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Health Observances

2019 National Health Observances provided by the National Health Information Center, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

September

September 1 - 30
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
American Childhood Cancer Organization National Office
P.O. Box 498
Kensington, MD 20895-0498
(855) 858-2226
(301) 962-3520
(301) 962-3521 Fax
cperry@acco.org
www.acco.org/childhood-cancer-awareness-month/
Contact: Christy Perry

September 1 - 30
Fruits & Veggies—More Matters ® Month
Produce for Better Health Foundation
7465 Lancaster Pike, Suite J, 2nd Floor
Hockessin, DE 19707
(813) 929-4994
(302) 235-5555 Fax
salston@pbhfoundation.org
www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org/September+is+Fruits+%26+Veggies--More+Matters+Month
Materials available
Contact: None designated

September 1 - 30
Healthy Aging ® Month
American Academy of Ophthalmology
P.O. Box 7424
San Francisco, CA 94120-7424
(415) 561-8534
media@aao.org
www.aao.org/eyesmart
Materials available
Contact: Beatrice Shelton

September 1 - 30
National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month
American Foundation for Women's Health
P. O. Box 541
Greenwood, TX 76246-0541
(940) 466-9898
mhills@stopafib.org
www.stopafib.org
Materials available
Contact: Mellanie True Hills

September 1 - 30
National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
1600 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30329-4027
(800) CDC-INFO (800-232-4636)
(888) 232-6348
publicinfo@acsm.org
www.cdc.gov/features/childhoodobesity/index.html
Materials available
Contact: None designated

September 1 - 30
National Food Safety Education Month
Partnership for Food Safety Education
2345 Crystal Drive, Suite 800
Arlington, VA 22202
(202) 220-0651
(202) 220-0873 Fax
info@fightbac.org
www.fightbac.org
Materials available
Contact: Shelley Feist

September 1 - 30
National ITP Awareness Month
Platelet Disorder Support Association
8751 Brecksville Road, Suite 150
Cleveland, OH 44141
(877) 528-3538
(844) 270-1277 Fax
pdsa@pdsa.org
www.pdsa.org/contribute/raise-awareness-for-itp/itp-awareness-month.html
Materials available
Contact: None designated

September 1 - 30
National Pediculosis Prevention Month/Head Lice Prevention Month
National Pediculosis Association, Inc.
1005 Boylston Street, #343
Newton, MA 02461
(800) 323-1305 ext 7938
(617) 905-0176
(812) 434-6652 Fax
npa@headlice.org
www.headlice.org
Materials available
Contact: Deborah Altschuler

September 1 - 30
National Preparedness Month
Ready Campaign
FEMA/DHS
500 C Street SW, Suite 714
Washington, DC 20472
(800) BE-Ready (800) 237-3239
(800) SE-Listo (888) 735-4786
ready@fema.gov
www.ready.gov/september
Materials available
Contact: None designated

September 1 - 30
National Recovery Month
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
(877) SAMHSA-7 (726-4727)
(800) 487-4889 TDD
SAMHSAInfo@samhsa.hhs.gov
www.recoverymonth.gov
Materials available
Contact: None designated

September 1 - 30
National Sickle Cell Month
NHLBI Center for Health Information
P.O. Box 30105
Bethesda, MD 20824-0105
(301) 592-8573
nhlbiinfo@nhlbi.nih.gov
www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/sickle-cell-awareness
Materials available
Contact: None designated

September 1 - 30
National Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month
The Johnny O Foundation
P. O. Box 15211
Scottsdale, AZ 85267
(602) 820-7655
(480) 427-4987 Fax
info@thejohnnyo.org
www.thejohnnyo.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated

September 1 - 30
National Yoga Awareness Month
Yoga Health Foundation
578 Washington Blvd. #716
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
(310) 928 6638
join@yogamonth.org
www.yogamonth.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated

September 1 - 30
Newborn Screening Awareness Month
Save Babies Through Screening Foundation, Inc.
PO BOX 2313
Palm Harbor, FL 34682-2313
(888) 454-3383
email@savebabies.org
www.savebabies.org
Materials available
Contact: Jill Levy Fisch

September 1 - 30
Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
National Ovarian Cancer Coalition
3800 Maple Avenue Suite 435
Dallas, TX 75219
(888) OVARIAN (682-7426)
(214) 273-4200
nocc@ovarian.org
www.ovarian.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated

September 1 - 30
Pain Awareness Month
American Chronic Pain Association
Post Office Box 850
Rocklin, CA 95677
(800) 533-3231
(916) 632-3208 Fax
ACPA@theacpa.org
www.theacpa.org/September-is-Pain-Awareness-Month
Materials available
Contact: None designated

September 1 - 30
Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
ZERO - The End of Prostate Cancer
515 King Street, Suite 420
Alexandria, VA 22314
(888) 245-9455
(202) 463-9455
info@zerocancer.org
www.zerocancer.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated

