Events

  • 01 May 2015
    12:00 am EDT 
    to 31 May 2015
    11:59 pm EDT 

    Arthritis Awareness Month

    Category: General

    If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with arthritis, it is important to learn more about the disease and its potential impact. However, pinning down the facts about arthritis can be difficult. Despite striking more than 50 million Americans, arthritis is an often misunderstood disease with a...

  • 01 May 2015
    12:00 am EDT 
    to 31 May 2015
    11:59 pm EDT 

    Better Hearing and Speech Month

    Category: General

    Each May, Better Hearing & Speech Month (BHSM) provides an opportunity to raise awareness about communication disorders and role of American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) members in providing life-altering treatment. For 2015, our theme will be "Early Intervention Counts."

  • 01 May 2015
    12:00 am EDT 
    to 31 May 2015
    11:59 pm EDT 

    Food Allergy Action Month

    Category: General

    In 1998, the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network, now FARE, created Food Allergy Awareness Week to educate the public about food allergies, a potentially life-threatening medical condition. This year's awareness week falls on May 10-16, 2015, but we will have activities and ways to get involved...

  • 01 May 2015
    12:00 am EDT 
    to 31 May 2015
    11:59 pm EDT 

    Global Employee Health and Fitness Month

    Category: General

    Global Employee Health & Fitness Month (GEHFM) is an international and national observance of health and fitness in the workplace, created by two non-profit organizations, the National Association for Health & Fitness. The goal of GEHFM is to promote the benefits of a healthy lifestyle to...

  • 01 May 2015
    12:00 am EDT 
    to 31 May 2015
    11:59 pm EDT 

    Global Youth Traffic Safety Month

    Category: General

    Car crashes are the number one killer of teens in the United States and a leading cause of death in countries around the world. Youth-led campaigns like Global Youth Traffic Safety Month (GYTSM) promote safe teen driving through a peer-to-peer model. Each May youth across the country unite...

  • 01 May 2015
    12:00 am EDT 
    to 31 May 2015
    11:59 pm EDT 

    Healthy Vision Month

    Category: General

    During Healthy Vision Month, held each May, the National Eye Institute empowers Americans to make their eye health a priority and educates them about steps they can take to protect their vision: -Get a dilated eye exam. -Live a healthy lifestyle, including eating healthy foods, maintaining a...

  • 01 May 2015
    12:00 am EDT 
    to 31 May 2015
    11:59 pm EDT 

    Hepatitis Awareness Month

    Category: General

    The month of May is designated as Hepatitis Awareness Month in the United States, and May 19th is Hepatitis Testing Day. During May, CDC and its public health partners work to shed light on this hidden epidemic by raising awareness of viral hepatitis and encouraging priority populations to get...

  • 01 May 2015
    12:00 am EDT 
    to 31 May 2015
    11:59 pm EDT 

    Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month

    Category: General

    Skin cancer is an abnormal growth of skin cells. It most often develops on areas of the skin exposed to the sun’s rays. Skin cancer affects people of all colors and races, although those with light skin who sunburn easily have a higher risk. Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer. A world...

  • 01 May 2015
    12:00 am EDT 
    to 31 May 2015
    11:59 pm EDT 

    Mental Health Month

    Category: General

    For over 65 years, Mental Health America and our affiliates across the country have led the observance of May is Mental Health Month by reaching millions of people through the media, local events and screenings. This year's May is Mental Health Month Campaign and Toolkit will use the theme...

  • 01 May 2015
    12:00 am EDT 
    to 31 May 2015
    11:59 pm EDT 

    National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

    Category: General

    Each year, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) declares May to be "National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month." It's a peak season for asthma and allergy sufferers, and a perfect time to educate your patients, family, friends, co-workers and others about these diseases.

  • 01 May 2015
    12:00 am EDT 
    to 31 May 2015
    11:59 pm EDT 

    National Celiac Disease Awareness Month

    Category: General

    Celiac disease has been known by many different names in the medical literature over the years, including gluten-sensitive enteropathy and celiac sprue (to differentiate it from tropical sprue). CELIAC DISEASE can be defined as a permanent intolerance to the gliadin fraction of wheat protein and...

  • 01 May 2015
    12:00 am EDT 
    to 31 May 2015
    11:59 pm EDT 

    National Mediterranean Diet Month

    Category: General

    May is Mediterranean Diet Month! This fourth annual month-long celebration created by Oldways and the Mediterranean Foods Alliance, generates excitement and awareness about the delicious foods and amazing health benefits associated with this vibrant lifestyle. Each year, more people discover the...

