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Recognition Week Calendar

 

JANUARY 2015


Cervical Health Awareness Month

 

National Cervical Cancer Coalition  www.nccc-online.org

 

National Birth Defects Prevention Month

March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation  www.marchofdimes.com

or

 

Center for Disease Control & Prevention  www.cdc.gov

 

National Blood Donor Month

American Association of Blood Banks  www.aabb.org

or

 

American Red Cross  www.redcross.org

 

National Glaucoma Awareness Month

Glaucoma Research Foundation  www.glaucoma.org


 

January 4–10

National Folic Acid Awareness Week

 

National Council on Folic Acid  folicacidinfo.org

 

January 18–24 (third week of January)

Healthy Weight Week

 

Healthy Weight Network  www.healthyweightnetwork.com

 

January 25–31

National Certified Nurse Anesthetists Week

 

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists  www.aana.com

 

January 19 (Martin Luther King Day)

King Day of Service

 

Corporation for National and Community Service  www.mlkday.gov


 

 

FEBRUARY 2015

 


 

 

AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month

 

Prevent Blindness America  www.preventblindness.org

 

American Heart Month

 

Contact your local chapter of the American Heart Association

or

 

AHA National Center  www.americanheart.org  www.cdc.gov

 

National Cancer Prevention Month

American Institute for Cancer Research  www.aicr.org

 

American Cancer Society  www.cancer.org

 

National Children’s Dental Health Month

Contact the state or local dental society or

 

American Dental Association  www.ada.org

 

Wise Health Consumer Month

American Institute for Preventive Medicine  www.healthylife.com

 

February 4 (First Wednesday in February)

National Girls & Women in Sports Day

 

Women’s Sports Foundation www .womenssportsfoundation.org/en/home/advocate/  ngwsd


 

 

February 6

National Wear Red Day

 

The Heart Truth—a National Awareness Campaign for Women About Heart Disease

 

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Health Information Center  www.hearttruth.gov

or

Women Heart www .womenheart.org or

 

Go Red For Women Cause Initiatives American Heart Association National Center  www.goredforwomen.org

 

February 8 – 14

National Cardiac Rehabilitation Week

 

AACVPR Office  www.aacvpr.org

 

February 9 – 15

Random Acts of Kindness Week

 

Random Acts of Kindness Foundation  www.randomactsofkindness.org

 

February 14 (Valentine’s Day)

National Condom Awareness Day  www.ashastd.org

 

February 22 (Same date each year)

World Thinking Day

 

World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts  www.worldthinkingday.org

 

February 22 – 28

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

 

National Eating Disorders Association  www.nationaleatingdisorders.org


 

 

 

 

MARCH 2015

 

 


 

American Red Cross Month

 

American Red Cross, National Headquarters or contact your local chapter  www.redcross.org

 

Brain Injury Awareness Month

 

Brain Injury Association of America  www.biausa.org

 

Hemophilia Month

 

National Hemophilia Foundation  www.hemophilia.org

 

National Colorectal Awareness Month

Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation  www.preventcancer.org/colorectal

 

National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

The Arc of the United States  www.thearc.org

 

National Eye Donor Month

EBAA, Eye Bank Association of America  www.restoresight.org

 

National Kidney Month

National Kidney Foundation  www.kidney.org

 

National Nutrition Month

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics  www.eatright.org

 

National Problem Gambling Awareness Month

The National Council on Problem Gambling, Inc.  www.ncpgambling.org

 

National Professional Social Work Month

 

National Association of Social Workers  www.socialworkers.org

 

Save Your Vision Month

 

American Optometric Association  www.aoa.org

 

Workplace Eye Health and Safety Month

 

Prevent Blindness America  www.preventblindness.org

 

National Athletic Training Month

National Athletic Training Association  www.nata.org


 

March 1 – 7

Aplastic Anemia and MDS Week

 

Aplastic Anemia and MDS Internl, Inc.  www.aamds.org

 

March 2 – 8 (week before daylight savings time)

National Sleep Awareness Week

 

National Sleep Foundation  www.sleepfoundation.org

 

March 2 – 6

National School Breakfast Week

 

School Nutrition Association  www.schoolnutrition.org

 

March 8 – 14

National Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week

 

American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

 www.aacvpr.org

 

March 15 – 21

National Poison Prevention Week

 

Poison Prevention Council  www.poisonprevention.org

 

