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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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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Health Literacy Month
Oct
1
to Oct 31

Health Literacy Month

Social: #HealthLiteracyMonth

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

Health Literacy Month is a time for organizations and individuals to promote the importance of understandable health information. This annual, worldwide, awareness-raising event has been going strong ever since Helen Osborne founded it in 1999.

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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.

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Home Eye Safety Month
Oct
1
to Oct 31

Home Eye Safety Month

Social: #HomeEyeSafetyMonth

Twitter: @PBA_savingsight

Facebook: @preventblindness

Website: https://www.preventblindness.org/eye-safety-home

Believe it or not, the average home is full of dangers that often go unnoticed. In fact, accidents involving common household products cause 125,000 eye injuries each year.

Ninety percent of these eye injures can be prevented through understanding, safety practices and the use of proper eye protection.

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National Bullying Prevention Month
Oct
1
to Oct 31

National Bullying Prevention Month

Social: #IncludeSomeone #ICareBecause #KidsAgainstBullying #BullyingPrevention

Twitter: @PACER_NBPC

Facebook: @PACERsNationalBullyingPreventionCenter

Website: https://www.pacer.org/bullying/nbpm/

Every October, individuals from across the nation – and around the world – unite in a campaign to keep all youth safe from bullying.

The campaign is a catalyst for:

  • Involving a nation to take action at the local level to create safe and supportive schools

  • Offering information and education about how everyone can prevent bullying

  • Providing a platform to hold school and community events

  • Sharing information about the issue through news media, social media, videos and print publications

  • Talking with education and public policy leaders about their roles in bullying prevention

  • Promoting dialogue between educators, parents and students on their roles in addressing and preventing bullying

  • Encouraging organizations to share information about their bullying prevention resources

  • Inspiring everyone to unite for kindness, acceptance and inclusion

  • Helping to create a world without bullying

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National Dental Hygiene Month
Oct
1
to Oct 31

National Dental Hygiene Month

Social: #NationalDentalHygieneMonth

Twitter: @YourADHA

Facebook: @youradha

Website: https://www.adha.org/national-dental-hygiene-month

There’s a lot to celebrate about being a dental hygienist, and this is our month to share the importance of our life-changing work with the world!

This year, we’re proud to be featured in a national campaign with Walgreens and LISTERINE® to promote good oral health and the amazing work of dental hygienists.

This exciting campaign will be prominently showcased in 6,000 Walgreens locations as well as on radio, in print and online. Designed to reinforce the important care tips you provide your patients, the campaign will offer some cool opportunities for you.

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National Down Syndrome Awareness Month
Oct
1
to Oct 31

National Down Syndrome Awareness Month

Social: #DSWORKS

Twitter: @NDSS

Facebook: @NDSS1979

Website: https://www.ndss.org/

“It’s not about celebrating disabilities, it’s about celebrating abilities.”

- NDSS Goodwill Ambassador, Chris Burke

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, a chance to spread awareness. During the month of October, we celebrate people with Down syndrome and make people aware of our abilities and accomplishments. It’s not about celebrating disabilities, it’s about celebrating abilities. We can learn all about our history. We have a right to speak out about what it’s like to have Down syndrome and to learn the real story of people like us.

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National Medical Librarians Month
Oct
1
to Oct 31

National Medical Librarians Month

Social: #NMLM

Twitter: @MedLibAssn

Facebook: @MedicalLibraryAssn

Website: https://www.mlanet.org/

Celebrate National Medical Librarians Month in October and throughout the year, reminding your patrons that their medical librarian is THE person to see when looking to "get reliable, trustworthy health information." Use the 2019 poster as well as the accompanying email signature to help promote yourself as the health information authority in your institution.

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National Physical Therapy Month
Oct
1
to Oct 31

National Physical Therapy Month

Social: #PTTransforms #ChoosePT

Twitter: @APTAtweets

Facebook: @AmericanPhysicalTherapyAssociation

Website: http://www.apta.org/nptm/

October is National Physical Therapy Month (NPTM), an opportunity to raise awareness of the benefits of physical therapy.

Get involved and urge people to choose physical therapy (#ChoosePT) to improve mobility, manage pain and other chronic conditions, recover from injury, and prevent future injury and chronic disease.