  • 01 May 2015
    12:00 am EDT 
    to 31 May 2015
    11:59 pm EDT 

    National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month

    Category: General

    The National Osteoporosis Foundation works to prevent osteoporosis and broken bones by promoting the importance of building strong bones for life through awareness, education, advocacy and research programs. As a dedicated month when we work to focus public attention on osteoporosis, the...

  • 01 May 2015
    12:00 am EDT 
    to 31 May 2015
    11:59 pm EDT 

    National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

    Category: General

    May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month: a great time to renew your commitment to a healthy, active lifestyle. According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Midcourse Report: Strategies to Increase Physical Activities...

  • 01 May 2015
    12:00 am EDT 
    to 31 May 2015
    11:59 pm EDT 

    National Stroke Awareness Month

    Category: General

    May brings awareness to the hundreds of thousands of people that experience a stroke each year. Strokes can affect people of all ages and backgrounds. Learn how to safeguard yourself against stroke. Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke. In 2008 alone, more than 133,000...

  • 01 May 2015
    12:00 am EDT 
    to 31 May 2015
    11:59 pm EDT 

    National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

    Category: General

    As part of the President's Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative (TPPI), CDC is partnering with the federal Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) to reduce teenage pregnancy and address disparities in teen pregnancy and birth rates. The OASH Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) is...

  • 01 May 2015
    12:00 am EDT 
    to 31 May 2015
    11:59 pm EDT 

    Preeclampsia Awareness Month

    Category: General

    Take the Preeclampsia Pledge this May in honor of Preeclampsia Awareness Month! As a nationally recognized health observance, Preeclampsia Awareness Month presents the perfect opportunity for the Preeclampsia Foundation to offer education and events that will increase awareness of this...

  • 01 May 2015
    12:00 am EDT 
    to 31 May 2015
    11:59 pm EDT 

    Ultraviolet Awareness Month

    Category: General

    The sun releases energy (radiation) in many forms. The sunlight we see is one form. The heat we feel from the sun is another. Ultraviolet (UV) rays, a third type, are also invisible to the eye. UV rays cause sunburn. They can also damage your eyes and hurt your vision. Yes, everyone (including...

  • 03 May 2015
    12:00 am EDT 
    to 09 May 2015
    11:59 pm EDT 

    Children's Mental Health Awareness Week

    Category: General

    National Children's Mental Health Awareness Week is the National Federation's yearly event, geared toward raising awareness to the issues and causes integral to the children's mental health field in each of the communities across the country. This year's celebration will begin on Sunday, May 3rd...

  • 03 May 2015
    12:00 am EDT 
    to 09 May 2015
    11:59 pm EDT 

    North American Occupational Safety and Health Week

    Category: General

    North American Occupational Safety and Health Week, or NAOSH Week, occurs every year during the first full week of May. Occupational Safety and Health Professional Day (OSHP Day) falls on the Wednesday of that week. The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) urges everyone to get involved...

  • 05 May 2015
    12:00 am EDT 
    to 11:59 pm EDT 

    Hand Hygiene Day

    Category: General

    What are you doing to be part of a life-saving social epidemic? Some of the World Health Organization (WHO) collaborators around the globe are already actively supporting 5 May 2015, including Private Organisations for Patient Safety (POPS). After 10 years of the WHO Clean is Safer Care...

  • 06 May 2015
    12:00 am EDT 
    to 11:59 pm EDT 

    National Bike to School Day

    Category: General

    The first-ever National Bike to School Day took place on May 9, 2012, in coordination with the League of American Bicyclists' National Bike Month. Almost 1,000 local events in 49 states and the District of Columbia joined together to encourage children to safely bicycle or walk to school. The...

  • 10 May 2015
    12:00 am EDT 
    to 16 May 2015
    11:59 pm EDT 

    National Alcohol - and Other Drug-Related Birth Defects Awareness Week

    Category: General

    Each May, National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc (NCADD) and our National Network of Affiliates play a major and vital role across the US in educate people, especially women, about the dangers of consuming alcohol and using drugs during pregnancy. It is not pretty. Newborns...

  • 10 May 2015
    12:00 am EDT 
    to 16 May 2015
    11:59 pm EDT 

    National Women's Health Week

    Category: General

    The 16th annual National Women's Health Week kicks off on Mother's Day, May 10, and is celebrated until May 16, 2015. The goal is to empower women to make their health a priority. The week also serves as a time to help women understand what steps they can take to improve their health. As part of...

