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November 2018

U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week (USAAW)

November 12, 2018 - November 18, 2018
Nationwide – U.S. United States
U.S. Antibiotics Awareness Week

U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week is November 12-18, 2018. Each year in the United States, at least 2 million people become infected with bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics and at least 23,000 people die as a direct result of these infections. Many more will die from complications by an antibiotic-resistant infection. Join the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on November 12 – 18, 2018 to observe U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week. Federal agencies, health departments, professional societies, corporations, and advocacy groups from across…

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March 2019

Planning Webinar: Tools and Resources for Upcoming National Infant Immunization Week

March 12, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
National Infant Immunization Week Planning Conference - Webcast

Join the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for a planning webinar on 12 March 2019 to learn about National Infant Immunization Week planning tools, digital communication resources, and how to get involved with CDC activities planned for the week. This year marks the 25th anniversary of National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW). From April 27-May 4, 2019, NIIW will highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and will celebrate the achievements of immunization programs in promoting healthy…

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April 2019

National Public Health Week

April 1, 2019 - April 7, 2019
United States United States

During the first full week of April each year, APHA brings together communities across the United States to observe National Public Health Week as a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation’s health. This year, National Public Health Week is on April 1-7, 2019. NPHW 2019 DAILY THEMES Monday — Healthy Communities Tuesday — Violence Prevention Wednesday — Rural Health Thursday — Technology and Public Health Friday — Climate Change Saturday and Sunday — Global…

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National Infant Immunization Week – NIIW 2019

April 27, 2019 - May 4, 2019
National Infant Immunization Week

This year's annual observation of National Infant Immunization Week is April 27-May 4, 2019. NIIW highlights the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and to celebrate the achievements of immunization programs and their partners in promoting healthy communities. This is the 25th anniversary of NIIW. Since 1994, hundreds of communities across the United States have joined to celebrate the critical role vaccination plays in protecting our children, communities, and public health. Several important milestones in controlling vaccine-preventable diseases among…

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October 2019

National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day

October 15, 2019
United States United States

National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day, October 15, is observed each year to focus on the continuing and disproportionate impact of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) on Hispanics/Latinos in the United States. The Latino Commission on AIDS (LCOA), the Hispanic Federation  and other organizations organize this day to build capacity for non-profit organizations and health departments to reach Latino/Hispanic communities, promote HIV testing, and provide HIV prevention information and access to care. In 2017, 26% of newly diagnosed…

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November 2019

Antibiotic Awareness Week 2019

November 18, 2019 - November 24, 2019
Planet Earth

Antibiotic Awareness Week will be held 18-24 November 2019 with countries around the world designating this week for focused awareness campaigns. Antibiotics save lives and are critical tools for treating a number of common and more serious infections, like those that can lead to sepsis. However, at least 30% of the antibiotics in U.S. outpatient settings are prescribed unnecessarily. Any time antibiotics are used, they can cause side effects and lead to antibiotic resistance, one of the most urgent threats…

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March 2020

World TB Day 2020

March 24
Global Biodefense Calendar

Each year, we recognize World TB Day on March 24. This annual event commemorates the date in 1882 when Dr. Robert Koch announced his discovery of  Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacillus that causes tuberculosis (TB). World TB Day is a day to educate the public about the impact of TB around the world.  CDC, along with our partners and colleagues around the world share successes in TB prevention and control and raise awareness of the challenges that hinder our progress toward…

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