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APRIL 2024

Autism Awareness Month  


Medicaid Awareness Month


April is also:

Alcohol Awareness Month

Cancer Control Month

Child Abuse Prevention Month

Child Nutrition Month (Global)

Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Donate Life Month

Fascial Protection Month

Foot Health Awarness Month

Interprofessional Healthcare Month

Irritable Bowel Sydrome Awareness Month

Minority Health Month

Occupational Therapy Month

Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Parkinson's Awareness Month

Primary Immunodeficiency Awareness Month

Rosacea Awareness Month

Sarcoidosis Awareness Month

Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Awareness Month

Sjogren's Awareness Month

Sports Eye Safety Awareness Month

Stress Awareness Month

Testicualr Cancer Awareness Month

Women's Eye Health and Safety Month


April 01-07, 2024    Public Health Week

April 11-17, 2024    Black Maternal Health Week 

April 16-22, 2024    Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week

April 18-24, 2024    Pediatric Sepsis Week

April 23-29, 2024    Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, Patient Experience Week 22-28, Every Kid                 
                              Healthy Week 22-26

April 21-27, 2024    Pediatric Transplant Week, Infertility Awareness Week, Immunization Week (World), Infant 
                             Immunization Week, Volunteer Week



April 01, 2024       Take Down Tobacco Day

April 02, 2024       Autism Day (World), SAAM Sexual Assault Awareness Month Day of Action

April 07, 2024       Health Day (World)

April 10, 2024       Youth HIVand AIDS Awareness Day

April 12, 2024       Donate Life Blue and Green Day

April 16, 2024       Healthcare Decisions Day

April 17, 2024       Hemophilia Day (World)

April 22, 2024       Earth Day

April 24, 2024       Administrative Professionals Day, Denim Day for SAAM

April 25, 2024       DNA Day, Malaria Day (World), 

April 27, 2024       Prescription Drug Take Back Day

April 28, 2024       Day for Safety and Health at Work (World)

April 30, 2024        APOL1-Mediated Kidney Disease (AMKD) Awareness Day

Note: 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.



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


Dignity Memorial: https://www.dignitymemorial.com/about-dignity-memorial/supporting-our-communities/comforting-those-who-grieve Check out their LIFT program for widows and widowers

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center:https://marybird.org/services/survivorship/

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

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

OLOL Ascension Hospital:https://ololrmc.com/patients-and-visitors/classes-and-events/event-results

Garden View Assisted Living: Caregiver Support Group & Grief Support Grouphttp://gardenview.org/

Anna's Grace with (Ainsley's Angels)https://www.facebook.com/AnnasGraceCares/

Helpful / Interesting Links

https://www.dignitymemorial.com/about-dignity-memorial/supporting-our-communities/comforting-those-who-grieve Check out their LIFT program for widows and widowers

https://www.facebook.com/skidawgs/ Check out David and his Adaptive Skiing Program on Facebook!

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://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.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 support our local Food Bank and Iris support for Domestic Violence. It keeps your donations local!



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