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

Sexual Assault Awareness Day of Action

Sexual Assault Awareness Day of Action

National Sexual Violence Resource Center 
2101 N. Front Street
Governor’s Plaza North, Bldg #2
Harrisburg, PA 17110 
(717) 909-0710 ext. 116
(877) 739-3895 Toll Free 
resources@nsvrc.org 
www.nsvrc.org/saam/about/day-of-action 
Materials available 
Contact: Susan Sullivan

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 Health Day
Apr
7
12:00 AM00:00

World Health Day

World Health Organization 
Avenue Appia 20 
1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland 
+ 41 22 791 21 11 
+ 41 22 791 31 11 Fax 
www.who.int/world-health-day/en/ 
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 HIV and AIDS Awareness Day
Apr
10
12:00 AM00:00

National Youth HIV and AIDS Awareness Day

Advocates for Youth 
1325 G Street NW, Suite 980
Washington, DC 20005 
(202) 419-3420 
(202) 419-1448 
www.youthaidsday.org 
Materials available 
Contact: Januari McKay

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

National Alcohol Screening Day ®

Screening for Mental Health, Inc. 
270 Bridge Street, Suite 301
Dedham, MA 02026 
(781) 239-0071 
(781) 431-7447 Fax 
smhinfo@riversidecc.org 
mentalhealthscreening.org/programs/initiatives 
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 Prescription Drug Take Back Day
Apr
15
12:00 AM00:00

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

DEA Diversion Control Division 
Attn: Liaison and Policy Section 8701 Morrissette Drive
Springfield, VA 22152 
(202) 307-7977 
ODLL@usdoj.gov 
takebackday.dea.gov 
Materials available 
Contact: Tildy La Farge

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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RAINN Day
Apr
18
12:00 AM00:00

RAINN Day

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) 
1220 L Street, NW, Suite 505
Washington, DC 20005 
800-656-HOPE (4673) National Sexual Assault Hotline
202-544-3064 Admin 
nancya@rainn.org 
www.rainn.org/rainnday 
Materials available 
Contact: Nancy Amestoy

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 Meningitis Day
Apr
24
12:00 AM00:00

World Meningitis Day

Confederation of Meningitis Organizations 
Newminster House
Baldwin Street
Bristol
BS1 1LT
UK 6872 
44-333-405-6264 (UK) 
info@comomeningitis.org 
www.comomeningitis.org 
Materials available 
Contact: Becky Parry

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 Native American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
Mar
20
11:59 PM23:59

National Native American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Social: #NNHAAD

Twitter: @MinorityHealth

Facebook: @NNHAAD1

Website: www.nnhaad.org/ 

Mission Statement

National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NNHAAD) is a nationwide effort designed to promote HIV testing in Native communities through educational materials and use of marketing strategies.

Goals and Objectives

  1. Encourage Native people to get educated and to learn more about HIV/AIDS and its impact in their community;

  2. Work together to encourage testing options and HIV counseling in Native communities;

  3. Help decrease the stigma associated with HIV/AIDS.

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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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2018 Focus on Eye Health National Summit
Jul
18
8:00 AM08:00

2018 Focus on Eye Health National Summit

Theme: Research to Impact: Honoring 50 Years of the National Eye Institute

Social: #EyeSummit

Twitter: @PBA_savingsight

Website: 2018 Focus on Eye Health National Summit

Prevent Blindness' mission is to prevent blindness and preserve sight.

Registration is free, but seating is limited.

Prevent Blindness will host the seventh annual Focus on Eye Health National Summit on July 18, 2018, in Washington, DC. The Summit will include a variety of presentations related to this year’s theme, "Research to Impact,” as we honor the National Eye Institute’s 50th Anniversary and its myriad contributions to vision and eye research.

Expected attendees include patient advocates, community-based organizations, national vision and eye health organizations, government agencies, and policymakers. Follow the event on Twitter at #eyesummit.

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World Sickle Cell Day
Jun
19
12:00 AM00:00

World Sickle Cell Day

Social: #ConquerSCD#SickleCell#WorldSickleCellDay

Twitter: @ConquerSCD, @sicklecell101@SickleCellUK

YouTube: What is Sickle Cell Anemia?

Website: http://www.scdcoalition.org/global 

Sickle cell disease (SCD) is an inherited, lifelong blood disorder that causes individuals to produce abnormal hemoglobin, causing their red blood cells to become rigid and sickle-shaped. These sickled cells have a shortened lifespan, resulting in a constant shortage of red blood cells. When these sickled cells travel through the blood, they often get stuck in the smaller blood vessels, blocking other oxygen-rich red blood cells from freely flowing throughout the body. This leads to complications ranging in severity, including severe pain, acute chest syndrome (a condition that lowers the level of oxygen in the blood), stroke, organ damage, and even premature death.

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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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Walk the Talk: The Health for All Challenge
May
20
9:45 AM09:45

Walk the Talk: The Health for All Challenge

#HealthForAll

20 MAY 2018: 09:45 - 13:00 CENTRAL EUROPEAN TIME | GENEVA, SWITZERLAND

As part of celebrations of the World Health Organization’s 70th anniversary in 2018, WHO is staging a major health promotion event in Geneva on the eve of the 71st World Health Assembly.

The free walk/run event, titled Walk the Talk: The Health for All Challenge, will be open to people of all ages and abilities and be held over three distances (short 3 kilometres, medium 5 kilometres and long 8 kilometres). These connected routes will build a bridge between “international” and “local” Geneva and Lac Leman by linking key health, international and touristic landmarks found in the city.

Other activities and interactive events will be located along the routes.

http://www.who.int/news-room/events/detail/2018/05/20/default-calendar/walk-the-talk-the-health-for-all-challenge

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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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HIV Vaccine Awareness Day
May
18
12:00 AM00:00

HIV Vaccine Awareness Day

National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) leads this observance.

This day is a chance to thank the volunteers, community members, health professionals, and scientists working together to find a safe and effective preventive HIV vaccine. It is also a time to educate communities about the importance of preventive HIV vaccine research.

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National Bike To Work Day 2018
May
18
12:00 AM00:00

National Bike To Work Day 2018

Hundreds of American communities have been successful in increasing bicycle commuting by providing Bike to Work Week and Bike to Work Day events.

In fact, among the 51 largest U.S. cities, 43 hosted Bike to Work Day events in 2010. The City of Denver reported the highest rate of participation with one out of every 28 adults participating in its 2010 Bike to Work event. That effort makes a difference: Many people who participate in their Bike to Work Day promotion as first-time commuters become regular bike commuters.

But Bike Month is more than one day — or week! From fashion shows to group rides, local groups find unique ways to celebrate their diverse bike cultures and community pride.

http://www.bikeleague.org/content/bike-month-dates-events-0

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World Malaria Day 2018
Apr
25
10:00 AM10:00

World Malaria Day 2018

This World Malaria Day, we want to bring to bring people together and encourage governments to renew global commitments to accelerate progress towards ending one of humanity’s oldest and deadliest diseases. If we don’t seize the moment now, our hard-won gains against the disease will be lost.

https://www.worldmalariaday2018.org/

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