March 18 Kick Butts Day

Campaign for Tobacco–Free Kids  www.kickbuttsday.org

 

March 20

National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

 

National Native American AIDS Prevention Center  www.nnaapc.org

 

March 22 (same date each year)

World Water Day

 

UN Water  www.unwater.org

 

March 23-27

National Youth Violence Prevention Week

 

National Association of SAVE www.nationalsave.org

 

March 24 (fourth Tuesday in March)

American Diabetes Alert Day

 

American Diabetes Association  www.diabetes.org


 


 

 

 

APRIL 2015

 


 

 

National Alcohol Awareness Month

 

SAMSHA’s National Clearinghouse for Alcohol & Drug Information

 www.ncadd.org

 

National Autism Awareness Month

 

Autism Society  www.autism-society.org

 

National Cancer Control Month

Contact your local chapter or American Cancer Society  www.cancer.org

 

National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Prevent Child Abuse America  www.preventchildabuse.org or

 

Child Welfare Information Gateway Children’s Bureau/ACYF

www.childwelfare.gov/preventing/preventionmonth/

 

Counseling Awareness Month

American Counseling Association (ACA)  www.counseling.org

 

National Donate Life Month

HRSA Information Center  www.organdonor.gov

 

Stress Awareness Month

American Counseling Association (ACA)  www.counseling.org

 

National Humor Month

Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor  www.aath.org

 

National Minority Health & Health Disparities Month

 

Office of Minority Health Resource Center  www.minorityhealth.hhs.gov

National Occupational Therapy Month

 

The American Occupational Therapy Association  www.aota.org

 

National STDs/Family Planning Awareness Month

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  www.cdd.org/features/stdawareness

 

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

 

National Sexual Violence Rhhesource Center  www.nsvrc.org

 

Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month

Prevent Blindness America  www.preventblindness.org

 

April 1 (first Wednesday of April)

National Day of Hope

 

Childhelp  www.childhelp.org

 

April 3 5 (first weekend in April)

Alcohol-Free Weekend

 

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc.  www.ncadd.org

 

April 6 – 12

National Public Health Week

 

American Public Health Association  www.nphw.org

 

April 7 (same date each year)

World Health Day

 

World Health Organization  www.who.org or  www.paho.org

 

April 9

National Alcohol Screening Day

 

Screening for Mental Health, Inc.  www.mentalhealthscreening.org


 

 

 

 



 

 

April 12 – 18

National Library Week

 

American Library Association  www.ala.org

 

April 12 – 18 (third week of April)

National Volunteer Week

 

The Points of Light and Hands on Network  www.PointsofLight.org

 

April 17 – 19

Global Youth Service Day

 

Youth Service America  www.gysd.org

 

April 19 – 25

National Environmental Education Week (eeweek)

 

National Environmental Education Foundation  www.eeweek.org

 

April 14

International Moment of Laughter Day

 

Izzy Gesell, Wide Angle Humor  www.izzyg.com


 

 

April 16 (same date annually)

 

National Healthcare Decisions Day  www.nhdd.org

 

April 18 – April 25

National Infant Immunization Week

 

CDC, National Immunization Program  www.cdc.gov/vaccines/events/niiw/index.html

 

April 20 – 26 Medical Fitness Week

 

Medical Fitness Association  www.medicalfitness.org

 

April 22

Earth Day

 

Earth Day Network  www.earthday.net

 

April 23 (fourth Thursday April)

Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day

 

Daughters And Sons To Work® Day  www.daughtersandsonstowork.org


 

 

 

 

 


 

 

MAY 2015

 

 


 

Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

 

Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America  www.aafa.org

 

Better Sleep Month

 

The Better Sleep Council  www.bettersleep.org

 

Building Safety Month

 

International Code Council  www.iccsafe.org

 

Correct Posture Month

American Chiropractic Association Communications Department  www.acatoday.org

 

Employee Health & Fitness Month

National Association for Health and Fitness, ACTIVE Life  www.healthandfitnessmonth.com

 

Healthy Vision Month

National Eye Institute  www.nei.nih.gov/hvm

 

Hepatitis Awareness Month

American Liver Foundation  www.liverfoundation.org

 

Huntington’s Disease Awareness Month

Huntington’s Disease Society of America  www.hdsa.org

 

Lupus Awareness Month

 

Lupus Foundation of America, Inc.  www.lupus.org

 

