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National Poison Prevention Week
Mar
18
to Mar 24

National Poison Prevention Week

Social: #PoisonPreventionWeek, #PPW2019

Twitter: @NPPW2019

Facebook: @NPPW2019

Website: poisonprevention.org/Poison-Prevention-Week 

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

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

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

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

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

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

American Public Health Association 
800 I Street NW
Washington, DC 20001-3710 
(202) 777-2742 
(202) 777-2534 Fax 
nphw@apha.org 
www.nphw.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 Youth Violence Prevention Week
Apr
8
to Apr 12

National Youth Violence Prevention Week

National Association of SAVE 
Sandy Hook Promise PO Box 3489
Newtown, CT 06470 
(866) 343-7283 
savepromiseclub@sandyhookpromise.org 
nationalsave.org/nyvpw/ 
Materials available 
Contact: Carleen Wray

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 Infertility Awareness Week
Apr
21
to Apr 27

National Infertility Awareness Week

RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association 
7918 Jones Branch Drive, Suite 300
McLean, VA 22102 
(703) 556-7172 
(703) 506-3266 Fax 
info@resolve.org 
infertilityawareness.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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World Immunization Week
Apr
22
to Apr 28

World Immunization Week

World Health Organization 
Avenue Appia 20 
1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland 
+ 41 22 791 21 11 
+ 41 22 791 31 11 Fax 
www.who.int/campaigns/immunization-week 
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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Every Kid Healthy™ Week
Apr
22
to Apr 26

Every Kid Healthy™ Week

Action for Healthy Kids ® 
600 West Van Buren Street, Suite 720
Chicago, IL 60607 
800-416-5136 
(312) 212-0098 Fax 
lcoleman@ActionforHealthyKids.org 
www.everykidhealthyweek.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 Infant Immunization Week
Apr
26
to May 3

National Infant Immunization Week

National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 
1600 Clifton Road NE, MS A27
Atlanta, GA 30333 
(800) CDC-INFO (232-4636) 
(404) 639-8200 
(404) 639-8905 Fax 
cdcinfo@cdc.gov 
www.cdc.gov/vaccines/events/niiw/index.html 
Materials available 
Contact: None designated

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

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Air Quality Awareness Week
Apr
29
to May 3

Air Quality Awareness Week

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service 
Analyze, Forecast and Support Office
1325 East West Highway, Station 13160
Silver Spring, MD 20910 
(301) 427-9356 
jannie.g.ferrell@noaa.gov 
www3.epa.gov/airnow/airaware/ 
Materials available 
Contact: Jannie Ferrell

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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Brain Awareness Week
Mar
11
to Mar 17

Brain Awareness Week

Social: #BrainAwarenessWeek, #BrainWeek

Twitter: @dana_fdn

Facebook: @BrainAwarenessWeek

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

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

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

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

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

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National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week
Jan
22
to Jan 27

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week

Social: #NDAFW

Twitter: @NIDAnews

Facebook: @NIDANIH

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

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

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

  • NIDA Provides Free Materials for Teens

  • & Together We SHATTER THE MYTHS®

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Folic Acid Awareness Week
Jan
6
to Jan 12

Folic Acid Awareness Week

Social: #Best4YouBest4Baby

Twitter: @NBDPN

Facebook: @nbdpn

Website: www.nbdpn.org/faaw.php  

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

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

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

U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week

Social: #USAAW18

Twitter: @CDCgov

Facebook: @CDC

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

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

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

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2018 STD Prevention Conference
Aug
27
to Aug 30

2018 STD Prevention Conference

Social: #STDConf18

Website: https://www.cdc.gov/stdconference/default.htm

Theme: "Intersecting Epidemics, Integrated Solutions"

The biennial 2018 National STD Prevention Conference will take place at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC from August 27-30, 2018.

This year we will focus our discussions around “Intersecting Epidemics, Integrated Solutions” by exploring the intersection between STDs not only with one another, but also with HIV, reproductive health, maternal-child health, and substance use. Sexual health professionals, including program staff, scientists, clinicians, youth-serving professionals, and reproductive health care providers are invited to attend this year’s conference to learn from state-of-the-art updates and practical, clinically-focused research. Please join us in creating new opportunities to maximize the health of our communities and help define the next generation of STD prevention and control.

We look forward to seeing everyone in August!

