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National Nutrition Month ®
Mar
1
to Mar 31

National Nutrition Month ®

Social: #NationalNutritionMonth, #NNM

Twitter: @eatright

Facebook: @EatRightNutrition

Website: www.eatright.org 

National Nutrition Month® is an annual nutrition education and information campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign, celebrated each year during the month of March, focuses on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. In addition, National Nutrition Month® promotes the Academy and its members to the public and the media as the most valuable and credible source of timely, scientifically-based food and nutrition information.

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day is also celebrated during National Nutrition Month®, on the second Wednesday in March. This occasion increases awareness of registered dietitian nutritionists as the indispensable providers of food and nutrition services, while recognizing both RDNs and nutrition and dietetic technicians, registered for their commitment to helping people enjoy healthy lives.

2019 NNM Campaign

In an effort to accommodate the diverse areas in which National Nutrition Month® is celebrated and allow greater flexibility in the promotion of healthful messages, this year National Nutrition Month® will be honored as its own theme. This will allow the NNM campaign to focus on its original purpose, which is: "To increase the public's awareness of the importance of good nutrition and position registered dietitian nutritionists as the authorities in nutrition."

During National Nutrition Month®, help the Academy achieve its vision of a world where all people thrive through the transformative power of food and nutrition.

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National Cheerleader Safety Month
Mar
1
to Mar 31

National Cheerleader Safety Month

Social: #CheerleaderSafetyMonth

Twitter: @CheerSafe

Website: www.cheersafe.org/about/national-cheerleading-safety-month 

March is National Cheerleading Safety Month. It is an opportunity each year to spread the word about cheerleading safety and make sure your cheer program follows recognized progressions and safety rules.

Throughout the month, CheerSafe.org provides important tools, trainings and updates to give athletes, coaches and parents the latest information about cheerleading safety. We work with our partners – including USA Cheer and the American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Administrators – to publicize National Cheerleading Safety Month.

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Trisomy Awareness Month
Mar
1
to Mar 31

Trisomy Awareness Month

Social: #TrisomyAwareness

Twitter: @Trisomy_SOFT

Facebook: @Trisomy18.Trisomy13.Awareness.SOFTrelatedDisorders

Website: www.trisomy.org 

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

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

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Problem Gambling Awareness Month
Mar
1
to Mar 31

Problem Gambling Awareness Month

Social: #AwarenessPlusAction

Twitter: @NCPGambling

Facebook: @NCPG.org

Website: www.npgaw.org 

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

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Workplace Eye Wellness Month
Mar
1
to Mar 31

Workplace Eye Wellness Month

Social: #WorkplaceEyeWellness

Twitter: @aao_ophth

Facebook: @AmericanAcademyofOphthalmology

Website: aao.org/eyesmart 

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

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Save Your Vision Month
Mar
1
to Mar 31

Save Your Vision Month

Social: #SaveYourVisionMonth

Twitter: @AOAConnect

Facebook: @American.Optometric.Association

Website: www.aoa.org 

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

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National Kidney Month
Mar
1
to Mar 31

National Kidney Month

Social: #NationalKidneyMonth

Twitter: @nkf

Facebook: @nationalkidneyfoundation

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

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

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National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
Mar
1
to Mar 31

National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Social: #StopCancerB4ItStarts

Twitter: @preventcancer

Facebook: @preventcancer

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

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

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

What is Colorectal Cancer?

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

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Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month
Mar
1
to Mar 31

Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month

Social: #RedTieChallenge

Twitter: @NHF_Hemophilia

Facebook: @NationalHemophiliaFoundation

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

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

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

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

The 2019 NHF Redtie Campaign

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

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

What inspired the Red Tie Campaign?

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National Interprofessional Health Care Month
Apr
1
to Apr 30

National Interprofessional Health Care Month

Social: #ICP, #Interprofessional, #Healthcare

Twitter: @NAPractice

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

Proclamation

“National Interprofessional Health Care Month”

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

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

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

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

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

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

 various healthcare professionals.

