Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63141
(314) 993-1700
info@aaortho.org
www.braces.org
Materials available
Contact: Pam Paladin

1 - 31
Cold and Flu Campaign

American Lung Association
1740 Broadway
New York, NY 10019-4374
(800) LUNG-USA
(212) 315-8700
info@lungusa.org
www.lungusa.org
Materials available
Contact: Nancy Cease

1 - 31
National Down Syndrome Awareness Month

National Down Syndrome Society
666 Broadway
New York, NY 10012
(800) 221-4602
info@ndss.org
www.ndss.org
Materials available
Contact: Communications Department

1 - 31
Halloween Safety Month

Prevent Blindness America
500 East Remington Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173
(800) 331–2020
info@preventblindness.org
www.preventblindness.org
Materials available
Contact: PBA Consumer and Patient Hotline

1 - 31
Celiac Sprue Awareness Month

Celiac Sprue Association/USA
P.O. Box 31700
Omaha, NE 68131-0700
(402) 558-0600
celiacs@csaceliacs.org
www.csaceliacs.org
Materials available
Contact: Mary Schluckebier

1 - 31
Domestic Violence Awareness Month

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
P.O. Box 18749
Denver, CO 80218-0749
(303) 839-1852
mainoffice@ncadv.org
www.ncadv.org
Materials available
Contact: none available

1 - 31
Healthy Lung Month

American Lung Association
1740 Broadway
New York, NY 10019-4374
(800) LUNG-USA
info@lungusa.org
www.lungusa.org
Materials available
Contact: Communications Department

1 - 31
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Board of Sponsors
233 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1400
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 596-3557
susan_nathanson@chi.bm.com
www.nbcam.org
Materials available
Contact: Susan Nathanson

1 - 31
National Dental Hygiene Month

American Dental Hygienists' Association
444 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 3400
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 440-8900
(800) 243-ADHA
media@adha.net
www.adha.org
Materials available
Contact: Pam Anton

1 - 31
National Family Sexuality Education Month

Planned Parenthood Federation of America
810 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10019
(212) 541-7800
education@ppfa.org
www.plannedparenthood.org
Materials available
Contact: Estelle Raboni

1 - 31
National Lupus Awareness Month

Lupus Foundation of America, Inc.
2000 L Street, NW, Suite 710
Washington, DC 20036
(888) 38-LUPUS
(202) 349-1155
info@lupus.org
www.lupus.org
Materials available
Contact: Dorothy Howe

1 - 31
National Physical Therapy Month

American Physical Therapy Association
1111 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-1488
(703) 684-2782 x3248
public-relations@apta.org
www.apta.org
Materials available
Contact: Public Relations Department

1 - 31
National Spina Bifida Awareness Month

Spina Bifida Association of America
4590 MacArthur Boulevard, NW, Suite 250
Washington, DC 20007-4226
(800) 621-3141
(202) 944-3285
sbaa@sbaa.org
www.sbaa.org
Materials available
Contact: Maya House

1 - 31
Rett Syndrome Awareness Month

International Rett Syndrome Association
9121 Piscataway Road, Suite 2B
Clinton, MD 20735
(800) 818-RETT
irsa@rettsyndrome.org
www.rettsyndrome.org
Materials available
Contact: Kathy Hunter

1 - 31
"Talk About Prescriptions" Month

National Council on Patient Information and Education
4915 St. Elmo Avenue, Suite 505
Bethesda, MD 20814-6082
(301) 656-8565
ncpie@ncpie.info
www.talkaboutrx.org
Materials available
Contact: Information Specialist

1 - 31
Let's Talk Month

Advocates for Youth
1025 Vermont Avenue, NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 347-5700
info@advocatesforyouth.org
www.advocatesforyouth.org
Materials available
Contact: Barbara Huberman

1 - 31
National Medical Librarians Month

Medical Library Association
65 East Wacker Place, Suite 1900
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 419-9094 x11
(312) 419-8950 Fax
info@mlahq.org
www.mlanet.org/resources/nml-month/index.html
Materials available
Contact: Tomi Gunn

1 - 31
Health Literacy Month

Health Literacy Consulting
31 Highland Street, Suite 201
Natick, MA 01760
(508) 653-1199
helen@healthliteracy.com
www.healthliteracymonth.com
Materials available
Contact: Helen Osborne

1 - 31
National Brain Injury Awareness Month

Brain Injury Association of America
105 North Alfred Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 761-0750
publicrelations@biausa.org
www.biausa.org
Materials available
Contact: Communications Coordinator

1 - 31
World Blindness Awareness Month

American Academy of Ophthalmology
P.O. Box 7424
San Francisco, CA 94120
(415) 447-0213
(415) 561-8533 Fax
eyemd@aao.org
www.aao.org
Materials available
Contact: Communications Department

