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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.

April

April 1 - 30
Alcohol Awareness Month
Facing Addiction with NCADD
217 Broadway, Suite 712
New York, NY 10007
(800) NCA-CALL (622-2255) (24-Hour Helpline)
(212) 269-7797
(212) 269-7510 Fax
national@ncadd.org
www.facingaddiction.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated

April 1 - 30
Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month
International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders
PO Box 170864
Milwaukee, WI 53217
(414) 964-1799
iffgd@iffgd.org
www.aboutibs.org
Materials available
Contact: Ceciel Rooker

April 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
Materials available
Contact: None designated

April 1 - 30
National Child Abuse Prevention Month
Child Welfare Information Gateway
Children's Bureau
ACYF, HHS
1250 Maryland Avenue SW, 8th Floor
Washington, DC 20024
(800) 394-3366
info@childwelfare.gov
www.childwelfare.gov/topics/preventing/preventionmonth/
Materials available
Contact: None designated

April 1 - 30
National Distracted Driving Awareness Month
National Safety Council
1121 Spring Lake Drive
Itasca, IL 60143
(800) 621-7619
(630) 285-1434 Fax
customerservice@nsc.org
www.nsc.org/learn/NSC-Initiatives/Pages/distracted-driving-awareness-month.aspx
Materials available
Contact: None designated

April 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 08W53A
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
(301) 443-7577
(301) 594-6095 Fax
donation@hrsa.gov
www.organdonor.gov
Materials available
Contact: Division of Transplantation Staff

April 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/media/april-is-national-facial-protection-month
Materials available
Contact: AAOMS Communications

April 1 - 30
National Interprofessional Health Care Month
National Academies of Practice
201 E. Main Street, Suite 1405
Lexington, KY 40507
(859) 514-9184
(859) 514-9166 Fax
info@napractice.org
www.napractice.org/Advocacy/National-Interprofessional-Health-Care-Month
Contact: None designated

April 1 - 30
National Minority Health Month
Office of Minority Health
Tower Oaks Building
1101 Wootton Parkway
Suite 600
Rockville, MD 20852
(800) 444-6472
info@minorityhealth.hhs.gov
www.minorityhealth.hhs.gov
Materials available
Contact: Information Specialist

April 1 - 30
Occupational Therapy Month
American Occupational Therapy Association
4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814-3349
(301) 652-6611
(800) 729-2682
(800) 377-8555 TDD
praota@aota.org
www.aota.org/Conference-Events/OTMonth.aspx
Materials available
Contact: None designated

April 1 - 30
Oral Cancer Awareness Month
The Oral Cancer Foundation
The Bruce Paltrow Foundation
3419 Via Lido # 205
Newport Beach, CA 92663
(949) 723-4400
info@oralcancerfoundation.org
www.oralcancer.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated

April 1 - 30
Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month
Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)
1220 L Street NW, Suite 505
Washington, DC 20005
(800) 656-4673
(202) 544-1034
info@rainn.org
www.rainn.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated

April 1 - 30
Sexual Assault Awareness Month of Action
National Sexual Violence Resource Center
2101 N. Front Street
Governor’s Plaza North, Bldg #2
Harrisburg, PA 17110
(717) 909-0710 ext. 116
(877) 739-3895 Toll Free
resources@nsvrc.org
www.nsvrc.org/saam
Materials available
Contact: Susan Sullivan

April 1 - 30
Sports Eye Safety Awareness 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

April 1 - 30
STI Awareness Month
American Sexual Health Association
P. O. Box 13827
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-3827
(919) 361-8400
(919) 361-8425 Fax
info@ashastd.org
www.ASHAsexualhealth.org
Materials available
Contact: ASHA Media Relations Office

April 1 - 30
Testicular Cancer Awareness Month
Men’s Health Network
P.O. Box 75972
Washington, D.C. 20013
(202) 543-6461 Ext. 101
info@testicularcancerawarenessmonth.com
www.TesticularCancerAwarenessMonth.com
Materials available
Contact: None designated

