National Health Observance Days 2014

January

  • National Birth Defects Prevention Month
  • National Blood Donor Month
  • National Glaucoma Awareness Month
  • January 6 - 12: National Folic Acid Awareness Week
  • January 19 - 25: Healthy Weight Week

February

  • AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month
  • American Heart Month
  • National Cancer Prevention Month
  • National Children's Dental Health Month
  • National Senior Independence Month
  • February 1: National Wear Red Day - The Heart Truth - a National Awareness Campaign for Women About Heart Disease

March

  • American Red Cross Month
  • Brain Injury Awareness Month
  • National Colorectal Awareness Month
  • National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month
  • National Poison Prevention Month
  • Save Your Vision Month
  • Workplace Eye Health and Safety Month
  • March 9 - 15: National Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week
  • March 16 - 22: National Poison Prevention Week

April

  • National Cancer Control Month
  • Stress Awareness Month
  • April 7 - 13: National Public Health Week
  • April 7: World Health Day
  • April 26 - May 3: National Infant Immunization Week

May

  • Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month
  • Correct Posture Month
  • Employee Health & Fitness Month
  • Healthy Vision Month/UV Safety
  • Hepatitis Awareness Month
  • National Arthritis Month
  • National High Blood Pressure Education Month
  • National Melanoma/Skin Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Mental Health Month
  • National Osteoporosis Awareness Prevention Month
  • National Stroke Awareness Month
  • May 6 - 12: National Nurses Week
  • May 11 - 17: National Nursing Home Week
  • May 18 - 24: EMS (Emergency Medical Services) Week
  • May 28: National Senior Health & Fitness Day

June

  • National Safety Month
  • June 1 - 7: National Headache Awareness Week
  • June 1: National Cancer Survivors Day
  • June 8: National Children's Day
  • June 9 - 15: National Men's Health Week
  • June 27: National HIV Testing Day

July

  • Eye Injury Prevention Month
  • UV Safety Month
  • July 6 - 11: National Therapeutic Recreation Week
  • July 13 - 19: Every Body Deserves a Massage Week

August

  • Cataract Awareness Month
  • Medic Alert Awareness Month
  • National Immunization Awareness Month
  • Children's Eye Health and Safety Month
  • August 10 - 16: National Health Center Week

September

  • Baby Safety Awareness Month
  • Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
  • Healthy Aging Month
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Awareness Month
  • National Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery Month
  • National Cholesterol Education Awareness Month
  • National Food Safety Education Month
  • National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Preparedness Month
  • Prostate Health Month
  • September 7 - 13: National Assisted Living Week
  • September 27: Family Health and Fitness Day USA

October

  • Children's Health Month
  • National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Chiropractic Month
  • National Dental Hygiene Month
  • National Depression & Mental Health Screening Month
  • National Physical Therapy Month
  • National Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month
  • October 5 - 11: National Fire Prevention Week
  • October 10: World Mental Health Day
  • October 15: Global Hand-washing Day
  • October 17: National Mammography Day
  • October 20: World Osteoporosis Day
  • October 20 - 24: National Health Education Week
  • October 19 - 25: National Respiratory Care Week

November

  • American Diabetes Month
  • Diabetic Eye Disease Month
  • Great American Smokeout Month
  • National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month
  • National Epilepsy Awareness Month
  • National Family Caregivers Month
  • National Healthy Skin Month
  • National Home Care Month
  • November 14: World Diabetes Day
  • November 20: Great American Smokeout
  • November 23 - 29: Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) Awareness Week

December

  • December 1: World AIDS Day
  • Dec 7 - 13: National Hand Washing Awareness Week
  • December 7 - 13: National Influenza Vaccination Week

* Please note - this list is subject to change. Please refer to www.healthfinder.gov/nho.

 

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JJ