Monthly Healthcare Observances

April
1 – 30
Alcohol Awareness Month
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc.
244 East 58th Street, 4th Floor
… New York, NY 10022
(800) NCA-CALL (622-2255) (24-hour helpline)
(212) 269-7797
(212) 269-7510 Fax
national@ncadd.org
http://www.ncadd.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated

1 – 30
Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month
International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders
P.O. Box 170864
Milwaukee, WI 53217-8076
(888) 964-2001
(414) 964-1799
(414) 964-7176 Fax
iffgd@iffgd.org
http://www.aboutibs.org/site/about-ibs/april-ib
s-awareness-month
Materials available
Contact: Nancy Norton

1 – 30
National Autism Awareness Month
The Autism Society
4340 East West Highway, Suite 350
Bethesda, MD 20814-3067
(800) 3–AUTISM (328-8476)
(301) 657-0881
(301) 657-0869 Fax
info@autism-society.org
http://www.autism-society.org/about-us/national
-autism-awareness-month/
Materials available
Contact: Jennifer Repella

1 – 30
National Distracted Driving Awareness Month
FocusDriven
P. O. Box 7001
River Forest, IL 60305
(603) 775-2405
info@focusdriven.org
http://www.focusdriven.org/index.aspx
Materials available
Contact: None designated

1 – 30
National Donate Life Month
Division of Transplantation, Healthcare Systems Bureau
Health Resources and Services Administration
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Parklawn Building, Room 12C-05
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
(888) 275-4772
(703) 821-2098 Fax
ask@hrsa.gov
http://www.organdonor.gov
Materials available
Contact: Division of Transplantation Staff

1 – 30
National Facial Protection Month
American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
American Association of Orthodontists
9700 West Bryn Mawr Avenue
Rosemont, IL 60018
(847) 678-6200
inquiries@aaoms.org
http://www.aaoms.org
Materials available
Contact: AAOMS Communications

1 – 30
National Minority Health Month
Office of Minority Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
P.O. Box 37337
Washington, DC 20013-7337
(800) 444-6472
(240) 453-2883 Fax
info@minorityhealth.hhs.gov
minorityhealth.hhs.gov/
Materials available
Contact: Information Specialist

1 – 30
National Sarcoidosis Awareness Month
National Sarcoidosis Society
National Sarcoidosis Foundation
Mercy Hospital & Medical Center
2525 South Michigan Avenue, Lower Area – Media Area
Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 567-6626
(312) 567-6144 Fax
sarcoidosis3@gmail.com
http://www.nationalsarcoidosisfriends.org
Materials available
Contact: Glenda Fulton

1 – 30
Occupational Therapy Month
American Occupational Therapy Association
4720 Montgomery Lane
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 652-6611
(800) 377-8555 TDD
(301) 652-7258 Fax
pr@aota.org
http://www.promoteot.org
Materials available
Contact: Katie Riley

1 – 30
Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month
Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)
2000 L Street NW, Suite 406
Washington, DC 20036
(800) 656-4673
info@rainn.org
http://www.rainn.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated

1 – 30
Sports Eye Safety Awareness Month
American Academy of Ophthalmology
P.O. Box 7424
San Francisco, CA 94120-7424
(415) 447-0258
(415) 561-8533 Fax
eyemd@aao.org
http://www.geteyesmart.org/eyesmart/injuries/in
dex.cfm
Materials available
Contact: Georgia Alward

1 – 30
STI Awareness Month
American Social Health
P. O. Box 13827
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-3827
(919) 361-8400
(919) 361-8425 Fax
info@ashastd.org
http://www.ashastd.org/stiawarenessmonth.cfm
Materials available
Contact: ASHA Media Relations Office

1 – 30
Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month
Prevent Blindness America
211 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60606
(800) 331-2020
(312) 363-6001
(312) 363-6052 Fax
info@preventblindness.org
http://www.preventblindness.org
Materials available
Contact: PBA Consumer and Patient Hotline

2 – 8
National Public Health Week
American Public Health Association
800 I Street NW
Washington, DC 20001-3710
(202) 777-2425
(202) 777-2500 TTY
(202) 777-2532 Fax
cintya.renderos@apha.org
http://www.nphw.org
Materials available
Contact: Cintya Renderos

5
National Alcohol Screening Day®
Screening for Mental Health, Inc.
One Washington Street, Suite 304
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
(781) 239-0071
(781) 431-7447 Fax
smhinfo@mentalhealthscreening.org
http://www.mentalhealthscreening.org/events/nat
ional-alcohol-screening-day.aspx
Materials available
Contact: None designated

7
World Health Day
Pan American Health Organization
WHO Regional Office for the Americas
525 23rd Street NW
Washington, DC 20037-2895
(202) 974-3000
(202) 974-3663 Fax
http://www.who.int/world-health-day/en/
Materials available
Contact: None designated

21 – 28
National Infant Immunization Week
National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road NE, MS A27
Atlanta, GA 30333
(800) CDC-INFO (232-4636)
(404) 639-8200
(404) 639-8905 Fax
cdcinfo@cdc.gov
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/events/niiw/default
.htm
Materials available
Contact: Dwan Hightower

21 – 28
Safe Kids Week
Safe Kids Worldwide
1301 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 662-4476
kcollins@safekids.org
http://www.safekids.org/sports
Materials available
Contact: Katherine Collins

22 – 28
National Infertility Awareness Week
RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association
1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500
McLean, VA 22102
(703) 556-7172
(703) 506-3266 Fax
http://www.resolve.org
Materials available
Contact: Rebecca Flick

24
World Meningitis Day
Confederation of Meningitis Organization
Telethon Institute for Child Health Research
P.O. Box 855
West Perth
AUSTRALIA, 6872
+61 894897791
+ 61 894897705 Fax
lindag@ichr.uwa.edu.au
http://www.comoonline.org
Materials available
Contact: Linda GibbsSee More

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