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January

January 1 - 31

Cervical Health Awareness Month

National Cervical Cancer Coalition
PO Box 13827
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
(800) 685-5531
(919) 361-8425
nccc@ashastd.org
www.nccc-online.org/index.php/january
Materials available
Contact: Samantha Thompson
January 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: NBDPN Education and Outreach Committee
January 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
www.preventblindness.org
Materials available
Contact: PBA Vision Health Resource Center
January 1 - 31

National Radon Action Month

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Mail Code 6609J
Washington, DC 20460
(202) 343-9051
(202) 343-2394 Fax
www.epa.gov/radon/nram
Contact: Lou Witt
January 1 - 31

National Stalking Awareness Month

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

National Winter Sports TBI Awareness Month

The Johnny O Foundation
P. O. Box 15211
Scottsdale, AZ 85267
(602) 820-7655
(480) 427-4987 Fax
info@thejohnnyo.org
www.thejohnnyo.org
Materials available
January 1 - 31

Thyroid Awareness Month

American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
245 Riverside Avenue, Suite 200
Jacksonville, FL 32202
(904) 353-7878
(904) 404-4207 Fax
dmousa@aace.com
www.thyroidawareness.com
Materials available
Contact: Dalia Mousa
January 6 - 12

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
January 28 - February 3

National Drug Facts Week

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

February 1 - 28

AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month

Prevent Blindness America
211 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60606
(800) 331-2020
(312) 363-6001
(312) 363-6052 Fax
www.preventblindness.org
Materials available
Contact: PBA Vision Health Resource Center
February 1 - 28

American Heart Month

American Heart Association
7272 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX 75231
(800) 242-8721
www.heart.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated
February 1 - 28

International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month

Group B Strep International
11 El Dorado Court
Pomona, CA 91766
(909) 620-7214
(909) 620-5557 Fax
info@gbs-intl.org
www.groupbstrepinternational.org
Materials available
Contact: Marti Perhach
February 1 - 28

National Children’s Dental Health Month

American Dental Association
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611-2637
(800) 621-8099
ncdhm@ada.org
www.ada.org/5578.aspx
Materials available
Contact: None designated
February 1 - 28

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Break the Cycle
5777 W. Century Blvd., Suite 1150
Los Angeles, CA 90045
(310) 286-3383
(310) 286-3586 Fax
teendvmonth@breakthecycle.org
www.teendvmonth.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated
February 1 - 7

African Heritage & Health Week

Oldways
266 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02116
(512) 330-0111
sdwyer@oldwayspt.org
oldwayspt.org/programs/african-heritage-health/african-heritage-health-week
Materials available
Contact: Sarah Dwyer
February 1

Give Kids A Smile® Day

American Dental Association
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611-2637
(312) 440-2500
gkas@ada.org
www.ada.org/givekidsasmile.aspx
Materials available
Contact: None designated
February 1

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
February 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
www.tchin.org/aware
Materials available
Contact: Mona Barmash
February 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
www.blackaidsday.org
Materials available
Contact: LaMont Evans
February 14

National Donor Day

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

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
March 1 - 31

National Endometriosis Awareness Month

Endometriosis Association
8585 North 76th Place
Milwaukee, WI 53223
(800) 992-3636
(414) 355-2200
(414) 355-6065 Fax
carol@endometriosisassn.org
www.endometriosisassn.org
Materials available
Contact: Carol Drury
March 1 - 31

National Kidney Month

National Kidney Foundation
30 East 33rd Street
New York, NY 10016
(800) 622-9010
(212) 889-2210
(212) 889-2310 Fax
info@kidney.org
www.kidney.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated
March 1 - 31

National Nutrition Month

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000
Chicago, IL 60606-6995
nnm@eatright.org
www.eatright.org/nnm
Materials available
Contact: Knowledge Center
March 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
www.aoa.org/x5072.xml
Materials available
Contact: Susan Thomas
March 1 - 31

Trisomy Awareness Month

Support Organization for Trisomy 18, 13 & Related Disorders
2982 South Union Street
Rochester, NY 14624-1926
(800) 716-SOFT -7638
(585) 594-4621
(585) 594-1957 Fax
barbsoft@rochester.rr.com
www.trisomy.org
Materials available
Contact: Barb Vanherreweghe
March 1 - 31