National Arthritis Month

 

Arthritis Foundation  www.arthritis.org

 

National Bike Month

 

League of American Bicyclists  www.bikeleague.org


 

National High Blood Pressure Education Month

 

NHLBI Information Center  www.nhlbi.nih.gov

 

National Melanoma/Skin Cancer Awareness Month

 

American Academy of Dermatology  www.aad.org or

 

American Cancer Society  www.skincancer.org

 

National Mental Health Month

 

National Mental Health Association  www.nmha.org

 

National Osteoporosis Month

National Osteoporosis Foundation  www.nof.org

 

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition  www.fitness.gov

 

National Stroke Awareness Month

National Stroke Association  www.stroke.org or

 

National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

Advocates for Youth  www.advocatesforyouth.org

 

Older Americans Month

U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services Administration for Community Living  www.acl.gov

 

May 1 – 7 (same dates annually)

National Physical Education and Sports Week

 

National Association for Sport and Physical Education  www.shapeamerica.org

 

May 3 – 9 (first full week in May)

Be Kind to Animals Week

 

Canadian Federation of Humane Societies  www.cfhs.ca

 

American Humane Association  www.americanhumane.org

 


 


 

May 3 – 9 (first full week in May)

 

North American Occupational Safety and Health Week (NAOSH)

 

American Society of Safety Engineers  www.asse.org/naosh

 

May 6 – 12 (same dates each year)

National Nurses Week

 

American Nurses Association  www.nursingworld.org

 

May 6 (first Wednesday in May)

Project Aces Day

(All Children Exercise Simultaneously)

 

Youth Fitness Coalition, Inc.  www.projectaces.com

 

May 6 (Wendesday during National Nurses Week)

School Nurse Day  www.nasn.org

 

May 8 (same date annually)

World Red Cross/Red Crescent Day

 

American Red Cross  www.redcross.org

 

May 9

World Fair Trade Day

 

World Fair Trade Association (WFTO)  www.wfto.com

 

May 10 – 16 (Mother’s Day week)

National Nursing Home Week

American Health Care Association

 http://www.nnhw.org

 

May 10 – 16 (Mother’s Day week)

Women’s Health Week

Office on Women’s Health

 

Department of Health and Human Services  http://www.cdc.gov/women/

 

May 11 – 17

(week of Florence Nightengale’s birthday, May 12)

National Hospital and Healthcare Week

American Hospital Association  www.aha.org

 

May 11 – 17

National Volunteer Week – Australia

 

Volunteering Australia  www.volunteeringaustralia.org

 

May 11 – 15

Bike to Work Week

 

(Bike to Work Day: May 15) League of American Bicyclists  www.bikeleague.org

 

May 20

World Autoimmune Arthritis Day

 

The International Foundation for Autoimmune Arthritis  www.ifautoimmunearthritis.org

 

May 27 (last Wednesday in May)

National Senior Health & Fitness Day  www.fitnessday.com


 

 

JUNE 2015

 


 

(June & July)

Fireworks Safety Months

 

National Council on Fireworks Safety  www.fireworksafety.com

 

Cataract Awareness Month

 

Prevent Blindness America  www.preventblindness.org

 

National Great Outdoors Month

 

American Recreation Coalition  www.greatoutdoorsmonth.org

 

National Safety Month

National Safety Council  www.nsc.org

 

National Scleroderma Awareness Month

United Scleroderma Foundation, Inc.  www.scleroderma.org

 

Migraine and Headache Awareness Month

National Headache Foundation  www.headaches.org

 

June 5

World Environment Day

 

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  www.unep.org/wed

 

June 6 (first Saturday in June)

National Trails Day

 

American Hiking Society  www.americanhiking.org

June 7

National Cancer Survivors Day

 

National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation  www.ncsdf.org

 

June 14 (second Sunday in June)

 

National Children’s Day  www.nationalchildrensday.us

 

June 15 – 21 (ending with Father’s Day)

National Men’s Health Week

 

National Men’s Health Network  www.menshealthweek.org

 

June 14 (same date annually)

World Blood Donor Day  www.who.int/world-blood-donor-day

 

June 15 – 18 (Pre-Conferences starts June 13)

40th Annual National Wellness Conference

 

National Wellness Institute, Inc. Minneapolis, MN  www.nationalwellness.org/Conference

 

June 27 (same date annually)

National HIV Testing Day

 

