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January

1 - 31

Cervical Health Awareness Month

National Cervical Cancer Coalition
6520 Platt Avenue, #693
West Hills, CA 91307-3218
(818) 992-4242
info@nccc-online.org
Materials available
Contact: Samantha Thompson
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
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
www.preventblindness.org/2013-prevent-blindness-america-eye-health-and-safety-observance-calendar
Materials available
Contact: PBA Consumer and Patient Hotline
1 - 31

National Radon Action Month

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Mail Code 6609J
Washington, DC 20460
(202) 343-9206
(202) 343-2394 Fax
www.epa.gov/radon/nram
Materials available
Contact: Gina Bowler
1 - 31

National Stalking Awareness Month

National Center for Victims of Crime
2000 M Street NW, Suite 480
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 467-8700
(202) 467-8701
www.stalkingawarenessmonth.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated
1 - 31

Thyroid Awareness Month

American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
245 Riverside Avenue, Suite 200
Jacksonville, FL 32202
(904) 353-7878
(904) 404-4207 Fax
kpan@aace.com
www.thyroidawareness.com
Materials available
Contact: Karen Pan
8 - 14

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
Materials available
Contact: None designated
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February

1 - 29

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/2013-prevent-blindness-america-eye-health-and-safety-observance-calendar
Materials available
Contact: PBA Consumer and Patient Hotline
1 - 29

Heart Month

American Heart Association
7272 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX 75231
(800) 242-8721
www.heart.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated
1 - 29

International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month

Group B Strep International
11 El Dorado Court
Pomona, CA 91766
(909) 620-7214
(909) 620-5557 Fax
info@gbs-intl.org
www.groupbstrepinternational.org
Materials available
Contact: Marti Perhach
1 - 29

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/5578.aspx
Materials available
Contact: None designated
1 - 29

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Break the Cycle
P. O. Box 21034
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 824-0707
(202) 824-0747 Fax
teendvmonth@breakthecycle.org
www.teendvmonth.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated
3

Give Kids A Smile® Day

American Dental Association
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611-2637
(312) 440-2500
gkas@ada.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated
3

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
Materials available
Contact: Mona Barmash
7

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Healthy Black Communities, Inc.
964 Ralph David Abernathy, Suite C12
Atlanta, GA 30310-1833
(404) 454-5469
info@blackaidsday.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated
14

National Donor Day

Division of Transplantation, Healthcare Systems Bureau
Health Resources and Services Administration
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Parklawn Building, Room 12C-05
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
(888) 275-4772
(703) 821-2098 Fax
ask@hrsa.gov
www.organdonor.gov
Materials available
Contact: Division of Transplantation Staff
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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
sarah.abou@preventcancer.org
www.preventcancer.org/colorectal
Materials available
Contact: Sarah Abou
1 - 31

National Endometriosis Awareness Month

Endometriosis Association
8585 North 76th Place
Milwaukee, WI 53223
(414) 355-2200
(414) 355-6065 Fax
carol@endometriosisassn.org
www.endometriosisassn.org
Materials available
Contact: Carol Drury
1 - 31

National Nutrition Month®

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000
Chicago, IL 60606-6995
nnm@eatright.org
www.eatright.org/nnm
Materials available
Contact: Knowledge Center
1 - 31

Save Your Vision Month

American Optometric Association
243 North Lindbergh Boulevard, First Floor
St. Louis, MO 63141
(800) 365-2219
(314) 991-4100
(314) 991-4101 Fax
mcbryson@aoa.org
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
www.trisomy.org
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/2013-prevent-blindness-america-eye-health-and-safety-observance-calendar
Materials available
Contact: PBA Consumer and Patient Hotline
5 - 11

National Sleep Awareness Week®

National Sleep Foundation
1010 North Glebe Road, Suite 310
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 243-1697
nsf@sleepfoundation.org
Materials available
Contact: Jennifer Cowher Williams
5 - 9

