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1-30: Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month. Contact: Prevent Blindness America, 500 E. Remington Road, Schaumburg, IL 60173. Phone: (800) 331-2020. Fax: (847) 843-8458. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web site: www.preventblindness.org.
1-30: National Occupational Therapy Month. On Friday, April 6, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, occupational therapy practitioners will speak with callers about their health problems. Contact: American Occupational Therapy Association, 4720 Montgomery Lane, P.O. Box 31220, Bethesda, MD 20814-1220. Phone: (301) 652-6611, ext. 2962. E-mail: email@example.com. Web: www.aota.org.
4-10: Public Health Week. The week recognizes public health professionals, who work to create conditions conducive to health and to educating people about healthy lifestyles. Contact: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, 1275 K St. NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20005-4006. Phone: (202) 371-9090, ext. 210. Fax: (202) 371-9797. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: www.astho.org.
7: World Health Day. This observance was created by the World Health Organization; the 1999 theme is healthy aging. Resource materials are available. Contact: World Health Day, American Association for World Health, 1825 K St. NW, Suite 1208, Washington, DC 20036. Phone: (202) 466-5883. Fax: (202) 466-5896. E-mail: AAWHstaff@aol.com. Web: www.aawhworldhealth.org.
8: Cancer Fatigue Awareness Day. Fatigue is a commonly reported side effect of cancer therapy, and the Oncology Nursing Society would like to offer information about how to assist people experiencing cancer fatigue. Contact: Oncology Nursing Society, 501 Holiday Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15220. Phone: (412) 921-7373. Fax: (412) 921-6565. E-mail: email@example.com. Web: www.ons.org.
18-24: National Organ/Tissue Donor Awareness Week. Contact: United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), P.O. Box 13770, 1100 Boulders Parkway, Suite 500, Richmond, VA 23225. Phone: (804) 330-8500. Fax: (804) 330-8507. Web: www.unos.org.
18-24: National Volunteer Week. Sponsored by the Points of Light Foundation to recognize all people and businesses that donate their time to community service. A promotional kit is available. Contact: The Points of Light Foundation, 1737 H St. N.W., Washington, DC 20006. Phone: (202) 223-9186, ext. 209.
28-May 31: Oncology Nursing Month. The month is designed to recognize oncology nurses, to educate the public about oncology nursing, and to provide an opportunity for special educational events. Contact: Oncology Nursing Society, 501 Holiday Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15220. Phone: (412) 921-7373, ext. 220. Fax: (412) 921-6565. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: www.ons.org.
1-31: Allergy and Asthma Awareness Month. More than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies, and more than 12 million have asthma. For a free guide to book, video, and other products about asthma and allergies, send a self-addressed envelope, with 55 cents postage, to Allergy and Asthma Network/Mothers of Asthmatics Inc., 2751 Prosperity Ave., Suite 150, Fairfax, VA 22301. Phone: (703) 641-9595. Fax: (703) 573-7794. E-mail: email@example.com. Web site: www.aanma.org.
1-31: National High Blood Pressure Month. Contact: The National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, Information Center, P.O. Box 30105, Bethesda, MD 20824-0105. Phone: (301) 251-1222. Web: www.nhlbi.nih.gov/nhlbi/nhlbi/htm.
1-31: National Mental Health Month. This educational campaign has been practiced for 50 years to raise the public’s awareness of mental health problems. Contact: Mental Health Information Center, National Mental Health Association, 1021 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314-2971. Phone: (800) 969-NMHA. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: www.nhlbi.nih.gov.
1-31: National Older Americans Month. Contact: Special Assistant for Legislation and Public Affairs, U.S. Administration on Aging, 200 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20201. Phone: (202) 401-4541. Fax: (202) 401-7741. E-mail: email@example.com. Web: www.aoa.dhhs.gov.
6-12: National Nursing Week. The week highlights the achievements of America’s nurses. Gift items are available. Catalogs are available at (800) 274-4ANA. Contact: American Nurses Associa tion, 600 Maryland Ave. S.W., Suite 100 W., Wash ington, DC 20024-2571. Phone: (202) 651-7018. Fax: (202) 651-7005. Web: www.nursingworld.org.