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Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month
Oct
1
to Oct 31

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month

Social: #SuddenCardiacArrestAwarenessMonth

Twitter: @HRSonline

Facebook: @HeartRhythmSociety

Website: http://www.stopcardiacarrest.org/

Sudden Cardiac Arrest is the leading cause of death in the United States, taking the lives of more than 350,000 people each year. Anyone can experience Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA), including infants, children, teens, young adults and people in their 30s and 40s who have no sign of heart disease, as well as more mature adults.

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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month
Oct
1
to Oct 31

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month

Social: #SafeToSleep #SIDSAwarenessMonth

Twitter: @NICHD_NIH

Facebook: @nichdgov

Website: https://safetosleep.nichd.nih.gov/

The Safe to Sleep® campaign, formerly known as the Back to Sleep campaign, focuses on actions you and others can take to help your baby sleep safely and to reduce your baby's risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and other sleep-related causes of infant death.

The term "SIDS" may sound scary, and the death of a baby is always heartbreaking. But there are a number of ways you can lower his or her risk while giving your baby the best care possible.

Learning about SIDS and safe sleep for babies is important for all caregivers, not just for parents. Grandparents, aunts, uncles, babysitters, childcare providers, and anyone else who might care for babies should learn more. Simple actions can make a big difference.

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Eye Injury Prevention Month
Oct
1
to Oct 31

Eye Injury Prevention Month

Social: #EyeInjuryPreventionMonth

Twitter: @AcademyEyeSmart @aao_ophth

Facebook: @AcademyEyeSmart @AmericanAcademyofOphthalmology

Website: https://www.aao.org/eye-health

October is Eye Injury Prevention Month across the United States.

More than one million people per year are affected by an eye injury and 90% of these injuries could have been prevented had the individuals been wearing protective eye wear.

Eye Injury Prevention month aims to raise awareness about the types of eye injury that occur that could be avoided, as well as highlighting the need for more people to use protective eye wear appropriately.

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Respiratory Care Week
Oct
20
to Oct 26

Respiratory Care Week

Social: #RCWeek19

Twitter: @aarc_tweets

Facebook: @aarc.org

Website: http://www.aarc.org/resources/programs-projects/respiratory-care-week/

Respiratory Care Week is Oct. 20-26, and it’s a great chance to reach out to your community, patients, and colleagues, and share your story. Let them know about the many unique benefits and care respiratory therapists bring each day to their patients.

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National Healthcare Quality Week
Oct
20
to Oct 26

National Healthcare Quality Week

Social: #NHQW #HealthcareQuality

Twitter: @myNAHQ

Facebook: @mynahq

Website: https://nahq.org/about/healthcare-quality-week

Healthcare Quality Week (HQW), brought to you by NAHQ, is the week dedicated to celebrating the contributions professionals have made to improve healthcare quality. It also gives us an opportunity to bring greater awareness to the profession of healthcare quality. This year's celebration will take place October 20-26.

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National Health Education Week
Oct
21
to Oct 25

National Health Education Week

Social: #NHEW

Twitter: @SOPHEtweets

Facebook: @SocietyforPublicHealthEducation

Website: https://www.sophe.org/focus-areas/national-health-education-week/

Since 1995, the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) has celebrated National Health Education Week (NHEW), (initially in collaboration with the Department of Health and Human Services), during the third week of October.

NHEW is focused on increasing national awareness on major public health issues and promoting a better understanding of the role of health education.

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International Stuttering Awareness Day
Oct
22
12:00 AM00:00

International Stuttering Awareness Day

Social: #stuttering

Twitter: @stutteringfdn

Facebook: @stutteringhelp

Website: www.stutteringhelp.org

October 22 is International Stuttering Awareness Day. This is a great opportunity to focus public attention on a complex disorder that touches 70 million people around the world and more than 3 million in the U.S. alone.