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
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) 690-7650
(202) 401-4005 Fax
www.womenshealth.gov/nwghaad/
Materials available
Contact: Monique Claggett-Davis
12 - 18

Brain Awareness Week

Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives
505 Fifth Avenue, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10017
(212) 401-1689
(212) 593-7623 Fax
bawinfo@dana.org
www.dana.org/brainweek
Materials available
Contact: Kathleen Roina
18 - 24

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
Materials available
Contact: Holly Wells
19 - 23

National Youth Violence Prevention Week

National Association of SAVE
322 Chapanoke Road, Suite 110
Raleigh, NC 27603
(866) 343-SAVE (7283)
(919) 661-7800
(919) 661-7777 Fax
info@nationalsave.org
Materials available
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
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 2690
+(41) 22 791 4886 Fax
stoptbinfo@who.int
www.stoptb.org/events/world_tb_day
Materials available
Contact: None designated
25 - 31

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
27

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/in-my-community/programs/alert-day
Materials available
Contact: Local Chapters
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April

1 - 30

Alcohol Awareness Month

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
national@ncadd.org
www.ncadd.org
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-ibs-awareness-month
Materials available
Contact: Nancy Norton
1 - 30

National Autism Awareness Month

The Autism Society
4340 East West Highway, Suite 350
Bethesda, MD 20814-3067
(800) 3–AUTISM (328-8476)
(301) 657-0881
(301) 657-0869 Fax
info@autism-society.org
www.autism-society.org/about-us/national-autism-awareness-month/
Materials available
Contact: Jennifer Repella
1 - 30

National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Child Welfare Information Gateway
Children's Bureau
ACYF, HHS
1250 Maryland Avenue SW, 8th Floor
Washington, DC 20024
(800) 394-3366
info@childwelfare.gov
www.childwelfare.gov/preventing/preventionmonth/index.cfm
Materials available
Contact: None designated
1 - 30

National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

FocusDriven
P. O. Box 7001
River Forest, IL 60305
(603) 775-2405
info@focusdriven.org
www.focusdriven.org/index.aspx
Materials available
Contact: None designated
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
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
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@minorityhealth.hhs.gov
minorityhealth.hhs.gov/
Materials available
Contact: Information Specialist
1 - 30

National Sarcoidosis Awareness Month

National Sarcoidosis Society
National Sarcoidosis Foundation
Mercy Hospital & Medical Center
2525 South Michigan Avenue, Lower Area - Media Area
Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 567-6626
(312) 567-6144 Fax
sarcoidosis3@gmail.com
www.nationalsarcoidosisfriends.org
Materials available
Contact: Glenda Fulton
1 - 30

Occupational Therapy Month

American Occupational Therapy Association
4720 Montgomery Lane
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 652-6611
(800) 377-8555 TDD
(301) 652-7258 Fax
pr@aota.org
www.promoteot.org
Materials available
Contact: Katie Riley
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
Materials available
Contact: None designated
1 - 30

Sports Eye Safety Awareness Month

American Academy of Ophthalmology
P.O. Box 7424
San Francisco, CA 94120-7424
(415) 447-0258
(415) 561-8533 Fax
eyemd@aao.org
www.geteyesmart.org/eyesmart/injuries/index.cfm
Materials available
Contact: Georgia Alward
1 - 30

STI Awareness Month

American Social Health
P. O. Box 13827
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-3827
(919) 361-8400
(919) 361-8425 Fax
info@ashastd.org
www.ashastd.org/
Materials available
Contact: ASHA Media Relations Office
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/2013-prevent-blindness-america-eye-health-and-safety-observance-calendar
Materials available
Contact: PBA Consumer and Patient Hotline
2 - 8

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
Materials available
Contact: Cintya Renderos
5