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

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

 care professionals.

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

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

 care.

 Therefore, the National Academies of Practice proclaim

 the month of April as

“National Interprofessional Health Care Month.”

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Occupational Therapy Month
Apr
1
to Apr 30

Occupational Therapy Month

Social: #OTMonth

Twitter: @AOTAInc

Facebook: @AmericanOccupationalTherapyAssociationAOTA

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

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

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

Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month

Social: #WomensEyeHealth

Twitter: @PBA_savingsight

Facebook: @preventblindness

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

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

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National Child Abuse Prevention Month
Apr
1
to Apr 30

National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Social: #NCAPM2019

Twitter: @ChildWelfareGov

Facebook: @childwelfare

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

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

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

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Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month
Apr
1
to Apr 30

Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) 
1220 L Street NW, Suite 505
Washington, DC 20005 
(800) 656-4673 
(202) 544-1034 
info@rainn.org 
www.rainn.org 
Materials available 
Contact: None designated

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

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National Distracted Driving Awareness Month
Apr
1
to Apr 30

National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

National Safety Council 
1121 Spring Lake Drive
Itasca, IL 60143 
(800) 621-7619 
(630) 285-1434 Fax 
customerservice@nsc.org 
www.nsc.org/learn/NSC-Initiatives/Pages/distracted-driving-awareness-month.aspx 
Materials available 
Contact: None designated

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

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National Donate Life Month
Apr
1
to Apr 30

National Donate Life Month

National Donate Life Month

Division of Transplantation, Healthcare Systems Bureau
Health Resources and Services Administration 
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Parklawn Building, Room 08W53A
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857 
(301) 443-7577 
(301) 594-6095 Fax 
donation@hrsa.gov 
www.organdonor.gov 
Materials available 
Contact: Division of Transplantation Staff

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 Facial Protection Month
Apr
1
to Apr 30

National Facial Protection Month

National Facial Protection Month

American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
American Association of Orthodontists 
9700 West Bryn Mawr Avenue
Rosemont, IL 60018 
(847) 678-6200 
inquiries@aaoms.org 
www.aaoms.org/media/april-is-national-facial-protection-month 
Materials available 
Contact: AAOMS Communications

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 Minority Health Month
Apr
1
12:00 AM00:00

National Minority Health Month

National Minority Health Month

Office of Minority Health 
Tower Oaks Building 
1101 Wootton Parkway 
Suite 600 
Rockville, MD 20852 
(800) 444-6472 
info@minorityhealth.hhs.gov 
www.minorityhealth.hhs.gov 
Materials available 
Contact: Information Specialist

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 Autism Awareness Month
Apr
1
to Apr 30

National Autism Awareness Month

National Autism Awareness Month

The Autism Society 
4340 East West Highway, Suite 350
Bethesda, MD 20814-3067 
(800) 3–AUTISM (328-8476)
(301) 657-0881 
(301) 657-0869 Fax 
info@autism-society.org 
www.autism-society.org 
Materials available 
Contact: None designated

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

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Alcohol Awareness Month
Apr
1
to Apr 30

Alcohol Awareness Month

Alcohol Awareness Month

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

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

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month of Action
Apr
1
to Apr 30

Sexual Assault Awareness Month of Action

Social: #SAAM

Twitter: @nsvrc

Facebook: @nsvrc

Website: www.nsvrc.org/saam 

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

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Oral Cancer Awareness Month
Apr
1
to Apr 30

Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Social: #OralCancerAwareness, #OralCancer

Twitter: @oralcancerfnd

Facebook: @oralcancer

Website: www.oralcancer.org 

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

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Testicular Cancer Awareness Month
Apr
1
to Apr 30

Testicular Cancer Awareness Month

Social: #TesticularCancer

Twitter: @TAMHBlog, @MensHlthNetwork

Facebook: @menshealthnetwork

Website: www.TesticularCancerAwarenessMonth.com 

About Testicular Cancer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Sports Eye Safety Awareness Month
Apr
1
to Apr 30

