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CLINIC CALENDAR EVENT CALENDAR
Alcohol Awareness Month
Autism Awareness Month (National)
Child Abuse Prevention Month
Facial Protection Month (National)
Foot Health Awareness Month
Hepatitis Awareness Month
Humor Month (National)
March for Babies
Minority Health Month (National)
Occupational Therapy Month
Sexually Transmitted Infections
Sports Eye Safety Month
Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month
Since 1987, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) has encouraged communities to focus
awareness during April on alcoholism, which is a treatable,
chronic disease from which people can recover, not a moral weakness. The first weekend of the month is Alcohol Free Weekend, designed to highlight the use of alcohol and how it may be affecting
society and the individual drinker.
CONTACT : Robert Lindsey | NCADD | 212.269.7797, ext. 19 | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.ncadd.org
In order to highlight the growing need for concern and awareness about autism, the Autism Society has celebrated National
Autism Awareness Month since the 1970s. This is a special opportunity for knowledgeable people and organizations to
educate the public about autism and issues within the autism community. CONTACT : Autism Society | 301.657.0881 |
email@example.com | www.autism-society.org
Child Abuse Prevention Month seeks to raise awareness about healthy child development and motivate the public to play a greater role in the prevention of child abuse and neglect, while encouraging local prevention activities and events throughout the country.
CONTACT : Child Welfare Information Gateway | www.childwelfare.gov/preventingpreventionmonth
The simple act of wearing a mouth guard when playing contact sports saves tens of thousands of teeth annually, while other
safety equipment such as helmets and face shields protect wearers from facial injuries. Each April, the American Association of
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS), American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Association of Orthodontists,
Academy for Sports Dentistry, and American Dental Association team up to enhance awareness of protection from and specialized treatment for facial injuries. CONTACT : Janie Dunham | AAOMS |
847.678.6200 | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.aaoms.org
The aim of Foot Health Awareness Month is to encourage everyone to be mindful that foot health has an overall impact on total
body health, and that a podiatrist is key to ensuring optimal foot health. CONTACT : Angela Berard | American Podiatric Medical Association | email@example.com | www.apma.org
During Hepatitis Awareness Month, the Hepatitis Foundation International (HFI) provides information and educational
materials and conducts “train the trainer” sessions for healthcare providers and the public. The HFI is dedicated to promoting
liver wellness and reducing the incidence of preventable, liver-related, chronic diseases and lifestyle choices that negatively impact
the liver, including hepatitis, diabetes, obesity, substance abuse, HIV/AIDS, cardiovascular disease, fatty liver, and liver cancer. The HFI also promotes vaccination for hepatitis A and B.
CONTACT : Education Department | HFI | 301.879.6891 | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.hepatitisfoundation.org
We honor those who make us laugh, professionals and amateurs alike, as well as friends, neighbors, teachers, and relatives,
including your Uncle Fred and Aunt Tillie. This is the time to share ideas about how to celebrate humor and information about
the ancient roots of humor and the myriad contemporary expressions of humor. We encourage humor in everyone’s life around the world, all year long. CONTACT : National Humor Month |
800.NOW.LAFF (669.5233) | email@example.com |
The March of Dimes is committed to reducing the toll of premature birth by funding research to find the answers and providing comfort and information to families who are affected. The funds raised by March for Babies events help women to have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies, reducing health costs to employers. To join March for Babies, visit our website and register in an area near you.
CONTACT : Education Health Promotion Department | March of Dimes | 914.428.7100 | firstname.lastname@example.org |
National Minority Health Month (NMHM) is held annually to raise awareness of minority health disparities and to prompt the implementation of initiatives to address these disparities during the rest of the year. NMHM is an inclusive initiative that addresses the health needs of African- Americans, Hispanics, Asians, Native
Americans, Pacific Islanders, Alaskan Natives, and Native Hawaiians. CONTACT : Information Specialist | Office of
Minority Health | 800.444.6472 | email@example.com |
Each April, occupational therapy (OT) practitioners, researchers, educators, and students host a month-long celebration of the
value of OT and the profession’s dedication to helping people of all ages prevent—or live better with—illness, injury, or some form
of disability. OT helps older drivers remain independent, wounded warriors with TBI and PTSD reintegrate into their communities,
stroke victims relearn everyday tasks, children with autism create meaningful relationships with friends, and so much more.
