MADAC
Helping reduce drug & alcohol use in Cheshire County

Calendar & Events

JANUARY

 

Speakers: Current issues on Heroin, Methamphetamines, Synthetics, Prescription Drugs

Help create holiday messaging!

National Health Observances: Stalking Awareness Month www.stalkingawarenessmonth.org

 

FEBRUARY

 

Youth Risk Behavior Survey is administered in schools – volunteers needed

Sticker Shock Campaign – volunteers needed

Help create safe driving messages!

National Health Observances: Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month www.teendvmonth@breakthecycle.org

 

MARCH

 

Alcohol & Tobacco Compliance Checks so retailers don’t sell to minors – volunteers needed!

High School Open House Events – set up a MADAC table with information and goodies

to hand out – volunteers needed!

 

Kick Butts Day

National Health Observances:          National Nutrition Month wwweatright.org/nnm

                                                                                    National Youth Violence Prevention Week 19th-23rd

                                                                                    www.nationalsave.org/main/YVPC.php

 

 

APRIL

 

Prescription Take-Back event with Drug Enforcement Administration – volunteers needed!

Prevention Education & Training (see EDUCATION & TRAININGS tab)

National Health Observances:          Alcohol Awareness Month www.ncadd.org

                                                                                    National Child Abuse Prevention Month

                                                                                    www.childwelfare.gov/preventing/preventionmoonth/index.cfm

 

                                                                                    National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

                                                                                    www.focusdriven.org/index/aspx

 

                                                                                    Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month www.rainn.org

                                                                                    National Public Health Week www.nphw.org

                                                                                    World Health Day www.who.int/world-health-day/en/

                                                                                    Safe Kids Week www.safekids.org/sports

                                                                                    National Alcohol Screening Day

                                                                                    www.mentalhealthscreening.org/events/national-alcohol-screening-day.aspx

 

 

MAY

 

Prom Night – help create safe prom night messages for the radio and newspaper!

Safe Graduation – help design messaging for having a safe graduation experience!

Volunteer with our VetCorps member on veteran outreach to increase access to services for vets

National Health Observances:          Mental Health Month www.mentalhealthamerica.net/go/may

                                                                                    National Physical Fitness and Sports Month www.fitness.gov

                                                                                    National Youth Traffic Safety Month www.ntef-usa.org

                                                                                    Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week www.ffcmh.org

                                                                                    National Alcohol and other drug-related Birth Defects

                                                                                    Awareness week www.foodallergy.org

 

                                                                                    National Women’s Health Week www.womenshealth.gov/whw

                                                                                    World No Tobacco Day www.who.int/tobacco/wntd/en

                                                                                    National Senior Health & Fitness Day www.fitnessday.com

 

JUNE

 

Come to our Town Hall forum, held locally and highlighting current

alcohol and drug use trends and current issues

 

Ramp Jam – join us at the annual Skateboard and Trick bike Ramp Jam – volunteers needed

to set up table and hand out goodies!

 

National Health Observances:          National Safety Month www.nsc.org/pates/juneisnationalsafetymonth.aspx

                                                                                    Men’s Health Week www.ncsdf.org/pages/aboutncsd.html

                                                                                    National HIV Testing Day www.aids.gov

 

JULY

 

Alcohol & Tobacco Compliance Checks so retailers don’t sell to minors – volunteers needed!

Help create Safe Summer tips and get your messages printed up in the media!

Family Fun Nite at the Northfield Drive-ins – volunteers needed to hand out goodies

and promote drug-free lifestyles!

 

Project Sticker Shock – thank retailers for not selling tobacco or alcohol to underage buyers

National Health Observances:    UV Safety Month 800-331-2020

 

AUGUST

 

Help coordinate new partnerships with Suicide Prevention and Mental Health,

Businesses and Youth Groups – volunteers needed!

 

GOT ALCOHOL? PLEASE LOCK IT UP campaign

Spread the word in social media about summer safety tips – volunteers needed!

National Health Observances:          Children’s Eye Health & Safety Monthwww.preventblindness.org

                                                                                    National Breastfeeding Month www.usbreastfeeding.org/NBM

 

SEPTEMBER

 

Volunteer on a Prescription Take-Back Event with the Drug Enforcement Administration –

volunteers needed

 

Prepare for Red Ribbon Week activities – organize schools receiving materials –

volunteers needed

 

Community Presentation – distribute results from bi-annual Youth Risk Behavior Survey

National Health Observances           Fruit & Veggies – More Matters Month

                                                                                    www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org

 

                                                                                    National Childhood Obesity Awareness

                                                                                    www.healthierkidsbrighterfutures.org/home/

 

                                                                                    National Recovery Month

                                                                                    www.ready.gov/fema-publications-warehouse@fema.gov

 

                                                                                    Get Ready Day www.aphagetready.org

                                                                                    National Rehabilitation Awareness Celebration www.nraf-rehabnet.org

                                                                                    National School Backpack Awareness Day www.aota.org

                                                                                    RAINN Day www.rainn.org/rainnday (rape, abuse, and incest national network)

                                                                                    Family Health & Fitness day USA www.worldrabiesday.org

 

OCTOBER

                                                                       

Red Ribbon Week – help deliver tulip bulbs, ribbons, and other supplies to schools

to spread the message to live drug-free

 

National Health Observances:          Red Ribbon Week www.nfp.org

                                                                                    National Bullying Prevention Month

                                                                                    Health Literacy Month www.healthliteracymonth.org

                                                                                    Stop America’s Violence Everywhere (SAVE) www.amaalliance.org

                                                                                    Mental Health Awareness Week www.nami.org

                                                                                    Walk To School Day October 3 www.walkbiketoschool.org

                                                                                    Child Health Day www.mchb.hrsa.gov

 

NOVEMBER

 

GOT ALCOHOL? PLEASE LOCK IT UP campaign

Head to our state’s capitol to advocate for more funding for prevention and treatment –

volunteers needed!

 

National Smokeout Day11/21 – help spread the news tobusinesses about this

opportunity – volunteers needed!

 

National Health Observances:          International Survivors of Suicide Daywww.afsp.org

                                                                                    Drowsy Driving Prevention Week www.sleepfoundation.org

                                                                                    Great American Smokeout www.cancer.org

 

DECEMBER

 

Help create and deliver safe holidays messages for the radio and newspapers –

volunteers needed!

 

National Health Observance:           World AIDS Daywww.worldaidscampaign.org

                                                                                    Safe Toys and Gifts Month www.preventblindness.org