Health observances in October

October 1, 2009 by  
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worldIt’s a nice autumn day. And with autum comes lots of health observances.


8 Oct
World Sight Day
International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness and World Health Organization
“Vision 2020: The Right to Sight” 

10 Oct
World Mental Health Day
World Federation for Mental Health 

16 Oct
World Food Day

U.S. National Committee for World Food Day

20 Oct
World Osteoporosis Day
International Osteoporosis Foundation

22 Oct
International Stuttering Awareness Day

Stuttering Foundation of America



Eye Injury Prevention Month
American Academy of Ophthalmology

Health Literacy Month

Halloween Safety Month
Prevent Blindness America

Healthy Lung Month
American Lung Association

Let’s Talk Month
Advocates for Youth

calendarNational Breast Cancer Awareness Month
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Board of Sponsors

National Celiac Disease Awareness Month
Celiac Sprue Association

National Chiropractic Month
American Chiropractic Association

National Dental Hygiene Month
American Dental Hygienists’ Association

National Disability Employment Awareness Month
Office of Disability Employment Policy
U.S. Department of Labor

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Domestic Violence Awareness Project
National Resource Center on Domestic Violence

National Down Syndrome Awareness Month
National Down Syndrome Society

National Medical Librarians Month
Medical Library Association

National Physical Therapy Month
American Physical Therapy Association

National Spina Bifida Awareness Month
Spina Bifida Association

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness Month
First Candle/SIDS Alliance

Talk About Prescriptions Month
National Council on Patient Information and Education



4 – 10 Oct
Fire Prevention Week
National Fire Protection Association

4 Oct
Sarcoidosis Awareness Day
National Sarcoidosis Society, Inc. and Affiliates

5 – 11 Oct
Get Smart About Antibiotics Week
Division of Bacterial Diseases
National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

5 – 11 Oct
Mental Illness Awareness Week
National Alliance on Mental Illness

5 – 9 Oct
Drive Safely Work Week
Network of Employers for Traffic Safety

5 Oct
National Child Health Day
Maternal and Child Health Bureau
Health Resources and Services Administration
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

8 Oct
National Depression Screening Day ®

Screening for Mental Health, Inc.

12 – 20 Oct
Bone and Joint Decade National Action Week
U.S. Bone and Joint Decade

12 – 16 Oct
National School Lunch Week
School Nutrition Association

13 Oct
Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day

Metastatic Breast Cancer Network

14 Oct
Stop America’s Violence Everywhere Today

American Medical Association Alliance

15 Oct
National Latino AIDS Awareness Day

Latino Commission on AIDS

18 – 24 Oct
Hearing Aid Awareness Week

International Hearing Society

19 – 25 Oct
National Drug-Free Work Week

Working Partners for an Alcohol- and Drug-Free Workplace
U.S. Department of Labor

25 – 31 Oct
Respiratory Care Week

American Association for Respiratory Care

28 Oct
Lung Health Day

American Association for Respiratory Care

31 Oct
Interstitial Cystitis Awareness Day

National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health

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