October 2014

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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