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No Name-Calling Week

Date: January 20-24 2020
Description: No Name-Calling Week is a week organized by K-12 educators and students to end name-calling and bullying in schools.

Description:National School-Based Health Care Awareness Month is an opportunity to recognize success and raise awareness about how school-based health centers (SBHCs) are revolutionizing the way children and adolescents access health care services.
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Date: February 3-7, 2020
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.

Date: February 7, 2020
Description: This observance is an opportunity to increase HIV education, testing, community involvement, and treatment among black communities.
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National Condom Day

Date: February 14, 2020
Description: Day to educate young adults about serious risks involved with unprotected sex.

Date: February 14-16, 2020
Location: Washington, DC
Description: Annual national conference that promotes the safety and well-being of LGBTQ youth.

Date: March 10, 2020
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 11-14, 2020
Location: San Diego, CA
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 20, 2020
Description: This day is an opportunity for people across the United States to learn about HIV/AIDS, the need for HIV testing among Native Americans, and ways that everyone can help decrease the stigma associated with HIV/AIDS in their own communities.
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Date: March 23-29, 2020
Description: Week that brings attention to health disparities that affect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.

Date: March 30 – April 3, 2020
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: March 30-April 5, 2020
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: 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 6-12, 2020
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 6-12, 2020
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 10, 2020
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 13-16, 2020
Location: Nashville, TN
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 12-19, 2020
Description: National Prevention Week is an annual health observance dedicated to increasing public awareness of, and action around, mental and/or substance use disorders.

Date: May 19, 2020
Description: This annual observance is to educate the public about the impact of HIV/AIDS-related stigma among Asian and Pacific Islander communities.
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LGBT Awareness Month

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

Date: June 23-25, 2020
Location: Denver, CO
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, 2020
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: June 27-30, 2020
Location: Seattle, WA
Description: The ASCA conference brings together almost 4,000 school counseling professionals for key note sessions, informative breakout sessions, in-depth looks at hot topics, and networking sessions.

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Date: August 25-27, 2020
Location:  Birmingham, AL
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.

Sexual Health Month

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

Suicide Prevention Month

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

Date: September 14-17, 2020
Location: Atlanta, GA
Description: The STD Prevention Conference includes a diverse array of professionals, including program staff, scientists, clinicians, youth-serving professionals, and reproductive health care providers.
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Date: September 30 – October 2, 2020
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Description: The ASHA 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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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 15, 2020
Description: National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD) is observed each year on October 15 to increase awareness of the impact of HIV/AIDS on the Hispanic/Latino population in the United States. The NLAAD campaign promotes HIV testing and prevention, and provides information on access to care to Hispanic/Latino communities across the nation.
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Date: October 5, 2020
Description: The United Nations’ (UN) World Teachers’ Day celebrates the role teachers play in providing quality education at all levels. This enables children and adults of all ages to learn to take part in and contribute to their local community and global society.

Description: November was first declared as National Homeless Youth Awareness Month in 2007. Since then, November has been a time to acknowledge those children and families experiencing homelessness. As many as 2.5 million youth per year experience homelessness. Along with losing their home, community, friends, and routines as well as their sense of stability and safety, many homeless youth are also victims of trauma. While trying to survive on the streets, youth are exposed to countless dangers, with an increased likelihood of substance abuse, early parenthood, impulsivity, depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, and a vulnerability to being trafficked.

Date: November 16-20, 2020
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 19, 2020
Description: The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health sets aside the third Thursday of every November to celebrate National Rural Health Day. Rural communities have unique healthcare needs and National Rural Health Day is an opportunity to celebrate the “Power of Rural”, bringing to light the unique healthcare challenges that rural citizens face, and showcase the efforts of rural healthcare providers.

Date: November 19, 2020
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, 2020
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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  •  DASH Exhibit
  •  HIV & Other STDs
  •  Professional Development
  •  School Health