1 - 31
Children's Health Month

Office of the Administrator
Office of Children's Health Promotion
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Mail Code 1107A
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 564-2188
(202) 564-2733
www.childrenshealth.gov
Materials available
Contact: none available

3 - 9
National Fire Prevention Week

National Fire Protection Association
One Batterymarch Park
Quincy, MA 02169
(800) 344-3555 orders only
custserv@NFPA.org
www.firepreventionweek.org
Materials available
Contact: Peg O'Brien

3 - 9
Mental Illness Awareness Week

NAMI
Colonial Place Three
2107 Wilson Blvd., Suite 300
Arlington, VA 22201-3042
(800) 950-6264
(703) 524-9094
campaign@nami.org
www.nami.org
Materials available
Contact: none available

4 - 8
Drive Safely Work Week

Network of Employers for Traffic Safety
8150 Lessburg Pike, Suite 410
Vienna, VA 22182
(888) 221-0045
(703) 891-6005
(703) 891-6010 Fax
nets@trafficsafety.org
www.trafficsafety.org
Materials available
Contact: Kathryn Lusby-Treber

4
National Child Health Day

Maternal and Child Health Bureau
Health Resources and Services Administration
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Parklawn Building, Room 18-20
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
(301) 443-2170
pbandyck@hrsa.gov
www.mchb.hrsa.gov
Contact: Cynthia Tibbs

7
National Depression Screening Day

Screening for Mental Health, Inc.
1 Washington Street, Suite 304
Wellesly Hills, MA 02481
(781) 239-0071
info@mentalhealthscreening.org
www.mentalhealthscreening.org
Materials available
Contact: Anne Keliher

10 - 16
International Herpes Week

International Herpes Alliance

,
herpes@packerforbes.com
www.herpesalliance.org
Materials available
Contact: Gemma Swann

11 - 15
National School Lunch Week

American School Food Service Association
700 South Washington Street, Suite 300
Alexandria, VA 22314-4287
(800) 877-8822
asfsa@asfsa.org
www.asfsa.org
Materials available
Contact: Emporium

13
SAVE (Stop America's Violence Everywhere) Today

American Medical Association Alliance
515 North State Street
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 464-4470
AMAA@ama-assn.org
www.ama-assn.org/go/alliance
Materials available
Contact: Chrissy McShane

15
National Mammography Day

American Cancer Society
1599 Clifton Road, N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30329
(800) ACS-2345
none available
www.cancer.org
Contact: none available

16
World Food Day

U.S. National Committee for World Food Day
2175 K Street, NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20437
(202) 653-2404
none available
www.worldfooddayusa.org
Materials available
Contact: Patricia Young, National Coordinator

17 - 23
National Radon Action Week

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Ariel Rios Building, Room 6609J
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20460
(800) SOS-RADON
(202) 564-9370
(202) 260-5922
public-access@epamail.epa.gov
www.epa.gov
Materials available
Contact: Dennis Hellberg

17 - 23
National Health Education Week

National Center for Health Education
Society for Public Health Education
242 W. 30th Street, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10001
(212) 463-4053
elaine@nche.org
www.nche.org
Materials available
Contact: Elaine Sheehan

22
International Stuttering Awareness Day

Stuttering Foundation of America
3100 Walnut Grove Road, Suite 603
P.O. Box 11749
Memphis, TN 38111-0749
(800) 992-9392
(901) 452-3931 Fax
info@stutteringhelp.org
www.stutteringhelp.org
Materials available
Contact: Jane Fraser

23 - 31
National Red Ribbon Campaign
(Campaign to keep kids off drugs)

National Family Partnership
Informed Families Education Center
2490 Coral Way
Miami, FL 33145
(800) 705-8997
info@informedfamilies.org
www.nfp.org
Materials available
Contact: Ann Willett

24 - 30
Respiratory Care Week

American Association for Respiratory Care
9425 N. MacArthur Blvd., Suite 100
Irving, TX 75063
(972) 406-4690
(972) 484-2720 Fax
williams@aarc.org
www.aarc.org
Materials available
Contact: Kris Williams

27
Lung Health Day

American Association for Respiratory Care
9425 N. MacArthur Blvd., Suite 100
Irving, TX 75063
(972) 406-4690
(972) 484-2720 Fax
williams@aarc.org
www.aarc.org
Contact: Kris Williams

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November
1 - 30
National Adoption Month

National Council for Adoption
225 North Washington Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 299-6633
info@ncfa-usa.org
www.ncfa-usa.org
Materials available
Contact: Laura Elliot

