December Healthcare Recognition Days - 2017
National Impaired Driving Prevention Month
December has been designated a time to raise awareness about the consequences of driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs.
MADD – http://www.madd.org
National Safe Toys & Gifts Month
PreventBlindness.org dedicates the month of December to encouraging consumers to choose age-appropriate and safe toys.
Prevent Blindness America – http://www.preventblindness.org
December -TBA- National Influenza Vaccination Week
National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) is a national observance that was established to highlight the importance of continuing influenza vaccination.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – http://www.cdc.gov
December 1 World AIDS Day
World AIDS Day is held on December 1 and focuses global attention on the continuing impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The day is designed to encourage each of us to take action to expand our collective response to the epidemic.
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services – http://www.aids.gov
December 3 International Day of Persons with Disabilities
Over one billion people, or approximately 15 percent of the world’s population, live with some form of disability. This day provides an opportunity to raise awareness of disability and further the global efforts to promote accessibility, remove all types of barriers and realize the full and equal participation of persons with disabilities in society.
United Nations – http://www.un.org