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October 2014 is.

MONTH

Health Literacy Month
Health Literacy Consulting
31 Highland Street, Suite 201
Natick, MA 01760
(508) 653-1199
helen@healthliteracy.com

 

Home Eye Safety Month
Prevent Blindness America
211 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1700

Chicago, IL 60606
(800) 331-2020

(312) 363-6001

Fax (312) 363-6052
www.preventblindness.org  

 

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
American Breast Cancer Awareness Month

250 Williams Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30303

www.cancer.org


National Bullying Prevention Month
PACER Center, Inc.
8161 Normandale Blvd.
Bloomington, MN 55437
(888) 248-0822
(952) 838-0199 Fax

 

National Disability Employment Awareness Month
Office of Disability Employment Policy
U.S. Department of Labor
Frances Perkins Building
200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room S-1303
Washington, DC 20210
(866) 633-7365/(202) 693-7880
Fax (202) 693-7888
(877) 889-5627 TTY

 

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Domestic Violence Awareness Project
National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
6400 Flank Drive, Suite 1300
Harrisburg, PA 17112-2791
(800) 537-2238
(800) 553-2508 TTY
Fax (717) 545-9456

 

National Down Syndrome Awareness Month
National Down Syndrome Society
666 Broadway
New York, NY 10012
(800) 221-4602
Fax (212) 979-2873
www.ndss.org  

 

National Medical Librarian Month
Medical Library Association
65 East Wacker Place, Suite 1900
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 419-9094 x11
Fax (312) 419-8950
www.mlanet.org  

 

National Physical Therapy Month
American Physical Therapy Association
1111 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-1488
(800) 999-2782/ (703) 684-2782 x3248
Fax (703) 706-8578
www.apta.org  

 

Stop America’s Violence Everywhere (SAVE) Today Month

American Medical Association Alliance

515 North State Street, 9th Floor

Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 454-4470
www.amalliance,org

 

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness Month
First Candle/SIDS Alliance
1314 Bedford Avenue, Suite 210
Baltimore, MD 21208
(800) 221-7437/(410) 653-8226
Fax (410) 653-8709
www.firstcandle.org  

 



 

 

Also:

 

Adopt A Shelter Dog Month

AIDS Awareness Month

American Pharmacists Month

Antidepressant Death Awareness Month

Apple Month

(World) Blindness Month

Caffeine Addiction Recovery Month

Celiac Disease Awareness Month

Church Safety and Security Month

Class Reunion Month

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Down Syndrome Awareness Month

Dyslexia Awareness Month

Eat Better, Eat Together Month

Emotional Intelligence Month

Emotional Wellness Month

Energy Management is a Family Affair – Improve Your Home Month

Financial Planning Month

German-American Heritage Month

Global Diversity Awareness Month

Halloween Safety Month

Head Start Awareness Month

Italian-American Heritage Month

Long Term Care Planning Month

National Animal Safety and Protection Month

National Book Month

National Chiropractic Month

National Crime Prevention Month

National Cyber Security Awareness Month

National Dental Hygiene Month

National Depression Education & Awareness Month

National Ergonomics Month

National Field Trip Month

National Liver Awareness Month

National Orthodontic Health Month

National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month

National Protect Your Hearing Month

National Reading Group Month

National RSV Awareness Month

National Seafood Month

National Spina Bifida Awareness Month

National Window Covering Safety Month

National Work and Family Month

Organize Your Medical Information Month

Photographer Appreciation Month

Polish American Heritage Month

Positive Attitude Month

Rett Syndrome Awareness Month

Tackling Hunger Month

Talk About Prescriptions Month

Vegetarian Month

World Menopause Month

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEEK

October 6th – 10th
Mental Illness Awareness Week

National Alliance on Mental Illness

3803 North Fairfax Dr, Suite 100

Arlington, VA 22230
(888) 950-6264/(703)524-7600
Fax (703) 524-9094

 

October 7th – 11th  
Drive Safely Work Week

Network of Employers for Traffic Safety
344 Maple Avenue West #357
Vienna, VA 22180
(888) 221-0045/(703)273-6005
Fax (703) 273-7122

www.trafficsafety.org  

 

October 12th – 20th
Bone and Joint Decade National Action Week

U.S. Bone and Joint Decade
6300 North River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018
(847) 384-4010 / (847) 384-4009

Fax (847) 823-1822
www.usbjd.org  

 

October 13th – 17th
National Health Education Week

Society for Public Health Education
10 G Street NE, Suite 605
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 408-9804
(202) 408-9815 Fax
http://www.sophe.org/nhew.cfm

 

October 19th – 25th
International Infection Prevention Week

Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology
1275 K Street NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20005-4006
(202) 789-1890
(202) 789-1899 Fax
www.apic.org/education-and-events/iipw

 

