April 2017 National Health Observances

Listed, are the National Health Observances (NHOs) for April 2017.

National Health Observances are special days, week or months dedicated to raising awareness about special health topics.

National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

National Safety Council

800-621-7619

www.nsc.org/

Live Well, Work Well flyers:

  • Cellphone Use Behind the Wheel
  • Driver Safety: Distractions

 

Alcohol Awareness Month

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Inc.

212-269-7797

www.ncadd.org

Live Well, Work Well flyers:

  • Alcohol-related Illnesses
  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
  • Substance Abuse

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month

International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders

414-964-1799

www.aboutibs.org/site/about-ibs/april-ibs-awareness-month

Live Well, Work Well flyers:

  • IBS: Irritable Bowel Syndrome

National Autism Awareness Month

The Autism Society

800-3-AUTISM (328-8476)

www.autism-society.org/

Live Well, Work Well flyers:

  • Children’s Health: Autism

National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Child Welfare Information Gateway

Children’s Bureau

800-394-3366

www.childwelfare.gov/topics/preventing/preventionmonth/

  • Domestic Abuse

National Donate Life Month

Division of Transplantation, Healthcare Systems Bureau

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

888-275-4772

www.organdonor.gov

Live Well, Work Well flyers:

  • Blood Donation
  • Organ and Tissue Donation FAQs

National Facial Protection Month

American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

American Association of Orthodontists

847-678-6200

www.aaoms.org

  • Children’s Health: Sports Safety
  • Sports Safety: Eye Protection

National Interprofessional Health Care Month

National Academies of Practice

859-514-9184

www.napractice.org/Advocacy/National-Interprofessional-Health-Care-Month

  • Children’s Health: Sports Safety
  • Sports Safety: Eye Protection

 

National Minority Health Month

Office of Minority Health

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

240-453-2882

www.minorityhealth.hhs.gov

Live Well, Work Well flyers:

  • BMI: Body Mass Index
  • Heart Disease
  • Pre-diabetes: Don’t Let it Lead to Type 2
  • What are Your Numbers?

Occupational Therapy Month

American Occupational Therapy Association

301-652-6611

www.aota.org

 

Oral Cancer Awareness Month

The Oral Cancer Foundation

The Bruce Paltrow Foundation

949-723-4400

www.oralcancer.org/

Live Well, Work Well flyers:

  • Oral Cancer
  • Dental Care: Oral Hygiene
  • Dental Care: Oral Health and Wellness

 

Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)

800-656-4673

www.rainn.org

Live Well, Work Well flyers:

  • Sexual Assault
  • Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

 

Sexual Assault Awareness Month of Action

National Sexual Violence Resource Center

877-739-3895

www.nsvrc.org/

Live Well, Work Well flyers:

  • Sexual Assault
  • Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Awareness Month

American Sexual Health Association

919-361-8400

www.ashastd.org

Sports Eye Safety Awareness Month

American Academy of Ophthalmology

415-561-8534

http://aao.org/eyesmart

Live Well, Work Well flyer:

  • Sports Safety: Eye Protection

Women’s Eye Health & Safety Month

Prevent Blindness

800-331-2020

www.preventblindness.org/

 

National Youth Violence Prevention Week – April 2-8

National Association of SAVE

866-343-SAVE (7283)

www.nationalsave.org/

 

National Public Health Week – April 3-9

American Public Health Association

202-777-2742

www.nphw.org

Live Well, Work Well flyers:

  • Children’s Health series
  • Public Health series

Sexual Assault Awareness Day of Action – April 5

National Sexual Violence Resource Center

877-739-3895

www.nsvrc.org/saam/current-campaign/day-of-action

Live Well, Work Well flyer:

  • Sexual Assault
  • Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

National Alcohol Screening Day® – April 7

Screening for Mental Health, Inc.

781-239-0071

www.mentalhealthscreening.org/events/national-alcohol-screening-day.aspx

Live Well, Work Well flyer:

  • Alcohol-related Illness

 

World Health Day – April 7

World Health Organization

011-41-22-791-21-11

www.who.int/world-health-day/en/

Live Well, Work Well flyers:

  • Children’s Health series
  • Public Health series

National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day – April 10

Advocates for Youth

202-419-3420

www.youthaidsday.org/

Live Well, Work Well flyer:

  • Public Health: HIV/AIDS

Every Kid Healthy™ Week – April 21-28

Action for Healthy Kids®

800-416-5136

www.everykidhealthyweek.org/

Live Well, Work Well flyers:

  • Children’s Health series

National Infertility Awareness Week – April 23-29

RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association

703-556-7172

www.resolve.org

Live Well, Work Well flyer:

  • Trouble Conceiving?

World Immunization Week – April 23-29

World Health Organization

011-41-22-791-21-11

www.who.int/campaigns/immunization-week

Chart:

  • Immunization Schedule for Adults
  • Immunization Schedule for Children 0-6 Years
  • CDC Immunization Catch-up Schedule for Children 0-18 Years
  • Immunization Schedule for Children 7-18 Years

World Meningitis Day – April 24

Confederation of Meningitis Organization

Telethon Institute for Child Health Research

011-61-89-489-7791

www.comomeningitis.org

National Infant Immunization Week – April 26-May 3

National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

800-CDC-INFO (232-4636)

www.cdc.gov/vaccines/events/niiw/index.html

Live Well, Work Well flyers:

  • Child Vaccinations series

Chart:

  • Immunization Schedule for Children 0-6 Years
  • CDC Immunization Catch-up Schedule for Children 0-18 Years

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