Workplace Eye Wellness Month

Prevent Blindness America
211 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60606
(800) 331-2020
(312) 363-6001
(312) 363-6052 Fax
www.preventblindness.org
Materials available
Contact: PBA Vision Health Resource Center
March 3 - 10

National Sleep Awareness Week®

National Sleep Foundation
1010 North Glebe Road, Suite 310
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 243-1697
nsf@sleepfoundation.org
www.sleepfoundation.org/event/national-sleep-awareness-week-2013
Materials available
Contact: Tom Clifford
March 3 - 9

National Problem Gambling Awareness Week

National Council on Problem Gambling
730 11th Street NW, Suite 601
Washington, DC 20001
(800) 522-4700
(202) 547-9204
(202) 547-9206 Fax
keithw@ncpgambling.org
www.npgaw.org
Materials available
Contact: Keith Whyte
March 3 - 9

Patient Safety Awareness Week

National Patient Safety Foundation
268 Summer Street, 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 391-9900
(617) 391-9999 Fax
info@npsf.org
www.npsf.org/hp/psaw/
Materials available
Contact: None designated
March 4 - 8

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
March 10

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Office on Women's Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue SW, Room 728 E
Washington, DC 20201
(202) 690-7650
(202) 401-4005 Fax
www.womenshealth.gov/nwghaad/
Materials available
Contact: Monique Claggett-Davis
March 11 - 17

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
March 14

World Kidney Day

International Society of Nephrology
340 North Avenue, 3rd Floor
Cranford, NJ 07016-2496
(576) 248-9703
(908) 272-7101 Fax
info@worldkidneyday.org
www.worldkidneyday.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated
March 17 - 23

National Poison Prevention Week

Poison Prevention Week Council
American Association of Poison Control Centers
515 King Street, Suite 510
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 894-1858
Wilson@aapcc.org
www.aapcc.org
Materials available
Contact: Courtney Wilson
March 18 - 22

Flood Safety Awareness Week

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service
Office of Climate, Water, and Weather Services
1325 East-West Highway, Room 13142
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301)713-1677x124
deborah.jones@noaa.gov
www.nws.noaa.gov/floodsafety/index.shtml
Contact: None designated
March 18 - 22

National Youth Violence Prevention Week

National Association of SAVE
322 Chapanoke Road, Suite 110
Raleigh, NC 27603
(866) 343-SAVE (7283)
(919) 661-7800
(919) 661-7777 Fax
info@nationalsave.org
www.nationalsave.org/event/national-youth-violence-prevention-week
Materials available
Contact: None designated
March 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
March 24 - 31

National Tsunami Preparedness Week

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service
Office of Climate, Water, and Weather Services
1325 East West Highway, Room 13142
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 713-1677 x124
deborah.jones@noaa.gov
www.tsunami.gov
Materials available
Contact: Deborah Jones
March 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
March 26

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

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/index.php/programs-a-services/alcohol-awareness-month
Materials available
Contact: None designated
April 1 - 30

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month

International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders
700 W.Virginia Strret, #201
Milwaukee, WI 53204
(888) 964-2001
(414) 964-1799
(414) 964-7176 Fax
iffgd@iffgd.org
www.aboutibs.org/site/about-ibs/april-ibs-awareness-month
Materials available
Contact: Nancy Norton
April 1 - 30

National Autism Awareness Month

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

National Child Abuse Prevention Month

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

National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

FocusDriven
P. O. Box 45333
Omaha, NE 68145
(603) 775-2405
info@focusdriven.org
www.focusdriven.org/index.aspx
Materials available
Contact: None designated
April 1 - 30

National Donate Life Month

Division of Transplantation, Healthcare Systems Bureau
Health Resources and Services Administration
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Parklawn Building, Room 12C-05
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
(888) 275-4772
(703) 821-2098 Fax
ask@hrsa.gov
www.organdonor.gov
Materials available
Contact: Division of Transplantation Staff
April 1 - 30

National Facial Protection Month

American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
American Association of Orthodontists
9700 West Bryn Mawr Avenue
Rosemont, IL 60018
(847) 678-6200
inquiries@aaoms.org
www.aaoms.org
Materials available
Contact: AAOMS Communications
April 1 - 30

