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There are many opportunities during the year to recognize special healthcare events. The public is encouraged to get involved in these health promotion activities.

To learn more, visit the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion's website "National Health Observances At-A-Glance"

January 2014

  • Cervical Health Awareness Month
  • National Birth Defects Prevention Month
  • Glaucoma Awareness Month
  • National Radon Action Month
  • National Blood Donor Month
  • Thyroid Awareness Month

February 2014

  • International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month
  • AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month
  • National Cancer Prevention Month
  • American Heart Month
  • National Children’s Dental Health Month
  • National Wise Health Consumer Month
  • (6) Give Kids A Smile Day
  • (6) National Wear Red Day
  • (7 - 14) Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week
  • (14) National Donor Day
  • (22 - 28) National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

March 2014

  • National Brain Injury Awareness Month
  • Mental Retardation Awareness Month
  • National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Endometriosis Awareness Month
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Education and Awareness Month
  • National Nutrition Month®
  • Save Your Vision Month
  • Workplace Eye Wellness Month
  • (1 - 7) National Problem Gambling Awareness Week
  • (2 - 6) National School Breakfast Week
  • (13) World Kidney Day
  • (15 - 21) National Inhalants and Poisons Awareness Week
  • (24) American Diabetes Alert Day
  • (24) World Tuberculosis Day
  • (29 - April 4) Root Canal Awareness Week

April 2014

  • Alcohol Awareness Month
  • Cancer Control Month
  • Cesarean Awareness Month
  • Counseling Awareness Month
  • Foot Health Issues Related to Diabetes Awareness Month
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month
  • National Autism Awareness Month
  • National Child Abuse Prevention Month
  • National Donate Life Month
  • Occupational Therapy Month
  • Sports Eye Safety Month
  • STD Awareness Month
  • Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month
  • (7) World Health Day
  • (8) Sexual Assault Awareness Month Day of Action
  • (18) National Healthy Kids Day
  • (25 - May 2) National Infant Immunization Week
  • (25) World Tai Chi & Qigong Day
  • (26 - May 3) SAFE KIDS Week

May 2014

  • American Stroke Month
  • Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month
  • Better Sleep Month
  • Clean Air Month
  • Healthy Vision Month
  • Hepatitis Awareness Month
  • Lupus Awareness Month
  • Lyme Disease Awareness Month
  • Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month
  • Mental Health Month
  • Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Month
  • National Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Awareness Month
  • National Arthritis Awareness Month
  • National Bike Month
  • National Cancer Research Month
  • National Celiac Disease Awareness Month
  • National High Blood Pressure Education Month
  • National Neurofibromatosis Month
  • National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month
  • National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
  • National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month
  • Older Americans Month
  • Sturge-Weber Awareness Month
  • Tuberous Sclerosis Awareness Month
  • Ultraviolet Awareness Month
  • (3 - 9) North American Occupational Safety and Health Week
  • (4) Melanoma Monday
  • (6 - 12) National Mental Health Counseling Week
  • (9) Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Awareness Day
  • (10 - 16) National Women's Health Week
  • (11 - 17) National Stuttering Awareness Week
  • (11 - 15) National Neuropathy Week
  • (11) National Women's Check-up Day
  • (12) Sex Differences in Health Awareness Day
  • (18 - 24) Recreational Water Illness Prevention Week
  • (18) HIV Vaccine Awareness Day
  • (19) Phelan-McDermid Syndrome Day
  • (20) National Employee Health and Fitness Day
  • (24 - 30) Older American's Mental Health Week
  • (31) World No Tobacco Day

June 2014

  • Home Safety Month
  • Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month
  • National Aphasia Awareness Month
  • National Scleroderma Awareness Month
  • National Scoliosis Awareness Month
  • Vision Research Month
  • (1 - July 4) Fireworks Safety Month
  • (1 - 7) Sun Safety Week
  • (7 - 13) National Headache Awareness Week
  • (7) National Cancer Survivors Day
  • (15 - 21) National Men's Health Week
  • (21 - 27) Helen Keller Deaf - Blind Awareness Week
  • (21) National ASK Day
  • (27 - July 5) Eye Safety Awareness Week

July 2014

  • Hemochromatosis Awareness Month
  • International Group B Strep Awareness Month
  • UV Safety Month
  • Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month
  • (20 - 24) National Youth Sports Week
  • (27 - August 2) Phelan-McDermid Syndrome Week

August 2014

  • Cataract Awareness Month
  • Children's Eye Health and Safety Month
  • National Immunization Awareness Month
  • Psoriasis Awareness Month
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month
  • (1) National Minority Donor Awareness Day

September 2014

  • America On the Move's Steptember Campaign
  • Childhood Cancer Month
  • Craniofacial Acceptance Month
  • Fruit and Veggies - More Matters Month
  • Healthy Aging® Month
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Awareness Month
  • National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month
  • National Cholesterol Education Month
  • National Infant Mortality Awareness Month
  • National Pediculosis Prevention Month/ Head Lice Prevention Month
  • National Sickle Cell Month
  • National Yoga Month
  • Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
  • Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
  • Reye's Syndrome Awareness Month
  • Sports and Home Eye Safety Month
  • Whole Grains Month
  • (6 - 12) National Suicide Prevention Week
  • (13) National Celiac Disease Awareness Day
  • (21 - 27) America on the Move Week
  • (21) World Alzheimer's Day
  • (30) World Heart Day

October 2014

  • Eye Injury Prevention Month
  • Halloween Safety Month
  • Healthy Lung Month
  • Let's Talk Month
  • National Celiac Disease Awareness Month
  • National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Chiropractic Month
  • National Dental Hygiene Month
  • National Disability Employment Awareness Month
  • National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  • National Down Syndrome Awareness Month
  • National Medical Librarians Month
  • National Physical Therapy Month
  • National Spina Bifida Awareness Month
  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness Month
  • (4) Sarcoidosis Awareness Day
  • (4 - 10) Fire Prevention Week
  • (5 - 11) Get Smart About Antibiotics Week
  • (5 - 11) Mental Illness Awareness Week
  • (5 - 9) Drive Safely Work Week
  • (5) National Child Health Day
  • (10) World Mental Health Day
  • (12 - 20) Bone and Joint Decade National Action Week
  • (13) Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day
  • (16) World Food Day
  • (18 - 24) Hearing Aid Awareness Week
  • (19 - 25) National Drug-Free Work Week
  • (20) World Osteoporosis Day
  • (22) International Stuttering Awareness Day
  • (25 - 31) Interstitial Cystitis Awareness Day
  • (28) Lung Health Day

November 2014

  • American Diabetes Month
  • Diabetic Eye Disease Month
  • Jaw Joints - TMJ Awareness Month
  • Foot Health Issues Related to Diabetes Awareness Month
  • Lung Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Adoption Month
  • National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month
  • National Family Caregivers Month
  • National Healthy Skin Month
  • National Hospice Palliative Care Month
  • Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month
  • Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Month
  • (18) Prematurity Awareness Day
  • (19) Great American Smokeout
  • (22 - 28) Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Awareness Week

December 2014

  • Safe Toys and Gifts Month
  • (1) World AIDS Day
  • (6 - 12) National Handwashing Awareness Week
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