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Red Ribbon Week
Oct
23
to Oct 31

Red Ribbon Week

Social: #RedRibbonCampaign #SendAMessageStayDrugFree

Twitter: @redribbonweek

Facebook: @RedRibbonWeek

Website: http://redribbon.org

The National Family Partnership organized the first Nationwide Red Ribbon Campaign. NFP provides drug awareness by sponsoring the annual National Red Ribbon Campaign™. Since its beginning in 1985, the Red Ribbon has touched the lives of millions of people around the world. In response to the murder of DEA Agent Enrique Camarena, angered parents and youth in communities across the country began wearing Red Ribbons as a symbol of their commitment to raise awareness of the killing and destruction cause by drugs in America.

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World Psoriasis Day
Oct
29
12:00 AM00:00

World Psoriasis Day

Social: #Psoriasis #NPFadvocacy

Twitter: @NPF

Facebook: @National.Psoriasis.Foundation

Website: https://www.psoriasis.org/world-psoriasis-day/

Even though psoriasis can seem like an isolating disease, it’s comforting to know there are more than 125 million other people around the world who have it too. And you know what they say, there is strength in numbers.

World Psoriasis Day (Tuesday, Oct. 29) is the day we unite as a global community to:

  • Fight prejudice, stigmatization and discrimination;

  • Raise awareness, understanding and hope; and

  • Gain access to proper diagnosis, treatment and an improved quality of life.

Take the World Psoriasis Day Pledge and make your voice heard!

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Stomach Cancer Awareness Month
Nov
1
to Nov 30

Stomach Cancer Awareness Month

Social: #StomachCancerAwarenessMonth

Facebook: @NoStomachForCancer

Website: www.nostomachforcancer.org/get-involved/stomach-cancer-awareness-month

November, is a month known for the pleasure of eating, is the ideal month to raise awareness about gastric cancer. There is a great deal of focus on food, nourishment, and family at this time of year, and that can be challenging for people dealing with stomach cancer, and for those living without a stomach.

In 2010, NSFC successfully championed and celebrated the first official Stomach Cancer Awareness Month in the U.S. Additionally, the Surgeon General has committed to making Thanksgiving Day National Family History Day, emphasizing the importance of knowing one’s hereditary risks for disease, clearly one of the risk factors for stomach cancer.

November is Stomach Cancer Awareness Month, however, raising awareness about stomach cancer is important all throughout the year!

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National Diabetes Heart Connection Day
Nov
8
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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U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week
Nov
18
to Nov 24

U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week

Social: #USAAW19

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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GIS Day 2019
Nov
20
12:00 AM00:00

GIS Day 2019

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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National Influenza Vaccination Week
Dec
1
to Dec 7

National Influenza Vaccination Week

National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases 
1600 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30329-4027 
(800) CDC-INFO (232-4636) 
(404) 639-8200 
(404) 639-8905 Fax 
fluinbox@cdc.gov 
www.cdc.gov/flu/nivw/ 
Materials available 
Contact: None designated

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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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Safe Toys and Celebrations Month
Dec
1
to Dec 31

Safe Toys and Celebrations Month

American Academy of Ophthalmology 
P.O. Box 7424
San Francisco, CA 94120-7424 
(415) 561-8534 
media@aao.org 
aao.org/eyesmart 
Materials available 
Contact: Beatrice Shelton

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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 AIDS Day
Dec
1
12:00 AM00:00

World AIDS Day

World AIDS Campaign 
New City Cloisters 
196 Old Street
London EC1V 9FR 
(020) 7814-6767 
info@nat.org.uk 
www.worldaidsday.org/ 
Materials available 
Contact: None designated

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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 Handwashing Awareness Week
Dec
2
to Dec 8

National Handwashing Awareness Week

Henry the Hand Foundation (501c3) 
175 East Fountain Ave
Glensdale, OH 45246 
(513) 769-HAND (4263) 
dr.will@henrythehand.com 
www.henrythehand.org 
Materials available 
Contact: Dr. Will Sawyer

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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 Check Your Meds Day
Oct
21
12:00 AM00:00

National Check Your Meds Day

Social: #CommunityPharmacy

Twitter: @CommPharmacy

Facebook: @commpharmacy

Website: https://www.ncpanet.org/innovation-center/adherence-simplify-my-meds/check-your-meds-day

As an independent community pharmacist, you are your community's most accessible health care provider. You deliver medications and expertise daily to improve the lives of millions of Americans.

