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 Aphasia Awareness Month
Jun
1
to Jun 30

National Aphasia Awareness Month

Social: #TalkAboutAphasia#AphasiaAwareness 

Twitter: @NatAphasiaAssoc 

Facebook: @NatlAphasiaAssoc

YouTube: NationalAphasiaAssoc

Website: www.aphasia.org 

Aphasia is an impairment of language, affecting the production or comprehension of speech and the ability to read or write. Aphasia is always due to injury to the brain-most commonly from a stroke, particularly in older individuals. But brain injuries resulting in aphasia may also arise from head trauma, from brain tumors, or from infections.

Aphasia can be so severe as to make communication with the patient almost impossible, or it can be very mild. It may affect mainly a single aspect of language use, such as the ability to retrieve the names of objects, or the ability to put words together into sentences, or the ability to read. More commonly, however, multiple aspects of communication are impaired, while some channels remain accessible for a limited exchange of information.

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National Safety Month
Jun
1
to Jun 30

National Safety Month

Social: #NationalSafetyMonth

Twitter: @NSCsafety

Facebook: @NatlSafetyCouncil

Website: www.nsc.org/act/events/Pages/national-safety-month.aspx 

Join NSC and thousands of organizations nationwide in celebrating National Safety Month.

Observed annually in June, National Safety Month focuses on reducing leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road and in our homes and communities. We provide downloadable resources highlighting a different safety topic for each week in June. Topics for 2019 are Hazard Recognition, Slips, Trips and Falls, Fatigue and Impairment.

Share the Safety Message in June

Use a little bit of creativity to engage workers, families and communities in safety this June. These ideas should help get you started:

  • Distribute the downloadable NSM materials*

  • Create newsletters or blog posts

  • Hold a safety trivia contest with weekly prizes

  • Make an activity out of identifying hazards where you work and live

  • Throw a safety fair, lunch 'n learn or celebratory luncheon

  • Encourage others to take the SafeAtWork pledge at nsc.org/workpledge

  • Share posts on your social media channels using #NSM

  • Provide safety training — watch for special NSM discounts or free opportunities

  • Show you care about safety by making a donation to NSC

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Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month
Jun
1
to Jun 30

Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month

Social:  #MGFA#MG#myastheniagravis

Twitter: @MyastheniaOrg@MG_Walk

Facebook: @MyastheniaGravisFoundation

YouTube: Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America Inc. 

Website: www.myasthenia.orghttp://www.mgwalk.org/

Myasthenia gravis (pronounced My-as-theen-ee-a Grav-us) comes from the Greek and Latin words meaning "grave muscular weakness." The most common form of MG is a chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disorder that is characterized by fluctuating weakness of the voluntary muscle groups.

There is no known cure for MG, but there are effective treatments that allow many-but not all-people with MG to lead full lives. Although the treatments will not cure MG, patients may have significant improvement in their muscle strength.

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National Scleroderma Awareness Month
Jun
1
to Jun 30

National Scleroderma Awareness Month

Social: #SclerodermaAwarenessMonth #HardWord #SpeakUp #scleroderma

Twitter: @scleroderma

Facebook: @SclerodermaUS

YouTube: sclerodermaus

Website: Scleroderma Awareness Month

“Sclero” means “hard” and “derma” means “skin”. But hardening skin is just one of many symptoms scleroderma sufferers experience. Stiff joints, digestive issues, lung scarring,  kidney failure—all can result. And sometimes be fatal. Scleroderma is an autoimmune disease with no known cause and no cure.  Research is vital, but because so few people are aware of the disease, our researchers don’t always get the resources they need. Learn more about scleroderma. Help us get the word out.

The Scleroderma Foundation has been fighting to spread awareness and help educate the public about this devastating disease for more than 15 years. Please join the fight and stand alongside us for June's Scleroderma Awareness Month. Help us put an end to "sclero-what?"   

Scleroderma affects thousands of people, but there are billions who know nothing about it. Take our pledge to tell one person about this autoimmune disease that has no known cause or cure.  

Visit HardWord.org to take the pledge today!

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Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month
Jun
1
to Jun 30

Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month

Social: #ENDALZ #EndAlzheimers #GoPurple #TheLongestDay

Twitter: @alzassociation

Facebook: @actionalz

YouTube: actionalz

Website: https://www.alz.org/abam/ 

PURPLE is the official color of the Alzheimer's movement. 

Worldwide, 50 million people are living with Alzheimer's and other dementias. Join the Alzheimer's Association in going purple and raising awareness this June. The more people know about Alzheimer's, the more action we inspire.

On June 21, 2018, the longest day of the year and summer solstice, thousands of people will join together to show their love for those affected by Alzheimer's disease. You can be one of them. 

