February 2020 Health Observances

Jan 01, 2020



February 7: National Wear Red Day®
Purpose: Heart Disease is the #1 killer for women in the United States. Show your commitment and passion for ending heart disease by wearing red on Friday, February 7. Organized by: the American Heart Association Address: 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231 Main Line: 1-800-AHA-USA-1 Website: www.goredforwomen.org

February 3-7: Pride in Food Service Week
Purpose: An annual event honoring dietary managers and their employees to celebrate the important role they play in institutional food service. Organized by: The Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals (ANFP) Address: 406 Surrey Woods Dr., St. Charles, IL 60174 Main Line: (800)-323-1908 Website: www.anfponline.org

February 9-15: National Cardiac Rehabilitation Week
Purpose: This week celebrates the contribution cardiovascular professionals make to health care and the role of reducing potentially devastating effects of heart disease. Organized by: the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) Address: 330 N. Wabash Ave., Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60611 Main Line: (312)-321-5146 Website: www.aacvpr.org

February 14-21: Alzheimer’s and Dementia Staff Education Week
Purpose: This week brings awareness to the importance of both staff educators and their direct care staff being properly trained and certified in dementia care. Organized by: The National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners®, LLC, International Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners Address:1 A Main St., Suite 8, Sparta, NJ 07871 Main Line: 1-877-729-5191 Website: www.nccdp.org

Month of February: American Heart Month
Purpose: Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. This month, educate yourself on symptoms, treatment and prevention. Organized by: the American Heart Association Address: 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231 Main Line: 1-800-AHA-USA-1 Website: www.heart.org

Month of February: AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month
Purpose: Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss, affecting more than 2 million Americans age 50 and older. This month, learn about vision aids and other innovative tools that can help to combat vision loss. Organized by: Prevent Blindness America Address: 211 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1700, Chicago, IL 60606 Main Line: (800)-331-2020 Website: www.preventblindness.org

Month of February: National Cancer Prevention Month
Purpose: This month, learn how to cut your cancer risk by choosing mostly plant foods and limiting red meat, being physically active every day for at least 30 minutes, and aiming to maintain a healthy weight. Organized by: American Institute for Cancer Research Address: 1759 R St. NW, Washington, DC 20009 Main Line: 1-800-843-8114 Website: www.aicr.org

Month of February: National Senior Independence Month
Purpose: This celebration was established to help seniors remain in control of their daily lives. This month encourages seniors to take the opportunity to evaluate their current living situation, and determine whether or not adjustments could be made to create a better lifestyle. This is the opportunity to notice strengths and weaknesses in daily routines and make minor adjustments with potentially huge improvements.

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