October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Healthcare Awareness Dates – October Edition

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is one of the most well-known awareness dates in healthcare. This annual campaign is designed to increase awareness of the disease and preventative measures.

Each year, it is estimated that over 246,660 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 will die.

Stericycle Communication Solutions can help your practice easily communicate to patients the importance of this month.

With PatientPrompt, you can easily:

  • Send Breast Cancer Awareness population health reminders to a specific population
  • Remind patients of their appointments via email, voice, and text
  • Send prep instructions for each specific type of appointment
  • Increase staff and patient satisfaction

With InQuicker, you can:

  • Allow patients to schedule appointments directly from your website
  • Attract new patients to your business
  • Eliminate long on-hold times
  • Retain the patients already in your system

Want to know how PatientPrompt and InQuicker can help your practice streamline communications for Breast Cancer Awareness month? Schedule a demo here: http://patientprompt.com/request-a-demo/


Other important dates to remember:


Days in October

Child Health Day – October 3, 2016

International Walk to School Day – October 5, 2016

World Mental Health Day – October 10, 2016

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty – October 17, 2016

World Osteoporosis Day – October 20, 2016

National Make a Difference Day – October 22, 2016


Weeks in October

National Gerontological Nursing Week – October 2-8, 2016

National Healthcare Supply Chain Week – October 2-8, 2016

Pediatric Nurses Week – October 3-7, 2016

Emergency Nurses Week – October 9-15, 2016

International Infection Prevention Week – October 16-22, 2016

National Healthcare Quality Week – October 16-22, 2016

National Red Ribbon Week – October 23-31, 2016

National Respiratory Care Week – October 23-31, 2016


Month of October

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

National Bullying Prevention Month

National Depression and Mental Health Screening Month

American Pharmacists Month

National Dental Hygiene Month


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