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January 2023

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology

    Glaucoma is a leading cause of irreversible blindness in the US. It has no noticeable symptoms in its early stages, and vision loss progresses at such a gradual rate that people affected by the condition are often unaware of it until their sight has already been compromised. During Glaucoma Awareness Month, the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) advises the public that the best defense against developing glaucoma-related blindness is by having routine, comprehensive eye exams.

    For more information, visit: https://www.aao.org/

  • March of Dimes

    Birth defects affect 1 in every 33 babies born in the United States. The goal of National Birth Defects Prevention Month is to generate greater awareness that birth defects are common, costly and critical, and to offer specific actions that women and health care professionals can take to prevent birth defects.

    For more information, contact: press@marchofdimes.org | https://www.marchofdimes.org/index.aspx

  • Foundation for Women's Cancer

    The Foundation for Women’s Cancer, the National Cervical Cancer Public Education Campaign, and partner organizations promote the message that cervical cancer is preventable—vaccinate early, Pap test regularly, and HPV test when recommended.

    For more information, contact: Robyn Kurth | Society of Gynecologic Oncology | robyn.kurth@sgo.org | 312.676.3910 | www.foundationforwomenscancer.org | @GYNCancer | #NoHPV #endcervicalcancer

  • Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine

    Integrative Health Month recognizes the growing importance of transforming the disease-care model into a holistic one – mind, body, spirit, community, and planet. Throughout the month, organizations around the globe will shine a light on the contributions of integrative health and medicine practitioners as well as raise awareness among consumers about the benefits of synergizing modern medicine with centuries-old natural therapies.

    For more information, contact: Marketing | Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine | marketing@aihm.org | 609.445.3000 | aihm.org/ihm | @aihmglobal | #integrativehealthcare, #healthiertomorrow, #integrativehealthmonth

  • Medical Travel & Digital Health News

    Medical Travel Month raises awareness for medical care options beyond what is available locally. Traveling for care, both domestically and internationally, allows Americans to access high-quality, affordable medical care. Raising awareness for medical tourism will show employers and individuals they do not have to receive low-quality or unaffordable care simply because it is what is available in their region.

    For more information, contact: Nicole Dufour | Medical Travel & Digital Health News | ndufour@cpronline.com | 201.641.1911 x 54 | https://medicaltraveltoday.com/ | @MTT_eNews, LinkedIn/Facebook: @Medical Travel & Digital Health News | #MedicalTravelMonth

  • ADRP

    January has been designated as National Blood Donor Month to encourage people to give or pledge to give blood at least two or more times a year. Blood is typically in short supply during the winter months — especially January— due to the holidays, travel schedules, inclement weather, and illness. A reduction in donor turnout can cause blood shortages around the country.

    For more information, contact: Jeanette Brown | ADRP, an International Division of America's Blood Centers | info@adrp.org | 202.654.2980 | https://www.adrp.org/NBDM/ | @adrpgiveblood, https://www.facebook.com/adrp.org/ | #NBDM, #NationalBloodDonorMonth, #ADRP

  • American Lung Association

    Radon is a gas that can build up to dangerous levels inside homes, schools, and other buildings without anyone knowing it. It also has been found to cause lung cancer. Every home should be tested for radon and fixed if levels are high. This Radon Awareness Month, test your home for radon. Testing is easy and inexpensive, and it could save your life.

    For more information, contact: Raven Wells | raven.wells@lung.org | 800.586.4872 | lung.org/radon | @LungAssociation | #RadonAwareness

  • Infusion Nurses Society

    Every January 25, infusion nurses and other health care professionals observe National IV Nurse Day. Established in 1980, the U.S. House of Representatives designated this day to honor and recognize the accomplishments of the nation’s infusion nurse specialists each year, as well as the Infusion Nurses Society.

    For more information, contact: Christopher Hunt | Infusion Nurses Society | chris.hunt@ins1.org | 781.440.9408 | www.ins1.org | FB- @InfusionNursesSociety, Instagram- @infusionnursessociety, LinkedIn- @Infusion-Nurses-Society | #IVNurseDay2023

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February 2023

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology

    Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness among older Americans, but new treatments have dramatically changed the course of this disease over the last 10 years, making AMD more manageable than ever before. During AMD Awareness Month in February, the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) is reminding people with AMD that they can save their vision—thanks to recent treatment advances, but early detection is a critical first step.

    For more information, contact: https://www.aao.org/

  • American Dental Association

    Each February, the American Dental Association (ADA) sponsors National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM) to raise awareness about the importance of oral health. Since 1946, NCDHM messages and materials have reached millions of people in communities across the country.

    For more information, contact: ncdhm@ada.org | 800 621.8099 | https://www.ada.org/resources/community-initiatives/national-childrens-dental-health-month

  • American Sexual Health Association

    If one of Cupid’s arrows finds its way to you this month (or any other time), the American Sexual Health Association (ASHA) wants you to be safe. Each year in the United States, there are approximately 20 million new cases of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Condoms are inexpensive and reduce the risks for STIs.

    For more information, contact: info@ashasexualhealth.org | 919.361.8400 | https://www.ashasexualhealth.org/national-condom-month/

  • American Therapeutic Recreation Association

    The purpose of National Recreational Therapy Month is to enhance public awareness of therapeutic recreation programs and recreational therapy services, promote inclusive recreation opportunities for individuals with disabilities, and recognize certified therapeutic recreation therapists as the qualified provider of recreational therapy services.

    For more information, contact:info@atra-online.com | https://www.atra-online.com/

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

    National health statistics reveal that pediatric ear, nose, and throat disorders remain among the primary reasons children visit a physician, with ear infections ranking as the number one reason for an appointment. From earaches to choking hazards, kids can suffer from a variety of ailments that require prompt diagnosis and treatment.

    For more information, contact: entnet.org/KidsENT | @aaohns

  • American Heart Association

    During American Heart Month, thousands of American Heart Association volunteers raise awareness about and raise funds to fight cardiovascular disease, our number one killer. A federally designated event for more than half a century, American Heart Month reminds people to focus on their hearts and encourages them to get their families, friends and communities involved.

    For more information, contact: Communications Department | American Heart Association | ahacommunications@heart.org | 1.800.AHA.USA1 | www.heart.org/ | @americanheart, @American_Heart, @GoRedforWomen | #HeartMonth

  • American Heart Association

    During American Heart Month, the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement works to save women’s lives and beat heart disease, the number one killer of women. On National Wear Red Day, support the movement by wearing red.

    For more information, contact: www.goredforwomen.org | @GoRedForWomen | #WearRedDay

  • ASPAN

    Perianesthesia Nurse Awareness Week (PANAW) provides the ideal opportunity to educate nursing colleagues and the community about the professionalism and passionate care that is delivered by perianesthesia nurses every day. Plan to celebrate our practice and recognize your colleagues during PANAW 2023.

    For more information, contact: R. Douglas Hanisch | ASPAN | dhanisch@aspan.org | 856.616.9600 | www.panaw.com

  • American Medical Technologists

    Established in 2019 by the American Medical Technologists (AMT), Phlebotomists Recognition Week recognizes and celebrates phlebotomists’ vital role in maintaining patient health and promoting lab efficiency and effectiveness.

    For more information, contact: Cathie Casey | American Medical Technologists | recognitionweeks@americanmedtech.org | 847.823.5169 | www.americanmedtech.org | @americanmedtech | #AMTPhlebotomistsWeek, #NPRW, #representAMT

  • National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC)

    Thirty years ago, Saint John Paul II instituted the World Day of the Sick to encourage the people of God, Catholic health institutions and civil society to be increasingly attentive to the sick and to those who care for them.

    For more information, contact: https://www.vatican.va/content/ | #WorldDayOfTheSick

  • American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

    Cardiac Rehabilitation Week calls attention to the role of cardiac rehabilitation in reducing the potentially devastating effects of heart disease.

    For more information, contact: AACVPR | AACVPR | aacvpr@aacvpr.org | 312.321.5146 | www.aacvpr.org | @AACVPR | #CRWeek2023

  • Alliance of Cardiovascular Professionals

    Cardiovascular Professionals Week celebrates the work, support, and contributions cardiovascular professionals make to health care. Cardiovascular care is uniquely multidisciplinary and this week is a chance to honor the work of all those involved in supporting patients.

    For more information, contact: Peggy McElgunn | Alliance of Cardiovascular Professionals | peggymcelgunn@comcast.net | 804.639.9213 | https://acp-online.org | #CVProfessionals | #CVPWeek2023

  • Sepsis Alliance

    As many as 60% of sepsis survivors are left not only with physical challenges but mental and emotional challenges too. During Sepsis Survivor Week we partner with sepsis survivors to honor their experience by sharing their individual stories of survival and bringing awareness to the unseen mental, emotional, and physical challenges many survivors face every day.

    For more information, contact: Alex Sadorf | Sepsis Alliance | asadorf@sepsis.org | www.sepsis.org | @SepsisAlliance | #SepsisSurvivorWeek, #SepsisAwareness

  • Donate Life America

    Observed every year on February 14th, National Donor Day is an observance dedicated to spreading awareness and education about organ, eye and tissue donation. By educating and sharing the Donate Life message, we can each take small steps every day to help save and heal more lives, and honor the donor’s legacy of generosity and compassion. National Donor Day is a time to focus on all types of donation—organ, eye, tissue, blood, platelets and marrow. Join us by participating in local events, sharing social media messages and encouraging others to register as donors. National Donor Day is also a day to recognize those who have given and received the gift of life through organ, eye and tissue donation, are currently waiting for a lifesaving transplant, and those who died waiting because an organ was not donated in time.

    For more information, contact: Donate Life America | https://www.donatelife.net/help-center/ | 804.377.3580

  • National Eating Disorders Association

    National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (NEDAwareness Week) is an annual campaign to educate the public about the realities of eating disorders and to provide hope, support, and visibility to individuals and families affected by eating disorders.

    For more information, contact: National Eating Disorders Association | info@nationaleatingdisorders.org | 212.575.6200 | nationaleatingdisorders.org | #NEDAwareness | #NEDAWeek | #NEDAW | #EDAW | NEDAwareness2023

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March 2023

  • Association of Child Life Professionals

    Child Life Month celebrates the child life profession and honors all child life professionals. Child life professionals provide evidence-based, developmentally appropriate interventions including therapeutic play, preparation for procedures and education that reduce fear, anxiety and pain for children facing chronic illness, injury, trauma, disability and loss. Trained in the developmental impact of illness and injury, child life professionals provide essential patient- and family-centered care as part of interdisciplinary health care teams.

    For more information, contact: communications@childlife.org | 571.483.4500 | https://www.childlife.org/the-child-life-profession/child-life-month

  • National Kidney Foundation

    One in three Americans is at risk for developing kidney disease, and high blood pressure and diabetes are the two leading causes. During National Kidney Month, the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) urges Americans to learn more about their kidneys and to take steps to preserve their kidney health.

    For more information, contact: info@kidney.org | 212.889.2210 | https://www.kidney.org/content/national-kidney-month

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology

    Each year, nearly 25,000 Americans visit the emergency room due to a workplace eye injury. During Workplace Eye Wellness Month this March, the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) reminds employers and workers about the importance of wearing certified and approved eye protection.

    For more information, contact: https://www.aao.org/

  • Brain Injury Association of America

    The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) leads the nation in observing Brain Injury Awareness Month in March each year. The theme for the 2021 to 2023 campaign is More Than My Brain Injury.

    For more information, contact: Director of Marketing & Communications | communications@biausa.org | 703.584.8630 | biausa.org | @biaamerica (Twitter), @bia_usa (Instagram), @braininjuryassociationofamerica (Facebook) | #MoreThanMyBrainInjury

  • Colorectal Cancer Alliance

    As COVID-19 gripped the country, colorectal cancer screenings plummeted. This March, we are calling on every ally to help get screening back on track. In February 2000, President Clinton officially dedicated March as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Since then, it has grown to be a rallying point for the colorectal cancer community where thousands throughout the country join together to spread colorectal cancer awareness by wearing blue, talking to friends and family about screening and so much more.

    For more information, contact: ccalliance.org | @CCAlliance | #45isthenew50 #GetScreened #TomorrowCantWait

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

    National Nutrition Month® is an annual campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. During the month of March, everyone is invited to learn about making informed food choices and developing healthful eating and physical activity habits.

    For more information, contact: nnm@eatright.org | eatright.org/nnm | #NationalNutritionMonth

  • American Optometric Association

    Save Your Vision Month reminds people of the importance of regular, in-person comprehensive eye exams to maintain good vision and eye health.

