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May 2016 is

MONTH

Arthritis Awareness Month
Arthritis Foundation
1355 West Peachtree Street NE, Suite 100

Atlanta, GA 30309
(800) 283-7800
(404) 872-0457 Fax
www.arthritis.org  

 

Better Hearing and Speech Month
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
2200 Research Boulevard
Rockville, MD 20850-3289
(800) 498-8255
(301) 296-5700
(301) 296-8580 Fax
www.asha.org/bhsm/  

 

Food Allergy Action Month
Food Allergy Research & Education
7925 Jones Branch Dr. Suite 1100

McLean, VA 22102

(800) 929-4040

 

Global Health and Fitness Month
National Association for Health and Fitness
10 Kings Mill Court
Albany, NY 12205-3632
(518) 465-1058
www.healthandfitnessmonth.com

 

Healthy Vision Month
National Eye Institute Information Center
National Institutes of Health
31 Center Drive MSC 2510
Bethesda, MD 20892
(301) 496-5248
(301) 402-1065 Fax

 

Hepatitis Awareness Month
Division of Viral Hepatitis
1600 Clifton Road, G-37

Atlanta, GA 30033

(800) 232-4636
www.cdc.gov/hepatitis.org  

 

Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month
American Academy of Dermatology
930 East Woodfield Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173
(866) 503-SKIN (503-7546)
(847) 240-1280
(847) 240-1859 Fax
www.spotskincancer.org

 

Mental Health Month
Mental Health America
2000 North Beauregard Street, 6th Floor
Alexandria, VA 22311
(800) 969-6642
(703) 684-5968 Fax
www.mentalhealthamerica.net  

 

National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
8201 Corporate Drive, Suite 1000
Landover, MD 20785
(800) 7-ASTHMA (727-8462)
(202) 466-7643
(202) 466-8940 Fax
www.aafa.org   

 

National Celiac Disease Awareness Month
American Celiac Disease Alliance
2504 Duxbury Place
Alexandria, VA 22308
(703) 622-3331

www.americanceliac.org

 

National High Blood Pressure 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

 

National Mediterranean Diet Month
Oldways and the Mediterranean Foods Alliance
266 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 421-5500
(617) 421-5511 Fax
www.oldwayspt.org  

 

National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month
National Osteoporosis Foundation
251 18th Street S, Suite 630
Arlington, VA 22202
(800) 231-4222
(202) 223-2226
www.nof.org/nationalosteoporsismonth.com

 

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports
1101 Wootton Parkway, #560 Tower Building

Rockville, MD 20852
(240) 276-9567
(240) 276-9860 Fax
www.fitness.gov

 

National Stroke Awareness Month

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

1600 Clifton Road

Atlanta, GA30333

(800) 232-4636

(888) 232-6348 TTY

www.cdc.gov/stroke/stroke_awareness_month.htm

 

National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

HHS Office of Adolescent Health

1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 700

Rockville, MD 20852

(240) 453-2586

 

National Toxic Encephalopathy and Chemical Injury Awareness Month
National Toxic Encephalopathy Foundation
P.O. Box 29194
Las Vegas, NV 89126

 

National Youth Traffic Safety Month

National Organizations for Youth Safety
901 North Washington Street, Suite 703

Alexandria, VA 22314

(571) 367-7171

www.noys.org.traffic_safety.aspx

 

Preeclampsia Awareness Month

Preeclampsia Foundation

6905 N. Wickham Road, Suite 302

Melbourne, FL 32940

(800) 665-9341

(321) 421-6957

(321) 821-0450 Fax

www.preclampsia.org

 

UV Safety Month
Prevent Blindness America
211 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60606
(800) 331-2020
(312) 363-6001
(312) 363-6052 Fax
www.preventblindness.org  

 

 

 

Also:

 

ALS Awareness Month

 

American Wetlands Month

 

APS (Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome) Awareness Month

 

Asthma Awareness Month

 

Borderline Personality Disorder Month

 

Brain Tumor Awareness Month

 

Building Safety Month

 

Clean Air Month

 

Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month

 

EcoDriving Month

 

EDS (Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome) Awareness Month

 

Family Wellness Month

 

Fibromyalgia Education and Awareness Month

 