Learn more: The Longest Day

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National Congenital Cytomegalovirus Awareness Month
Jun
1
to Jun 30

National Congenital Cytomegalovirus Awareness Month

Social: #KnowAboutCMV #StopCMV #CMV #CMVawareness #Cytomegalovirus

Twitter: @NationalCMV

Facebook: @nationalcmv

YouTube: National CMV Foundation

Website: www.nationalcmv.org 

Congenital Cytomegalovirus, or CMV, is the most common viral infection, and the leading non-genetic cause of hearing loss, that infants are born with in the United States. Every pregnant woman is at risk of acquiring CMV. And only 9% of women know about it.

5 simple tips to help prevent CMV:

  1. Do not share food, utensils, drinks or straws

  2. Do not put a pacifier in your mouth

  3. Avoid contact with saliva when kissing a child

  4. Do not share a toothbrush

  5. Wash your hands

CMV is common, serious, and preventable. There are simple and effective prevention measures you and your loved ones can take to mitigate the risk of CMV transmission during pregnancy. If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, talk with your doctor about CMV.

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Cataract Awareness Month
Jun
1
to Jun 30

Cataract Awareness Month

Social: #CataractAwarenessMonth

Twitter: @PBA_savingsight

Facebook: @preventblindness

YouTube: Prevent Blindness

Website: www.preventblindness.org/cataract 

Prevent Blindness and the National Eye Institute have declared June as Cataract Awareness Month. According to the Prevent Blindness Vision Problems in the U.S. report, more than 22.3 million Americans have cataracts. Learn more about signs, symptoms, and treatment.

Prevent Blindness' guide to cataracts will help you learn about: 

  1. how cataracts develop

  2. how cataracts are treated with surgery

  3. what kind of costs to expect, and

  4. how long it will take you to recover from surgery

The information will help you be more educated and involved in your eye doctor’s treatment through diagnosis, surgery and recovery.

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World Sickle Cell Day
Jun
19
12:00 AM00:00

World Sickle Cell Day

Social: #ConquerSCD #SickleCell #WorldSickleCellDay

Twitter: @ConquerSCD @sicklecell101 @SickleCellUK

YouTube: What is Sickle Cell Anemia?

Website: http://www.scdcoalition.org/global

Sickle cell disease (SCD) is an inherited, lifelong blood disorder that causes individuals to produce abnormal hemoglobin, causing their red blood cells to become rigid and sickle-shaped. These sickled cells have a shortened lifespan, resulting in a constant shortage of red blood cells. When these sickled cells travel through the blood, they often get stuck in the smaller blood vessels, blocking other oxygen-rich red blood cells from freely flowing throughout the body. This leads to complications ranging in severity, including severe pain, acute chest syndrome (a condition that lowers the level of oxygen in the blood), stroke, organ damage, and even premature death.

Globally, it is estimated that 300,000 infants are born annually with sickle cell disease. The majority of these births occur in low-resource countries, especially in sub-Saharan Africa where the World Health Organization estimates 70 percent of the world’s population of children with SCD live. The majority of children suffer from chronic pain and numerous infections; ultimately, many die before their fifth birthday.

In the United States, nearly 100,000 individuals have SCD. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that SCD affects 1 out of every 365 black or African-American births, and 1 out of every 16,300 Hispanic-American births.

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National Lightning Safety Awareness Week
Jun
23
to Jun 29

National Lightning Safety Awareness Week

Social: #LightningSafetyAwarenessWeek #LightningSafetyWeek #LightningSafety 

Twitter: @NWS @lightningkim @ESFIdotorg @lightning_leon

Facebook: @NWS

YouTube: usweathergov

Website: www.weather.gov/iln/lightningsafetyweekhttp://www.lightningsafetycouncil.org/LSC-LSAW.htmlhttp://lightning.org/

National Lightning Safety Awareness week was started in 2001 to call attention to this underrated killer. Since then, U.S. lightning fatalities have dropped from about 50 per year to about 30. This reduction in fatalities is largely due to greater awareness of the lightning danger, and people seeking safety when thunderstorms threaten. During National Lightning Safety Awareness Week, we encourage you to learn more about lightning and lightning safety. 

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National HIV Testing Day
Jun
27
12:00 AM00:00

National HIV Testing Day

Social: #HIVTestingDay

Twitter: @HIVGov

Facebook: @HIVgov

Website: www.hiv.gov/events/awareness-days/hiv-testing-day

National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) was first observed on June 27, 1995. NHTD is a day to encourage people to get tested for HIV, know their status, and get linked to care and treatment.

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National Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness & Prevention Month
Jul
1
to Jul 31

National Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness & Prevention Month

Social: #NCCAPM

Twitter: @AmeriFace

Facebook: @NCCAPM

Website: http://www.nccapm.org/http://www.ameriface.org/

Established by AmeriFace and cleftAdvocate

Cleft and craniofacial conditions affect thousands of infants, children, teens and adults in the United States each year.  Some are born with congenital anomalies like cleft lip and palate, others with more complex, life-threatening craniofacial conditions.  Some are burned; others are injured in accidents and animal attacks, or diagnosed with various oral/head/neck and skin diseases.  To learn more about these conditions, including treatment options and support networks in your area, contact these participating NCCAPM organizations.