National Alcohol Screening Day®

Screening for Mental Health, Inc.
One Washington Street, Suite 304
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
(781) 239-0071
(781) 431-7447 Fax
smhinfo@mentalhealthscreening.org
www.mentalhealthscreening.org/events/national-alcohol-screening-day.aspx
Materials available
Contact: None designated
7

World Health Day

Pan American Health Organization
WHO Regional Office for the Americas
525 23rd Street NW
Washington, DC 20037-2895
(202) 974-3000
(202) 974-3663 Fax
www.who.int/world-health-day/en/
Materials available
Contact: None designated
21 - 28

Safe Kids Week

Safe Kids Worldwide
1301 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 662-4476
kcollins@safekids.org
www.safekids.org/sports
Materials available
Contact: Katherine Collins
22 - 28

National Infertility Awareness Week

RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association
1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500
McLean, VA 22102
(703) 556-7172
(703) 506-3266 Fax
www.resolve.org
Materials available
Contact: Rebecca Flick
24

World Meningitis Day

Confederation of Meningitis Organization
Telethon Institute for Child Health Research
P.O. Box 855
West Perth
AUSTRALIA 6872
+61 894897791
+ 61 894897705 Fax
lindag@ichr.uwa.edu.au
www.comoonline.org
Materials available
Contact: Linda Gibbs
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May

1 - 31

Arthritis Awareness Month

Arthritis Foundation
P.O. Box 7669
Atlanta, GA 30357-0669
(800) 283-7800
(404) 872-0457 Fax
help@arthritis.org
Materials available
Contact: Carol Galbreath
1 - 31

Better Hearing and Speech Month

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
2200 Research Boulevard, Mailstop 215
Rockville, MD 20850
(800) 498-2071
(301) 296-5700
(301) 296-8580 Fax
bhsm@asha.org
www.asha.org/bhsm/
Materials available
Contact: None designated
1 - 31

Global Employee Health and Fitness Month

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
www.physicalfitness.org
Materials available
Contact: Philip Haberstro
1 - 31

Healthy Vision Month

National Eye Institute
National Institutes of Health
Building 31, Room 6A32
31 Center Drive
Bethesda, MD 20892
(301) 496-5248
(301) 402-1065 Fax
Materials available
Contact: Linda Huss
1 - 31

Hepatitis Awareness Month

Division of Viral Hepatitis, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Rd, G-37
Atlanta, , GA 30033
(404)-718-8596 Voice
dvhwi@cdc.gov
www.cdc.gov/hepatitis
Materials available
Contact: None designated
1 - 31

Lupus Awareness Month

Lupus Foundation of America, Inc.
2000 L Street NW, Suite 410
Washington, DC 20036
(888) 385-8787
(202) 349-1155
(202) 349-1156 Fax
info@lupus.org
Materials available
Contact: Duane Peters
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
Materials available
Contact: Allison Sit
1 - 31

Mental Health Month

Mental Health America
2000 North Beauregard Street, 6th Floor
Alexandria, VA 22311
(800) 969-6642
(703) 684-7722
(703) 684-5968 Fax
rbridge@mentalhealthamerica.net
www.mentalhealthamerica.net/go/may
Materials available
Contact: Raymond Bridge
1 - 31

National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
8201 Corporate Drive, Suite 1000
Landover, MD 20785
(800) 7-ASTHMA (727-8462)
(202) 466-7643
(202) 466-8940 Fax
info@aafa.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated
1 - 31

National Celiac Disease Awareness Month

American Celiac Disease Alliance
2504 Duxbury Place
Alexandria, VA 22308
(703) 622-3331
info@americanceliac.org
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
Materials available
Contact: Information Specialist
1 - 31

National Mediterranean Diet Month

Oldways and the Mediterranean Foods Alliance
266 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 421-5500
(617) 421-5511 Fax
gorcutt@oldwayspt.org
www.oldwayspt.org
Materials available
Contact: Georgia Orcutt
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
Materials available
Contact: Valerie Patmintra
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
(702) 490-9677
Angel@ntef-usa.org
www.ntef-usa.org
Materials available
Contact: Angel De Fazio
1 - 31