    For more information, contact: aoa.org

  • The American College of Regenerative Medicine

    Regenerative Medicine is a relatively new but very promising field of medicine, encompassing any therapy that replaces or regenerates human cells, tissue, or organs to restore or establish normal function. Often regenerative medicine is associated with stem cell therapy, but the field is much broader than that. This awareness month is sponsored by the American College of Regenerative Medicine, a nonprofit professional association that promotes standards in this field and advocates for improved patient access.

    For more information, contact: Kathy Hebert | The American College of Regenerative Medicine | info@tacrm.org | 803.627.8053 | https://tacrm.org | @AdvancingFutureofMedicineNow | #regenerativemedicine #futureofmedicinenow

  • Multiple Sclerosis Foundation

    National MS Education and Awareness Month is a nationwide effort by the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation and affiliated groups to raise the public's awareness of multiple sclerosis (MS). The goal of this campaign is to promote an understanding of the scope of this disease, and to assist those with MS in making educated decisions about their health care. Awareness kits are available from MS Focus for those who wish to become involved.

    For more information, contact: Multiple Sclerosis Foundation | awareness@msfocus.org | 888.MS FOCUS (888.673.6287) | http://msfocus.org | @MS_Focus | #NMSEAM

  • American Telemedicine Association (ATA)

    Telehealth Awareness Week™ is a landmark event that will highlight and reinforce the central role that telehealth now plays in the delivery of health care services. Telehealth Awareness Week will include a schedule of events highlighting the growing acceptance and value of virtual care in U.S. health care, as well as information, educational materials and resources to support broader access and adoption of telehealth for patients, caregivers, and health care providers.

    For more information, contact: telehealthawareness.americantelemed.org | #TelehealthAwareness

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

    Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day, celebrated each year on the second Wednesday in March, was created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to increase the awareness of registered dietitian nutritionists as the indispensable providers of food and nutrition services. This occasion also serves to recognize both RDNs and nutrition and dietetic technicians for their commitment to helping people enjoy healthy lives.

    For more information, contact: https://www.eatright.org/ | @eatrightPRO (Twitter); @eatrightPRO (Facebook); @eatright_pro (Instagram) | #RDNDay

  • National Patient Safety Foundation

    Patient Safety Awareness Week is an annual education and awareness campaign for healthcare safety led by the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF). Each year, healthcare organizations around the globe take part in the event by creating awareness in the community and utilizing NPSF educational resources with hospital staff and patients.

    For more information, contact: http://www.ihi.org/Engage/Initiatives/Patient-Safety-Awareness-Week/Pages/default.aspx | @theNPSF | #psaw2023

  • American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

    Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week calls attention to the role of pulmonary rehabilitation in enhancing the quality of life of individuals with lung disease.

    For more information, contact: AACVPR | AACVPR | aacvpr@aacvpr.org | 312.32 5146 | www.aacvpr.org | @AACVPR | #PRWeek2023

  • Dana Foundation

    Brain Awareness Week is the global campaign to foster public enthusiasm and support for brain science. Every March, partner organizations and institutions host imaginative activities in their communities that share the wonders of the brain and the impact brain science has on our everyday lives. Activities include lectures, brain fairs, school programs, lab tours, film screenings, museum exhibitions, art and essay competitions, social media campaigns, and more.

    For more information, contact: Brain Awareness Week Campaign Headquarters | Dana Foundation | bawinfo@dana.org | https://brainawareness.org | @BrainAwarenessWeek | #BrainWeek, #BrainAwarenessWeek

  • American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA)

    Healthcare Human Resources Week is designated to recognize HR professionals in health care organizations across the nation for their important role across the continuum of care. How will you and your organization recognize this week?

    For more information, contact: ASHHRA | ASHHRA | ASHHRA@ashhra.org | 312.422.3720 | ASHHRA.org/HCHRWeek | @ashhra | #HCHRWeek #HRWeek #ASHHRA

  • The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics

    Through Medical Genetics Awareness Week, the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) aims to promote the understanding of the importance of medical genetics professionals, including medical geneticists, laboratory geneticists and genetic counselors on the health care team. The theme of the week is “Celebrating the Contributions of the Entire Medical Genetics Team to Patient Care.” During this week, which will coincide annually with the ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting, we take time to recognize the skills and commitment of all those on the health care team who translate genetic and genomic discoveries into better patient care.

    For more information, contact: Kathy Moran | The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics | kmoran@acmg.net | 301.718.9603 | www.acmg.net | @TheACMG | #MedicalGeneticsAwareness #IamaMedicalGenetecist #FutureGeneticsProfessional #IamaLabGeneticist #IamaGeneticCounselor

  • National Institute on Drug Abuse

    National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week®, (NDAFW) is an annual, week-long, health observance that inspires dialogue about the science of drug use and addiction among youth. It provides an opportunity to bring together scientists, students, educators, health care providers, and community partners—to help advance the science, so that we can improve the prevention and awareness of substance misuse in our own communities and nationwide.

    For more information, contact: Brian D Marquis | bmarquis@nida.nih.gov | 301.480.3741 | teens.drugabuse.gov | @nidanews | #NDAFW

  • Down Syndrome International

    World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) , 21 March, is a global awareness day which has been officially observed by the United Nations since 2012. The date for WDSD being the 21st day of the 3rd month, was selected to signify the uniqueness of the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome which causes Down syndrome.

    For more information, contact: contact@ds-int.org | https://www.worlddownsyndromeday2.org/ | #InclusionMeans #WorldDownSyndromeDay

  • AMA Alliance

    Signed into order by President George Bush on October 30, 1990, Public Law 101-473 sets aside this day to honor all physicians with appropriate programs, ceremonies and activities. The first Doctors’ Day was initiated by the Barrow County Alliance, Georgia, on March 30, 1933. Since then Alliances, which are physician spouse organizations, have honored physicians through various local programs and observances.

    For more information, contact: AMA Alliance, Inc | AMA Alliance | admin@amaalliance.org | 800.549.4619 | https://amaalliance.org/ | @amaalliance | #AMAAlliance

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April 2023

  • National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence

    Founded by the National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence (NCADD), Alcohol Awareness Month was established in 1987 to help reduce the stigma associated with alcoholism by providing information about alcohol use and recovery. NCADD has recently merged with Facing Addiction (now Facing Addiction with NCADD). The organization’s national network of affiliates and other supporting organizations across the country use this opportunity to address the nation’s leading public health problem through a broad range of media strategies, awareness campaigns, programs, and events.

    For more information, contact: Programs | info@facingaddiction.org | 212.269.7797 | national@ncadd.org

  • American Podiatric Medical Association

    The aim of Foot Health Awareness Month is to promote positive foot health, educate the public on issues related to foot health, and distinguish today’s podiatrist as a physician, surgeon, and specialist.

    For more information, contact: ask@apma.org | https://www.apma.org/

  • March of Dimes

    March of Dimes leads the fight for the health of all moms and babies. March for Babies funds our research, programs, education and advocacy so that every baby can have the best possible start. When you March for Babies, you make a statement that you want to live in a world in which healthy moms and strong babies are a priority for us all. Together we hope, remember and celebrate at our walk sites nationwide.

    For more information, contact: press@marchofdimes.org | https://www.marchofdimes.org/index.aspx | #BLANKETCHANGE

  • American Sexual Health Association

    The American Sexual Health Association (ASHA) provides education, support, and awareness around sexually transmitted infections (STIs). There are 20 million new STI cases in the United States each year.

    For more information, contact: info@ashasexualhealth.org | 919.361.8400 | https://www.ashasexualhealth.org/sexually-transmitted-infections-awareness-month/

  • American Occupational Therapy Association

    Occupational Therapy Month (OT Month) recognizes the contributions of occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants to help people across the lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities. It is in April to correspond with AOTA's Annual Conference & Expo.

    For more information, contact: praota@aota.org | 301.652.6611 | aota.org | @AOTAInc | #OTMonth

  • Parkinson's Foundation

    Parkinson’s Awareness Month is observed each April to draw attention to the neurodegenerative disorder that affects 1 million people in the US and 10 million globally. At the center of this observance is World.

    For more information, contact: https://www.parkinson.org/

  • The Autism Collective

    World Autism Awareness & Acceptance Month is a time where we focus on helping people better understand this neuro-developmental disability which now affects 1 in 54 individuals, and can cause significant social, communication, and behavioral challenges. Because Autism Spectrum Disorder can often be an invisible disability, it is important for everyone to take the time to learn how individuals living with autism may communicate, interact, behave, and learn in ways which are different from most other people.

    For more information, contact: 309.624.2928 | theautismcollective.org

  • Prevent Child Abuse Illinois

    Child Abuse Prevention Month has been observed each April since its first presidential proclamation in 1983. Since that time, millions of Americans have participated in this national campaign. Individuals, organizations and communities across the United States plant pinwheels, tie ribbons, organize trainings, host fundraisers, and support a multitude of other activities celebrating healthy, happy childhoods and raising awareness that all children deserve to grow up in nurturing, safe homes.

    For more information, contact: Lane Caspar | Prevent Child Abuse Illinois | lcaspar@pcaillinois.org | 217.522.1129 | www.preventchildabuseillinois.org | #ChildAbusePreventionMonth, #CAPMonth, #GoBlueIllinois

  • American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association

    April is Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month (LLLDAM) during which awareness about what it is like to live with limb loss and limb difference, for individuals and families is raised.

    For more information, contact: Joy Burwell | American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association | jburwell@aopanet.org | 571.431.0817 | www.AOPAnet.org | @AmericanOandP, @AmputeesUSA | #LLLDAM

  • American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

    Over 5 million teeth are injured or knocked out each year. As spring sports ramp up, now is the perfect time to remind your child or teen to wear a mouth guard every time they engage in collision sports or activities. Spread the word that consistent use of a mouth guard can help prevent the cost and stress of unnecessary facial injuries.

    For more information, contact: Jolene Kremer | American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons | jkremer@aaoms.org | 847.233.4336 | MyOMS.org/SaveFace | @AAOMS - Twitter, @MyOMS - Facebook and Instagram

  • National Humor Month

    Celebrating the therapeutic benefits of humor; celebrating those who make us laugh.

    For more information, contact: Steve Wilson | World Laughter Tour | steve@worldlaughtertour.com | 800.669.5233 | http://www.humormonth.com

  • Office of Minority Health (OMH)

    The Office of Minority Health of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services leads the observance of National Minority Health Month each year, and joins with federal, state, Tribal, local and territorial partners across the country in calling for a renewed commitment to eliminate health disparities and achieve health equity.

    For more information, contact: Information Specialist | Office of Minority Health Resource Center (OMHRC) | info@minorityhealth.hhs.gov | 800.444.6472 | https://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/nmhm | @MinorityHealth, @OMH_Espanol | #NMHM23

  • National Sexual Violence Resource Center

    Every April is nationally recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). The goal of SAAM is for individuals and organizations to raise public awareness about sexual harassment, assault, and abuse and educate communities on how to prevent it.

    For more information, contact: resources@nsvrc.org | www.nsvrc.org/saam | @NSVRC | #SAAM

  • Men's Health Network

    Testicular Cancer Awareness Month recognizes a cancer which is the most common type among men ages 15–35 years, but men of all ages can be at risk. Most testicular cancer awareness organizations recommend that males conduct regular self exams. During this month, many colleges and universities host events for young adult men to raise awareness of their risks of testicular cancer.

    For more information, contact: Ana Tomsic | Men's Health Network | ana@menshealthnetwork.org | 202.543.6461 x101 | www.testicularcancerawarenessmonth.com | @MensHlthNetwork | #TCaMonth, #TesticularCancer, #TCaM

  • American Public Health Association

    During the first full week of April each year, the American Public Health Association (APHA) brings together communities across the United States to observe National Public Health Week as a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation. Every year, APHA develops campaign materials to educate the public, policymakers, and practitioners about issues and to create more equitable communities.

    For more information, contact: nphw@apha.org | www.nphw.org | @NPHW | #NPHW | #HealthiestNation2030

  • APIC

    IPs work in a variety of settings and come from many backgrounds, but they often go unrecognized for their hard work. On IP Day every year (celebrated the first Friday of April) we hope to change that!

    For more information, contact: Kelly-Lynne Russell | APIC | krussell@apic.org | apic.org | @APIC (Twitter), @apic_infection_prevention (Instagram), @APIC Infection Prevention and You (Facebook) @APIC | #InternationalIPDay #WeLoveOurIPs

  • Black Mamas Matter Alliance

    The campaign and activities for Black Maternal Health Week serve to amplify the voices of Black mamas and center the values and traditions of the reproductive and birth justice movements. Activities during BMHW are rooted in human rights, reproductive justice, and birth justice frameworks.

