October 2003 Health Observances

October 2003 Health Observances

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Celiac Sprue Awareness Month
Celiac Sprue Association/USA
P.O. Box 31700
Omaha, NE 68131-0700
(402) 558-0600
celiacs@csaceliacs.org
www.csaceliacs.org
Rett Syndrome Awareness Month
International Rett Syndrome Association
9121 Piscataway Road, Suite 2B
Clinton, MD 20735
(800) 818-RETT
irsa@rettsyndrome.org
www.rettsyndrome.org
National Spinal Health Month
American Chiropractic Association
1701 Clarendon Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22209
(800) 986-4636
AmerChiro@aol.com
www.amerchiro.org
National Spina Bifida Awareness Month
Spina Bifida Association of America
4590 MacArthur Boulevard, N.W., Suite 250
Washington, DC 20007-4226
(800) 621-3141
(202) 944-3285
sbaa@sbaa.org
www.sbaa.org
National Physical Therapy Month
American Physical Therapy Association
1111 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-1488
(703) 684-2782, x3248
public-relations@apta.org
www.apta.org
Healthy Lung Month
American Lung Association
1740 Broadway
New York, NY 10019-4374
(800) LUNG-USA
info@lungusa.org
www.lungusa.org

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Mental Illness Awareness Week
American Psychiatric Association
1400 K Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20005
(888) 357-7924
(202) 682-6122
apa@psych.org
www.psych.org
National Child Health Day
Maternal and Child Health Bureau
Health Resources and Services
Administration
U.S. Department of Health
and Human Services
Parklawn Building, Room 18-20
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
(301) 443-2170
pbandyck@hrsa.gov
www.mchb.hrsa.gov
National Fire Prevention Week
National Fire Protection Association
1 Batterymarch Park
P.O. Box 9101
Quincy, MA 02269
(800) 344-3555 orders only
custserv@NFPA.org
www.nfpa.org
National Nurse Midwifery Week
American College of Nurse-Midwives
818 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 900
Washington DC 20006
(202) 728-9860
(202) 728-9897 Fax
www.midwife.org
National Depression Screening Day
Screening for Mental Health, Inc.
I Washington Street, Suite 304
Wellesly Hills, MA 02481
(781) 239-0071
info@mentalhealthscreening.org
www.mentalhealthscreening.org
Ulcer Awareness Week
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road, N.E., MS C09
Atlanta, GA 30333
(404) 371-5375
ulcers@cdc.gov
www.cdc.gov
National Brain Injury Awareness Month
Brain Injury Association of America
105 North Alfred Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 236-6000
publicrelations@biausa.org
www.biausa.org

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National Adult Immunization
Awareness Week
National Coalition for Adult Immunization
4733 Bethesda Avenue, Suite 750
Bethesda, MD 20814-5228
(301) 656-0003
ncai@nfid.org
www.nfid.org/ncai
National School Lunch Week
American School Food Service Association
700 South Washington Street, Suite 300
Alexandria, VA 22314-4287
(800) 877-8822
(800) 728-0728 catalog
asfsa@asfsa.org
www.asfsa.org
National Family Sexuality Education
Month
Planned Parenthood Federation of America
810 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10019
(212) 541-7800
communications@ppfa.org
www.plannedparenthood.org
National Dental Hygiene Month
American Dental Hygienists’ Association
444 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 3400
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 440-8900
ndhm@adha.net
www.adha.org
World Food Day
U.S. National Committee for World Food
Day
2175 K Street, N.W., Suite 300
Washington, DC 20437
(202) 653-2404
www.worldfooddayusa.org
National Mammography Day
American Cancer Society
1599 Clifton Road, N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30329
(800) ACS-2345
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Board of Sponsors
P.O. Box 15437
Wilmington, DE 19850-5437
www.nbcam.org

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National Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Week
National Lead Information Center
801 Roeder Road, Suite 600
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(800) 424-LEAD
www.epa.gov/lead/nlicdocs.htm
National Red Ribbon Celebration
(Campaign to keep kids off drugs)
National Family Partnership
Informed Family Education Center
2490 Coral Way
Miami, FL 33145
(800) 705-8997
www.nfp.org
National Liver Awareness Month
American Liver Foundation
75 Maiden Lane, Suite 603
New York, NY 10038-4810
(800) GO-LIVER
webmail@liverfoundation.org
www.liverfoundation.org
National Medical Librarians Month
Medical Library Association
65 East Wacker Place, Suite 1900
Chicago, IL 60602-4805
(312) 419-9094 x11
(312) 419-8950 Fax
info@mlahq.org
http://mlanet.org/press/nml-month/index.html
National Lupus Awareness Month
Lupus Foundation of America, Inc.
1300 Piccard Drive, Suite 200
Rockville, MD 20850-4303
(888) 38-LUPUS
(301) 670-9292
www.lupus.org
Health Literacy Month
Health Literacy Consulting
31 Highland Street, Suite 201
Natick, MA 01760
(508) 653-1199
(508) 650-9492 Fax
helen@healthliteracy.com
www.healthliteracymonth.com
Family Health Month
American Academy of Family Physicians
11400 Tomahawk Creek Parkway
Leawood, KS 66211
(800) 274-2237
www.familyhealth.org

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