National 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
www.minorityhealth.hhs.gov/
Materials available
Contact: Information Specialist
April 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
April 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
praota@aota.org
www.aota.org
Materials available
Contact: Katie Riley
April 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
(202) 544-1034
info@rainn.org
www.rainn.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated
April 1 - 30

Sports Eye Safety Awareness Month

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

Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month

Prevent Blindness America
211 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60606
(800) 331-2020
www.preventblindness.org/2013-prevent-blindness-america-eye-health-and-safety-observance-calendar
Materials available
Contact: PBA Vision Health Resource Center
April 1 - 7

National Public Health Week

American Public Health Association
800 I Street NW
Washington, DC 20001-3710
(202) 777-2428
(202) 777-2500 TTY
(202) 777-2532 Fax
nphw@apha.org
www.nphw.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated
April 2

Sexual Assault Awareness Month Day of Action

National Sexual Violence Resource Center
123 North Enola Drive
Enola, PA 17025
(877) 739-3895
(717) 909-0710
(717) 909-0714 Fax
resources@nsvrc.org
www.nsvrc.org/saam/current-campaign/day-of-action
Materials available
Contact: Lauren Sogor
April 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
April 10

National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Advocates for Youth
2000 M Street NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 419-3420
(202) 419-1448
www.advocatesforyouth.org/nyhaad-home
Materials available
Contact: None designated
April 11

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
April 20 - 27

National Infant Immunization Week

National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road NE, MS A27
Atlanta, GA 30333
(800) CDC-INFO (232-4636)
(404) 639-8200
(404) 639-8905 Fax
cdcinfo@cdc.gov
www.cdc.gov/vaccines/events/niiw/index.html
Materials available
Contact: Dwan Hightower
April 21 - 27

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
April 24 - 30

World Immunization Week

World health Organization
525 Twenty-third Street,N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20037
(202) 974-3000
(202) 974-3663 Fax
www.who.int/mediacentre/events/annual/immunization_week/en/index.html
Contact: None designated
April 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
April 29 - May 3

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
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May

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
www.arthritis.org/arthritis-awareness-month.php
Materials available
Contact: Carol Galbreath
May 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
May 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
May 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
www.nei.nih.gov/healthyvisionmonth
Materials available
Contact: Linda Huss
May 1 - 31

Hepatitis Awareness Month

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

Mental Health Month

Mental Health America
2000 North Beauregard Street, 6th Floor
Alexandria, VA 22311
(800) 969-6642
(703) 684-7722
(703) 684-5968 Fax
rbridge@mentalhealthamerica.net
www.mentalhealthamerica.net/go/may
Materials available
Contact: None designated
May 1 - 31

National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
8201 Corporate Drive, Suite 1000
Landover, MD 20785
(800) 7-ASTHMA (727-8462)
(202) 466-7643
(202) 466-8940 Fax
info@aafa.org
www.aafa.org/display.cfm?ID=5&Sub=105&Cont=457
Materials available
Contact: None designated
May 1 - 31

National Celiac Disease Awareness Month

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

National High Blood Pressure Education Month

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Health Information Center
P.O. Box 30105
Bethesda, MD 20824-0105
(301) 592-8573
(301) 592-8563 Fax
nhlbiinfo@nhlbi.nih.gov
www.nhlbi.nih.gov
Materials available
Contact: Information Specialist
May 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
rachel@oldwaypt.org
www.oldwayspt.org
Materials available
Contact: Rachel Greenstein
May 1 - 31

National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month

National Osteoporosis Foundation
1150 17th Street NW, Suite 850
Washington, DC 20036
(800) 231-4222
(202) 223-2226
(202) 223-2237 Fax
communications@nof.org
www.nof.org
Materials available
Contact: Valerie Patmintra
May 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/blog-posts/index.php?year=2012&tag=National+Physical+Fitness+and+Sports+Month
Materials available
Contact: None designated
May 1 - 31

National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

Advocates for Youth
2000 M Street NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 419-3420
(202) 419-1448 Fax
www.advocatesforyouth.org/topics-issues/teen-pregnancy-prevention/1304-tpp
Materials available
Contact: None designated
May 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
May 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
May 1 - 31