National Youth Traffic Safety Month

National Organizations for Youth Safety
7371 Atlas Walk Way #109
Gainesville, VA 20155
(828) FOR-NOYS (367-6697)
www.noys.org/traffic_safety.aspx
Materials available
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
Materials available
Contact: PBA Consumer and Patient Hotline
6 - 12

Children's Mental Health Awareness Week

National Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health
9605 Medical Center Drive, Suite 280
Rockville, MD 20850
(240) 403-1901
(240) 403-1909 Fax
ffcmh@ffcmh.org
Materials available
Contact: Sandra A. Spencer
6 - 12

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
Materials available
Contact: Diane Hurns
7 - 13

National Stuttering Awareness Week

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
Materials available
Contact: Jane Fraser
7 - 11

Air Quality Awareness Week

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.airquality.noaa.gov
Materials available
Contact: Jannie G. Ferrell
12

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) 676-8255
(860) 676-8337 Fax
outreach@cdlsusa.org
Materials available
Contact: Marie Malloy
13 - 19

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
faaw@foodallergy.org
Materials available
Contact: Jennifer Roeder
13 - 19

National Alcohol- and Other Drug-Related Birth Defects Awareness 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
Materials available
Contact: President
13 - 19

National Women's Health Week

Office on Women's Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue SW, Room 712E
Washington, DC 20201
(800) 994-9662
(202) 205-1952
(202) 690-7172 Fax
www.womenshealth.gov/whw
Materials available
Contact: Retta Terry
14 - 18

National Neuropathy Awareness Week

The Neuropathy Association
60 East 42nd Street, Suite 942
New York, NY 10165
(212) 692-0662
(212) 692-0668 Fax
info@neuropathy.org
www.neuropathy.org/site/PageServer?pagename=Neuropathy_Week
Materials available
Contact: Paul Guidos
14

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
(800) 994-9662
(202) 205-1952
(202) 690-7172 Fax
www.womenshealth.gov/whw
Materials available
Contact: Retta Terry
18

HIV Vaccine Awareness Day

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Division of AIDS
Vaccine Research Program
6700-B Rockledge Drive, Room 4139
Bethesda, MD 20892
(301) 435-3732
(301) 402-1505 Fax
niaiddaidsscib@niaid.nih.gov
www.niaid.nih.gov/news/events/hvad/Pages/default.aspx
Materials available
Contact: NIAID SCIB
19

Hepatitis Testing Day

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30333
(800) CDC-INFO (232-4636)
(888) 232-4636 TTY
hepatitis@cdc.gov
Materials available
Contact: None designated
19

Hepatitis Testing Day

Division of Viral Hepatitis, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Rd, G-37
Atlanta, GA 30033
(404)718-8596 Voice
dvhwi@cdc.gov
http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/TestingDay/index.htm
Materials available
Contact: None designated
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
Materials available
Contact: Sapna Mysoor
20

World Autoimmune Arthritis Day

The International Autoimmune Arthritis Movement
646 South Barrington Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90049
(877) 609-IAMM (4226)
Tiffany@IAAMovement.org
www.worldautoimmunearthritisday.org
Materials available
Contact: Tami Brown
21 - 27

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
1600 Clifton Road, Mail Stop C-09
Atlanta, GA 30329-4018
(404) 718-4695
(404) 718-4842 Fax
mhlavsa@cdc.gov
www.cdc.gov/healthywater/swimming/rwi/rwi-prevention-week/
Materials available
Contact: Michele Hlavsa
25

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
Materials available
Contact: Jannie G. Ferrell
27 - June 02

National Hurricane Preparedness 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
Materials available
Contact: Deborah Jones
30

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
Materials available
Contact: Gary W. Ford
31

