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May is Celiac Disease Awareness Month

In the US, approximately 3 million people have celiac disease; 21 million people have this disease or are sensitive to gluten. Of the 3 million who have this disease only 5% know they have it. This awareness event aims, in part, to make more people aware that they may have this disease and that by eating gluten-free foods, they can eliminate their symptoms.

May is National Stroke Awareness Month

Rapid access to medical treatment oftentimes make the difference between full recovery and permanent disability. The aim of National Stroke Awareness Month is to make Americans aware that they may be able to 'Save A Life' of a person experiencing a stroke.

May is Lupus Awareness Month

Every May, we recognize Lupus Awareness Month as a time to generate awareness and raise critical funds for life-saving research and support services. What is this currently incurable disease, and who is at risk?

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month

The goal of Better Hearing and Speech Month is is to increase awareness about communication disorders, and the role of audiologists and speech-language pathologists in their assessment, diagnosis, treatment and management, education, research, and prevention.

World HIV and AIDS Vaccine Day - May 18, 2022

It is vital that people are made aware of the difficulties surrounding HIV and AIDS, and May 18th each year provides an opportunity to raise awareness in a positive and empathetic way. This day is particularly poignant as it acknowledges all those who have been affected by HIV/AIDS, the staff at organizations that provide care and treatment to sufferers, as well as those who take steps toward finding a vaccine.

May is National Nurses Month

This year’s theme, “You Make A Difference,” honors their unique mission and celebrates their personal and professional accomplishments. Healthcare professionals and community leaders are encouraged to recognize and promote the vast contributions and positive impact of America’s nurses. Nurses make a difference by influencing and shaping health policy decisions that ensure all Americans have access to high-quality, affordable health care coverage.

Air Quality Awareness Week - May 1-7, 2022

Every year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hosts Air Quality Awareness Week with the goal of sharing information on air quality and how it affects health, as well as encouraging people to incorporate knowledge of the Air Quality Index (AQI) into their daily lives.

World Hand Hygiene Day - May 5

Hand hygiene is an essential aspect of infection prevention. That is why the World Health Organization is getting healthcare workers to unite on May 5th under the motto, “Unite for safety: clean your hands.” By creating a culture where hand hygiene and infection prevention are valued and taken seriously, we can successfully prevent infections.

World Asthma Day - May 3

World Asthma Day is organized by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA), a World Health Organization collaborative organization founded in 1993. It is held annually to raise awareness of Asthma worldwide, and how those battling the condition can best equip themselves.

National Infant Immunization Week - April 24-30

This year, more than ever, we recognize the critical role vaccination plays in protecting our children and communities and the nation’s public health from 14 vaccine-preventable diseases. As opportunities for in-person learning and play grow, the CDC recommends families check with their healthcare providers to make sure children are up to date on routinely recommended vaccines, following disruptions from COVID-19.