March is a busy month for health observances. The following are a few of the major observances this month, with links for more information and online resources.
March 26 – – The American Diabetes Alert – an annual, one-day call-to-action held on the fourth Tuesday of March for people to find out if they are at risk for diabetes. Take the risk test.
National Nutrition Month – a nutrition education and information campaign sponsored annually by the American Dietetic Association. The campaign is designed to focus attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.
Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month – Every March, 58 organizations focused on colorectal cancer join forces to bring attention to this disease. More resources from ACS.
Save Your Vision Month – the American Optometric Association reminds Americans about the importance of regular eye examinations for maintaining healthy vision and overall good health. The American Eye-Q survey offers a test of knowledge on eye and vision topics. The campaign also concentrates on the eye and vision health of the Baby Boomer generation, many of whom will turn 60 in 2007.
National Kidney Month – the National Kidney Foundation offers resources, tips, and quizzes to help promote awareness of and reduce risk for chronic kidney disease.
More March observances
Hemophilia Month
Multiple Sclerosis Education & Awareness Month
Mental Retardation Awareness Month
National Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Awareness Month


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