October 2014


October 1-31
Breast Cancer Awareness Month (National)
www.nationalbreastcancer.org/breast-cancer-awareness-month
Contact: None listed


October 1-31
Chiropractic Health Month (National)
703.276.8800
communications@acatoday.org
www.acatoday.org
Contact: Communications Department | ACA


October 1-31
Dental Hygiene Month (National)
312.440.8900
media@adha.net
www.adha.org
Contact: Communications Division | American Dental Hygienists' Association


October 1-31
Disability Employment Awareness Month (National)
202.693.7902
dunlap.carol@dol.gov
www.dol.gov/odep
Contact: Carol Dunlap | USDOL Office of Disability Employment Policy


October 1-31
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
800.537.2238
nrcdvta@nrcdv.org
www.nrcdv.org/dvam
Contact: National Resource Center on Domestic Violence and the Domestic Violence Awareness Project


October 1-31
Eye Injury Prevention Month
415.447.0258
eyemd@aao.org
www.geteyesmart.org
Contact: Communications Division | American Academy of Ophthalmology


October 1-31
Health Literacy Month
508.653.1199
helen@healthliteracy.com
www.healthliteracymonth.org
Contact: Helen Osborne | Health Literacy Consulting


October 1-31
Home Eye Safety Month
800.331.2020
info@preventblindness.org
www.preventblindness.org
Contact: Prevent Blindness America


October 1-31
Medical Librarians Month (National)
312.419.9094
info@mlahq.org
www.mlanet.org
Contact: Tomi Gunn | MLA


October 1-31
Medical Ultrasound Awareness Month
214.473.8057
www.sdms.org/resources/muam/default.asp
Contact: SDMS


October 1-31
Patient-Centered Care Awareness Month
203.732.1365
dswift@planetree.org
www.planetree.org
Contact: Danielle Swift | Planetree


October 1-31
Pharmacists Month (American)
202.628.4410
aphm@aphanet.org
www.pharmacist.com
Contact: American Pharmacists Association


October 1-31
Physical Therapy Month (National)
www.moveforwardpt.com
Contact: American Physical Therapy Association


October 1-31
SIDS, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month
443.640.1049
info@firstcandle.org
www.firstcandle.org
Contact: First Candle


October 1-31
Talk About Prescriptions Month
301.340.3940
bullman@ncpie.info
www.talkaboutrx.org
Contact: Ray Bullman | National Councilon Patient Information and Education


October 5-11
Emergency Nurses Week
www.ena.org
Contact: Marketing | Emergency Nurses Association


October 5-11
Mental Illness Awareness Week
703.524.7600
bobc@nami.org
www.nami.org/miaw
Contact: Bob Carolla | National Alliance on Mental Illness


October 5-11
Midwifery Week (National)
240.485.1800
info@acnm.org
www.ourmomentoftruth.com
Contact: American College of Nurse-Midwives


October 5-11
Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Week
703.652.6785
jspahr@snmmi.org
www.snmmi.org/nmw
Contact: Joanna Spahr | Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging


October 6-12
Fire Prevention Week
800.344.3555
custserv@nfpa.org
www.firepreventionweek.org
Contact: National Fire Protection Association


October 6-12
Healthcare Foodservice Workers Week
888.528.9552
mchapman@healthcarefoodservice.org
www.healthcarefoodservice.org
Contact: Maria Chapman | Association for Healthcare Foodservice


October 6-12
Physician Assistants Week
703.836.2272
www.aapa.org/paweek
Contact: American Academy of Physician Assistants


October 6-13
Healthcare Supply Chain Week (National)
312.422.3840
ahrmm@aha.org
www.ahrmm.org
Contact: Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management


October 8
Stop America's Violence Everywhere (SAVE) Today
800.549.4619
www.amaalliance.org
Contact: Executive Staff Associate | AMA Alliance


October 10
Depression Screening Day (National)
781.239.0071
kcruise@mentalhealthscreening.org
www.mentalhealthscreening.org
Contact: Katherine Cruise | Screening for Mental Health, Inc.


October 12-15
SHSMD Connections Annual Conference
312.422.3888
shsmd@aha.org
Contact: Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development (SHSMD)


October 12-18
Case Management Week (National)
501.907.2262
theacma@acmaweb.org
www.acmaweb.org/cmweek
Contact: ACMA


October 12-18 (tentative)
Healthcare Security and Safety Week
888.353.0990
evelyn@iahss.org
www.iahss.org
Contact: Evelyn Meserve | International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety


October 12-19
Central Service Week
www.iahcsmm.org
Contact: International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management


October 12
Arthritis Day (World)
404.872.7100
help@arthritis.org
www.arthritis.org
Contact: Public Relations | Arthritis Foundation


October 13-17
Dialysis Technician Recognition Week (National)
877.607.NANT (6268)
nant@meinet.com
www.dialysistech.net
Contact: National Association of Dialysis Technicians/Technologists


October 19-25
Healthcare Quality Week
847.375.4720
info@nahq.org
www.nahq.org/hqw
Contact: National Association for Healthcare Quality


October 19-25
Hospital and Health-System Pharmacy Week (National)
301.664.8799
publicinfo@ashp.org
www.ashp.org/pharmweek
Contact: Aretha Hankinson | American Society of Health-System Pharmacists


October 19-25
Health Care Facilities and Engineering Week (National)
312.422.3800
ashe@aha.org
www.ashe.org
Contact: American Society for Healthcare Engineering


October 19-25
Infection Prevention Week (International)
202.789.1890
education@apic.org
www.apic.org/iipw
Contact: Education Department | Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology


October 19-25
Pastoral Care Week
917.597.6319
revlindawalsh@yahoo.com
www.pastoralcareweek.org
Contact: Chaplain Linda Walsh-Garrison | COMISS Network: The Coalition on Ministry in Specialized Settings


October 19-25
Respiratory Care Week (National)
972.243.2272
info@aarc.org
www.aarc.org
Contact: American Association for Respiratory Care


October 20-24
Medical Assistants Recognition Week
847.823.5169
mail@americanmedtech.org
www.americanmedtech.org
Contact: Cathie Casey | AMT


October 20-24
Nuclear Science Week (National)
505.245.2137
www.nuclearscienceweek.org
Contact: National Museum of Nuclear Science & History


October 20-24
School Bus Safety Week (National)
800.989.6278
lynn.martin@napt.org
www.napt.org
Contact: Lynn Martin | National Association for Pupil Transportation


October 22
Lung Health Day
972.243.2272
info@aarc.org
www.aarc.org
Contact: American Association for Respiratory Care

October 22
Stuttering Awareness Day (International)
800.992.9392
info@stutteringhelp.org
www.stutteringhelp.org
Contact: Joan Warner | The Stuttering Foundation


October 23-31
Red Ribbon Week (National)
305.856.4886
redribbon@nfp.org
www.redribbon.org
Contact: The National Family Partnership


October 27
Lock Your Meds Day
800.705.8997
tbyng@nfp.org
www.nfp.org
Contact: National Family Partnership


October 29
Psoriasis Day (World)
800.723.9166
getinfo@psoriasis.org
www.psoriasis.org
Contact: National Psoriasis Foundation