International Year of Indigenous Languages
Jan
1
to Dec 31

International Year of Indigenous Languages

Social: #IndigenousLanguages

Twitter: @IYIL2019

Facebook: @IYIL2019

Website: https://en.iyil2019.org/

An International Year is an important cooperation mechanism dedicated to raising awareness of a particular topic or theme of global interest or concern, and mobilizing different players for coordinated action around the world.

In 2016, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution proclaiming 2019 as the International Year of Indigenous Languages, based on a recommendation by the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.

At the time, the Forum said that 40 per cent of the estimated 6,700 languages spoken around the world were in danger of disappearing.  The fact that most of these are indigenous languages puts the cultures and knowledge systems to which they belong at risk. 

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The International Year of the Periodic Table
Jan
1
to Dec 31

The International Year of the Periodic Table

Social: #IYPT2019

Twitter: @IYPT2019

Facebook: @IYPT2019

Instagram: IYPT2019

Website: https://www.iypt2019.org/

The Periodic Table of Chemical Elements is one of the most significant achievements in science, capturing the essence not only of chemistry, but also of physics and biology.

2019 will be the 150th anniversary since Dmitry Mendeleev discovered the Periodic System and has been proclaimed the "International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements" (IYPT2019).

All around the globe celebrations will take place in 2019. Join us in our celebrations! Discover the beauty of the Periodic Table, submit your event or become a sponsor.

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National Interprofessional Health Care Month
Apr
1
to Apr 30

National Interprofessional Health Care Month

Social: #ICP, #Interprofessional, #Healthcare

Twitter: @NAPractice

Website: www.napractice.org/Advocacy/National-Interprofessional-Health-Care-Month  

Proclamation

“National Interprofessional Health Care Month”

Whereas, quality health care is in the public’s interest for maintenance of

 independence, productivity, happiness, overall welfare and well-being of society.

 Whereas, quality health care is provided collaboratively by professionals of multiple

 disciplines dependent upon the health needs of the public at large.

 Whereas, primary health care begins with health promotion, wellness, and the

 prevention of the very diseases and health problems that require treatment from

 various healthcare professionals.

 Whereas, the complexity and breadth of health promotion, illness prevention and

 quality health care benefits from the diverse knowledge and skills of a range of health

 care professionals.

 Whereas, health care clinicians collaborating in an interprofessional team model of

 service enhances not only coordination, but safe, effective and high quality health

 care.

 Therefore, the National Academies of Practice proclaim

 the month of April as

“National Interprofessional Health Care Month.”

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Occupational Therapy Month
Apr
1
to Apr 30

Occupational Therapy Month

Social: #OTMonth

Twitter: @AOTAInc

Facebook: @AmericanOccupationalTherapyAssociationAOTA

Website: www.aota.org/Conference-Events/OTMonth.aspx 

As an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant, you are part of a vitally important profession that helps people across the lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities. Your holistic and customized approach to evaluations, interventions, and outcomes help a child with disabilities participate in school and in social situations, assist a person recovering from injuries to regain skills, aid an older adult to stay as independent as possible, and offer the specialized support and services to people of all ages and in all circumstances that only occupational therapy can provide.

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Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month
Apr
1
to Apr 30

Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month

Social: #WomensEyeHealth

Twitter: @PBA_savingsight

Facebook: @preventblindness

Website: www.preventblindness.org/womens-eye-health-and-safety-awareness-month 

The Future of Vision: Forecasting the Prevalence and Costs of Vision Problems, women make up the majority of the 4.4 million Americans age 40 and older who are visually impaired or blind.  More women than men have age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, and glaucoma. These numbers will only continue to increase in the years to come. 

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National Child Abuse Prevention Month
Apr
1
to Apr 30

National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Social: #NCAPM2019

Twitter: @ChildWelfareGov

Facebook: @childwelfare

Website: www.childwelfare.gov/topics/preventing/preventionmonth/ 

National Child Abuse Prevention Month recognizes the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect and promotes the social and emotional well-being of children and families. During the month of April and throughout the year, communities are encouraged to increase awareness and provide education and support to families through resources and strategies to prevent child abuse and neglect. Each year, the White House and many states issue proclamations to raise awareness and to encourage communities to take steps to improve the well-being of children. To learn more about significant moments in child abuse prevention, browse the NCAPM timeline:

https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/preventing/preventionmonth/about/timeline/

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Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month
Apr
1
to Apr 30

Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

Social: #SAAM

Twitter: @RAINN

Facebook: @RAINN01

Website: www.rainn.org 

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE, online.rainn.org y rainn.org/es) in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.

After sexual assault, it’s hard to know how to react. You may be physically hurt, emotionally drained, or unsure what to do next. You may be considering working with the criminal justice system, but are unsure of where to start. Learning more about what steps you can take following sexual violence can help ground you in a difficult time.

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National Distracted Driving Awareness Month
Apr
1
to Apr 30

National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Social: #DistractedDriving

Twitter: @NSCsafety

Facebook: @NatlSafetyCouncil

Website: www.nsc.org/learn/NSC-Initiatives/Pages/distracted-driving-awareness-month.aspx 

Every day, at least nine Americans die and 100 are injured in distracted driving crashes. Cell phones, dashboard touchscreens, voice commands and other in-vehicle technologies pose a threat to our safety. The consequences of those distractions are not worth the convenience they offer. Ignore the distractions and #justdrive to keep us all safer on the roads.

Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April is a united effort to recognize the dangers of and eliminate preventable deaths from distracted driving. Join us to help save lives.

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National Donate Life Month
Apr
1
to Apr 30

National Donate Life Month

Social: #DonateLife, #organdonor

Twitter: @HRSAgov

Facebook: @organdonor.gov

Website: www.organdonor.gov 

Every day, lives are saved and improved by the gift of life, sight and health. Even though 145 million people in the U.S. have registered as donors, we all need to sign up.

Signing up on your state registry means that someday you could save lives as a donor—by leaving behind the gift of life. When you register, most states let you choose what organs and tissues you want to donate, and you can update your status at any time.

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National Facial Protection Month
Apr
1
to Apr 30

National Facial Protection Month

Social: #FacialProtection

Twitter: @aaoms

Facebook: @aaoms.org

Website: www.aaoms.org/media/april-is-national-facial-protection-month 

This month we're spreading the word to remind both children and adults: as you suit up for outdoor activities this spring, don't forget to protect your face and head. Spring often brings a flood of patients suffering with head, mouth and facial injuries resulting from sports-related accidents to doctors' offices and emergency rooms. Many oral and facial injuries can be easily prevented with the use of sports safety equipment like helmets and mouth guards.

National Facial Protection Month is sponsored by the Academy for Sports DentistryAmerican Academy of Pediatric DentistryAmerican Academy of PediatricsAmerican Dental AssociationAmerican Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and the American Association of Orthodontists. Together we encourage children and adults to enjoy the pleasures of the season by using common sense and taking the necessary precautions to prevent sports injuries.

For more information about the prevention and treatment of facial injury, visit MyOMS.org.

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National Autism Awareness Month
Apr
1
to Apr 30

National Autism Awareness Month

Social: #CelebratingDifferences, #Autism

Twitter: @AutismSociety

Facebook: @AutismSociety

Website: www.autism-society.org 

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental disability, typically appearing during childhood and affecting a person's ability to communicate and interact with others.

Nearly a quarter century ago, the Autism Society launched a nationwide effort to promote autism awareness, inclusion and self-determination for all, and assure that each person with ASD is provided the opportunity to achieve the highest possible quality of life. This year we want to go beyond simply promoting autism awareness to encouraging friends and collaborators to become partners in movement toward acceptance and appreciation.

