2024 Health Observances

January 2024

Thyroid Awareness Month
National Glaucoma Awareness Month
National Birth Defects Prevention Month
Cervical Health Awareness Month
Stalking Awareness Month
Radon Awareness Month
National Blood Donor Month
Maternal Health Awareness Day, January 23
World Leprosy Day, January 28

February 2024

American Heart Month
Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) / Low Vision Awareness Month
International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month
National Cancer Prevention Month
National Children’s Dental Health Month
Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week, February 7 – 14
Heart Failure Awareness Week, February 11 – 17
Sepsis Survivor Week, February 11 – 17
National Condom Week, February 14 – 21
National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, February 26 – March 4
World Cancer Day, February 4
National Wear Red Day, February 3
Give Kids A Smile ® Day, February 2
National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, February 7
Toothache Day, February 9
National Donor Day, February 14
National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day, February 22
Rare Disease Day, February 29

March 2024

Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month
Multiple Sclerosis Education and Awareness Month
Myeloma Action Month
National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month
National Endometriosis Awareness Month
National Kidney Month
National Nutrition Month
National Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month
Save Your Vision Month
Trisomy Awareness Month
Workplace Eye Wellness Month
National Athletic Training Month
National Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week, March 10-16
Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 10-16
National Sleep Awareness Week, March 10-16
National Poison Prevention Week, March 17-23
Brain Awareness Week, March 11-17
National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week, March 18-24
World Birth Defects Day, March 3
National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, March 10
World Kidney Day, March 9
World Sleep Day, March 15
National Native American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, March 19
World Oral Health Day, March 20
World Down Syndrome Day, March 21
World Tuberculosis Day, March 24
American Diabetes Alert Day, March 26
Epilepsy Awareness – Purple Day, March 26
National Doctors’ Day, March 30

April 2024

Alcohol Awareness Month
Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month
Medicaid Awareness Month
National Autism Awareness Month
National Cancer Control Month
National Donate Life Month
National Facial Protection Month
National Interprofessional Healthcare Month
National Minority Health Month
National Sarcoidosis Awareness Month
Occupational Therapy Month
Oral Cancer Awareness Month
Parkinson’s Awareness Month
Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month
STI Awareness Month
Stress Awareness Month
Testicular Cancer Awareness Month
National Child Abuse Prevention Month
National Public Health Week, April 1-7
Black Maternal Health Week, April 11-17
Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Week, April 16-22
National Pediatric Transplant Week, April 21-27
Pediatric Sepsis Week, April 18-24
National Infertility Awareness Week, April 21-27
Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, April 23-29
World Immunization Week, April 21-27
Every Kid Healthy Week, April 22-26
Patient Experience Week, April 22-28
National Infant Immunization Week, April 21-27
World Autism Awareness Day, April 2
World Health Day, April 7
National Youth HIV and AIDS Awareness Day, April 10
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, April 27
Annual National Healthcare Decisions Day, April 16
World Hemophilia Day, April 17
DNA Day, April 25
World Malaria Day, April 25
World Day for Safety and Health at Work, April 28

May 2024

Arthritis Awareness Month
Better Hearing and Speech Month
Global Employee Health and Fitness Month
Hepatitis Awareness Month
Lupus Awareness Month
Mental Health Awareness Month
National Asthma & Allergy Awareness Month
National Celiac Disease Awareness Month
National High Blood Pressure Education Month
National Nurses Month
National Osteoporosis Awareness Month
National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
National Stroke Awareness Month
National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month
National Women’s Health Month
Older Americans Month
Preeclampsia Awareness Month
Skin Cancer Prevention and Awareness Month
Healthy Vision Month
Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month
Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes and Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders Awareness Month
Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week, May 5-11
National Physical Education and Sport Week, May 1-7
Air Quality Awareness Week, May 6-10
National Nurses Week, May 6-12
National Hospital Week, May 12-18
Maternal Sepsis Week, May 12-18
Food Allergy Awareness Week, May 12-18
National Women’s Health Week, May 12-18
National Stuttering Awareness Week, May 12-18
World Asthma Day, May 7
World Hand Hygiene Day, May 5
International No Diet Day, May 6
Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day, May 7
National Women’s Checkup Day, May 8
World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day, May 8
National Student Nurses Day, May 8
National School Nurse Day, May 8
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Day, May 12
International Nurses Day, May 12
National Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Awareness, May 11
World AIDS Vaccine Day, May 18
HIV Vaccine Awareness Day, May 18
National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, May 19
World Autoimmune/Auto-inflammatory Arthritis Day, May 20
Don’t Fry Day, May 24
National Senior Health & Fitness Day, May 29
World No Tobacco Day, May 31

