Health observances in May

May 1, 2009 by  
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calendarOnce again, I bring you a list of health observances for the month of May.

May is…

American Stroke Month
American Heart Association

Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
Better Hearing and Speech Month
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Better Sleep Month
Better Sleep Council

Clean Air Month
American Lung Association

Healthy Vision Month
National Eye Institute
National Institutes of Health
Theme: Uncorrected Refractive Errors

Hepatitis Awareness Month
Hepatitis Foundation International

Lupus Awareness Month
Lupus Foundation of America, Inc.

Lyme Disease Awareness Month
Lyme Disease Foundation

Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month
American Academy of Dermatology

Mental Health Month
Mental Health America

National Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Awareness Month
Les Turner Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Foundation

National Arthritis Awareness Month
Arthritis Foundation

National Bike Month
League of American Bicyclists

National Cancer Research Month
American Association for Cancer Research–media/public-policy–legislative-affairs/national-cancer-research-month.aspx

National Celiac Disease Awareness Month
American Celiac Disease Alliance

National High Blood Pressure Education Month
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Health Information Center

National Neurofibromatosis Month
Children’s Tumor Foundation

National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month
National Osteoporosis Foundation

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
President´s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports

National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month
Advocates for Youth

National Toxic Encephalopathy and Chemical Injury Awareness Month
National Toxic Encephalopathy Foundation

Older Americans Month
U.S. Administration on Aging

Sturge-Weber Awareness Month
The Sturge-Weber Foundation

Tuberous Sclerosis Awareness Month

Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance

Ultraviolet Awareness Month
Prevent Blindness America


Week-long observances

3 to 9 May
North American Occupational Safety and Health Week
American Society of Safety Engineers

6 to 12 May
National Mental Health Counseling Week
American Mental Health Counselors Association

10 to 16 May
Food Allergy Awareness Week
Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network

10 to 16 May
National Alcohol- and Other Drug-Related Birth Defects Week
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc.

10 to 16 May
National Women’s Health Week
Office on Women’s Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

11 to 17 May
National Stuttering Awareness Week
Stuttering Foundation of America

11 to 15 May
National Neuropathy Week
The Neuropathy Association

18 to 24 May
Recreational Water Illness Prevention Week
Water and Environment Activity
Parasitic Diseases Branch
Division of Parasitic Diseases
National Center for Zoonotic, Vector-Borne, and Enteric Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

24 to 30 May
Older American’s Mental Health Week
Older Women’s League


One-day observances

4 May
Melanoma Monday
American Academy of Dermatology

4 May
Asthma Educator’s Day

5 May
World Asthma Day

9 May
Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Awareness Day
CdLS-USA Foundation

11 May
National Women’s Check-up Day
Office on Women’s Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

12 May
Sex Differences in Health Awareness Day
Society for Women’s Health Research

18 May
HIV Vaccine Awareness Day
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health
HIV Vaccine Communications Campaign
Vaccine and Prevention Research Program, Division of AIDS

19 May
Phelan-McDermid Syndrome Day
Greenwood Genetic Center

20 May
National Employee Health and Fitness Day
National Association for Health and Fitness

31 May

World No Tobacco Day
Pan American Health Organization
WHO Regional Office for the Americas

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