    For more information, contact: Black Mamas Matter Alliance | info@blackmamasmatter.org | blackmamasmatter.org | @blackmamasmatter, @blkmamasmatter | #BMHW, #BlackMaternalHealthWeek

  • Advocates for Youth

    National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day (NYHAAD), annually on April 10th, is a day to educate the public about the impact of HIV and AIDS on young people. The day also highlights the HIV prevention, treatment, and care campaigns of young people in the U.S.

    For more information, contact: Armonte Butler | Advocates for Youth | nyhaad@advocatesforyouth.org | 202.419.3420 | nyhaad.org | @nyhaad, @advocatestweets, @NationalYouthHIVandAIDSAwarenessDay | #nyhaad #youthHIV #stopHIVtogether

  • National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence

    Medical Laboratory Professionals Week (Lab Week) generates new awareness and excitement about the laboratory medicine profession. Get the word out to help everyone understand and appreciate the importance of laboratory professionals' role in patient care!

    For more information, contact: ASCP Customer Relations | American Society for Clinical Pathology | customer.relations@ascp.org | 800.267.2727 | ascp.org/labweek | @ascp_chicago | #labweek, #ASCPLabWeek23

  • Sepsis Alliance

    Do you know the signs and symptoms of sepsis? You could save a child. Join Sepsis Alliance for the fourth annual Pediatric Sepsis Week, April 16th to 22nd, to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of sepsis in children, recognize the 75,000 children who develop sepsis each year in the U.S, and honor those who have passed. This annual observance will be held the third week of April.

    For more information, contact: Alex Sadorf | Sepsis Alliance | asadorf@sepsis.org | www.sepsis.org | @SepsisAlliance | #PediatricSepsisWeek, #SepsisAwareness

  • The Beryl Institute

    Patient Experience Week is an annual event to celebrate health care staff impacting patient experience everyday. Inspired by members of the Institute community, Patient Experience Week provides a focused time for organizations to celebrate accomplishments, re-energize efforts and honor the people who impact patient experience everyday. PX Week will be observed annually, beginning the last Monday in April.

    For more information, contact: Marketing | info@theberylinstitute.org | 866.488.2379 | theberylinstitute.org/" | @BerylInstitute | #PXWEEK2023

  • Sandy Hook Promise

    Founded in 2001, National Youth Violence Prevention Week (NYVPW) is a time for youth to lead communities on effective strategies to prevent youth violence. The campaign is a week-long event with each day of the week corresponding to a specific challenge for communities. Join with others around the country to unite and lift up youth who work to make their schools and neighborhoods safer.

    For more information, contact: SAVE Promise Clubs | Sandy Hook Promise | savepromiseclub@sandyhookpromise.org | 910.540.8345 | https://www.sandyhookpromise.org/nyvpw | @sandyhook | #NYVPW

  • International Transplant Nurses Society

    International Transplant Nurses Society (ITNS) created Transplant Nurses Week to raise awareness of the unique contributions transplant nurses make in the lives of the people with whom they work, especially their patients.

    For more information, contact: ITNS Member Services | info@itns.org | 847.375.6340 | itns.org

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May 2023

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

    May is Better Hearing and Speech Month, an entire month dedicated to two essential communication tools that can be affected by medical conditions.

    For more information, contact: https://www.entnet.org/

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology

    Approximately 37 million adults in America have age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, or glaucoma—all of which can cause visual impairment or blindness. Recent studies show that making healthy choices and getting regular eye exams can help reduce the risk of vision loss. In support of Healthy Vision Month, the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) encourages everyone to take charge of their eye health and preserve their sight.

    For more information, contact: https://www.aao.org/

  • Hepatitis Foundation International

    During Hepatitis Awareness Month, the Hepatitis Foundation International (HFI) provides information and educational resources to the community and health care providers; organizes community outreach nationwide; and connects patients, individuals, families, and communities to opportunities for care.

    For more information, contact: Education Department | info@hepatitisfoundation.org | 800.891.0707 | http://www.hepatitisfoundation.org/

  • Huntington's Disease Society of America

    May is National Huntington’s Disease Awareness Month, and the Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA) is dedicated to spreading the word about this disease and improving the lives of everyone affected by it.

    For more information, contact: HDSAinfo@HDSA.org | https://hdsa.org/

  • American Academy of Dermatology

    Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month ® was created to raise skin cancer awareness and promote skin cancer prevention and detection.

    For more information, contact: mediarelations@aad.org | https://www.aad.org/

  • Arthritis Foundation

    National Arthritis Awareness Month was initiated by the Arthritis Foundation through a Presidential Proclamation in 1972. It aims to raise awareness and reduce the impact of arthritis—the nation’s leading cause of disability—which strikes one in every five adults and 300,000 children. To conquer this disease, the Arthritis Foundation provides support tools, scientific discovery, advocacy and other vital programs and services.

    For more information, contact: https://www.arthritis.org/home

  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Adolescent Health

    Observed each May across the country, National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month seeks to involve communities in promoting and supporting effective teen pregnancy prevention initiatives.

    For more information, contact: youthgov@air.org | https://opa.hhs.gov/NAHM

  • American Trauma Society

    Since 1988, May is designated as National Trauma Awareness Month. For 30 years, the American Trauma Society (ATS) has worked with other trauma organizations to develop injury prevention and trauma awareness materials for use by members in their communities.

    For more information, contact: info@amtrauma.org | 703.538.3544 | https://www.amtrauma.org/page/NTAM

  • Administration for Community Living

    Older Americans Month is a time to acknowledge the contributions to our country by older persons. Every US President since John F. Kennedy has issued a formal proclamation during or before the month of May, asking that the entire nation pay tribute to older persons in their communities. Older Americans Month is celebrated across the country through ceremonies, events, fairs, and other activities.

    For more information, contact: aclinfo@acl.hhs.gov | 202.401.4634 | https://acl.gov/oam/2022/older-americans-month-2022

  • Oncology Nursing Society

    Oncology nurses are caregivers with clinical knowledge and technical expertise, but they’re also much more. They’re teachers, listeners, and someone to lean on. They help people through some of the most trying times of their lives.

    For more information, contact: Customer Relations |help@ons.org | 412.859.6100 | https://www.ons.org/make-difference/celebrate-oncology-nursing/oncology-nursing-month

  • National Psoriasis Foundation

    The National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) sponsors Psoriatic Arthritis Action Month, which raises awareness about psoriatic arthritis and helping people understand the best way to manage their psoriatic arthritis. Effecting as many as many 2.4 million Americans, Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a chronic, inflammatory form of arthritis that can cause swelling, stiffness, and pain in and around the joints. Roughly, one in three people with psoriasis may develop PsA, and studies show that delaying the treatment of PsA for as little as six months could result in irreversible and permanent joint damage.

    For more information, contact: media@psoriasis.org | https://www.psoriasis.org/psa-action-month/

  • American Heart Association

    Every 40 seconds, someone in America has a stroke. It’s the fifth leading cause of death in the United States and a leading cause of long-term disability, but stroke is also largely preventable, treatable and beatable. American Stroke Month aims to help end stroke by heightening public awareness of stroke warning signs and risk factors.

    For more information, contact: stroke.org | @american_stroke | #StrokeMonth

  • Society of Critical Care Medicine

    May is National Critical Care Awareness and Recognition Month (NCCARM). Wear blue to celebrate and tag your photos. Turn Your ICU Blue in May! We want to see all the unique ways you Turn Your ICU Blue to mark NCCARM. From blue attire and blue treats for staff or even blue balloons, there are a variety of ways to celebrate NCCARM this May. Wear Blue on Friday, May 20.

    For more information, contact: support@sccm.org | sccm.org | @SCCM | #NCCARM and #BlueICU

  • American Nurses Association

    Nurses Month is a time to recognize the vast contributions and positive impact of America's registered nurses. The COVID-19 pandemic has made the role of nursing even more apparent. Nurses play a significant role in health care delivery and community outreach; there is still a need to increase understanding the value of nursing.

    For more information, contact: customerservice@ana.org | anayearofthenurse.org/about-nurses-month/ | @ananursingworld | #ANANursesMonth, #MyYearMyStory

  • National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF)

    Each May, the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) works to generate awareness and inspire behavioral change regarding the critical importance of good bone health and osteoporosis prevention. During May and all year long, we want everyone to make a commitment to be bone strong!

    For more information, contact: info@nof.org | 800.231.4222 | nof.org

  • The Run A Mile Project

    Run A Mile Days is an annual chance for groups, hospital staffs and other organizations to set up a Health and Fitness Day(s) to run the Mile. The mile is the measure or beginning of any cardiovascular fitness journey. The mile is also the iconic distance in running and track & field.

    For more information, contact: Dave Watt | The Run A Mile Project, Inc | dave@therunamileproject.org | www.therunamileproject.org | @Be_A_Miler (twitter), @therunamileproject (instagram) | #runamiledays

  • Better Sleep Council

    Each May, Better Sleep Month focuses on educating consumers about the important relationship between sleep and their health and quality of life.

    For more information, contact: Mary Helen Rogers | Better Sleep Council | mhrogers@sleepproducts.org | 571.482.5436 | www.bettersleep.org | @BetterSleepOrg

  • National Association for Health and Fitness

    Global Employee Health & Fitness Month is the perfect initiative to deliver health and wellness in 2023. Show your support for an active healthy workplace and world. Step-by-Step Toolkits provide outstanding guidance, ideas and tangible examples to ensure success for each participant. Employee health is a powerful, strategic component of an organization and an investment in employee health is essential to managing health costs, improving organizational productivity, retention of employees, reducing stress and improving mental health.

    For more information, contact: Diane H. Hart, Chair | Global Employee Health and Fitness Month | aerobic2@aol.com | 518.456.1058 | healthandfitnessmonth.org | @NAHFOfficial | #GEHFM

  • American Academy of Dermatology

    Melanoma Monday® is a day dedicated to raising awareness for the deadliest form of skin cancer.

    For more information, contact: American Academy of Dermatology | mediarelations@aad.org | 847.240.1714 | www.SpotSkinCancer.org | @AADSkin

  • US DOT/NHTSA

    Motorcyclists have the same rights and privileges as any other motor vehicle driver on the roadway. During Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month - in fact, during the entire year - drivers are reminded to safely “share the road” with motorcyclists and to be extra alert to help keep motorcyclists safe.

    For more information, contact: NHTSA Media | USDOT/NHTSA | NHTSAmedia@dot.gov | 202.366.9550 | www.nhtsa.gov | #LookTwiceForMotorcyclists | #LookTwiceForMotorcyclists

  • Children's Tumor Foundation

    May is NF Awareness Month, a time to connect, understand, and educate about neurofibromatosis (NF), a genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body. NF affects one in 3,000 people of all populations; there is no cure.

    For more information, contact: Children's Tumor Foundation | info@ctf.org | ctf.org | @childrenstumor | #endnf

  • American Academy of Dermatology

    Skin Cancer Awareness Month was created to raise skin cancer awareness and promote skin cancer prevention and detection.

    For more information, contact: American Academy of Dermatology | American Academy of Dermatology | mediarelations@aad.org | www.SpotSkinCancer.org | @AADSkin | #MelanomaMonday

  • American Lung Association

    Over 24 million people in the United States live with asthma, a chronic lung disease that makes breathing difficult. There is no cure for asthma, but it can be managed and treated so that those with asthma can live an active and healthy life. Learn more about asthma triggers and management with the American Lung Association’s free Asthma Basics.

    For more information, contact: Raven Wells | raven.wells@lung.org | 773.596.3857 | lung.org/asthma | @LungAssociation | #asthma

  • National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

    High blood pressure is a serious condition that can lead to coronary heart disease, heart failure, stroke, kidney failure and other health problems. The focus of this observance is to increase awareness about the prevention and treatment of this life-threatening condition.

    For more information, contact: NHLBI Center for Health Information | nhlbiinfo@nhlbi.nih.gov | 877.645.2448 | https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/hypertension | @nih_nhlbi and @thehearttruth on Twitter, @hearttruth on Facebook, @thehearttruth_nhlbi on Instagram | #OurHearts, #HighBloodPressureMonth

  • Black Mamas Matter Alliance

    The campaign and activities for Black Maternal Health Week serve to amplify the voices of Black mamas and center the values and traditions of the reproductive and birth justice movements. Activities during BMHW are rooted in human rights, reproductive justice, and birth justice frameworks.

    For more information, contact: Black Mamas Matter Alliance | info@blackmamasmatter.org | blackmamasmatter.org | @blackmamasmatter, @blkmamasmatter | #BMHW, #BlackMaternalHealthWeek

  • Lupus Foundation of America

    Lupus is one of the cruelest, most mysterious diseases on earth. It strikes without warning, has unpredictable and sometimes fatal effects, lasts a lifetime, and has no known cause or cure.

