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Health Events Calendar

Throughout the year, health care professionals promote and educate patients on various health conditions. The list provided below can help you bring further awareness and understanding of these health conditions in your community.

January
Cervical Health Month - Center for Cervical Health
Glaucoma Awareness Month - American Academy of Ophthalmology
National Thyroid Awareness Month - American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
4th Week: Healthy Weight Week - Healthy Weight Network
4th Thursday: Women’s Healthy Weight Day - Healthy Weight Network

February
American Heart Month - American Heart Association
Week of Valentine’s Day: National Cardiac Rehabilitation Week - American Association of Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Last Week: National Eating Disorders Awareness Week - National Eating Disorder Association
3rd Friday: National Women’s Heart Health Day - Sister to Sister Foundation

March
1st Week: National Patient Safety Awareness Week - National Patient Safety Foundation
National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month - Cancer Research Foundation of America
National Nutrition Month - American Dietetic Association
1st Week: National Sleep Awareness Week - National Sleep Foundation
2nd Week: Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Week - Arthritis Foundation
3rd Week: National Poison Prevention Week - Poison Prevention Week Council
March 24th: World Tuberculosis Day - World Health Organization
4th Tuesday: American Diabetes Alert Day - American Diabetes Association

April
1st Week: National Public Health Week
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Awareness Month - International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Diseases
National Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) Awareness Month - American Social Health Association & The National Coalition of STD Directors
3rd Week: National Minority Cancer Awareness Week - National Cancer Institute
4th Week: National Infant Immunization Week - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

May
Stroke Awareness Month - American Stroke Association
Skin Cancer Awareness Month - American Cancer Society
National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month - National Osteoporosis Foundation
2nd Week: National Hospital Week - American Hospital Association
2nd Week: Food Allergy Awareness Week - The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network
Week after Mother’s Day: Women’s Health Week - The National Women’s Health Information Center
May 4th: Childhood Depression Awareness Day - National Mental Health Association
May 12th: Fibromyalgia Awareness Day - National Fibromyalgia Association
Last Wednesday: Senior Health and Fitness Day - Mature Market Resource Center

June
Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month - Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America
1st Week: Headache Awareness Week - National Headache Foundation
1st Sunday: National Cancer Survivor’s Day - National Cancer Survivor’s Day Foundation
June 27th: National HIV Testing Day - National Association of People with AIDS

July
Eye Injury Prevention Month - American Academy of Ophthalmology

August
Cataract Awareness Month - American Academy of Opthalmology
Immunization Awareness Month - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Psoriasis Awareness Month - National Psoriasis Foundation
August 1-7: World Breastfeeding Week - La Leche League
2nd Week: National Health Center Week - National Association of Community Health Centers

September
Cholesterol Education Month - National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP)
Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month - Gynecologic Cancer Foundation
Leukemia, Lymphoma and Myelomia Awareness Month - Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Prostate Health Month - American Foundation for Urologic Disease
National Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery Month - U. S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT)
2nd Week: Assisted Living Week - National Center for Assisted Living
3rd Week: Prostate Cancer Awareness Week - Prostate Cancer Education Council
4th Week: Reye's Syndrome Awareness Week - National Reye’s Syndrome Foundation
Last Week: Adult Immunization Awareness Week - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Sept 24: Women's Health and Fitness Day - Health Information Resource Center
Sept 27: Family Health and Fitness Day - Health Information Resource Center

October
American Pharmacist Month - American Pharmacists Association
3rd Week - Iowa Pharmacy Week
4th Week: National Hospital & Health-System Pharmacy Week - American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacist
4th Week: National Consultant & Senior Care Pharmacist Week - American Society of Consultant Pharmacist
4th Tuesday of Oct- National Pharmacy Technician Day - National Pharmacy Technician Association
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month - National Breast Cancer Awareness
National Liver Awareness Month - American Liver Foundation
Health Literacy Month - Health Literacy Month
1st Tuesday- National Depression Screening Day - Screening for Mental Health

November
American Diabetes Month - American Diabetes Association
National Family Caregivers Month - National Family Caregivers Association
Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month - Alzheimer’s Association
4th Week- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Awareness Week - International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Diseases
October 15- Great American Smokeout - American Cancer Society

December
Safe Toy & Gift Month - Prevent Blindness America
1st Week: National Handwashing Awareness Week - Henry the Hand Foundation
December 1st: World AIDS Day - Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS
 


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