2019 Featured Events
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.
Health Literacy Month is a time for organizations and individuals to promote the importance of understandable health information. This annual, worldwide, awareness-raising event has been going strong ever since Helen Osborne founded it in 1999.
There is no sure way to prevent breast cancer. But there are things you can do that might lower your risk. This can be especially helpful for women with certain risk factors for breast cancer, such as having a strong family history or certain gene changes.
Believe it or not, the average home is full of dangers that often go unnoticed. In fact, accidents involving common household products cause 125,000 eye injuries each year.
Ninety percent of these eye injures can be prevented through understanding, safety practices and the use of proper eye protection.
Every October, individuals from across the nation – and around the world – unite in a campaign to keep all youth safe from bullying.
The campaign is a catalyst for:
Involving a nation to take action at the local level to create safe and supportive schools
Offering information and education about how everyone can prevent bullying
Providing a platform to hold school and community events
Sharing information about the issue through news media, social media, videos and print publications
Talking with education and public policy leaders about their roles in bullying prevention
Promoting dialogue between educators, parents and students on their roles in addressing and preventing bullying
Encouraging organizations to share information about their bullying prevention resources
Inspiring everyone to unite for kindness, acceptance and inclusion
Helping to create a world without bullying
There’s a lot to celebrate about being a dental hygienist, and this is our month to share the importance of our life-changing work with the world!
This year, we’re proud to be featured in a national campaign with Walgreens and LISTERINE® to promote good oral health and the amazing work of dental hygienists.
This exciting campaign will be prominently showcased in 6,000 Walgreens locations as well as on radio, in print and online. Designed to reinforce the important care tips you provide your patients, the campaign will offer some cool opportunities for you.
“It’s not about celebrating disabilities, it’s about celebrating abilities.”
- NDSS Goodwill Ambassador, Chris Burke
October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, a chance to spread awareness. During the month of October, we celebrate people with Down syndrome and make people aware of our abilities and accomplishments. It’s not about celebrating disabilities, it’s about celebrating abilities. We can learn all about our history. We have a right to speak out about what it’s like to have Down syndrome and to learn the real story of people like us.
Celebrate National Medical Librarians Month in October and throughout the year, reminding your patrons that their medical librarian is THE person to see when looking to "get reliable, trustworthy health information." Use the 2019 poster as well as the accompanying email signature to help promote yourself as the health information authority in your institution.
October is National Physical Therapy Month (NPTM), an opportunity to raise awareness of the benefits of physical therapy.
Get involved and urge people to choose physical therapy (#ChoosePT) to improve mobility, manage pain and other chronic conditions, recover from injury, and prevent future injury and chronic disease.
Sudden Cardiac Arrest is the leading cause of death in the United States, taking the lives of more than 350,000 people each year. Anyone can experience Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA), including infants, children, teens, young adults and people in their 30s and 40s who have no sign of heart disease, as well as more mature adults.
The Safe to Sleep® campaign, formerly known as the Back to Sleep campaign, focuses on actions you and others can take to help your baby sleep safely and to reduce your baby's risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and other sleep-related causes of infant death.
The term "SIDS" may sound scary, and the death of a baby is always heartbreaking. But there are a number of ways you can lower his or her risk while giving your baby the best care possible.
Learning about SIDS and safe sleep for babies is important for all caregivers, not just for parents. Grandparents, aunts, uncles, babysitters, childcare providers, and anyone else who might care for babies should learn more. Simple actions can make a big difference.
October is Eye Injury Prevention Month across the United States.
More than one million people per year are affected by an eye injury and 90% of these injuries could have been prevented had the individuals been wearing protective eye wear.
Eye Injury Prevention month aims to raise awareness about the types of eye injury that occur that could be avoided, as well as highlighting the need for more people to use protective eye wear appropriately.
Respiratory Care Week is Oct. 20-26, and it’s a great chance to reach out to your community, patients, and colleagues, and share your story. Let them know about the many unique benefits and care respiratory therapists bring each day to their patients.
Healthcare Quality Week (HQW), brought to you by NAHQ, is the week dedicated to celebrating the contributions professionals have made to improve healthcare quality. It also gives us an opportunity to bring greater awareness to the profession of healthcare quality. This year's celebration will take place October 20-26.
Since 1995, the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) has celebrated National Health Education Week (NHEW), (initially in collaboration with the Department of Health and Human Services), during the third week of October.
NHEW is focused on increasing national awareness on major public health issues and promoting a better understanding of the role of health education.
October 22 is International Stuttering Awareness Day. This is a great opportunity to focus public attention on a complex disorder that touches 70 million people around the world and more than 3 million in the U.S. alone.
The National Family Partnership organized the first Nationwide Red Ribbon Campaign. NFP provides drug awareness by sponsoring the annual National Red Ribbon Campaign™. Since its beginning in 1985, the Red Ribbon has touched the lives of millions of people around the world. In response to the murder of DEA Agent Enrique Camarena, angered parents and youth in communities across the country began wearing Red Ribbons as a symbol of their commitment to raise awareness of the killing and destruction cause by drugs in America.
Even though psoriasis can seem like an isolating disease, it’s comforting to know there are more than 125 million other people around the world who have it too. And you know what they say, there is strength in numbers.
World Psoriasis Day (Tuesday, Oct. 29) is the day we unite as a global community to:
Fight prejudice, stigmatization and discrimination;
Raise awareness, understanding and hope; and
Gain access to proper diagnosis, treatment and an improved quality of life.
Take the World Psoriasis Day Pledge and make your voice heard!
November, is a month known for the pleasure of eating, is the ideal month to raise awareness about gastric cancer. There is a great deal of focus on food, nourishment, and family at this time of year, and that can be challenging for people dealing with stomach cancer, and for those living without a stomach.
In 2010, NSFC successfully championed and celebrated the first official Stomach Cancer Awareness Month in the U.S. Additionally, the Surgeon General has committed to making Thanksgiving Day National Family History Day, emphasizing the importance of knowing one’s hereditary risks for disease, clearly one of the risk factors for stomach cancer.
November is Stomach Cancer Awareness Month, however, raising awareness about stomach cancer is important all throughout the year!
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.
GIS Day provides an international forum for users of geographic information systems (GIS) technology to demonstrate real-world applications that are making a difference in our society.
GIS Day is One Fun Day to
Celebrate GIS with everyone
Discover and explore the benefits of GIS
Showcase the uses of GIS
Build and nurture your GIS community