    For more information, contact: Marketing & Communications Department | maloney@lupus.org | 202.349.1155

  • American Lung Association

    World Asthma Day honors those who have asthma by raising awareness and knowledge of asthma. Take the American Lung Association’s free online learning course, Asthma Basics.

    For more information, contact: Raven Wells | raven.wells@lung.org | 800.586.4872 | lung.org/asthma | @LungAssociation | #asthma, #WorldAsthmaDay

  • World Maternal Mental Health Day

    A global awareness day to recognize Maternal Mental Health Care.

    For more information, contact: https://wmmhday.postpartum.net/ | #maternalmhmatters, #worldmmhday

  • American Lung Association

    The American Lung Association’s LUNG FORCE initiative is a fast-growing movement uniting the nation in the fight against the leading cancer killer of women. During National Women’s Lung Health Week, raise your voice against lung cancer.

    For more information, contact: Raven Wells | raven.wells@lung.org | 800.586.4872 | lung.org/lung-force or www.lungforce.org | @LUNGFORCE | #LUNGFORCE

  • American Health Care Association

    Established by the American Health Care Association (AHCA) in 1967, National Nursing Home Week provides an opportunity for residents and their loved ones, staff, volunteers and surrounding communities to celebrate the role of skilled nursing care centers in caring for America’s seniors and individuals with disabilities.

    For more information, contact: www.nnhw.org | #NNHW

  • American Hospital Association (AHA)

    National Hospital Week is an opportunity to highlight our hospitals, health systems and health care workers and the innovative ways they are supporting the needs of their community members, especially during this pandemic. Now, more than ever, this important week gives us all the opportunity to highlight our hospitals, health systems and health care workers and the innovative ways they are supporting the needs of their community members during this pandemic.

    For more information, contact: aha.org/ahia/get-involved/national-hospital-week | @ahahospitals | #healthcareheroes #hospitalweek

  • American Health Care Association (AHCA)

    National Skilled Nursing Care Week® (NSNCW) recognizes the essential role of skilled nursing care centers in caring for America’s frail, elderly, and disabled. The week starts each year on Mother’s Day and is celebrated through the following Saturday.

    For more information, contact: https://www.ahcancal.org/Education-Events/Pages/NSNCW.aspx | #NSNCW

  • American Association of Neuroscience Nurses (AANN)

    Neuroscience Nurses Week is celebrated during the third week of May each year. During this special week, employers, patients, and others can pay tribute to neuroscience nurses.

    For more information, contact: info@aann.org | AANN.org/NNW | @neuronursesaann | #NNW

  • Association For Healthcare Documentation Integrity

    Healthcare Documentation Integrity Week is a week-long event to recognize the contributions health care documentation specialists make in helping to ensure complete and accurate patient health records.

    For more information, contact: Member Services | Association For Healthcare Documentation Integrity | ahdi@ahdionline.org | 209.527.9620| https://www.ahdionline.org/hdiweek

  • Sepsis Alliance

    Maternal sepsis is a life-threatening medical emergency defined as organ dysfunction resulting from infection during pregnancy, childbirth, post-abortion, miscarriage, or the postpartum period. Maternal Sepsis Week is an annual observance to raise awareness of the unique signs and symptoms of maternal sepsis. We also dedicate this week to sharing survivors’ personal experiences and remembering the loved ones lost to maternal sepsis.

    For more information, contact: Alex Sadorf | Sepsis Alliance | asadorf@sepsis.org | www.sepsis.org | @SepsisAlliance | #MaternalSepsisWeek, #SepsisAwareness

  • Office on Women's Health

    National Women’s Health Week (NWHW) serves as a reminder for women and girls, especially during the outbreak of COVID-19, to make their health a priority and take care of themselves. It is extremely important for all women and girls, especially those with underlying health conditions, such as hypertension, diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular and respiratory conditions, and women 65 years and older, to take care of your health now.

    For more information, contact: womenshealth@hhs.gov | 202.690.7650 | womenshealth.gov/nwhw/about | @womenshealth | #womenshealth, #NWHW

  • National Association for Health and Fitness

    Together let's make employee health a reality! GEHFM 2023 award-winning initiative is ready to go. It has never been easier or more important to keep moving, set goals and create sustainable change in your health and well-being. Employee health is a powerful strategic component of an organization and an investment in employee health is essential to managing health costs, improving organizational productivity, retention of employees, reducing stress and improving mental health.

    For more information, contact: Diane H. Hart, Executive Director | Global Employee Health and Fitness | aerobic2@aol.com | 518.456.1058 | www.healthandfitnessmonth.org | @NAHFOfficial | #GEHFMITNS

  • American Association of Poison Control Centers

    The third full week in March each year is National Poison Prevention Week (NPPW), a week dedicated to raising awareness to poison control centers and the Poison Help Hotline (1-800-222-1222).

    For more information, contact: aapcc.org | @aapcc | #preventpoison, #NPPW23

  • The International Foundation for Autoimmune & Autoinflammatory Arthritis (AiArthritis)

    World Autoimmune Arthritis Day was established by the International Foundation for Autoimmune & Autoinflammatory Arthritis (AiArthritis) in 2012. The event involves nonprofits, advocates, and experts from around the world providing information to patients, their supporters, and communities. On May 20th around the globe, AiArthritis will send participants around social media and the internet to learn about resources, while also bringing disease awareness.

    For more information, contact: Katie, Senior Programs and Communications Manager | AiArthritis | katie@aiarthritis.org | 313.312.4071 | www.aiarthritis.org | @aiarthritisday | #WorldAiArthritisDay

  • American Association for Respiratory Care

    National Respiratory Care Week is a time to spread community awareness and celebrate the respiratory therapy profession. Doctors, nurses and respiratory therapists, primarily in the U.S. and Canada, care for patients with breathing difficulties due to chronic conditions like asthma. Respiratory Care Week highlights the information we need to keep us breathing well so we can enjoy a great quality of life.

    For more information, contact: aarc.org | #RCWEEK23

  • American Lung Association

    Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease that usually infects the lungs, but can attack almost any part of the body. It is spread from person to person through the air. When a person with TB in their lungs or throat coughs, laughs, sneezes, sings, or eve talks, the germs that cause TB may spread through the air. On World Tuberculosis Day, learn how the American Lung Association is committed to fighting this serious lung disease.

    For more information, contact: Raven Wells | raven.wells@lung.org | 800.586.4872 | lung.org/tuberculosis | @LungAssociation | #WorldTBDay

  • Mature Market Resource Center

    National Senior Health & Fitness Day, the nation's largest older adult health and wellness event, celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2023. There are now two one-day events, Spring and Fall. The 2023 Spring event is set for May 31st. More than 100,000 seniors will participate in local Spring and Fall events at 1,000+ locations across the country. Organizations must register in order to legally use the event name and logo, which are federal trademarks.

    For more information, contact: Pat Henze | Mature Market Resource Center | info@fitnessday.com | 800.828.8225 | https://fitnessday.com | @fitnessday | #NSHFD

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June 2023

  • Alzheimer’s Association

    Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month is an opportunity to join the global conversation about the brain, Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Everyone is at risk to develop Alzheimer’s, a fatal disease that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed. During the month of June, the Alzheimer’s Association asks people around the world to “go purple” and fight Alzheimer’s disease.

    For more information, contact: https://www.alz.org/

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology

    Americans spend hundreds of millions of dollars annually on consumer fireworks, which cause more than 9,000 injuries a year. With the Fourth of July holiday just weeks away, the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) is reminding the public that fireworks are not toys but incendiary devices that can cause devastating eye injuries.

    For more information, contact: https://www.aao.org/

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology

    Each year, approximately 750,000 Americans seek treatment for a hernia, yet experts believe hundreds of thousands suffer in silence, primarily because they fear surgery. National Hernia Awareness Month is observed each June in order to raise public awareness about hernias and the latest available treatments.

  • Scleroderma Foundation

    Scleroderma Awareness Month is a time for us to speak up and raise awareness for the scleroderma community. Scleroderma affects hundreds of thousands across the United States, and there is evidence that it affects the African American community more severely. We’ll continue to be a voice for scleroderma, but we’ll also be a voice for social change, justice, and equality for all. We’re here supporting you, and we’ll keep listening, learning and standing alongside you.

    For more information, contact: https://scleroderma.org/

  • Prevent Blindness

    Cataract is the leading cause of blindness in the world. There are close to 22.3 million Americans age 40 and older with cataracts. More than half of all Americans will have cataracts by age 80. Prevent Blindness will offer tips about prevention and information about surgery.

    For more information, contact: info@preventblindness.org | 800.331.2020 | PreventBlindness.org | @PBA_SavingSight

  • US Department of Veterans Affairs

    Even though PTSD treatments work, most people who have PTSD don't get the help they need. June is PTSD Awareness Month. Help us spread the word that effective PTSD treatments are available. Everyone with PTSD — whether they are Veterans or civilian survivors of sexual assault, serious accidents, natural disasters, or other traumatic events — needs to know that treatments really do work and can lead to a better quality of life.

    For more information, contact: National Center for PTSD | ncptsd@va.gov | 802.296.5132 | ptsd.va.gov | @VAPTSD | #PTSDawareness

  • Men's Health Network

    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.

    For more information, contact: Ana Tomsic | Men's Health Network | ana@menshealthnetwork.org | 202.543.6461 ext 101 | www.menshealthmonth.org | @MensHlthNetwork, @MensHealthMonth | #MHMonth, #menshealthmonth

  • Echosens

    Most people are unaware of the importance of liver health, the looming epidemic of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), the critical need for identifying, assessing and monitoring liver fat and stiffness, and preventing disease progression. The relationship between obesity and liver health is also significant. Liver Health Matters, a month-long initiative, will heighten recognition of the need to monitor their risk for fatty liver disease through annual screening programs and point-of-care noninvasive testing.

    For more information, contact: Brittany Tedesco | CPR on behalf of Echosens | btedesco@cpronline.com | 201.641.1911 ext. 14 | https://www.echosens.com/en-us/ | @Echosens | #liverhealthmatters

  • National Headaches Foundation

    The month is dedicated to the 52 million Americans who experience some form of disabling headache disease. Our goal is to raise awareness about this malady and educate the public in order to decrease the stigma associated with migraine and headache disease. Various advocacy organizations dedicated to headache disorders will present various initiatives during the month.

    For more information, contact: National Headaches Foundation | info@headaches.org | 312.274.2650 | www.headache.org | @NHF @NationalHeadacheFoundation | #MHAM, #MHAM23, #MHAM2023

  • American Hospital Association

    On Friday, June 2, 2023, Hospitals Against Violence Hope (#HAVhope) will focus national attention on the hospital community’s efforts to combat violence on the job and in our neighborhoods. Violence is one of the country’s major public health and safety issues. Our nation’s hospitals and health systems are leaders and partners in addressing violence and the toll it takes on our communities and health care colleagues.

    For more information, contact: Laura Castellanos | HospitalsAgainstViolence@aha.org | 202.626.2342 | aha.org/havhope | @ahahospitals | #HAVhope, #HospitalsAgainstViolence, #MyHospital

  • National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation, Inc.

    National Cancer Survivors Day (NCSD) is an annual celebration of life that is held in hundreds of communities. Participants unite in a symbolic event to show the world that life after a cancer diagnosis can be meaningful and productive. In most areas, NCSD is traditionally observed on the first Sunday in June, although this is not always possible because of scheduling conflicts and time differences. In 2023, NCSD is celebrating its 36th year.

    For more information, contact: Paula Chadwell | pchadwell@ncsd.org | 615.794.3006 | ncsd.org | @SurvivorsDay (Twitter) @CancerSurvivorsDay (IG/FB) | #NCSD2023 #NationalCancerSurvivorsDay #CancerSurvivorsDay

  • National Association for Health Care Recruitment (NAHCR)

    National Health Care Recruiter Recognition Day, which always falls on the first Tuesday in June, is a great way to promote the contribution health care recruiters make to their organizations every day.

    For more information, contact: NAHCR Headquarters | info@nahcr.com | nahcr.com

  • Men's Health Network

    The purpose of Men’s Health Week is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. This week 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.

    For more information, contact: Ana Tomsic | Men's Health Network | ana@menshealthnetwork.org | 202.543.6461 ext 101 | www.menshealthweek.org | @MensHlthNetwork, @MensHealthWeek | #MHWeek, #menshealthweek, #WearBlue, #MHW

  • AHA Community Health Improvement (ACHI) and American Hospital Association (AHA)

    AHA and AHA Community Health Improvement (ACHI) invite you to join them for Community Health Improvement Week 2023, a time to celebrate and honor those working in partnership to improve the health and well-being of individuals and communities. For more than a decade, #CHIWeek has highlighted and elevated the commitment and work of community and population health leaders and their local partners across the country.

