NAFC Offers Free Online Events During 2013 National Bladder Health Week

The National Association For Continence (NAFC) is hosting free educational events during National Bladder Health Week, November 11 – 15.

November 7, 2013 (CHARLESTON, SC)The National Association For Continence (NAFC) is hosting free educational events during National Bladder Health Week. Bladder Health Week occurs every year during the second full week in November. This year Bladder Health Week will be held from November 11 – 15.

Bladder Health Week will commence with a Twitter chat, hosted by Michelle Christiansen, MS, PA, on caregiving and absorbent products on Monday, 11/11 at 12:00pm EST. On Tuesday, 11/12, NAFC will have two viewings of a webinar, featuring Dr. Robert Valenzuela, on Male Stress Urinary Incontinence. The webinar will be shown at 1:00pm and 8:00pm EST, and is sponsored by Coloplast. Each day of Bladder Health Week targets one type of bladder health issue, which will be featured on the blog:

  • Monday, November 11: Urinary Incontinence & Overactive Bladder
  • Tuesday, November 12: Male & Female Stress Urinary Incontinence
  • Wednesday, November 13: Urinary Tract Infections
  • Thursday, November 14: Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Friday, November 15: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

More information about Bladder Health week can be found on NAFC’s Facebook page, Twitter account, YouTube channel and Pinterest account.

The public can get involved by educating their friends and family about this health observance, as so many Americans are living with incontinence, voiding dysfunction and related pelvic floor issues. Those who would like to help promote Bladder Health Week online can use Facebook posts, Twitter tweets, web badges and the official 2103 National Bladder Health Week infographic.

NAFC revamped its Bladder Health Awareness Campaign in 2011, creating a new website educating site visitors about symptoms, causes and treatment options for bladder control problems. New multi-media tools and social media networks have been launched and dedicated to people with bladder health issues and their caregivers who are looking to connect with health care professionals and to each other.

Media Contact:
Steve Gregg, PhD
Exceutive Director