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Awareness Calendar
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December

World Aids Day

World Health Organization

UNAIDS

Elton John Aids Foundation

Ryan White Emergency Act

Elizabeth Glazer Pediatric AIDS Foundation

Safe Toys & Gifts Awareness Month

Bone Marrow Disease Awareness Week



January

Birth Defects Prevention

Cataract Awareness

Cervical Cancer Awareness

Glaucoma Awareness

Volunteer Blood Donors

Thyroid Awareness

Healthy Weight Awareness

Folic Acid Awareness



February

National Wear Red Day

Women's Heart Day

Organ Donor Day

Burn Awareness Week

Eating Disorders Awareness Week

American Heart Month

Wise Health Consumer Month

Children's Dental Health Month

National Child Passenger Safety Awareness Week

National Cardiac Rehabilitation Week



March

American Diabetes Alert Day

National Kidney Month

National MS Month

American Red Cross Month

YMCA Healthy Kids Day

Save Your Vision Week

Mental Retardation Month

National Patient Safety Awareness Week

National Poison Prevention Week

World Tuberculosis Day



April

National Volunteer Week

Earth Day

Cancer Control Month

National Autism Awareness Month

National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Sexually Transmitted Disease Month

Foot Health Month

World Health Day



May

MDA-ALS Awareness

Lupus Awareness

Food Allergy Awareness Week

Women's Health Week

Buckle Up America Week

World No Tobacco Day

National Arthritis Month

Stroke Awareness Month

High Blood Pressure Month

Hemochromatosis Screening Awareness Month

Sight Saving Month



June

Dystonia Awareness Week

National Headache Awareness Week

Career Nurse Assistants Day

National Men's Health Week

Helen Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness Week

HIV Testing Day

Vision Research Month

Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month

National Aphasia Awareness Month

National Scleroderma Awareness Month



July

National Therapeutic Recreation Week

International Massage Week

Eye Injury Prevention Month

Light the Night for Sight

International Group B Strep Awareness Month



August

National Minority Donor Awareness Day

America's Night Out Against Crime

Spinal Muscular Atrophy Month

Psoriasis Awareness Month

Amblyopia Awareness Month



September

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Suicide Awareness Week

STOP a Suicide Today

Alcohol Awareness Month

National Women's Health and Fitness Day

Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month

National Cholesterol Education Month

National Menopause Awareness Month



October

Breast Cancer Awareness

World Food Day

Domestic Violence Awareness

Down Syndrome Awareness



November

National Adoption Awareness Month

Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

National Alzheimers Awareness Month

American Diabetes Awareness Month

National Family Caregivers Month








This Month's Causes Continued...

Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Day

Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Day Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Day The Congenital Heart Information Network (C.H.I.N.) is an international organization that provides reliable information, support services and resources to families of children with congenital heart defects and acquired heart disease, adults with congenital heart defects, and the professionals who work with them.

Congenital Heart Disease is considered to be the most common birth defect, and is a leading cause of birth defect related deaths worldwide.

Read more at the... Congenital Heart Information Network

AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month

Low Vision Awareness MonthLow Vision Awareness Month Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of visual impairment in individuals age 50 and older. It is important to inform everyone about AMD and the low vision resources available that can help those affected by this disease maintain independence and preserve their quality of life.

Read more about the... American Academy of Ophthalmology

National Condom Day

National Condom DayNational Condom Day The American Social Health Association is recognized by the public, patients, providers and policy makers for developing and delivering accurate, medically reliable information about STDs. Public and college health clinics across the US order ASHA educational pamphlets and books to give to clients and students. Community-based organizations depend on ASHA, too, to help communicate about risk, transmission, prevention, testing and treatment.

ASHA is a trusted, non-governmental resource that has advocated on behalf of patients to help improve public health outcomes since 1914. You can be assured that the information you find on this Web site is based upon well-researched and documented medical facts and follows approved treatment guidelines as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Read more about the... American Social Health Association

National Organ Donor Day

Organ DonorOrgan Donor Over 90,000 people are waiting for the gift of life. Each day, about 74 people receive an organ transplant. However, 17 people die each day waiting for transplants that can't take place because of the shortage of donated organs. The official U.S. Government web site for organ and tissue donation and transplantation, www.organdonor.gov, is maintained by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Healthcare Systems Bureau (HSB), Division of Transplantation, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human. The Division also administers grant programs and conducts public and professional education initiatives to increase awareness of the critical need for organ and tissue donors.
Read about Chris Klug, U.S. Pro Snowboarder and Olympic Medalists, who knows about organ donation.

Read more about... Organ Donation

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

National Eating Disorders Awareness WeekNational Eating Disorders Awareness Week The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is dedicated to expanding public understanding of eating disorders and promoting access to quality treatment for those affected along with support for their families through education, advocacy and research.

NEDA presented Paula Abdul with its highest honor, the "Profiles in Living AwardÓ. Abdul stated, "I have received awards, but nothing like this. This is the true achievement in my life because I wouldn't have a life if I didn't get through this." Abdul, a celebrity judge on television's top-rated American Idol and an award-winning singer, dancer, choreographer and designer, is an Ambassador for NEDA and was an early outspoken celebrity to share her own battle with an eating disorder.

Read more about the... National Eating Disorders Association

Kids E.N.T. (Ears, Nose, Throat) Month

Kids ENT Kids ENT The number one reason that a child visits a physician is for an ear infection. One of the most common chronic illnesses affecting teenagers is tonsillitis. If one parent has allergies, the chance that the child will have allergic disease is 48 percent, 70 percent if both parents do.

Otolaryngologist- head and neck surgeons are specialists trained to provide your child the most effective treatment for disorders of the ear, nose, and throat. Kids E.N.T. Health provides parents, caregivers, and health providers the latest information on diagnosis and treatment of children's ear, nose, and throat problems.

Read more at the... Kids E.N.T. (Ears, Nose, Throat) Month

National Children's Dental Health Month

American Dental AssociationAmerican Dental Association



The American Dental Association (ADA) was established in 1859. Today, we have more than 152,000 members. As the world's largest and oldest national dental association, they are the oral health authority committed to both the public and the dental profession.

The American Dental Association held the first national observance of Children's Dental Health Day on February 8, 1949. This single day observance became a weeklong event in 1955. In 1981, the program was extended to a month-long celebration known today as National Children's Dental Health Month.

Read more about the... American Dental Association

Wise Health Consumer Month
Wise Health Consumer Month
Wise Health Consumer Month

10 TIPS TO BE A HEALTH WISE CONSUMER
A wise health consumer is a physically and emotionally healthy consumer, and February is Wise Health Consumer Month. The American Institute of Preventive Medicine, like the Center for Mental Health Services, develops and implements programs designed to prevent ill health and reduce health care costs. Programs that focus on self-care, smoking cessation, weight control, stress management, to name a few, are designed with the wise health consumer in mind. These show the consumer how to make healthy lifestyle choices and live a long, healthy and productive life.

Check out the... 10 Tips for being a Health Wise Consumer

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