Let’s embrace a new perspective. For over 50 years we have worked in communities (both large and small) to ensure our actions, through our services and programming, supported all individuals living with autism. Let’s expand this work to focus on the rest of us – ensuring acceptance and inclusion in schools and communities that results in true appreciation of the unique aspects of all people. We want to get one step closer to a society where those with ASDs are truly valued for their unique talents and gifts.

Join us in celebration for 2019 National Autism Awareness Month! National Autism Awareness Month represents an excellent opportunity to promote autism awareness, autism acceptance and to draw attention to the tens of thousands facing an autism diagnosis each year.

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Alcohol Awareness Month
Apr
1
to Apr 30

Alcohol Awareness Month

Social: #AlcoholAwarenessMonth

Twitter: @FacingAddiction

Facebook: @facingaddiction

Website: www.facingaddiction.org

Founded and sponsored by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (now Facing Addiction with NCADD), Alcohol Awareness Month was established in 1987 to help reduce the stigma so often associated with alcohol addiction by encouraging communities to reach out to the American public each April with information about alcohol, alcohol addiction, and recovery. Alcohol addiction is a chronic, progressive disease, genetically predisposed and fatal if untreated. However, people can and do recover. In fact, it is estimated that as many as 20 million individuals and family members are living lives in recovery from alcohol use!

Alcohol Awareness Month provides a focused opportunity across America to increase awareness and understanding of alcohol addiction, its causes, effective treatment, and recovery.  It is an opportunity to decrease stigma and misunderstandings in order to dismantle the barriers to treatment and recovery, and thus make seeking help more readily available to those who suffer from this disease.

With this year’s theme — “Help for Today, Hope for Tomorrow” — the month of April will be filled with local, state, and national events aimed at educating people about the treatment and prevention of alcohol addiction, particularly among our youth, and the important role that parents can play in giving kids a better understanding of the impact that alcohol can have on their lives. Local Facing Addiction with NCADD Affiliates as well as schools, colleges, churches, and countless other community organizations will sponsor a host of activities that create awareness and encourage individuals and families to get help for alcohol-related problems. 

An integral part of Alcohol Awareness Month is Alcohol-Free Weekend, April 5-7, 2019, which takes place on the first weekend of April, to raise public awareness about the use of alcohol and how it may be affecting individuals, families, businesses and our communities. During Alcohol-Free Weekend, Facing Addiction with NCADD extends an open invitation to all Americans to engage in three alcohol-free days. Those individuals or families who experience difficulty or discomfort in this 72-hour experiment are urged to contact local Facing Addiction with NCADD Affiliates, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Al-Anon to learn more about alcohol use disorder and its early symptoms.

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month of Action
Apr
1
to Apr 30

Sexual Assault Awareness Month of Action

Social: #SAAM

Twitter: @nsvrc

Facebook: @nsvrc

Website: www.nsvrc.org/saam 

Sexual Assault Awareness Month is a campaign to raise public awareness about sexual violence and educate communities on how to prevent it. The campaign theme, I Ask, champions the message that asking for consent is a healthy, normal, and necessary part of everyday interactions.  

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Oral Cancer Awareness Month
Apr
1
to Apr 30

Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Social: #OralCancerAwareness, #OralCancer

Twitter: @oralcancerfnd

Facebook: @oralcancer

Website: www.oralcancer.org 

Oral and oropharyngeal cancers are the largest group of those cancers which fall into the head and neck cancer category. Common names for it include such things as mouth cancer, tongue cancer, tonsil cancer, and throat cancer. Approximately 53,000 people in the US will be newly diagnosed with oral cancer in 2019. This includes those cancers that occur in the mouth itself, in the very back of the mouth known as the oropharynx, and on the exterior lip of the mouth. For more than a decade there has been an annual increase in the rate of occurrence of oral and oropharyngeal cancers. This is expected to continue as there is no national screening policy or protocol, and the risk factors for the disease continue to be relatively unchanged.

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Testicular Cancer Awareness Month
Apr
1
to Apr 30

Testicular Cancer Awareness Month

Social: #TesticularCancer

Twitter: @TAMHBlog, @MensHlthNetwork

Facebook: @menshealthnetwork

Website: www.TesticularCancerAwarenessMonth.com 

About Testicular Cancer

Testicular cancer is the most common type of cancer in men ages 15-35 years, but men of all ages can be at risk.

Testicular cancer is of special concern to young men. It’s less common in middle-aged and older men. Caucasian men are about 5 times more likely to develop testicular cancer than African American men. The rate among Hispanic men lies between those of African Americans and Caucasians.

In the U.S., over 8,500 cases are diagnosed each year, and almost 400 males die of testicular cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, the average age of diagnosis is about age 33.

Most testicular cancer awareness organizations recommend that males conduct regular self-exams. Instructions for self-exams can be found here.

You can learn more about testicular cancer at the Men’s Health Resource Center.

You can download free brochures in English and Spanish at the Men’s Health Library.
English | Spanish

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Sports Eye Safety Awareness Month
Apr
1
to Apr 30

Sports Eye Safety Awareness Month

Social: #SportEyeSafety

Twitter: @aao_ophth

Facebook: @AmericanAcademyofOphthalmology

Website: aao.org/eyesmart 

More than 25,000 people seek treatment for sports-related eye injuries each year. The good news is that almost all of these injuries can be prevented. Whatever your game, whatever your age, you need to protect your eyes!

Take the following steps to avoid sports eye injuries:

  • Wear proper safety goggles (lensed polycarbonate protectors) for racquet sports or basketball. In order to be assured that your eyes are protected, it is important that any eye guard or sports protective eyewear are labeled as ASTM F803 approved. This eyewear is performance tested to give you the highest levels of protection.

  • Use batting helmets with polycarbonate face shields for youth baseball.

  • Use helmets and face shields approved by the U.S. Amateur Hockey Association when playing hockey.

  • Know that regular glasses don't provide enough protection

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STI Awareness Month
Apr
1
to Apr 30

STI Awareness Month

Social: #PleasureIsHealthy, #ISpeakSexHealth

Twitter: @InfoASHA

Facebook: American Sexual Health Association

Website: www.ASHAsexualhealth.org 

March is Sexual Pleasure Month

It’s on! March is Sexual Pleasure Month and the focus is #PleasureIsHealthy! Pleasure has many benefits: sex helps you sleep better, reduces stress and increases happiness. Sex and orgasm actually release chemicals that our bodies love.

We can experience the benefits of pleasure with or without a partner, too, so here’s a plug for masturbation as a normal, natural, healthy practice!  There’s no one “right way” to have sex and we hope you’ll use some of our resources this month and beyond to explore the many approaches to pleasure and satisfaction we believe you so richly deserve. Enjoy!   

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National Infertility Awareness Week
Apr
21
to Apr 27

National Infertility Awareness Week

Social: #InfertilityUncovered, #NIAW

Twitter: @resolveorg

Facebook: @resolveinfertilityorg

Website: infertilityawareness.org 

Anyone can be challenged to have a family. No matter what race, religion, sexuality or economic status you are, infertility doesn’t discriminate.

Together, we can change how others view infertility. It begins with being part of a national movement, National Infertility Awareness Week®. This week unites millions of Americans who want to remove the stigmas and barriers that stand in the way of building families.

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Every Kid Healthy™ Week
Apr
22
to Apr 26

Every Kid Healthy™ Week

Social: #EveryKidHealthy

Twitter: @Act4HlthyKids

Facebook: @act4healthykids

Website: www.everykidhealthyweek.org 

Every Kid Healthy™ Week is an annual observance created to celebrate school health and wellness achievements and recognized on the calendar of National Health Observances. Observed the last week of April each year, this special week shines a spotlight on the great efforts schools are making to improve the health and wellness of their students and the link between nutrition, physical activity, and learning – because healthy kids are better prepared to learn! Anyone can get involved and be a part of the celebration to help support sound nutrition, regular physical activity and health-promoting programs in schools with a school health event. Schools are invited to host an event during Every Kid Healthy Week or anytime in April. Consider making your field day or other school-wide event health-focused. Keep reading to learn how to host an event!

Host an Every Kid Healthy Event at Your School

More than 7,000 schools have hosted events since 2013, and more than 3 million students, staff, family, and community members have participated in tasting new, nutritious foods at taste tests; learning health tips at school health fairs; competing in field days, running in fun runs; and much, much more.

Every Kid Healthy Week events should promote and reinforce healthy eating, nutrition education, physical activity and physical education. We have lots of resources to help you promote your event and get students and the whole community excited and involved.

Wondering where to start? If your school is already planning a field day or other school event in April, make the focus on healthy kids and families to show your school's commitment to wellness. Or if you are looking for something new, check out Game On for field day activities, event ideas, resources and step-by-step guidance. Game On activities also include tips and ideas on how to engage volunteers to support your needs. And get inspired by these awesome success stories from past Every Kid Healthy Week events.

Remember to engage passionate individuals from your local community as volunteers who can offer expertise and extra hands to help you implement your school health events and activities. Find tips for engaging parents and community volunteers in our Every Kid Healthy Week Toolkit.

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World Immunization Week
Apr
24
to Apr 30

World Immunization Week

Social: #VaccinesWork

Twitter: @WHO

Facebook: @WHO

Website: https://www.who.int/campaigns/world-immunization-week/world-immunization-week-2019

Vaccines work: We are protected together

Celebrated in the last week of April, World Immunization Week aims to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease. Immunization saves millions of lives every year and is widely recognized as one of the world’s most successful and cost-effective health interventions. Yet, there are still nearly 20 million unvaccinated and under-vaccinated children in the world today.

The theme of this year’s campaign is Protected Together: Vaccines Work!, and the campaign will celebrate Vaccine Heroes from around the world – from parents and community members to health workers and innovators – who help ensure we are all protected, at all ages, through the power of vaccines.

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World Meningitis Day
Apr
24
12:00 AM00:00

World Meningitis Day

Social: #AfterMeningitis

Twitter: @COMOmeningitis

Facebook: @ConfederationOfMeningitisOrganisations

Website: http://www.comomeningitis.org/

At the Confederation of Meningitis Organisations (CoMO) we are dedicated to preventing meningitis globally by ensuring families worldwide have access to early diagnosis, preventative measures and quick treatment. It is our goal to prevent meningitis worldwide because we can and we should.

World Meningitis Day 2019

The theme for World Meningitis Day 2019 is Life After Meningitis. The campaign will focus on the after effects of meningitis, whether that is bereavement after losing someone to meningitis or managing a wide range of consequences #AfterMeningitis. 

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World Malaria Day
Apr
25
12:00 AM00:00

World Malaria Day

Social: #EndMalaria, #WorldMalariaDay

Twitter: @WHO

Facebook: @WHO

Website: https://www.who.int/campaigns/malaria-day/2018/en/

World Malaria Day, marked every year on 25 April, is an occasion to highlight the need for continued investment and sustained political commitment for malaria prevention and control. This year, WHO is calling for urgent action to get the global fight against malaria back on track. This page provides a summary of activities and statements issued by WHO headquarters and regional offices.

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National Infant Immunization Week
Apr
27
to May 4

National Infant Immunization Week

Social: #ivax2protect

Twitter: @CDCgov

Facebook: @CDC

Website: www.cdc.gov/vaccines/events/niiw/index.html 

National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and to celebrate the achievements of immunization programs and their partners in promoting healthy communities.

In 2019, we are celebrating the 25th anniversary of NIIW.  Since 1994, hundreds of communities across the United States have joined to celebrate the critical role vaccination plays in protecting our children, communities, and public health.

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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
Apr
27
10:00 AM10:00

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Social: #TakeBackDay

Twitter: @DEAHQ

Facebook: @DEAHQ

Website: https://takebackday.dea.gov/

Need to dispose of prescription drugs before the next Take Back Day? Click here to locate a year-round authorized collector in your area.

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet. 

The DEA’s Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths.

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Air Quality Awareness Week
Apr
29
to May 3

Air Quality Awareness Week

Social: #AirAware, #AQAW

Twitter: @EPA

Facebook: @EPA

Website: www3.epa.gov/airnow/airaware/ 

On behalf of our AirNow partners – NOAA National Weather Service, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Forest Service, and the U.S. Department of State – EPA is pleased to announce that Air Quality Awareness Week (AQAW) 2019 will be held April 29 – May 3, 2019.

The theme for this year is Check the AQI & Get Outside. Our goal is to promote events that increase air quality awareness and encourage people to check the Air Quality Index (AQI) to find out the best time of the day to be active outdoors.

We plan to focus on the following daily topics this year, featuring one each day on the AQAW website:

  • Monday - Your Heart & Lungs

  • Tuesday - Wildfires & Smoke

  • Wednesday - Air Quality Index & Sensors

  • Thursday - Air Quality and Your Community

  • Friday - Air Quality Around the World

EPA will make the website live Monday, April 29, the first day of AQAW (see https://www.airnow.gov/airaware).   

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May
1
to May 31

Better Hearing and Speech Month

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association 
2200 Research Boulevard
Rockville, MD 20850-3289 
(800) 498-8255 
(301) 296-5700 
(301) 296-8580 Fax 
nsslha@asha.org 
www.asha.org/bhsm/ 
Materials available 
Contact: None designated

Source: 2019 National Health Observances, National Health Information Center, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.

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National Physical Education & Sport Week
May
1
to May 7

National Physical Education & Sport Week

SHAPE America 
1900 Association Drive
Reston, VA 20191 
(703) 476-3461 
(800) 213-7193 
pkun@shapeamerica.org 
https://www.shapeamerica.org/events/pesportweek/National-PE-and-Sport-Week.aspx
Materials available 
Contact: None designated

Source: 2019 National Health Observances, National Health Information Center, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.

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May
1
to May 31

Global Employee Health and Fitness Month

National Association for Health and Fitness 
10 Kings Mill Court
Albany , NY 12205-3632 
(518) 465-1058 
info@gehfm.org 
www.healthandfitnessmonth.com 
Materials available 
Contact: Diane H. Hart

Source: 2019 National Health Observances, National Health Information Center, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.

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May
1
to May 31

Healthy Vision Month

National Eye Institute Information Office 
31 Center Drive MSC 2510
Bethesda, MD 20892-2510 
(301) 496-5248 
kcollins@nei.nih.gov 
nei.nih.gov/hvm 
Materials available 
Contact: Kym Collins-Lee

Source: 2019 National Health Observances, National Health Information Center, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.

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May
1
to May 31

National Osteoporosis Month

National Osteoporosis Foundation 
251 18th Street S, Suite 630
Arlington, VA 22202 
(703) 647-3000 
Christine.dockter@nof.org 
www.nof.org/nationalosteoporosismonth 
Materials available 
Contact: Christine Dockter

Source: 2019 National Health Observances, National Health Information Center, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.