    For more information, contact: Andrew Jager | ajager@aha.org | aha.org/chiweek | #CHIWeek

  • America's Blood Centers

    World Blood Donor Day is celebrated annually on June 14 with the aim of thanking blood donors and encouraging individuals to pledge to donate blood regularly. Additionally, World Blood Donor Day raises awareness of the need for blood and to improve the safety and adequacy of the blood supply globally.

    For more information, contact: pr@americasblood.org | America's Blood Centers | mbenton@americasblood.org | 202.974.3000 | https://www.who.int/campaigns/world-blood-donor-day | @americasblood | #WBDD, #WorldBloodDonorDay

  • Men’s Health Network

    Wear BLUE Day is a part of the year-round Wear BLUE® awareness campaign that was created by Men’s Health Network to raise awareness about the importance of male health and encourage men to live longer and healthier lives and give women an opportunity to encourage them to do so.

    For more information, contact: Ana Fadich-Tomsic | ana@menshealthnetwork.org | 202-543-6461 Ext. 101 | https://www.menshealthnetwork.org/wearblue/ | @MensHlthNetwork | #ShowUsYourBlue, #WearBlue

  • Career Nurse Assistants Programs, Inc

    Nursing Assistants are key players in lives of people. They provide 85-90% of direct care. The 46th annual National Nursing Assistants’ Week, (NAW) recognizes unique contributions of these workers who provide daily care in nursing homes and other LTC settings. Career Nursing Assistants Day 6/17/23 honors “Wisdom Keepers,” members of the National Honor Society for Nursing Assistants. NAW continues through 6/24/23. Each day focuses on a different (doing) aspect of the slogan, “Kindness in Action."

    For more information, contact: Genevieve A Gipson | Career Nurse Assistants Programs, Inc | cnajeni@aol.com | www.cna-network.org

  • American Society for Health Care Risk Management (ASHRM)

    This annual event, held in the third full week of June, is the time to show your appreciation for health care risk management professionals in your organization and your community.

    For more information, contact: ASHRM | ASHRM@aha.org | 312.422.3980 | ashrm.org/resources/hrm-week | @ASHRMAHA | #HRMWeek

  • National Scleroderma Foundation

    For 25 years, the National Scleroderma Foundation has recognized June as Scleroderma Awareness Month, marking it with awareness and fundraising events, as well as obtaining presidential, state, and local recognition. The Foundation joins the Federation of European Scleroderma Associations and other international scleroderma organizations in observing June 29 as World Scleroderma Day.

    For more information, contact: Mission Delivery Department | National Scleroderma Foundation | sfinfo@scleroderma.org | 800.722.4673 | https://scleroderma.org | @scleroderma (Twitter), @sclerodermaus (Instagram), @sclerodermaus (Facebook) | #KnowScleroderma, #SclerodermaAwareness

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July 2023

  • Arthritis Foundation

    Juvenile arthritis affects nearly 300,000 children in the United States. Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month spotlights juvenile arthritis to educate the public about the seriousness of arthritis in kids, and its impact on the lives of children, teens and families.

    For more information, contact: https://www.arthritis.org/home

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology

    Studies show that long-term exposure to bright sunlight may increase the risk of cataracts and growths on the eye, including cancer. UV rays reflected off sand and water can cause eyes to sunburn, potentially resulting in temporary blindness in just a few hours. The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) reminds the public of the importance of shielding eyes from the sun's harmful rays with 100% UV-blocking sunglasses and broad-brimmed hats.

    For more information, contact: https://www.aao.org/

  • Parent's Guide to Cord Blood Foundation

    Cord Blood Awareness month draws attention to the medical value of the stem cells in a baby’s umbilical cord blood, umbilical cord tissue, and placenta. Parents can bank these cells privately for use by their own family or donate them to public banks for the benefit of patients seeking a donor for stem cell therapy. Parent’s Guide to Cord Blood Foundation supports all parent options, and provides services for parents, physicians, and biobank professionals.

    For more information, contact: Dr. Frances Verter | Parent's Guide to Cord Blood Foundation | info@parentsguidecordblood.org | https://parentsguidecordblood.org | @ParentCordBlood, @ParentCordTissu | #CordBlood

  • Office of Minority Health (OMH)

    National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month is observed each July to bring awareness to the unique struggles that racial and ethnic minority communities face regarding mental illness in the United States. Throughout the month, the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) will focus on promoting tools and resources addressing the stigma about mental health among racial and ethnic minority populations.

    For more information, contact: Information Specialist | Office of Minority Health Resource Center (OMHRC) | info@minorityhealth.hhs.gov | 800.444.6472 | https://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/minority-mental-health/ | @MinorityHealth, @OMH_Espanol | #MinorityMentalHealth

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August 2023

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology

    Children are susceptible to a host of vision and eye problems, such as injury, infection, and increased nearsightedness. In support of Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month in August, the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) provides information to the public that can help protect and preserve a child’s eye health for life.

    For more information, contact: https://www.aao.org/

  • National Psoriasis Foundation

    Psoriasis is a debilitating disease that impacts more than 8 million individuals in the U.S. and 125 million people worldwide. Psoriasis Action Month was created to generate awareness of the disease and to provide resources and information for people living with psoriasis.

    For more information, contact: info@psoriasis.org | 800.723.9166 | https://www.psoriasis.org/psoriasis-action-month/

  • Cure SMA

    Cure SMA is dedicated to developing a cure for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) by funding and advancing a comprehensive research program; supporting families through networking, information, and services; improving care for all patients; educating health professionals and the public; advocating with government and regulatory agencies; and embracing all touched by SMA.

    For more information, contact: info@curesma.org | https://www.curesma.org/sma-awareness-month/

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons

    The goal of #NeurosurgeryAwarenessMonth is to bring neurological conditions to the forefront and share knowledge that will enlighten the public to what it means to live with and be treated for these conditions.

    For more information, contact: Communications Department | info@aans.org | aans.org/en/Media/Neurosurgery-Awareness-Month | @AANSNeuro | #NeurosurgeryAwarenessMonth

  • National Multicultural Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation Action Group

    National Minority Donor Awareness Month is a collaborative initiative of the National Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation Multicultural Action Group (NMAG) – American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB), Association for Multicultural Affairs in Transplantation (AMAT), Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO), Donate Life America (DLA), Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA), Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA), National Minority Organ Tissue Transplant Education Program (MOTTEP) and National Kidney Foundation (NKF) to save and improve the quality of life of diverse communities by creating a positive culture for organ, eye, and tissue donation. Outreach activities during this month include events to provide donation education, encourage donor registration and promote healthy living and disease prevention to decrease the need for transplantation.

    For more information, contact: Hilary Kleine Czarda | Donate Life America | https://www.donatelife.net/help-center/ | 804.377.3580 | DonateLife.net | 800.723.9166

  • American Lung Association

    Vaccines aren’t just for kids. Approximately 40,000 to 50,000 adults in the US die from vaccine-preventable infectious diseases or their complications each year. During National Immunization Awareness Month, make sure you’re up to date on your vaccinations.

    For more information, contact: Raven Wells | raven.wells@lung.org | 773.596.3857 | lung.org/flu | @LungAssociation | #NIAM2023

  • National Association of Community Health Centers

    The goals of National Health Center Week are twofold: to enhance the visibility and profile of Community, Migrant, and Homeless, and Public Housing Centers; and to generate community pride and build support for the health centers program. National Health Center Week provides an ideal occasion to celebrate the long record of success and delivery of high quality, cost-effective and accessible care across the nation. It is an opportunity for to celebrate Community Health Centers and share the story of their community-based models of health care.

    For more information, contact: healthcenterweek.org | @NACHC, @HCAdvocacy | #ValueCHCs, #NHCW23

  • National Association of Health Unit Coordinators (NAHUC)

    What is a Health Unit Coordinator (H.U.C.)? Over time, the H.U.C. role has been referred to as the unit secretary, unit clerk, service specialist, information coordinator, etc. Today, the Health Unit Coordinator is a professional health care worker who performs the non-clinical functions of the nursing unit or department. August 23-29 is the annual week to celebrate, honor, and thank our Health Unit Coordinators.

    For more information, contact: Patty Rice | NAHUC - National Association of Health Unit Coordinators | office@nahuc.org | 815.633.4351 | https://nahuc.org/

  • AMA Alliance

    A joint proclamation by the AMA and AMA Alliance to designate the last Saturday in August as a national day of celebration and recognition of our dedicated physicians and the continuous quality health care they provide, without regard for their own personal needs; to promote re-engagement and connection with colleagues, friends, and families, in the understanding that self-care is a necessary part of caring for patients.

    For more information, contact: AMA Alliance, Inc | AMA Alliance | admin@amaalliance.org | 800.549.4619 | https://amaalliance.org/ | #physicanfamilyday #physicianfamilystrong

  • Penington Institute

    The world’s annual campaign to end overdose, remember without stigma those who have died, and acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind.

    For more information, contact: Communications Department | Penington Institute | info@overdoseawarenessday.com | www.overdoseday.com | @InternationalOverdoseAwarenessDay, @OverdoseDay, @OverdoseAwarenessDay, @OverdoseTribute | #EndOverdose, #IOAD2023

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September 2023

  • National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

    September is National Cholesterol Education Month, a good time to get your blood cholesterol checked and take steps to lower it if it is high. It is also an opportunity to learn about lipid profiles, and about food and lifestyle choices that help you reduce blood cholesterol levels.

    For more information, contact: Lindsey Johnston | mmv2@cdc.gov | 404.498.5116

  • National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC)

    National Recovery Month (Recovery Month), observed each September, but celebrated throughout the year, increases awareness and understanding of substance use disorders and co-occurring disorders (presence of mental and substance use disorders), celebrates individuals who have reclaimed their lives in long-term recovery and honors the treatment and recovery service providers who make recovery possible.

    For more information, contact: naadac@naadac.org | 703.741.7686 | https://www.naadac.org/national-recovery-month

  • Save Babies Through Screening Foundation

    The mission of the Save Babies Through Screening Foundation is to improve the lives of children and their families, by working to prevent disabilities and death resulting from disorders detectable through newborn screening tests. The goal is to ensure that every baby is screened successfully, effectively, and comprehensively.

    For more information, contact: http://www.savebabies.org/

  • National Reye's Syndrome Foundation

    Reye’s syndrome is a deadly disease that strikes swiftly and can attack any child, teen, or adult without warning. While the cause and cure remain unknown, research has established a link between Reye’s syndrome and the use of aspirin and other acetylsalicylate containing medications and over-the-counter products. Remember: Kids and aspirin don’t mix! Reye’s syndrome awareness and education packets are available for free.

    For more information, contact: nrsf@reyessyndrome.org | 800.233.7393 | https://www.reyessyndrome.org/about

  • Partnership for Food Safety Education

    National Food Safety Education Month calls attention to the basic things everyone can do to reduce the risk of foodborne illness: Clean, Separate, Cook and Chill.

    For more information, contact: info@fightbac.org | fightbac.org | @FightBAC | #foodsafety

  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

    September is National Suicide Prevention Month. All month, mental health advocates, prevention organizations, survivors, allies, and community members unite to promote suicide prevention awareness.

    For more information, contact: info@afsp.org | https://afsp.org/

  • ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc.

    Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month is an opportunity to educate the public about thyroid cancer and the importance of early detection, treatment and lifelong monitoring. ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association offers free support, materials and educational events for people with all types of thyroid cancer and their families.

    For more information, contact: Publications Department | thyca@thyca.org | 877.588.7904 | thyca.org | @ThyCaInc | #ThyCaAware, #ThyCaTalk

  • The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)

    Blood Cancer Awareness Month in September provides an opportunity to remind the public about the urgent need to support research to fight this deadly disease — a disease that is diagnosed every 180 seconds in the U.S. and has no current means of prevention. The month encourages involvement in The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) fundraising programs, including participation in campaigns that fund lifesaving research to advance breakthrough therapies for blood cancer patients.

    For more information, contact: LLS | 1.800.955.4572 | https://www.lls.org | #CancelBloodCancer

  • American Childhood Cancer Organization

    The proclamation of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month was made to raise awareness about childhood cancer, which remains the leading cause of death by disease for children under the age of 14. The signature ribbon color is gold.

    For more information, contact: Blair Scroggs | American Childhood Cancer Organization | bscroggs@acco.org | ACCO.org | @accorg, #whataboutkids #childhoodcancerawareness #pediatriccancerawareness

  • AscellaHealth

    Gene Therapy and Specialty Pharmacy Awareness Month highlights opportunities for individuals with rare/orphan diseases to access new gene therapies that provide expanded therapeutic options and a potential cure, with specialty medications providing high-cost oral or injectable medications for treating complex chronic conditions. Accurate information, education for patients, payers, employers and benefits providers to learn about 900+ ongoing gene therapy breakthroughs and the specialty drugs accounting for nearly 60% of pharmacy benefits costs.

