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.

List of Events

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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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Give Kids A Smile ® Day
Jan
31
12:00 AM00:00

Give Kids A Smile ® Day

Social: #GiveKidsASmile

Twitter: @AmerDentalAssn

Facebook: @AmericanDentalAssociation

Instagram: americandentalassociation

Website: www.adafoundation.org/en/give-kids-a-smile 

Through the ADA Foundation's Give Kids A Smile program, launched nationally by the American Dental Association in 2003, more than 5.5 million underserved children have received free oral health services. These free services are provided by volunteers including approximately 10,000 dentists annually, along with 30,000 other dental team members. Read about the history of GKAS, or make a donation.

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2019 Esri Federal GIS Conference
Jan
29
to Jan 30

2019 Esri Federal GIS Conference

  • Washington, District of Columbia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Social: #FedGIS

Twitter: @EsriFederalGovt

Facebook: @esrigis

Website: https://www.esri.com/en-us/about/events/federal-gis-conference/overview

GIS — Inspiring what's next in government

Join 4,500 of your peers, government thought leaders, GIS innovators, and subject matter experts from Esri at this year’s 2019 Esri Federal GIS Conference. There’s no better place to further your GIS education, grow your skill set, and learn new best practices. Return to the office with ready-to-use GIS solutions you can implement immediately to connect and help everyone.

Discover how GIS is being used by successful thought-leaders to roadmap the future, gain knowledge by attending informative workshops and hands-on-learning, and network with other visionaries solving real-world problems.

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National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week
Jan
22
to Jan 27

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week

Social: #NDAFW

Twitter: @NIDAnews

Facebook: @NIDANIH

Website: teens.drugabuse.gov/national-drug-alcohol-facts-week 

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® (NDAFW) is coming January 22-27, 2019. NDAFW is a national health observance linking teens to science-based facts to SHATTER THE MYTHS® about drugs! Your participation truly matters and has helped us grow. Register your event or promotional activity and we can help you plan it. We can also tell you how to order free science-based materials for teens. Then, let us know how it went so others can be inspired.
Here’s how it works:

  • You Host an NDAFW Event January 22–27, 2019

  • NIDA Provides Free Materials for Teens

  • & Together We SHATTER THE MYTHS®

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Folic Acid Awareness Week
Jan
6
to Jan 12

Folic Acid Awareness Week

Social: #Best4YouBest4Baby

Twitter: @NBDPN

Facebook: @nbdpn

Website: www.nbdpn.org/faaw.php  

Folic acid is a B-vitamin that is necessary for proper cell growth.
If taken before and during early pregnancy, folic acid can prevent up
to 70% of some serious birth defects of the brain and spine, called neural tube defects.

The CDC and the U.S. Public Health Service recommend that all women between the ages of 15 and 45 consume 400 micrograms (mcg) of folic acid daily to prevent two types of neural tube defects, spina bifida and anencephaly. Since these birth defects develop within the first few weeks of pregnancy, it is important to have enough folic acid in your body BEFORE becoming pregnant and to continue getting enough folic acid during early pregnancy.  Women need folic acid even if they are not planning to become pregnant since almost half of all pregnancies in the United States are unplanned.  

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National Glaucoma Awareness Month
Jan
1
to Jan 31

National Glaucoma Awareness Month

Social: #NationalGlaucomaAwarenessMonth

Twitter: @NEHEP

Facebook: @NationalEyeHealthEducationProgram

Website: nei.nih.gov/nehep/gam/ 

Glaucoma is a leading cause of vision loss and blindness in the United States. People are often unaware that glaucoma has no symptoms in its early stages.

If detected early, before noticeable vision loss occurs, glaucoma can usually be controlled and severe vision loss can often be prevented. Vision that is lost from glaucoma cannot be restored.

Anyone can get glaucoma, but those at higher risk include:

  • African Americans over age 40

  • Everyone over age 60, especially Hispanics/Latinos

  • People with a family history of the disease

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National Radon Action Month
Jan
1
to Jan 31

National Radon Action Month

Social: #NationalRadonActionMonth

Twitter: @EPA

Facebook: @EPA

Website: www.epa.gov/radon/national-radon-action-month-information 

You can’t see, smell or taste radon, but it could be present at a dangerous level in your home. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer deaths among nonsmokers in America and claims the lives of about 21,000 Americans each year. In fact, the EPA and the U.S. Surgeon General urge all Americans to protect their health by testing their homes, schools and other buildings for radon.