Preeclampsia Awareness Month

Preeclampsia Foundation
6767 N. Wickham Road, Suite 400
Melbourne, FL 32940
(800) 665-9341
(321) 421-6957
(321) 821-0450 Fax
eleni.tsigas@preeclampsia.org
www.preeclampsia.org
Materials available
Contact: Eleni Tsigas
May 1 - 31

Ultraviolet Awareness Month

Prevent Blindness America
211 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60606
(800) 331-2020
(312) 363-6001
(312) 363-6052 Fax
www.preventblindness.org
Materials available
Contact: PBA Vision Health Resource Center
May 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
Materials available
Contact: None designated
May 5 - 11

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
www.ffcmh.org
Materials available
Contact: Sandra A. Spencer
May 5 - 11

North American Occupational Safety and Health Week

American Society of Safety Engineers
ASSE Public Relations Department
1800 East Oakton Street
Des Plaines, IL 60018-2187
(847) 699-2929
(847) 768-3413
(847) 296-3769 Fax
dhurns@asse.org
www.asse.org/NAOSH
Materials available
Contact: Diane Hurns
May 5

Hand Hygiene Day

World Health Organization
525 Twenty-third Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20037
(202) 974-3000
(202) 974-3663 Fax
savelives@who.int
www.who.int/gpsc/5may/en/
Materials available
Contact: None designated
May 8

Bike to School Day

National Center for Safe Routes to School
730 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, Suite 300 / Campus Box 3430
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3430
866-610-SRTS (610-7787)
walk@walktoschool.org
www.walkbiketoschool.org/
Materials available
Contact: Susan Byszeski
May 11

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
www.cdlsusa.org
Materials available
Contact: Marie Malloy
May 12 - 18

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
www.foodallergy.org/section/food-allergy-awareness-week1
Materials available
Contact: Jennifer Roeder
May 12 - 18

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/nwhw/
Materials available
Contact: Retta Terry
May 13 - 19

National Alcohol- and Other Drug-Related Birth Defects Awareness Week

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc.
217 Broadway, Suite 712
New York, NY 10007
(800) NCA-CALL (622-2255) (24-hour Affiliate referral)
(212) 269-7797
(212) 269-7510 Fax
president@ncadd.org
www.ncadd.org
Materials available
Contact: President
May 13 - 19

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
www.stutteringhelp.org
Materials available
Contact: Jane Fraser
May 13 - 17

National Neuropathy Awareness Week

The Neuropathy Association
60 East 42nd Street, Suite 942
New York, NY 10165
(212) 692-0665
(212) 692-0668 Fax
info@neuropathy.org
www.neuropathy.org/site/PageServer?pagename=Neuropathy_Week
Materials available
Contact: Paul Guidos
May 13

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
womenshealth.gov/nwhw/check-up-day/
Materials available
Contact: Retta Terry
May 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
May 19

National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

The Banyan Tree Project
Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center
730 Polk Street, 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 292-3420 x352
(415) 292-3404 Fax
sapna@apiwellness.org
www.banyantreeproject.org
Materials available
Contact: Sapna Mysoor
May 20

World Autoimmune Arthritis Day

The International Autoimmune Arthritis Movement
646 South Barrington Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90049
(877) 609-IAAM (4226)
Tiffany@IAAMovement.org
www.worldautoimmunearthritisday.org
Materials available
Contact: Tami Brown
May 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 30333
(404) 639-1700
(404) 718-4842 Fax
healthywater@cdc.gov
www.cdc.gov/healthywater/swimming/rwi/rwi-prevention-week/
Materials available
Contact: Michele Hlavsa
May 24

Heat Safety Awareness Day

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service
Office of Climate, Water, and Weather Services
1325 East West Highway, Room 13160
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 713-1867 x135
jannie.g.ferrell@noaa.gov
www.weather.gov/om/heat/index.shtml
Materials available
Contact: Jannie G. Ferrell
May 26 - June 1

National Hurricane Preparedness Week

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service
Office of Climate, Water, and Weather Services
1325 East West Highway, Room 13142
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 713-1677 x124
deborah.jones@noaa.gov
www.nhc.noaa.gov
Materials available
Contact: Deborah Jones
May 29

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
May 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