    For more information, contact: Nicole Dufour | CPR on behalf of AscellaHealth | 201.641.1911 x 54 | ndufour@cpronline.com | www.ascellahealth.com | @AscellaHealth | #GeneTherapyandSpecialty- PharmacyAwarenessMonth

  • Foundation for Women's Cancer

    The Foundation for Women’s Cancer (FWC) understands the importance of bringing awareness to all gynecologic cancers—cervical, ovarian, uterine/endometrial, vaginal and vulvar cancer—and declared September as Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month (GCAM) with a goal of reaching more and more people each year. Resources are available on the FWC website to share knowledge about gynecologic cancer symptoms, risk factors, prevention and early detection—because every five minutes, someone will be diagnosed with one of these cancers and over 33,000 will die from a gynecologic cancer this year.

    For more information, contact: Robyn Kurth | Society of Gynecologic Oncology | robyn.kurth@sgo.org | 312.676.3910 | www.foundationforwomenscancer.org | @GYNCancer | #GCAM

  • Educational Television Network, Inc.

    Healthy Aging® Month is an annual observance designed to focus national attention on the positive aspects of growing older. Now in its second decade, Healthy Aging Month is a time to increase public awareness of the importance of healthy lifestyles and to encourage local wellness events that promote taking personal responsibility for one’s health—physically, socially, mentally and financially.

    For more information, contact: Healthy Aging® Information | Educational Television Network, Inc. | info@healthyaging.net | 610.793.0979 | www.healthyaging.net | @healthyagingnet, @HealthyAgingMagazine

  • American Chronic Pain Association

    The month of September has been declared Pain Awareness Month, a time to raise public awareness of issues in the area of pain and pain management. The first Pain Awareness Month was in 2001, when the ACPA led a coalition to establish September as Pain Awareness Month. ACPA established Partners for Understanding Pain and 80 organizations, both health care professionals and consumer groups, including the NAACP supported the effort. The key to raising awareness is to get involved. There are many things that you can do to help promote Pain Awareness Month. Talk with Friends & Family, Talk with your health care Provide: Let them know that September is Pain Awareness Month. You also can share the ACPA tools to better communicate with your health care team.

    For more information, contact: Kathy Sapp | American Chronic Pain Association | acpa@theacpa.org | https://www.theacpa.org

  • Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA)

    September is Baby Safety Month, sponsored annually by the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA). JPMA helps educate parents and caregivers on the importance of safely using juvenile products, such as car seats, cribs and other baby gear.

    For more information, contact: jpma@jpma.org | www.babysafetymonth.org | @babysafetyzone | #babysafetymonth, #JPMA

  • Sepsis Alliance

    In 2011, Sepsis Alliance designated September as Sepsis Awareness Month. Every September since, we’ve invited individuals, health care professionals in every area of medicine, and organizations big and small to help save lives by raising awareness of the leading cause of deaths in U.S. hospitals – SEPSIS.

    For more information, contact: Alex Sadorf | Sepsis Alliance | asadorf@sepsis.org | www.sepsis.org | @SepsisAlliance | #SepsisAwarenessMonth, #SepsisAwareness, #SAM2023

  • Men's Health Network

    Prostate Health Month draws attention to the major issues that can affect a man’s prostate, including benign prostate hyperplasia, prostatitis and prostate cancer. More than 50 percent of men in their 60s and as many as 90 percent in their 70s or older have symptoms of an enlarged prostate. One in six men will develop prostate cancer, and prostatitis is the most common prostate problem for men under 50.

    For more information, contact: Ana Tomsic | Men's Health Network | ana@menshealthnetwork.org | 202.543.6461 x101 | www.prostatehealthmonth.com | @MensHlthNetwork | #WearBlue, #prostate, #PCaM

  • American Lung Association

    Pulmonary fibrosis is a serious, chronic lung disease affecting more than 140,000 Americans. This September, during Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month, help bring awareness to this life-threatening disease that makes it difficult to breathe.

    For more information, contact: Raven Wells | raven.wells@lung.org | 800.586.4872 | lung.org/pulmonary-fibrosis | @LungAssociation | #PulmonaryFibrosis #PFAwareness

  • Prostate Conditions Education

    Together with our Screening Site Partners and countless volunteers who participate in prostate cancer screening events during Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, the entire month of September and year round events, has helped to screen over 5 million men since 1989! We hold FREE Screening, Patient Education and Awareness Events.

    For more information, contact: Renee Savickas | renee.savickas@prostateconditions.org | 303.316.4685 | prostateconditions.org | #Menshealth, #psa testing, #PCAM, #BEBLUE #PCEC, #prostateconditions.org

  • Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses

    Established in 2010 by the Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON), Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses' Day is celebrated each year on September 8. We salute all pediatric hematology/oncology nurses on this day for their life-long commitment to children, adolescents, and young adults with cancer or blood disorders and their families.

    For more information, contact: Member Services | APHON | info@aphon.org | 847.375.4724 | aphon.org | | #pedhemoncnursesday

  • National Center for Assisted Living

    National Assisted Living Week® provides a unique opportunity for residents, their loved ones, staff, volunteers, and the surrounding communities to recognize the role of assisted living in caring for America’s seniors and individuals with disabilities. The annual observance encourages assisted living communities around the country to offer a variety of events and activities to celebrate the individuals they serve, as well as to help educate members of the public about this distinctive aspect of long term care.

    For more information, contact: 202.898.2802 | www.nalw.org | @nationalassistedlivingweek | #NALW

  • Association for the Health Care Environment

    National Health Care Environmental Services Week gives us the opportunity to show our appreciation for the extraordinary teamwork required to care for the complex health care environment. Association for the Health Care Environment (AHE) invites you to join all national and international health care environmental services professionals to acknowledge and celebrate the outstanding work of these specialists.

    For more information, contact: Education | AHE | ahe@aha.org | 312.422.3860 | https://www.ahe.org/"

  • Society for Vascular Nursing

    The SVN is proud to honor vascular nurses throughout the year, but especially during Vascular Nurses Week. This week celebrates the commitment and dedication that vascular nurses display every day on behalf of their patients! We invite you to join the global celebration and share your photos during Vascular Nurses Week on social media.

    For more information, contact: Joanna Bronson | Society for Vascular Nursing | jbronson@vascularsociety.org | 312.334.2321 | https://svnnet.org/" | Twitter: @for_svn, Instagram: @societyforvascularnursing, Facebook: @SocietyforVascularNursing | #IAMSVN, #SVN, #vascularnursing, #nursing

  • National Association of Neonatal Nurses

    Established in 2000 by the National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN), members of the neonatal community use this time to honor nurse colleagues and show pride in being a neonatal nurse. Neonatal Nurses Week provides an opportunity to celebrate the hard work and dedication of neonatal nurses and APRNs as well as the NANN community. The contributions of neonatal nurses to the most fragile patients make a difference that lasts a lifetime for neonates and their families.

    For more information, contact: nann.org | @neonatalnurses | #NeonatalNursesWeek

  • Association of Surgical Technologist

    The Association of Surgical Technologists (AST) offers national recognition through National Surgical Technologist Week, a week that has been designated to celebrate and honor the profession. It began by a resolution adopted by the AST Board of Directors in 1984.

    For more information, contact: Membership Services | memserv@ast.org | 800.637.7433 | www.ast.org

  • Council of Residency Directors in Emergency Medicine (CORD)

    Physician suicide is a tremendous issue in health care today. While estimates of the actual number of physician suicides vary, literature has shown that the relative risk for suicide being 2.27 times greater among women and 1.41 times higher among men versus the general population. Each physician suicide is a devastating loss affecting everyone - family, friends, colleagues, and up to 1 million patients per year.

    For more information, contact: cordem.org/npsa | @cord_em Twitter, @cordmeded Instagram | #NPSADay

  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    Child Passenger Safety Week is observed the third week of September as part of Baby Safety Month in the United States. The goal of Child Passenger Safety Week is to make sure every child is in the correct child safety seat, that the seats are properly installed and used, and that seats are registered with their manufacturers to ensure parents and caregivers receive important safety updates.

    For more information, contact: Elizabeth Nilsson | NHTSA | elizabeth.nilsson@dot.gov | 202.366.3587 | www.trafficsafetymarketing.gov | #therightseat

  • National Education Center for Agricultural Safety

    Each year since 1944, the third week of September has been recognized as National Farm Safety and Health Week. Over the years, the development and dissemination of educational materials has shifted to the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS), which has been serving the agricultural family and business community since 1997.

    For more information, contact: Dan Neenan | NECAS | neenand@nicc.edu | 888.844.6322 | www.necasag.org | #NFSHW2023 #necasag

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October 2023

  • American Pharmacists Association

    American Pharmacists Month (APhM) is a time to recognize pharmacists' contributions to health care and all they can do for their communities.

    For more information, contact: https://www.pharmacist.com/About/Leadership/American-Pharmacists-Month

  • American Liver Foundation

    Liver Awareness Month focuses attention on the need to maintain a healthy liver through a healthy lifestyle; the types and seriousness of liver disease; and the importance of being tested for liver disease for those with risk factors.

    For more information, contact: Communications Department | info@liverfoundation.org | 212.668.1000 | https://liverfoundation.org/liver-awareness-month-cirrhosis/

  • Medical Librarians Association (MLA)

    The Medical Library Association (MLA) created National Medical Librarians Month to bring awareness to the vital role of the health sciences information professional. With the massive amount of health information available online, patients, clinical staff and medical students need the specialized services of medical librarians now more than ever.

    For more information, contact: Tomi Gunn | Medical Librarians Association (MLA) | gunn@mail.mlahq.org | 312.419.9094 Ext. 11 | https://www.mlanet.org/page/national-medical-librarians-month

  • Planetree International

    Patient-Centered Care Awareness Month is an awareness-building campaign commemorated globally every October to engage all health care stakeholders in adopting and advancing person-centered approaches to care. This year, campaign activities will equip patients, family members, health care professionals and communities with skills and tools that will deepen and strengthen their partnerships.

    For more information, contact: http://www.planetree.org/

  • Center for Disease Control and Prevention

    Each year, there are about 3,400 sudden unexpected infant deaths (SUID) in the United States. These deaths occur among infants less than 1 year old and have no immediately obvious cause. In 2020, there were about 1,389 deaths due to SIDS, about 1,062 deaths due to unknown causes, and about 905 deaths due to accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed.

    For more information, contact: https://www.cdc.gov/sids/data.htm

  • National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.

    During October, it is important to take action, whether that’s for ourselves, for a loved one facing the disease, or to honor a loved one who has passed. We can make a positive impact and take action by simply educating ourselves, and then others, about breast cancer and how to be proactive with our breast health.

    For more information, contact: nationalbreastcancer.org/ | @NBCF, @nationalbreastcancer

  • National Resource Center on Domestic Violence

    October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic violence affects millions, both women and men, of every race, religion, culture and status. We can all do #1Thing to prevent domestic violence.

    For more information, contact: nrcdv@nrcdv.org | dvawareness.org | @NRCDV | #DVAM2023, #DVAM, #1Thing

  • Institute for Healthcare Advancement

    Health Literacy Month is a time for organizations and individuals to promote the importance of understandable health information.

    For more information, contact: info@iha4health.org | 562.690.4001 | healthliteracysolutions.org; iha4health.org | #healthliteracymonth, #iha

  • American Physical Therapy Association

    October is National Physical Therapy Month — a time to celebrate the profession and all the ways physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and PT and PTA students help improve lives across the country and an opportunity to raise awareness about the benefits of physical therapy.

    For more information, contact: American Physical Therapy Association | public-relations@apta.org | 800.999.2782 | apta.org | @Choose_PT | #NPTM, #ChoosePT

  • Association for Healthcare Foodservice

    In 1985, the U.S. Congress declared the first week in October to be a time to recognize the role of foodservice staff in helping patients and health care employees stay well-nourished and healthy. The importance of excellent nutrition has been established and well-documented, but it is even more critical to individuals in health care facilities. This week is an excellent opportunity to recognize and thank the dedicated individuals who provide food and nutrition services in the health care and senior living industries.

    For more information, contact: Leah Reily | Association for Healthcare Foodservice |

    info@healthcarefoodservice.org

    | 800.899.1109 | info@healthcarefoodservice.org | @AHFnetwork | #HCFSWW2023

     

  • Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography

    Medical Ultrasound Awareness Month (MUAM) is held annually in October to create awareness of the role diagnostic medical sonographers play in the medical community and to educate the public about medical ultrasound and its many uses in health care. The month-long celebration is a joint effort of American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM), American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS), American Society of Echocardiography (ASE), Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI), Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS), and Society for Vascular Ultrasound (SVU).