AIDS.gov  www.aids.gov


 

 

 

JULY 2015

 

 

June & July

UV Safety Month

 

Fireworks Safety Months

American Academy of Ophthalmology

 

National Council on Fireworks Safety

 www.aao.org

 

 www.fireworkssafety.org

July 12 – 18

 

 

 

Eye Injury Prevention Month

Every Body Deserves a Massage Week

 

Federal Occupational Health

Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals

 

 www.foh.dhhs.gov/Public/NYCU/eyeinjury.asp

 www.abmp.com

 

 National Park and Recreation Month

 

 

 National Recreation and Park Association

 

 

 www.nrpa.org

 

 

 

 

 

AUGUST 2015

 


 

Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month

American Academy of Ophthalmology  www.aao.org

 

Medic Alert Awareness Month  www.medicalert.org

 

National Breastfeeding Month

United States Breastfeeding Committee  www.usbreastfeeding.org/

 

National Immunization Awareness Month

Center for Disease Control & Prevention  www.cdc.gov/vaccines

 

August 1 – 7 (same dates annually)

World Breastfeeding Week

 

La Leche League International  www.llli.org/


 

August 4

National Night Out

 

National Association of Town Watch  www.natw.org

 

August 9 – 15 (second week in August)

National Health Center Week

 

National Association of Community Health Centers, Inc.  www.healthcenterweek.com

 

August 9

International Day of the World’s Indigenous People

 

United Nations  www.unesco.org


 

 


 

SEPTEMBER 2015

 

 

Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk (Fall weekend) Dates vary depending location. Contact your local Alzheimer’s Association or visit

 www.alz.org

 

America on the Move – Month of Action

American on the Move Foundation

 

STEPtember, a month-long celebration inviting people to become more active and eat more healthfully (2010 new)  www.americaonthemove.org

 

Baby Safety Awareness Month

Juvenile Product Manufacturers Association  www.jpma.org

 

BioDiversity Month

Dept. of the Environment and Heritage Australia  www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity

 

Blood Cancer Awareness Month

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of America www.lls.org

 

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

CureSearch for Children’s Cancer  www.curesearch.org

 

Fruit & Veggies More Matters Month

Fruits & Veggies More Matters  www.fruitsandveggiesmorematter.gov

 

Healthy Aging™ Month

Healthy Aging Campaign Educational Television Network, Inc.  www.healthyaging.net

 

National Recovery Month

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

 

National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information  www.recoverymonth.gov

 

National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition  www.fitness.gov


 

National Cholesterol Education Awareness Month

 

National Heart, Lung, & Blood Institute  www.cdc.gov/features/cholesterolawareness/

 

National Food Safety Education Month

 

National Restaurant Association Education Foundation  www.foodsafetymonth.com

 

National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

 

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, Inc.  www.ovariancancerawareness.org

 

National Menopause Awareness Month

North American Menopause Society  www.menopause.org

 

National Preparedness Month

Cosponsored by American Red Cross  www.redcross.org and

 

U.S. Dept of Homeland Security  www.ready.gov

 

National Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month

Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Inc.  www.sicklecelldisease.org

 

National Yoga Month

Yoga Health Foundation  www.yogamonth.org

 

Prostate Health Month

Prostate Cancer Foundation  www.pcf.org

 

Sports and Home Eye Safety Month

Prevent Blindness America  www.preventblindness.org

 

Whole Grains Month

The Whole Grains Council  www.wholegrainscouncil.org/get-involved/celebrate- whole-grains-month-in-september

 

September 1 – 7 (same date annually)

National Childhood Injury Prevention Week

 

The American Academy of Pediatrics  www.healthychildren.org

 

Safe Kids Worldwide  www.safekids.org/

 

September 7 – 13 Suicide Prevention Week

 

American Association of Suicidology  www.suicidology.org

 

September 11

 

National Day of Service and Remembrance www.  911day.org/

 

September 13 – 19

National Assisted Living Week

 

National Center for Assisted Living  www.nalw.org

 

September 16 (third Wednesday)

Backpack Awareness Day

 

The American Occupational Therapy Association  www.aota.org

 

September 20 – 26 (third week in September)

National Rehabilitation Week

 

National Rehabilitation Awareness Foundation  www.nraf–rehabnet.org/


September 20 – 26 (third week in September)

National Farm Safety and Health Week

 

