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Events in the month of October 2021
Friday, October 1, 2021 - Sunday, October 31, 2021
October 1 - 31
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
One Broadway, Suite B210
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 839-1852
(303) 839-8459 TTY
(303) 831-9251 Fax
mainoffice@ncadv.org
www.ncadv.org/
Materials available
Contact: Jacquelyn Gonzales

Friday, October 1, 2021 - Sunday, October 31, 2021
October 1 - 31
Eye Injury Prevention Month
American Academy of Ophthalmology
P.O. Box 7424
San Francisco, CA 94120-7424
(415) 561-8534
media@aao.org
www.aao.org/eyesmart
Materials available
Contact: Beatrice Shelton

Friday, October 1, 2021 - Sunday, October 31, 2021
October 1 - 31
Health Literacy Month
Institute for Healthcare Advancement
IHA 501 S Idaho St Suite 300
La Habra, CA 90631
(562) 690-4001
bscott@iha4health.org
www.healthliteracymonth.org
Contact: Beth Scott

Friday, October 1, 2021 - Sunday, October 31, 2021
October 1 - 31
Home Eye Safety 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/eye-safety-home
Materials available
Contact: PBA Vision Health Resource Center

Friday, October 1, 2021 - Sunday, October 31, 2021
October 1 - 31
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
American Cancer Society
250 Williams Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30303
(800) ACS-2345 (227-2345)
www.cancer.org/cancer/breast-cancer.html
Materials available
Contact: None designated

Friday, October 1, 2021 - Sunday, October 31, 2021
October 1 - 31
National Bullying Prevention Month
PACER Center, Inc.
8161 Normandale Blvd.
Bloomington, MN 55437
(888) 248-0822
(952) 838-0199 Fax
Bullying411@pacer.org
www.pacer.org/bullying/nbpm/
Materials available
Contact: Bailey Lindgren

Friday, October 1, 2021 - Sunday, October 31, 2021
October 1 - 31
National Dental Hygiene Month
American Dental Hygienists' Association
444 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 3400
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 440-8900
natalie@adha.net
www.adha.org/national-dental-hygiene-month
Materials available
Contact: Natalie Judd

Friday, October 1, 2021 - Sunday, October 31, 2021
October 1 - 31
National Down Syndrome Awareness Month
National Down Syndrome Society
8 E 41 St, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10017
(800) 221-4602
info@ndss.org
www.ndss.org
Materials available
Contact: Educational Services

Friday, October 1, 2021 - Sunday, October 31, 2021
October 1 - 31
National Medical Librarians Month
Medical Library Association
65 East Wacker Place, Suite 1900
Chicago, IL 60601-7246
(312) 419-9094 x11
(312) 419-8950 Fax
gunn@mail.mlahq.org
www.mlanet.org
Materials available
Contact: Tomi Gunn

Friday, October 1, 2021 - Sunday, October 31, 2021
October 1 - 31
National Physical Therapy Month
American Physical Therapy Association
1111 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-1488
(800) 999-2782
(703) 684-2782 x3216
(703) 706-3169 Fax
public-relations@apta.org
www.apta.org/nptm/
Materials available
Contact: Public Relations Department

Friday, October 1, 2021 - Sunday, October 31, 2021
October 1 - 31
Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month
Heart Rhythm Society
1325 G Street NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20005
202-464-3400
info@hrsonline.org
www.stopcardiacarrest.org/
Materials available
Contact: Christina J. Wurster

Friday, October 1, 2021 - Sunday, October 31, 2021
October 1 - 31
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
P.O. Box 3006
Rockville, MD 20847
800-505-CRIB (2742)
866-760-5947 Fax
nichdSafetoSleep@mail.nih.gov
www.nichd.nih.gov/sts/Pages/default.aspx
Materials available
Contact: None designated

Friday, October 1, 2021 - Tuesday, October 5, 2021
October 1 - 5
National Primary Care Week
American Medical Student Association
45610 Woodland Road – Suite 300
Sterling, VA 20166
(703) 620-6600
(703) 620-6445 Fax
amsa@amsa.org
www.amsa.org/events/npcw/
Materials available
Contact: None designated

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - Tuesday, October 12, 2021
October 6 - 12
Mental Illness Awareness Week
National Alliance on Mental Illness
3803 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 100
Arlington, VA 22203
(800) 950-6264 Helpline
(703) 524-7600
(703) 524-9094 Fax
info@nami.org
www.nami.org/Get-Involved/Raise-Awareness/Awareness-Events/Mental-Illness-Awareness-Week
Materials available
Contact: None designated

Saturday, October 9, 2021
October 9
Walk 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@walkbiketoschool.org
www.walkbiketoschool.org
Materials available
Contact: Nancy Pullen-Seufert

