National Drug Abuse and Alcohol Facts Week

Date: January 22-27, 2019
Description: National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® was launched in 2010 by scientists at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). The week seeks to link students with scientists and other experts to counteract the myths about drugs and alcohol that teens get from the internet, social media, TV, movies, music, or from friends.

Description:National School-Based Health Care Awareness Month recognizes the successes of school-based health centers (SBHCs) and raises awareness about how SBHCs are revolutionizing the way children and adolescents access health care services.
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Date: February 4-8, 2019
Description:  National School Counseling Week, sponsored by ASCA, highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career.

National Condom Day

Date: February 14, 2019
Description: Day to educate young adults about serious risks involved with unprotected sex.

Date: February 15-17, 2019
Location: Anaheim, CA
Description: Annual national conference that promotes the safety and well-being of LGBTQ youth.

Date: March 10, 2019
Description: National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD) is an annual observance that sheds light on the impact of HIV and AIDS on women and girls.
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Date: March 3-9, 2019
Location: Washington, DC
Description: The Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) is a multidisciplinary organization committed to improving the physical and psychosocial health and well-being of adolescents and young adults through advocacy, clinical care, health promotion, professional development and research.
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Date: March 18-21, 2019
Location: Atlanta, GA
Description: The National HIV Prevention Conference (NHPC) is the preeminent HIV prevention conference in the United States involving state, local, and tribal health departments, community based organizations, federal agencies, researchers, clinicians, people living with HIV and others sharing the latest advancements, strategies, and accomplishments in HIV prevention.
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LGBT Health Awareness Week

Date: March 25-30, 2019
Description: Week that brings attention to health disparities that affect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.

Description: STD Awareness Month is an annual observance to call attention to the impact of STDs and to promote STD testing across the country, especially among adolescents and young adults who account for nearly half of all STD cases.
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Date: April 1-7, 2019
Description: Established in 2016 as a joint program of the Center for Education of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Real Talk with Dr. Offutt, and the Pennsylvania Department of Public Health, Teen Health Week is a global initiative to raise awareness of the unique health issues facing teens all over the world. Through a wide variety of local, state, national, and international programs and activities, Teen Health Week encourages teens to take charge of their physical and mental health to facilitate healthy habits they will carry with them throughout their lives.
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Date: April 1-7, 2019
Description: National Public Health Week, championed by the American Public Health Association (APHA), is an annual observance to recognize important contributions of public health. Each year, APHA develops a national campaign to educate the public, policymakers, and practitioners about public health issues.
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Date: April 8-13, 2019
Description: Week that raises awareness and to educate students, teachers, school administrators, counselors, school resource officers, school staff, parents, and the public on effective ways to prevent or reduce youth violence.

Date: April 10, 2019
Description: National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is a nationwide effort led by Advocates for Youth to acknowledge and address the needs of young people in the fight against HIV and AIDS. Youth across the nation will encourage their peers to get tested and fight the stigma around HIV.
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Date: April 22-25, 2019
Location: Atlanta, GA
Description: The Summit is the largest national collaboration of professionals from local, state and federal agencies, business, academia, clinicians, treatment providers, counselors, educators, state and national leaders, and advocates impacted by Rx drug abuse and heroin use.

Description: National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month (NTPPM) seeks to involve communities in supporting effective teen pregnancy prevention initiatives and promoting sexual health information and services.

Date: May 12-18, 2019
Description: National Prevention Week is an annual health observance dedicated to increasing public awareness of, and action around, mental and/or substance use disorders.

LGBT Awareness Month

Description: LGBT Awareness Month raise awareness of issues facing the LGBT community.

Date: June 23-26, 2019
Location: Washington, DC
Description: The School-based Health Alliance’s School-Based Health Care Convention is held annually and seeks to provide the school-based health care community with high quality continuing education and national networking opportunities.
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Date:  June 27, 2019
Description: National HIV Testing Day is an annual observance to promote HIV testing. It is an important time for everyone to get involved. Take the Test, Take Control.
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Date: August 27-29, 2019
Location:  Chicago, IL
Description: The National Prevention Network (NPN) Conference hosts federal, state and local professionals from the substance abuse prevention field and related disciplines. The purpose of NPN Conference is to highlight the latest research in the substance use prevention field.

Suicide Prevention Month

Description: The purpose of Suicide Prevention Month is to create awareness and strengthen the fight against suicide.

Sexual Health Month

Description: This observance month is dedicated to promoting knowledge about topics like sexually transmitted diseases, safe sex, and sexual assault.

Description: The goal of National Bullying prevention month is to encourage schools, communities and organizations to work together to stop bullying and cyberbullying by increasing awareness of the prevalence and impact of all forms of bullying on all children of all ages.

Description: National Health Literacy Month is meant to promote the importance of understandable health information.

Description: National Substance Abuse Prevention Month is an annual observance focused on raising public awareness and encouraging communities to take action and get involved to prevent substance use. Each year families, communities, and organizations across the country come together to raise awareness about the importance of substance use prevention and the importance of investing in prevention first.

Date: October 2-4, 2019
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Description: ASHA’s 2019 School Health conference is a great resource for school health professionals across the US and internationally to learn, meet, and share ideas with like-minded professionals. Attendees represent schools, districts, state, communities, government, and other school health committed entities.
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Date: October 5, 2019
Description: The School-based Health Alliance’s School-Based Health Care Convention is held annually and seeks to provide the school-based health care community with high quality continuing education and national networking opportunities.

Date: November 18-22, 2019
Description: American Education Week celebrates public education and honors individuals who are making a difference in ensuring that every child receives a quality education.
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Date: November 15, 2019
Description: National Parent Involvement Day is a call to action for parents to be an active part of their children’s education and a day to recognize the service of dedicated school volunteers.
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Date: December 1, 2019
Description: World AIDS Day (WAD) is one of the most recognized international health days and a key opportunity to raise awareness, commemorate those who have passed on, and celebrate victories such as increased access to treatment and prevention services.
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Symbol Key
  •  Asthma
  •  DASH Exhibit
  •  HIV & Other STDs
  •  Nutrition
  •  Physical Activity
  •  Professional Development
  •  School Health
  •  Tobacco