Sports Eye Safety Awareness Month

Social: #SportEyeSafety

Twitter: @aao_ophth

Facebook: @AmericanAcademyofOphthalmology

Website: aao.org/eyesmart 

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

Take the following steps to avoid sports eye injuries:

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

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

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

  • Know that regular glasses don't provide enough protection

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

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month

Social: #IBSAwarenessMonth

Twitter: @IFFGD

Facebook: @IFFGD

Website: aboutibs.org 

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

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STI Awareness Month
Apr
1
to Apr 30

STI Awareness Month

Social: #PleasureIsHealthy, #ISpeakSexHealth

Twitter: @InfoASHA

Facebook: American Sexual Health Association

Website: www.ASHAsexualhealth.org 

March is Sexual Pleasure Month

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

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

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National Glaucoma Awareness Month
Jan
1
to Jan 31

National Glaucoma Awareness Month

Social: #NationalGlaucomaAwarenessMonth

Twitter: @NEHEP

Facebook: @NationalEyeHealthEducationProgram

Website: nei.nih.gov/nehep/gam/ 

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

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

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

  • African Americans over age 40

  • Everyone over age 60, especially Hispanics/Latinos

  • People with a family history of the disease

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National Radon Action Month
Jan
1
to Jan 31

National Radon Action Month

Social: #NationalRadonActionMonth

Twitter: @EPA

Facebook: @EPA

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

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

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

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Thyroid Awareness Month
Jan
1
to Jan 31

Thyroid Awareness Month

Social: #ThyroidAwarenessMonth, #ThyroidAwareness

Twitter: @TheAACE

Facebook: @TheAACE

Website: www.thyroidawareness.com 

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

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Cervical Health Awareness Month
Jan
1
to Jan 31

Cervical Health Awareness Month

Social: #CervicalHealthMonth, #StopHPVCancer

Twitter: @StopHPVCancer

Facebook: @StopCervicalCancer

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

What is Cervical Health Awareness Month?

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

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

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

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National Winter Sports TBI Awareness Month
Jan
1
to Jan 31

National Winter Sports TBI Awareness Month

Social: #TBIAwareness

Twitter: @JohnnyOADTBI

Facebook: @johnnyofoundation

Website: www.thejohnnyo.org 

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

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

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Dry January
Jan
1
to Jan 31

Dry January

Social: #DryJanuary

Twitter: @AlcoholChangeUK

Facebook: @AlcoholChangeUK

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

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

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National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Oct
1
to Oct 31

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Social: #BreastCancerAwareness, #AttackingCancer 

Twitter: @AmericanCancer

Facebook: @AmericanCancerSociety

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

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

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

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

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Health Literacy Month
Oct
1
to Oct 31

Health Literacy Month

Social: #HealthLiteracyMonth

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

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

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Oct
1
to Oct 31

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Social: #DVFacts #SurvivorSpeaks #VoicesRising

Twitter: @NCADV

Facebook: @NationalCoalitionAgainstDomesticViolence

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

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

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

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Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
Sep
1
to Sep 30

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

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 CancerAwareness 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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National Immunization Awareness Month
Aug
1
to Aug 31

National Immunization Awareness Month

Social: #NIAM#NationalImmunizationAwarenessMonth

Twitter: @NPHIC, @CDC

Facebook: @CDC

Website: https://www.nphic.org/niamhttps://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. NIAM was established to encourage people of all ages to make sure they are up to date on the vaccines recommended for them. Communities have continued to use the month each year to raise awareness about the important role vaccines play in preventing serious, sometimes deadly, diseases.

Suggested themes for August 2018:   

  • July/August Back to School: Ready for school? Make sure those vaccine records are up to date!

  • August 5-11 Pregnant Women: Protect yourself and pass protection on to your baby.

  • August 12-18 Babies and Young Children: A healthy start begins with on-time vaccinations.

