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September 2018

National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2018

September 27

In 2008, the National Association of People with AIDS launched this observance day to recognize the disproportionate impact of the epidemic on gay men. In the United States in 2014, 70% of new HIV infections were among gay/bisexual men. In 2016, 86.1% of gay/bisexual men receiving Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program medical care were virally suppressed. Learn more and access resources.

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October 2018

Fungal Disease Awareness Week 2018

October 1 - October 5

The second annual Fungal Disease Awareness Week is scheduled for October 1-5, 2018. CDC organized the observance last year to raise awareness among the public and healthcare providers about fungal diseases, which often go undiagnosed. Increased awareness about fungal diseases is one of the most important ways to reduce delays in diagnosis and treatment, leading to better health results and lives saved. We will again be encouraging the public and healthcare providers to “Think Fungus” when a person’s symptoms are…

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DIS Recognition Day 2018

October 5

The Seventh Annual DIS Recognition Day is on Friday, October 5, 2018. Help celebrate these tenacious public health workers on this well-deserved day of recognition. This is a day to thank disease intervention specialists (DIS) for the many miles, dead ends, disconnected numbers, and long nights they endure to help make this nation healthier and to give people the best chance to be healthy. Please visit the National Coalition of STD Directors’ (NCSD’s) DIS Recognition Day page for ideas about how to shine…

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Children’s Environmental Health Day

October 11

Despite the many successes and advancements in the field of children’s environmental health over the past few decades, today’s children face an epidemic of chronic diseases and developmental disabilities linked to environmental exposures and our changing climate. There is an urgent need to put children and families back into the forefront of our nation’s actions regarding health and environment. The Children’s Environmental Health Network (CEHN) established Children’s Environmental Health (CEH) Day in 2016, to be recognized every second Thursday of…

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November 2018

U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week: Be Antibiotics Aware

November 12 - November 18

Mark your calendars for November 12 – 18, 2018 and plan to join us as we observe U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week! In preparation for the week,  add one of the buttons, badges or graphics to your organization’s website to show your support for this important observance. View the fact sheet for more details – and stay tuned for additional materials coming soon!

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