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May
1
to May 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 
media@aafa.org 
www.aafa.org/page/asthma-and-allergy-awareness-month.aspx 
Materials available 
Contact: None designated

Source: 2019 National Health Observances, National Health Information Center, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.

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May
1
to May 31

National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

HHS Office of Adolescent Health 
1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 700
Rockville, MD 20852 
(240) 453-2846 
www.hhs.gov/ash/oah/news/national-teen-pregnancy-prevention-month.html 
Materials available 
Contact: None designated

Source: 2019 National Health Observances, National Health Information Center, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.

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May
1
to May 31

Food Allergy Action Month

Food Allergy Research & Education 
7925 Jones Branch Dr., Suite 1100
McLean, VA 22102 
(800) 929-4040 
(703) 691-3179 
(703) 691-2713 Fax 
ngregory@foodallergy.org 
www.foodallergy.org/life-with-food-allergies 
Materials available 
Contact: Nancy Gregory

Source: 2019 National Health Observances, National Health Information Center, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.

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May
1
to May 31

Arthritis Awareness Month

Arthritis Foundation 
1355 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 600
Atlanta, GA 30309 
(800) 283-7800 
(404) 965-7595 Fax 
cvillines@arthritis.org 
www.arthritis.org 
Materials available 
Contact: None designated

Source: 2019 National Health Observances, National Health Information Center, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.

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May
1
to May 31

National Stroke Awareness Month

NIH Neurological Institute 
P.O. Box 5801
Bethesda, MD 20824 
(800) 352-9424 
www.ninds.nih.gov/News-Events/Events-Proceedings/Events/Stroke-Awareness-Month 
Materials available 
Contact: None designated

Source: 2019 National Health Observances, National Health Information Center, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.

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May
1
to May 31

Preeclampsia Awareness Month

Preeclampsia Foundation 
3840 West Eau Gallie Blvd.
Suite 104
Melbourne, FL 32934 
(800) 665-9341 
(321) 421-6957 
info@preeclampsia.org 
www.preeclampsia.org 
Materials available 
Contact: None designated

Source: 2019 National Health Observances, National Health Information Center, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.

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May
1
to May 31

Skin Cancer Prevention Month ®

American Academy of Dermatology 
930 East Woodfield Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173 
(866) 503-SKIN (503-7546)
(847) 240-1280 
(847) 240-1859 Fax 
mediarelations@aad.org 
www.aad.org/public/spot-skin-cancer/programs/skin-cancer-awareness-month 
Materials available 
Contact: None designated

Source: 2019 National Health Observances, National Health Information Center, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.

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May
1
to May 31

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition 
Suite 560, Tower Bldg.
1101 Wootton Parkway
Rockville, MD 20852 
(240) 276-9567 
(240) 276-9860 Fax 
fitness@hhs.gov 
www.hhs.gov/fitness/be-active/npfsm2017/index.html 
Materials available 
Contact: None designated

Source: 2019 National Health Observances, National Health Information Center, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.

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May
1
to May 31

International Mediterranean Diet Month

Oldways 
266 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02116 
(617) 421-5500 
(617) 421-5511 Fax 
media@oldwayspt.org 
oldwayspt.org/programs/mediterranean-foods-alliance/international-mediterranean-diet-month 
Materials available 
Contact: Paola Garza

Source: 2019 National Health Observances, National Health Information Center, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.

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May
1
to May 31

Hepatitis Awareness Month

Division of Viral Hepatitis, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 
1600 Clifton Road, G-37
Atlanta, GA 30033 
(800) 232-4636 
(404) 718-8596 Voice 
www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/hepawarenessabcs.htm 
Materials available 
Contact: None designated

Source: 2019 National Health Observances, National Health Information Center, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.

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May
1
to May 31

Global Youth Traffic Safety Month

National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS) 
901 N. Washington Street, Suite 703
Alexandria, VA 22314 
(571) 367-7171 
support@noys.org 
noys.org/ 
Materials available 
Contact: None designated

Source: 2019 National Health Observances, National Health Information Center, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.

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May
1
to May 31

Mental Health Month

Mental Health America 
500 Montgomery Street, Suite 820
Alexandria, VA 22314 
(800) 969-6642 
(703) 684-7722 
(703) 684-5968 Fax 
www.mentalhealthamerica.net/may 
Materials available 
Contact: None designated

Source: 2019 National Health Observances, National Health Information Center, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.

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May
5
to May 11

Children's Mental Health Awareness Week

National Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health 
12320 Parklawn Drive
Rockville, MD 20852 
(240) 403-1901 
ffcmh@ffcmh.org 
ffcmh.org/copy-of-events 
Materials available 
Contact: None designated

Source: 2019 National Health Observances, National Health Information Center, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.

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May
5
to May 11

North American Occupational Safety and Health Week

American Society of Safety Engineers 
520 N. Northwest Hwy
Park Ridge, IL 60068 
(847) 699-2929 
(847) 768-3441 
(847) 768-3434 Fax 
customerservice@asse.org 
www.naosh.org/english/ 
Materials available 
Contact: Trinity Stachura

Source: 2019 National Health Observances, National Health Information Center, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.

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May
5
to May 6

Hand Hygiene Day

World Health Organization 
Avenue Appia 20, 1211 Geneva 27
Switzerland 
+ 41 22 791 21 11 
+ 41 22 791 31 11 Fax 
savelives@who.int 
www.who.int/gpsc/5may/en/ 
Materials available 
Contact: None designated

Source: 2019 National Health Observances, National Health Information Center, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.

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May
6
to May 12

National Neuropathy Awareness Week

The Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy 
485 Half Day Rd., Suite 350
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089 
(847) 883-9942 
(847) 883-9960 Fax 
info@tffpn.org 
www.foundationforpn.org 
Materials available 
Contact: Lindsay Colbert

Source: 2019 National Health Observances, National Health Information Center, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.

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May
8
12:00 AM00:00

Bike to School Day 2019

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) 
info@walkbiketoschool.org 
www.walkbiketoschool.org 
Materials available 
Contact: Nancy Pullen-Seufert

Source: 2019 National Health Observances, National Health Information Center, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.

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May
11
12:00 AM00:00

Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Awareness Day

CdLS Foundation 
302 West Main Street, #100
Avon, CT 06001 
(800) 753-2357 
(860) 676-8166 
(860) 676-8337 Fax 
outreach@CdLSusa.org 
www.cdlsusa.org 
Materials available 
Contact: Gabrielle Nadeau

Source: 2019 National Health Observances, National Health Information Center, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.

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May
12
to May 18

National Alcohol and Other Drug-Related Birth Defects Awareness Week

Facing Addiction with NCADD 
217 Broadway, Suite 712
New York, NY 10007 
(800) NCA-CALL (622-2255) (24-Hour Helpline)
(212) 269-7797 
(212) 269-7510 Fax 
national@ncadd.org 
www.facingaddiction.org 
Materials available 
Contact: None designated

Source: 2019 National Health Observances, National Health Information Center, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.

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May
12
to May 18

National Stuttering Awareness Week

National Stuttering Association 
119 W. 40th Street 14th Floor
New York, NY 10018 
(800) 937-8888 
(212) 944-8244 Fax 
Info@WeStutter.org 
https://westutter.org/what-is-stuttering/national-stuttering-awareness-week-nsaw/
Materials available 
Contact: None designated

Source: 2019 National Health Observances, National Health Information Center, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.