    For more information, contact: The Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography | sdms.org | @TheSDMS | #MUAM23

  • American Chiropractic Association

    National Chiropractic Health Month is a nationwide observance held annually in October. The event raises public awareness of the importance of musculoskeletal health as well as overall health and wellness, and promotes the benefits of chiropractic care and its natural, whole-person, patient-centered approach.

    For more information, contact: communications@acatoday.org | 703.276.8800 | www.HandsDownBetter.org | @ACAtoday | #NCHM2023

  • American Dental Hygienists' Association

    National Dental Hygiene Month is a time to increase public awareness about the importance of maintaining good oral hygiene practices and to celebrate dental hygienists as prevention specialists and oral heath educators for the public.

    For more information, contact: Communications Department | American Dental Hygienists Association | communications@adha.net | 312.440.8900 | www.adha.org | @youradha | #dhproud

  • USDOL: ODEP

    National Disability Employment Awareness Month is commemorated annually in October. Public Law 176, enacted by Congress in 1945, designated the first week in October each year as “National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week.” President Harry S. Truman designated the President’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities to carry out the Act. In 1962, the word “physically” was removed from the week’s name to acknowledge the employment needs of all Americans with disabilities. Congress expanded the week to a month in 1988 and changed its name to “National Disability Employment Awareness Month.” The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) assumed responsibility for NDEAM in 2001. October has evolved as the kick-off month for year-round programs nationwide that highlight the value that people with disabilities bring to the workplace.

    For more information, contact: Carol Dunlap | dunlap.carol@dol.gov | https://www.dol.gov/agencies/odep/initiatives/ndeam

  • AHRMM

    Each year, the first week of October is dedicated to celebrating health care supply chain professionals for their outstanding contributions to health care and the overall success of the supply chain. Sponsored by AHRMM, National Health Care Supply Chain Week (SC Week) provides an opportunity to recognize the integral role supply chain professionals play in delivering high-quality patient care throughout the health care field.

    For more information, contact: AHRMM | ahrmm@aha.org | 312.422.3840 | ahrmm.org/scweek | @AHRMMTweets | #SCWeek23

  • American College of Nurse-Midwives

    National Midwifery Week is a time for midwives and the women they serve to celebrate midwives’ contributions to women’s health care, including pregnancy, childbirth, and gynecologic and reproductive health.

    For more information, contact: membership@acnm.org | 240.485.1800 | http://www.midwife.org/National-Midwifery-Week | @ACNMMidwives | #MidwivesMakeADifference

  • American Academy of Physician Associates

    PA Week celebrates the physician assistant/physician associate profession and its contributions to the nation’s health. PAs are licensed clinicians who practice medicine in every specialty and setting. Trusted, rigorously educated and trained health care professionals, PAs are dedicated to expanding access to care and transforming health and wellness through patient-centered, team-based medical practice.

    For more information, contact: Jenni Roberson | AAPA | communications@aapa.org | 703.380.2764 | https://www.aapa.org/events/pa-week/

  • National Fire Protection Association

    NFPA has been the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week™ since 1922. According to the National Archives and Records Administration's Library Information Center, Fire Prevention Week is the longest running public health and safety observance on record. The President of the United States has signed a proclamation declaring a national observance during that week every year since 1925. Visit www.firepreventionweek.org for more safety information.

    For more information, contact: Public Affairs | National Fire Protection Association | publicaffairs@nfpa.org | 617.984.7275 | www.firepreventionweek.org | #firepreventionweek

  • International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS)

    During Healthcare Security and Safety Week and throughout the year, the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS) celebrates the role of security and safety professionals in providing health care facilities, personnel, patients and visitors a secure environment. This week is set aside to recognize the importance of security, and acknowledges the strong commitment, diligence, and care officers display in their practice and profession.

    For more information, contact: IAHSS | IAHSS | info@iahss.org | 630.529.3913 | www.iahss.org | #HSSW2023, #IAHSS, #HSSW, #healthcaresecurity

  • Health Care Sterile Processing Association (formerly International Association of Health Care Central Service Material Management)

    Each year, beginning the second Sunday of October and running through the following Saturday, HSPA celebrates the hardworking, critically important Sterile Processing professionals who clean, decontaminate, inspect, sterilize, and distribute reusable medical and surgical instruments/equipment for patient use. Without these instrumentation and sterilization experts, surgeries and other areas of direct patient care simply could not take place. Sterile Processing professionals truly are Instrumental to Patient Care.

    For more information, contact: Julie Williamson | HSPA | jwilliamson@myhspa.org | 8009628274 x403 | www.myhspa.org | @sterileprocessingweek2023, @sterileprocessingweek | #sterileprocessingweek

  • Emergency Nurses Association

    Each October, ENA celebrates emergency nurses for their incredible commitment to care. As an emergency nurse, you are willing to do what it takes to provide your patients the best care possible no matter the circumstances. When life knocks you down, you always get back up. No matter what comes through your emergency department's doors, you face it head-on. You're ready to get your hands, and scrubs, dirty to do what's right. You are the definition of grit.

    For more information, contact: ena.org/enweek | @enaorg | #ENWeek

  • National Association of Nephrology Technicians/Technologists

    National Dialysis Technician National Recognition Week is when we take time to recognize the Nephrology Clinical Technicians (NCTs) and Nephrology Biomedical technologists (NBTs) and express our appreciation for all they do to promote the highest quality of care for Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) patients.

    For more information, contact: NANT@meinet.com | DialysisTech.net | @NANTdialysis | #NDTRW23 #NANT

  • Case Management Week (National)

    National Case Management Week, held annually during the second full week of October, is an opportunity to recognize the contributions and value of case management within the health care delivery field. Each year, the American Case Management Association (ACMA) makes available for purchase special themed gifts and recognition items.

    For more information, contact: Marketing and Communications | American Case Management Association | info@acmaweb.org | 501.907.2262 | www.acmaweb.org | @ncmw2023

  • World Federation of Mental Health (WFMH)

    World Federation of Mental Health (WFMH) established World Mental Health Day in 1992 to expand education about mental health, and it continues this work as an annual project. Mental health and substance use disorders affect 13% of the world's population and are a leading cause of disability worldwide. Recent years have witnessed increased focus on reducing stigma due to psychiatric illnesses, improving access to mental health services, implementation of wider mental health policies and inclusion of mental health in the sustainable development goals in most developed countries. The WHO Special Initiative for Mental Health 2019-2023, aims at universal health coverage for mental health to ensure access to quality and affordable care for mental health conditions.

    For more information, contact: info@wfmh.global | mhanational.org | @mentalhealthamerica (Instagram); @MentalHealthAm (Twitter) | #MentalHealthMonth #MHM2022

  • International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS)

    The International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS) honors health care security and safety officers for their service in protecting health care facilities, personnel, patients and visitors. This appreciation day recognizes the important role of the health care security and safety officers and acknowledges the strong commitment, diligence and care they display in their practice and profession.

    For more information, contact: IAHSS | IAHSS | info@iahss.org | 630.529.3913 | https://www.iahss.org/page/HSSW | #HSSW2023, #IAHSS, #HSSW, #healthcaresecurity

  • AMA Alliance

    Initiated in 1995, the AMA Alliance has set aside the second Wednesday in October as National S.A.V.E. Day. During the month of October Alliance state and county groups present programs to school age children on bullying and anti-violence. The Alliance has developed a number of booklets that are available for purchase and use in schools and in the home for family discussions.

    For more information, contact: AMA Alliance, Inc | AMA Alliance | admin@amaalliance.org | 800.549.4619 | https://amaalliance.org/" | @AMAAlliance | #stopamerica’sviolenceeverywhere

  • National Association for Healthcare Quality® (NAHQ)

    Healthcare Quality Week is a dedicated time to acknowledge the progress made by health care and quality professionals toward improving patient outcomes and to prepare ourselves for the many challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

    For more information, contact: Maureen Daugherty | NAHQ | mdaugherty@nahq.org | 847.375.4720 | https://NAHQ.org | @mynahq | #mynahq, #HQW2023

  • APIC

    International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW), established in 1986, aims to shine a light on infection prevention each and every year. Every year APIC's Communications Committee selects a new theme for IIPW.

    For more information, contact: Kelly-Lynne Russell | APIC | krussell@apic.org | https://infectionpreventionandyou.org/ | @APIC (Twitter), @apic_infection_prevention (Instagram), @APIC Infection Prevention and You (Facebook) @APIC | #IIPW #IIPW2023

  • American Medical Technologists

    Registered medical assistants and the American Medical Technologists (AMT) will be celebrating Medical Assistants Recognition Week in October. Please join AMT in promoting this important event that recognizes medical assisting’s vital role, contributions and efforts in health care, and help us begin raising awareness of the profession today.

    For more information, contact: Cathie Casey | American Medical Technologists | recognitionweeks@americanmedtech.org | 847.939.3376 | www.americanmedtech.org | @americanmedtech | #AMTMarWeek

  • American Medical Technologists (AMT)

    Registered medical assistants and the American Medical Technologists (AMT) will be celebrating Medical Assistants Recognition Week in October. Please join AMT in promoting this important event that recognizes medical assisting’s vital role, contributions and efforts in healthcare, and help us begin raising awareness of the profession today.

    For more information, contact: recognitionweeks@americanmedtech.org | americanmedtech.org | @americanmedtech | #AMTMarWeek, #representAMT

  • COMISS Network: The Network on Ministry in Specialized Settings

    Pastoral Care Week/Spiritual Care Week gives opportunities for organizations and institutions to recognize the spiritual caregivers in their midst and the ministry which the caregivers provide.

    For more information, contact: https://www.spiritualcareweek.org/

  • The Stuttering Foundation

    International Stuttering Awareness Day is a special day to educate both the public and professionals about stuttering and the many effective options available for those who stutter.

    For more information, contact: Jane Fraser | The Stuttering Foundation | info@stutteringhelp.org | 912.268.2387 | www.StutteringHelp.org | @stutteringfdn

  • COMISS (Commission on Ministries in Specialized Setting

    Since 1985 Spiritual Care Week/Pastoral Care Week is hosted by The COMISS Network: The Network on Ministry in Specialized Settings. The first Pastoral Care Week was held in October 1985. Since then it has grown beyond national to international proportions. The celebration of Spiritual Care Week provides an opportunity for chaplains and pastoral care counselors, educators and providers to share their story and to celebrate various ministries. The theme for 2023 - Spiritual Care: Chaplaincy and Mental Health “It’s Healthy to Get Help”.

    For more information, contact: Clyde Angel | Commission on Ministries in Specialized Setting (COMISS) | clyde.angel@gmail.com | 812.70 1167 | https://www.spiritualcareweek.org/"

  • American Society for Health Care Engineering (ASHE)

    Every year, in the full last week of October, we celebrate the important role that facility team members have in ensuring a safe and efficient environment for all patients, residents, visitors and staff within hospitals.

    For more information, contact: Tracy Dagnon | tdagnon@aha.org | 312.422.3816 | ashe.org/engineeringweek | @ASHEAHA | #HealthEngWeek

  • National Family Partnership

    National Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation. Sponsored by the National Family Partnership (NFP), Red Ribbon Week began in 1985 when people began wearing red ribbons symbolizing a drug-free lifestyle after the brutal death of Kiki Camarena, an agent with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency. Red Ribbon Week is celebrated every year in communities across the country.

    For more information, contact: www.redribbon.org | @redribbonweek | #yourfutureiskeysostaydrugfree #redribbonweek

  • Mature Market Resource Center

    National Senior Health & Fitness Day, the nation's largest older adult health and wellness event, celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2023. There are now two one-day events, Spring and Fall. The 2023 Fall event is set for October 25th. More than 100,000 seniors will participate in local Spring and Fall events at 1,000+ locations across the country. Organizations must register in order to legally use the event name and logo, which are federal trademarks.

    For more information, contact: Pat Henze | Mature Market Resource Center | info@fitnessday.com | 800.828.8225 | https://fitnessday.com | @fitnessday | #NSHFD

  • American College of Physicians (ACP)

    Help American College of Physicians (ACP) celebrate National Internal Medicine Day! Oct. 28 is National Internal Medicine Day. This special day recognizes and celebrates internists and the essential work they do every day.

    For more information, contact: help@acponline.org | acponline.org | @ACPinternists | #NationalInternalMedicineDay, #NIMday, #IMProud, #IMEssential

  • National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses

    Each year on October 30, orthopaedic nurses around the world celebrate International Orthopaedic Nurses Day. This special day recognizes the hard work and commitment that orthopaedic nurses dedicate to their specialty.

    For more information, contact: http://www.orthonurse.org/page/events | @NAONurses | #NAONurses

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November 2023

  • Urology Care Foundation

    The Urology Care Foundation (UCF) supports National Bladder Health Awareness Month to increase public awareness of the importance of bladder health, educate the public about common bladder conditions and diseases, and advocate for further research on bladder diseases.

