Observed Wellness Days

November

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Observed: November, 2019

National Diabetes Month is sponsored by the American Diabetic Association (ADA) with a vision for a life free of diabetes and its consequences.  It is observed in November.  The ADA also sponsors a “Diabetes Alert Day” on the fourth Tuesday in March to raise awareness about the serious problems diabetes can cause and encourages you to take the Diabetes Risk Test.

https://www.friendsforsight.org/resources/eye-health-awareness/item/16-diabetic-eye-disease-month-november


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The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) is leading a joint effort among a consortium of a non-profit lung cancer patient advocacy organizations and individuals. This effort is designed to produce a coordinated, harmonized public awareness campaign for Lung Cancer Awareness Month (LCAM) in November 2018.

https://www.iaslc.org/lcam


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Raising pancreatic cancer awareness can be done as an individual or group all year long, but it is especially important during Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month in November. It is a time of the year when we have the most voices speaking about out pancreatic cancer. Learn more about ways you can participate so you can help us raise awareness and funds during November.

https://www.pancan.org/


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President Ronald Reagan designated November as National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month in 1983. At the time, fewer than 2 million Americans had Alzheimer’s; today, the number of people with the disease has soared to nearly 5.4 million.  Get involved this month, and help raise awareness for Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, which occurs every November, was established to honor the millions of Americans living with Alzheimer’s, through advocacy for a cure, awareness and education.

https://www.alzinfo.org/articles/november-is-alzheimers-awareness-month/

Past Observed Wellness Days


October

breast cancer awareness

Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM), also referred to in America as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM), is an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. The campaign also offers information and support to those affected by breast cancer. Breast cancer awareness month is a yearly campaign that intend to educate people about the importance of early screening, test and more. This campaign starts on October 1st and ends on October 31st every year.

https://www.cancer.org/healthy/more-ways-acs-helps-you-stay-well.html


domestic violence month

Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) evolved from the “Day of Unity” held in October 1981 and conceived by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The intent was to connect advocates across the nation who were working to end violence against women and their children.

https://nrcdv.org/dvam/DVAM-history


sudden cardiac arrest

Sudden Cardiac Arrest is the leading cause of death in the United States, taking the lives of more than 350,000 people each year. Anyone can experience Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA), including infants, children, teens, young adults and people in their 30s and 40s who have no sign of heart disease, as well as more mature adults.

http://www.stopcardiacarrest.org/


September

 baby safety month

September is Baby Safety Month, sponsored annually by the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA). This year, JPMA is helping educate parents and caregivers on the importance of properly using straps on all juvenile products. The fact is, falls are the leading cause of non-fatal injuries for all young children. Every day in the U.S., approximately 8,000 children are treated in the emergency room for fall-related injuries. 

http://www.iafcs.org/webcomponents/articles/events.asp?id=28

 cholesterol

September is National Cholesterol Education Month, a good time to get your blood cholesterol checked and take steps to lower it if it is high. National Cholesterol Education Month is also a good time to learn about lipid profiles and about food and lifestyle choices that help you reach personal cholesterol goals. Below you will find some information about cholesterol and a summary of CDC programs that address cholesterol across the country.

 https://www.cdc.gov/cholesterol/cholesterol_education_month.htm


alzheimers

World Alzheimer’s Month is the international campaign by Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) every September to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia. World Alzheimer’s Month was launched in 2012. World Alzheimer’s Day is on 21 September each year. 2 out of every 3 people globally believe there is little or no understanding of dementia in their countries. The impact of World Alzheimer’s Month is growing, but the stigmatisation and misinformation that surrounds dementia remains a global problem that requires global action.

August


national healthcare

Observed: August 15, 2019

https://healthcenterweek.org/healthcare-for-the-homeless/


national immune

Observed During: August, 2019

https://www.nphic.org/niam


childrens health

Observed: August 18, 2019

https://healthcenterweek.org/childrens-health/

 

opioid misuse

Observed: August 30, 2019

Opioid Toolkit 1.0



July

national ther july

Observed: July 5 - July 11, 2019

https://www.atra-online.com/


national minority july

Observed During: July, 2019

https://www.nami.org/


donate life july


Observed During: July, 2020

https://www.donatelife.net/


world hep july

Observed: July 28, 2020

http://www.worldhepatitisday.org/


June

alzheimers june

Observed During: June, 2019

https://www.AlzheimersLocator.com/Dementia_Care


mens health june

Observed During: June, 2019

menshealthmonth.org


healthy community june

Observed: June 07, 2020 - June 13

 www.Healthycommunites.org


hiv june

Observed: June 27, 2019

https://www.stdcheck.com


ptsd june

Observed During: June, 2020

 https://www.webmd.com/mental-health/post-traumatic-stress-disorder


family fitness june

Observed: June 13, 2020

https://www.nrpa.org/events/family-fitness-day


May

employee health and fitness

 http://www.physicalfitness.org/


high blood pressure

High Blood Pressure Awareness

https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/publications-and-resources