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May
12
to May 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 
(202) 690-7650 
(202) 401-4005 Fax 
www.womenshealth.gov/nwhw 
Materials available 
Contact: None designated

Source: 2019 National Health Observances, National Health Information Center, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.

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HIV Vaccine Awareness Day
May
18
12:00 AM00:00

HIV Vaccine Awareness Day

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 
Rm 443 H
200 Independence Avenue
S.W. Washington, D.C. 20201 
(800) HIV-0440 (800) 448-0440 
ContactUs@aidsinfo.nih.gov 
www.aids.gov/news-and-events/awareness-days/hiv-vaccine-awareness-day/ 
Contact: Kathy Stover

Source: 2019 National Health Observances, National Health Information Center, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.

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May
19
12:00 AM00:00

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 
info@banyantreeproject.org 
www.banyantreeproject.org 
Materials available 
Contact: Sapna Mysoor

Source: 2019 National Health Observances, National Health Information Center, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.

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Healthy and Safe Swimming Week
May
20
to May 26

Healthy and Safe Swimming Week

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 
1600 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30333 
(800) CDC-INFO (800-232-4636) 
(888) 232-6348 TTY 
healthywater@cdc.gov 
www.cdc.gov/healthywater/swimming 
Materials available 
Contact: Kirsten Yates

Source: 2019 National Health Observances, National Health Information Center, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.

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May
20
to May 26

National Hurricane Preparedness Week

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service 
Analyze, Forecast and Support Office
1325 East West Highway, Station 126
Silver Spring, MD 20910 
(301) 427-9000 
Christopher.Vaccaro@noaa.gov 
www.weather.gov/safety/events_calendar 
Materials available 
Contact: Christopher Vaccaro

Source: 2019 National Health Observances, National Health Information Center, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.

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May
20
12:00 AM00:00

World Autoimmune/Autoinflammatory Arthritis Day

International Foundation for Autoimmune Arthritis 
525 Clara Avenue, Suite 101
St. Louis, MO 63112 
(877) 609-4226 
Info@AiArthritis.org 
www.aiarthritis.org/awareness-days 
Materials available 
Contact: None designated

Source: 2019 National Health Observances, National Health Information Center, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.

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May
24
12:00 AM00:00

Don't Fry Day

National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention 
1629 K Street, N.W., Suite 300
Washington, DC 20006 
301-801-4422 
dontfryday@skincancerprevention.org 
www.skincancerprevention.org/programs/dont-fry-day 
Materials available 
Contact: None designated

Source: 2019 National Health Observances, National Health Information Center, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.

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Heat Safety Awareness Day
May
25
12:00 AM00:00

Heat Safety Awareness Day

National Weather Service Safety 
1325 East-West Hwy, 18th floor
Communications Office
Silver Spring, MD 20910 
(301) 427-9356 
nws.answers@noaa.gov 
www.weather.gov/om/heat/index.shtml 
Materials available 
Contact: None designated

Source: 2019 National Health Observances, National Health Information Center, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.

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National Senior Health & Fitness Day ®
May
29
12:00 AM00:00

National Senior Health & Fitness Day ®

Mature Market Resource Center 
328 W. Lincoln Ave
Libertyville, IL 60048 
(800) 828-8225 
info@fitnessday.com 
www.fitnessday.com 
Materials available 
Contact: Gary W. Ford

Source: 2019 National Health Observances, National Health Information Center, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.

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World No Tobacco Day
May
31
12:00 AM00:00

World No Tobacco Day

Social: #WNTD

Twitter: @WHO

Facebook: @WHO

Website: https://www.who.int/news-room/events/detail/2019/05/31/default-calendar/world-no-tobacco-day

Tobacco and lung health

Every year, on 31 May, the World Health Organization (WHO) and global partners celebrate World No Tobacco Day (WNTD). The annual campaign is an opportunity to raise awareness on the harmful and deadly effects of tobacco use and second-hand smoke exposure, and to discourage the use of tobacco in any form.

The focus of World No Tobacco Day 2019 is on "tobacco and lung health." The campaign will increase awareness on:

  • the negative impact that tobacco has on people’s lung health, from cancer to chronic respiratory disease,

  • the fundamental role lungs play for the health and well-being of all people.

The campaign also serves as a call to action, advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption and engaging stakeholders across multiple sectors in the fight for tobacco control.

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Geo for Good Summit 2019
Sep
16
to Sep 19

Geo for Good Summit 2019

Social: #GeoforGood19#GeoForGood

Twitter: @earthoutreach

Website: https://sites.google.com/earthoutreach.org/geoforgood19/

CLICK HERE FOR THE 2019 APPLICATION!

APPLICATION DEADLINE: MAY 3, 2019

APPLICATION STATUS NOTIFICATION: JUNE 1, 2019

The eighth annual Geo for Good User Summit is coming up in September!

In 2019, Google Earth Outreach is unifying the Earth Engine User Summit and Earth Outreach’s Geo for Good User Summit for their first ever combined Geo for Good Summit. This Summit will bring together the Earth Engine and Earth Outreach communities to one larger event where scientists, nonprofits and changemakers can learn from each other and potentially collaborate on projects for positive impact for our planet and its inhabitants.

Application Process: To ensure an effective hands-on experience, there will be a limited number of seats. Interested candidates will be asked to apply to attend the workshop.

Cost: Attendance is free, pending approval through Google’s application process.  

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Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Opening Day for Trails
Apr
13
12:00 AM00:00

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Opening Day for Trails

Social: #RTCOpeningDay

Twitter: @railstotrails

Facebook: @railstotrails

Website: https://www.railstotrails.org/experience-trails/opening-day-for-trails/

This year marks RTC’s seventh annual Opening Day for Trails! On Saturday, April 13, 2019, people across the nation will kick off the spring trail season by hitting their favorite trails for a walk, run, ride or special event.

We'll be posting Opening Day events soon, so keep checking back to find one happening on a trail near you! Right now, consider planning your own event or finding a local trail to visit.

“Opening Day for Trails is the perfect opportunity for people across the country to celebrate America’s spectacular trail system—and to connect with one another. Whether it’s to play, exercise, volunteer, spend time in nature, explore their community or all of the above, Opening Day brings together trail users of all variety to appreciate and enjoy these treasured outdoor spaces."

—Ryan Chao, RTC president

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State of the Map US 2019
Apr
12
8:30 PM20:30

State of the Map US 2019

Social: #sotmus, #OpenStreetMap

Twitter: @sotmus

Website: https://2019.stateofthemap.us/

The State of the Map US Organizing Committee is delighted to present talks on the past, present, and future of OpenStreetMap from the community that builds it! Dive deep on the intersection of open mapping and cities, community mapping around the world, routing and transportation, and more.

We are hosting 2 and a half days of talks and workshops on September 6th, 7th, and 8th. If you want to be sure not to miss a thing, make sure arrive on Thursday and head out on Sunday evening. Be ready for a mapping packed event!

Does this sound so exciting you want to do more than just attend? We can always use some help organizing. Please send us an email at sotmus@openstreetmap.us to help out!

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National Alcohol Screening Day ®
Apr
11
12:00 AM00:00

National Alcohol Screening Day ®

Social: #NationalAlcoholScreeningDay

Twitter: @HYSHO

Facebook: @HelpYourselfHelpOthers

Website: mentalhealthscreening.org/programs/initiatives 

National Alcohol Screening Day (NASD) is an outreach, education, and screening initiative that raises awareness about harmful and dependent drinking behaviors and connects individuals who are at risk with treatment options. NASD is held annually on Thursday of the first full week of April. Thousands of colleges, community-based organizations, and military installations provide the program to the public each year.

