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National Health Observances for 2014

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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.
Here is the list of the upcoming health observances for 2014:

January

National Folic Acid Awareness Week 4 - 10
Healthy Weight Week 19 - 25
National Birth Defects Prevention Month
National Glaucoma Awareness Month
National Blood Donor Month
Cervical Health Awareness Month

February

National Wear Red Day, February 7
Give Kids a Smile Day, February 7
National Cardiac Rehabilitation Week, February 9-15
National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, February 23 - March 1
AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month
American Heart Month
National Cancer Prevention Month
National Children's Dental Health Month
National Senior Independence Month
Wise Health Consumer Month

March

National Sleep Awareness, March 2 - 9
National School Breakfast Week, March 3 - 7
National Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week, March 11 - 17
National Poison Prevention Week, March 16 - 22
National Native American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, March 20
American Diabetes Alert Day, March 26
National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
National Nutrition Month
Save Your Vision Month
National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month
National Eye Donor Month
National Kidney Month
National Professional Social Work Month
Workplace Eye Health and Safety Month
American Red Cross Month
National Poison Prevention Month Hemophilia Month

April

National Public Health Week, April 1 - 7
Alcohol-Free Weekend, April 4 - 6
World Health Day, April 7
National Alcohol Screening Day, April 11
National Minority Cancer Awareness Week, April 15 - 21
National Infant Immunization Week, April 26 - May 3
National Alcohol Awareness Month
Stress Awareness Month
National Cancer Control Month
National Child Abuse Prevention Month
Counseling Awareness Month
National Donate Life Month
National Minority Health Month
Occupational Therapy Month
Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month
National STD's/Family Planning Awareness Month

May

National Physical Education and Sports Week, May 1 - 7
North American Occupational Safety and Health Week, May 4 - 10
National Nurses Week, May 5 - 11
World Red Cross/Red Crescent Day, May 8
Women's Health Week, May 9 - 15
National Hospital and Healthcare Week, May 11 -17
School Nurse Day, May 12
Bike to Work Week, May 13 - 17
National Employee Health and Fitness Day, May 15
Older Americans Mental Health Week, May 19 - 25
National Senior Health and Fitness Day, May 28
Healthy Vision Month
Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month
National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
Older Americans Month
Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month
National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month
Hepatitis Awareness Month
National Arthritis Month
National Osteoporosis Month
National Stroke Awareness Month
Mental Health Month
National High Blood Pressure Education Month
Ultraviolet Awareness Month

June

National Cancer Survivors Day, June 1
World Environment Day, June 5
National Children's Day, June 8
National Men's Health Week, June 9 - 15
World Blood Donor Day, June 14
National HIV Testing Day, June 27
Fireworks Safety Month
National Great Outdoors Month
National Safety Month
National Scleroderma Awareness Month

July

International Group B Strep Awareness Month
Eye Injury Prevention Month
UV Safety Month
Fireworks Safety Month
Park and Recreation Month

August

Children's Eye Health and Safety Month
National Breastfeeding Month
Medic Alert Awareness Month
Cataract Awareness Month
National Immunization Awareness Month

September

National Childhood Injury Prevention Week, September 1 - 7
Suicide Prevention Week, September 7 - 13
National School Backpack Awareness Day, September 18
National Women's Health and Fitness Day, September 24
Family Health and Fitness Day USA®, September 27
America on the Move - Month of Action
Fruit and Veggies—More Matters Month
Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month
National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
National Cholesterol Education Awareness Month
National Menopause Awareness Month
National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
National Preparedness Month
National Yoga Awareness Month
Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
Sports and Home Eye Safety Month

October

National Fire Prevention Week, October 5 - 11
Mental Illness Awareness Week, October 5 - 13
Walk to School Day, October 8
National School Lunch Week, October 13 -19
National Respiratory Care Week, October 19 - 25
National Health Education Week, October 19 - 25
Red Ribbon Week, October 23 - 31
Lung Health Day, October 29
Children's Health Month
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Healthy Babies Month
Healthy Lung Month
Health Literacy Month
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
National Chiropractic Month
National Dental Hygiene Month
National Disability Employment Awareness Month
National Liver Awareness Month
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness Month

November

National Stomach Cancer Awareness Month
National Family Caregivers Month
National Healthy Skin Month
National Home Care Month
National Hospice Month
Prematurity Awareness Month
National Epilepsy Awareness Month
Native American Heritage Month
American Diabetes Month
Diabetic Eye Disease Month
National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month
National Child Mental Health Month
Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

December

World AIDS Day, December 1
National Influenza Vaccination Week, December 7 - 13
National Handwashing Awareness Week, December 7 - 13
National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month Safe Toys and Gifts Month

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