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National Health Observances

HealthFinder.org:  National Health Observances

Wellness Council of America:  Observances & Awareness Months

 

ADDITIONAL OBSERVANCES AND LINKS:

January

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week

Cervical Health Awareness Month

Low Vision Awareness Month

 

February

American Heart Month

Go Red for Women

The Heart Truth

Heart.org:  School Programs

National Children’s Dental Health Month

NIH:  National Children’s Dental Health Month

Give Kids A Smile

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

LoveIsRespect.org

Teen Dating Violence

Eating Disorders Awareness and Screening Week

 

 

March

 

 

April

National Minority Health MonthNational Minority Health Month

Alcohol Awareness Month

Alcohol Awareness Toolkit

Sports Eye Safety

Sports Eye Safety Month

National Youth HIV and AIDS Awareness Day

STD Awareness Week

World Immunization Week

 

 

May

National Physical Fitness & Sports Month

Skin Cancer Prevention Month

Skin Cancer Foundation

National Women’s Health Week

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

Hepatitis Awareness Month

 

 

June

World Sickle Cell Day

World Sickle Cell Day

National Safety Month

National HIV Testing Day

 

July

World Hepatitis Day

National Youth Sports Week

World Hepatitis Day

 

August

Eye Screening for Children

National Immunization Awareness Month

Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month

Contact Lens Health Week

 

September

National School Backpack Awareness Day

Attendance Awareness Month

National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

SPRC.org:  Suicide Prevention Month Ideas for Action

National Celiac Disease Awareness Month

National Concussion Awareness Day

Promote National Suicide Prevention Month

SAMHSA:  September is Recovery Month — A Time of Celebration

National School Backpack Awareness Day

Cardiomyopathy Awareness Month

National Head Lice Prevention Month

 

October

National Breast Cancer Awareness MonthBreast Cancer Awareness Ribbon

Breast Cancer Awareness

October is Eczema Awareness Month

Health Literacy Month

StopBullying.gov:  October is National Bullying Prevention Month

Red Ribbon Campaign (Drug Awareness)

National Protect Your Hearing Month

Eye Injury Prevention Month

International Walk to School MonthNational Handwashing Week

National Dental Hygiene Month

World Obesity Day (October 11th)

Global Handwashing Day

National School Lunch Week 

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month

National High School Activities Month

World Obesity Day

 

November

Diabetes Awareness MonthDiabetes Awareness Month

Great American Smokeout

National Epilepsy Awareness Month

National Runaway Prevention Month

Hyperhidrosis Awareness Month

Preventing Violence Against Women and Girls

 

December

It's not too late to get a flu shot!

Safe Toys and Celebrations Month

World AIDS Day

National Influenza Vaccination Week