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Cord Blood Awareness Month
Jul
1
to Jul 31

Cord Blood Awareness Month

Social: #CordBlood#CordBloodSavesLives#CordBloodAwarenessMonth

Twitter: @ParentCordBlood

Facebook: @Parents.Guide.Cord.Blood

Website: https://parentsguidecordblood.org/

July is National Cord Blood Awareness Month! Celebrate by spreading the word about cord blood. Cord blood is the term used for the blood collected from the umbilical cord and placenta (after birth) when a healthy baby is born.

Cord blood banking means preserving the newborn stem cells found in the blood of the umbilical cord and the placenta. After a baby is born, and even after delayed cord clamping, there is blood remaining in the umbilical cord and placenta that holds valuable newborn stem cells. Parents have a choice between donating cord blood to a public bank for free, or paying to store it for their family in a private bank. Cord blood banking includes the whole process from collection through storage of newborn stem cells for future medical purposes. To learn more about cord blood banking, visit Parent's Guide to Cord Blood Foundation at https://parentsguidecordblood.org/en

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UV Safety Month
Jul
1
to Jul 31

UV Safety Month

Social: #UVSafetyMonth

Twitter: @AcademyEyeSmart

Facebook: @AcademyEyeSmart

Website: aao.org/eyesmart 

Studies show that long-term exposure to bright sunlight may increase the risk of cataracts and growths on the eye, including cancer. UV rays reflected off sand and water can cause eyes to sunburn, potentially resulting in temporary blindness in just a few hours. In support of UV Safety Month this July, the American Academy of Ophthalmology reminds the public of the importance of shielding eyes from the sun's harmful rays with 100% UV-blocking sunglasses and broad-brimmed hats.

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International Group B Strep Awareness Month
Jul
1
to Jul 31

International Group B Strep Awareness Month

Social: #starttheGBSconversation#GBS#groupbstrep

Twitter: @GroupBStrep

Facebook: @GroupBStrepInternational

YouTube: Group B Strep International

Website: https://www.groupbstrepinternational.org/

JOIN OUR #STARTTHEGBSCONVERSATION CAMPAIGN FOR WAYS TO SHARE WHAT YOU KNOW ABOUT GBS!

Approximately 1 in 4 pregnant women carry GBS, the leading cause of sepsis and meningitis in newborns according to the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). GBS can also infect babies during pregnancy and the first few months of life.

Not all babies exposed to GBS become infected, but, for those who do, the results can be devastating. GBS can cause babies to be miscarried, stillborn, born prematurely, become very sick, have lifelong handicaps, or die. Even babies born to mother who test negative can become infected by group B strep.

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Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month
Jul
1
to Jul 31

Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month

Social: #StrongerThanJA#KidsGetArthritisToo#Arthritis

Twitter: @ArthritisFdn

Facebook: @Arthritis.org

YouTube: Arthritis Foundation

Website: https://www.arthritis.org/about-arthritis/types/juvenile-arthritis/

July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month, a month dedicated to increase awareness over early signs and symptoms of juvenile arthritis and to ease the focus of resources for this battle. The campaign was initiated by the Arthritis Foundation and targets a condition that currently affects 300 000 children nationwide, making it one of the most common childhood diseases in the US.

The word “arthritis” means joint inflammation in Latin, but juvenile arthritis can include eyes, skin and gastrointestinal tract as affected areas. The disorder has a large variety in forms and researchers and doctors alike are working to better understand what the key differences are and how different approaches can help.

Three classifications of juvenile arthritis exist: juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA), juvenile chronic arthritis (JCA), and juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), of which, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis is the most common. The classification is made based on symptoms, number of joints involved and the presence of antibodies in the blood

At this moment there is no cure for juvenile arthritis. The custom approach to the disorder is to control pain levels, reduce inflammation and maintain mobility, while in more extreme cases surgery is the only possible solution to prevent further joint damage. Many treatment plans are based on proper medication, therapeutically physical activities and healthy eating. Probably the most important component of any plan is the way in which all measures are included in a child’s daily schedule in order to affect the quality of life as little as possible.

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NACCHO Annual 2019
Jul
9
to Jul 11

NACCHO Annual 2019

Theme: “Improving the Nation’s Health through Public and Private Partnerships”

Social: #NA19

Twitter: @NACCHOalerts

Facebook: @NACCHOHQ

Website: http://www.nacchoannual.org/home

NACCHO Annual is the premier public health conference that offers an opportunity for local health department staff, partners, funders, and individuals invested in local public health to share the latest research, ideas, strategies and innovations.

Each year, over 1,100 professionals from across the nation convene to gain insights from leading public health experts and engage in dialogue to address the issues that affect their communities.

