November Health Observances

November 1-30 Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month–Alzheimer’s Association 800.272.3900 www.alz.org

November 1-30 Bladder Health Awareness Month — Urology Care Foundation (UCF)800.828.7866 www.urologyhealth.org

November 1-30 COPD Awareness Month — American Lung Association 800.586.4872 www.lung.org/copd

November 1-30 Diabetes Month– American Diabetes Association 800.342.2383 diabetes.org

November 1-30 Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month– American Academy of Opthalmology (AAO) 415.561.8534 www.aao.org/eye-health

November 1-30 Family Caregivers Month– National Alliance for Caregiving 301.718.8444 www.caregiving.org/caregiversmonth/

November 1-30 Healthy Skin Month– American Academy of Dermatology 888.462.DERM www.aad.org

November 1-30 Home Care and Hospice Month– National Association for Home Care & Hospice 202.547.7424 www.nahc.org

November 1-30 Hospice and Palliative Care Month– National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization 703.837.1500 www.nhpco.org

November 1-30 Lung Cancer Awareness Month– American Lung Association 800.586.4872 www.lung.org/lung-cancer

November 1-30 Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month– Pancreatic Cancer Action Network 877.573.9971 www.pancan.org

November 1-30 Prematurity Awareness Month– March of Dimes 888.274.3711 www.marchforbabies.org

November 1-30 Stomach Cancer Awareness Month– No Stomach For Cancer 608.692.5141 www.nostomachforcancer.org

November 1-7 Medical-Surgical Nurses Week

November 1-7 Allied Health Professions Week

November 4-10 Diabetes Education Week

November 4-10 Medical Staff Services Awareness Week

November 3-9 Patient Transport Week

November 3-9 Radiologic Technology Week

November 10-16 Nurse Practioner Week

November 12 Pneumonia Day

November 20 COPD Day

November 21 Great American Smokeout

November 17 Prematurity Day