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Upcoming National Health Observances for May

By May 1, 2011

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Attention health professionals, teachers, and community groups!

By supporting National Health Observances, you can:

  • Educate the public about health risks
  • Organize successful health promotion events and campaigns
  • Get new ideas, information, and resources on health topics of interest

Contact the sponsoring organization to request outreach materials and information.

Upcoming Observances for May:

  • Arthritis Awareness Month
  • Better Hearing and Speech Month
  • Employee Health and Fitness Month
  • Healthy Vision Month
  • Hepatitis Awareness Month
  • Lupus Awareness Month
  • Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month
  • Mental Health Month
  • National High Blood Pressure Education Month
  • National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month
  • National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
  • Children's Mental Health Awareness Week, May 1 - 7
  • North American Occupational Safety and Health Week, May 1 - 7
  • Melanoma Monday, May 2
  • Food Allergy Awareness Week, May 8 - 14
  • National Alcohol and Drug-Related Birth Defects Week, May 8 - 14
  • National Women's Health Week, May 8 - 14
  • National Women's Check-up Day, May 9
  • HIV Vaccine Awareness Day, May 18
  • World Hepatitis Day, May 19
  • Heat Safety Awareness Day, May 27


2011 National Health Observances, National Health Information Center, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.


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