Take an anonymous screening at http://howdoyouscore.org/

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National Youth HIV and AIDS Awareness Day
Apr
10
12:00 AM00:00

National Youth HIV and AIDS Awareness Day

Social: #NYHAAD

Twitter: @AdvocatesTweets

Facebook: @Advocates4Youth

Website: www.youthaidsday.org 

National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day (NYHAAD) is a day to educate the public about the impact of HIV and AIDS on young people as well as highlight the amazing work young people are doing across the country to fight the HIV & AIDS epidemic.

Why is National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day important?

Today’s young people are the first generation who have never known a world without HIV and AIDS. In the United States, one in four new HIV infections is among youth ages 13 to 24. Every month 1,000 young people are infected with HIV and over 76,400 young people are currently living with HIV across the country. While there has been much talk about an AIDS-Free Generation, we know that is not possible without our nation’s youth. Young people and their allies are determined to end this epidemic once and for all and this day is a way to acknowledge the great work young people are already engaging in to do so.

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Geographic Information Sharing Special Interest Group (GIS/SIG) Annual Conference
Apr
9
7:30 AM07:30

Geographic Information Sharing Special Interest Group (GIS/SIG) Annual Conference

Social: #GISSIG2019

Twitter: @GIS_SIG

Website: http://gis-sig.org/2019-conference/

Attending our conference is a great way to earn GISP points, and connect with local GIS professionals!

We will have a map contest featuring two categories: Professional map and Student map.  The winner of the Professional category will receive a prize.  The winner of the Student category will receive a $100 scholarship award.

**New this year**

Storymap Contest!  We will have a Professional and Student category just like the printed poster/map contest.  You must submit your Storymap before the day of the conference.  Remember to make your map public so everyone can view them.  These will be voted on by a panel of GIS Professionals that have not submitted a Storymap.

Enter Your Storymap Here

We will also give away a some other awesome prizes at the end of the conference!  You must be present to win.

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National Youth Violence Prevention Week
Apr
8
to Apr 12

National Youth Violence Prevention Week

Social: #NYVPW

Twitter: @NATIONALSAVE

Facebook: @NationalSAVE

Website: http://nationalsave.org/nyvpw/

Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE), an initiative of Sandy Hook Promise, is proud to be a founding partner of the National Youth Violence Prevention Week (NYVPW)Campaign.  Founded in 2001, NYVPW hopes to raise awareness and educate youth and communities on effective strategies to prevent youth violence before it happens.  This week long national education initiative will involve activities that demonstrate the positive role young people can have in making their school and community safer, and the role that everyone can play in preventing youth violence. SAVE serves as the crossroads to the campaign and provides countless resources to prepare for the event, including the official campaign Action Kit that serves as a step-by-step planning guide, suggestions for how each sector of the community can support the campaign, activity ideas, links to national organizations sponsoring the event, articles and interviews on violence prevention, and much, much more!

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23rd World Conference on Health Promotion
Apr
7
to Apr 11

23rd World Conference on Health Promotion

Social: #IUHPE2019

Twitter: @IUHPE2019

Facebook: @IUHPE2019

Website: https://www.iuhpe.org/index.php/en/iuhpe-conferences/1273-23rd-iuhpe-world-conference

The IUHPE, the Health Promotion Forum of New Zealand, and their partners are looking forward to host this important global public health event, in Rotorua, Aotearoa New Zealand, 7-11 April 2019.

The aim is to provide an unparalleled opportunity to link and demonstrate the contribution of health promotion to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to acknowledge the way SDGs contribute to improvements in health and wellbeing.

Waiora, an indigenous Māori concept, refers to the interconnectedness of our physical and spiritual worlds with our own environment. 

As a theme, Waiora reflects the dependence of our own health on that of our planet, and recognises the major global challenge of balancing ongoing development with environmental stewardship. 

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World Health Day
Apr
7
12:00 AM00:00

World Health Day

Social: #WorldHealthDay, #HealthForAll

Twitter: @WHO

Facebook: @WHO

Website: https://www.who.int/campaigns/world-health-day/world-health-day-2019  

Universal health coverage is WHO’s number one goal. Key to achieving it is ensuring that everyone can obtain the care they need, when they need it, right in the heart of the community.

Progress is being made in countries in all regions of the world.

But millions of people still have no access at all to health care. Millions more are forced to choose between health care and other daily expenses such as food, clothing and even a home.  

This is why WHO is focusing on universal health coverage for this year’s World Health Day, on 7 April.

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Mapping for Diplomacy: Mapathon at United States Diplomacy Center
Apr
5
12:30 PM12:30

Mapping for Diplomacy: Mapathon at United States Diplomacy Center

Social: #MapGive, #Mapathon, #OpenStreetMap

Twitter: @MapGive, @Mapbox, @PEPFAR, @youthmappers, @NatGeo

Facebook: @Mapbox

Website: https://diplomacy.state.gov/archives/5268

RSVP NOW

The United States Diplomacy Center has partnered with MapGive to host a mapathon on April 5 2019, from 1-4pm in the Diplomacy Center pavilion.  The purpose of the mapathon is to create necessary digital map data for humanitarian and development causes, including combating HIV/AIDS, humanitarian assistance, and public diplomacy. Mapathons are unique events that facilitate volunteer participation in a global mapping movement that helps solve some of our most pressing challenges.  Participants will simultaneously learn about the impact of open mapping and learn how to use satellite imagery to create map data through the OpenStreetMap platform.

To learn more, watch our “Why Map?” video: https://mapgive.state.gov/why-map/

For questions, please reach out to mapgive@state.gov.

Schedule

12:30pm Doors open, coffee and snacks served
1:00pm Welcoming remarks, keynotes 
1:30pm Panel, Q&A
2:00pm Introduce Mapping projects
2:15pm Mapping tutorial & mapping begins!
3:00pm Lightning talks (3)
4:00pm End of program

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RAINN Day
Apr
4
12:00 AM00:00

RAINN Day

Social: #LETSGETLOUD, #SAAPM

Twitter: @RAINN

Facebook: @RAINN01

Website: www.rainn.org/rainnday 

What is RAINN Day?

RAINN Day is an opportunity for college students to demonstrate to their peers that they are an ally in the fight against sexual violence.

When is RAINN Day?

RAINN Day 2019 will be held on Thursday, April 4th during Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM).

How do I participate?

Draw a blue triangle on your hand, symbolizing a megaphone, to show your peers that you care about and are committed to speaking up about sexual violence. You can also host a RAINN Day event! There is no one-size-fits-all event or activity, but we provide a few ideas for you in our newly designed event guide.

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American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting
Apr
3
to Apr 7

American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting

THEMES: GEOSPATIAL HEALTH RESEARCH, GEOGRAPHY AND HUMAN RIGHTS, PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

Social: #aagDC

Twitter: @theAAG

Facebook: @geographers

Website: https://annualmeeting.aag.org/AAGAnnualMeeting/Home.aspx?hkey=9c5fc57b-feba-472d-9918-f23136815c1b&WebsiteKey=5c824785-24cf-4da2-80b9-d257a3acc8af

Join fellow geographers, GIS specialists, environmental scientists, and other leaders for the latest in research and applications in geography, sustainability, and GIScience. The meeting will be held Wednesday, April 3, to Sunday, April 7, 2019. and will feature more than 6,000 presentations, posters, workshops, and field trips by leading scholars, experts, and researchers. 

