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2018 Health Observances

(For more: www.cdc.gov/women/observances/ index.htm and healthfinder.gov)

JANUARY 2018

Cervical Health Awareness Month

National Cervical Cancer Coalition, P.O. Box 13827, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709; 800-685-5531; nccc@ashasexualhealth.org; www.nccc-online.org/hpvcervical-cancer/cervicalhealth-awareness-month

National Birth Defects Prevention Month

National Birth Defects Prevention Network, 1321 Upland Dr., Ste. 1561, Houston, TX 77043; nbdpn@nbdpn.org; www.nbdpn.org/nationalbirthdefectsprevent.php

National Glaucoma Awareness Month

National Eye Institute Information Office, 31 Center Dr. MSC 2510, Bethesda, MD 20892-2510; 301-496- 5248; kcollins@nei.nih.gov; nei.nih.gov/nehep/gam/

National Radon Action Month

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Mail Code 6609T, Washington, DC 20460; 202-343-9051; bryan.david@epa. gov; www.epa.gov/radon/national-radon action-month-information

National Winter Sports Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Awareness Month

The Johnny O Foundation, P.O. Box 15211, Scottsdale, AZ 85267; 602) 820- 7655; info@thejohnnyo.org; www.thejohnnyo.org

Thyroid Awareness Month

American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, 245 Riverside Ave., Ste. 200, Jacksonville, FL 32202; 904- 353-7878; mgreen@aace.com; www.thyroidawareness.com

ALSO:

Honoring Domestic Violence Awareness Month

National Slavery & Human Trafficking Prevention Month

National Stalking Awareness Month

JAN. 7-13, 2018

Folic Acid Awareness Week - January 7 - 13

National Birth Defects Prevention Network, 1321 Upland Dr., Ste. 1561, Houston, TX 77043; 800-621-3141 x13; 202-618-4753; nbdpn@nbdpn.org; www.nbdpn.org/faaw.php

JAN. 22-28, 2018

National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week - January 22 - 28

National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health, 6001 Executive Blvd., Rm. 5213, Bethesda, MD 20892-9561; 301-443-1124; drugfacts@nida.nih.gov; teens.drugabuse.gov/national-drug-alcohol-facts-week

JAN. 1, 2018

• Jan. 1 - Five Minutes (or Less) for Health

FEBRUARY 2018

• International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month

• National Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Month

FEB. 26-MARCH 4, 2018

• Feb. 26- March 4 - National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

FEB. 2, 2018

• Feb. 2 - National Girls & Women in Sports Day

• Feb. 2 - National Wear Red Day

MARCH 2018

• Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

• National Endometriosis Awareness Month

• Women’s History Month

MARCH 10, 2018

• March 10 - National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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