April 2012 Health Observations Calendar

Posted on April 13, 2012

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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
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
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
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 
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 
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 
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
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
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
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
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
www.comoonline.org  
Materials available
Contact: Linda Gibbs
Trivia - April starts on the same day of the week as July in all years, and January in leap years. April ends on the same day of the week as December every year

BrightStar of Downtown Houston

From childcare to elder care, the BrightStar of Downtown Houston team provides peace of mind. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our Director of Nursing ensures that each client receives the highest level of care administered by highly qualified personnel.