This inaugural event was designed to encourage consumers to bring their prescription medications and supplements to their local pharmacies for brown bag medication reviews. Although the nationally branded event has passed, you can still show your value by hosting Check Your Meds events in your local community.

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World Pediatric Bone and Joint Day
Oct
19
12:00 AM00:00

World Pediatric Bone and Joint Day

Social: #BoneHealth #JointHealth

Twitter: @USBJI

Facebook: @USBJI1

Website: https://www.usbji.org/programs/pediatric-specialty-group

Kids and teens suffering from obesity are at much higher risk of developing bone and joint problems.

Health care providers, parents and patients should look for the following problems, as finding them early allows for better treatment and may prevent lifelong problems that can interfere with comfort and the ability to lead an active life:

  • Pain in the Back or Hips

  • Bowed Legs

  • Knock Knees

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World Food Day
Oct
16
12:00 AM00:00

World Food Day

Social: #WorldFoodDay #ZeroHunger

Twitter: @FAO

Facebook: @UNFAO

Website: http://www.fao.org/world-food-day/2019

Collective action across 150 countries is what makes World Food Day one of the most celebrated days of the UN calendar. Hundreds of events and outreach activities bring together governments, businesses, NGOs, the media, and general public. They promote worldwide awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and for the need to ensure healthy diets for all. Make #WorldFoodDay your day – share your individual action for #ZeroHunger or join the call by developing a group event or activity.

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National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day
Oct
15
12:00 AM00:00

National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day

Social: #NLAAD

Twitter: @HIVgov

Facebook: @HIVgov

Website: http://nlaad.org/

The 2019 year's theme is “Living with HIV or not... we're fighting this together”. It focuses on the tools available to address HIV in our communities and the elimination of HIV-related stigma.

The Latino Commission on AIDS (LCOA) , the Hispanic Federation  and other organizations organize this day to build capacity for non-profit organizations and health departments to reach Latinx/Hispanic communities, promote HIV testing, and provide HIV prevention information and access to care.

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Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day
Oct
13
12:00 AM00:00

Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day

Social: #MetastaticBC #KissThis4MBC

Twitter: @MBCNbuzz

Facebook: @MetastaticBreastCancerNetwork

Website: http://mbcn.org/october-13-national-metastatic-breast-cancer-awareness-day/

What is Metastatic Breast Cancer? (pronounced as Met-a-STA-tic) MBC also known as Stage IV is cancer that has spread outside of the breast to other organs such as bones, liver, lung or brain. This process is called metastasis. (pronounced as Me-TAS-ta-sis)

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International Infection Prevention Week
Oct
13
to Oct 19

International Infection Prevention Week

Social: #IIPW

Twitter: @APIC

Facebook: @APICInfectionPreventionandYou

Website: http://professionals.site.apic.org/

When someone goes to a hospital or other healthcare setting to receive care, they become vulnerable to catching healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). Unfortunately, in the U.S., approximately 1 in 31 people in hospitals die each year with these infections—many of which could have been prevented with proper infection prevention practices. 

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Bone and Joint Action Week
Oct
12
to Oct 20

Bone and Joint Action Week

Social: #BJAW #BoneHealth #JointHealth

Twitter: @USBJI

Facebook: @USBJI

Website: https://www.nami.org/Get-Involved/Raise-Awareness/Awareness-Events/Mental-Illness-Awareness-Week

Bone and Joint Action Week is held annually October 12-20 with activities focused on disorders including arthritis, back pain, trauma, pediatric conditions, and osteoporosis. The themes and their related activities are designed to raise awareness worldwide about prevention, disease management and treatment. 

Now is the time to raise awareness - and the reason for Bone and Joint Action Week.

There are five special days during Action Week.

  • October 12 - World Arthritis Day

  • October 16 - World Spine Day

  • October 17 - World Trauma Day

  • October 19 - World Pediatric Bone and Joint (PB&J) Day

  • October 20 - World Osteoporosis Day

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National Depression Screening Day
Oct
11
12:00 AM00:00

National Depression Screening Day

Social: #NDSD

Twitter: @HYSHO

Facebook: @HelpYourselfHelpOthers

Website: https://www.mentalhealthscreening.org/programs/initiatives

Held annually during Mental Illness Awareness Week in October, National Depression Screening Day (NDSD) is comprised of awareness events that include an optional screening component.

