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World AIDS Day
Dec
1
12:00 AM00:00

World AIDS Day

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

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

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National 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 Prescription Drug Take Back Day
Apr
27
10:00 AM10:00

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Social: #TakeBackDay

Twitter: @DEAHQ

Facebook: @DEAHQ

Website: https://takebackday.dea.gov/

Need to dispose of prescription drugs before the next Take Back Day? Click here to locate a year-round authorized collector in your area.

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet. 

The DEA’s Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths.

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World Malaria Day
Apr
25
12:00 AM00:00

World Malaria Day

Social: #EndMalaria, #WorldMalariaDay

Twitter: @WHO

Facebook: @WHO

Website: https://www.who.int/campaigns/malaria-day/2018/en/

World Malaria Day, marked every year on 25 April, is an occasion to highlight the need for continued investment and sustained political commitment for malaria prevention and control. This year, WHO is calling for urgent action to get the global fight against malaria back on track. This page provides a summary of activities and statements issued by WHO headquarters and regional offices.

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World Meningitis Day
Apr
24
12:00 AM00:00

World Meningitis Day

Social: #AfterMeningitis

Twitter: @COMOmeningitis

Facebook: @ConfederationOfMeningitisOrganisations

Website: http://www.comomeningitis.org/

At the Confederation of Meningitis Organisations (CoMO) we are dedicated to preventing meningitis globally by ensuring families worldwide have access to early diagnosis, preventative measures and quick treatment. It is our goal to prevent meningitis worldwide because we can and we should.

World Meningitis Day 2019

The theme for World Meningitis Day 2019 is Life After Meningitis. The campaign will focus on the after effects of meningitis, whether that is bereavement after losing someone to meningitis or managing a wide range of consequences #AfterMeningitis. 

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National Alcohol Screening Day ®
Apr
11
12:00 AM00:00

National Alcohol Screening Day ®

Social: #NationalAlcoholScreeningDay

Twitter: @HYSHO

Facebook: @HelpYourselfHelpOthers

Website: mentalhealthscreening.org/programs/initiatives 

National Alcohol Screening Day (NASD) is an outreach, education, and screening initiative that raises awareness about harmful and dependent drinking behaviors and connects individuals who are at risk with treatment options. NASD is held annually on Thursday of the first full week of April. Thousands of colleges, community-based organizations, and military installations provide the program to the public each year.

Take an anonymous screening at http://howdoyouscore.org/

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National Youth HIV and AIDS Awareness Day
Apr
10
12:00 AM00:00

National Youth HIV and AIDS Awareness Day

Social: #NYHAAD

Twitter: @AdvocatesTweets

Facebook: @Advocates4Youth

Website: www.youthaidsday.org 

National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day (NYHAAD) is a day to educate the public about the impact of HIV and AIDS on young people as well as highlight the amazing work young people are doing across the country to fight the HIV & AIDS epidemic.

Why is National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day important?

Today’s young people are the first generation who have never known a world without HIV and AIDS. In the United States, one in four new HIV infections is among youth ages 13 to 24. Every month 1,000 young people are infected with HIV and over 76,400 young people are currently living with HIV across the country. While there has been much talk about an AIDS-Free Generation, we know that is not possible without our nation’s youth. Young people and their allies are determined to end this epidemic once and for all and this day is a way to acknowledge the great work young people are already engaging in to do so.

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World Health Day
Apr
7
12:00 AM00:00

World Health Day

Social: #WorldHealthDay, #HealthForAll

Twitter: @WHO

Facebook: @WHO

Website: https://www.who.int/campaigns/world-health-day/world-health-day-2019  

Universal health coverage is WHO’s number one goal. Key to achieving it is ensuring that everyone can obtain the care they need, when they need it, right in the heart of the community.

Progress is being made in countries in all regions of the world.

But millions of people still have no access at all to health care. Millions more are forced to choose between health care and other daily expenses such as food, clothing and even a home.  

This is why WHO is focusing on universal health coverage for this year’s World Health Day, on 7 April.

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RAINN Day
Apr
4
12:00 AM00:00

RAINN Day

Social: #LETSGETLOUD, #SAAPM

Twitter: @RAINN

Facebook: @RAINN01

Website: www.rainn.org/rainnday 

What is RAINN Day?

RAINN Day is an opportunity for college students to demonstrate to their peers that they are an ally in the fight against sexual violence.

When is RAINN Day?

RAINN Day 2019 will be held on Thursday, April 4th during Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM).

How do I participate?