World No Tobacco Day

Pan American Health Organization
WHO Regional Office for the Americas
525 23rd Street NW
Washington, DC 20037-2895
(202) 974-3000
(202) 974-3663 Fax
www.who.int/tobacco/wntd/en
Materials available
Contact: None designated
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June

1 - July 04

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
Materials available
Contact: PBA Consumer and Patient Hotline
1 - 30

Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month

Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America, Inc.
355 Lexington Avenue, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10017
(800) 541-5454
(212) 370-9047 Fax
www.myasthenia.org/AboutMGFA/MGFANews.aspx
Materials available
Contact: None designated
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) 267-2812 Fax
naa@aphasia.org
www.aphasia.org/congress_proclaim_naam08.html
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
awareness@stopcmv.org
Materials available
Contact: Janelle Greenlee
1 - 30

National Safety Month

National Safety Council
1121 Spring Lake Drive
Itasca, IL 60143-3201
(800) 621-7615
(630) 285-1121
(630) 285-1315 Fax
info@nsc.org
www.nsc.org/Pages/JuneisNationalSafetyMonth.aspx
Materials available
Contact: None designated
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
Materials available
Contact: National Office or Local Chapters
3 - 9

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/week.shtml
Materials available
Contact: Deborah Jones
3

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
Materials available
Contact: None designated
11 - 17

Men's Health Week

Men’s Health Network
P.O. Box 75972
Washington, DC 20013
(202) 543-6461 x101
(202) 543-2727 Fax
info@menshealthweek.org
www.menshealthmonth.org/
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
aablooddriveandmarrowregistry4sicklecellawareness.webs.com/worldsicklecellday.htm
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.aids.gov/awareness-days/national-hiv-testing-day/
Materials available
Contact: None designated
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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
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
Materials available
Contact: Marti Perhach
1 - 31

Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month

Arthritis Foundation
P.O. Box 7669
Atlanta, GA 30357-0669
(800) 283-7800
(404) 872-0457 Fax
help@arthritis.org
www.arthritis.org/ja-alliance-main.php
Materials available
Contact: Carol Galbreath
1 - 31

National Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness & Prevention Month

AmeriFace
P. O. Box 751112
Las Vegas, NV 89136-1112
(888) 486-1209
(702) 769-9264
(702) 341-5351 Fax
info@nccapm.org
www.nccapm.org/
Materials available
Contact: Debbie Oliver
1 - 31

UV 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/2013-prevent-blindness-america-eye-health-and-safety-observance-calendar
Materials available
Contact: None designated
28

World Hepatitis Day

World Hepatitis Alliance
contact@worldhepatitisalliance.org
Materials available
Contact: Michael Ninburg [mhninburg@hepeducation.org]
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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/2013-prevent-blindness-america-eye-health-and-safety-observance-calendar
Materials available
Contact: PBA Consumer and Patient Hotline
1 - 31

National Breastfeeding Month

The United States Breastfeeding Committee
2025 M Street NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 367-1132 Voice
(202) 367-2132 Fax
Office@usbreastfeeding.org
www.usbreastfeeding.org/NBM
Materials available
Contact: Megan Renner
1 - 31

National Immunization Awareness Month

National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road NE, MS E-05
Atlanta, GA 30333
(800) CDC-INFO (232-4636) English/Spanish
(888) 232-6348 (TTY)
(404) 639-7394 Fax
(877) 394-8747 International Travel Information
www.cdc.gov/vaccines/events/niam/default.htm
Materials available
Contact: None designated
1 - 31

Psoriasis Awareness Month

National Psoriasis Foundation
6600 SW 92nd Avenue, Suite 300
Portland, OR 97223
(800) 723-9166
(503) 245-0626 Fax
getinfo@psoriasis.org
www.psoriasis.org/events/world-psoriasis-day
Materials available
Contact: National Office
1 - 7

World Breastfeeding Week

World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action
P. O. Box 4097
Schaumburg, IL 60168-4079
(847) 519-7730
(847) 969-0460 Fax
waba@waba.org
www.worldbreastfeedingweek.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated
5 - 11