National Depression Screening Day began as an effort to reach individuals across the nation with important mental health education and connect them with support services. Screening for Mental Health (SMH) pioneered National Depression Screening Day as the first, voluntary, mental health screening initiative in 1990.

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National Primary Care Week
Oct
7
to Oct 11

National Primary Care Week

Social: #NPCW #NPCW2019

Twitter: @AMSANational

Facebook: @AMSANational

Website: https://www.amsa.org/events/npcw/

National Primary Care Week (NPCW) 2019 will be held October 7 – 11, 2019. The theme for this year is “Primary Care in Action: 20 Years of National Primary Care Week.” 2019 represents the twentieth anniversary of NPCW, and AMSA is taking action! The focus of the week this year is for students and physicians to take action in their communities to elevate the discourse around building the primary care workforce and primary care physicians’ crucial role in preventing disease, eliminating health disparities, and LGBTQ health.

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Mental Illness Awareness Week
Oct
6
to Oct 12

Mental Illness Awareness Week

Social: #MIAW #MentalIllnessAwarenessWeek

Twitter: @NAMICommunicate

Facebook: @NAMI

Website: https://www.nami.org/Get-Involved/Raise-Awareness/Awareness-Events/Mental-Illness-Awareness-Week

Each year, millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition. However, mental illness affects everyone directly or indirectly through family, friends or coworkers. Despite mental illnesses’ reach and prevalence, stigma and misunderstanding are also, unfortunately, widespread.

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Walk to School Day
Oct
2
12:00 AM00:00

Walk to School Day

Social: #WalktoSchoolDay

Twitter: @walkbikeschool

Facebook: @walkbiketoschoolday

Website: http://www.walkbiketoschool.org/

Step right up for National Walk to School Day – October 2, 2019! Registration is now open. Join the movement that inspires the entire community to come together and promote health and safer routes for students to walk and bike to school. While October 2 is our official focus day in 2019, communities are welcome to celebrate any day in October that best fits their schedules.

Across the U.S. communities celebrated Walk to School Day in 2018. Parents, school and local officials, and public health and transportation representatives joined together to make it the largest Walk to School Day event in its 22-year history.

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World Heart Day
Sep
29
12:00 AM00:00

World Heart Day

Social: #WorldHeartDay #HeartHealth

Twitter: @worldheartfed

Facebook: @worldheartfederation

Website: https://www.world-heart-federation.org/world-heart-day/

This year on World Heart Day, as part of our mission to ensure heart health equity for all, we want to create a global community of Heart Heroes … people from all walks of life who are acting now to live longer, better, heart-healthy lives by making a promise:

  • A promise to our families to cook and eat more healthily

  • A promise to our children to exercise more and help them to be more active, to say no to smoking and help our loved ones to stop

  • A promise as a healthcare professional to help patients give up smoking and lower their cholesterol

  • A promise as a policymaker to support policies that promote healthy hearts

  • A promise as an employee to invest in heart-healthy workplaces

A simple promise … for MY HEART, for YOUR HEART, for ALL OUR HEARTS.

Cardiovascular disease is the world’s number one killer today. But it doesn’t need to be this way. By making just a few small changes to our lives, we can reduce our risk of heart disease and stroke, as well as improving our quality of life and setting a good example for the next generation. It’s about saying to yourself, the people you care about and individuals all around the world: “What can I do right now to look after my heart … and your heart?”

Because we believe every heartbeat matters.

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World Rabies Day
Sep
28
12:00 AM00:00

World Rabies Day

Social: #WorldRabiesDay

Twitter: @RabiesAlliance

Facebook: @GlobalAllianceforRabiesControl

Website: https://rabiesalliance.org/

What is World Rabies Day?

When is World Rabies Day? World Rabies Day is held annually on September 28. It is the anniversary of the death of Louis Pasteur, who developed the first rabies vaccine and laid the foundations of rabies prevention. What is World Rabies Day? World Rabies Day is held on September 28 every year with hundreds of thousands of people organizing or participating in events to celebrate rabies prevention efforts and unite against rabies. Whether you’re a veterinarian, a medical professional, a teacher, or even someone who just cares about your community, it is a chance to organize or take part in an event that raises awareness about rabies and its prevention.

