May 2012 Health Observations Calendar

Posted on April 13, 2012

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May
1 – 31
Arthritis Awareness Month

Arthritis Foundation
P.O. Box 7669
Atlanta, GA 30357-0669
(800) 283-7800
(404) 872-0457 Fax
help@arthritis.org
www.arthritis.org  
Materials available
Contact: Carol Galbreath
1 – 31
Better Hearing and Speech Month

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
2200 Research Boulevard, Mailstop 215
Rockville, MD 20850
(800) 498-2071
(301) 296-5700
(301) 296-8580 Fax
bhsm@asha.org
www.asha.org/bhsm/  
Materials available
Contact: None designated
1 – 31
Global Employee Health and Fitness Month

National Association for Health and Fitness
65 Niagara Square, Room 607
Buffalo, NY 14202
(716) 583-0521
(716) 851-4052
(716) 851-4309 Fax
wellness@city-buffalo.org
www.physicalfitness.org  
Materials available
Contact: Philip Haberstro
1 – 31
Healthy Vision Month

National Eye Institute
National Institutes of Health
Building 31, Room 6A32
31 Center Drive
Bethesda, MD 20892
(301) 496-5248
(301) 402-1065 Fax
www.nei.nih.gov/healthyvisionmonth
Materials available
Contact: Linda Huss
1 – 31
Hepatitis Awareness Month

Hepatitis Foundation International
504 Blick Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20904-2901
(800) 891-0707
(301) 622-4200
(301) 622-4702 Fax
info@hepatitisfoundation.org
www.hepatitisfoundation.org  
Materials available
Contact: Thelma King Thiel
1 – 31
Lupus Awareness Month

Lupus Foundation of America, Inc.
2000 L Street NW, Suite 410
Washington, DC 20036
(888) 385-8787
(202) 349-1155
(202) 349-1156 Fax
info@lupus.org
www.lupus.org/newsite/pages/lupus-awaren
ess-month.html 
  
Materials available
Contact: Duane Peters
1 – 31
Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month®

American Academy of Dermatology
930 East Woodfield Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173
(888) 462-DERM (462-3376)
(847) 330-0230
(847) 330-8907 Fax
mediarelations@aad.org
www.melanomamonday.org  
Materials available
Contact: Allison Sit
1 – 31
Mental Health Month

Mental Health America
2000 North Beauregard Street, 6th Floor
Alexandria, VA 22311
(800) 969-6642
(703) 684-7722
(703) 684-5968 Fax
rbridge@mentalhealthamerica.net 
www.mentalhealthamerica.net/go/may  
Materials available
Contact: Raymond Bridge
1 – 31
National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
8201 Corporate Drive, Suite 1000
Landover, MD 20785
(800) 7-ASTHMA (727-8462)
(202) 466-7643
(202) 466-8940 Fax
info@aafa.org
www.aafa.org/display.cfm?id=10&sub=99&co
nt=457 
  
Materials available
Contact: None designated
1 – 31
National Celiac Disease Awareness Month 

American Celiac Disease Alliance
2504 Duxbury Place
Alexandria, VA 22308
(703) 622-3331
info@americanceliac.org
www.americanceliac.org  
Materials available
Contact: Andrea Levario
1 – 31
National High Blood Pressure Education Month

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Health Information Center
P.O. Box 30105
Bethesda, MD 20824-0105
(301) 592-8573
(301) 592-8563 Fax
nhlbiinfo@nhlbi.nih.gov
www.nhlbi.nih.gov
Materials available
Contact: Information Specialist
1 – 31
National Mediterranean Diet Month

Oldways and the Mediterranean Foods Alliance
266 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 421-5500
(617) 421-5511 Fax
gorcutt@oldwayspt.org
www.oldwayspt.org  
Materials available
Contact: Georgia Orcutt
1 – 31
National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month

National Osteoporosis Foundation
1150 17th Street NW, Suite 850
Washington, DC 20036
(800) 231-4222
(202) 223-2226
(202) 223-2237 Fax
communications@nof.org
www.nof.org  
Materials available
Contact: Valerie Patmintra
1 – 31
National Physical Fitness and Sports Month 

President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports
1101 Wootton Parkway, #560
Rockville, MD 20852
(240) 276-9567
(240) 276-9860 Fax
fitness@hhs.gov
www.fitness.gov
Materials available
Contact: None designated
1 – 31
National Toxic Encephalopathy and Chemical Injury Awareness Month 

National Toxic Encephalopathy Foundation
P.O. Box 29194
Las Vegas, NV 89126
(702) 490-9677
Angel@ntef-usa.org
www.ntef-usa.org  
Materials available
Contact: Angel De Fazio 
1 – 31
Ultraviolet Awareness 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
6 – 12
Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week

National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health
9605 Medical Center Drive, Suite 280
Rockville, MD 20850
(240) 403-1901
(240) 403-1909 Fax
ffcmh@ffcmh.org
www.ffcmh.org  
Materials available
Contact: Sandra A. Spencer
6 – 12
North American Occupational Safety and Health Week 

