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April 2015

Month-long Observances

Counseling Awareness Month The American Counseling Association designates April each year as a time to recognize the differences professional counselors make in communities throughout the world.

March for Babies March for Babies is the nation’s biggest and oldest charity walking event. Funds help women have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies, thus, reducing health costs to employers.

National Autism Awareness Month The Autism Society has been celebrating National Autism Awareness Month since the 1970s. The month of April highlights the growing need for concern and awareness about autism.

National Foot Health Awareness Month The American Podiatric Medical Association stresses that foot health has an overall impact on total body health, and that podiatrists are key to ensuring optimal foot health.

National Humor Month National Humor Month focuses on the therapeutic value and vital need for humor in healthcare.

National Minority Health Month National Minority Health Month is held annually in April to raise awareness of minority health disparities and take initiatives to address them.

National Occupational Therapy Month Each April, occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants and students in practice, education, research and science host a month-long celebration showcasing the importance of occupational therapy. The event is promoted by the American Occupational Therapy Association.

Week-long Observances

April 5-11 National Healthcare Access Personnel Week This is a week-long celebration of the people in the patient access profession. It is sponsored by the National Association of Healthcare Access Management.

April 6-10 National Cancer Registrars Week The purpose of National Cancer Registrars Week, established by the National Cancer Registrars Association, is to emphasize the foundation cancer registrars provide for cancer research, prevention and treatment. The 2015 theme is Cancer Registrars: The Lighthouse in a Storm of Change.

April 6-12 National Public Health Week The American Public Health Association serves as the organizer of National Public Health Week, which recognizes the contributions of public health professionals and highlights issues important to public health.

Need promotional items to recognize professionals in your workplace? HR Impressions can help. Contact Stephanie Hartman at 216-503-9061 or email shartman@nasrecruitment.com

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