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October 2018

Children’s Environmental Health Day

October 11, 2018

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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International Infection Prevention Week 2018: Protecting Patients Everywhere

October 14, 2018 - October 20, 2018

The 2018 theme for International Infection Prevention Week is Protecting Patients Everywhere. Patient safety is a clear priority for infection preventionists (IPs) and healthcare professionals. Celebrate the infections prevented and lives saved this year. Learn easy ways to participate in IIPW this year. Social Media What better way is there to spread information about germs than going viral? Follow APIC on Facebook and Twitter and share our posts with your followers. APIC has developed tweets and posts for you and your facilities to easily share…

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November 2018

U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week: Be Antibiotics Aware

November 12, 2018 - November 18, 2018

Mark your calendars for November 12 – 18, 2018 and plan to join us as we observe U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week! Each year in the United States, at least 2 million people become infected with bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics and at least 23,000 people die as a direct result of these infections. Many more will die from complications by an antibiotic-resistant infection. In preparation for this important observance., check out the promotional materials available, add one of the buttons, badges…

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April 2019

AIDSWatch 2019

April 1 - April 2

AIDSWatch, presented by The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation, is the nation’s largest annual constituent-based national HIV/AIDS advocacy event. AIDSWatch brings together hundreds of people living with HIV and their allies to meet with members of Congress and to educate them about the important issues at stake for people living with HIV/AIDS in the United States. At last year’s AIDSWatch, over 500 advocates from 36 states, DC, and Puerto Rico came together to advocate for the changes needed to end the epidemic…

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National Public Health Week

April 1 - April 7

During the first full week of April each year, APHA brings together communities across the United States to observe National Public Health Week as a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation's health. This year, National Public Health Week is on April 1-7, 2019. NPHW 2019 DAILY THEMES Monday — Healthy Communities Tuesday — Violence Prevention Wednesday — Rural Health Thursday — Technology and Public Health Friday — Climate Change Saturday and Sunday — Global…

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National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day 2019

April 10

April 10 is National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day (NYHAAD), a day to educate the public about the impact of HIV/AIDS on youth and highlight the work youth do to strengthen the fight against the HIV/AIDS epidemic. For more information about NYHAAD, check out the below resources: CDC NYHAAD webpage: Advocates for Youth To learn more about how local health departments can prevent and address HIV among young people, visit NACCHO's Adolescent Sexual Health webpage.

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National Transgender HIV Testing Day 2019

April 18

April 18 is National Transgender HIV Testing Day, established by the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health at the University of California, San Francisco. This day serves as a call to action to promote HIV testing, prevention, and treatment efforts for transgender communities and work with all transgender people to protect their health through testing and knowing their HIV status. Transgender women and men are at high risk for getting HIV. According to current estimates, about 1 in 7 (14%)…

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May 2019

Register & Host Your National HIV Testing Day Events!

May 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

June 27 is National HIV Testing Day (NHTD), an annual observance to raise awareness about the importance of HIV testing and encourage people of all ages to get tested. This year’s observance is especially important in light of the federal initiative to End the HIV Epidemic. The NHTD 2019 theme is Doing It My Way, which focuses on how and why people can make testing a part of their lives—on their terms and in their way. You can support NHTD…

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June 2019

World Food Safety Day

June 7

The first ever World Food Safety Day (WFSD) will be celebrated on June 7, 2019 to draw attention and inspire action to help prevent, detect and manage foodborne risks, contributing to food security, human health, economic prosperity, agriculture, market access, tourism and sustainable development. Learn more.

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Hepatitis Awareness Month Twitter Chat 2019

June 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Hepatitis B Foundation, NASTAD and CDC’s Division of Viral Hepatitis for a Twitter HepChat at 2 p.m. (ET) Thursday, June 13th. The chat will highlight Hepatitis Awareness Month outreach events and allow partner organizations to share their successes, challenges and lessons learned from their efforts. Join the conversation with the hashtag #HepChat19. Below are the proposed Twitter Chat topics for discussion. Participants are invited to share images and short video clips from their events in May, as well as best practices and challenges in conducting outreach…

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