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2016 Health Related Observances

January

  • Cervical Health Awareness Month
  • National Birth Defects Prevention Month
  • National Glaucoma Awareness Month
  • National Radon Action Month
  • National Stalking Awareness Month
  • National Winter Sports TBI Awareness Month
  • Thyroid Awareness Month
  • 6th - 12th : National Folic Acid Awareness Week
  • 27th - Feb 2nd : National Drug Facts Week

February

  • AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month
  • American Heart Month
  • International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month
  • National Children’s Dental Health Month
  • Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
  • 1st - 7th : African Heritage & Health Week
  • 7th - 14th : Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week
  • 7th : Give Kids A Smile® Day
  • 7th : National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
  • 7th : National Wear Red Day
  • 14th : National Donor Day

March

  • National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Endometriosis Awareness Month
  • National Kidney Month
  • National Nutrition Month
  • National Problem Gambling Awareness Month
  • Save Your Vision Month
  • Trisomy Awareness Month
  • Workplace Eye Wellness Month
  • 2nd - 9th : National Sleep Awareness Week®
  • 2nd - 8th : Patient Safety Awareness Week
  • 3rd - 7th : National School Breakfast Week
  • 7th - 11th : National Youth Violence Prevention Week
  • 10th - 16th : Brain Awareness Week
  • 10th : National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
  • 14th : World Kidney Day
  • 16th - 22nd : National Poison Prevention Week
  • 17th - 21st : Flood Safety Awareness Week
  • 20th : National Native American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
  • 23rd - 29th : National Tsunami Preparedness Week
  • 24th : World Tuberculosis Day
  • 25th : American Diabetes Alert Day

April

  • Alcohol Awareness Month
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month
  • National Autism Awareness Month
  • National Child Abuse Prevention Month
  • National Distracted Driving Awareness Month
  • National Donate Life Month
  • National Facial Protection Month
  • National Minority Health Month
  • National Sarcoidosis Awareness Month
  • Occupational Therapy Month
  • Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month
  • Sports Eye Safety Awareness Month
  • STI Awareness Month
  • Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month
  • 1st : Sexual Assault Awareness Month Day of Action
  • 7th - 13th : National Public Health Week
  • 7th : World Health Day
  • 10th : National Alcohol Screening Day®
  • 10th : National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
  • 20th - 26th : National Infertility Awareness Week
  • 21st - 25th : Every Kid Healthy™ Week
  • 23rd - 30th : World Immunization Week
  • 24th : World Meningitis Day
  • 26th - May 3rd : National Infant Immunization Week
  • 28th - May 2nd : Air Quality Awareness Week

May

  • Arthritis Awareness Month
  • Better Hearing and Speech Month
  • Global Employee Health and Fitness Month
  • Global Youth Traffic Safety Month
  • Healthy Vision Month
  • Hepatitis Awareness Month
  • Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month®
  • Mental Health Month
  • National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month
  • National Celiac Disease Awareness Month
  • National Mediterranean Diet Month
  • National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month
  • National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
  • National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month
  • Preeclampsia Awareness Month
  • Ultraviolet Awareness Month
  • UV Safety Month
  • 4th - 10th : Children's Mental Health Awareness Week
  • 4th - 10th : North American Occupational Safety and Health Week
  • 5th : Hand Hygiene Day
  • 7th : National Bike to School Day
  • 9th - 25th : Recreational Water Illness and Injury Prevention Week
  • 10th : Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Awareness Day
  • 11th - 17th : Food Allergy Awareness Week
  • 11th - 17th : National Women's Health Week
  • 12th - 18th : National Stuttering Awareness Week
  • 12th - 16th : National Alcohol- and Other Drug-Related Birth Defects Awareness Week
  • 12th - 16th : National Neuropathy Awareness Week
  • 12th : National Women's Check-up Day
  • 18th : HIV Vaccine Awareness Day
  • 19th : National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
  • 20th : World Autoimmune Arthritis Day
  • 23rd : Heat Safety Awareness Day
  • 25th - 31st : National Hurricane Preparedness Week
  • 28th : National Senior Health & Fitness Day®
  • 31st : World No Tobacco Day

