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Calendar of Healthcare Events - September 2012

Health observances are certain times devoted to promoting particular health concerns. Many groups sponsor health events and conduct education to increase public awareness of health risks and illness prevention during these special observances.

For more information on special National Health Observances for 2012, contact the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Public Affairs office.

The month of September is the time for special recognition of the following Health risks and/or diseases:

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
CureSearch for Children's Cancer
4600 East-West Highway, Suite 600
Bethesda, MD 20814
(800) 458-6223
(301) 718-0047 Fax
info@curesearch.org
Contact: None designated
CureSearch for Children's Cancer Website


Fruit and Veggies - More Matters Month
Produce for Better Health Foundation
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
7465 Lancaster Pike, Suite J, 2nd Floor
Hockessin, DE 19707
(302) 235-2329
(302) 235-5555 Fax
TEaton@pphfoundation.org
Materials available
Contact: Toni Eaton
Produce for Better Health Foundation Website


Healthy Aging® Month
Educational Television Network, Inc.
P. O. Box 442
Unionville, PA 19375
(610) 793-0979
info@healthyaging.net
Materials available
Contact: Information Specialist
Educational Television Network, Inc. Website


Leukemia & Lymphoma Awareness Month
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
1311 Mamaroneck Avenue, Suite 310
White Plains, NY 10605
(800) 955-4572
Materials available
Contact: Information Resource Center
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Website


National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month
American Foundation for Women's Health
P. O. Box 541
Greenwood, TX 76246-0541
(940) 466-9898
mhills@stopafib.org
Materials available
Contact: Mellanie True Hills
American Foundation for Women's Health Website


National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
American College of Sports Medicine
P.O. Box 1440
Indianapolis, IN 46206-1440
(317) 637-9200
coam@acsm.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated
American College of Sports Medicine Website


National Cholesterol Education Month
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Health Information Center
P.O. Box 30105
Bethesda, MD 20824-0105
(301) 592-8573
(301) 592-8563 Fax
nhlbiinfo@nhlbi.nih.gov
Materials available
Contact: Information Specialist
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Health Information Center Website


National Pediculosis Prevention Month/Head Lice Prevention Month
National Pediculosis Association, Inc.
1005 Boylston Street, #343
Newton, MA 02461
(617) 905-0176
(812) 434-6652 Fax
npa@headlice.org
Materials available
Contact: Deborah Altschuler
National Pediculosis Prevention Month/Head Lice Prevention Month Website


National Preparedness Month
Ready Campaign
FEMA/DHS
500 C Street SW, Suite 714
Washington, DC 20472
(800) BE-READY (237-3239)
(240) 699-0525 Fax
Materials available
Contact: None designated
Ready Campaign Website


National Recovery Month
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
P.O. Box 2345
Washington, DC 20847-2345
(877)726-4727 Toll Free
(240)221-4292 Fax
SAMHSAInfo@samhsa.hhs.gov
Materials available
Contact: None designated
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Website


National Sickle Cell Month
Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Inc.
231 East Baltimore Street, Suite 800
Baltimore, MD 21202
(800) 421-8453
(410) 528-1495
(410) 528-1555 Fax
scdaa@sicklecelldisease.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated
Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Inc. Website


National Yoga Awareness Month
Yoga Health Foundation
P. O. Box 725
Fairhope, AL 36533
(251) 990-9552
info@yogamonth.org
Materials available
Contact: Meredith Montgomery
Yoga Health Foundation Website