CONTACT : Katie Riley, Media Relations | American Occupational Therapy Association | 301.652.6611 | firstname.lastname@example.org |
Sexually Transmitted Infections Awareness Month
There are 20 million new sexually transmitted infections each year. April is set aside to highlight education, support, and awareness of these diseases. CONTACT : Fred Wyand | American Sexual
Health Association | email@example.com |
Sports are the leading cause of eye injuries in children. More than 40,000 sports-related eye injuries occur annually in the
United States. The American Academy of Ophthalmology reminds the public that the only way to prevent a sports-related eye
injury is for athletes to wear appropriate, sport-specific, protective eyewear properly fitted by an eye care professional. See your eye care professional for appropriate eyewear for your sport.
CONTACT : Communications Division | American Academy of Ophthalmology | 415.447.0258 | firstname.lastname@example.org |
Women’s E ye Health and Safety Month
Hormonal changes, age, and smoking can all endanger sight in women, who often manage family health concerns. Do you
know how to protect your sight? This is the time to get information
on women’s and family eye-health issues.
CONTACT : Prevent Blindness America | 800.331.2020 | email@example.com | www.preventblindness.org
Healthcare Access Personnel Week (National)
Established in 1982 to mark the anniversary of the founding of the National Association of Healthcare Access Management
(NAHAM), Access Week celebrates people serving in the patient access profession. We are often the patient’s first contact,
becoming the face of the entire healthcare facility, and we set
every healthcare visit in motion. It all starts and ends with patient
access services. CONTACT : NAHAM | 202.367.1125 |
firstname.lastname@example.org | www.naham.org
Healthcare Volunteer Week (National)
National Healthcare Volunteer Week recognizes the support that volunteers and auxilians provide to hospital staff, their patients, family members, and the community at the local, state, and national
levels. This is the perfect occasion to focus on the many significant contributions your volunteers make on a daily basis.
CONTACT : Association for Healthcare Volunteer Resource Professionals | 312.422.3939 | email@example.com | www.ahvrp.org
Cancer Registrars Week
National Cancer Registrars Week (NCRW) was established by the National Cancer Registrars Association as an annual
celebration to promote the amazing work of cancer registry professionals. However, these professionals should be celebrated year-round for their incredible dedication toward quality cancer data management. CONTACT : Director, Education & Communications | National Cancer Registrars Association | 703.299.6640 |
Public Health Week (National)
Since 1995, communities across the country have celebrated National Public Health Week (NPHW) to recognize the
contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving the public’s health. The American Public
Health Association (APHA) serves as the organizer of NPHW and develops a national campaign to educate the public, policymakers, and practitioners about issues related to that year’s theme.
CONTACT : Affiliate Affairs | APHA | 202.777.2742 | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.nphw.org
Health Day (World)
World Health Day is celebrated on April 7 to mark the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1948. Each year a theme is selected for that highlights a priority area of concern for the WHO. CONTACT : WHO | 716.583.0521 | email@example.com |
Alcohol Screening Day (National)
National Alcohol Screening Day is an outreach, education, and screening program that raises awareness about alcohol misuse
and refers individuals with alcohol problems for further treatment. Thousands of colleges, community-based organizations, and
military installations provide the program to the public each year.
CONTACT : Katherine Cruise | Screening for Mental Health, Inc. | 781.239.0071 | firstname.lastname@example.org |
Youth Service Day (Global)
Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) is an annual campaign that celebrates and mobilizes the millions of young people who improve their communities each day of the year through service and learning.
Established in 1988, GYSD is the largest service event in the world and is now celebrated in more than 100 countries, where young people address the world’s most critical issues in partnership with
families, schools, community and faith-based organizations, businesses, and governments. CONTACT : Outreach Department | Youth Service America | 202.296.2992 | email@example.com | www.gysd.org
Radiologic and Imaging Nurses Day (National)
This day recognizes those working in the specialty practice of radiologic and imaging nursing to advance the standard of care in
the imaging environment. CONTACT : Association for Radiologic and
Imaging Nursing | 866.486.2762 | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.arinursing.org
Healthcare Decisions Day (National)
All adults can benefit from thinking about what healthcare choices they would want made on their behalf if they were unable to
speak for themselves—and writing those decisions down in an advance directive so that others know what they are. National
Healthcare Decisions Day is a nationwide event to encourage the public and providers to take action on advance directives.