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National Youth Sports Week
Jul
15
to Jul 21

National Youth Sports Week

Social: #NationalYouthSportsWeek#NationalYouthSportsDay

Twitter: @youthsportsNCYS

Facebook: @ncys.org

YouTube: NCYS - National Council of Youth Sports

Website: http://www.ncys.org/advocacy/national-sports-day.php

The National Council of Youth Sports (NCYS) and the Congressional Youth Sports Caucus in celebration of National Youth Sports Week host a physical activity Expo in a House of Representatives Office Building on Capitol Hill Washington D.C. on NCYS Youth Sports Day, Tuesday July 16, 2019.

National Youth Sports Week has been added to the National Health Observances (NHO) calendar.

The purpose of the event is to showcase how youth sports organizations and members of Congress can collaborate to promote healthy lifestyles for children and their families through sports. The event features NCYS members and physical activity stations where members of Congress and their staff have the opportunity to play youth sports and learn about youth sports activities.

This kicks off a series of events at youth sports organizations across the nation to elevate the importance of youth sports. The NCYS seeks to level the playing field to enable all youth to have full access to sports. NCYS invites you to join in this celebration by calling attention to doing what you’re already doing – helping young people play sports.

The National Council of Youth Sports advocates for legislation that promotes safe environments and healthy lifestyles for stronger neighborhoods and communities. We seek to enhance the youth sports experience in America for today and for generations to come!

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World Hepatitis Day
Jul
28
12:00 AM00:00

World Hepatitis Day

Social: #WorldHepatitisDay#FindtheMissingMillions

Twitter: @Hep_Alliance@NO_Hep

Facebook: @WorldHepatitisDay

YouTube: World Hepatitis Alliance

Website: http://www.worldhepatitisday.org/

Worldwide, 300 million people are living with viral hepatitis unaware. Without finding the undiagnosed and linking them to care, millions will continue to suffer, and lives will be lost. On World Hepatitis Day, 28 July, we call on people from across the world to take action, raise awareness and join in the quest to find the “missing millions”.

HOW TO GET INVOLVED:

Viral hepatitis is one of the biggest global health threats of our time, but together we can eliminate viral hepatitis!

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Gastroparesis Awareness Month
Aug
1
to Aug 31

Gastroparesis Awareness Month

Social: #Gastroparesis

Twitter: @IFFGD

Facebook: @IFFGD

Website: aboutgastroparesis.org 

Gastroparesis is also called delayed gastric emptying. The term “gastric” refers to the stomach.

Normally, the stomach empties its contents in a controlled manner into the small intestines. In gastroparesis, the muscle contractions (motility) that move food along the digestive tract do not work properly and the stomach empties too slowly.

Gastroparesis is characterized by the presence of certain long-term symptoms together with delayed stomach emptying in the absence of any observable obstruction or blockage. The delayed stomach emptying is confirmed by a test.

IFFGD was founded in 1991 by one person struggling with the challenges imposed by a chronic GI disorder. Many others, from all walks of life, have joined with us.

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Digestive Tract Paralysis Awareness Month
Aug
1
to Aug 31

Digestive Tract Paralysis Awareness Month

Social: #Gastroparesis

Twitter: @4GPACT

Facebook: @GPACT

Website: www.gastroparesisawarenessmonth.org  

 Digestive Tract Paralysis Awareness Month was founded by G-PACT in August 2010 in order to raise awareness of DTP in a short amount of time. Although we do it year round, we spend this month providing a lot of opportunities and events for people to get involved in to help us spread the word.

Digestive Tract Paralysis Awareness Month started out as Gastroparesis Awareness Week from August 23 - August 29, 2009. That week encompassed the date of our founding, August 23, 2001. By the next year we received comments that a week wasn't long enough and decided to dedicate the entire month to it. Although we increase activity all month long, we still maintain Awareness Week as the biggest week of the year for awareness and provide additional events and ways for people to advocate and get involved.  

By 2010, we had added Chronic Intestinal Pseudo-Obstruction to our list of covered conditions so we changed the name to Digestive Tract Paralysis Awareness Month to be more inclusive of a variety of conditions. In 2012, we added colonic inertia, and have plans to add more in the future. August will cover any paralytic condition of the GI tract we add as a focus in the future too. 

Over the years we have done a variety of things to raise awareness and educate the public. We have added events, changed some things, and always try to make it unique every year. We are very active all year with research, advocacy, awareness, and support, so be sure to follow us all year for many opportunities to get involved besides just August! 

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National Breastfeeding Month
Aug
1
to Aug 31

National Breastfeeding Month

Social: #Breastfeeding

Twitter: @USbreastfeeding

Facebook: @usbreastfeeding

Website: www.usbreastfeeding.org 

The United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC) is an independent nonprofit coalition of more than 50 nationally influential professional, educational, and governmental organizations that share a common mission to drive collaborative efforts for policy and practices that create a landscape of breastfeeding support across the United States. Join our work to make a difference for our nation's families:

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National Immunization Awareness Month
Aug
1
to Aug 31

National Immunization Awareness Month

Social: #NIAM

Twitter: @CDCgov

Facebook: @CDC

Website: www.cdc.gov/vaccines/events/niam.html 

National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) is an annual observance held in August to highlight the importance of vaccination for people of all ages. Communities across the country use the month each year to raise awareness about the important role vaccines play in preventing serious, sometimes deadly, diseases across the lifespan.