It is the first and only global advocacy, education, and awareness campaign for rabies. It has the support of all international health organizations and major stakeholders including the WHO, OIE, FAO and CDC.

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Sport Purple for Platelets Day
Sep
27
12:00 AM00:00

Sport Purple for Platelets Day

Social: #BEATITP

Twitter: @PDSA_ITP

Facebook: @plateletdisorder

Website: https://www.pdsa.org/

The Platelet Disorder Support Association was patient-founded in 1998 to educate and empower those with immune thrombocytopenia and other platelet disorders. Today, PDSA is a powerful force serving and unifying the global ITP community of patients, practitioners, caregivers, advocates and key disease stakeholders.

When you have ITP, you can often feel very alone. Fortunately, the PDSA community is here to offer the guidance and support you need. As the premier resource for you or your loved one, we provide invaluable ways to connect with others to empower you for a healthy tomorrow.

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National Women's Health & Fitness Day
Sep
25
12:00 AM00:00

National Women's Health & Fitness Day

Social: #NWHFD

Twitter: @fitnessday

Facebook: @fitnessdays

Website: http://www.fitnessday.com/

What is National Women's Health & Fitness Day?

Women’s Health & Fitness Day is the nation’s largest annual health promotion event for women of all ages. This year’s event is set for Wednesday, September 25, 2019, and in future years, is always held on the last Wednesday in September. This unique national program — with participation by local organizations throughout the U.S. — focuses attention on the importance of regular physical activity and health awareness for women. The event is similar in concept to its “sister” event — National Senior Health & Fitness Day — the nation’s largest older adult health promotion program held every May. Women’s Health & Fitness Day will also be part of a new National Women’s Health & Fitness Week, to be held annually the last week in September.

On Wednesday, September 25, 2019, more than 500 groups across the country will host women’s health and fitness events at senior centers, hospitals, health clubs, park and recreation districts, local health and service organizations, schools, retirement communities, houses of worship, and other community locations. An estimated 50,000 to 75,000 women of all ages are expected to participate in these local activities.

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Fungal Disease Awareness Week
Sep
23
to Sep 27

Fungal Disease Awareness Week

Social: #ThinkFungus #FungalWeek

Twitter: @CDCgov

Facebook: @CDC

Website: https://www.cdc.gov/fungal/awareness-week.html

Think Fungus: Fungal Disease Awareness Week

Fungal Disease Awareness Week is September 23–27, 2019. CDC and partners have organized this week to highlight the importance of recognizing serious fungal diseases early enough in the course of a patient’s illness to provide life-saving treatment. Some fungal diseases go undiagnosed and cause serious infections in people in the United States and around the world, leading to illness and death. Increased awareness about fungal diseases is one of the most important ways we can improve early recognition and reduce delays in diagnosis and treatment. A key clue to when a sick person may have a fungal infection is that he or she is being treated with medications for other types of infection but does not get better.

We encourage healthcare providers and their patients to “Think Fungus” when symptoms of infection do not get better with treatment.

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Malnutrition Awareness Week™
Sep
23
to Sep 27

Malnutrition Awareness Week™

Social: #MAW2019 #malnutrition

Twitter: @ASPENWEB

Facebook: @nutritioncare.org

Website: http://www.nutritioncare.org/maw/

Malnutrition Awareness Week is a multi-organizational, multi-pronged campaign created by ASPEN to:

  • Educate healthcare professionals to identify and treat for malnutrition earlier

  • Educate consumers/patients to discuss their nutrition status with healthcare professionals

  • Increase awareness of nutrition’s role on patient recovery

This year, we’re partnering with CNS (Canadian Nutrition Society) and BAPEN (British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition) to expand our global reach.

