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March 2019 is...  




MARCH is Brain Injury Awareness Month 

Brain Injury Association of America
703.761.0750
www.biausa.org
 







MARCH is SOCIAL WORK Month

NASW La Chapter

http://www.naswla.org/

Admin.naswla@socialworkers.org

MARCH IS ALSO: 

  • Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month 
  • Athletic Training Month
  • Child Life Month          
  • Kidney Month
  • Nutrition Month
  • Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month
  • Endometriosis Awareness Month
  • Cheerleader Safety Month
  • Problem Gambling Awareness Month
  • Save Your Vision Month
  • Trisomy Awareness Month
  • Workplace Eye Awareness Month

Note: Most data is taken from welcoa.org and healthfinder.gov.  There could be errors in data/typing.  We try to verify & post the most accurate information we can.  When in doubt or question, always verify information for yourself with reputable sites.  

Click here to find out how to get more information: 

https://healthfinder.gov/nho/default.aspx

or https://www.welcoa.org/health-observances/

 

AWARENESS WEEKS THIS MONTH:

-March 3-9, 2019                       Bone Marrow Failure Awareness Week

                                                  Dental Assistants Recognition Week

-March 10-17, 2019                   MS Education & Awareness Week

                                                  Patient Safety Awareness Week

                                                  Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week

                                                  Brain Awareness Week

-March 17-24, 2019                  Poison Prevention Week

-March 25 - 29, 2019                LGBT Health Awareness Week                         

                                 

AWARENESS DAYS THIS MONTH:

March 1, 2019                     Baby Sleep Day

March 3, 2019                     Birth Defects Day 

March 13, 2019                   Registered Dietician Nutritionist Day

March 14, 2019                      Kidney Day

March 24, 2019                      Tuberculosis Day

March 26, 2019                      Diabetes Association Alert Day

March 30, 2019                      Doctors' Day

LOCAL EVENTS:  

  • AMPEDUP  is our new Amputee Support Group.  It is a free community service.  This event is to support any amputee through all stages of limb loss.  What better way to learn about the process than to meet with other amputees going through similar circumstances?  These meetings are open.  They occur once per month.  It is scheduled the 3rd Friday of every month (subject to change due participation/other circumstances)  You can check out our blog about it.  You can call to register or go to our Facebook Page to the EVENT and click attending. #LicensedtoHeal #AmpedUp #GotoExcelRehab

If you have ideas for other support groups or would be interested in attending, contact us on our contact page! (stroke, amputee, caregiver, etc.)

 Local SUPPORT GROUP Links:

Baton Rouge General:  https://www.brgeneral.org/patients-visitors/support-groups/

Baton Rouge Rehab Hospital:  https://www.brrehab.com/site306.php

St. Elizabeth Hospital:  https://steh.com/patients-and-visitors/classes-and-events/event-results?&LocationDescendants=true

Helpful / Interesting Links

http://www.mswheelchairamerica.org/  Check out our own local Social Worker, Karen Roy, as Ms Wheelchair America 2019!

https://www.vettix.org/  For Vets  Check out this resource for veterans and their families.  Free tickets to concerts, games and more!  Also on Facebook!

http://cameronsshoes.org/ -local Non-Profit started by a PA to distribute shoes to kids in Cali, Columbia

http://www.mclindonfamilyfoundation.org/   For special needs children to get free custom bikes!  Your PT can refer.

http://www.vetaffairs.la.gov/  For Vets

 http://www.nonvacare.va.gov/   For Vets

https://www.facebook.com/ExcelRehabServices?ref=hl#!/jarforchange?fref=ts  

http://www.jar4change.org/   To help young Joey raise money for the sick babies at Woman's Hospital

http://www.buyveteran.com/  To help you locate local veteran owned businesses

http://www.amputee-coalition.org/  For amputee support

https://www.facebook.com/womenwineandconnections/  -Making connections and supporting the community  This charity helps suppport our local Food Bank and Iris support for Domestic Violence.  It keeps your donations local!

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