CONTACT : Nathan Kottkamp | National Healthcare Decisions Day Initiative | 804.775.1092 | email@example.com |
Transplant Nurses Day
The International Transplant Nurses Society (ITNS) is committed
to creating more opportunities to celebrate transplant nurses’ thoughtful and compassionate care and the ways they greatly
impact patients’ lives. Transplant Nurses Day is commemorated
with an annual essay contest that allows patients to nominate a
transplant nurse who has made a difference in their lives.
CONTACT : Allison Begezda | ITNS | 847.375.6340 | firstname.lastname@example.org |
Voice Day (World)
World Voice Day is a celebration observed across the globe by physician specialists who treat the medical disorders that affect
voice quality and allied health providers who teach voice preservation and rehabilitation for damaged voices.
CONTACT : Communications Business Unit |American Academy
of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery | 703.535.3762 |
email@example.com | www.entnet.org
Hemophilia Day (World)
Started in 1989, World Hemophilia Day is an international observance held annually by the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) to foster awareness of hemophilia and other bleeding disorders. April 17 was chosen in honor of WFH founder Frank Schnabel, who was born on that day. CONTACT : Sarah Ford | WFH | 514.875.7944 | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.wfh.org
Healthcare Administrative Professionals Week
Healthcare Administrative Professionals Week promotes the professional development, leadership, value, and excellence of healthcare administrative professionals. It is set aside each year
To celebrate, honor, and recognize those who create and maintain the seamless operation of healthcare organizations.
CONTACT : Association for Healthcare Administrative
Professionals | 888.320.0808 | email@example.com |
Neurodiagnostic technologists provide a valuable contribution to quality patient care through recording and study of the electrical
activity of the brain and nervous system. They have many areas of expertise and act as eyes and ears for specially trained physicians. The field of neurodiagnostic technology is expanding every year
and so is the number of professionals who practice it. We honor and celebrate them during Neurodiagnostic Week. CONTACT : Mandy Gist | American Society of Electroneurodiagnostic Technologists |
816.931.1120 | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.aset.org
Medical Laboratory Professionals Week (National)
National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week is an annual celebration of the medical laboratory professionals and pathologists
who play a vital role in every aspect of healthcare but often work behind the scenes. We honor the more than 300,000 medical
laboratory professionals around the country who perform and interpret more than 10 billion laboratory tests in the United States
every year. CONTACT : American Society for Clinical Pathology | www.ascp.org
Medical Fitness Week
The goal of Medical Fitness Week is to promote an increase in physical activity levels in all ages and to highlight the medical
fitness difference. During this international event, medical
fitness centers and communities offer programming that
focuses on teaching families the skills they need to develop
healthy lifestyle habits, including health fairs, educational
seminars, and open houses; many facilities choose to enter the Worldwide Walking Challenge: 70,000 Steps in 7 Days.
CONTACT : Medical Fitness Association | 804.897.5701 | email@example.com | www.medicalfitness.org
Noise Awareness Day (International)
The Center for Hearing and Communication’s Noise Center
Sponsors International Noise Awareness Day each April to
educate the public about the harmful effects of noise on hearing, health, and quality of life. CONTACT : Nancy Nadler | Center for Hearing and Communication’s Noise Center | 917.305.7810 | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.chchearing.org
The 2013 Calendar of Health Observances & Recognition Days was developed by the Society for Healthcare Strategy & Market Development (SHSMD) of the American Hospital Association (AHA). It is intended to provide accurate and authoritative information in regard to the subject matter covered. Dates, descriptions, and contact information have been provided by the sponsoring organizations. With the exception of National Hospital Week and the recognition events of the Personal Membership Groups of the AHA, the events listed are neither endorsed nor sponsored by SHSMD or AHA.
© 2012 by the Society for Healthcare Strategy & Market Development of the American Hospital Association. This calendar and parts thereof may not be reproduced in any form without written permission from SHSMD.