Monday, October 11, 2021
October 11
National Depression Screening Day ®
Screening for Mental Health, Inc.
One Washington Street, Suite 304
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
(781) 239-0071
(781) 431-7447 Fax
smhinfo@mentalhealthscreening.org
mentalhealthscreening.org/programs/initiatives
Materials available
Contact: Jill Buchanan

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - Wednesday, October 20, 2021
October 12 - 20
Bone and Joint Health Action Week
United States Bone and Joint Initiative, NFP
9400 West Higgins Road, Suite 500
Rosemont, IL 60018
(847) 430-5053
(847) 823-1822 Fax
usbji@usbji.org
www.usbji.org/programs/public-education-programs/action-week
Contact: Shari Maier

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - Tuesday, October 19, 2021
October 13 - 19
International Infection Prevention Week
Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology
1400 Crystal Drive, Suite 900
Arlington, VA 22202
(202) 789-1890
(202) 789-1899 Fax
info@apic.org
professionals.site.apic.org/
Materials available
Contact: None designated

Wednesday, October 13, 2021
October 13
Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day
Metastatic Breast Cancer Network
P.O. Box 1449
New York, NY 10159
(888) 500-0370
mbcn@mbcn.org
www.mbcn.org
Materials available
Contact: Shirley A. Mertz

Friday, October 15, 2021
October 15
National Latino AIDS Awareness Day
Latino Commission on AIDS
24 West 25th Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10010
(212) 675-3288
lmares@latinoaids.org
www.nlaad.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated

Saturday, October 16, 2021
October 16
World Food Day
Food and Agriculture Organizations of the United Nations
2121 K Street, NW, Suite 800-B
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 653-2458
world-food-day-usa@fao.org
www.fao.org/world-food-day/2019
Materials available
Contact: None designated

Tuesday, October 19, 2021
October 19
World Pediatric Bone and Joint Day
United States Bone and Joint Initiative, NFP
9400 West Higgins Road, Suite 500
Rosemont, IL 60018
(847) 430-5054
(847) 430-5053
(847) 823-1822 Fax
usbji@usbji.org
www.usbji.org/programs/pediatric-specialty-group/world-pediatric-bone-and-joint-day
Contact: Toby King

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - Tuesday, October 26, 2021
October 20 - 26
National Healthcare Quality Week
National Association for Healthcare Quality
8735 W. Higgins Road, Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60631
(847) 375-4720
(800) 966-9392
(847) 375-6320 Fax
info@nahq.org
nahq.org/about/healthcare-quality-week
Materials available
Contact: None designated

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - Tuesday, October 26, 2021
October 20 - 26
Respiratory Care Week
American Association for Respiratory Care
9425 North MacArthur Boulevard, Suite 100
Irving, TX 75063
(972) 243-2272
(972) 484-2720 Fax
info@aarc.org
www.aarc.org/resources/programs-projects/respiratory-care-week/
Materials available
Contact: Public Relations

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - Monday, October 25, 2021
October 21 - 25
National Health Education Week
Society for Public Health Education
10 G Street NE, Suite 605
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 408-9804
(202) 408-9815 Fax
info@sophe.org
www.sophe.org/focus-areas/national-health-education-week/
Materials available
Contact: None designated

Thursday, October 21, 2021
October 21
National Check Your Meds Day
National Community Pharmacists Association
100 Daingerfield Road
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 683-8200
(800) 544-7447 Voice
(703) 683-3619 Fax
andrea.pivarunas@ncpanet.org
www.ncpanet.org/innovation-center/adherence-simplify-my-meds/check-your-meds-day
Materials available
Contact: Andie Pivarunas

Friday, October 22, 2021
October 22
International Stuttering Awareness Day
Stuttering Foundation of America
1805 Moriah Woods Boulevard, #3
Memphis, TN 38117
(800) 992-9392
901-761-0343
(901) 761-0484 Fax
info@stutteringhelp.org
www.stutteringhelp.org
Materials available
Contact: Jane Fraser

Saturday, October 23, 2021 - Sunday, October 31, 2021
October 23 - 31
Red Ribbon Week
National Family Partnership
at Informed Families Education Center
2409 Coral Way, Suite 501
Miami, FL 33145
800-705-8997
ireyes@informedfamilies.org
www.redribbon.org
Materials available
Contact: None designated

Friday, October 29, 2021
October 29
World Psoriasis Day
National Psoriasis Foundation
6600 SW 92nd Avenue, Suite 300
Portland, OR 97223
(800) 723-9166
(503) 245-0626 Fax
503-244-7404
getinfo@psoriasis.org
www.psoriasis.org
Materials available
Contact: National Office