March 2020 Health Observances

March 11: Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day increases awareness of registered dietitian nutritionists as the indispensable providers of food and nutrition services and recognizes RDNs for their commitment to helping people enjoy healthy lives. Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 11, 2015. Organized by: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Address: 120 south Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606 Website: www.eatright.org

March 19: World Social Work Day
Purpose: It is the key day in the year that social workers worldwide stand together to celebrate the achievements of the profession and take the theme message into their communities, workplaces and to their governments to raise awareness of the social work contributions and need for further action. Organized by: International Federation of Social Workers Website: https://www.ifsw.org/

March 9-13: Long Term Care Administrators Week
Purpose: Since 1994, the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) has sponsored this national observance each March. This week honors and celebrates the important role the administrator has in providing leadership for the delivery of quality, resident-centered care and a supportive work environment. Organized by: ACHCA Address: 1101 Connecticut Ave. Suite 450 Washington, DC 20036 Main Line: (800)-561-3148 Website: www.achca.org

March 20: World Oral Health Day (WOHD)
Purpose: To highlight the benefits of a healthy mouth and promote worldwide awareness of issues around oral health and the importance of maintaining good oral health Organized by: the World Dental Federation (FDI) Website: www.fdiworldental.org

March 24: The American Diabetes Association Alert Day®
Purpose: This day is designed to educate the public on the symptoms, dangers and treatments of diabetes Organized by: the American Diabetes Association Address: 2451 Crystal Dr. Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22202 Main Line: 1-800-DIABETES Website: www.diabetes.org

March 30: National Doctor’s Day
Purpose: This day was established to recognize physicians, their work, and their contributions to their communities. The U.S. House of Representatives officially established a resolution commemorating doctors on March 30, 1958 Website: www.doctorsday.org

March 8-14: National Patient Safety Awareness Week
Purpose: This week is designed to promote the importance of being involved one’s own health care Organized by: Institute for Healthcare Improvement Address: 280 Summer St. 9th Fl, Boston, MA 02210 Main Line: (617)-391-9900 Website: www.npsf.org

March 8-14: National Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week
Purpose: This week highlights the role of pulmonary rehabilitation in enhancing the quality of life of individuals with lung disease Organized by: the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) Address: 330 N. Wabash Avenue, Ste. 2000, Chicago, IL 60611 Main Line: (312)-321-5146 Website: www.aacvpr.org

Month of March: National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
Purpose: Colorectal Cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum) is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States among both men and women. Raise awareness by educating individuals on the benefits of screenings Organized by: the Colon Cancer Alliance (CCA) Address: 1025 Vermont Ave. NW, Suite 1066, Washington, DC 20005 Main Line: (202)-628-0123 Website: www.ccalliance.org

Month of March: Brain Injury Awareness Month
Purpose: 1.7 million American sustain a brain injury each year. This month, educate yourself, and learn how to promote brain injury awareness in your community Organized by: Brain Injury Association of America (BIAUSA) Address: 1608 Spring Hill Rd., Suite 110, Vienna, VA 22182 Main Line: (703)-761-0750 Website: www.biausa.org

Month of March: National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month
Purpose: Since 1987, the month of March has brought awareness to Developmental Disabilities. This month, learn about programs that provide career planning and job to developmentally disabled individuals so that they may both participate and contribute within the larger society in greater numbers Organized by: the Special Needs Alliance (SNA) Address: 7739 E. Broadway Blvd. #362 Tucson, AZ 85710 Main Line: (520)-546-1005 Website: www.specialneedsalliance.org

Month of March: Save Your Vision Month
Purpose: To raise awareness of good eye care Organized by: American Optometric Association (AOA) Address: 243 N. Lindbergh Blvd., Flr. 1, St. Louis, MO 63141-7661 Main Line: (800)-365-22219 Website: www.aoa.org

Month of March: National Social Work Month
Purpose: To recognize social work professionals and their important contributions Organized by: National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Address: 750 First St. NE, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20002-4241 Main Line: (202)-408-8600 Website: www.naswdc.org

Month of March: National Women’s History Month
Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives Organized by: National Women’s History Project Address: 730 Second Street #469, P.O. Box 469, Santa Rosa, CA 95402 Main Line: (707)-636-2888 Website: www.nwhp.org

Month of March: National Nutrition Month
Organized by: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. National Nutrition Month is a nutrition education and information campaign focusing on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. The theme, “Put Your Best Fork Forward,” which serves as a reminder that each one of us holds the tool to make healthier food choices. Making small changes during National Nutrition Month® and over time, helps improve health now and into the future. Website: www.eatright.org

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