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World Breastfeeding Week 2018
Aug
1
to Aug 7

World Breastfeeding Week 2018

Social: #WBW2018, #WorldBreastfeedingWeek2018, #FoundationOfLife

Twitter: @WABAsecretariat

Facebook: @WABA.WBW

YouTube: WABAsecr

Website: www.worldbreastfeedingweek.org http://waba.org.my/​​​​​​​

#WBW2018 focuses on how breastfeeding helps prevent malnutrition in all its forms, ensures food security even in times of crisis and breaks the cycle of poverty. Breastfeeding is the #FoundationOfLife

In a world filled with inequality, crises and poverty, breastfeeding is the foundation of lifelong good health for babies and mothers.

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National Youth Sports Week
Jul
16
to Jul 22

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 advocates for legislation that promotes safe environments and healthy lifestyles for stronger neighborhoods and communities in order to enhance the youth sports experience in America for today and for generations to come!

Click here to view the legislative package.

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National Lightning Safety Awareness Week
Jun
24
to Jun 30

National Lightning Safety Awareness Week

Social: #LightningSafetyAwarenessWeek, #LightningSafetyWeek, #LightningSafety 

Twitter: @NWS

Facebook: @NWS

YouTube: usweathergov

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

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 Mosquito Control Awareness Week
Jun
24
to Jun 30

National Mosquito Control Awareness Week

Social: #MosquitoWeek#MosquitoControl, #MosquitoControlAwarenessWeek

Twitter: @AMCAtweets

Facebook: @AmericanMosquitoControl

YouTube: AMCA1935

Website: https://www.mosquito.org/page/mosquitoweek 

Each year, the last week of June is declared National Mosquito Control Awareness Week by the American Mosquito Control Association. AMCA's "MosquitoWeek" educates the general public about the significance of mosquitoes in their daily lives and the important service provided by the mosquito control workers throughout the United States and worldwide. 

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Men's Health Week 2018
Jun
11
to Jun 17

Men's Health Week 2018

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.

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Rip Current Awareness Week
Jun
3
to Jun 9

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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Healthy and Safe Swimming Week
May
21
to May 25

Healthy and Safe Swimming Week

Social: #HSSW2018, #SwimHealthy#StayHealthy#SwimSafe, #HealthySwimming

https://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/observances/hss-week/index.html

This year’s theme is “Swim Healthy. Stay Healthy.”

Pools, hot tubs, and water playgrounds are great places to have fun, be active, or just relax. Learn how to stay healthy and safe when in the water this summer! 

Swimming is one of the most popular sports activities in the United States. Just 2.5 hours of physical activity per week, including water-based activity, has health benefits, no matter our age. As with any form of physical activity, we maximize the health benefits of swimming when we each do our part to minimize the chance of illness and injury.

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National EMS Week 2018: Stronger Together
May
20
to May 26

National EMS Week 2018: Stronger Together

#EMSWeek #EMSWeek2018

National EMS Week 2018 - Presented by ACEP in partnership with the National Association of EMT's (NAEMT), will be May 20 - 26

  • Wednesday, May 23 is Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Day

  • The 2018 theme EMS STRONG is "Stronger Together"

https://www.acep.org/emsweek

http://www.naemt.org/initiatives/ems-week

The theme days for 2018 are:

  • Monday - Education

  • Tuesday - Safety Tuesday

  • Wednesday - EMS for Children Day

  • Thursday - Save-A-Life (CPR and Stop the Bleed)

  • Friday - EMS Recognition Day

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National Hurricane Preparedness Week
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.nws.noaa.gov/om/severeweather/severewxcal.shtml 
Materials available
Contact: Christopher Vaccaro

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National Bike To Work Week 2018
May
14
to May 18

National Bike To Work Week 2018

National Bike Month includes an ever-expanding diversity of events in communities nationwide — but the biggest day of the month is Bike to Work Day. In 2018, Bike to Work Week will be May 14–18, with Bike to Work Day on May 18.

40% of all trips in the U.S. are less than two miles, making bicycling a feasible and fun way to get to work. With increased interest in healthy, sustainable and economic transportation options, it’s not surprising that, from 2000 to 2013, the number of bicycle commuters in the U.S. grew by more than 62 percent.

http://www.bikeleague.org/bikemonth

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National Prevention Week 2018
May
13
to May 19

National Prevention Week 2018

National Prevention Week is an annual health observance dedicated to increasing public awareness of, and action around, mental and/or substance use disorders.

https://www.samhsa.gov/prevention-week

Daily Themes

  • Monday, May 14: Promotion of Mental Health & Wellness

  • Tuesday, May 15: Prevention of Underage Drinking & Alcohol Misuse

  • Wednesday, May 16: Prevention of Prescription & Opioid Drug Misuse

  • Thursday, May 17: Prevention of Illicit Drug Use & Youth Marijuana

  • Friday, May 18: Prevention of Suicide

  • Saturday, May 19: Prevention of Youth Tobacco Use

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