National Health Center Week

National Association of Community Health Centers
7200 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 210
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 347-0400
www.healthcenterweek.org/?gclid=CICyoYz--LECFQQ3nAodRXEACQ
Materials available
Contact: None designated
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September

1 - 30

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

CureSearch for Children’s Cancer
4600 East-West Highway, Suite 600
Bethesda, MD 20814
(800) 458-6223
(301) 718-0047 Fax
info@curesearch.org
www.curesearch.org/ArticleView2.aspx?id=7750&l=8810&c=7eb54f
Contact: None designated
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
(302) 235-2329
(302) 235-5555 Fax
TEaton@pphfoundation.org
Materials available
Contact: Toni Eaton
1 - 30

Healthy Aging®Month

Educational Television Network, Inc.
P. O. Box 442
Unionville, PA 19375
(610) 793-0979
info@healthyaging.net
www.healthyaging.net/events.htm
Materials available
Contact: Information Specialist
1 - 30

Leukemia & Lymphoma Awareness Month

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
1311 Mamaroneck Avenue, Suite 310
White Plains, NY 10605
(800) 955-4572
Materials available
Contact: Information Resource Center
1 - 30

National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month

American Foundation for Women's Health
P. O. Box 541
Greenwood, TX 76246-0541
(940) 466-9898
mhills@stopafib.org
www.stopafib.org
Materials available
Contact: Mellanie True Hills
1 - 30

National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

American College of Sports Medicine
P.O. Box 1440
Indianapolis, IN 46206-1440
(317) 637-9200
coam@acsm.org
www.healthierkidsbrighterfutures.org/home/
Materials available
Contact: None designated
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
Materials available
Contact: Information Specialist
1 - 30

National Pediculosis Prevention Month/Head Lice Prevention Month

National Pediculosis Association, Inc.
1005 Boylston Street, #343
Newton, MA 02461
(617) 905-0176
(812) 434-6652 Fax
npa@headlice.org
Materials available
Contact: Deborah Altschuler
1 - 30

National Preparedness Month

Ready Campaign
FEMA/DHS
500 C Street SW, Suite 714
Washington, DC 20472
(800) BE-READY (237-3239)
(240) 699-0525 Fax
www.ready.gov/
Materials available
Contact: None designated
1 - 30

National Recovery Month

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
P.O. Box 2345
Washington, DC 20847-2345
(877)726-4727 Toll Free
(240)221-4292 Fax
SAMHSAInfo@samhsa.hhs.gov
www.recoverymonth.gov/
Materials available
Contact: None designated
1 - 30

National Sickle Cell Month

Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Inc.
231 East Baltimore Street, Suite 800
Baltimore, MD 21202
(800) 421-8453
(410) 528-1495
(410) 528-1555 Fax
scdaa@sicklecelldisease.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated
1 - 30

National Yoga Awareness Month

Yoga Health Foundation
P. O. Box 725
Fairhope, AL 36533
(251) 990-9552
info@yogamonth.org
www.yogamonth.org
Materials available
Contact: Meredith Montgomery
1 - 30

Newborn Screening Awareness Month

Save Babies Through Screening Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 42197
Cincinnati, OH 45242
(888) 454-3383
Materials available
Contact: None designated
1 - 30

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition
2501 Oak Lawn Avenue, Suite 435
Dallas, TX 75219
(888) OVARIAN (682-7426)
(214) 273-4200
nocc@ovarian.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated
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
(202) 463-9456
melissa@zerocancer.org
Materials available
Contact: Melissa Kadish
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-september
Materials available
Contact: Cynthia Harriman
1 - 28

National ITP Awareness Month

Platelet Disorder Support Association
133 Rollins Avenue, Suite 500
Rockville , MD 20852
(877-528-3538)
(301) 770-6636
(301) 770-6638 Fax
pdsa@pdsa.org
Materials available
Contact: Nancy Potthast
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
Materials available
Contact: Mary Schluckebier
16 - 22