Get Caught Reading Month

 

Gifts From The Garden Month

 

Go Fetch!  Food Drive for Homeless Animals Month

 

Grapefruit and Kiwi Month

 

Heal the Children Month

 

Home Schooling Awareness Month

 

Huntington’s Disease Awareness Month

 

International Civility Awareness Month

 

Lupus Awareness Month

 

Lyme Disease Awareness Month

 

Motorcycle Safety Month

 

National Barbeque Month

 

National Bike Month

 

National Foster Care Month

 

National Good Car Keeping Month

 

National Guide Dog Month

 

National Military Appreciation Month

 

National Moving Month

 

National Salad Month

 

National Service Dog Eye Examination Month

 

National Smile Month

 

National Toddler Immunization Month

 

National Water Safety

 

Older Americans Month

 

Personal History Month

 

Prepare Tomorrow’s Parents Month

 

Skin Cancer Awareness Month

 

Strike out Strokes Month

 

Tennis Month

 

Tay-Sachs and Canavan Diseases Month

 

Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month

 

Young Achievers of Tomorrow Month

 

National Family Month (05/12 – 06/16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEEK

May 1st – 7th  

Children's Mental Health Awareness Week
National Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health
15883A Crabbs Branch Way
Rockville, MD 20855
(240) 403-1901
(240) 403-1909 Fax
www.ffcmh.org  

 

May 1st – 7th  

National Physical Education & Sport Week
SHAPE America
1900 Association Drive

Reston, VA 20191

(703) 476-3461

(800) 213-7193 

 

May 1st – 7th  

North American Occupational Safety and Health Week
American Society of Safety Engineers
520 N Northwest Hwy
Park Ridge, IL 60068
(847) 699-2929

(847) 768-3441
(847) 768-3434 Fax
www.asse.org 

 

May 8th – 14th

Food Allergy Awareness Week
Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network
11781 Lee Jackson Highway, Suite 160
Fairfax, VA 22033
(800) 929-4040
(703) 691-3179
(703) 691-2713 Fax
www.foodallergy.org/section/food-allergy-awareness-week1
 

 

May 8th – 14th  
National Alcohol and Other Drug-Related Birth Defects Week
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc.
217 Broadway, Room 712
New York, NY 10007
(800) NCA-CALL (622-2255) (24-hour helpline)
(212) 269-7797
(212) 269-7510 Fax
www.ncadd.org 

 

May 8th – 14th

National Women's Health Week
Office on Women's Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue SW, Room 712E
Washington, DC 20201
(202) 205-1952
(202) 690-7172 Fax
www.womenshealth.gov/whw

 

May 9th – 15th

National Stuttering Awareness Week
Stuttering Foundation of America
1805 Moriah Woods Boulevard, #3
P.O. Box 11749
Memphis, TN 38111-0749
(800) 992-9392
(800) 967-7700
(901) 761-0484 Fax
www.stutteringhelp.org  

 

May 12th - 16th
National Neuropathy Awareness Week

The Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy

485 Half Day Road, Suite 350
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

(847) 883-9942

(847) 883-9960 Fax

www.foundationforpn.org

 

May 22nd – 28th

National Hurricane Preparedness Week
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service
Office of Climate, Water, and Weather Services
1325 East West Highway, Room 9462
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 713-1677 x124
www.nhc.noaa.gov

 

May 23rd – 29th

Health and Safe Swimming Week
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

1600 Clifton Road

Atlanta, GA 30333
www.cdc.gov/healthywater/swimming

 

May 23rd – 29th

Recreational Water Illness Prevention Week
Waterborne Disease Prevention Branch
Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases
National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road, Mail Stop C-09
Atlanta, GA 30329-4018
(404) 718-4695
(404) 718-4842 Fax
www.cdc.gov/healthywater/swimming/rwi/rwi-prevention-week/

 

 

Also:

 

Be Kind to Animals Week

1st - 7th   

 

Drinking Water Week

1st – 7th

 

National Anxiety & Depression Awareness Week

1st – 7th

 

National Correctional Officer’s Week

1st – 7th

 

National Family Week

1st – 7th

 

National Pet Week

1st – 7th

 

Public Service Recognition Week

1st – 7th

 

