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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Men's Health Month
Jun
1
to Jun 30

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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National Cheerleader Safety Month
Mar
1
to Mar 31

National Cheerleader 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.

Here are some simple steps you can take during National Cheerleading Safety Month to improve cheer safety:

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

 

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