September 1 - 30
Sepsis Awareness Month
Sepsis Alliance
1855 First Avenue Suite 102
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 232-0300
aestrada@sepsis.org
www.sepsis.org/sepsisawarenessmonth/
Materials available
Contact: Angelica Estrada

September 1 - 30
Sexual Health Awareness Month
American Sexual Health Association
P. O. Box 13827
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-3827
(919) 361-8400
(919) 361-8425 Fax
info@ashastd.org
www.ASHAsexualhealth.org
Materials available
Contact: ASHA Media Relations Office

September 1 - 30
Whole Grains Month
Whole Grains Council
266 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 421-5500
(617) 421-5511 Fax
info@oldwayspt.org
www.wholegrainscouncil.org/get-involved/celebrate-whole-grains-month-september
Materials available
Contact: Caroline Sluyter

September 1 - 30
World Alzheimer's Month
Alzheimer's Disease International
64 Great Suffolk Street
London, UNITED KINGDOM SE1 OBL
1+44 207 9810880
info@alz.co.uk
www.alz.co.uk/wam
Materials available
Contact: None designated

September 8 - 14
National Suicide Prevention Week
American Association of Suicidology
5221 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20015
(202) 237-2280
(202) 237-2282 Fax
info@suicidology.org
www.suicidology.org/about-aas/national-suicide-prevention-week
Materials available
Contact: None designated

September 10
World Suicide Prevention Day
International Association for Suicide Prevention
c/o AAS
5521 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20015
admin@iasp.info
www.iasp.info/wspd2019/
Materials available
Contact: Wendy Cliff

September 13
National Celiac Disease Awareness Day
National Celiac Association
P.O. Box 600066
Newton, MA 02460
(888) 4-CELIAC
(617) 262-5422
managingdirector@nationalceliac.org
www.nationalceliac.org
Materials available
Contact: Mary Schluckebier

September 15 - 21
National Farm Safety & Health Week
National Education Center for Agricultural Safety
8342 NICC Frive
Peosta, IA 52068
(888) 844-6322
(563) 557-0354
neenand@nicc.edu
www.necasag.org/nationalfarmsafetyandhealthweek/
Materials available
Contact: Dan Neenan

September 17
Get Ready Day
American Public Health Association
800 I Street NW
Washington, DC 20001-3710
(202) 777-2742
(202) 777-2500 TTY
(202) 777-2532 Fax
getready@apha.org
www.getreadyforflu.org/getreadyday/index.htm
Materials available
Contact: Daniel Greenberg

September 18
National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day
The AIDS Institute
17 Davis Boulevard, Suite 403
Tampa, FL 33606
(202) 835-8373
(202) 835-8368 Fax
info@TheAIDSInstitute.org
www.NHAAAD.org
Materials available
Contact: Michelle Scavnicky

September 18
National School Backpack Awareness Day
American Occupational Therapy Association
4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20824-3449
(301) 652-6611
(800) 377-8555 TDD
(301) 652-7711 Fax
praota@aota.org
www.aota.org/conference-events/backpack-safety-awareness-day.aspx
Materials available
Contact: Katie Riley

September 23 - 27
Fungal Disease Awareness Week
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30333
www.cdc.gov/fungal/awareness-week.html
Materials available
Contact: None designated

September 23 - 27
Malnutrition Awareness Week™
American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
8401 Colesville Rd Suite 510
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(610) 649-7994
peggig@nutritioncare.org
www.nutritioncare.org/maw/
Contact: Peggi Guenter, PhD, RN, FAAN

September 23
Falls Prevention Awareness Day
National Council on Aging
25 18th Street South
Suite 500
Arlington, VA 22202
(571) 527-3900
marissa.whitehouse@ncoa.org
www.ncoa.org/fpad
Materials available
Contact: Marissa Whitehouse

September 25
National Women's Health & Fitness Day
Health Information Resource Center
328 W. Lincoln Ave., Suite 10
Libertyville, IL 60048
(847) 816-8660
(847)816-8662 Fax
info@fitnessday.com
www.fitnessday.com
Materials available
Contact: Patricia Henze

September 27
Sport Purple for Platelets Day
Platelet Disorder Support Association
8751 Brecksville Road, Suite 150
Cleveland, OH 44141
(877) 528-3538
(844) 270-1277 Fax
pdsa@pdsa.org
www.pdsa.org
Materials available
Contact: Brenda Foster

September 28
World Rabies Day
Global Alliance for Rabies Control
529 Humboldt Street, Suite 1
Manhattan, KS 66502
info@rabiesalliance.org
www.rabiesalliance.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated

September 29
World Heart Day
World Heart Federation
32, rue de Malatrex
1201 Geneva
Switzerland
(+41 22) 807 03 20
(+41 22) 807 03 39 Fax
 worldheartday@worldheart.org
www.worldheartday.org/
Materials available
Contact: Cynthia Haro