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Falls Prevention Awareness Day
Sep
23
12:00 AM00:00

Falls Prevention Awareness Day

Social: #FPAD2019

Twitter: @NCOAging

Facebook: @NCOAging

Website: www.ncoa.org/fpad

The annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day (FPAD) raises awareness about how to prevent fall-related injuries among older adults. National, state, and local partners collaborate to educate others about the impact of falls, share fall prevention strategies, and advocate for the expansion of evidence-based community fall prevention programs. National and state efforts are published in NCOA’s annual FPAD Impact Report. If you would like to learn more about fall prevention efforts in your state, please contact your State Falls Prevention Coalition lead. Use the resources on this webpage to engage in FPAD!

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National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day
Sep
18
12:00 AM00:00

National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

Social: #NHAAAD #HIV

Twitter: @AIDSinfo

Facebook: @AIDSinfo

Website: https://aidsinfo.nih.gov/understanding-hiv-aids/hiv-aids-awareness-days/165/national-hiv-aids-and-aging-awareness-day

September 18 is National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day—a day to call attention to the growing number of people living long and full lives with HIV and to aging-related challenges of HIV prevention, testing, treatment, and care.

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National School Backpack Awareness Day
Sep
18
12:00 AM00:00

National School Backpack Awareness Day

Social: #BackpackSafety

Twitter: @AOTAInc

Facebook: @AmericanOccupationalTherapyAssociationAOTA

Website: https://www.aota.org/conference-events/backpack-safety-awareness-day.aspx

Join AOTA and occupational therapy practitioners, educators, and students across the country as we help others Live Life To Its Fullest by avoiding the pain and injury that can come from heavy backpacks and bags. Students, parents, educators, school administrators, and community members will learn safety tips to stay protected from back pain throughout life. You have the chance to help by organizing local events and educating people of all ages about proper bag usage. Teach others how to properly choose, pack, lift, and carry various types of bags—including backpacks, purses, briefcases, and suitcases. 

We typically celebrate AOTA’s National School Backpack Awareness Day annually on the third Wednesday of each September. This year's event will officially take place on Wednesday, September 18, 2019.

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Get Ready Day
Sep
17
12:00 AM00:00

Get Ready Day

Social: #GetReadyDay

Twitter: @GetReady

Facebook: @AmericanPublicHealthAssociation

Website: http://www.getreadyforflu.org/getreadyday.htm

Help your community, campus or workplace become prepared for emergencies or disasters by holding a Get Ready Day event!

Held each year on the third Tuesday in September, APHA's Get Ready Day is timed to coincide with National Preparedness Month.

In 2019, Get Ready Day will be held Tuesday, Sept. 17.

Get ideas for your Get Ready Day activities

Make plans now for your Get Ready Day event. Get fun ideas and planning tools with our free Get Ready Event Guide

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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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National Farm Safety & Health Week
Sep
15
to Sep 21

National Farm Safety & Health Week

Social: #NFSHW #FarmSafety #necasag

Twitter: @NECASAG

Facebook: @necasag

Website: https://www.necasag.org/nationalfarmsafetyandhealthweek/

Daily Themes

  • Monday, September 16, 2019 - Tractor Safety & Rural Roadway Safety

  • Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - Farmer Health & Opioid/Suicide Prevention

  • Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - Safety & Health for Youth in Agriculture

  • Thursday, September 19, 2019 - Confined Spaces in Agriculture

  • Friday, September 20, 2019 - Safety & Health for Women in Agriculture

September 15-21, 2019 Each year since 1944, the third week of September has been recognized as National Farm Safety & Health Week. This recognition has been an annual promotion initiated by the National Safety Council and has been proclaimed as such by each sitting U.S. President since Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the first document. Over the years, the development and dissemination of National Farm Safety & Health Week materials has shifted to the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety. NECAS is the agricultural partner of the National Safety Council and has been serving families and businesses in agriculture since 1997.

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National Hispanic Heritage Month
Sep
15
to Oct 15

National Hispanic Heritage Month

Social: #NHHM

Twitter: @librarycongress

Facebook: @libraryofcongress

Website: https://www.hispanicheritagemonth.gov/

September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic American Heritage Month
The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society.

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

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National Celiac Disease Awareness Day
Sep
13
12:00 AM00:00

National Celiac Disease Awareness Day

Social: #CeliacDisease #GlutenFree

Twitter: @NationalCeliac

Facebook: @nationalceliac

Website: https://nationalceliac.org/

What Is Celiac Disease?

