National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
For more than two decades, the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month has educated women about breast cancer, especially the importance of detecting the disease in its earliest stages through screening mammography, clinical breast examination, and for women 20 years of age and older, breast self-examination.
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National Down Syndrome Awareness Month
The National Down Syndrome Society envisions a world in which all people with Down syndrome have the opportunity to realize their life aspirations. NDSS is committed to being the national leader in enhancing the quality of life, and realizing the potential of all people with Down syndrome. The mission of the National Down Syndrome Society is to benefit people with Down syndrome and their families through national leadership in education, research and advocacy.
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National Child Health Day
A future America in which the right to grow to one's full potential is universally assured through attention to the comprehensive physical, psychological and social needs of the maternal and child health population. We strive for a society where children are wanted and born with optimal health, receive quality care and are nurtured lovingly and sensitively as they mature into healthy, productive adults. The Maternal and Child Health Bureau seeks a nation where there is equal access for all to quality health care in a supportive, culturally competent, family and community setting.
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National School Lunch Week
“School Lunch – What’s Cooking?” is about celebrating the positive changes that have been made in school lunch programs across the country. Schools nationwide have been cooking up all sorts of exciting programs and plans, and by participating in NSLW, you can showcase your accomplishments and educate your community about the importance of healthy school lunches.
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The SAVE (Stop America's Violence Everywhere) program was launched by the AMA Alliance in 1995 to Stop America's Violence Everywhere. As part of SAVE, state and county Alliances provide schoolchildren, battered women and their families, and homeless families with financial and emotional support and simple, effective lessons in conflict resolution. Included under the SAVE umbrella are two paths of action: SAVE-A-Shelter and SAVE Schools from Violence.
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World Food Day
World Food Day (WFD) is a worldwide event designed to increase awareness, understanding and informed, year-around action to alleviate hunger. It is observed each October 16th in recognition of the founding of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in 1945. The first World Food Day was in 1981. In the United States the endeavor is sponsored by 450 national, private voluntary organizations.
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National Red Ribbon Campaign
The Red Ribbon Campaign was started when drug traffickers in Mexico City murdered Kiki Camarena, a DEA agent, in 1985. This began the continuing tradition of wearing and displaying red ribbons as a symbol of intolerance towards the use of drugs. The purpose of the Red Ribbon Campaign is to present a unified and visible commitment toward the creation of a DRUG-FREE AMERICA.
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Healthy Lung Month & Clean Air Month
The American Lung Association is the oldest voluntary health organization in the United States, with a National Office and constituent and affiliate associations around the country. Founded in 1904 to fight tuberculosis, the American Lung Association¨ today fights lung disease in all its forms, with special emphasis on asthma, tobacco control and environmental health. The American Lung Association¨ is funded by contributions from the public, along with gifts and grants from corporations, foundations and government agencies. They Lung achieve their many successes through the work of thousands of committed volunteers and staff.
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National Family Sexuality Education Month
Each year, Planned Parenthood affiliated health centers nationwide provide high quality, affordable reproductive health care and sexual health information to nearly five million women, men and teens. Planned Parenthood welcomes everyone- regardless of race, age, sexuality, disability, or income. In fact, one in four women have visited Planned Parenthood at least once. When clients walk through their doors, they find a dynamic community resource that offers a wide range of medical and counseling services and health care education, as well as advocacy programs.
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Let's Talk Month
Established in 1980 as the Center for Population Options, Advocates for Youth champions efforts to help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. Advocates believes it can best serve the field by boldly advocating for a more positive and realistic approach to adolescent sexual health.
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National Dental Hygiene Month
National Dental Hygiene Month (NDHM) is a month-long observance of the importance of proper oral hygiene. The American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA), the largest professional organization representing the interests of dental hygienists, sponsors the month annually.
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