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Back To Vidyya May Health Observations

May Calendar Of Health Events

Asthma and Allergy 
Awareness Month

Asthma and Allergy Foundation
of America
1233 20th Street NW., Suite 402
Washington, DC 20036
(800)7–ASTHMA
info@aafa.org
www.aafa.org
Materials available
Contact:
Colleen Horn

Better Hearing and Speech Month
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
10801 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852
(800)638–8255
irc@asha.org
www.asha.org
Materials available
Contact:
Action Center

Better Sleep Month
Better Sleep Council
501 Wythe Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703)683–8371
www.bettersleep.org
Contact: Andrea Herman

Breathe Easy Month
American Lung Association
1740 Broadway
New York, NY 10019–4374
(800)LUNG–USA
info@lungUSA.org
www.lungusa.org
Contact: Communications
Department

Correct Posture Month
American Chiropractic Association
1701 Clarendon Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22209
(703)276–8800
AmerChiro@aol.com
www.amerchiro.org
Materials available

Hepatitis Awareness Month
Hepatitis Foundation International
30 Sunrise Terrace
Cedar Grove, NJ 07009
(973)239–1035
HFI@intac.com
www.hepfi.org
Materials available
Contact:
Thelma King Thiel

Huntington's Disease
Awareness Month

Huntington's Disease Society of America, Inc.
158 West 29th Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001
(800)345–4372
www.hdsa.org
Materials available
Contact:
Local Chapters or
National Office

National Arthritis Month
National Arthritis Foundation
1330 West Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30309
(800)283–7800
info@arthritis.org
www.arthritis.org
Materials available
Contact: Public Relations
Department, x6225

National Digestive Diseases
Awareness Month
Digestive Disease National Coalition
507 Capitol Court NE, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 544–7497
Materials available
Contact: Dale Dirks

National High Blood Pressure Education Month
National Heart, Lung, and
Blood Institute
NHLBI Information Center
P.O. Box 30105
Bethesda, MD 20824–0105
(301)592–8573
(301)592–8563 (Fax)
nhlbiinfo@rover.nhlbi.nih.gov
www.nhlbi.nih.gov
Materials available
Contact: Information Specialist

National Melanoma/Skin Cancer
Detection and Prevention Month

American Academy of Dermatology
P.O. Box 4014
Schaumburg, IL 60168
(847)330–0230 x343
www.aad.org
Materials available
Contact: Donna Stein

National Mental Health Month
National Mental Health Association
1021 Prince Street
Alexandria, VA 22314–2971
(800)969–6642
www.nmha.org
Materials available
Contact: James Radack, x7539

National Neurofibromatosis Month
National Neurofibromatosis Foundation
120 Wall Street, 16th Floor
New York, NY 10005
(800)323–7938
NNFF@aol.com
www.NF.org
Materials available
Contact:
Public Affairs, x24

National Osteoporosis
Prevention Month

National Osteoporosis Foundation
1232 22nd Street NW.
Washington, DC 20037
(202)223–2226
www.nof.org
Materials available
Contact: Diane Shnitzler

National Sight-Saving Month
Prevent Blindness America
500 East Remington Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173
(800)331–2020
www.preventblindness.org
Materials available
Contact: Information Center

National Stroke Awareness Month
National Stroke Association
96 Inverness Drive, East, Suite 1
Englewood, CO 80112–5112
(800)STROKES
www.stroke.org
Materials available
Contact: Rachelle Trujillo x920

National Teen Pregnancy
Prevention Month

Advocates for Youth
1025 Vermont Avenue NW., Suite 200
Washington, DC 20005
(202)347-5700
info@advocatesforyouth.org
www.advocatesforyouth.org
Materials available
Contact: Susan Pagliaro

National Trauma Awareness Month
American Trauma Society
8903 Presidential Parkway, Suite 512
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772–2656
(800)556–7890
atstrauma@aol.com
www.amtrauma.org
Materials available
Contact: Public Relations
Coordinator