mental health

 http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/may


national womens

https://www.womenshealth.gov/nwhw


bike to work

https://bikeleague.org/content/bike-month-dates-events-0


no tobacco

http://www.who.int/campaigns/no-tobacco-day/2018/event/en/


asthma

https://ginasthma.org/wad/


April

autism

https://www.autism-society.org/get-involved/national-autism-awareness-month/


diabetes

https://defeatdiabetes.org/


eye

https://www.preventblindness.org/womens-eye-health-and-safety-awareness-month


decisions

NHDD.org

March

save your vision

National Save Your Vision Month designates the month of March to promote eye health. This year, the American Optometric Association is promoting awareness around digital eyestrain and the importance of receiving regular, comprehensive eye exams from a doctor of optometry. The AOA’s campaign will focus specifically on blue light’s impact on overall health. According to 2016 AOA Eye-Q survey data, the average American spends seven hours per day using digital devices. Overexposure to blue light due to smartphones, tablets and other technology use for extended periods of time can cause vision damage, sleep problems and more. By analyzing data, research and trends, this campaign will provide tips on preventing digital eye strain while at home or work.

nutrition march month

National Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education and information campaign created annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.

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Held the fourth Tuesday of March each year, American Diabetes Association Alert Day is a day to sound the alarm about the prevalence of type 2 diabetes by asking everyone to take the Type 2 Diabetes Risk Test. The free, anonymous risk test only takes a minute to complete. By answering questions such as “Do you have a family history of diabetes?” and “Are you physically active?” you can learn if you’re at risk for type 2 diabetes in 60 seconds.

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Observed: March 17, 2019 - March 24

National Poison Prevention Week raises awareness of poison prevention nationwide during the third full week of March every year. The week is an opportunity to highlight the dangers of poisonings for people of all ages and promote community involvement in poisoning prevention.

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World Kidney Day is a global awareness campaign aimed at raising awareness of the importance of our kidneys. www.worldkidneyday.org/

doctors day

Observed: March 30, 2019

National Doctors’ Day is held every year on March 30th in the United States. It is a day to celebrate the contribution of physicians who serve our country by caring for its’ citizens. The first Doctor’s Day observance was March 30, 1933 in Winder, Georgia. Eudora Brown Almond, wife of Dr. Charles B. Almond, decided to set aside a day to honor physicians. This first observance included the mailing greeting cards and placing flowers on graves of deceased doctors. On March 30, 1958, a Resolution Commemorating Doctors’ Day was adopted by the United States House of Representatives. In 1990, legislation was introduced in the House and Senate to establish a national Doctor’s Day.

February

congenital heart

Observed: February 07, 2019 - February 11

Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week is observed each year during February 7–14 to promote awareness and education about congenital heart defects (CHDs). CHDs affect approximately one in 100 births every year in the United States and are the most common type of birth defect (1,2). Heart defects are conditions that persons live with throughout their lives; an estimated 1 million children and 1.4 million adults in the United States were living with a CHD in 2010 (3). CDC’s website, Stories: Living with Heart Defects, includes personal stories by persons affected by CHDs (https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/birthdefects/stories/heartdefects.html).

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Observed: February 14, 2019

February 14th is National Donor Day, which aims to raise awareness of the lifesaving benefits of organ, eye and tissue donation while reminding of the importance of discussing the topic with your loved ones. We encourage you to use National Donor Day to discuss organ, eye and tissue donation with those closest to you.

Today, nearly 120,000 patients are on the waiting list to receive a lifesaving organ transplant, and countless others are in need of cornea, tissue, bone marrow, blood, and platelet donation.

National Donor Day observance was originally designated in 1998 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Saturn Corporation and its United Auto Workers to raise awareness for organ, eye, tissue, marrow, platelet and blood donation.

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https://www.randomactsofkindness.org

Observed: February 17, 2019 - February 23

Random Acts of Kindness Week takes place this year from February 11th - 17th, 2018. It's a time when people can show the world that there's a lot of good people out there who not only care about people, but like them too!