1–31 Influenza Awareness Month (National)

Vaccines aren’t just for kids. Approximately 40,000 to 50,000 adults in the U.S. die  from vaccine-preventable infectious diseases or their complications each year. During National Immunization Awareness Month, make sure you’re up to date on your vaccinations.

For more information, contact: Erin Meyer American Lung Association | 800.586.4872 erin.meyer@lung.org | www.lung.org/flu @LungAssociation | #NIAM2018


1–31 Neurosurgery Awareness Month

For 2019, Neurosurgery Awareness Month will focus on the role of neurosurgeons in the treatment of epilepsy. Patient stories, a history of the condition and a look into new treatment options will be distributed.

For more information, contact: Alice Kelsey American Association of Neurological Surgeons 847.378.0500 | info@aans.org | www.aans.org

1–31  | Psoriasis Action Month

The National Psoriasis Foundation sponsors Psoriasis Action Month, which is dedicated to raising awareness about psoriasis, educating the public and dispelling myths about the disease. Psoriasis is an immune- mediated disease that causes raised, red, scaly patches to appear on the skin affecting more than 8 million Americans. Up to

30 percent of people with psoriasis develop psoriatic arthritis, an inflammatory joint and tendon disease.

For more information, contact: Meredith Mills NPF | 503.546.8413 | www.psoriasis.org | @NPF

11–17 Health Center Week (National)

Every year, the National Association of Community Health Centers joins together with state primary care associations to showcase the work health centers do and to deliver a strong message nationwide for

health centers and their patients. During this week we celebrate the long record of success and delivery of high-quality, cost-effective and accessible care across the nation.

For more information, contact: Grassroots Advocacy Department | NACHC | 202.296.3800 NHCW@nachc.org | www.healthcenterweek.org @HCAdvocacy | #NHCW19


23–29 Health Unit Coordinator Week

This week is dedicated to recognizing the contributions of health unit coordinators to the health care team. The National Association of Health Unit Coordinators

(NAHUC) is dedicated to promoting health unit coordinating as a profession through education, certification and compliance with the NAHUC standards of practice, standards of education and code of ethics.

For more information, contact: Patricia Rice NAHUC | 815.633.4351 | office@nahuc.org www.nahuc.org | @nahucoffice | #hucconf