1 - 30
National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month

Indian Health Service
The Reyes Building
801 Thompson Avenue, Suite 400
Rockville, MD 20852
(301) 443-3593
Heritage@hqe.ihs.gov
www.ihs.gov/publicaffairs/heritage/
Contact: Public Affairs

1 - 30
Jaw Joints - TMJ Awareness Month

The TMJ Association, LTD
P.O. Box 26770
Milwaukee, WI 53226-0770
(414) 259-3223
(414) 259-8112 Fax
info@tmj.org
www.tmj.org
Materials available
Contact: none available

1 - 30
National Healthy Skin Month

American Academy of Dermatology
930 East Woodfield Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173
(888) 462-DERM
(847) 330-0230
www.aad.org
Materials available
Contact: none available

1 - 30
Diabetic Eye Disease Month

Prevent Blindness America
500 East Remington Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173
(800) 331-2020
info@preventblindness.org
www.preventblindness.org
Materials available
Contact: PBA Consumer and Patient Hotline

1 - 30
National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month

Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association
255 North Michigan Avenue 17th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
(800) 272-3900
(312) 335-8882 TDD
info@alz.org
www.alz.org
Materials available
Contact: Local Chapters or National Office

1 - 30
American Diabetes Month

American Diabetes Association
1701 North Beauregard Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
(800) 232-3472
none available
www.diabetes.org
Materials available
Contact: Local Chapters or National Office

1 - 30
National Epilepsy Month

Epilepsy Foundation
4351 Garden City Drive
Landover, MD 20785
(800) 332-1000
(800) 213-5821 Publications
postmaster@efa.org
www.epilepsyfoundation.org
Materials available
Contact: Marc Rutledge

1 - 30
National Marrow Awareness Month

National Marrow Donor Program®
3001 Broadway Street, NE, Suite 500
Minneapolis, MN 55413
(800) 627-7692
(800) MARROW2
rpinder@nmdp.org
www.marrow.org
Materials available
Contact: Robert Pinderhughes

1 - 30
Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
2221 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 131
El Segundo, CA 90245
(877) 272-6226
(310) 725-0025
(310) 725-0029 Fax
information@pancan.org
www.pancan.org
Materials available
Contact: none available

1 - 30
Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Alliance for Lung Cancer Advocacy, Support, and Education
500 West 8th Street
Vancouver, WA 98660
(800) 298-2436
(360) 696-2436
(360) 735-1305 Fax
info@alcase.org
www.alcase.org
Materials available
Contact: Customer Service

1 - 30
COPD Awareness Month

U.S. COPD Coalition
American Association for Respiratory Care
9425 N. MacArthur Blvd., Suite 100
Irving, TX 75063
(972) 406-4690
(972) 484-2720 Fax
williams@aarc.org
www.uscopd.com
Materials available
Contact: Kris Williams

1 - 30
PH (Pulmonary Hypertension) Awareness Month

Pulmonary Hypertension Association
850 Sligo Avenue, Suite 800
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 565-3004
(301) 565-3994 Fax
cara@phassociation.org
www.phassociation.org
Materials available
Contact: Cara Ugolini

1 - 30
National Family Caregivers Month

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

7 - 13
National Allied Health Week

Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions
1730 M Street, NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 293-4848
(202) 293-4852 Fax
asahp1@asahp.org
www.asahp.org
Materials available
Contact: Thomas W. Elwood

18
Great American Smokeout

American Cancer Society
1599 Clifton Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
(800) ACS-2345
www.cancer.org
Materials available
Contact: National Office

21 - 27
GERD Awareness Week
(gastroesophageal reflux disease)

International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders
P.O. Box 170864
Milwaukee, WI 53217
(888) 964-2001 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. CST
(414) 964-1799
iffgd@iffgd.org
www.aboutgerd.org
Materials available
Contact: Nancy Norton

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December
1 - 31
National Drunk and Drugged Driving (3D) Prevention Month

National Commission Against Drunk Driving
8403 Colesville Road, Suite 370
Silver Spring , MD 20910
(240) 247-6004
ncadd@ncadd.com
www.3dmonth.org
Materials available
Contact: John Moulden

1 - 31
Safe Toys and Gifts Month

Prevent Blindness America
500 East Remington Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173-5611
(800) 331-2020
info@preventblindness.org
www.preventblindness.org
Materials available
Contact: PBA Consumer and Patient Hotline

1 - 7
National Aplastic Anemia Awareness Week

Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 613
Annapolis, MD 21404-0613
(800) 747-2820
(410) 867-0240 Fax
help@aamds.org
www.aamds.org
Materials available
Contact: Marilyn Baker

5 - 11
National Hand Washing Awareness Week

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

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