Celiac disease (CD) is an autoimmune disease that mainly affects the gastrointestinal tract. Individuals who have CD are permanently intolerant to gluten, a group of proteins found in wheat, barley, and rye.

Gluten is toxic to those with CD. In a person with undiagnosed or untreated CD, the finger-like ridges that line the walls of the small intestine known as villi become flattened and unable to absorb nutrients properly. CD may also affect other organ systems.

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World Suicide Prevention Day
Sep
10
12:00 AM00:00

World Suicide Prevention Day

Social: #WSPD

Twitter: @IASPinfo

Facebook: @IASPinfo

Website: https://www.iasp.info/wspd2019/

Suicide prevention remains a universal challenge. Every year, suicide is among the top 20 leading causes of death globally for people of all ages.  It is responsible for over 800,000 deaths, which equates to one suicide every 40 seconds.

Every life lost represents someone’s partner, child, parent, friend or colleague. For each suicide approximately 135 people suffer intense grief or are otherwise affected.  This amounts to 108 million people per year who are profoundly impacted by suicidal behaviour. Suicidal behaviour includes suicide, and also encompases suicidal ideation and suicide attempts. For every suicide, 25 people make a suicide attempt and many more have serious thoughts of suicide.

Suicide is the result of a convergence of genetic, psychological, social and cultural and other risk factors, sometimes combined with experiences of trauma and loss. People who take their own lives represent a heterogeneous group, with unique, complex and multifaceted causal influences preceding their final act. Such heterogeneity presents challenges for suicide prevention experts.  These challenges can be overcome by adopting a multilevel and cohesive approach to suicide prevention.

Preventing suicide is often possible and you are a key player in its prevention!  You can make a difference –  as a member of society, as a child, as a parent, as a friend, as a colleague or as a neighbour. There are many things that you can do daily, and also on World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD), to prevent suicidal behaviour. You can raise awareness about the issue, educate yourself and others about the causes of suicide and warning signs for suicide, show compassion and care for those who are in distress in your community, question the stigma associated with suicide, suicidal behaviour and mental health problems and share your own experiences.

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National Suicide Prevention Week
Sep
8
to Sep 14

National Suicide Prevention Week

Social: #AAS365 #BeThere

Twitter: @AASuicidology

Facebook: @AASuicidology

Website: https://suicidology.org/national-suicide-prevention-month-2019/

September is National Suicide Prevention Month and National Suicide Prevention Week is September 8 -14, 2019. The American Association of Suicidology believes we need focus on suicide prevention every day, of every year. And we can do this by continuously spreading awareness, advocating for research funding, developing innovative and effective treatment tools, being kind, and helping to educate others on things like resources and warning signs. It’s time to get involved, but not just this week and not just the month. It’s time to make #AAS365 a priority. And it’s time to make our efforts count.

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State of the Map US 2019
Sep
6
to Sep 8

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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Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
Sep
1
to Sep 30

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Social: #ChildhoodCancer #CCAM #GoGold

Twitter: @accorg

Facebook: @americanchildhoodcancer

Website: https://www.acco.org/childhood-cancer-awareness-month/

HOW CAN YOU HELP RAISE AWARENESS THIS SEPTEMBER?

Families, caregivers, charities and research groups across the United States observe September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. In the U.S., 15,780 children under the age of 21 are diagnosed with cancer every year; approximately 1/4 of them will not survive the disease. A diagnosis turns the lives of the entire family upside down. The objective of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is to put a spotlight on the types of cancer that largely affect children, survivorship issues, and – importantly – to help raise funds for research and family support.

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Fruits & Veggies—More Matters ® Month
Sep
1
to Sep 30

Fruits & Veggies—More Matters ® Month

Social: #FruitsAndVeggies

Twitter: @APA_Planning

Facebook: @AmericanPlanningAssociation

Website: http://plan4health.us/september-is-fruits-veggies-more-matters-month/

September is Fruits & Veggies—More Matters® Month

Fruits & Veggies—More Matters® Month highlights the benefits of eating a healthy, balanced diet that includes lots of fruits and vegetables. Encouraging your community members to eat more fruits and veggies—and doing your part to make them easier to access—can make a difference when it comes to the health of your community.

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