  • 10 May 2015
    12:00 am EDT 
    to 11:59 pm EDT 

    Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Awareness Day

    Category: General

    Cornelia de Lange Syndrome (CdLS) is a genetic disorder present from birth, but not always diagnosed at birth. It causes a range of physical, cognitive and medical challenges and affects both genders equally. CdLS does not discriminate—it’s seen in all races and ethnic backgrounds. The...

  • 11 May 2015
    12:00 am EDT 
    to 17 May 2015
    11:59 pm EDT 

    National Stuttering Awareness Week

    Category: General

    Stuttering. This often misunderstood disability affects over three million Americans. And despite decades of research, both basic and clinical, the causes are still largely unknown. This week in May raises awareness to those that suffer from a speech stutter.

  • 11 May 2015
    12:00 am EDT 
    to 11:59 pm EDT 

    National Women's Check-up Day

    Category: General

    National Women's Checkup Day is led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health. The 13th annual National Women's Checkup Day is Monday, May 11, 2015. It's a day when we encourage women to schedule their annual well-woman visit. A well-woman visit is a checkup....

  • 12 May 2015
    12:00 am EDT 
    to 16 May 2015
    11:59 pm EDT 

    National Neuropathy Awareness Week

    Category: General

    Throughout Neuropathy Awareness Week and the month of May, neuropathy events—coordinated by our community advocates—are taking place across the country! These photos represent the efforts of individuals—patients, caregivers, and health care professionals—who are making a difference and moving...

  • 18 May 2015
    12:00 am EDT 
    to 24 May 2015
    11:59 pm EDT 

    Healthy and Safe Swimming Week

    Category: General

    Formerly known as Recreational Water Illness and Injury (RWII) Prevention Week, the week before Memorial Day has been designated National Healthy and Safe Swimming Week. Healthy and Safe Swimming Week 2015 will take place May 18-24, 2015, marking the 11th anniversary of this observance. Each...

  • 18 May 2015
    12:00 am EDT 
    to 11:59 pm EDT 

    HIV Vaccine Awareness Day

    Category: General

    HIV Vaccine Awareness Day (HVAD) is observed annually on May 18th. This observance provides an opportunity to recognize and thank the many volunteers, community members, health professionals, and scientists who are working together to find a safe and effective preventive HIV vaccine. It is also...

  • 19 May 2015
    12:00 am EDT 
    to 11:59 pm EDT 

    National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

    Category: General

    One of the key achievements of the Banyan Tree Project to date is the establishment of National Asian & Pacific Islander (A&PIs) HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on May 19th. This day is officially recognized by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. The first National Awareness Day was held in...

  • 20 May 2015
    12:00 am EDT 
    to 11:59 pm EDT 

    World Autoimmune Arthritis Day

    Category: General

    World Autoimmune Arthritis Day was established by the International Foundation for Autoimmune Arthritis in 2012, officially falling on May 20th, and is currently listed on over 2 dozen health calendars internationally. The event unites over 6 dozen nonprofits, advocates, and experts from around...

  • 22 May 2015
    12:00 am EDT 
    to 11:59 pm EDT 

    Heat Safety Awareness Day

    Category: General

    North American summers are hot; most summers see heat waves in one or more parts of the United States. Heat is one of the leading weather-related killers in the United States, resulting in hundreds of fatalities each year and even more heat-related illnesses. This day brings awareness to the...

  • 24 May 2015
    12:00 am EDT 
    to 30 May 2015
    11:59 pm EDT 

    National Hurricane Preparedness Week

    Category: General

    History teaches that a lack of hurricane awareness and preparation are common threads among all major hurricane disasters. By knowing your vulnerability and what actions you should take, you can reduce the effects of a hurricane disaster. Hurricane hazards come in many forms, including storm...

  • 27 May 2015
    12:00 am EDT 
    to 11:59 pm EDT 

    National Senior Health & Fitness Day

    Category: General

    On the same day across the U.S., 100,000+ older adults will participate in health promotion events at more than 1,000 local organizations. National Senior Health & Fitness Day, the nation's largest older adult health and fitness event, is entering its 21st year.

  • 31 May 2015
    12:00 am EDT 
    to 11:59 pm EDT 

    World No Tobacco Day

    Category: General

    Every year, on 31 May, WHO and partners mark World No Tobacco Day, highlighting the health risks associated with tobacco use and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption. Tobacco kills nearly six million people each year, of which more than 600 000 are non-smokers dying...

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