Exposure to radon is a preventable health risk and testing radon levels in your home can help prevent unnecessary exposure. If a high radon level is detected in your home, you can take steps to fix the problem to protect yourself and your family.

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Thyroid Awareness Month
Jan
1
to Jan 31

Thyroid Awareness Month

Social: #ThyroidAwarenessMonth, #ThyroidAwareness

Twitter: @TheAACE

Facebook: @TheAACE

Website: www.thyroidawareness.com 

The thyroid gland is a small, butterfly-shaped gland located in the base of the neck just below the Adam's apple. Although relatively small, the thyroid gland plays a huge role in our body, influencing the function of many of the body’s most important organs, including the heart, brain, liver, kidneys and skin. Ensuring that the thyroid gland is healthy and functioning properly is vitally important to the body's overall well-being.

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Cervical Health Awareness Month
Jan
1
to Jan 31

Cervical Health Awareness Month

Social: #CervicalHealthMonth, #StopHPVCancer

Twitter: @StopHPVCancer

Facebook: @StopCervicalCancer

Website: www.nccc-online.org/hpvcervical-cancer/cervical-health-awareness-month/

What is Cervical Health Awareness Month?

The United States Congress designated January as Cervical Health Awareness Month. Nearly 13,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year, but the disease is preventable with vaccination and appropriate screening (Pap and HPV tests).

During January, NCCC and its many local chapters across the country highlight issues related to cervical cancer, HPV disease and the importance of early detection. While NCCC chapters host events throughout the year, January is a month with a special focus as chapters celebrate Cervical Health Awareness Month and work to spread the word in their communities.

NCCC and the American Sexual Health Association (ASHA) also offer a range of resources to educate the public and healthcare providers about cervical health, from fact sheets to episodes of ASHA’s Sex+Health podcast.

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National Winter Sports TBI Awareness Month
Jan
1
to Jan 31

National Winter Sports TBI Awareness Month

Social: #TBIAwareness

Twitter: @JohnnyOADTBI

Facebook: @johnnyofoundation

Website: www.thejohnnyo.org 

Winter sports are a great way to have fun and stay in shape. Flying down the ski slopes at 25+ miles per hour or shredding the terrain on a snowboard at more than 20 mph is certainly exhilarating, but it can be dangerous, especially if you hit your head when you crash at those speeds. Hitting your head can result in a traumatic brain injury (TBI), which can disrupt brain function.

In 2009, emergency departments in the United States treated 16,948 patients for head injuries sustained during the winter sports of skiing, sledding, snowboarding and snowmobiling, according to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. As National Winter Sports TBI Awareness Month, January is a great time to learn about traumatic brain injuries associated with winter sports.

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Dry January
Jan
1
to Jan 31

Dry January

Social: #DryJanuary

Twitter: @AlcoholChangeUK

Facebook: @AlcoholChangeUK

Website: https://alcoholchange.org.uk/get-involved/campaigns/dry-january/about-dry-january/what-is-dry-january

Dry January challenges you to go alcohol free for 31 days and aims to raise awareness of the effects of alcohol. Click on the link to download workplace resources and also see our infographic for more information on alcohol awareness.

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National Birth Defects Prevention Month
Jan
1
to Jan 31

National Birth Defects Prevention Month

Social: #Best4YouBest4Baby

Twitter: @NBDPN

Facebook: @nbdpn

Website: www.nbdpn.org/national_birth_defects_prevent.php

Birth defects are abnormal conditions that happen before or at the time of birth. Some are mild–like an extra finger or toe. Some are very serious–like a heart defect. They can cause physical, mental, or medical problems. Some, like Down syndrome or sickle cell anemia, are caused by genetic factors. Others are caused by certain drugs, medicines or chemicals. But the causes of most birth defects are still a mystery. Researchers are working hard to learn the causes of birth defects so that we can find ways to prevent them.

Not all birth defects can be prevented. But a woman can increase her own chance of having a healthy baby. Many birth defects happen very early in pregnancy, sometimes before a woman even knows she is pregnant. Remember that about half of all pregnancies are unplanned.

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11th Annual European Public Health Conference
Nov
28
to Dec 1

11th Annual European Public Health Conference

Theme: "Winds of change: towards new ways of improving public health in Europe".