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
Materials available
Contact: Charlotte Halverson
16 - 22

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
Materials available
Contact: James Brogna
18

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
Materials available
Contact: Audrey Pernik
19

National School Backpack Awareness Day

American Occupational Therapy Association
4720 Montgomery Lane
P.O. Box 31220
Bethesda, MD 20824-1220
(301) 652-2682
(800) 377-8555 TDD
(301) 652-7711 Fax
praota@aota.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated
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/
Materials available
Contact: None designated
26

National Women's Health & Fitness DayTM

Health Information Resource Center
1850 West Winchester Road, #213
Libertyville, IL 60048
(800) 828-8225
info@fitnessday.com
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
Materials available
Contact: Stephen Bailous
27

RAINN Day

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)
2000 L Street NW, Suite 406
Washington, DC 20036
(800) 656-HOPE (4673) National Sexual Assault Hotline
(202) 544-1034
rainnday@rainn.org
www.rainn.org/rainnday
Materials available
Contact: Megan Erhardt
28

World Rabies Day

Global Alliance for Rabies Control
529 Humboldt Street, Suite 1
Manhattan, KS 66502
(570) 899-4885
www.worldrabiesday.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated
29

Family Health & Fitness Day USA®

Health Information Resource Center
1850 West Winchester Road, #213
Libertyville, IL 60048
(800) 828-8225
info@fitnessday.com
Materials available
Contact: Patricia Henze
29

World Heart Day

World Heart Federation
7 Rue des Battoirs, Case postale 155
1211 Geneva 4
SWITZERLAND
Materials available
Contact: Cynthia Haro
30

Sport Purple For Platelets Day

Platelet Disorder Support Association
133 Rollins Avenue, Suite 5
Rockville, MD 20852
(877) 528-3538
(301) 770-6636
(301) 770-6638 Fax
pdsa@pdsa.org
Materials available
Contact: Nancy Potthast
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October

1 - 31

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
One Broadway, Suite B210
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 839-1852
(303) 839-8459 TTY
(303) 831-9251 Fax
mainoffice@ncadv.org
www.ncadv.org/takeaction/DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth.php
Materials available
Contact: None designated
1 - 31

Eye Injury Prevention Month

American Academy of Ophthalmology
P.O. Box 7424
San Francisco, CA 94120-7424
(415) 447-0213
(415) 561-8575 Fax
eyemd@aao.org
www.eyephy.com/central-florida/pdfs/articles/eye-injury-prevention-month.pdf
Materials available
Contact: Georgia Alward
1 - 31

Health Literacy Month

Health Literacy Consulting
31 Highland Street, Suite 201
Natick, MA 01760
(508) 653-1199
helen@healthliteracy.com
www.healthliteracymonth.org
Materials available
Contact: Helen Osborne
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/2013-prevent-blindness-america-eye-health-and-safety-observance-calendar
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
Materials available
Contact: None designated
1 - 31

National Bullying Prevention Month

PACER Center, Inc.
8161 Normandale Blvd.
Bloomington, MN 55437
(888) 248-0822
(952) 838-0199 Fax
bullying411@pacer.org
www.pacer.org/bullying/nbpm/
Materials available
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.nads.org/pages_new/news/ds_awareness_month.html
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
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
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
(312) 464-5020 Fax
amaa@ama-assn.org
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
Materials available
Contact: None designated
1 - 6

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/drivesafelyworkweek/
Materials available
Contact: Liz Stevens
1

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
Contact: Cynthia Tibbs
3

Walk to School Day

National Center for Safe Routes to School
730 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, Suite 300 / Campus Box 3430
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3430
866-610-SRTS (610-7787)
walk@walktoschool.org
www.walkbiketoschool.org/
Materials available
Contact: Susan Byszeski
7 - 13

