Annual Health Observances

JANUARY: National Birth Defects Prevention Month, sponsored by March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, 1275 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains, NY 10605. Telephone: (888) 663-4637.

FEBRUARY: American Heart Month, sponsored by the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231. Telephone: (800) 242-8721.

MARCH: National Nutrition Month, sponsored by the American Dietetic Association, 216 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60606-6995. Telephone: (312) 899-0040.

APRIL: Cancer Control Month, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, National Headquarters, 1599 Clifton Road N.E., Atlanta, GA 30329-4251. Telephone: (800) 227-2345.

MAY: National Arthritis Month, sponsored by the Arthritis Foundation, 1330 W. Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30309. Telephone: (800) 283-7800.

JUNE: National Safety Month, sponsored by the American Society of Safety Engineers, 1800 East Oakton, Des Plaines, IL 60018-2187. Tele phone: (847) 699-2929.

JULY: Fireworks Safety Month, sponsored by Prevent Blindness America, 500 E. Remington Road, Schaumburg, IL 60173. Telephone: (800) 331-2020.

AUGUST: Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month, sponsored by Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy, P.O. Box 196, Libertyville, IL 60048-0196.

SEPTEMBER: National Cholesterol Education Month, sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Information Center, P.O. Box 30105, Bethesda, MD 20824-0105. Telephone: (301) 592-8573.

OCTOBER: Healthy Lung Month, sponsored by the American Lung Association, 1740 Broadway, New York, NY 10019-4374. Telephone: (800) 586-4872.

NOVEMBER: National Diabetes Month, sponsored by the American Diabetes Association, 1660 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314. Telephone: (800) 232-3472.

DECEMBER: National Drunk and Drugged Driving (3D) Prevention Month, sponsored by 3D Prevention Month Coalition, 1900 L St. N.W., Suite 705, Washington, DC 20036. Telephone: (202) 452-6004.

(Editor’s Note: The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has the 2000 National Health Observances Calendar available on its Web site: