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Health Observance Dates
Jan 25, 2006

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The following dates are listed by various web sites as special times to observe a particular health related subject. Trade associations will designate a date where they can showcase their services. There may be other reasons for these “observances”, but promotion is certainly one of them.

These dates give you many new avenues in which you can promote your services. But, they won’t work by themselves. They are opportunities for creative, bright, and energetic health care promoters. 

  • Give a workshop in your office on the theme. Do this workshop alone, or in conjunction with a local professional related to the subject. 
  • Promote a special screening for the condition or theme.
  • Work with local related professionals or associates and schedule workshop or screenings outside of the office. You can do this with them, or for them.
  • Set up a donation program in conjunction with a particular theme.
  • Set up your own dates to observe a health condition, as many office that we work with do. 

February

1-28 Heart Month
 www.americanheart.org        Participate in the local “Heart Walk.” Give your patients a free cap if they participate in the walk and bring in a friend for an exam and or massage. Donate the money paid to the local Heart Foundation.

 
1–28 AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month 
 www.preventblindness.org Set up a health fair with a local optometrist.

1– 28 Kids E.N.T. (Ears, Nose, Throat) Health Month 
 www.entnet.org/KidsENT Give a workshop on "Kid’s Care" with a nurse or M.D.

 5 – 11 National Burn Awareness Week
 www.shrinershq.org

7 – 14 Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week
 www.tchin.org/aware

14 VALENTINE'S DAY

11 – 18 Cardiac Rehabilitation Week
American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
www.aacvpr.org

12 – 18 Children of Alcoholics Week
 www.nacoa.org

17 National Women's Heart Day
 www.womansheartday.org
 
26 - March 4 National Eating Disorders Awareness Week
 www.nationaleatingdisorders.org
 
March
  
1 – 31 National Nutrition Month
 www.eatright.org
  
1 – 31 Workplace Eye Health and Safety Month
 www.preventblindness.org

1 – 31 Save Your Vision Month
 www.aoa.org
 
1 – 31 National Brain Injury Awareness Month
 www.biausa.org

1 – 31 National Multiple Sclerosis Education and Awareness Month
www.msfocus.org
   
6 – 10 National School Breakfast Week
 www.schoolnutrition.org

13 – 20 Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week
 www.nationalmssociety.org
 
13 – 19 Brain Awareness Week
 www.dana.org/brainweek
  

17 St. Patrick's Day


April
  
1 – 30 National Occupational Therapy Month
 www.aota.org

1 - 30 National Humor Month
http://www.larrywilde.com/month.htm

1 – 30 National Youth Sports Safety Month
 www.nyssf.org
  
1 – 30 Sports Eye Safety Month
 www.aao.org
  
1 – 30 National Child Abuse Prevention Month
 nccanch.acf.hhs.gov/topics/prevention/index.cfm
   
1 – 30 Foot Health Awareness Month
 www.apma.org
  
3 – 7 National Youth Violence Prevention Week
National Association of Students Against Violence Everywhere
 www.violencepreventionweek.org
   
7 World Health Day
 www.who.int/world-health-day/
   

22 Earth Day
http://www.earthday.net/


22 – 29 National Infant Immunization Week
  www.cdc.gov/nip/events/niiw/
   
29 – 30 2006 WalkAmerica
March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
 www.walkamerica.org

 30 - May 6 North American Occupational Safety and Health Week
  www.asse.org/naosh
  

May
  
1-31 National Correct Posture Month
http://www.amerchiro.org/membership/cpm/index.shtml
  
1 – 31 National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month
www.nof.org
  
1 – 31 Older Americans Month
U.S. Administration on Aging
  www.aoa.gov
  
1 – 31 Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month
  www.aafa.org
   
1 – 31 Better Sleep Month
  www.bettersleep.org
  
1 – 31 Healthy Vision Month
  www.healthyvision2010.org/hvm/
 
1 – 31 National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
 www.fitness.gov
 
1 – 31 National Bike Month
www.bikemonth.com

5 Cinco de Mayo
http://www.cincodemayo.net/english/other.shtml

May 1-7  Teacher Appreciation Week
http://www.nea.org/teacherday/index.html 
 
6 – 13 National SAFE KIDS Week
 www.safekids.org
  
12 Fibromyalgia Awareness Day
 fmaware.org/may12.htm

14 Mother's Day


14 – 20 National Women's Health Week
 www.womenshealth.gov
 
14 – 20 National Running and Fitness Week
American Running Association and American Medical Athletic Association
 www.americanrunning.org  

15 – 19 Bike to Work Week
 www.biketoworkweek.com

15 National Women's Check-up Day
 www.womenshealth.gov
   
17 National Employee Health and Fitness Day
National Association for Health and Fitness
 www.physicalfitness.org   
  
25 National Missing Children’s Day
 www.childfindofamerica.org

29 Memorial Day
http://www.usmemorialday.org/

31 World No Tobacco Day
 www.wntd.org
  

June  
 June National Outdoors Month  http://www.greatoutdoorsmonth.org/

 3-11 National Fishing Week

4 - 10 National Headache Awareness Week
National Headache Foundation
 www.headaches.org

12 - 18 National Men's Health Week
 www.menshealthweek.org

18 Father's Day

21 National ASK Day
PAX/Real Solutions to Gun Violence
www.AskingSavesKids.com

25 - July 1 Helen Keller Deaf - Blind Awareness Week
Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youth and Adults
 www.hknc.org


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