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Health Observances

2019 National Health Observances provided by the National Health Information Center, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

August

August 1 - 31
Children's Eye Health and Safety Month
American Academy of Ophthalmology
P.O. Box 7424
San Francisco, CA 94120-7424
(415) 561-8534
media@aao.org
www.aao.org/eyesmart
Materials available
Contact: Beatrice Shelton

August 1 - 31
Digestive Tract Paralysis Awareness Month
Gastroparesis Patient Association for Cures and Treatments, Inc.
185-132 Newberry Commons
Etters, PA 17319
888-874-7228
pr@g-pact.org
www.gastroparesisawarenessmonth.org
Contact: None Designated

August 1 - 31
Gastroparesis Awareness Month
International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders
PO Box 170864
Milwaukee, WI 53217
(414) 964-1799
iffgd@iffgd.org
www.aboutgastroparesis.org
Materials available
Contact: Ceciel Rooker

August 1 - 31
National Breastfeeding Month
United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC)
4044 N Lincoln Ave, # 288
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 359-1549
(773) 313-3498 Fax
Office@usbreastfeeding.org
www.usbreastfeeding.org
Materials available
Contact: Amelia Psmythe

August 1 - 31
National Immunization Awareness Month
National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road NE, MS E-05
Atlanta, GA 30333
(800) CDC-INFO (232-4636) English/Spanish
(888) 232-6348 (TTY)
(404) 639-7394 Fax
(877) 394-8747 International Travel Information
www.cdc.gov/vaccines/events/niam.html
Materials available
Contact: None designated

August 1 - 31
Psoriasis Awareness Month
National Psoriasis Foundation
6600 SW 92nd Avenue, Suite 300
Portland, OR 97223
(800) 723-9166
(503) 245-0626 Fax
getinfo@psoriasis.org
www.psoriasis.org
Materials available
Contact: National Office

August 1 - 8
World Breastfeeding Week
World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action
P.O.Box 1200
Penang, Malaysia 10850
(847) 519-7730
(847) 969-0460 Fax
wbw@waba.org.my
www.worldbreastfeedingweek.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated

August 4 - 10
National Health Center Week
National Association of Community Health Centers
7200 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1100W
Bethesda, MD 20814
(202) 296-3800
NHCW@nachc.org
www.healthcenterweek.org/
Materials available
Contact: Amanda Pears Kelly

August 19 - 23
Contact Lens Health Week
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Rd
Atlanta, GA 30333
(800) CDC-INFO (800-232-4636)
(888) 232-6348 TTY
healthywater@cdc.gov
www.cdc.gov/contactlenses/contact-lens-health-week.html
Materials available