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May 2012: Upcoming National Health Observances

By April 30, 2012

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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 2012:

  • Arthritis Awareness Month
  • Better Hearing and Speech Month
  • Global 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 Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month
  • National Celiac Disease Awareness Month
  • National High Blood Pressure Education Month
  • National Mediterranean Diet Month
  • National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month
  • National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
  • National Toxic Encephalopathy and Chemical Injury Awareness Month
  • Ultraviolet Awareness Month
  • Children's Mental Health Awareness Week, May 6 - 12
  • North American Occupational Safety and Health Week , May 6 - 12
  • Air Quality Awareness Week, May 7 - 11
  • National Stuttering Awareness Week, May 7 - 13
  • Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Awareness Day, May 12
  • Food Allergy Awareness Week, May 13 - 19
  • National Alcohol- and Other Drug-Related Birth Defects Awareness Week, May 13 - 19
  • National Women's Health Week, May 13 - 19
  • National Neuropathy Awareness Week, May 14 - 18
  • National Women's Check-up Day, May 14
  • HIV Vaccine Awareness Day, May 18
  • Hepatitis Testing Day, May 19
  • National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, May 19
  • World Autoimmune Arthritis Day, May 20
  • Recreational Water Illness and Injury Prevention Week, May 21 - 27
  • Heat Safety Awareness Day, May 25
  • National Hurricane Preparedness Week, May 27 - June 2
  • National Senior Health & Fitness Day®, May 30
  • World No Tobacco Day, May 31

Source:

2012 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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