CDC develops immunization materials our partners can use in outreach and education efforts during NIAM and throughout the year. You can find CDC promotional and educational resources for every audience, from pregnant women to young children to adolescents to adults, on CDC’s website for immunization partners.

Check with your state or local health department to see if they have additional immunization resources you can use during NIAM or plans to celebrate the month.

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World Breastfeeding Week
Aug
1
to Aug 8

World Breastfeeding Week

Social: #WorldBreastFeedingWeek #WBW2019

Twitter: @WABAsecretariat

Facebook: @WABA.WBW

Website: www.worldbreastfeedingweek.org  

World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) is a global network of organisations and individuals who believe breastfeeding is the right of all children and mothers and who dedicate themselves to protect, promote and support this right.

Annually, WABA coordinates and organises the World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) between Aug 1-7. Since 2016, we have aligned our WBW campaign to United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We call this the WBW-SDGs Campaign.

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Psoriasis Awareness Month
Aug
1
to Aug 31

Psoriasis Awareness Month

Social: #Psoriasis

Twitter: @NPF

Facebook: @National.Psoriasis.Foundation

Website: www.psoriasis.org 

Psoriasis is an immune-mediated disease that causes raised, red, scaly patches to appear on the skin.

Psoriasis typically affects the outside of the elbows, knees or scalp, though it can appear on any location. Some people report that psoriasis is itchy, burns and stings. Psoriasis is associated with other serious health conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease and depression.

If you develop a rash that doesn't go away with an over-the-counter medication, you should consider contacting your doctor.

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Children's Eye Health and Safety Month
Aug
1
to Aug 31

Children's Eye Health and Safety Month

Social: #CEHSM

Twitter: @AcademyEyeSmart

Facebook: @AcademyEyeSmart

Website: aao.org/eyesmart 

As children spend more time tethered to screens, there is increasing concern about potential harm to their visual development. Ophthalmologists – physicians who specialize in medical and surgical eye care – are seeing a marked increase in children with dry eye and eye strain from too much screen time. But does digital eyestrain cause lasting damage? Should your child use reading glasses or computer glasses? As you send your kids back to school this month for more time with screens and books, the American Academy of Ophthalmology are arming parents with the facts, so they can make informed choices about their children’s eye health.

It’s a fact that there is a world-wide epidemic of myopia, also known as nearsightedness. Since 1971, the incidence of nearsightedness in the US nearly doubled, to 42 percent. In Asia, up to 90 percent of teenagers and adults are nearsighted. Clearly, something is going on. But scientists can’t agree on exactly what.

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National Health Center Week
Aug
4
to Aug 10

National Health Center Week

Social: #NHCW19 #ValueCHCs

Twitter: @NACHC

Facebook: @nachc

Website: healthcenterweek.org/ 

America’s Health Centers: Rooted in Communities

National Health Center Week (August 4th-10th) is an annual celebration with the goal of raising awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s health centers over the past five decades.

Health centers serve 28 million patients – a number that continues to grow along with the demand for affordable primary care. In addition to their long history as health care homes to millions, health centers produce innovative solutions to the most pressing health care issues in their communities and reach beyond the walls of conventional medicine to address the social determinants of health affecting special patient populations. Each year we celebrate the work and services health centers provide to special populations within their community on designated days during the week.

This year, the National Association of Community Health Centers and the Health Center Advocacy Network invites you to celebrate the ways that health centers are “Rooted in Communities.”

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Contact Lens Health Week
Aug
19
to Aug 23

Contact Lens Health Week

Social: #OnePairTakeCare

Twitter: @CDCgov

Facebook: @CDC

Website: www.cdc.gov/contactlenses/contact-lens-health-week.html 

CDC, in close collaboration with partners, has organized Contact Lens Health Week as a strategy to increase public awareness and promote healthy contact lens wear and careAugust 19-23, 2019 marks the sixth annual Contact Lens Health Week. Increased awareness about the importance of proper contact lens hygiene can encourage contact lens wearers to adopt healthy habits that can reduce their chances of getting an eye infection.

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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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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 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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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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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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Mental Health America 2019 Annual Conference: Dueling Diagnoses
Jun
13
to Jun 15

Mental Health America 2019 Annual Conference: Dueling Diagnoses

Twitter: @MentalHealthAm

Website: http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/mental-health-america-2019-annual-conference

Each year, MHA's Annual Conference brings together affiliates, consumers, providers, family members and advocates from across the country to talk about important and emerging mental health issues. MHA's 2019 Annual Conference Dueling Diagnoses: Mental Health and Chronic Conditions in Children and Adults will focus on understanding underlying factors that lead to both physical and mental health concerns in children and adults; recognizing and distinguishing the symptoms and characteristics of the mental health conditions that may be present in people with physical, intellectual, and cognitive conditions and limitations; and developing and identifying strategies that can be used by individuals, advocates, and providers across conditions to work on behalf of the whole person and move everyone along pathways to recovery, as we define those. 