Social: #EPH2018

Twitter: @EPHconference

Website: https://ephconference.eu/

The European Public Health Conference Foundation, the European Public Health Association (EUPHA) and the Slovenian National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ) are pleased to invite you to the 11th European Public Health Conference.

  • 1 February, 2018: Abstract submission opens.

  • 1 May, 2018: Deadline to submit abstracts.

  • 21 July, 2018: Deadline for presenters to register.

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5th Annual Global Health Students and Young Professionals Summit
Nov
18
7:00 AM07:00

5th Annual Global Health Students and Young Professionals Summit

Theme: "Becoming Change Agents in Global Health​​​​​​​".

Social: #GHSYPS18

Twitter: @ghsyps

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/216519768938882/

Website: https://ghsyps.ca/

The Global Health Student and Young Professional Summit (GHSYPs Summit) is a student and young professional (SYP) organized pre-conference to the 24th Canadian Conference on Global Health: “Fragile Environments and Global Health: Examining Drivers of Change.” 

In collaboration with the Canadian Society for International Health (CSIH) and Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research (CCGHR), we are pleased to present the 5th Annual GHSYP Summit: Becoming Change Agents in Global Health.

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GIS Day 2018
Nov
14
12:00 AM00:00

GIS Day 2018

Social: #gisday

Twitter: @gisday

Facebook: @gisday

Website: www.gisday.com

GIS Day provides an international forum for users of geographic information systems (GIS) technology to demonstrate real-world applications that are making a difference in our society.

GIS Day is One Fun Day to

  • Celebrate GIS with everyone

  • Discover and explore the benefits of GIS

  • Showcase the uses of GIS

  • Build and nurture your GIS community

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U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week
Nov
12
to Nov 18

U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week

Social: #USAAW18

Twitter: @CDCgov

Facebook: @CDC

Website: www.cdc.gov/antibiotic-use/week/index.html 

U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week is an annual one-week observance that gives participating organizations an opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of appropriate antibiotic use to combat the threat of antibiotic resistance.

Be Antibiotics Aware, a CDC educational effort, complements U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week by providing partners with up-to-date information to help improve human antibiotic prescribing and use in the United States.

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National Diabetes Heart Connection Day
Nov
9
12:00 AM00:00

National Diabetes Heart Connection Day

Social: #NDHCD

Twitter: @DiabetesHeart

Facebook: @DiabetesHeart

Website: www.diabetesheartconnection.org 

DID YOU KNOW?

People with type 2 diabetes have more than two times the risk for developing heart disease.

Two out of three deaths in people with type 2 diabetes are attributed to cardiovascular disease.

Approximately 30 million Americans have diabetes, 8 million are not yet diagnosed, and 86 million with signs of prediabetes.

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Women Leaders in Global Health Conference (WLGH 2018)
Nov
8
to Nov 9

Women Leaders in Global Health Conference (WLGH 2018)

  • London School of Hygeine and Tropical Medicine (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Social: #WLGH18#WomenInGH

Twitter: @LSHTM

Website: https://www.wlghconference.org/2018/

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is proud to be hosting the second annual Women Leaders in Global Health Conference on 8-9 November 2018.

Women are vital to the advancement of global health, making up 75% of the healthcare workforce - yet occupying less than 25% of influential leadership positions. WLGH18 supports women in all forms of leadership from local communities to global organisations, from science to politics. Join us at the conference to be part of the conversation and to engage in mentoring and skills building opportunities.

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2018 North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS) Annual Meeting
Oct
17
to Oct 20

2018 North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS) Annual Meeting

Social: #NACIS2018, #lovemaps

Twitter: @NACIS

Facebook: @NACISnews

Website: http://nacis.org/

Love maps, data, visual storytelling, and cartographic design?

