American Diabetes Alert Day
The American Diabetes Association is the nation's leading nonprofit health organization providing diabetes research, information and advocacy. Founded in 1940, the American Diabetes Association conducts programs in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, reaching hundreds of communities.
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National Kidney Month
The National Kidney Foundation, Inc., a major voluntary health organization, seeks to prevent kidney and urinary tract diseases, improve the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by these diseases, and increase the availability of all organs for transplantation. One in nine Americans has chronic kidney disease.
Comedian George Lopez is getting serious about a mission that's close to his heart, or rather, his kidney. The co-creator and star of the hit ABC sitcom "George Lopez" and his wife, Ann, have been named national spokespeople for the National Kidney Foundation (NKF).
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National MS Education and Awareness Month
National MS Education and Awareness Month is an effort by the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation (MSF) and affiliated groups to raise the public's awareness of multiple sclerosis. The vital goals of this campaign are to promote an understanding of the scope of this disease, and to assist those with MS in making educated decisions about their healthcare.
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National Nutrition Month
With nearly 65,000 members, the American Dietetic Association is the nation's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. ADA serves the public by promoting optimal nutrition, health and well-being. ADA members are the nation's food and nutrition experts, translating the science of nutrition into practical solutions for healthy living.
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American Red Cross Month
Since its founding in 1881 by visionary leader Clara Barton, the American Red Cross has been the nation's premier emergency response organization.
Today, in addition to domestic disaster relief, the American Red Cross offers compassionate services in five other areas: community services that help the needy; support and comfort for military members and their families; the collection, processing and distribution of lifesaving blood and blood products; educational programs that promote health and safety; and international relief and development programs.
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National Patient Safety Awareness Week
The National Patient Safety Foundation mission: To Improve the Safety of Patients through their efforts to: Identify and create a core body of knowledge; Identify pathways to apply the knowledge; Develop and enhance the culture of receptivity to patient safety; Raise public awareness and foster communications about patient safety; and Improve the status of the Foundation and its ability to meet its goals.
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National Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Awareness Month
Chronic fatigue syndrome, or CFS, is a debilitating and complex disorder characterized by profound fatigue that is not improved by bed rest and that may be worsened by physical or mental activity. Persons with CFS most often function at a substantially lower level of activity than they were capable of before the onset of illness.
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National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
The Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation (CRPF) and its 57 collaborating partners kick-off the annual National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month (NCRCAM) campaign this month. The campaign educates Americans about colorectal cancer (CRC), one of the most preventable cancers. Regular screenings can actually prevent the disease and diagnose it in its early, more easily treated stages.
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National Eye Donor Month
The Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA) is a not-for-profit organization of eye banks dedicated to the restoration of sight through the promotion and advancement of eye banking. The oldest transplant association in the United States, the EBAA is a nationally recognized accrediting body for eye banks. Since 1961, EBAA member banks have restored sight to nearly 1,000,000 individuals.
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Workplace Eye Health and Safety Month
February 12th - 18th
Since 1908, Prevent Blindness America has been the nation's leading volunteer eye health and safety organization with the sole mission of preventing blindness and preserving sight.
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Save Your Vision Week
As the premier authority in the optometric profession, the American Optometric Association leads the way in its mission of improving the quality and availability of eye and vision care everywhere. With more than 34,000 members serving nearly 6,500 American communities, AOA helps optometrists provide over two thirds of all primary eye care in the United States.
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Mental Retardation Awareness Month
The Arc is the national organization of and for people with mental retardation and related developmental disabilities and their families. It is devoted to promoting and improving support. The association also fosters research and education regarding the prevention of mental retardation in infants and young children. The Arc is a grassroots organization with 140,000 members who are affiliated through approximately 1,000 state and local chapters across the nation.
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Brain Awareness Week is an international effort organized by the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives to advance public awareness about the progress and benefits of brain research. The Dana Alliance is joined in the campaign by partners in the United States and around the world, including medical and research organizations; patient advocacy groups; the National Institutes of Health, and other government agencies; service groups; hospitals and universities; K-12 schools; and professional organizations.
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Problem Gambling Awareness Week
The Mission of the National Council on Problem Gambling is to increase public awareness of pathological gambling, ensure the widespread availability of treatment for problem gamblers and their families, and to encourage research and programs for prevention and education.
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National Poison Prevention Week
Some 30 children die every year due to accidental poisonings, and approximately 1 million phone calls are placed to Poison Control Centers annually by adults seeking help when children have swallowed something harmful. In an effort to prevent such tragic events, the U.S. Congress established National Poison Prevention Week on September 16, 1961 (P.L. 87-319). Shortly thereafter, the Poison Prevention Week Council was organized to coordinate this annual event.
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National School Breakfast Week
The School Nutrition Association (formerly American School Food Service Association) is a national, nonprofit professional organization representing more than 55,000 members who provide high-quality, low-cost meals to students across the country. Recognized as the authority on school nutrition, the School Nutrition Association (SNA) has been advancing the availability, quality and acceptance of school nutrition programs as an integral part of education since 1946.
The Association works to ensure all children have access to healthful school meals and nutrition education by:
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National Inhalants and Poisons Awareness Week
Synergies, a non-profit corporation based in Austin, Texas, founded the National Inhalant Prevention Coalition (NIPC) in 1992. The NIPC grew from a statewide prevention project in Texas called the Texas Prevention Partnership, which began in 1990. NIPC is a public-private effort to promote awareness and recognition of the under publicized problem of inhalant use. The NIPC is led by Synergies, a non-profit corporation, located in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
The NIPC serves as an inhalant referral and information clearinghouse, stimulates media coverage about inhalant issues, develops informational materials, produces ViewPoint (a quarterly newsletter), provides training and technical assistance and leads a week-long national grassroots inhalant education and awareness campaign.
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Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week
The mission statement of the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation is: To reduce morbidity, mortality, and disability from cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases through education, prevention, rehabilitation, research, and aggressive disease management.
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World TB (Tuberculosis) Day
The Stop TB Partnership was established in 2000 to realize the goal of eliminating TB as a public health problem and, ultimately, to obtain a world free of TB. It comprises a network of international organizations, countries, donors from the public and private sectors, governmental and nongovernmental organizations and individuals that have expressed an interest in working together to achieve this goal.
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National Doctors' Day provides a time for people to show appreciation to the doctors who care for them or their loved ones. Both patients and those who work for or with physicians may recognize, thank or show appreciation by giving cards, notes, commemorative tokens of remembrance, etc.
Patients who have long-term relationships with their doctors Ð for example a woman during pregnancy, someone with a long-term or terminal illness, families who rely on their family doctor, or anyone who wants to thank a physician for the care he or she has provided- take the opportunity to single out a special doctor, psychologist, dentist, chiropractor, nurse practitioner, or other health-care professional.
Let your Doctors know that you appreciate them. Send them a card.
Kick Butts Day
The Kick Butts Day Campaign provides in-kind assistance to state coalitions working on tobacco control and prevention issues through technical assistance and strategic advice. This includes background data and research to underpin the case for tobacco prevention and communication strategy assistance.
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National Sleep Awareness Week
The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to improving public health and safety by achieving understanding of sleep and sleep disorders, and by supporting education, research, and advocacy. Established in 1990, NSF relies on voluntary contributions including grants from foundations, corporations, government agencies and other organizations to support our programs.
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International Children's Day of Broadcasting
The International Children's Day of Broadcasting Ð a joint initiative between UNICEF and the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Ð aims to make children part of the programming process. Every December, broadcasters in more than 100 countries celebrate the day in unique ways, as children go on the air as reporters, presenters and producers.
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