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Men's Health Week 2019
Jun
10
to Jun 16

Men's Health Week 2019

Social: #MensHealthWeek2018 #MensHealthWeek #ShowUsYourBlue #MensHealth

Twitter: @MensHlthNetwork

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/menshealthnetwork/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/MHNMedia

Website: http://www.menshealthmonth.org/imhw/imhw.html

Led by Men’s Health Network, representatives from six leading men’s health organizations around the world met at the 2nd World Congress on Men’s Health in Vienna, Austria in 2002 and resolved to work together to launch International Men’s Health Week (IMHW). The goal is to increase awareness of male health issues on a global level and to encourage inter- and intra-national institutions to develop health policies and services that meet the specific needs of men, boys, and their families.

The history of International Men’s Health Week and Men’s Health Month can be found here.

Here are some tools that will help you create a Men’s Health week event unique to where you work, play, or pray:

  • For a list of things you can plan: click here

  • To view samples of activities others have designed to celebrate Men’s Health week: click here

  • For more information, help with programs, and/or to have your initiative listed on the Men’s Health Week web site, please contact: mhw@menshealthweek.org.

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Family Health & Fitness Day USA ®
Jun
8
12:00 AM00:00

Family Health & Fitness Day USA ®

Social: #NRPAFamilyFitDay

Twitter: @NRPA_news

Facebook: @NationalRecreationandParkAssociation

Website: www.nrpa.org/familyfitness 

Family Health & Fitness Day will be held on June 8, 2019. Celebrated the second Saturday in June each year, this special day promotes the importance of parks and recreation in keeping communities healthy. Agencies everywhere are encouraged to participate by inviting families to get active at their local park or recreation center, or by hosting an event, such as a health fair or family fun run. Members of the healthcare community are encouraged to participate, as well, even as sponsors.

Join our webinar on Thursday, March 28th at 2 p.m. ET. Learn about the many ways your agency can participate in Family Health & Fitness Day.

Share your Family Health & Fitness Day ideas, events and photos with us online using the hashtag #NRPAFamilyFitDay.    

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National Cancer Survivors Day ®
Jun
2
12:00 AM00:00

National Cancer Survivors Day ®

Social: #NCSD2019 #NationalCancerSurvivorsDay #CelebrateLife

Twitter: @SurvivorsDay

Facebook: @CancerSurvivorsDay

Website: www.ncsd.org 

National Cancer Survivors Day® is a CELEBRATION for those who have survived, an INSPIRATION for those recently diagnosed, a gathering of SUPPORT for families, and an OUTREACH to the community.

National Cancer Survivors Day® is an annual, treasured Celebration of Life that is held in hundreds of communities nationwide, and around the world, on the first Sunday in June. It is a CELEBRATION for those who have survived, an INSPIRATION for those recently diagnosed, a gathering of SUPPORT for families, and an OUTREACH to the community. On National Cancer Survivors Day®, thousands gather across the globe to honor cancer survivors and to show the world that life after a cancer diagnosis can be fruitful, rewarding, and even inspiring.

It is a day for everyone, whether you're a cancer survivor, a family member, friend, or medical professional. This day provides an opportunity for all people living with a history of cancer – including America’s more than 15.5 million cancer survivors – to connect with each other, celebrate milestones, and recognize those who have supported them along the way. It is also a day to draw attention to the ongoing challenges of cancer survivorship in order to promote more resources, research, and survivor-friendly legislation to improve cancer survivors’ quality of life.

Anyone can host an NCSD event. Get started with our 7 simple steps to organizing a National Cancer Survivors Day® event in your community.

When is National Cancer Survivors Day®?  National Cancer Survivors Day® is observed each year on the first Sunday in June.

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Rip Current Awareness Week
Jun
2
to Jun 8

Rip Current Awareness Week

Social: #RipCurrentAwarenessWeek #SummerSafety #BeachSafety

Twitter: @NWS@NOAA

Website: https://www.weather.gov/safety/ripcurrent 

  • Check water conditions before going in by looking at the local beach forecast before you leave for the beach and talking to the lifeguard at the beach.

  • Only swim at a beach with lifeguards. The chances of drowning at a beach with lifeguards are 1 in 18 million (U.S. Lifesaving Association).

  • Don't assume! Great weather for the beach does not always mean it's safe to swim or even play in the shallows. Rip currents often form on calm, sunny days.

  • Learn how to spot a rip current. The Break the Grip of the Rip free online training will help you learn how to spot a rip current.

  • What are scientists doing to keep swimmers safer? Find out in this video: Predict the Rip

  • Rip currents aren't the only deadly beach hazard. Learn more about dangerous waves and other hazards and why you should never to turn your back on the ocean.