June 1 - July 4

Fireworks Safety Month

Prevent Blindness America
211 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60606
(800) 331-2020
www.preventblindness.org/2013-prevent-blindness-america-eye-health-and-safety-observance-calendar
Materials available
Contact: PBA Vision Health Resource Center
June 1 - 30

Cataract Awareness Month

Prevent Blindness America
211 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60606
(800) 331-2020
(312) 363-6001
(312) 363-6052 Fax
www.preventblindness.org
Materials available
Contact: PBA Vision Health Resource Center
June 1 - 30

Men's Health Month

Men's Health Network
P.O. Box 75972
Washington, DC 20013
(202) 543-6461 x101
(202) 543-2727 Fax
info@menshealthweek.org
www.menshealthmonth.org
Materials available
Contact: Theresa Morrow
June 1 - 30

Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month

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

National Safety Month

National Safety Council
1121 Spring Lake Drive
Itasca, IL 60143-3201
(800) 621-7615
(630) 775-2307
(630) 285-1315 Fax
media@nsc.org
www.nsc.org/Pages/JuneisNationalSafetyMonth.aspx
Materials available
Contact: None designated
June 1 - 30

National Scleroderma Awareness Month

Scleroderma Foundation
300 Rosewood Drive, Suite 105
Danvers, MA 01923
(800) 722-HOPE (722-4673)
(978) 463-5809 Fax
sfinfo@scleroderma.org
www.scfo.convio.net/site/PageServer?pagename=SAW_ias
Materials available
Contact: National Office or Local Chapters
June 2 - 8

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 13142
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 713-1677 x124
deborah.jones@noaa.gov
www.ripcurrents.noaa.gov/week.shtml
Materials available
Contact: Deborah Jones
June 2

National Cancer Survivors Day

National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation
P.O. Box 682285
Franklin, TN 37068
(615) 794-3006
(615) 794-0179 Fax
info@ncsd.org
www.ncsd.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated
June 10 - 16

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
June 19

World Sickle Cell Day

African American Blood Drive and Bone Marrow Registry for Sickle Cell Disease Awareness
P.O. Box 1275
Inglewood, CA 90308-1275
(323) 750-1087
aa4scdawareness@aol.com
www.aablooddriveandmarrowregistry4sicklecellawareness.webs.com/worldsicklecellday.htm
Materials available
Contact: Nita Thompson
June 23 - 29

National Lightening Safety Awareness Week

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service
Office of Climate, Water, and Weather Services
1325 East West Highway, Room 13142
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 713-0090 x141
donna.franklin@noaa.gov
www.lighteningsafety.noaa.gov
Materials available
Contact: Donna Franklin
June 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

July 1 - 31

Cord Blood Awareness Month

Parent's Guide to Cord Blood Foundation
23110 Georgia Avenue
Brookeville, MD 20833
(301) 774-4915
info@parentsguidecordblood.org
www.parentsguidecordblood.org
Materials available
Contact: Dr. Frances Verter
July 1 - 31

International Group B Strep Awareness Month

Group B Strep International
11 El Dorado Court
Pomona, CA 91766
(909) 620-7214
(909) 620-5557 Fax
info@gbs-intl.org
www.groupbstrepinternational.org
Materials available
Contact: Marti Perhach
July 1 - 31

Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month

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

National Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness & Prevention Month

AmeriFace
P. O. Box 751112
Las Vegas, NV 89136-1112
(888) 486-1209
(702) 769-9264
(702) 341-5351 Fax
info@nccapm.org
www.nccapm.org/
Materials available
Contact: Debbie Oliver
July 28

World Hepatitis Day

World Hepatitis Alliance
contact@worldhepatitisalliance.org
www.worldhepatitisday.info
Materials available
Contact: Michael Ninburg
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August

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
www.preventblindness.org
Materials available
Contact: PBA Vision Health Resource Center
August 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
August 1 - 31

National Immunization Awareness Month

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

Psoriasis Awareness Month

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

World Breastfeeding Week

World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action
P. O. Box 4097
Schaumburg, IL 60168-4079
(847) 519-7730
(847) 969-0460 Fax
waba@waba.org
www.worldbreastfeedingweek.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated
August 11 - 17