    For more information, contact: www.urologyhealth.org

  • Alzheimer’s Association

    In 1983, nearly 20 years before he died of Alzheimer’s disease, President Ronald Reagan helped to create greater awareness of the disease, declaring November as National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research.

    For more information, contact: https://www.alz.org/abam/overview.asp#goPurple

  • Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

    The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network urges the public to join its efforts to wage hope in the fight against pancreatic cancer. November is National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, and with the help of a growing base of supporters, greater awareness, and rapid deployment of its comprehensive approach to fighting pancreatic cancer, the organization is focused on its goal to double pancreatic cancer survival.

    For more information, contact: events@pancan.org | https://pancreatic.org/november/

  • Urology Care Foundation

    National Sexual Health Month aims to raise awareness of sexual dysfunction among both men and women, increase public knowledge of diseases that affect sexual health, and encourage those experiencing such problems to seek treatment.

    For more information, contact: www.urologyhealth.org

  • National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO)

    November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, a time of building awareness and helping people understand the importance of palliative care and hospice for those facing serious illness.

    For more information, contact: communications@nhpco.org | 703.837.1500 | nhpco.org/" | @NHPCO_news | #HospiceMonth

  • No Stomach For Cancer

    November is a month known for the pleasure of eating and is the ideal month to raise awareness about gastric cancer. There is a great deal of focus on food, nourishment, and family during the holidays. It can be challenging for people dealing with stomach cancer, especially for those living without a stomach.

    For more information, contact: Jon Florin | No Stomach For Cancer | support@nostomachforcancer.org | 608.692.5141 | https://www.nostomachforcancer.org | @stomachcancerawarenessmonth | #stomachcancerawarenessmonth

  • American Diabetes Association

    November is American Diabetes Month — a time to take action together, as a community. More than 37 million Americans are living with diabetes. Together, we can conquer this disease.

    For more information, contact: Press Team | American Diabetes Association | press@diabetes.org | 703.253.4807 | diabetes.org/adm | @AmDiabetesAssn | #ADM2023

  • American Academy of Dermatology

    Your skin is your body's largest organ, so it's important to take good care of it. November is National Healthy Skin Month and this year we are helping you achieve #YourHealthiestSkin from head to toe.

    For more information, contact: American Academy of Dermatology | American Academy of Dermatology | mrc@aad.org | 888.462.3376 | https://www.aad.org/contact | @AADSkin | #YourHealthiestSkin

  • American Lung Association

    More than 11 million Americans live with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a lung disease that makes it difficult to breathe. From chronic cough and shortness of breath to fatigue and wheezing, life is difficult with COPD. But with a good treatment plan and support network, COPD can be managed so that individuals affected can live full and active lives.

    For more information, contact: Raven Wells | raven.wells@lung.org | 773.596.3857 | lung.org/copd | @LungAssociation | #COPDAwarenessMonth #COPD

  • American Lung Association

    Lung cancer causes the most cancer deaths worldwide, accounting for 1.8 million new cases and 1.6 million deaths annually. In 1987, it surpassed breast cancer to become the leading cause of cancer deaths in women. Early detection and awareness can help save lives. During Lung Cancer Awareness Month, learn more about this deadly disease.

    For more information, contact: Raven Wells | raven.wells@lung.org | 800.586.4872 | lung.org/lung-cancer | @LungAssociation | #LungCancer

  • American Lung Association

    Strong support teams come in all shapes and sizes. National Family Caregivers Month spotlights the millions of Americans directly and indirectly affected by chronic disease.

    For more information, contact: Raven Wells | raven.wells@lung.org | 800.586.4872 | lung.org | @LungAssociation | #NFCMonth

  • March of Dimes

    March of Dimes leads the fight for the health of all moms and babies. Prematurity Awareness Month (PAM) raises public awareness of this very serious and costly problem, the greatest contributor to infant death in the United States. PAM provides opportunities for people who care about moms and babies to tell their stories, volunteer, advocate, donate and build communities for healthy moms and strong babies.

    For more information, contact: Sarah Smith | ssmith@marchofdimes.org | 202.774.0554 | www.marchforbabies.org www.nacersano.org | @marchofdimes @modhealthtalk @nacersano | #prematurityawarenessmonth

  • Society for Health Care Strategy & Market Development

    Health Care Strategy & Market Development Week recognizes the roles in which health care marketing, digital engagement, communications, strategic planning, and business development professionals contribute to their organization’s impact in their communities.

    For more information, contact: Danielle Coglianese | SHSMD | shsmd@aha.org | 312.422.3888 | www.shsmd.org

  • Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists

    Each November we shine a spotlight on diabetes and prediabetes, to raise awareness and illustrate the impact of these conditions on more than 1 in 3 Americans. As part of this focus, ADCES celebrates the first full week of November as National Diabetes Education Week, recognizing the work and contributions of diabetes care and education specialists.

    For more information, contact: Communications | Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists | aluna@adces.org | diabeteseducator.org/NDEW | @ADCESdiabetes | #NDEW, #NDEW2023

  • National Association of health care Transport Management

    Celebrate the dedication and performance of the hospital based patient transport staff across the country.

    For more information, contact: Michele Jackson | NAHTM | nahtmconference@gmail.com | 585.34 8463 | https://nahtm.org/ | @NAHTM | #NAHTM

  • American Society of Radiologic Technologists

    National Radiologic Technology Week® (NRTW®) is celebrated annually to recognize the vital work of R.T.s across the nation. The celebration takes place during the week of Nov. 5 to commemorate the discovery of the x-ray by Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen on Nov. 8, 1895. The week-long celebration calls attention to the important role medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals play in patient care and health care safety. NRTW® 2023 will be celebrated Nov. 5-11.

    For more information, contact: ASRT | marketing@asrt.org | 800.444.2778 | asrt.org/nrtw | @Myasrt | #nrtw23

  • The Society for the Advancement of Patient Blood Management

    The Society for the Advancement of Blood Management (SABM) invites health care organizations to participate in this week dedicated to educating patients and health care professionals about patient blood management. SABM provides public education and advances best practices to thousands of health care providers through continuing medical education programs and the development of learning tools and evidence-based clinical pathways.

    For more information, contact: The Society for the Advancement for Patient Blood Management | info@sabm.org | 928.55 6400 | https://sabm.org/pbm-awareness-week/" | @bloodmgmt | #PBMAW2023, #SABMPBMAWARENESSWEEK

  • Donate Life America

    National Donor Sabbath is a three-day observance (Friday through Sunday) that seeks to engage all major religions in the United States. It is a time for congregations to learn more about the critical shortage, celebrate life and pray for those affected by donation and transplantation.

    For more information, contact: Hilary Kleine Czarda | Donate Life America | https://www.donatelife.net/help-center/ | 804.377.3580 | DonateLife.net

  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners®

    To bring visibility to the role of the nurse practitioner (NP) as a primary, acute and specialty health care provider. Initiatives and activities are planned in each community to spotlight the NP and to build awareness that people have choices when selecting their health care provider. Most states receive a proclamation from their governor recognizing NPs and the many services they provide.

    For more information, contact: AANP.org | @AANP_News | #NPWeek

  • American Lung Association

    World Pneumonia Day serves as a reminder that pneumonia can strike at any age, anywhere, and anytime. It’s commonly a complication of a respiratory infection — especially the flu — but there are more than 30 different causes of the illness. Older adults, children, and people with chronic disease, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma, are at high risk for pneumonia.

    For more information, contact: Raven Wells | raven.wells@lung.org | 800.586.4872 | lung.org/pneumonia | @LungAssociation | #WorldPneumoniaDay

  • National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners

    National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners recognizes the importance of continued staff training. In honor of this week Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Staff Education Week the NCCDP makes available complimentary staff in-services that can be downloaded on a variety of Dementia topics and include the power point presentation, student handouts, pre-test and post-test. This services is available from November 1st to March 15th each year. Additionally, at this time you may nominate staff educator of the year by March 15th each year, CNA of the Year and CDP of he Year. The nomination forms are available on the NCCDP web site.

    For more information, contact: Sandra Stimson CEO | National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners | nccdpcorporate@nccdp.org | 973.729.6601 | www.nccdp.org

  • National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH)

    The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health sets aside the third Thursday of every November to celebrate National Rural Health Day. National Rural Health Day (NRHD) is an opportunity to “Celebrate the Power of Rural” by honoring the selfless, community-minded spirit that prevails in rural America. NRHD showcases the efforts of rural health care providers, State Offices of Rural Health and other rural stakeholders to address the unique health care challenges that rural citizens face today and into the future.

    For more information, contact: Ashley Muninger | NOSORH | ashleym@nosorh.org | www.powerofrural.org | @NOSORH | #PowerOfRural

  • American Lung Association

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a serious lung disease that makes breathing difficult. World COPD Day is a yearly reminder that when you can’t breathe, nothing else matters. For those diagnosed with COPD, talk to your health care provider to see how you can better manage your condition, and live a full and active life.

    For more information, contact: Raven Wells | raven.wells@lung.org | 312.273.5478 | lung.org/copd | @LungAssociation | #WorldCOPDDay

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December 2023

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology

    Roughly one in 10 children's eye injuries that result in a trip to the ER are caused by toys. In support of Safe Toys and Celebrations Month, the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) advises parents to be cautious when choosing gifts for children and recommends avoiding those that launch projectiles, such as crossbows and BB guns. The AAO also offers tips on how to safely open champagne to keep New Year’s celebrations from turning tragic.

    For more information, contact: https://www.aao.org/

  • Prevent Blindness

    What are the most dangerous toys to children’s eyesight? Tips on how to choose age-appropriate and safe toys are available.

    For more information, contact: https://www.preventblindness.org/safe-toy-checklist

  • Prevent Blindness

    The Holiday season brings together families, friends and festivities. During the month of December, Prevent Blindness encourages everyone to reflect on the joys of healthy vision and support sight-saving services.

    For more information, contact: info@preventblindness.org | 800.331.2020 | PreventBlindness.org | @PBA_SavingSight

  • US Department of Health and Human Services

    In 1988, the World Health Organization established World AIDS Day. This observances focuses global attention on the continuing impact of HIV and encourages each of us to take action to expand our collective response to HIV.

    For more information, contact: hiv.gov | @HIVGov | #WAD2023

  • Henry the Hand Foundation

    A harm reduction infection prevention behavior strategy to teach The Four Principles of Hand Awareness: 1. WASH your hands when they are dirty and BEFORE eating. 2. DO NOT cough into your hands. 3. DO NOT sneeze into your hands. 4. Above all, DO NOT put your fingers into your eyes, nose, or mouth. The Four Principles of Hand Awareness have been endorsed by the AMA and AAFP. Practicing these four Principles teach adults and children the role hands play in respiratory and gastro-intestinal infectious diseases to effectively prevent contracting these diseases. And help to reduce HAIs (healthcare associated infections).

    For more information, contact: William P Sawyer, MD | Henry the Hand Foundation | dr.will@henrythehand.org | 513.769.4951 | www.henrythehand.org

  • American Lung Association

    As we head into flu season, remember to keep preventive health care at the top of your to-do list. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends the annual influenza vaccine for everyone six months of age and older. During National Influenza Vaccination Week, get your annual flu vaccine at a local pharmacy or through your health care provider.

    For more information, contact: Raven Wells | raven.wells@lung.org | 773.596.3857 | lung.org/flu | @LungAssociation @CDCgov

  • Team Fox “Shake and Freeze™”

    Shake and Freeze™ Day (Shorts Day) is a Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Day held annually on the Winter Solstice. Brrr! This PD awareness day consists of wearing eye catching festive shorts and other holiday attire on the first day of winter, the “short”est day of the year. We are going to Shake and Freeze™ (symptoms of PD) so that someday people with PD won’t have to! Dec. 21 is also Dr. James Parkinson’s death anniversary.

    For more information, contact: Jeanne Quinn | Team Fox “Shake and Freeze™” | PDShakeandFreeze@gmail.com | 215.343.9008 | www.ShakeandFreeze.com | Facebook: “Shake Freeze” | Instagram: #ShakeandFreeze

  • American Lung Association

    This year, make a New Year’s Resolution to quit smoking! Quitting isn’t easy, but 50 million ex-smokers in the United States are proof that it’s possible. Quitting smoking is the best thing you can do to dramatically improve your health. Get support from the American Lung Association’s proven quit smoking program, Freedom From Smoking, at www.lung.org/stop-smoking.

    For more information, contact: Raven Wells | raven.wells@lung.org | 800.586.4872 | lung.org/quit-smoking | @LungAssociation | #NYE #quitsmoking

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