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Men's Health Month
Jun
1
12:00 AM00:00

Men's Health Month

Social: #MensHealthMonth #ShowUsYourBlue #MensHealth

Twitter: @MensHlthNetwork

Facebook: @menshealthnetwork

YouTube: MHNMedia

Website: www.menshealthmonth.org 

JUNE IS MEN’S HEALTH MONTH!

Anchored by a Congressional health education program, Men’s Health Month is celebrated across the country with screenings, health fairs, media appearances, and other health education and outreach activities.

Recognition from the White House provides encouragement to men, boys, and their families around the globe.

Use your company’s liberal dress policy to celebrate Wear Blue Friday, the Friday before Father’s day.

GOAL OF MEN’S HEALTH MONTH

The purpose of Men’s Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. This month gives health care providers, public policy makers, the media, and individuals an opportunity to encourage men and boys to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for disease and injury. The response has been overwhelming with thousands of awareness activities in the USA and around the globe.

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Bike to School Day 2019
May
8
12:00 AM00:00

Bike to School Day 2019

Social: #BikeToSchoolDay

Twitter: @walkbikeschool

Facebook: @walkbikestoschoolday

Website: www.walkbiketoschool.org 

The first-ever National Bike to School Day took place on May 9, 2012, in coordination with the League of American Bicyclists’ National Bike Month. Almost 1,000 local events in 49 states and the District of Columbia joined together to encourage children to safely bicycle or walk to school.

The event builds on the popularity of Walk to School Day, which is celebrated across the country – and the world – each October. Many communities and schools have been holding spring walk and bicycle to school events for years. National Bike to School Day provides an opportunity for schools across the country to join together to celebrate and to build off of the energy of National Bike Month.

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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

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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

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North American Occupational Safety and Health Week
May
5
to May 11

North American Occupational Safety and Health Week

Social: #SafetyAndHealthWeek #NAOSH

Twitter: @NAOSHWeek @ASSPSafety

Facebook: @ASSESafety

Website: http://www.naosh.org/english/

NAOSH Week was first launched in June 1997, marked by an agreement between Canada, the United States and Mexico. CSSE's Canadian Occupational Health and Safety Week (COHS) had been observed from 1986-1996. During the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) talks between the governments of Mexico, United States, and Canada, workplace safety within the boundaries of all three nations was discussed by government labour department representatives. Canada's representative suggested to his Mexican and American counterparts that their countries may wish to become involved in a similar endeavor to COHS Week.

Subsequently, CSSE was approached for permission and support to expand the COHS Week format and experience to Mexico and the United States. After many meetings between Labour Canada and the CSSE COHS Committee in 1995, the proposal to expand the COHS format into the North American arena was formalized with the CSSE Board of Directors at their spring 1996 meeting. It was agreed that CSSE would adopt the North American concept and implement it in place of the Canadian Week. Labour Canada agreed to ensure that CSSE was the officially recognized safety organization responsible for NAOSH Week.

In September 1996, the agreement was taken to the NAFTA meeting and all parties agreed to the proposal. NAOSH Week was established.

The goal during Safety and Health Week is to focus employers, employees, partners and the public on the importance of preventing injury and illness in the workplace, at home, and in the community.

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Children's Mental Health Awareness Week
May
5
to May 11

Children's Mental Health Awareness Week

Social: #ChildrensMentalHealthMatters #CMHAW

Twitter: @NationalFFCMH

Facebook: @NationalFederation

Website: https://www.ffcmh.org/awarenessweek

What Can You Do to Help?

  • Talk openly about mental health

  • Educate yourself and others about mental health

  • Be conscious of your language ‐ avoid words and phrases that perpetuate bias and stigma

  • Encourage equality in how people perceive physical illness and mental illness

  • Show empathy and compassion for those living with a mental health condition

  • Stop the criminalization of those who live with mental illness

  • Push back against the way people who live with mental illness are portrayed in the media

  • See the person, not the illness

  • Advocate for mental health reform

  • Pledge to fight mental health stigma and bias at: Nami.org/stigmafree, Bringchange2mind.org, Time‐to‐change.org.uk, Stampoutstigma.com

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American Climate Leadership Summit 2019
May
1
to May 2

American Climate Leadership Summit 2019

Social: #ACLS19

Twitter: @ecoAmerica

Facebook: @ecoAmerica

Website: http://ecoamerica.cvent.com/events/2019-american-climate-leadership-summit/event-summary-b00127cb5bcc495388181cfd27bccca6.aspx

If there was ever a time to bring leadership together to share learning, build collaboration, and publicly support climate solutions – among and beyond the environmental community – now is that time.

The 8th Annual American Climate Leadership Summit (ACLS19) is the nation’s largest and most diverse gathering of 500 leaders dedicated to broadening and catalyzing action and advocacy for effective climate solutions. The theme for 2019 is “Breakthrough” and we’re looking for just that—breakthrough strategies and ideas to help transform the climate action into a true national priority. 