June 2024

Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month
Cataract Awareness Month
Men’s Health Month
Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month
National Aphasia Awareness Month
National Congenital Cytomegalovirus Awareness Month
National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month
National Scleroderma Awareness Month
PTSD Awareness Month
Scoliosis Awareness Month
Men’s Health Week, June 10-16
Helen Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness Week, June 23-29
National Cancer Survivors Day, June 2
World Brain Tumor Day, June 8
Family Health and Fitness Day, June 8
World Blood Donor Day, June 14
Autistic Pride Day, June 18
World Sickle Cell Day, June 19
World Vitiligo Day, June 25
National HIV Testing Day, June 27

July 2024

Cord Blood Awareness Month
Group B Strep Awareness Month
Healthy Vision Month
Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month
National Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness & Prevention Month
Sarcoma Awareness Month
UV Safety Month
World Hepatitis Day, July 28

August 2024

Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month
Digestive Tract Paralysis Awareness Month
Gastroparesis Awareness Month
National Breastfeeding Month
National Immunization Awareness Month
Psoriasis Action Month
World Breastfeeding Week, August 1-7
National Health Center Week, August 4-10
OSHA’s Safe and Sound Week, August 5-11
Contact Lens Health Week, August 18-24
World Lung Cancer Day, August 1
International Overdose Awareness Day, August 31

September 2023

Blood Cancer Awareness Month
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
Food Safety Education Month
Healthy Aging ® Month
National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month
National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
National Cholesterol Education Month
National ITP (Platelet Disorder) Awareness Month
National Pediculosis Prevention Month/Head Lice Prevention Month
National Recovery Month
National Sickle Cell Month
National Yoga Awareness Month
Newborn Screening Awareness Month
Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
Pain Awareness Month
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Month
Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
Sepsis Awareness Month
Sexual Health Awareness Month
Sports Eye Safety Awareness Month
World Alzheimer’s Month
National Suicide Prevention Week, September 8-14
National Folic Acid Awareness Week, September 8-14
Malnutrition Awareness Week, September 16-20
Global ITP Awareness Week, September 15-22
Falls Prevention Awareness Week, September 17-23
Fungal Disease Awareness Week, September 16-20
National Rehabilitation Awareness Week, September 15-21
World Sexual Health Day, September 4
World Suicide Prevention Day, September 10
World Sepsis Day, September 13
National Celiac Disease Awareness Day, September 13
National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day, September 18
Get Ready for Flu Day, September 17
World Alzheimer’s Day, September 21
Sport Purple for Platelets Day, September 27
World Lung Day, September 25
Mesothelioma Awareness Day, September 26
World Rabies Day, September 28
National Women’s Health and Fitness Day, September 25
World Heart Day, September 29

October 2024

Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Eye Injury Prevention Month
Health Literacy Month
Healthy Lung Month
Home Eye Safety Month
Medical Ultrasound Awareness Month
National ADHD Awareness Month
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
National Bullying Prevention Month
National Dental Hygiene Month
National Down Syndrome Awareness Month
National Physical Therapy Month
Prenatal-onset GBS Disease Recognition Month
Spina Bifida Awareness Month
Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month
Mental Illness Awareness Week, October 6-12
National Primary Care Week, October 6-12
National PA Week, October 6-12
Bone and Joint Health Action Week, October 12-20
International Infection Prevention Week, October 15-21
National Healthcare Quality Week, October 13-19
National Health Education Week, October 13-19
Red Ribbon Week, October 23-31
Respiratory Care Week, October 20-26
World Meningitis Day, October 5
World Cerebral Palsy Day, October 6
National Depression Screening Day, October 7
World Mental Health Day, October 10
International Day of the Girl, October 11
Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day, October 13
World Sight Day, October 10
Global Handwashing Day, October 15
National Latino AIDS Awareness Day, October 15
World Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day, October 15
World Food Day, October 16
National Mammography Day, October 18
World Pediatric Bone and Joint Day, October 19
World Osteoporosis Day, October 20
National Check Your Meds Day, October 21
International Stuttering Awareness Day, October 22
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, October 26
World Psoriasis Day, October 29
World Hypophosphatasia Day, October 30

November 2024

American Diabetes Month
Bladder Health Month
COPD Awareness Month
Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month
Lung Cancer Awareness Month
National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month
National Epilepsy Awareness Month
National Family Caregivers Month
National Healthy Skin Month
National Home Care & Hospice Month
National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month
Prematurity Awareness Month
Stomach Cancer Awareness Month
National Diabetes Education Week, November 3-9
National Radiologic Technology Week, November 3-9
National Nurse Practitioner Week, November 10-16
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) Awareness Week, November 24-30
National Diabetes Heart Connection Day, November 9
World Pneumonia Day, November 12
World Diabetes Day, November 14
World Prematurity Day, November 17
Great American Smokeout, November 16
National Family Health History Day, November 21

December 2024

National Safe Toys and Gifts Month
International Sharps Injury Prevention Month
National Handwashing Awareness Week, December 1-7
National Influenza Vaccination Week, December 1-7
World AIDS Day, December 1
International Day of Persons with Disability, December 3