All About the Annual Meeting

Welcome to the American Association of Geographers' Annual Meeting! You will be joined by fellow geographers, GIS specialists, environmental scientists, and other leaders for the latest in research and applications in geography, sustainability, and GIScience. The meeting will be held from Wednesday, April 3 - Sunday, April 7, 2019, and will feature over 6,900 presentations, posters, workshops, and field trips by leading scholars, experts, and researchers. 

The Annual Meeting of the AAG is quite possibly the largest geography conference in the world, with over 8,500 geographers converging from the U.S., Canada, and nearly 60 other countries in a typical year. With thousands of different papers and presentations scheduled throughout the conference, you’ll find no shortage of activities that reflect your specific interests within the field of geography.

The 2019 Annual Meeting will be held at the Marriott Wardman Park and the Omni Shoreham in Washington, D.C'.s  Woodley Park neighborhood. 

IMPORTANT
General Meeting Information

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Sexual Assault Awareness Day of Action
Apr
2
12:00 AM00:00

Sexual Assault Awareness Day of Action

Social: #SAAMDayOfAction, #SAAM

Twitter: @NSVRC

Facebook: @nsvrc

Website: www.nsvrc.org/saam/about/day-of-action 

The first Tuesday in April is the SAAM (Sexual Assault Awareness Month) Day of Action and provides an opportunity for everyone to take action in preventing sexual violence.

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month
Apr
1
12:00 AM00:00

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month

Social: #IBSAwarenessMonth

Twitter: @IFFGD

Facebook: @IFFGD

Website: aboutibs.org 

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a disorder in which abdominal pain is associated with a range of symptoms. Typically, these include intermittent abdominal pain accompanied by diarrhea, constipation, or alternating episodes of both. Other symptoms may also be present.

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National Minority Health Month
Apr
1
12:00 AM00:00

National Minority Health Month

Social: #ActiveandHealthy, #NMHM19

Twitter: @MinorityHealth

Facebook: @minorityhealth

Website: www.minorityhealth.hhs.gov 

Active & Healthy is the theme for National Minority Health Month 2019, and the Office of Minority Health will join our partners throughout the country as we promote physical activity to help people live healthier lives.

An active and healthy lifestyle can help reduce the risk of high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and other chronic diseases. According to the 2nd edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans released last year, adults need at least 150-300 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity each week with muscle-strengthening activities two or more days a week.

We invite you to get active this month by sharing information about resources and events and – this is most important – picking a team of your friends, family or colleagues and joining our Active & Healthy Challenge. You can learn more about creating a team below.

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National Public Health Week – Healthiest Nation 2030: Changing Our Future Together
Apr
1
to Apr 7

National Public Health Week – Healthiest Nation 2030: Changing Our Future Together

THEME: Creating the Healthiest Nation: For science. For action. For health.

Social: #NPHW

Twitter: @NPHW

Facebook: @AmericanPublicHealthAssociation

Website: www.nphw.org 

JOIN THE MOVEMENT

National Public Health Week 2019 is fast approaching! Join us for a week of inspiring events, conversations and celebrations nationwide. Don't miss: 

  • The Billion Steps Challenge, going on right now! It's not too late to start a team or join one. The Challenge continues until April 7. Share your progress using #APHABillionSteps.

  • Our annual Twitter chat, a conversation with public health leaders from around the country. Mark your calendar for April 3, and don't forget to RSVP.

  • The NPHW Forum on April 1 featuring grassroots organizers from across the country. You can register to attend in person or watch the event via webcast.

  • NPHW's Student Day discussion on April 4, when public health professionals will share tips on how to break into the field. You can join us in D.C. or watch the webcast.

Our fact sheets are available year-round on the NPHW website so we can keep the momentum and learning going. Learn more about this year's daily themes and how you can be part of the movement for science, action and health.

Why do we celebrate National Public Health Week? APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin explains that perfectly in his NPHW 2019 Welcome Letter.

Need help promoting or planning your NPHW events? Check out our Tools & Tips page for links to lots of helpful resources. Those include our fun Social Media 101 and Social Media 201 webinars. Check out our roundup of APHA-hosted NPHW events and let us know if you'll be joining us.

And don't forget to add your events to our NPHW calendar. Let everyone know how you're celebrating this year!

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Open edX 2019 Conference
Mar
26
to Mar 29

Open edX 2019 Conference

Social: #OpenEdX2019

Twitter: @OpenEdX @edXOnline

Website: https://open.edx.org/blog/announcing-open-edx-2019-conference-hosted-uc-san-diego

We’re getting ready for the annual Open edX Conference, March 26 – 29, 2019, hosted by UC San Diego. This is going to be a fabulous gathering of online educators, learners and technologists, collaborating on moving the industry forward in an open source way. This year’s theme is all about collaborative learning: collaborating on the technology platform and enabling collaboration in the classroom.  

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American Diabetes Alert Day
Mar
26
12:00 AM00:00

American Diabetes Alert Day

Social: #StopDiabetes, #DiabetesAdvocacy4Life

Twitter: @AmDiabetesAssn

Facebook: @AmericanDiabetesAssociation

Website: http://www.diabetes.org/z_testing/robert/alert-day/

You can prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. Stay at a healthy weight, eat well and be active. With these steps, you can stay healthier longer and lower your risk of diabetes.

Millions of people around the world live with diabetes or know someone living with diabetes. Regardless of the type of diabetes, diabetes isn’t yet a curable disease.  However, it is a very treatable disease, and no matter how frightening, annoying, and frustrating it can be, people with diabetes can live long, healthy, and happy lives. Our goal is to provide you the information, tools and resources to help make that happen.

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World Tuberculosis Day
Mar
24
12:00 AM00:00

World Tuberculosis Day

Social: #ItsTimetoEndTB

Twitter: @StopTB

Facebook: @StopTBPartnership

Website: http://www.stoptb.org/events/world_tb_day/

World TB Day, falling on March 24th each year, is designed to build public awareness that tuberculosis today remains an epidemic in much of the world, causing the deaths of nearly one-and-a-half million people each year, mostly in developing countries. It commemorates the day in 1882 when Dr Robert Koch astounded the scientific community by announcing that he had discovered the cause of tuberculosis, the TB bacillus. At the time of Koch's announcement in Berlin, TB was raging through Europe and the Americas, causing the death of one out of every seven people. Koch's discovery opened the way towards diagnosing and curing TB.

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National Native American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
Mar
20
11:59 PM23:59

National Native American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Social: #NNHAAD

Twitter: @MinorityHealth

Facebook: @NNHAAD1

Website: www.nnhaad.org/ 

Mission Statement

National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NNHAAD) is a nationwide effort designed to promote HIV testing in Native communities through educational materials and use of marketing strategies.

Goals and Objectives

  1. Encourage Native people to get educated and to learn more about HIV/AIDS and its impact in their community;

  2. Work together to encourage testing options and HIV counseling in Native communities;

  3. Help decrease the stigma associated with HIV/AIDS.

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FMEdays 2019
Mar
18
to Mar 20

FMEdays 2019

Social: #FMEdays

Twitter: @conterra

Website: https://www.conterra.de/en/produkte/fme-spatial-etl/fmedays/fmedays

FMEdays 2019 - locate the future!

Take the opportunity to experience three exciting days of FME technology at the WCC Bonn! 

Safe Software and con terra invite you to FMEdays, the European User Conference for FME, which will be held in Bonn from 18 to 20 March 2019. The FMEdays will be kick-off of the international FME World Tour.

