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May National Health Observances

May 1 - 31
Arthritis Awareness Month
Arthritis Foundation
1355 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30309
(800) 283-7800
(404) 965-7595 Fax
aforders@arthritis.org
www.arthritis.org
Materials available
Contact: Carol Galbreath
May 1 - 31
Better Hearing and Speech Month
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
2200 Research Boulevard
Rockville, MD 20850-3289
(800) 498-8255
(301) 296-5700
(301) 296-8580 Fax
bhsm@asha.org
www.asha.org/bhsm/
Materials available
Contact: None designated
May 1 - 31
Food Allergy Action Month
Food Allergy Research & Education
7925 Jones Branch Dr., Suite 1100
McLean, VA 22102
(800) 929-4040
(703) 691-2713 Fax
www.foodallergy.org/food-allergy-awareness-week#.U8QvM140caU
Materials available
Contact: None designated
May 1 - 31
Global Employee Health and Fitness Month
National Association for Health and Fitness
10 Kings Mill Court
Albany , NY 12205-3632
(518) 465-1058
areobic2@aol.com
www.healthandfitnessmonth.com
Materials available
Contact: Diane H. Hart
May 1 - 31
Global Youth Traffic Safety Month
National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS)
901 N. Washington Street, Suite 703
Alexandria, VA 22314
(571) 367-7171
support@noys.org
noys.org/
Materials available
Contact: None designated
May 1 - 31
Healthy Vision Month
National Eye Institute Information Center
National Institutes of Health
31 Center Drive MSC 2510
Bethesda, MD 20892-2510
(301) 496-5248
(301) 402-1065 Fax
2020@nei.nih.gov
www.nei.nih.gov/hvm/
Materials available
Contact: None designated
May 1 - 31
Hepatitis Awareness Month
Division of Viral Hepatitis, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road, G-37
Atlanta, GA 30033
(800) 232-4636
(404) 718-8596 Voice
dvhwi@cdc.gov
www.cdc.gov/hepatitis
Materials available
Contact: None designated
May 1 - 31
International Mediterranean Diet Month
Oldways and the Mediterranean Foods Alliance
266 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 421-5500
(617) 421-5511 Fax
rachel@oldwaypt.org
www.oldwayspt.org
Materials available
Contact: Hannah Weisman
May 1 - 31
Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month ®
American Academy of Dermatology
930 East Woodfield Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173
(866) 503-SKIN (503-7546)
(847) 240-1280
(847) 240-1859 Fax
mediarelations@aad.org
www.spotskincancer.org
Materials available
Contact: Jennifer Allyn
May 1 - 31
Mental Health Month
Mental Health America
2000 North Beauregard Street, 6th Floor
Alexandria, VA 22311
(800) 969-6642
(703) 684-7722
(703) 684-5968 Fax
dfritze@mentalhealthamerica.net
www.mentalhealthamerica.net/go/may
Materials available
Contact: Danielle Fritze
May 1 - 31
National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
8201 Corporate Drive, Suite 1000
Landover, MD 20785
(800) 7-ASTHMA (727-8462)
(202) 466-7643
(202) 466-8940 Fax
info@aafa.org
www.aafa.org/page/asthma-and-allergy-awareness-month.aspx
Materials available
Contact: None designated
May 1 - 31
National Celiac Disease Awareness Month
American Celiac Disease Alliance
2504 Duxbury Place
Alexandria, VA 22308
(703) 622-3331
info@americanceliac.org
www.americanceliac.org
Materials available
Contact: Andrea Levario
May 1 - 31
National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month
National Osteoporosis Foundation
251 18th Street S, Suite 630
Arlington, VA 22202
(800) 231-4222
(202) 223-2226
(703) 414-3742 Fax
claire.gill@nof.org
www.nof.org/nationalosteoporosismonth
Materials available
Contact: Claire Gill
May 1 - 31
National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition
Suite 560, Tower Bldg.