Teacher Appreciation Week

1st – 7th

 

Children’s Book Week

2nd – 8th  

 

Screen Free Week

2nd – 8th

 

National Nurses Day and Week

6th – 12th

 

National Hospital Week

8th – 14th  

 

National Nursing Home Week

8th – 14th  

 

National Police Week

8th – 14th  

 

Reading is Fun Week

8th – 14th 

 

National Etiquette Week

9th – 13th 

 

EMS (Emergency Medical Services) Week

15th – 21st

 

National Bike to Work Week

15th – 21st

 

National Medical Transcription Week

15th – 21st

 

National Transportation Week

15th – 21st

 

National Safe Boating Week

21st – 27th

 

National Tire Safety Week

22nd – 28th

 

National Backyard Games Week

23rd – 30th

 

 

 

 

 

DAY

May 4th

Bike to School Day
National Center for Safe Routes to School

730 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, Suite 300

Campus Box 3430

Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3430

(866) 610-SRTS (610-7787)

www.walkbiketoschool.org

 

May 5th

Hand Hygiene Day
World Health Organization

525 Twenty-third Street, N.W.

Washington, DC 20037
(202) 974-3000
(202) 974-3663 Fax

 

May 14th

Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Awareness Day
CdLS-USA Foundation
302 West Main Street, #100
Avon, CT 06001
(800) 753-2357
(860) 676-8166
(860) 676-8337 Fax
www.cdlsusa.org 

 

May 20th
World Autoimmune Arthritis Day

The International Autoimmune Arthritis Movement
525 Clara Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63112
(877) 609-4226

www.worldautoimmunearthritisday.org

 

May 25th
National Senior Health & Fitness Day

Health Information Resource Center

328 Lincoln Avenue
Libertyville, IL 60048
(800) 828-8225
www.fitnessday.com 

 

May 27th

Heat Safety Awareness Day
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service
Office of Climate, Water, and Weather Services
1325 East West Highway, Room 13160
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 427-9356

 

May 31st
World No Tobacco Day

WHO Prevention for Noncommunicable Diseases

Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health

20 Avenue Appia

1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland

+41 22 791 4426

+41 22 791 4832 Fax

 

Also:

 

Keep Kids Alive! Drive 25 Day

1st

 

Loyalty Day

1st

 

May Day

1st

 

Motorcycle Mass & Blessing of the Bikes Day

1st

 

New Homeowner’s Day

1st

 

School Principals Day

1st

 

Stepmother’s Day

1st

 

Melanoma Monday

2nd

 

Childhood Depression Awareness Day

3rd

 

Garden Meditation Day

3rd

 

Public Radio Day

3rd

 

International Firefighters Day

4th

 

National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

4th

 

Childhood Stroke Awareness Day

5th

 

Cinco de Mayo

5th

 

Military Spouse Appreciation Day

6th

 

Nurses Day

6th

 

Birthmother’s Day

7th

 

Bladder Cancer Awareness Day

7th

 

Kentucky Derby

7th

 

Mother’s Day

8th

 

Time of Remembrance & Reconciliation for those Who Lost Their Lives During the Second World War

8-9th

 

World Ovarian Cancer Day

8th

 

World Red Cross

8th

 

National Women’s Check-up Day

9th

 

Donate a Day’s Wages to Charity

11th

 

National Night Shift & Third Shift Workers Day

11th

 

Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Awareness Day

12th

 

International Awareness Day for Chronic Immunological and Neurological Diseases

12th

 

Letter Carrier’s Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Day

14th

 

Spring Astronomy Day

14th

 

The Stars and Stripes Forever Day

14th

 

Police Officer Memorial Day

15th

 

Accountant’s Day

16th

 

HIV Vaccine Awareness Day

18th

 

National Employee Health & Fitness Day

18th

 

American Red Cross Founder’s Day

21st

 

Armed Forces Day

21st

 

National Learn to Swim Day

21st

 

Neighbor Day

22nd

 

World Crohn’s and Colitis Day

23rd

 

National Missing Children’s Day

25th

 

National Senior Health & Fitness Day

25th

World MS Day

25th

 

Eat More Fruits and Vegetables Day

26th

 

Indianapolis 500

29th

 

Memorial Day

30th

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    
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