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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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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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