Older Americans Month
Administration on Aging
200 Independence Avenue SW.
Washington, DC 20201
(202)401–4541
www.aoa.gov
Materials available
Contact:
Moya Thompson

Tuberous Sclerosis Awareness Month
National Tuberous Sclerosis Association
8181 Professional Place, Suite 110
Landover, MD 20785
(800)225–6872
ntsa@aol.com
www.ntsa.org
Materials available
Contact:
Donna Bayes

3
National Anxiety Disorders Screening Day
National Mental Illness Screening Project
"Freedom From Fear"
308 Seaview Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10305
(718)351–1717
www.nmisp.org
Contact:
Jaenine Chritiana

6–13
National SAFE KIDS Week

National SAFE KIDS Campaign
1301 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20004–1707
(202)662–0600
info@safekids.org
www.safekids.org
Contact: Susan Kirinich

7
Mother's Day Comes Early for Too Many of Our Nation's Teens

The National Organization on
Adolescent Pregnancy, Parenting
and Prevention
2401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Suite 350
Washington, DC 20037
(202)293–8370
noappp@noappp.org
www.noappp.org
Materials available
Contact: Mary Jean Schumann

7–13
National Suicide Awareness Week

American Association of Suicidology
4201 Connecticut Avenue NW., Suite 310
Washington, DC 20008
(202)237–2280
www.suicidology.org
Contact: Amy Martin

8–12
Food Allergy Awareness Week

Food Allergy Network
10400 Eaton Place, Suite 107
Fairfax, VA 22030-2208
(703)691-3179
FAN@worldweb.net
www.foodallergy.org

8–14
National Mental Health
Counseling Week

American Mental Health Counselors
Association
801 North Fairfax Street, Suite 304
Alexandria, VA 22314
(800)326–2642
amhcaul@intr.net
www.amhca.org

9
Childhood Depression Awareness Day
National Mental Health Association
1021 Prince Street
Alexandria, VA 22314–2971
(800)969–6642
www.nmha.org
Materials available
Contact:
Shalini Madan

14–20
National Alcohol- and Other
Drug-Related Birth Defects Week

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc.
12 West 21st Street, Seventh Floor
New York, NY 10010
(212)206–6770
national@ncadd.org
www.ncadd.org
Materials available
Contact: Public Information Office

14–20
National Stuttering
Awareness Week

Stuttering Foundation of America
3100 Walnut Grove Road, Suite 603
Memphis, TN 38111–0749
(800)992–9392
stuttersfa@aol.com
www.stuttersfa.org
Contact: Jane Fraser

14–20
National Running and Fitness Week

American Running and Fitness Association
4405 East-West Highway, Suite 405
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301)913–9517
ARFArun@aol.com
www.arfa.org
Materials available
Contact: Barbara Baldwin

15–21
National Emergency Medical
Services Week

American College of Emergency Physicians
1111 19th Street NW., Suite 650
Washington, DC 20036
(202)728–0610
www.acep.org
Materials available
Contact:
Public Relations or State EMS Director

17
National Employee Health and
Fitness Day

National Association of Governor's Councils on Physical Fitness and Sports
201 South Capitol, Suite 560
Indianapolis, IN 46225
(317)237–5630
info@physicalfitness.org
www.physicalfitness.org
Materials available
Contact: Cindy Porteous

22–29
Buckle Up America! Week

Office of Occupant Protection
National Highway Transportation Safety Administration
U.S. Department of Transportation
400 Seventh Street SW.
Washington, DC 20590
(202)366–9550
www.nhtsa.dot.gov
Materials available
Contact: Tina Fowley

25
National Missing Children's Day

Child Find of America, Inc.
Box 277
New Paltz, NY 12561
(800)IAMLOST
www.childfindofamerica.org/*.sav
Materials available
Contact:
Michael Messne

31
National Senior Health and
Fitness Day

Mature Market Resource Center
621 East Park Avenue
Libertyville, IL 60048
(800)828–8225
maturemkt@aol.com
www.fitnessday.com
Materials available
Contact: Tina Godin

 

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