Mental Illness Awareness Week

National Alliance on Mental Illness
3803 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 100
Arlington, VA 22203
(800) 950-6264 Helpline
(703) 524-7600
(703) 524-9094 Fax
info@nami.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated
12 - 20

Bone and Joint Health National Awareness Week

U.S. Bone and Joint Decade Initiative
6300 North River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018
(847) 384-4010
(847) 384-4009
(847) 823-1822 Fax
usbji@usbji.org
Materials available
Contact: Toby King
14 - 20

International Infection Prevention Week

Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology
1275 K Street NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20005-4006
(202) 789-1890
(202) 789-1899 Fax
info@apic.org
www.apic.org/education-and-events/iipw
Materials available
Contact: None designated
15 - 19

National Health Education Week

Society for Public Health Education
10 G Street NE, Suite 605
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 408-9804
(202) 408-9815 Fax
http://www.sophe.org/nhew.cfm
info@sophe.org
Materials available
Contact: Julia Gin
15

National Latino AIDS Awareness Day

Latino Commission on AIDS
24 West 25th Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10010
(212) 584-9315
(212) 202-3620 Fax
mramirez@latinoaids.org
www.nlaad.org/
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
Materials available
Contact: None designated
21 - 27

Respiratory Care Week

American Association for Respiratory Care
9425 North MacArthur Boulevard, Suite 100
Irving, TX 75063
(972) 243-2272
(972) 484-2720 Fax
info@aarc.org
www.aarc.org/rcweek
Materials available
Contact: Public Relations
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
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
Materials available
Contact: Ileana Reyes
29

World Psoriasis Day

National Psoriasis Foundation
6600 SW 92nd Avenue, Suite 300
Portland, OR 97223
(800) 723-9166
(503) 245-0626 Fax
getinfo@psoriasis.org
Materials available
Contact: National Office
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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
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) 785-3355
(202) 452-1805 Fax
info@lungusa.org
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
Materials available
Contact: PBA Consumer and Patient Hotline
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
Materials available
Contact: Kay Cofrancesco
1 - 30

National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month

Alzheimer's Association
225 North Michigan Avenue, 17th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601-7633
(800) 272-3900
(312) 335-4078
(866) 699-1246 Fax
info@alz.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated
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
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
Materials available
Contact: Allison Sit
1 - 30

National Hospice Palliative Care Month

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
1731 King Street, Suite 100
Alexandria, VA 22314
(800) 646-6460
(703) 837-1500
(703) 837-1233 Fax
jradulovic@nhpco.org
Materials available
Contact: Jon Radulovic
1 - 30

National Stomach Cancer Awareness Month

No Stomach For Cancer, Inc.
9202 Waterside Street, #203
Middleton, WI 53562
(608) 335-0241
info@nostomachforcancer.org
Materials available
Contact: Karen Chelcun-Schreiber
12 - 18

Drowsy Driving Prevention Week

National Sleep Foundation
1010 North Glebe Road, Suite 310
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 243-1697
nsf@sleepfoundation.org
Materials available
Contact: Jennifer Cowher Williams
14 - 18

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
clq7@cdc.gov
Materials available
Contact: Darcia Johnson
15

Great American Smokeout

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

International Survivors of Suicide Day

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
120 Wall Street, 29th Floor
New York, NY 10005
(212) 363-3500
survivingsuicideloss@afsp.org
Materials available
Contact: Survivor Initiatives Department
18 - 24

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-awareness-week
Materials available
Contact: Nancy Norton
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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/2013-prevent-blindness-america-eye-health-and-safety-observance-calendar
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
Materials available
Contact: None designated
2 - 8

National Handwashing Awareness Week

Henry the Hand Foundation
11714 U.S. Route 42
Cincinnati, OH 45241
(513) 769-HAND (4263)
dr.will@henrythehand.com
Materials available
Contact: Dr. Will Sawyer
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