June

  • 1st - July 4th : Fireworks Safety Month
  • Cataract Awareness Month
  • Men's Health Month
  • Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month
  • National Aphasia Awareness Month
  • National Congenital Cytomegalovirus Awareness Month
  • National Safety Month
  • National Scleroderma Awareness Month
  • 1st - 7th : National Rip Current Awareness Week
  • 1st : National Cancer Survivors Day
  • 9th - 15th : Men's Health Week
  • 19th : World Sickle Cell Day
  • 22nd - 28th : National Lightening Safety Awareness Week

July

  • Cord Blood Awareness Month
  • International Group B Strep Awareness Month
  • Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month
  • National Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness & Prevention Month
  • 28th : World Hepatitis Day

August

  • Children's Eye Health and Safety Month
  • National Breastfeeding Month
  • National Immunization Awareness Month
  • Psoriasis Awareness Month
  • 1st - 7th : World Breastfeeding Week
  • 10th - 16th : National Health Center Week

September

  • Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
  • Fruit and Veggies—More Matters Month
  • Healthy Aging® Month
  • National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month
  • National Food Safety Education Month
  • National ITP Awareness Month
  • National Pediculosis Prevention Month/Head Lice Prevention Month
  • National Preparedness Month
  • National Recovery Month
  • National Sickle Cell Month
  • National Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month
  • National Yoga Awareness Month
  • Newborn Screening Awareness Month
  • Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
  • Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
  • Whole Grains Month
  • World Alzheimer's Month
  • 7th - 13th : National Suicide Prevention Week
  • 10th : World Suicide Prevention Day
  • 13th : National Celiac Disease Awareness Day
  • 16th : Get Ready Day
  • 17th : National School Backpack Awareness Day
  • 18th : National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day
  • 21st - 27th : National Farm Safety & Health Week
  • 24th : National Women's Health & Fitness Day™
  • 26th : Sport Purple For Platelets Day
  • 27th : Family Health & Fitness Day USA®
  • 27th : RAINN Day
  • 28th : World Rabies Day
  • 29th : World Heart Day

October

  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  • Eye Injury Prevention Month
  • Health Literacy Month
  • Home Eye Safety Month
  • National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Bullying Prevention Month
  • National Down Syndrome Awareness Month
  • National Medical Librarians Month
  • National Physical Therapy Month
  • 6th - 10th : Mental Illness Awareness Week
  • 7th - 11th : Drive Safely Work Week
  • 8th : International Walk to School Day
  • 9th : National Depression Screening Day®
  • 12th - 20th : Bone and Joint Health National Awareness Week
  • 13th - 17th : National Health Education Week
  • 13th : Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day
  • 15th : National Latino AIDS Awareness Day
  • 16th : World Food Day
  • 19th - 25th : International Infection Prevention Week
  • 19th - 25th : Respiratory Care Week
  • 19th : World Pediatric Bone and Joint Day
  • 22nd : International Stuttering Awareness Day
  • 23rd - 31st : Red Ribbon Week
  • 29th : World Psoriasis Day
  • 29th:  World Stroke Day

November

  • American Diabetes Month
  • COPD Awareness Month
  • Diabetic Eye Disease Month
  • Lung Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month
  • National Family Caregivers Month
  • National Healthy Skin Month
  • National Hospice Palliative Care Month
  • National Stomach Cancer Awareness Month
  • 3rd - 7th : Drowsy Driving Prevention Week
  • 20th : Great American Smokeout
  • 22nd : International Survivors of Suicide Day
  • 23rd - 29th : Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Awareness Week
  • 27th : National Family Health History Day

December

  • Safe Toys and Gifts Month
  • 1st : World AIDS Day
  • 7th - 13th : National Influenza Vaccination Week
 
 
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