International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month: www.groupbstrepinternational.org
February is Black History Month in the U.S.A. and Canada
February 7-14 is African Heritage and Health Week
February 13-19 is Children of Alcoholics Week: www.nacoa.org


National Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Low Vision Awareness Month Age-related macular degeneration is a leading cause of vision loss, affecting more than two million Americans age 50 and older. Low vision aids can make the most of remaining vision. Information on eye disease warning signs and treatment will be available. For more information, contact:

Prevent Blindness America | phone: 800.331.2020 | info@preventblindness.org | www.preventblindness.org

National Children’s Dental Health Awareness Month Raise awareness about the importance of children’s oral health. For more information, contact:

ADA | phone: 800.621.8099 | ncdhm@ada.org | www.ada.org/ncdhm

National Condom Use Awareness Month The American Social Health Association (ASHA) wants you to be safe. Each year in the US, there are approximately 19 million new cases of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). High risk groups for STIs are teenagers and senior citizens. Condoms are inexpensive and reduce the risks for STIs. For more information, contact:

ASHA  frewya@ashastd.org | www.ashastd.org

National Heart Health Awareness Month Wear red on February 1. contact:

American Heart Association |phone: 888.MY.HEART (888.694.3278) | www.goredcorazon.org

National Kids Ear Nose and Throat Health (ENT) Awareness Month Kids ENT Health Month is designed to offer parents and caregivers the latest information about the care, diagnosis, and treatment of pediatric ear, nose, and throat disorders. For more information, contact:

Communications Business Unit | Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery | phone: 703.535.3762 | newsroom@entnet.org | www.entnet.org

National Health Care Consumer Awareness Month The goal of National Wise Health Care Consumer Month is to help consumers receive the right care at the right time in the right place. It involves teaching consumers how to become more active in their own healthcare. This entails knowing which symptoms require professional assistance and which can be treated at home with self-care. The event also focuses on helping consumers understand how to interact most effectively with the healthcare system to receive proper care. For more information, contact:

American Institute for Preventive Medicine | phone: 248.539.1800, ext. 238 | hlawless@healthylife.com | www.healthylife.com

February 24-March 2 is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week
The aim of National Eating Disorders Awareness (NED Awareness) Week is to ultimately prevent eating disorders and body image issues while reducing the stigma surrounding eating disorders and improving access to treatment. For more information, contact:

National Eating Disorders Association | phone: 206.382.3587, ext. 19 | www.nationaleatingdisorders.org