National Educational Center for Agricultural Safety  www.nsc.org/necas

 

September 21 (same date annually)

International Day of Peace

 

United Nations  www.un.org/en/events/peaceday/

 

September 27 – October 3 (last week in September)

Active Aging Week

 

International Council on Active Aging  www.icaa.cc

 

September 26 (last Saturday)

Family Health and Fitness Day USA

 

Health Information Resource Center  www.fitnessday.com/family

 

September 26 (last Saturday)

National Public Lands Day

 

National Public Lands Day  www.publiclandsday.org

 

September 30 (last Wednesday)

National Women’s Health & Fitness Day

 

Health Information Resource Center  www.fitnessday.com/women


 

 


 

OCTOBER 2015

 


 

Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk (Fall Weekend) Dates vary depending location. Contact your local Alzheimer’s Association or visit

 www.alz.org

 

American Heart Walk

 

Dates vary depending on your location. American Heart Association  www.heartwalk.org

 

Auto Battery Safety Month

 

Prevent Blindness America  www.preventblindness.org

 

Eat Better, Eat Together Month

Washington State University

 http://nutrition.wsu.edu/ETEB/

 

Children’s Health Month

Office of Children’s Health Protection

 

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency  www2.epa.gov/children/childrens-health-month

 

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

National Resource Center for Domestic Violence  www.nrcdv.org

 

Health Literacy Month

Health Literacy Consulting  www.healthliteracymonth.org

 

Healthy Babies Month

March of Dimes/Birth Defects Foundation  www.marchofdimes.com

 

Healthy Lung Month

American Lung Association  www.lungusa.org

 

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

National Breast Cancer Foundation  www.nationalbreastcancer.org

 

National Bullying Prevention Month

PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center  www.pacer.org/bullying/


 

National Chiropractic Month

 

American Chiropractic Association  www.acatoday.org

 

National Crime Prevention Month

 

National Crime Prevention Council  www.ncpc.org

 

National Dental Hygiene Month

 

American Dental Hygienists Association  www.adha.org/ndhm

 

National Depression and Mental Health Screening Month

 

Screening for Mental Health, Inc.  www.mentalhealthscreening.org

 

National Disability Employment Awareness Month

U.S. Dept. of Labor  www.dol.gov/odep

 

National Family Sexuality Education Month

Planned Parenthood Federation of America  www.plannedparenthood.org/

 

National Liver Awareness Month

American Liver Foundation  www.liverfoundation.org

 

National Physical Therapy Month

American Physical Therapy Association  www.apta.org

 

National Spina Bifida Awareness Month

Spina Bifida Association of America  www.sbaa.org

 

National Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month

 

SIDS Alliance  www.sidsalliance.org

 

National UNICEF Month: Trick–or–Treat for UNICEF.

National Office of the US Fund for UNICEF  www.unicefusa.org

 

 

 


 

 



National Work and Family Month

 

Alliance for Work–Life Progress  www.awlp.org

 

Talk About Your Medicines Month

 

National Council on Patient Information and Education  www.talkaboutrx.org

 

Vegetarian Awareness Month

 

North American Vegetarian Society  www.worldvegetarianday.org

 

October 1 (annually same date)

 

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

 

October 4 – 10 (first full week in October)

National Mental Illness Awareness Week

American Psychiatric Association  www.healthyminds.org

 

NAMI – National Alliance on Mental Illness  www.nami.org/miaw

 

October 4 – 10 (week including October 9 – Chicago Fire)

National Fire Prevention Week

National Fire Protection Association  www.nfpa.org

 

October 5 (first Monday in October)

Child Health Day

U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services  mchb.hrsa.gov

 

October 5 (first Monday in October)

World Habitat Day

 UN Habitat  www.unhabitat.org/

 

October 7

International Walk–to–School Day

National Center for Safe Routes to School  www.walktoschool.org

 

October 10 (always October 10)

World Mental Health Day

World Federation for Mental Health  www.wfmh.org

 

October 10 (same date annually)

 

Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day  www.brakesonfatalities.org

 

October 12 – 16 (second full week)

National School Lunch Week

School Nutrition Association  www.schoolnutrition.org

 

October 13 – 16 (week of Columbus Day)

National Consultant Pharmacy Week

American Society of Consultant Pharmacists  www.ascp.com

 

October 17 (same date annually)

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

United Nations  www.un.org/en/events/povertyday/

 

October 18 – 24 (third full week in October)

