Health Observances and Recognition Events
The following information is provided by the Society for Healthcare Strategy & Market Development of the American Hospital Association.
1-30: National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month - The Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support, and research. For more information, contact: Alzheimer's Association; 800-272-3900 or www.alz.org.
1-30: American Diabetes Month - A time to communicate the seriousness of diabetes and the importance of diabetes prevention and control. For more information, contact: American Diabetes Association; 800-342-2383 or www.stopdiabetes.com.
1-30: National Epilepsy Awareness Month - The Epilepsy Foundation promotes epilepsy awareness to dispel common myths about seizure disorders. For more information, contact: Epilepsy Foundation; 800-332-1000 or www.epilepsy.com.
1-30: National Home Care and Hospice Month - The time of year to honor nurses, therapists, social workers, and administrators who make such a difference in their patients' lives. For more information, contact: National Association for Home Care & Hospice; 202-547-7424 or www.nahc.org.
1-7: National Diabetes Education Week - Encourages people with diabetes to work with a diabetes educator to learn how to self-manage their diabetes using the self-care behavior framework. For more information, contact: American Association of Diabetes Educators; 312-601-4864 or www.diabeteseducator.org.
2-8: National Healthcare Patient Transportation Week - The National Association of Healthcare Transportation Management members recognize that the key to timely and caring patient transportation is the staff that provides patient transportation. For more information, contact: NAHTM; 508-334-8054 or www.nahtm.org.