American Society of Safety Engineers
ASSE Public Relations Department
1800 East Oakton Street
Des Plaines, IL 60018-2187
(847) 699-2929
(847) 768-3413
(847) 296-3769 Fax
dhurns@asse.org
www.asse.org/newsroom  
Materials available
Contact: Diane Hurns 
7 – 13
National Stuttering Awareness Week

Stuttering Foundation of America
1805 Moriah Woods Boulevard, #3
P.O. Box 11749
Memphis, TN 38111-0749
(800) 992-9392
(800) 967-7700
(901) 761-0484 Fax
info@stutteringhelp.org 
www.stutteringhelp.org  
Materials available
Contact: Jane Fraser
7 – 11
Air Quality Awareness Week

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service
Office of Climate, Water, and Weather Services
1325 East West Highway, Room 13160
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 713-1867 x135
jannie.g.ferrell@noaa.gov
www.airquality.noaa.gov
Materials available
Contact: Jannie G. Ferrell
12
Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Awareness Day

CdLS-USA Foundation
302 West Main Street, #100
Avon, CT 06001
(800) 753-2357
(800) 223-8355
(860) 676-8166
(860) 676-8255
(860) 676-8337 Fax
outreach@cdlsusa.org
www.cdlsusa.org  
Materials available
Contact: Marie Malloy
13 – 19
Food Allergy Awareness Week

Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network
11781 Lee Jackson Highway, Suite 160
Fairfax, VA 22033
(800) 929-4040
(703) 691-3179
(703) 691-2713 Fax
faaw@foodallergy.org 
www.foodallergy.org/section/food-allergy
-awareness-week1
  
Materials available
Contact: Jennifer Roeder
13 – 19
National Alcohol- and Other Drug-Related Birth Defects Awareness Week

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
president@ncadd.org
www.ncadd.org  
Materials available
Contact: President
13 – 19
National Women’s Health Week

Office on Women’s Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue SW, Room 712E
Washington, DC 20201
(800) 994-9662
(202) 205-1952
(202) 690-7172 Fax
www.womenshealth.gov/whw
Materials available
Contact: Retta Terry
14 – 18
National Neuropathy Awareness Week

The Neuropathy Association
60 East 42nd Street, Suite 942
New York, NY 10165
(212) 692-0662
(212) 692-0668 Fax
info@neuropathy.org
www.neuropathy.org/site/PageServer?pagen
ame=Neuropathy_Week
  
Materials available
Contact: Paul Guidos
14
National Women’s Check-up Day

Office on Women’s Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue SW, Room 712 E
Washington, DC 20201
(800) 994-9662
(202) 205-1952
(202) 690-7172 Fax
www.womenshealth.gov/whw
Materials available
Contact: Retta Terry
18
HIV Vaccine Awareness Day

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Division of AIDS
Vaccine Research Program
6700-B Rockledge Drive, Room 4139
Bethesda, MD 20892
(301) 435-3732
(301) 402-1505 Fax
niaiddaidsscib@niaid.nih.gov
www.niaid.nih.gov/news/events/hvad/Pages
/default.aspx

Materials available
Contact: NIAID SCIB
19
Hepatitis Testing Day

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30333
(800) CDC-INFO (232-4636)
(888) 232-4636 TTY
hepatitis@cdc.gov
www.cdc.gov/Hepatitis/HepatitisTestingDa
y.htm

Materials available
Contact: None designated
19
National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

The Banyan Tree Project
Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center
730 Polk Street, 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 292-3420
(415) 292-3404 Fax
sapna@apiwellness.org
www.banyantreeproject.org  
Materials available
Contact: Sapna Mysoor
20
World Autoimmune Arthritis Day

The International Autoimmune Arthritis Movement
646 South Barrington Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90049
(877) 609-IAMM (4226)
Tiffany@IAAMovement.org
www.worldautoimmunearthritisday.org  
Materials available
Contact: Tami Brown
21 – 27
Recreational Water Illness and Injury Prevention Week

Waterborne Disease Prevention Branch
Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases
National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road, Mail Stop C-09
Atlanta, GA 30329-4018
(404) 718-4695
(404) 718-4842 Fax
mhlavsa@cdc.gov
www.cdc.gov/healthywater/swimming/rwi/rw
i-prevention-week/

Materials available
Contact: Michele Hlavsa
25
Heat Safety Awareness Day

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service
Office of Climate, Water, and Weather Services
1325 East West Highway, Room 13160
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 713-1867 x135
jannie.g.ferrell@noaa.gov
www.weather.gov/om/heat/index.shtml
Materials available
Contact: Jannie G. Ferrell
27 – June 2
National Hurricane Preparedness Week

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service
Office of Climate, Water, and Weather Services
1325 East West Highway, Room 9462
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 713-1677 x124
deborah.jones@noaa.gov
www.nhc.noaa.gov
Materials available
Contact: Deborah Jones
30
National Senior Health & Fitness Day®

Mature Market Resource Center
1850 West Winchester Road, #213
Libertyville, IL 60048
(800) 828-8225
info@fitnessday.com
www.fitnessday.com  
Materials available
Contact: Gary W. Ford
31
World No Tobacco 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/tobacco/wntd/en  
Materials available
Contact: None designated
 Trivia – No other month begins or ends on the same day of the week as May in any year.

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