Innovators from across the US, representing a multitude of constituencies, will collaborate on strategies to expand and accelerate leadership to restore our climate. This includes making public commitments to climate mitigation and advocacy, so we can boldly move the needle on solutions now, in 2020, and beyond.

Join us for the nation’s largest and most diverse climate leadership gathering in May 2019 to help redirect America toward climate action. Together we will:

  • Learn the latest science and technology on climate and solutions from leading experts.

  • Share and hear success stories from a diversity of organizations and communities.

  • Learn how to engage and support frontline communities in successful climate advocacy. 

  • Collaborate across sectors and constituencies to develop new partnerships, synergy. 

  • Inspire and empower a rising generation of diverse leaders to elevate climate action and advocacy.

  • Explore and plan for ways to “breakthrough” to achieve rapid, meaningful climate solutions.

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Mental Health Month
May
1
to May 31

Mental Health Month

Social: #MentalHealthMonth #B4Stage4 #4Mind4Body #MHAM

Twitter: @MentalHealthAm

Facebook: @mentalhealthamerica

Website: www.mentalhealthamerica.net/may 

This year marks MHA's 70th year celebrating Mental Health Month!

Since 1949, Mental Health America and our affiliates across the country have led the observance of May is Mental Health Month by reaching millions of people through the media, local events and screenings. We welcome other organizations to join us in spreading the word that mental health is something everyone should care about by using the May is Mental Health Month toolkit materials and conducting awareness activities.

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Global Youth Traffic Safety Month
May
1
to May 31

Global Youth Traffic Safety Month

Social: #GYTSM

Twitter: @NOYSnews

Facebook: @NationalOrganizationsforYouthSafety

Website: noys.org

The National Organizations for Youth Safety builds partnerships that save lives, prevent injuries, and promote safe and healthy lifestyles among all youth while encouraging youth empowerment and leadership.

In May, National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS) members, partners, and youth leaders from around the country observe Global Youth Traffic Safety Month (GYTSM). The annual campaign uses each week of May to highlight organizations, resources and youth who champion road safety in an effort to raise awareness and inspire individual action that can change the statistics.

Traffic crashes remain the #1 killer of teens – and summer is still the deadliest season for U.S. youth on the roads. With a very special Thunderclap on May 26, 2018 GYTSM supporters honored Gillian Sabet and Clayton Moore, two extraordinary youth who tragically lost their lives in car crashes on this day in 2005 and 2008 by pledging to be a champion of traffic safety as a driver, passenger and pedestrian.

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Hepatitis Awareness Month
May
1
to May 31

Hepatitis Awareness Month

Social: #HepAware19 #HepTestingDay

Twitter: @cdchep

Facebook: @CDC

Website: www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/hepawarenessabcs.htm 

May is Hepatitis Awareness Month. Hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C are three types of viral hepatitis. While each can produce similar symptoms, each hepatitis virus affects the liver differently, has different routes of transmission, and has different populations that are commonly affected.

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International Mediterranean Diet Month
May
1
to May 31

International Mediterranean Diet Month

Social: #MedMonth

Twitter: @OldwaysPT

Facebook: @OldwaysPT

Website: oldwayspt.org/programs/mediterranean-foods-alliance/international-mediterranean-diet-month 

Each May, we shine an extra spotlight on the fabulous flavors and accessible and affordable foods of the Mediterranean Diet.

This month-long promotional campaign, created in 2009 by the Oldways Mediterranean Foods Alliance, generates awareness of the delicious foods and wide-ranging health benefits associated with the Mediterranean Diet and its vibrant lifestyle through special media outreach and interviews, supermarket samplings, discounts for health professionals and social networking with the hashtag #MedMonth.

People Listen When We All Share The Same Message During May

The Mediterranean Diet is a lifestyle approach to easy, healthy eating. It reflects a way of eating that is traditional in the countries that surround the Mediterranean, but you don’t need to travel any father than to your local supermarket to discover its delicious flavors and fresh foods. Scientific evidence shows that it can help with weight loss, reduce risk of heart disease and high blood pressure, fight certain cancers, and more. Embracing the Med Diet is all about making some simple but profound changes in the way you eat today, tomorrow, and for the rest of your life. As we like to say: Make Each Day Mediterranean!

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National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
May
1
to May 31

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

Social: #MoveInMay

Twitter: @FitnessGov

Website: www.hhs.gov/fitness/be-active/npfsm2017/index.html 

May is National Physical Fitness & Sports Month! The President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition is excited to encourage everyone to go play and #MoveInMay.

There are countless ways to get moving and we are asking our partners to help us inspire all Americans to be active. Below are links to additional information, resources, and social media content that you can use to inspire people to get active.

Help us celebrate the month by using the information below to spread the word about National Physical Fitness & Sports Month, National Physical Education & Sport Week, National Bike to School Day, National Women's Health Week, and Senior Health & Fitness Day!

Also, stay tuned during May and beyond for information about the development of the National Youth Sports Strategy and the ongoing National Youth Sports Initiative.

Additional information:

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