2011-01-05 / Community

JANUARY HEALTH OBSERVANCES

The U.S. Department of Heath & Human Services lists five National Health Observance Months for January. Cervical Health Awareness Month

Contact: National Cervical Cancer Coalition (NCCC), 6520 Platt Avenue, #693, West Hills, CA 91307-3218, (818) 992-4242, info@nccc-online.org, www.nccc-online.org/awareness.html. National Birth Defects Prevention Month

Contact: National Birth Defects Prevention Network, 14781 Memorial Drive, #1561, Houston, TX 77079, nbdpn@nbdpn.org, www.nbdpn.org. National Glaucoma Awareness Month

Contact: Prevent Blindness America, 211 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1700, Chicago, IL 60606, (800) 331-2020, (312) 363-6001, facsimile (312) 363-6052, info@preventblindness.org, preventblindness.org/news/observe.html. National Radon Action Month

Contact: Office of Radiation and Indoor Air, Indoor Environments Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1310 L Street NW, 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20005, (202) 343-9370, facsimile (202) 343-2394, www.epa.gov/radon/nram. Thyroid Awareness Month

Contact: American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, 245 Riverside Avenue, Suite 200, Jacksonville, FL 32202, (904) 353-7878 extension 147, facsimile (904) 404-4207, cjones@hotmail.com, www.aace.com.

The U.S. Department of Heath & Human Services lists one National Health Observance Week. Jan. 2-8 National Folic Acid Awareness Week

Contact: National Council on Folic Acid, c/o Spina Bifida Association, 4590 MacArthur Boulevard NW, Suite 250, Washington, DC 20007, (800) 621-3141 extension 13, (202) 944-3285 extension 13, facsimile (202) 944-3295, ncfa@sbaa.org, www.folicacidinfo.org.

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