Make your plans now to participate in the annual meeting of the North American Cartographic Information Society in Norfolk, Virginia. Join professionals and enthusiasts from government, commercial, and not-for-profit groups along with academics, scholars, map/GIS librarians, artists, technologists, and students in our 38th Annual Meeting.

http://nacis.org/annual-meeting/current-meeting/

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Society for Public Health Education’s (SOPHE) 20th Annual Advocacy Summit
Oct
13
to Oct 15

Society for Public Health Education’s (SOPHE) 20th Annual Advocacy Summit

Social: #AdvocacySummit18

Twitter: @SOPHEtweets

Facebook: @SocietyforPublicHealthEducation

YouTube: SOPHE US

Website: https://www.sophe.org/

The Society for Public Health Education’s (SOPHE) 20th Annual Advocacy Summit (Summit) is a two-and-a-half-day meeting held in Washington, DC. that increases the capacity of health education professionals and students to engage in effective advocacy for a common health education agenda at national, state and local levels. The Summit enables public health leaders to share advocacy training, materials, and resources. Following the Summit, participants are encouraged to continue advocacy efforts in their communities.

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State of the Map US 2018
Oct
5
to Oct 7

State of the Map US 2018

Social: #sotmus

Twitter: @sotmus@openstreetmap

Facebook: OpenStreetMap US Group

YouTube: OpenStreetMap US

Website: https://2018.stateofthemap.us/

The State of the Map US Organizing Committee is delighted to announce the 2018 State of the Map US is going to be held in Detroit on October 5th - 7th! We chose Detroit because of the strong committee of organizers from businesses, government and the local OSM committee and because it is about time we hosted State of the Map US in the Midwest!

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2018 Geo for Good User Summit with Google Earth Outreach
Oct
1
to Oct 4

2018 Geo for Good User Summit with Google Earth Outreach

Social: #GeoforGood18

Twitter: @earthoutreach

Website: https://sites.google.com/earthoutreach.org/geoforgood2018/

Click here for a recap of the 2017 Summit!

Application Deadline: Applications now closed for the 2018 Summit.

Application Status Notification: July

The Geo for Good User Summit is a hands-on technical workshop hosted by the Google Earth Outreach team at Google headquarters in Mountain View, California. This workshop is designed for mapping & technology specialists in the public benefit sector, who are actively working on projects related to mapping.

Led by the Google Earth Outreach team (with special Google guests), this workshop will teach highly practical tools, which organizations can use to collect, host, analyze, visualize, and publish map data using the power of the cloud.

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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National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Oct
1
to Oct 31

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Social: #BreastCancerAwareness, #AttackingCancer 

Twitter: @AmericanCancer

Facebook: @AmericanCancerSociety

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/americancancersociety/

Website: www.cancer.org/cancer/breast-cancer.html 

There is no sure way to prevent breast cancer. But there are things you can do that might lower your risk. This can be especially helpful for women with certain risk factors for breast cancer, such as having a strong family history or certain gene changes.

American Cancer Society 
250 Williams Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30303 
(800) ACS-2345 (227-2345) 
www.cancer.org/cancer/breast-cancer.html 

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Health Literacy Month
Oct
1
to Oct 31

Health Literacy Month

Social: #HealthLiteracyMonth

Website: http://www.healthliteracymonth.org/, http://www.iha4health.org/

The theme for Health Literacy Month is “Be a Health Literacy Hero.” It’s about taking action and finding ways to improve health communication. Health Literacy Heroes are individuals, teams, or organizations who not only identify health literacy problems but also act to solve them. You can help by recognizing and cheering on those you consider as  Health Literacy Heroes. Click here for more information plus tools to help.

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Oct
1
to Oct 31

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Social: #DVFacts #SurvivorSpeaks #VoicesRising

Twitter: @NCADV

Facebook: @NationalCoalitionAgainstDomesticViolence

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ncadv/

Website: http://www.ncadv.org/

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) is the voice of victims and survivors. We are the catalyst for changing society to have zero tolerance for domestic violence. We do this by affecting public policy, increasing understanding of the impact of domestic violence, and providing programs and education that drive that change.

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Australian Public Health Conference 2018
Sep
26
to Sep 28

Australian Public Health Conference 2018

  • Pullman Cairns International (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Theme: "Leadership in public health: Challenges for local and planetary communities".

Social: #AustPH2018

Twitter: @_PHAA_

Facebook: @PublicHealthAssociationOfAustralia

Website: https://www.austph2018.com/

The Australian Public Health Conference (formally the PHAA Annual Conference) is the flag ship event for PHAA to engage with PHAA members and non-members alike. The Conference was first established in the 1970's and will be celebrating its 45th year in 2018.

In 2018, the Australian Public Health Conference will be held at the Pullman Cairns International from Wednesday 26 to Friday 28 September.

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