International Infection Prevention Week

Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc.

 www.apic.org

 

October 18 – 24 (third week in October)

National Health Education Week

Society for Public Health Education  www.sophe.org/NHEW.cfm

 

October 18 – 24 (third week in October)

National Healthcare Quality Week

National Association for Healthcare Quality  www.nahq.org/

 

October 20 (same date annually)

World Osteoporosis Day

International Osteoporosis Foundation  www.worldosteoporosisday.org

 

October 23 – 31 (same dates annually)

National Red Ribbon Celebration/ National Plant the Promise Week

 

(Campaign to keep kids off drugs) National Family Partnership at  www.nfp.org

 

October 24 (same date annually)

Food Day

Center for Science in the Public Interest  www.foodday.org

 

October 24 (fourth Saturday in October)

 

Make a Difference Day www .makeadifferenceday.com

 

October 25 – 31 (last full week October)

National Respiratory Care Week

American Association for Respiratory Care  www.aarc.org


 

 

 


 

NOVEMBER 2015

 

 


 

American Diabetes Month

 

American Diabetes Association  www.diabetes.org

 

Native American Heritage Month

 

Indian Health Service (HQ)  www.ihs.gov/index.cfm  http://nativeamericanheritagemonth.gov/

 

Diabetic Eye Disease Month

 

Prevent Blindness America  www.preventblindness.org

 

Great American Smokeout Month

American Cancer Society  www.cancer.org

 

Lung Cancer Awareness Month

American Cancer Society  www.cancer.org

 

National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association  www.alz.org

 

National Epilepsy Awareness Month

Epilepsy Foundation of America  www.efa.org

 

National Family Caregivers Month

National Family Caregivers Association  www.nfcacares.org

 

National Healthy Skin Month

American Academy of Dermatology  www.aad.org

 

National Home Care Month

National Association for Home Care & Hospice  www.nahc.org

 

National Hospice and Palliative Care Month

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

 www.nhpco.org

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network  www.pancan.org

 

Prematurity Awareness Month

March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation  www.marchofdimes.com


 

November 13

 

World Pneumonia Day  www.worldpneumoniaday.org

 

November 13 World Kindness Day

 

Random Acts of Kindness  www.randomactsofkindness.org

 

November 14 (same date annually)

World Diabetes Day

 

International Diabetes Federation  www.worlddiabetesday.org

 

November 15 (same date annually)

National Philanthropy Day

 

Association of Fundraising Professionals  www.npdlove.com

 

November 15 (same date annually)

America Recycles Day

 

National Recycling Coalition, Inc.  www.americarecyclesday.org

 

November 16 – 20 (week before Thanksgiving)

American Education Week

 

National Education Association  www.nea.org

 

November 19 (third Thursday)

Great American Smokeout

 

American Cancer Society  www.cancer.org

 

November 21 (Saturday before U. S. Thanksgiving)

International Survivors of Suicide Day

 

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)  www.afsp.org/survivorday

 

November 26 (always Thanksgiving Day)

National Family Health History Day

 

U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services  www.hhs.gov/familyhistory/

 

November 27 – January 1

(U.S. Thanksgiving - New Year’s Day)

Tie One On For Safety Campaign

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)  www.madd.org


 


 

DECEMBER 2015

 

 

 

International AIDS Awareness Month

December 6 – 12 (first full week of December)

 

International HIV/AIDS Alliance

National Hand Washing

 

 www.aidsalliance.org/

Awareness Week

 

National Drunk and Drugged Driving

Henry the Hand Foundation

 

 www.henrythehand.com

 

Prevention (3D) Month

December 6 – 12

 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

 

 http://www.nhtsa.gov/StopImpairedDriving

National Influenza Vaccination Week

 

Safe Toys and Gifts Month

 www.cdc.gov/flu/nivw/

 

December 10 (same date annually)

 

Prevent Blindness America

 

 www.preventblindness.org

Human Rights Day

 

December 1 (same date annually)

United Nations Human Rights

 

 www.ohchr.org

 

World AIDS Day

 

 

AIDS.gov

 

 

 www.aids.gov

 

 

December 5 (same date annually)

 

 

International Volunteer Day

 

 

United Nations Volunteers

 

 

 www.unv.org

 

 

 www.worldvolunteerweb.org

 

 

“Source: 2014 National Health Observances, National Health Information Center, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.”