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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.

March

March 1 - 31
Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month
National Hemophilia Foundation
7 Penn Plaza, Suite 1204
New York, NY 10001
(212) 328-3700
handi@hemophilia.org
www.hemophilia.org/Newsroom/NHF-Community-News/March-Declared-Bleeding-Disorders-Awareness-Month
Materials available
Contact: None designated

National Cheerleader Safety Month
USA Cheer
6745 Lenox Center Court
Suite 300
Memphis, TN 38115
(888) 899-8964
klew@usacheer.net
National Cheerleader Safety Month
Materials available
Contact: Karen Lew

National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
Prevent Cancer Foundation
1600 Duke Street, Suite 500
Alexandria, VA 22314
(800) 227-2732
(703) 836-4412
(703) 836-4413 Fax
pcf@preventcancer.org
National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
Materials available
Contact: Jeanne Ellinport

National Endometriosis Awareness Month
Endometriosis Association
8585 North 76th Place
Milwaukee, WI 53223
(414) 355-2200
(414) 355-6065 Fax
cathy@ EndometriosisAssn.org
National Endometriosis Awareness Month
Materials available
Contact: Carol Drury

National Kidney Month
National Kidney Foundation
30 East 33rd Street
New York, NY 10016
(800) 622-9010
(855) NKF-CARES (653-2273)
(212) 689-9261 Fax
info@kidney.org
National Kidney Month
Materials available
Contact: None designated

National Nutrition Month ®
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190
Chicago, IL 60606-6995
permissions@eatright.org
National Nutrition Month 2019
Materials available
Contact: Anika Swarn

Problem Gambling Awareness Month
National Council on Problem Gambling
730 11th Street NW, Suite 601
Washington, DC 20001
(800) 522-4700
(202) 547-9204
(202) 547-9206 Fax
keithw@ncpgambling.org
www.npgaw.org
Materials available
Contact: Keith Whyte

Save Your Vision Month
American Optometric Association
243 North Lindbergh Boulevard, First Floor
St. Louis, MO 63141-7881
(800) 365-2219 Ext. 4200
(314) 983-4200
(314) 991-4101 Fax
foundation@aoa.org
Save Your Vision - American Optometric Association
Materials available
Contact: Susan Thomas

Trisomy Awareness Month
Support Organization for Trisomy 18, 13 & Related Disorders
2982 South Union Street
Rochester, NY 14624-1926
(800) 716-SOFT -7638
(585) 594-4621
(585) 594-1957 Fax
barbsoft@rochester.rr.com
Trisomy Awareness Month
Materials available
Contact: Barb Vanherreweghe

Workplace Eye Wellness Month
American Academy of Ophthalmology
P.O. Box 7424
San Francisco, CA 94120-7424
(415) 561-8534
media@aao.org
EyeSmart - American Academy of Ophthalmology
Materials available
Contact: Beatrice Shelton

March 4 - 11
National Sleep Awareness Week ®
National Sleep Foundation
1010 North Glebe Road, Suite 420
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 243-1697
nsf@sleepfoundation.org
National Sleep Awareness Week
Materials available
Contact: Scott Ravin

March 6 - 10
National School Breakfast Week
School Nutrition Association
120 Waterfront Street, Suite 300
National Harbor, MD 20745
(301) 686-3100
(301) 686-3115 Fax
media@schoolnutrition.org
National School Breakfast Week
Materials available
Contact: Diane Pratt-Heavner

March 8
World Kidney Day
International Society of Nephrology
ISN – Global Operations Center
Rue des Fabriques 1b
1000 Brussels, Belguim
+32 2 808 04 20
info@worldkidneyday.org
World Kidney Day
Materials available
Contact: Agnese Ruggiero

March 10
National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
Office on Women's Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue SW, Room 712 E
Washington, DC 20201
(202) 690-7650
(202) 401-4005 Fax
womenshealth@hhs.gov
Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
Materials available
Contact: None designated

March 11 - 17
Patient Safety Awareness Week
National Patient Safety Foundation
268 Summer Street, 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 391-9900
(617) 391-9999 Fax
info@npsf.org
Patient Safety Awareness Week
Materials available
Contact: Sara Reardon

March 12 - 18
Brain Awareness Week
Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives
505 Fifth Avenue, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10017
(212) 401-1689
(212) 513-7623 Fax
bawinfo@dana.org
Brain Awareness Week
Materials available
Contact: Kathleen Roina

March 18 - 24
National Poison Prevention Week
American Association of Poison Control Centers
515 King Street, Suite 510
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 894-1858
outreach@aapcc.org
www.poisonprevention.org/Poison-Prevention-Week
Materials available
Contact: Brittany Hansen

March 19 - 23
National Youth Violence Prevention Week
National Association of SAVE
Sandy Hook Promise PO Box 3489
Newtown, CT 06470
(866) 343-7283
National Youth Violence Prevention Week - Sandy Hook Promise
Materials available
Contact: Carleen Wray

March 20
National Native American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
National Native American AIDS Prevention Center
1031 33rd Street, Suite 270
Denver, CO 80205
(720) 382-2244
(720) 382-2248 Fax
National Native American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
Materials available
Contact: None designated

March 24
World Tuberculosis Day
Stop TB Partnership (Secretariat)
World Health Organization
HTM/STB/TBP
20, avenue Appia
CH-1211 Geneva 27
SWITZERLAND
+(41) 22 791 21 11
+(41) 22 791 31 11 Fax
mediainquiries@who.int
World Tuberculosis Day 2019
Materials available
Contact: None designated

March 27
American Diabetes Alert Day
American Diabetes Association
1701 North Beauregard Street
Alexandria, VA 22311
(800) DIABETES (342-2383)
(703) 549-6995 Fax
askada@diabetes.org
American Diabetes Association Alert Day
Materials available
Contact: None designated