February

Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week

February 7th through 14th

An international coalition of families, individuals, non-profit organizations, support groups, and health professionals participate in a campaign to increase public awareness of Congenital Heart Defects and Childhood Heart Disease. CHD Awareness Week is an annual awareness effort to help educate the public about Congenital Heart Defects. Participants include individuals, local support groups, national and local organizations and congenital cardiology centers throughout the world!

For more information, please visit: http://www.tchin.org/aware/

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

February 7th

The day was founded by 5 National Organizations (Concerned Black Men Inc, of Philadelphia; Health Watch Information and Promotion Services, Inc; Jackson State University-Mississippi Urban Research; National Black Alcoholism and Addiction Council; and National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS). This awareness day is overseen by the National BHAAD Strategic Leadership Council. There are 4 primary targets of the day: education, testing, involvement and treatment. Healthy Black Communities (HBC) serves as the lead organization for this mobilizing initiative.

For more information, please visit: National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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