Attention health professionals, teachers, and community groups!

By supporting National Health Observances, you can:

Educate the public about health risks
Organize successful health promotion events and campaigns
Get new ideas, information, and resources on health topics of interest
Contact the sponsoring organization to request outreach materials and information.


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1 - 31
Eye Injury Prevention Month
American Academy of Ophthalmology
P.O. Box 7424
San Francisco, CA 94120-7424
(415) 447-0213
(415) 561-8533 Fax
eyemd@aao.org
www.geteyesmart.org/eyesmart/injuries/in
dex.cfm
Materials available
Contact: Georgia Alward

1 - 31
Halloween Safety Month
Prevent Blindness America
211 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60606
(800) 331-2020
(847) 843-8458 Fax
info@preventblindness.org
www.preventblindness.org
Materials available
Contact: PBA Consumer and Patient Hotline


1 - 31
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Board of Sponsors
C1C-315
1800 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE 19850-5437
nbcamquestions@yahoo.com
www.nbcam.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated

1 - 31
National Celiac Disease Awareness Month
Celiac Sprue Association
P.O. Box 31700
Omaha, NE 68131-0700
(877) 272-4272
(402) 643-4108 Fax
celiacs@csaceliacs.org
www.csaceliacs.org
Materials available
Contact: Mary Schluckebier


1 - 31
National Dental Hygiene Month
American Dental Hygienists' Association
444 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 3400
Chicago, IL 60611-3980
(312) 440-8900
(312) 467-1806 Fax
media@adha.net
www.adha.org
Materials available
Contact: Communications Division

1 - 31
National Disability Employment Awareness Month
Office of Disability Employment Policy
U.S. Department of Labor
Frances Perkins Building
200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room S-1303
Washington, DC 20210
(866) 633-7365
(202) 693-7880
(202) 693-7888 Fax
(202) 693-7881 TTY
www.dol.gov/odep
Materials available
Contact: Carol Dunlap


1 - 31
National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Domestic Violence Awareness Project
National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
6400 Flank Drive, Suite 1300
Harrisburg, PA 17112-2791
(800) 537-2238
(800) 553-2508 TTY
(717) 545-9456 Fax
www.nrcdv.org/dvam
Materials available
Contact: None designated

1 - 31
National Down Syndrome Awareness Month
National Down Syndrome Society
666 Broadway
New York, NY 10012
(800) 221-4602
(212) 979-2873 Fax
info@ndss.org
www.ndss.org
Materials available
Contact: Educational Services





October
1 - 31
National Medical Librarians Month
Medical Library Association
65 East Wacker Place, Suite 1900
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 419-9094 x11
(312) 419-8950 Fax
info@mlahq.org
www.mlanet.org/resources/nml-month/index
.html
Materials available
Contact: Tomi Gunn

October 1 - 31
National Physical Therapy Month
American Physical Therapy Association
1111 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-1488
(800) 999-2782
(703) 684-2782 x3248
(703) 706-8578 Fax
public-relations@apta.org
www.apta.org
Materials available
Contact: Public Relations Department

October 1 - 31
National Spina Bifida Awareness Month
Spina Bifida Association
4590 MacArthur Boulevard NW, Suite 250
Washington, DC 20007-4226
(800) 621-3141
(202) 944-3285
(202) 944-3295 Fax
sbaa@sbaa.org
www.spinabifidaassociation.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated

October 1 - 31
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness Month
First Candle/SIDS Alliance
1314 Bedford Avenue, Suite 210
Baltimore, MD 21208
(800) 221-7437
(410) 653-8226
(410) 653-8709 Fax
info@firstcandle.org
www.firstcandle.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated

October 1 - 31
Talk About Prescriptions Month
National Council on Patient Information and Education
4915 Saint Elmo Avenue, Suite 505
Bethesda, MD 20814-6082
(301) 656-8565
(301) 656-4464 Fax
ncpie@ncpie.info
www.talkaboutrx.org
Materials available
Contact: Tigui Bangoura


October 1 - 7
National Sarcoidosis Awareness Week
National Sarcoidosis Society
National Sarcoidosis Foundation
2525 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 567-6626
(312) 567-6144 Fax
sarcoidosis3@gmail.com
www.nationalsarcoidosisfriends.org
Materials available
Contact: Glenda Fulton

October 3 - 10
Hearing Aid Awareness Week
International Hearing Society
16800 Middlebelt Road, Suite 4
Livonia, MI 48154
(734) 522-7200
(734) 522-0200 Fax
acmarkey@ihsinfo.org
www.ihsinfo.org
Materials available
Contact: Alice Markey


October 3 - 9
Mental Illness Awareness Week
National Alliance on Mental Illness
3803 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 100
Arlington, VA 22203
(800) 950-6264 Helpline
(703) 524-7600
(703) 524-9094 Fax
info@nami.org
www.nami.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated

October 3 - 9
National Fire Prevention Week
National Fire Protection Association
1 Batterymarch Park
Quincy, MA 02169-7471
(800) 344-3555
(617) 770-0200 Fax
alebeau@nfpa.org
www.firepreventionweek.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated



October 4 - 8
Drive Safely Work Week
Network of Employers for Traffic Safety
344 Maple Avenue West, #357
Vienna, VA 22180
(888) 221-0045
(703) 273-6005
(703) 273-7122 Fax
nets@trafficsafety.org
www.trafficsafety.org
Materials available
Contact: Liz Stevens

October 4
National Child Health Day
Maternal and Child Health Bureau
Health Resources and Services Administration
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Parklawn Building, Room 1805
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
(301) 443-2170
(301) 443-1797 Fax
www.mchb.hrsa.gov
Contact
t: Cynthia Tibbs

October 7
National Depression Screening Day ®
Screening for Mental Health, Inc.
One Washington Street, Suite 304
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
(781) 239-0071
(781) 431-7447 Fax
smhinfo@mentalhealthscreening.org
www.mentalhealthscreening.org
Materials available
Contact: Ariela Edelson


October 10
World Mental Health Day
World Federation for Mental Health
12940 Harbor Drive, Suite 101
Woodbridge, VA 22192-2930
(703) 494-6515
(703) 494-6518 Fax
wmhday@wfmh.com
www.wfmh.org/00worldmentalhealthday.htm
Materials available
Contact: De
borah Maguire

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