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January Health Observances

Posted on 1st January, by James. Comments Off

Alzheimer’s Awareness Month (Canada)
Alzheimer Society Canada
http://www.alzheimer.ca/en

Cervical Health Awareness Month
National Cervical Cancer Coalition (NCCC)
http://www.nccc-online.org/index.php/january

Glaucoma Awareness Month
Glaucoma Research Foundation
http://www.glaucoma.org/news/glaucoma-awareness-month.php

National Birth Defects Prevention Month
National Birth Defects Prevention Network
http://www.nbdpn.org

National Blood Donor Month
AABB
http://www.aabb.org/Pages/Homepage.aspx

Thyroid Awareness Month
American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
http://www.aace.com
http://www.powerofprevention.com/

January weekly observances

National Folic Acid Awareness Week (January 8–14)
National Council on Folic Acid
http://www.folicacidinfo.org

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December Health Awareness

Posted on 1st December, by James. Comments Off

Safe Toys and Gifts Month
Prevent Blindness America
www.preventblindness.org/2013-prevent-bl
indness-america-eye-health-and-safety-ob
servance-calendar

Dec 1
World AIDS Day
http://www.worldaidscampaign.org/world-a
ids-day/

December 2 – 8
Aplastic Anemia amd MDS Week
http://aamds.org/

December 2 – 8
National Hand Washing
Awareness Week
Henry the Hand Foundation
www.henrythehand.com

December 4 – 10
National Influenza Vaccination Week
www.cdc.gov/flu/nivw/

December 5
International Volunteer Day
United Nations Volunteers
www.unv.org
www.worldvolunteerweb.org


November Health Awareness

Posted on 1st November, by James. Comments Off

Nov 1-30
American Diabetes Month
www.diabetes.org/in-my-community/programs/american-diabetes-month/

Diabetic Eye Disease Month
http://www.preventblindness.org/

National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month
www.alz.org/stl/in_my_community_20875.as

National Stomach Cancer Awareness Month
http://www.nostomachforcancer.org/november-is-stomach-cancer-awareness-month-in-the-us

COPD Awareness Month
http://www.lung.org/about-us/our-impact/top-stories/november-is-copd-awareness-1.html

Lung Cancer Awareness Month
http://www.lungcanceralliance.org/get-involved/help-raise-awareness/lung-cancer-awareness-month.html

National Family Caregivers Month
http://www.thefamilycaregiver.org/national_family_caregiver_month/

http://www.caregiving.org/

National Hospice Palliative Care Month
http://www.nhpco.org

Nov 12
World Pneumonia Day
http://www.who.int/mediacentre/events/annual/world_pneumonia_day/en/index.html

Nov 14
World Diabetes Day
http://www.who.int/mediacentre/events/annual/world_diabetes_day/en/index.html

World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Day

http://www.who.int/mediacentre/events/annual/world_copd_day/en/index.html

Nov 14-18
Get Smart About Antibiotics Week
http://www.cdc.gov/getsmart/campaign-materials/week/index.html/templates/1/homepage.cfm

Nov 15
Great American Smokeout
www.cancer.org

Nov 17
International Survivors of Suicide Day
http://www.afsp.org/index.cfm?page_id=FEE7D778-CF08-CB44-DA1285B6BBCF366E

Nov 18-24
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Awareness Week
http://www.aboutgerd.org/site/about-gerd/gerd-awareness-week


OCTOBER Health Awareness

Posted on 1st October, by James. Comments Off

Talk About Prescriptions Month
www.talkaboutrx.org

Health Literacy Month
www.healthliteracymonth.org

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
www.nbcam.org

National Physical Therapy Month
www.moveforwardpt.com

October 1st
Child Health Day
www.mchb.hrsa.gov

October 1st
International Day of Older Persons
http://www.un.org/en/events/olderpersonsday/

October 7th to 13th
Mental Illness Awareness Week
www.nami.org

October 10th
World Mental Health Day
http://www.wfmh.org/00WorldMentalHealthDay.htm

October 15th to 19th
National Health Education Week
http://www.sophe.org/nhew.cfm

October 15th
National Latino AIDS Awareness Day
www.nlaad.org/

October 21st to 27th
National Health Education Week
www.sophe.org

October 21st to 27th
National Consultant & Senior Care Pharmacists Week
www.ascp.com

October 21st to 27th
Respiratory Care Week
www.aarc.org/rcweek

October 23rd to 31st
Red Ribbon Week
www.nfp.org