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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.

May

May 1 - 31
Arthritis Awareness Month
Arthritis Foundation
1355 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 600
Atlanta, GA 30309
(800) 283-7800
(404) 965-7595 Fax
cvillines@arthritis.org
www.arthritis.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated

May 1 - 31
Better Hearing and Speech Month
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
2200 Research Boulevard
Rockville, MD 20850-3289
(800) 498-8255
(301) 296-5700
(301) 296-8580 Fax
nsslha@asha.org
www.asha.org/bhsm/
Materials available
Contact: None designated

May 1 - 31
Food Allergy Action Month
Food Allergy Research & Education
7925 Jones Branch Dr., Suite 1100
McLean, VA 22102
(800) 929-4040
(703) 691-3179
(703) 691-2713 Fax
ngregory@foodallergy.org
www.foodallergy.org/life-with-food-allergies
Materials available
Contact: Nancy Gregory

May 1 - 31
Global Employee Health and Fitness Month
National Association for Health and Fitness
10 Kings Mill Court
Albany , NY 12205-3632
(518) 465-1058
info@gehfm.org
www.healthandfitnessmonth.com
Materials available
Contact: Diane H. Hart

May 1 - 31
Global Youth Traffic Safety Month
National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS)
901 N. Washington Street, Suite 703
Alexandria, VA 22314
(571) 367-7171
support@noys.org
www.noys.org/
Materials available
Contact: None designated

May 1 - 31
Healthy Vision Month
National Eye Institute Information Office
31 Center Drive MSC 2510
Bethesda, MD 20892-2510
(301) 496-5248
kcollins@nei.nih.gov
www.nei.nih.gov/hvm
Materials available
Contact: Kym Collins-Lee

May 1 - 31
Hepatitis Awareness Month
Division of Viral Hepatitis, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road, G-37
Atlanta, GA 30033
(800) 232-4636
(404) 718-8596 Voice
www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/hepawarenessabcs.htm
Materials available
Contact: None designated

May 1 - 31
International Mediterranean Diet Month
Oldways
266 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 421-5500
(617) 421-5511 Fax
media@oldwayspt.org 
www.oldwayspt.org/programs/mediterranean-foods-alliance/international-mediterranean-diet-month
Materials available
Contact: Paola Garza

May 1 - 31
Mental Health Month
Mental Health America
500 Montgomery Street, Suite 820
Alexandria, VA 22314
(800) 969-6642
(703) 684-7722
(703) 684-5968 Fax
www.mentalhealthamerica.net/may
Materials available
Contact: None designated

May 1 - 31
National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
8201 Corporate Drive, Suite 1000
Landover, MD 20785
(800) 7-ASTHMA (727-8462)
(202) 466-7643
(202) 466-8940 Fax
media@aafa.org
www.aafa.org/page/asthma-and-allergy-awareness-month.aspx
Materials available
Contact: None designated

May 1 - 31
National Osteoporosis Month
National Osteoporosis Foundation
251 18th Street S, Suite 630
Arlington, VA 22202
(703) 647-3000
Christine.dockter@nof.org
www.nof.org/nationalosteoporosismonth
Materials available
Contact: Christine Dockter

May 1 - 31
National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition
Suite 560, Tower Bldg.
1101 Wootton Parkway
Rockville, MD 20852
(240) 276-9567
(240) 276-9860 Fax
fitness@hhs.gov
www.hhs.gov/fitness/be-active/npfsm2017/index.html
Materials available
Contact: None designated

May 1 - 31
National Stroke Awareness Month
NIH Neurological Institute
P.O. Box 5801
Bethesda, MD 20824
(800) 352-9424
www.ninds.nih.gov/News-Events/Events-Proceedings/Events/Stroke-Awareness-Month
Materials available
Contact: None designated

May 1 - 31
National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month
HHS Office of Adolescent Health
1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 700
Rockville, MD 20852
(240) 453-2846
www.hhs.gov/ash/oah/news/national-teen-pregnancy-prevention-month.html
Materials available
Contact: None designated

May 1 - 31
Preeclampsia Awareness Month
Preeclampsia Foundation
3840 West Eau Gallie Blvd.
Suite 104
Melbourne, FL 32934
(800) 665-9341
(321) 421-6957
info@preeclampsia.org
www.preeclampsia.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated

May 1 - 31
Skin Cancer Prevention Month ®
American Academy of Dermatology
930 East Woodfield Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173
(866) 503-SKIN (503-7546)
(847) 240-1280
(847) 240-1859 Fax
mediarelations@aad.org
www.aad.org/public/spot-skin-cancer/programs/skin-cancer-awareness-month
Materials available
Contact: None designated

May 1 - 7
National Physical Education & Sport Week
SHAPE America
1900 Association Drive
Reston, VA 20191
(703) 476-3461
(800) 213-7193
pkun@shapeamerica.org
www.shapeamerica.org/events/pesportweek/
Materials available
Contact: None designated