Draw a blue triangle on your hand, symbolizing a megaphone, to show your peers that you care about and are committed to speaking up about sexual violence. You can also host a RAINN Day event! There is no one-size-fits-all event or activity, but we provide a few ideas for you in our newly designed event guide.

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Sexual Assault Awareness Day of Action
Apr
2
12:00 AM00:00

Sexual Assault Awareness Day of Action

Social: #SAAMDayOfAction, #SAAM

Twitter: @NSVRC

Facebook: @nsvrc

Website: www.nsvrc.org/saam/about/day-of-action 

The first Tuesday in April is the SAAM (Sexual Assault Awareness Month) Day of Action and provides an opportunity for everyone to take action in preventing sexual violence.

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American Diabetes Alert Day
Mar
26
12:00 AM00:00

American Diabetes Alert Day

Social: #StopDiabetes, #DiabetesAdvocacy4Life

Twitter: @AmDiabetesAssn

Facebook: @AmericanDiabetesAssociation

Website: http://www.diabetes.org/z_testing/robert/alert-day/

You can prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. Stay at a healthy weight, eat well and be active. With these steps, you can stay healthier longer and lower your risk of diabetes.

Millions of people around the world live with diabetes or know someone living with diabetes. Regardless of the type of diabetes, diabetes isn’t yet a curable disease.  However, it is a very treatable disease, and no matter how frightening, annoying, and frustrating it can be, people with diabetes can live long, healthy, and happy lives. Our goal is to provide you the information, tools and resources to help make that happen.

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World Tuberculosis Day
Mar
24
12:00 AM00:00

World Tuberculosis Day

Social: #ItsTimetoEndTB

Twitter: @StopTB

Facebook: @StopTBPartnership

Website: http://www.stoptb.org/events/world_tb_day/

World TB Day, falling on March 24th each year, is designed to build public awareness that tuberculosis today remains an epidemic in much of the world, causing the deaths of nearly one-and-a-half million people each year, mostly in developing countries. It commemorates the day in 1882 when Dr Robert Koch astounded the scientific community by announcing that he had discovered the cause of tuberculosis, the TB bacillus. At the time of Koch's announcement in Berlin, TB was raging through Europe and the Americas, causing the death of one out of every seven people. Koch's discovery opened the way towards diagnosing and curing TB.

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

Give Kids A Smile ® Day

Social: #GiveKidsASmile

Twitter: @AmerDentalAssn

Facebook: @AmericanDentalAssociation

Instagram: americandentalassociation

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

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

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

National Diabetes Heart Connection Day

Social: #NDHCD

Twitter: @DiabetesHeart

Facebook: @DiabetesHeart

Website: www.diabetesheartconnection.org 

DID YOU KNOW?

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

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

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

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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. Hepatitis B and C cause 1.3 million deaths per year – more than HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis or malaria. Together, these viruses cause two in every three liver cancer deaths across the world. 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!

Join the quest to find the missing millions on World Hepatitis Day 2018.

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Heat Safety Awareness Day
May
25
12:00 AM00:00

Heat Safety Awareness Day

Social: #HeatSafety, #HeatAwarenessDay

Twitter: @NWS, @NOAA@OSHA_DOL

Website: www.weather.gov/om/heat/index.shtml 

It is NEVER safe to leave a toddler, disabled person or pet locked in a car. Even in the winter. So far in 2018, one toddler has died due to heat. That death occured in February! Cars can heat up quickly when left in the sun. Find out more.

North American summers are hot. Sometimes spring and fall temperatures reach dangerous levels as well. Most summers see heat waves in one or more parts of the United States. Heat is one of the leading weather-related killers in the United States, resulting in hundreds of fatalities each year and even more heat-related illnesses. In addition to the resources below, OSHA offers a free OSHA Heat Safety App for both Android and iPhone.

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World Autoimmune/Autoinflammatory Arthritis Day
May
20
12:00 AM00:00

World Autoimmune/Autoinflammatory Arthritis Day

IT'S TIME TO START IDENTIFYING AUTOIMMUNE TYPES OF ARTHRITIS AND AUTOINFLAMMATORY TYPES OF ARTHRITIS FOR WHAT THEY ARE - ARTHRITIS ASSOCIATED WITH AUTOIMMUNE AND AUTOINFLAMMATORY DISEASES. Not only will it help patients, who live with constant frustration having to explain their arthritis is NOT the same as osteoarthritis, but it will help expedite early detection, diagnosis, and treatment, help long term healthcare costs, and lead to more research for a cure.

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