March 2014 Health Calendar

Posted 03/04/2014 | By HealthCorps

Nutrition Month (National)
National Nutrition Month is a nutrition
education and information campaign, held
annually by the Academy of Nutrition and
Dietetics. The campaign focuses attention
on the importance of making informed food
choices, and developing sound eating and
physical activity habits.


Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month (National)
During this month, cancer groups, hospitals,
and communities focus attention on
preventing, treating, and curing colorectal
cancer. Education is provided to the public


Kidney Month (National)
During National Kidney Month, the National
Kidney Foundation (NKF) urges Americans
to get to know two humble, hardworking
organs: the kidneys. To help raise awareness
of and appreciation for all the vital functions
the kidneys perform, the NKF is encouraging
Americans to learn more and take steps
now to preserve kidney health, including
taking advantage of free kidney health
checks in March.


Athletic Training Month (National)
Celebrate with local and national activities
to raise awareness of some 35,000 athletic
trainers, from youth leagues through
professional sports, and recognize their
work in hospitals, physician offices, schools,
and clinics as healthcare professionals
specializing in the prevention, diagnosis,
treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries and
illnesses. Unlike personal trainers, they must
have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree to
maintain certification through the Board of
Certification for athletic trainers.


Eye Donor Month (National)
Each year, the Eye Bank Association
of America (EBAA) promotes March
as National Eye Donor Month to raise
awareness of the need to donate eyes.
President Ronald Reagan proclaimed the
first National Eye Donor Month in 1983,
and since then, a member of Congress has
read a proclamation into the Congressional
Record each March to note this special


Brain Injury Awareness Month
Brain Injury Awareness Month is an annual
observance of the causes and consequences
of brain injury. It recognizes the need for
greater prevention, research, education, and
advocacy on behalf of individuals who sustain
a life-changing—sometimes devastating—
brain injury and their family caregivers.


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