April 1 - 30
Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month
Prevent Blindness
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/womens-eye-health-and-safety-awareness-month
Materials available
Contact: None designated

April 1 - 7
National Public Health Week – Healthiest Nation 2030: Changing Our Future Together
American Public Health Association
800 I Street NW
Washington, DC 20001-3710
(202) 777-2742
(202) 777-2534 Fax
nphw@apha.org 
www.nphw.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated

April 2
Sexual Assault Awareness Day of Action
National Sexual Violence Resource Center
2101 N. Front Street
Governor’s Plaza North, Bldg #2
Harrisburg, PA 17110
(717) 909-0710 ext. 116
(877) 739-3895 Toll Free
resources@nsvrc.org
www.nsvrc.org/saam/about/day-of-action
Materials available
Contact: Susan Sullivan

April 7
World Health Day
World Health Organization
Avenue Appia 20
1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
+ 41 22 791 21 11
+ 41 22 791 31 11 Fax
www.who.int/world-health-day/en/
Materials available
Contact: None designated

April 8 - 12
National Youth Violence Prevention Week
National Association of SAVE
Sandy Hook Promise PO Box 3489
Newtown, CT 06470
(866) 343-7283
savepromiseclub@sandyhookpromise.org
www.nationalsave.org/nyvpw/
Materials available
Contact: Carleen Wray

April 10
National Youth HIV and AIDS Awareness Day
Advocates for Youth
1325 G Street NW, Suite 980
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 419-3420
(202) 419-1448
www.youthaidsday.org
Materials available
Contact: Januari McKay

April 11
National Alcohol Screening Day ®
Screening for Mental Health, Inc.
270 Bridge Street, Suite 301
Dedham, MA 02026
(781) 239-0071
(781) 431-7447 Fax
smhinfo@riversidecc.org
www.mentalhealthscreening.org/programs/initiatives
Materials available
Contact: None designated

April 15
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
DEA Diversion Control Division
Attn: Liaison and Policy Section 8701 Morrissette Drive
Springfield, VA 22152
(202) 307-7977
ODLL@usdoj.gov
www.takebackday.dea.gov
Materials available
Contact: Tildy La Farge

April 18
RAINN Day
Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)
1220 L Street, NW, Suite 505
Washington, DC 20005
800-656-HOPE (4673) National Sexual Assault Hotline
202-544-3064 Admin
nancya@rainn.org
www.rainn.org/rainnday
Materials available
Contact: Nancy Amestoy

April 21 - 27
National Infertility Awareness Week
RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association
7918 Jones Branch Drive, Suite 300
McLean, VA 22102
(703) 556-7172
(703) 506-3266 Fax
info@resolve.org
www.infertilityawareness.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated

April 22 - 28
World Immunization Week
World Health Organization
Avenue Appia 20
1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
+ 41 22 791 21 11
+ 41 22 791 31 11 Fax
www.who.int/campaigns/immunization-week
Materials available
Contact: None designated

April 22 - 26
Every Kid Healthy™ Week
Action for Healthy Kids ®
600 West Van Buren Street, Suite 720
Chicago, IL 60607
800-416-5136
(312) 212-0098 Fax
lcoleman@ActionforHealthyKids.org
www.everykidhealthyweek.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated

April 24
World Meningitis Day
Confederation of Meningitis Organizations
Newminster House
Baldwin Street
Bristol
BS1 1LT
UK 6872
44-333-405-6264 (UK)
info@comomeningitis.org
www.comomeningitis.org
Materials available
Contact: Becky Parry

April 26 - May 3
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/index.html
Materials available
Contact: None designated

April 29 - May 3
Air Quality Awareness Week
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service
Analyze, Forecast and Support Office
1325 East West Highway, Station 13160
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 427-9356
jannie.g.ferrell@noaa.gov
www3.epa.gov/airnow/airaware/
Materials available
Contact: Jannie Ferrell