October 19th – 25th
Respiratory Care Week

American Association for Respiratory Care
9425 North MacArthur Boulevard, Suite 100
Irving, TX 75063
(972) 243-2272
(972) 484-2720 Fax
www.aarc.org/rcweek 

 

October 23rd – 31st
Red Ribbon Week

National Family Partnership
at Informed Families Education Center
2409 Coral Way, Suite 501
Miami, FL 33145
(800) 705-8997
(305) 856-4886
(305) 856-4815 Fax
www.nfp.org  

 

 

Also:

 

Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend

3rd - 5th

 

No Salt Weekend

3rd – 10th  

 

Emergency Nurses Week

5th – 11th

 

Fire Prevention Week

5th – 11th

 

Customer Service Week

6th – 10th 

 

Kid’s Goal Setting Week

6th – 10th    

 

Financial Planning Week 

6th – 12th

 

National Physicians Assistant Week

6th – 12th

 

Take Your Medicine Americans Week

10th – 16th

 

World Rainforest Week

12th – 18th

 

National Food Bank Week

13th – 19th

 

Food & Drug Interactions and Awareness Week

17th – 24th

 

Bullying Bystanders Unite Week

19th – 25th

 

Freedom From Bullies Week

19th – 25th

 

National Character Counts Week

19th – 25th

 

National Forest Products Week

19th – 25th

 

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

19th – 25th 

 

National Message Therapy Week

19th – 25th

 

National Save for Retirement Week

19th – 25th

 

Medical Assistants Recognition Week

20th – 24th

 

National School Bus Safety Week

20st – 24th

 

Prescription Errors Education and Awareness Week

24th – 31st

 

Kids Care Week

26th – November 1st

 

 

 

 

 

DAY

October 8th
Walk 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.walktoschool-usa.org/index.cfm

 

October 9th
National Depression Screening Day

Screening for Mental Health, Inc.  
One Washington Street, Suite 304

Wellesley Hills, MA 02481

(781) 239-0071
Fax (781) 431-7447

 

October 13th

Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day

Metastatic Breast Cancer Network
P.O. Box 1449
New York, NY 10159
(888) 500-0370

 

October 15th
National Latino AIDS Awareness Day

Latino Commission on AIDS
24 W 25th Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10010
(212) 675-3288 x315
Fax (212) 675-3466
www.nlaad.org/  

 

October 16th
World Food Day
U.S. National Committee for World Food Day
2121 K Street NW, Suite 800-B

Washington, DC 20037
(202) 653-2458
Fax (202) 653-5760
www.worldfooddayusa.org  

 

October 19th

World Pediatric Bone and Joint Day

United States Bone and Joint Initiative
6300 N. River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018
(847) 430-5053
(847) 823-1822 Fax

 

October 22nd
International Stuttering Awareness Day

Stuttering Foundation of America
1805 Moriah Woods Boulevard #3
P.O. Box 11749
Memphis, TN 38111-0749
(800) 992-9392
Fax (901) 452-3931
www.stutteringhelp.org  

 

October 29th
World Psoriasis Day

National Psoriasis Foundation
6600 SW 92nd Avenue, Suite 300
Portland, OR 97223
(800) 723-9166
(503) 245-0626 Fax
www.psoriasis.org 

 

 

Also:

 

Fire Pup Day

1st

 

International Day of Older Persons

1st

 

World Vegetarian Day

1st

 

International Day of Non-Violence

2nd

 

National Custodial Worker’s Day

2nd

 

National Diversity Day

3rd

 

World Smile Day

3rd

 

Fall Astronomy Day

4th

 

World Teachers Day

5th  

 

National German-American Day

6th  

 

World Day of Bullying Prevention / Blue Shirt Day

6th

 

Emergency Nurses Day

8th

 

Stop Bullying Day

8th

 

International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction

10th

 

International Newspaper Carrier Day

10th

 

Naval Academy Day

10th

 

Clergy Appreciation Day

12th

 

Columbus Day

12th

 

National Kick Butt Day (Quit Smoking)

13th

 

Navy Birthday

13th

 

Native American’s Day

13th

 

National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day

15th

 

National Take Your Parents to Lunch Day

15th

 

White Cane Safety Day

15th

 

Get Smart About Credit Day

16th

 

Boss’s Day

16th

 

Mammography Day

17th

 

Sweetest Day

18th

 

World Menopause Day

18th

 

Evaluate Your Life Day

19th

 

National Sunday School Teacher Appreciation Day

19th

 

Lung Health Day

20th

 

Medical Assistants Recognition Day

22nd

 

National Pharmacy Technician Day

23rd

 

Make A Difference Day

25th

 

Mother-in-Law Day

26th

 

Navy Day

27th

 

Halloween

31st

 

National Carmel Apple Day

31st

 

 

 

    
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