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 - An opportunity 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 - Time to honor the 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.
1-30: National Hospice/Palliative Care Month - Every year, more than 1.5 million patients receive care in U.S. hospices; hospice and palliative care programs provide pain management, symptom control, psychosocial support, and spiritual care for them and their families. For more information, contact: National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization; 703.837.1500 or www.caringinfo.org/hospicemonth.
1-30: Lung Cancer Awareness Month - Lung cancer is the leading cancer killer in both women and men in the U.S. For more information, contact: American Lung Association; 202.715.3450 or www.lung.org.
1-30: National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month - Encourages Americans to be heroes in the fight against pancreatic cancer and help increase awareness and visibility about pancreatic cancer in communities across the country. For more information, contact: Pancreatic Cancer Action Network; 877.272.6226 or www.pancan.org.
3-9: National Allied Professions Week - Honors the three million health care providers working in more than 80 allied health professions. For more information, contact: Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions; 202.237.6481 or www.asahp.org.