  • August 19-25 Preteens & Teens: Ensure a healthy future with vaccines.

  • August 26-31 Adults: Vaccines are not just for kids.

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Gastroparesis Awareness Month
Aug
1
to Aug 31

Gastroparesis Awareness Month

The signs and symptoms of gastroparesis may differ among persons with the condition. Symptoms usually occur during and after eating a meal.

Symptoms that are characteristic of gastroparesis include:

  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Retching (dry heaves)
  • Stomach fullness after a normal sized meal
  • Early fullness (satiety) – the inability to finish a meal
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Children's Eye Health and Safety Month
Aug
1
to Aug 31

Children's Eye Health and Safety Month

The American Academy of Ophthalmology emphasizes the importance of healthy vision to academic success during Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month in August.

With back-to-school time around the corner, parents will be scrambling to buy new school supplies and clothes. As they tick off their long list of school to-dos, ophthalmologists are reminding moms and dads not to neglect one of the most important learning tools: their children’s eyes.

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Digestive Tract Paralysis Awareness Month
Aug
1
to Aug 31

Digestive Tract Paralysis Awareness Month

Digestive Tract Paralysis is an umbrella term used to describe any paralytic condition of the digestive tract. This includes, but is not limited to: Gastroparesis, Chronic Intestinal Pseudo-Obstruction, and Colonic Intertia. The esophagus is also included. Paralysis of the GI tract is like paralysis of any other organ. It inhibits the body's ability to move food through the digestive tract. These conditions affect approximately 1 in 25 Americans, yet there is limited funding into research. There are no good treatment options and there is no cure. 

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National Breastfeeding Month 2018
Aug
1
to Aug 31

National Breastfeeding Month 2018

To drive collaborative efforts for policy and practices that create a landscape of breastfeeding support across the United States.

Social: #NMB18#WBW2018#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. 

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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

Google+: Parents Guide to Cord Blood Foundation

YouTube: Parents Guide to Cord Blood Foundation

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.

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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/

Promoting awareness and prevention of group B strep disease in babies during pregnancy through early infancy.

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.

Fortunately there are many ways to help protect babies from group B strep. The website contains resources for you learn more about GBS and help prevent its devastating effects.

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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.

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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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Fireworks Safety Month
Jun
1
to Jul 4

Fireworks Safety Month

Social: #FireworksSafetyMonth, #FireworksSafety

Twitter: @AcademyEyeSmart 

Facebook: @AcademyEyeSmart

YouTube: EyeSmart- American Academy of Ophthalmology

Website: https://www.aao.org/eye-health/tips-prevention/injuries-fireworks-eye-safety

Fireworks may be advertised like toys. You may think you know how to handle them safely. But fireworks injure thousands of Americans every year. Playing with fireworks can blind you or your loved ones. Leave fireworks to the professionals this year.

Thousands of people, many of them children, suffer eye injuries from fireworks each year in the United States. In the most severe cases, fireworks can rupture the globe of the eye, cause chemical and thermal burns, corneal abrasions and retinal detachment — all of which can permanently cause eye damage and affect vision.

According to the most recent fireworks injury report (PDF) from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, fireworks injuries in the in the United States caused nearly 10,500 injuries requiring treatment in emergency rooms. The report also showed that nearly 1,300 eye injuries related to fireworks were treated in U.S. emergency rooms in 2014, more than double the 600 reported in 2012.

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National Safety Month
Jun
1
to Jun 30

National Safety Month

Social: #NationalSafetyMonth#No1GetsHurt#SafetyMonth

Twitter: @NSCsafety 

Facebook: @NatlSafetyCouncil

YouTube: NatlSafetyCouncil

Website: https://www.nsc.org/work-safety/get-involved/national-safety-month

Join NSC and thousands of organizations nationwide as we work to ensure No One Gets Hurt.

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:

  • Week 1: Emergency Preparedness

  • Week 2: Wellness

  • Week 3: Falls

  • Week 4: Driving

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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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