National Health Center Week

National Association of Community Health Centers
7200 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 210
Bethesda, MD 20814
(202) 834-2392 Voice
apearskelly@naach.org
www.healthcenterweek.org/?gclid=CICyoYz--LECFQQ3nAodRXEACQ
Materials available
Contact: Amanda Kelly
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September

September 1 - 30

National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month

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

National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

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

World Alzheimer's Month

Alzheimer's Disease International
64 Great Suffolk Street
London, UNITED KINGDOM SE1 OBL
+44 20 7981 0880
+44 20 7928 2357 Fax
info@alz.co.uk
www.alz.co.uk/wam
Materials available
Contact: None designated
September 7 - 13

National Suicide Prevention Week

American Association of Suicidology
5221 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20015
(202) 237-2280
(202) 237-2282 Fax
info@suicidology.org
www.suicidology.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated
September 15 - 21

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
September 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
daniel.greenberg@apha.org
www.aphagetready.org
Materials available
Contact: Daniel Greenberg
September 18

National School Backpack Awareness Day

American Occupational Therapy Association
4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20824-3449
(301) 652-6611
(800) 377-8555 TDD
(301) 652-7711 Fax
praota@aota.org
www.aota.org
Materials available
Contact: Katie Riley
September 25

National Women's Health & Fitness DayTM

Health Information Resource Center
328 West Lincoln Avenue
Libertyville, IL 60048
(800) 828-8225
info@fitnessday.com
www.fitnessday.com
Materials available
Contact: Patricia Henze
September 27

National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

National Association of People with AIDS
8401 Colesville Road, Suite 505
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(866) 846-9366
(240) 247-0880
(240) 247-0574 Fax
sbailous@napwa.org
www.napwa.org/
Materials available
Contact: Stephen Bailous
September 28

Family Health & Fitness Day USA®

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

World Heart Day

World Heart Federation
7 Rue des Battoirs, Case postale 155
1211 Geneva 4
SWITZERLAND
info@worldheart.org
www.worldheart.org
Materials available
Contact: Cynthia Haro
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October

October 19

World Pediatric Bone and Joint Day

United States Bone and Joint Initiative
6300 N. River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018
(847) 430-5053
(847) 823-1822 Fax
tobyking@usbji.org
www.usbji.org
Materials available
Contact: Toby King
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November

November 1 - 30

American Diabetes Month

American Diabetes Association
1701 North Beauregard Street
Alexandria, VA 22311
(800) DIABETES (342-2383)
(703) 549-1500
(703) 549-6995 Fax
askada@diabetes.org
www.diabetes.org/in-my-community/programs/american-diabetes-month/
Materials available
Contact: Local Chapters
November 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
mike.townsend@lung.org
www.lung.org
Materials available
Contact: Mike Townsend
November 1 - 30

Lung Cancer Awareness Month

American Lung Association
1301 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20004
(800) 548-8252
(202) 785-3355
(202) 452-1805 Fax
mike.townsend@lung.org
www.lung.org
Materials available
Contact: Mike Townsend
November 23

International Survivors of Suicide Day

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
120 Wall Street, 29th Floor
New York, NY 10005
(888) 333-AFSP (2377)
(212) 363-3500
survivingsuicideloss@afsp.org
www.afsp.org
Materials available
Contact: Survivor Initiatives Department
November 24 - 30

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Awareness Week

International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders
700 W. Virginia St., #201
Milwaukee, WI 53204
(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

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
www.preventblindness.org
Materials available
Contact: PBA Vision Health Resource Center
December 1 - 7

National Handwashing Awareness Week

Henry the Hand Foundation
11714 U.S. Route 42
Cincinnati, OH 45241
(513) 769-HAND (4263)
dr.will@henrythehand.com
www.henrythehand.com
Materials available
Contact: Dr. Will Sawyer
December 1

World AIDS Day

World AIDS Campaign
Van Diemenstraat 192
1013 CP Amsterdam
THE NETHERLANDS
+31 20 616 9045
info@worldaidscampaign.org
www.worldaidscampaign.org/
Materials available
Contact: None designated
December 8 - 14

National Influenza Vaccination Week

National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases
1600 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30333
(800) CDC-INFO (232-4636)
fluinbox@cdc.gov
www.cdc.gov/flu/nivw/index.htm
Materials available
Contact: None designated
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