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 wont 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.
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.
128 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 "Kids Care" with a nurse or M.D.
5 11 National Burn Awareness Week
7 14 Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week
14 VALENTINE'S DAY
11 18 Cardiac Rehabilitation Week
American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
12 18 Children of Alcoholics Week
17 National Women's Heart Day
26 - March 4 National Eating Disorders Awareness Week
1 31 National Nutrition Month
1 31 Workplace Eye Health and Safety Month
1 31 Save Your Vision Month
1 31 National Brain Injury Awareness Month
1 31 National Multiple Sclerosis Education and Awareness Month
6 10 National School Breakfast Week
13 20 Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week
13 19 Brain Awareness Week
17 St. Patrick's Day
1 30 National Occupational Therapy Month
1 - 30 National Humor Month
1 30 National Youth Sports Safety Month
1 30 Sports Eye Safety Month
1 30 National Child Abuse Prevention Month
1 30 Foot Health Awareness Month
3 7 National Youth Violence Prevention Week
National Association of Students Against Violence Everywhere
7 World Health Day
22 Earth Day
22 29 National Infant Immunization Week
29 30 2006 WalkAmerica
March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
30 - May 6 North American Occupational Safety and Health Week
1-31 National Correct Posture Month
1 31 National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month
1 31 Older Americans Month
U.S. Administration on Aging
1 31 Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month
1 31 Better Sleep Month
1 31 Healthy Vision Month
1 31 National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
1 31 National Bike Month
5 Cinco de Mayo
May 1-7 Teacher Appreciation Week
6 13 National SAFE KIDS Week
12 Fibromyalgia Awareness Day
14 Mother's Day
14 20 National Women's Health Week
14 20 National Running and Fitness Week
American Running Association and American Medical Athletic Association
15 19 Bike to Work Week
15 National Women's Check-up Day
17 National Employee Health and Fitness Day
National Association for Health and Fitness
25 National Missing Childrens Day
29 Memorial Day
31 World No Tobacco Day
June National Outdoors Month http://www.greatoutdoorsmonth.org/
3-11 National Fishing Week
4 - 10 National Headache Awareness Week
National Headache Foundation
12 - 18 National Men's Health Week
18 Father's Day
21 National ASK Day
PAX/Real Solutions to Gun Violence
25 - July 1 Helen Keller Deaf - Blind Awareness Week
Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youth and Adults
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