June 21-July 26

By Christine Tarlecki
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National HIV Testing Day
June 27

The CDC estimates that 250,000 people living with HIV/AIDS in the United States are unaware of their status, and every year on June 27, The National Association of People with AIDS works with local organizations across the nation to engage with communities to promote early diagnosis and HIV testing.
www.napwa.org

July is UV Protection Month
We all know the importance of using sunscreen to protect our skin from the sun's harmful rays, but what about protection for our eyes? July is UV Safety Month, and eye MDs across the nation are urging Americans to protect their eyes and their children’s eyes by wearing sunglasses and wide-brimmed hats.
www.aao.org

July is National Ice Cream Month
In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day. He recognized ice cream as a fun and nutritious food that is enjoyed by a full 90% of the nation's population. In the proclamation, President Reagan called for all people of the United States to observe these events with "appropriate ceremonies and activities." Go on! Enjoy your favorite flavor (almost) guilt-free!
www.idfa.org

International Friendship Day
August 1

In 1935, the United States Congress, proclaimed the first Sunday of August as National Friendship Day. In 1997, the United Nations named Winnie the Pooh as the world's Ambassador of Friendship.
www.friendshipday.org

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June 27
Reflections: 14th Annual Circles of Life Fashion Show & Luncheon

Hilton Hotel
Anaheim, CA
Ph: (714) 771-8211
Email: foundation@stjoe.org
www.sjo.org

Benefitting The Center for Cancer Prevention and Treatment at St. Joseph Hospital of Orange, this moving event features cancer patients and survivors as its models. Individual tickets are $85.

June 30
Eclipse Blood Drive

Any LifeStream Blood Drive
Ph: (909) 335-5574
www.redlandshospital.org or www.lstream.org

Donate blood at any LifeStream blood drive until June 27 and you’ll be eligible for discounted tickets to the premiere party (June 29) and movie screening (June 30) of Eclipse, part of the Twilight saga, at the Krikorian Redlands Cinema 14. Anyone can donate on your behalf, but you MUST mention Redlands Community Hospital and provide proof of donation to receive the discount.

June 29 & 30
Hospital Reimbursement Seminar

Sponsored by the California Hospital Association
Hyatt Regency Newport Beach (June 29)
Burbank Marriott (June 30)
Ph: (916) 552-7637
 www.calhospital.org/hospitalreimbursement

Two significant proposals emerged in recent months that will change the way health care is financed and structured for many years to come—the landmark hospital fee program and the historic health care reform law. How will these two major issues and other key reimbursement topics impact your hospital operations? What do you need to do now, and later? Attendees of this year’s program will gain clarity on complex issues and take home the knowledge needed to prepare for changes to come. Program highlights include the hospital fee program, hospital waiver renewal, California’s budge, health care reform provisions, Medicare payments, and the new Medi-Cal payment system.

July 26-30
Skin and Wound Management Course

Sponsored by the Hospital Association of Southern California &
the Wound Care Education Institute
VA Hospital, Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
Los Angeles, CA
Ph: (213) 538-0789
Email: ccarson@hasc.org
www.hasc.org

The Hospital Association of Southern California and Wound Care Education Institute will join forces to offer a skin and wound management course with the WCC® certification exam with the goal to improve specialized wound care education, skills and certification of nursing staff, and to dramatically expand the pool of talent available to hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and home health agencies trained in the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers.

July 27-29
2010 National Behavioral Health Conference

Sponsored by the Indian Health Service/Bureau of Indian Affairs
Sacramento, CA
Ph: (509) 789-2675
Email: info@bhconference.com
www.bhconference.com

The 8th Annual Indian Health Service National Behavioral Health Conference emphasizes the importance of leadership and collaboration in working toward improving the behavioral health status of American Indian and Alaska Native people. This free event is the nation’s premiere opportunity to assemble and hear from nationally recognized speakers, behavioral health and health care providers, tribal leaders and health care officials.

August 3-8
The National Black Nurses Association

38th Annual Institute & Conference
The Sheraton Hotel and Marina
San Diego, CA
www.nbna.org

With the theme “Working to Transform Nursing Practice Through Health Care,” the NBNA’s Annual Institute and Conference has been hailed as one of the “best among its peers.” It provides a variety of educational opportunities with expert faculty presenting current research and best practices in nursing. Topics to be covered at this year’s conference include cardiovascular health, HIV/AIDS, child/adolescent health, mental health, diabetes, oncology, end of life, research, genetics, women’s health, global health, and novel and innovative nursing practices.

This article is from workingnurse.com.

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