1101 Wootton Parkway
Rockville, MD 20852
(240) 276-9567
(240) 276-9860 Fax
fitness@hhs.gov
www.fitness.gov
Materials available
Contact: None designated
May 1 - 31
National Stroke Awareness Month
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30333
800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636)
(888) 232-6348 TTY
www.cdc.gov/stroke/stroke_awareness_month.htm
Materials available
Contact: None designated
May 1 - 31
National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month
Advocates for Youth
2000 M Street NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 419-3420
(202) 419-1448 Fax
www.advocatesforyouth.org/topics-issues/teen-pregnancy-prevention/1304-tpp
Materials available
Contact: None designated
May 1 - 31
Preeclampsia Awareness Month
Preeclampsia Foundation
6905 N. Wickham Road, Suite 302
Melbourne, FL 32940
(800) 665-9341
(321) 421-6957
(321) 821-0450 Fax
eleni.tsigas@preeclampsia.org
www.preeclampsia.org
Materials available
Contact: Eleni Tsigas
May 1 - 31
Ultraviolet Awareness Month
Prevent Blindness
211 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60606
(800) 331-2020
(312) 363-6001
(312) 363-6052 Fax
info@preventblindness.org
www.preventblindness.org
Materials available
Contact: PBA Vision Health Resource Center
May 1 - 7
Children's Mental Health Awareness Week
National Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health
15883A Crabbs Branch Way
Rockville, MD 20855
(240) 403-1901
(240) 403-1909 Fax
ffcmh@ffcmh.org
www.ffcmh.org/awarenessweek
Materials available
Contact: Sandra A. Spencer
May 1 - 7
National Physical Education & Sport Week
SHAPE America
1900 Association Drive
Reston, VA 20191
(703) 476-3461
(800) 213-7193
pkun@shapeamerica.org
www.shapeamerica.org/events/pesportweek/
Materials available
Contact: Paula Kun
May 1 - 7
North American Occupational Safety and Health Week
American Society of Safety Engineers
520 N. Northwest Hwy
Park Ridge, IL 60068
(847) 699-2929
(847) 768-3441
(847) 768-3434 Fax
tstachura@asse.org
www.asse.org/newsroom/naosh/what-is-naosh-week/
Materials available
Contact: Trinity Stachura
May 4
National Bike to School Day
National Center for Safe Routes to School
730 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, Suite 300/ Campus Box 3430
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3430
866-610-SRTS (610-7787)
info@walktoschool.org
www.walkbiketoschool.org
Materials available
Contact: Nancy Pullen-Seufert
May 5
Hand Hygiene Day
World Health Organization
Avenue Appia 20, 1211 Geneva 27
Switzerland
+ 41 22 791 21 11
+ 41 22 791 31 11 Fax
savelives@who.int
www.who.int/gpsc/5may/en/
Materials available
Contact: None designated
May 8 - 14
National Alcohol- and Other Drug-Related Birth Defects Awareness Week
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc.
217 Broadway, Room 712
New York, NY 10007
(800) NCA-CALL (622-2255) (24-Hour Helpline)
(212) 269-7797
(212) 269-7510 Fax
national@ncadd.org
www.ncadd.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated
May 8 - 14
National Women's Health Week
Office on Women's Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue SW, Room 712E
Washington, DC 20201
(202) 690-7650
(202) 401-4005 Fax
www.womenshealth.gov/nwghaad
Materials available
Contact: None designated
May 9 - 15
National Stuttering Awareness Week
Stuttering Foundation of America
1805 Moriah Woods Boulevard, #3
Memphis, TN 38117
(800) 992-9392
(901) 761-0484 Fax
info@stutteringhelp.org
www.stutteringhelp.org
Materials available
Contact: Jane Fraser
May 12 - 16
National Neuropathy Awareness Week
The Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy
485 Half Day Rd., Suite 350
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
(847) 883-9942
(847) 883-9960 Fax
info@tffpn.org
www.foundationforpn.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated
May 14
Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Awareness Day
CdLS Foundation
302 West Main Street, #100
Avon, CT 06001
(800) 753-2357
(860) 676-8166
(860) 676-8337 Fax
info@cdlsusa.org
www.cdlsusa.org
Materials available
Contact: Marie Malloy
May 18
HIV Vaccine Awareness Day
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Rm 443 H
200 Independence Avenue
S.W. Washington, D.C. 20201
(800) HIV-0440 (800) 448-0440
ContactUs@aidsinfo.nih.gov
www.aids.gov/news-and-events/awareness-days/hiv-vaccine-awareness-day/
Contact: Kathy Stover
May 19
National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
The Banyan Tree Project
Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center
730 Polk Street, 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 292-3420 x352
(415) 292-3404 Fax
info@banyantreeproject.org
www.banyantreeproject.org
Materials available
Contact: Sapna Mysoor
May 20
World Autoimmune Arthritis Day
The International Foundation for Autoimmune Arthritis
4055 W. 138th Street
Hawthrone, CA 90049
(877) 609-4226
INFO@WORLDAUTOIMMUNEARTHRITISDAY.ORG
www.worldautoimmunearthritisday.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated
May 22 - 28
National Hurricane Preparedness Week
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service
Analyze, Forecast and Support Office
1325 East West Highway, Station 126
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 713-1677 x122
nhcwebmaster@noaa.gov
www.nws.noaa.gov/om/hurricane/index.shtml
Materials available
Contact: Deborah Jones
May 23 - 29
Healthy and Safe Swimming Week
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30333
healthywater@cdc.gov
www.cdc.gov/healthywater/swimming
Materials available
Contact: Kirsten Yates
May 25
National Senior Health & Fitness Day ®
Health Information Resource Center
328 West Lincoln Avenue, Suite 10
Libertyville, IL 60048
(800) 828-8225
info@fitnessday.com
www.fitnessday.com
Materials available
Contact: Gary W. Ford
May 27
Heat Safety Awareness Day
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service
Analyze, Forecast and Support Office
1325 East West Highway, Station 160
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 427-9356
jannie.g.ferrell@noaa.gov
www.weather.gov/om/heat/index.shtml
Materials available
Contact: Jannie Ferrell
May 31
World No Tobacco Day
WHO Prevention for Noncommunicable Diseases
Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health
20 Avenue Appia
1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
+ 41 22 791 4426
+ 41 22 791 4832 Fax
tfi@who.int
www.who.int/tobacco/wntd/en
Materials available
Contact: None designated
Source: https://healthfinder.gov
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