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Health Observances

2018 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
aforders@arthritis.org
www.arthritis.org
Materials available
Contact: Lisa Evans

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
bhsm@asha.org
www.asha.org/bhsm
Materials available
Contact: None designated

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
www.foodallergy.org/life-with-food-allergies
Materials available
Contact: None designated

Global Employee Health and Fitness Month
National Association for Health and Fitness
10 Kings Mill Court
Albany , NY 12205-3632
(518) 465-1058
areobic2@aol.com
www.healthandfitnessmonth.com
Materials available
Contact: Diane H. Hart

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: Tiffany Aurora

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

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
dvhwi@cdc.gov
www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/hepawarenessabcs.htm
Materials available
Contact: None designated

International Mediterranean Diet Month
Oldways and the Mediterranean Foods Alliance
226 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: Sade Anderson 

Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and 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: Jennifer Allyn

Mental Health Month
Mental Health America
500 Montgomery Street, Suite 820
Alexandria, VA 22314
(800) 969-6642
(703) 684-7722
(703) 684-5968 Fax
dfritze@mentalhealthamerica.net 
www.mentalhealthamerica.net/may
Materials available
Contact: Danielle Fritze

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
info@aafa.org
www.aafa.org/page/asthma-and-allergy-awareness-month.aspx
Materials available
Contact: Melanie Carver

National Osteoporosis Month
National Osteoporosis Foundation
251 18th Street S, Suite 630
Arlington, VA 22202
(703) 647-3000
claire.gill@nof.org
www.nof.org/nationalosteoporosismonth
Materials available
Contact: Claire Gill

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

National Stroke Awareness Month
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30333
800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636)
(888) 232-6348 TTY
www.cdc.gov/stroke/index.htm
Materials available
Contact: None designated

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

Preeclampsia Awareness Month
Preeclampsia Foundation
6905 N. Wickham Road, Suite 302
Melbourne, FL 32940
(800) 665-9341
(321) 421-6957
(321) 821-0450 Fax
eleni.tsigas@preeclampsia.org
www.preeclampsia.org
Materials available
Contact: Eleni Tsigas

Ultraviolet Awareness 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

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: Paula Kun

May 2 - 8
Children's Mental Health Awareness Week
National Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health
15883A Crabbs Branch Way
Rockville, MD 20855
(240) 403-1901
ffcmh@ffcmh.org
www.ffcmh.org/copy-of-events
Materials available
Contact: Sandra A. Spencer

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 6 - 12
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.asse.org/newsroom/naosh/what-is-naosh-week
Materials available
Contact: Trinity Stachura

May 9
Walk and 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
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
info@cdlsusa.org
www.cdlsusa.org
Materials available
Contact: Marie Malloy

May 13 - 19
National Alcohol- and Other Drug-Related Birth Defects Awareness Week
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc.
217 Broadway, Room 712
New York, NY 10007
(800) NCA-CALL (622-2255) (24-Hour Helpline)
(212) 269-7797
(212) 269-7510 Fax
national@ncadd.org
www.ncadd.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated

May 13 - 19
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 14 - 20
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/events/event/national-stuttering-awareness-week-2018
Materials available
Contact: Jane Fraser

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.nws.noaa.gov/om/severeweather/severewxcal.shtml
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
Tiffany@IFAutoimmuneArthritis.org
www.worldautoimmunearthritisday.org
Materials available
Contact: Tiffany Westrich-Robertson

May 21 - 25
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 25
Heat Safety Awareness Day
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service
Analyze, Forecast and Support Office
1325 East West Highway, Station 13160
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 427-9356
jannie.g.ferrell@noaa.gov
www.weather.gov/om/heat/index.shtml
Materials available
Contact: Jannie Ferrell

May 26
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: John Antonishak

May 31
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