Take advantage of this opportunity to exchange experiences and networking strategies with FME users, developers and data experts from Germany, Europe and all over the world. Get to know the new features of FME 2019 and take a look into the future of the FME platform.

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2019 National HIV Prevention Conference
Mar
18
to Mar 21

2019 National HIV Prevention Conference

Theme:​​​​​​​ Getting to No New HIV Infections

Abstract Deadline: July 10, 2018

Social: #NHPC2019

Twitter: @CDCgov

Website: https://www.cdc.gov/nhpc/index.html

The 2019 National HIV Prevention Conference will be held March 18-21, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and the Marriott Marquis Hotel.

The 2019 National HIV Prevention Conference is accepting abstracts now through July 10, 2018. Learn more and get started in the  section. You can also register for the conference, apply to be an abstract reviewer, request space for the CBO/NGO Village, and request space for an ancillary meeting. Check back regularly for additional information on sponsored participants and other updates.

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National Poison Prevention Week
Mar
18
to Mar 24

National Poison Prevention Week

Social: #PoisonPreventionWeek, #PPW2019

Twitter: @NPPW2019

Facebook: @NPPW2019

Website: poisonprevention.org/Poison-Prevention-Week 

National Poison Prevention Week raises awareness of poison prevention nationwide during the third full week of March every year. The week is an opportunity to highlight the dangers of poisonings for people of all ages and promote community involvement in poisoning prevention.

The National Poison Prevention Week Planner below will help you plan and implement activities to raise awareness of poison prevention during the third full week of March each year.

As you begin planning, contact your local poison center at 1-800-222-1222 to learn how you can support existing activities in your community.

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Brain Awareness Week
Mar
11
to Mar 17

Brain Awareness Week

Social: #BrainAwarenessWeek, #BrainWeek

Twitter: @dana_fdn

Facebook: @BrainAwarenessWeek

Website: http://www.dana.org/BAW/

Brain Awareness Week (BAW) is the global campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research.

Every March, BAW unites the efforts of partner organizations worldwide in a celebration of the brain for people of all ages. Activities are limited only by the organizers’ imaginations and include open days at neuroscience labs; exhibitions about the brain; lectures on brain-related topics; social media campaigns; displays at libraries and community centers; classroom workshops; and more. 

Mark your calendars for future BAW campaign dates:
March 11-17, 2019
March 16-22, 2020 

Interested in getting involved? Visit Become a Partner for more information.

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Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month
Mar
1
to Mar 31

Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month

Social: #RedTieChallenge

Twitter: @NHF_Hemophilia

Facebook: @NationalHemophiliaFoundation

Website: www.hemophilia.org/Events-Educational-Programs, https://redtiecampaign.org/ 

March is Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month! This is our community’s time to shine and to raise awareness of the group of rare bleeding disorders! You can help by sharing our fact-a-day social media campaign, updating your Facebook and Twitter profile images with our support ribbon, passing out our educational cards, taking part in our advocacy activities of the day, and by hosting fundraisers! 

With your help, we annually reach over 850,000 people during Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month!

 Visit the bleeding disorders sections on our website to learn more about hemophiliavon Willebrand Disease, and other rare bleeding disorders.

The 2019 NHF Redtie Campaign

Three million people across the U.S. live with bleeding disorders that can cause extended bleeding after injury, surgery or trauma, and can be life-threatening if not treated effectively.

The National Hemophilia Foundation's Red Tie Campaign raises funds and awareness to find better treatments and cures for bleeding disorders.

What inspired the Red Tie Campaign?

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National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
Mar
1
to Mar 31

National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Social: #StopCancerB4ItStarts

Twitter: @preventcancer

Facebook: @preventcancer

Website: preventcancer.org/our-work/colorectal-cancer-awareness-month/ 

When we think of March, we think of winter ending, the sun shining and warm weather on its way, but we should also think about National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Colorectal cancer remains the second leading cause of cancer deaths. This March, let’s raise awareness for the preventive actions we can take to fight this disease.

Fifteen years ago, the Prevent Cancer Foundation recognized a need to raise awareness and funding for colorectal cancer. Our first step was to lead the charge to pass a resolution designating March as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in the U.S. Senate, U.S. House and White House. March 2000 became the first National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and with 58 other partners, the Prevent Cancer Foundation launched a major public awareness campaign coining the phrase ‘Preventable, Treatable, Beatable.’

What is Colorectal Cancer?

Colorectal cancer is cancer of the colon or the rectum. It develops from polyps, grape-like growths that can form on the colon or rectum lining, that can grow cancerous over time. With timely screenings, colorectal cancer is highly preventable because polyps can be found and removed before they become cancerous.

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National Kidney Month
Mar
1
to Mar 31

National Kidney Month

Social: #NationalKidneyMonth

Twitter: @nkf

Facebook: @nationalkidneyfoundation

Website: www.kidney.org/content/national-kidney-month 

The National Kidney Foundation is the leading organization in the U.S. dedicated to the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease for hundreds of thousands of healthcare professionals, millions of patients and their families, and tens of millions of Americans at risk.

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Save Your Vision Month
Mar
1
to Mar 31

Save Your Vision Month

Social: #SaveYourVisionMonth

Twitter: @AOAConnect

Facebook: @American.Optometric.Association

Website: www.aoa.org 

Still, each March during Save Your Vision Month (SYVM), we amp up our message to the public: Regular, in-person, comprehensive eye examinations, performed by doctors of optometry, are essential to your health. It's a message that never gets old, even after more than 90 years of the observance we founded.

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Workplace Eye Wellness Month
Mar
1
to Mar 31

Workplace Eye Wellness Month

Social: #WorkplaceEyeWellness

Twitter: @aao_ophth

Facebook: @AmericanAcademyofOphthalmology

Website: aao.org/eyesmart 

Each year, nearly 25,000 Americans visit the emergency room due to a workplace eye injury. During Workplace Eye Wellness Month this March, the American Academy of Ophthalmology reminds employers and workers about the importance of wearing certified and approved eye protection.

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Problem Gambling Awareness Month
Mar
1
to Mar 31

Problem Gambling Awareness Month

Social: #AwarenessPlusAction

Twitter: @NCPGambling

Facebook: @NCPG.org

Website: www.npgaw.org 

PGAM is a grassroots campaign that depends on the participation of NCPG state Affiliate, organizational and individual members, state health agencies, gambling companies, recovery groups and a wide range of healthcare organizations and providers.  2019 is the 15th year for this event. Groups across America hold conferences, air Public Service Announcements, provide counselor trainings, host screening days, run social media campaigns and many other activities to increase public awareness of problem gambling and the availability of prevention, treatment & recovery services.

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Trisomy Awareness Month
Mar
1
to Mar 31

Trisomy Awareness Month

Social: #TrisomyAwareness

Twitter: @Trisomy_SOFT

Facebook: @Trisomy18.Trisomy13.Awareness.SOFTrelatedDisorders

Website: www.trisomy.org 

Trisomy refers to cells having three copies of a chromosome. When three copies of any one of the chromosomes are present, rather than the normal two, the outcome is 47 chromosomes in the cell, instead of the usual 46.  In the case of trisomy 18 and 13, this extra chromosome results in congenital malformations, serious developmental and motor delays, and a high incidence of mortality.

Trisomy 18 (Edwards syndrome) is the second most common autosomal trisomy syndrome and trisomy 13 (Patau syndrome) is the third most common autosomal trisomy syndrome with trisomy 21, Down syndrome, being the most common.

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