May 5 - 11
North American Occupational Safety and Health Week
American Society of Safety Engineers
 520 N. Northwest Hwy
Park Ridge, IL 60068
(847) 699-2929
(847) 768-3441
(847) 768-3434 Fax
customerservice@asse.org
www.naosh.org/english/
Materials available
Contact: Trinity Stachura

May 5
Hand Hygiene Day
World Health Organization
Avenue Appia 20, 1211 Geneva 27
Switzerland
+ 41 22 791 21 11
+ 41 22 791 31 11 Fax
savelives@who.int
www.who.int/gpsc/5may/en/
Materials available
Contact: None designated

May 6 - 12
National Neuropathy Awareness Week
The Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy
485 Half Day Rd., Suite 350
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
(847) 883-9942
(847) 883-9960 Fax
info@tffpn.org
www.foundationforpn.org
Materials available
Contact: Lindsay Colbert

May 7 - 13
Children's Mental Health Awareness Week
National Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health
12320 Parklawn Drive
Rockville, MD 20852
(240) 403-1901
ffcmh@ffcmh.org
www.ffcmh.org/copy-of-events
Materials available
Contact: None designated

May 9
Bike to School Day
National Center for Safe Routes to School
730 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, Suite 300/ Campus Box 3430
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3430
866-610-SRTS (610-7787)
info@walkbiketoschool.org
www.walkbiketoschool.org
Materials available
Contact: Nancy Pullen-Seufert

May 12 - 18
National Alcohol and Other Drug-Related Birth Defects Awareness Week
Facing Addiction with NCADD
217 Broadway, Suite 712
New York, NY 10007
(800) NCA-CALL (622-2255) (24-Hour Helpline)
(212) 269-7797
(212) 269-7510 Fax
national@ncadd.org
www.facingaddiction.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated

May 12 - 18
National Women's Health Week
Office on Women's Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue SW, Room 712E
Washington, DC 20201
(202) 690-7650
(202) 401-4005 Fax
www.womenshealth.gov/nwhw
Materials available
Contact: None designated

May 12
Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Awareness Day
CdLS Foundation
302 West Main Street, #100
Avon, CT 06001
(800) 753-2357
(860) 676-8166
(860) 676-8337 Fax
outreach@CdLSusa.org
www.cdlsusa.org
Materials available
Contact: Gabrielle Nadeau

May 13 - 19
National Stuttering Awareness Week
National Stuttering Association
119 W. 40th Street 14th Floor
New York, NY 10018
(800) 937-8888
(212) 944-8244 Fax
Info@WeStutter.org
www.westutter.org/upcoming-events/
Materials available
Contact: None designated

May 18
HIV Vaccine Awareness Day
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Rm 443 H
200 Independence Avenue
S.W. Washington, D.C. 20201
(800) HIV-0440 (800) 448-0440
ContactUs@aidsinfo.nih.gov
www.aids.gov/news-and-events/awareness-days/hiv-vaccine-awareness-day/
Contact: Kathy Stover

May 19
National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
The Banyan Tree Project
Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center
730 Polk Street, 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 292-3420 x352
(415) 292-3404 Fax
info@banyantreeproject.org
www.banyantreeproject.org
Materials available
Contact: Sapna Mysoor

May 20 - 26
National Hurricane Preparedness Week
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service
Analyze, Forecast and Support Office
1325 East West Highway, Station 126
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 427-9000
Christopher.Vaccaro@noaa.gov
www.weather.gov/safety/events_calendar
Materials available
Contact: Christopher Vaccaro

May 20
World Autoimmune/Autoinflammatory Arthritis Day
International Foundation for Autoimmune Arthritis
525 Clara Avenue, Suite 101
St. Louis, MO 63112
(877) 609-4226
Info@AiArthritis.org
www.aiarthritis.org/awareness-days
Materials available
Contact: None designated

May 21 - 27
Healthy and Safe Swimming Week
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30333
(800) CDC-INFO (800-232-4636)
(888) 232-6348 TTY
healthywater@cdc.gov
www.cdc.gov/healthywater/swimming
Materials available
Contact: Kirsten Yates

May 24
Don't Fry Day
National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention
1629 K Street, N.W., Suite 300
Washington, DC 20006
301-801-4422
dontfryday@skincancerprevention.org
www.skincancerprevention.org/programs/dont-fry-day
Materials available
Contact: None designated

May 25
Heat Safety Awareness Day
National Weather Service Safety
1325 East-West Hwy, 18th floor
Communications Office
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 427-9356
nws.answers@noaa.gov
www.weather.gov/om/heat/index.shtml
Materials available
Contact: None designated

May 29
National Senior Health & Fitness Day ®
Mature Market Resource Center
328 W. Lincoln Ave
Libertyville, IL 60048
(800) 828-8225
info@fitnessday.com
www.fitnessday.com
Materials available
Contact: Gary W. Ford

May 31
World No Tobacco Day
WHO Prevention for Noncommunicable Diseases
Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health
20 Avenue Appia
1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
+ 41 22 791 4426
tfi@who.int
www.who.int/tobacco/wntd/en
Materials available
Contact: None designated