April Health Observances

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MINNEAPOLIS --- As part of its Know Your Numbers campaign, Health Fair 11 presents this listing of health events taking place in April:

Month-long Observances

Alcohol Awareness Month - National Council of Alcoholism and Drug Dependence / www.ncadd.org ph 212-269-7797

Autism Awareness Month - the Autism Society / www.autism-society.org ph 301-657-0881

Child Abuse Prevention Month - Prevent Child Abuse America / www.preventchildabuse.org

Foot Health Awareness Month - American Podiatric Medical Association / www.apma.org

Humor Month - National Humor Month / www.humormonth.com ph 800-NOW-LAFF

Minority Health Month - Office of Minority Health Resource Center / http://www.minorityhealth.hhs.gov ph 800-444-8472

Occupational Therapy Month - American Occupational Therapy Association / www.aota.org ph 301-652-2682

Sexually Transmitted Infection Awareness Month - American Social Health Association (ASHA) / www.ashastd.org

Sports Eye Safety Month - American Academy of Ophthalmology / www.geteyesmart.org ph 415-447-0258

March for Babies - The March of Dimes / www.marchforbabies.org ph 914-428-7100

Relay for Life - American Cancer Society / www.cancer.org or www.relayforlife.org ph 800-227-2345

Week-long Observances and Special Days

April 2-8

Public Health Week - National Public Health Week / www.nphw.org ph 202-777-2742

April 7

World Health Day - World Health Organization / www.who.int/world-health-day/en/

April 8-14

Heimlich Maneuver Week / Deaconess Associations Foundation / www.heimlichinstitute.org ph 513-559-2391

April 9-15

Healthcare Patient Advocacy Week - Society for Healthcare Consumer Advocacy / www.shca-aha-org ph 312-422-3700

April 16

Healthcare Decisions Day - National Healthcare Decisions Day / www.nationalhealthcaredecisionsday.org ph 804-775-1092

April 16-22

Medical Fitness Week - Medical Fitness Association / www.medicalfitness.org ph 804-897-5701

April 17

Hemophilia Day - World Federation of Hemophilia / www.wfh.org/whd

April 21-28

Infant Immunization Week - National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases / www.cdc.gov/vaccines/events/niiw ph 404-639-8561

April 25

Noise Awareness Day - Center for Hearing and Communication / www.chchearing.org ph 917-305-7810

April 28

YMCA's Healthy Kids Day - YMCA / http://ymca.net

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