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At a Glance
MONTH-LONG OBSERVANCES
Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month Hernia Awareness Month
Men’s Health Month
Migraine and Headache Awareness Month (National)
PTSD Awareness Month

WEEK-LONG OBSERVANCES
10–16 Men’s Health Week (National) 13–20 Nursing Assistants Week (National) 17–21 Healthcare Risk Management Week

RECOGNITION DAYS | EVENTS
8 Family Health & Fitness Day USA
14 Blood Donor Day (World)

1–30 Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month
Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month is an opportunity to join the global conversation about the brain, Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Everyone
is at risk to develop Alzheimer’s, a fatal disease that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed. During the month of June, the Alzheimer’s Association asks people around the world to “go purple” and fight Alzheimer’s disease.
For more information, contact: Patty Guinto Alzheimer’s Association | 202.638.7041 barmstrong@alz.org | www.alz.org/abam @alzassociation | #ENDALZ
1–30 | Hernia Awareness Month Each year, approximately 750,000 Americans seek treatment for a hernia, yet experts
believe hundreds of thousands suffer in silence, primarily because they fear surgery. During Hernia Awareness Month, the Hernia Resource Center focuses on providing the public with information about the latest available treatments.
For more information, contact:
C. R. Bard, Inc. | davolinfo@crbard.com www.crbard.com/en-US/patients-caregivers/hernia
1–30 | Men’s Health Month Men’s Health Month, which is anchored by National Men’s Health Week (June
11–17), is a special observance passed by Congress and signed into law by President Bill Clinton on May 31, 1994. Men’s Health Month is celebrated across the country with screenings, health fairs, media appearances, and other health education and outreach activities.
For more information, contact: Ana Fadich Men’s Health Network | 202.543.6461, x-101
www.menshealthmonth.org | @MensHlthNetwork @MensHealthMonth | #MensHealthMonth #ShowUsYourBlue #WearBlue #ManUp

1–30 Migraine and Headache Awareness Month (National)
June is National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month. The National Headache Foundation seeks to raise awareness of this common malady through education and advocacy efforts and by supporting research. For more information, contact: NHF
888.NHF.5552 (643.5552) | info@headaches.org www.headaches.org
1–30 | PTSD Awareness Month Following a traumatic event, many people have painful memories that will fade over
time. For others, however, the memories, thoughts and feelings don’t go away—even months or years later. If stress reactions do not improve over time and disrupt everyday life, it is important to seek help to determine if post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is present. The purpose of PTSD Awareness Month is to raise public awareness of PTSD and effective treatments.
For more information, contact: VA National Center for PTSD | U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 802.296.5132 | ncptsd@va.gov | www.ptsd.va.gov @PTSDAwareness | #PTSD
8 | Family Health & Fitness Day USA Family Health & Fitness Day USA is the nation’s largest family health and wellness
event. Now in its 23rd year, the event is held on the second Saturday in June. Thousands of families will participate in local health promotion events across the country on the same day. Celebrated the second Saturday of June each year, Family Health
& Fitness Day promotes the importance of parks and recreation in keeping communities healthy.
For more information, contact: Heather Williams National Recreation and Park Association 703.858.4743 | hwilliams@nrpa.org www.nrpa.org/familyfitness

10–16 Men’s Health Week (National)
The purpose of National Men’s Health Week is to heighten awareness of preventable health problems, and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. This week provides an opportunity for health care providers, public policymakers, the media and individuals
to encourage men and boys to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for disease and injury. This same week is now celebrated around the globe as International Men’s Health Week.
For more information, contact: Ana Fadich Men’s Health Network | 202.543.6461, x-101
www.menshealthweek.org | @MensHlthNetwork @MensHealthMonth | #MensHealthWeek #ShowUsYourBlue
14 | Blood Donor Day (World) World Blood Donor Day is celebrated annually on June 14 with the aim of thanking
blood donors and encouraging individuals to pledge to donate blood regularly. Additionally, World Blood Donor Day raises awareness of the need for blood and improving the safety and adequacy of the blood supply globally.
For more information, contact: World Health Organization | 202.974.3000 | www.who.int #WBDD

13–20 Nursing Assistants Week (National)
The 42nd Annual National Nursing Assistants Week (NAW) events are planned by nursing assistants in facilities, by communities and on the national level to recognize nursing assistants and other direct-care workers who provide daily care in nursing homes and a variety of other long-term care settings. Projects created for NAW are designed to continue throughout the year to address specific issues of care wherever nursing assistants or other health care workers are providing direct care.
The focus for 2019 is “Nursing Assistants: Bringing Sunshine Every Day.”
For more information, contact: National Network of Career Nursing Assistants | 330.825.9342 cnajeni@aol.com | www.cna-network.org www.facebook.com/groups/118681892980/#

17–21 Healthcare Risk
Management Week
The American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM) designates the third full week of June as Health Risk Management Week, a celebration of the
health care risk management professional. This observation helps to raise awareness about the value that risk managers bring to their organizations. ASHRM develops
tools, webinars, branded products and other materials to assist organizations that wish to celebrate.
For more information, contact: ASHRM American Hospital Association | 312.422.3980 ashrm@aha.org | www.ashrm.org @ASHRMAHA | #HRMWeek