Illinois Hospital Association

Health Observances and Recognition Events

The following information is provided by the Society for Healthcare Strategy & Market Development of the American Hospital Association.

August 2014
1-31: Children's Eye Health and Safety Month - Prevent Blindness America will feature information about amblyopia, a condition that can affect two to three percent of children and cause permanent vision loss. For more information, contact: Prevent Blindness America; 800.331.2020 or

10-16: National Health Center Week - Each year this week is dedicated to recognizing the service and contributions of community, migrant, homeless, and public housing health centers in providing access to affordable, high-quality, cost-effective health care for medically vulnerable and underserved people. For more information, contact: National Association of Community Health Center;