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2013 National Health Observances

 

January

-Cervical Health Awareness Month

http://www.nccc-online.org/awareness.html

-National Birth Defects Awareness Month

http://www.nbdpn.org

-National Glaucoma Awareness Month

http://preventblindness.org

 

February

-Heart Month

http://www.heart.org

-National Wear Red Day 3rd  

http://www.nhbi.nih.gov/health/hearttruth

-National Donor Day 14th

http://www.organdonor.gov

 

March

-National Nutrition Month

http://www.eatingright.org/nnm

-World Kidney Day 8th

http://www.kidney.org

-National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 10th

http://www.womanshealth.gov/nwghaad/

-National Native American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 20th

http://www.nnaapc.org/news/awareness-day.htm

-World Tuberculosis Day 24th

http://www.stoptb.org/events/world_tb_day

-American Diabetes Alert Day 27th

http://www.diabetes.org/in-my-community/programs/alert-day

 

April

-Alcohol Awareness Month

http://www.ncadd.org

-National Minority Health Month

http://minorityhealth.hhs.gov

-National Public Health Week 2nd-8th

http://www.nphw.org

-World Health Day 7th

http://www.who.int/world-health-day/en/

 

May

-National High Blood Pressure Education Month

http://nhlbi.nih.gov

-National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month

http://www.nof.org

-National Women’s Health Week 13th-19th

http://www.womanshealth.gov/whw

-National Women’s Check-up Day 14th

http://www.womenshealth.gov/whw/check-up-day

-National Hurricane Preparedness Week 27th-June 2nd

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov

-National Senior Health & Fitness Day 30th

http://www.fitnessday.com

-World No Tobacco Day 31st

http://www.who.int/tobacco/wntd/en

 

June

-National Cancer Survivors Day 3rd

http://www.ncsd.org

-Men’s Health Week 11th-17th

http://www.menshealthmonth.org/week/

-World Sickle Cell Day 19th

http://worldsicklecellday.webs.com

-National HIV Testing Day 27th

http://www.napwa.org

 

July

-World Hepatitis Day 28th

http://www.nvhr.org

 

August

-World Breastfeeding Week 1st-7th

http://www.worldbreastfeedingweek.org

 

September

-Fruit and Veggies-More Matters Month

http://www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org

-Healthy Aging Month

http://www.healthyaging.net/events.htm

-National Cholesterol Education Month

http://hp2010.nhlbihin.net/cholmonth

-National Childhood Obesity Month

http://www.healthierkidsbrighterfutures.org

-National Sickle Cell Month

http://www.sicklecelldisease.org

-Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

http://www.ovarian.org

-Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

http://www.zerocancer.org

-Whole Grains Month

http://www.wholegrainscouncil.org

-Get Ready Day 18th

http://www.aphagetready.org

-World Alzheimer’s Day 21st

http://www.alz.co.uk/adi/wad

-National Women’s Health & Fitness Day 26th

http://www.fitnessday.com

-National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 27th

http://www.napwa.org

-Family Health & Fitness Day USA 29th

http://www.fitnessday.com

-World Heart Day 29th

http://www.worldheart.org

 

October

-National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

http://www.nbcam.org

-National Down Syndrome Awareness Month

http://www.ndss.org

-Stop America’s Violence Everywhere (Save) Today

http://www.amaalliance.org

-Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness Month

http://www.firsrtcandle.org

-Child Health Day 1st

http://www.mchb.hrsa.gov

-Mental Illness Awareness Week 7th

http://www.nami.org

-National Latino AIDS Awareness Day 15th

http://www.nlaad.org

-World Food Day 16th

http://www.worldfooddayusa.org

-Red Ribbon Week 23rd-31st

http://www.nfp.org

 

November

-American Diabetes Month

http://www.diabetes.org

-COPD Awareness Month

http://www.lungusa.org

-Diabetic Eye Disease Month

http://www.preventblindness.org

-Lung Cancer Awareness Month

http://www.lungcanceralliance.org

-National Healthy Skin Month

http://www.aad.org

-Great American Smoke Out Day 15th

http://acsf2f.com/gaso/

 

December

-Safe Toys and Gifts Month

http://www.preventblindness.org

-World AIDS Day 1st

http://www.worldaidscampaign.org/en/

 

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