Health Holidays

There are many Health Holidays and Observances, or Health Awareness Days / Months / Weeks to bring attention and awareness to different health issues and diseases throughout the year.  This page, will summarize them by month, and then ultimately, we will have a devoted page, or more for each of the different Health Holidays and Observances.

I think that most families these days, have some issues going on.  In our family, we have allergies, chemical sensitivity issues, one person is currently fighting cancer, two people are diagnosed with the auto-immune disease Lupus, one has an unexplained stomach issue that has stumped multiple doctors, we have a wonderful autistic young man in the family, we have thin people, and those like myself that could stand to lose a few pounds.  Our Dad has had skin cancer on his nose several times, and Our Mom has COPD and her heart gets out of rhythm periodically. The doctors have had to stop her heart once, and then restart it.  At some point or another, Stress has reared it's ugly head for most of us in our family, causing High Blood Pressure to be an issue for some. Some of us have dealt with school bullies and work place bullies.

It is hard to find a family that is not affected by some type of health issues. The hardest for me to see is when children are involved. All of these Health Awareness Days are great to learn more, educate others, and find moral support and tips that can help for the issues you might be dealing with. If you have time or money to help, there are lots of great Non Profit Organizations out there!





I'm of the conviction these days, and maybe because I help my sister Kerry, with her Healthy Diet Habits website, that Nutrition has a lot to do with our Health these days. If you are overweight, or obese, please check out the great information that Kerry has put together about Health Weight Problems on her Healthy Diet Habits website.

Personally, because I'm chemical sensitive, thanks to Formaldehyde Poisoning exposure at my former workplace, I try and buy everything I can Organic. My Dad pushes me to get a Flu Shot every year, and this last year, I told him that due to Formaldehyde being an ingredient in the Flu Shot, that I can't ever get one.

I'm mostly Vegan, and don't eat meat or chicken, although I do eat fish or seafood a couple times a week.  I think that the Chemicals and Growth Hormones, and Genetically Modified Foods that are so prevalent these days, are behind a lot of the increase in Health issues these days, so the cleaner you can eat the better.

The medicines that we are given to deal with Health issues, often have so many side effects themselves, and many of them can be addictive. I try and avoid them when possible, and look for Natural, Holistic remedies and cures. 


Health Awareness Days





Below, listed by month are the Health Holidays and Observances, that we are aware of so far. There may a few duplicates or incorrect dates, there may be some that we have left off that we will add as we find them, and there are some that are similar, but have different Sponsor Organizations that started the Observances, that may have different approaches and info. As we delve into all the details, we will fix any issues.

Ultimately, there will be a devoted page done for each of the different Health Holidays and Observances.  As pages are completed, they will be linked up below, as well as in our Daily Holiday pages, our Holidays by Month pages, and our Holidays and Observances Alphabetical Listing (Page 1 is A-M Holidays) and our Holidays and Observances Alphabetical Listing - Page 2 is N-Z Holidays.


January Health Holidays

January Monthly Holidays: (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • Celebration of Life Month
  • Cervical Health Awareness Month
  • Eye Care Month
  • Family Fit Lifestyle Month
  • International Quality of Life Month
  • March of Dimes Birth Defects Prevention Month
  • National Birth Defects Prevention Awareness Month
  • National Blood Donor Month
  • National Glaucoma Awareness Month
  • National Physiotherapy Month
  • National Radon Action Month
  • National Staying Healthy Month
  • National Volunteer Blood Donor Month
  • Self-Help Group Awareness Month
  • Self-Love Month
  • Shape Up US Month
  • Thyroid Disease Awareness Month
  • Tuberous Sclerosis Awareness Month

January 2014 Weekly Holidays and Observances: (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • Celebration of Life Week - January 1-7 (First Week in January)
  • Diet Resolution Week - January 1-7
  • Healthy Weight Week - January 19-25, 2014
  • National Certified Nurse Anesthetists Week - January 19-25, 2014
  • National Folic Acid Awareness Week - January 5-11, 2014 (Second Week of January)

January 2014 Daily Holidays: (Sorted by Date)

  • National Weigh-In Day - January 6, 2014 (First Monday after New Years)
  • National Take the Stairs Day - January 9
  • National Pharmacist Day - January 12
  • National Sanctity of Human Life Day - January 18
  • Rid the World of Fad Diets & Gimmicks Day - January 21, 2014 (the Tuesday of the Third Full Week of January)
  • Women's Healthy Weight Day - January 23, 2014 (the Thursday of the Third Full Week of January)
  • World Leprosy Day - January 30


February Health Holidays

February Monthly Holidays: (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • AMD / Low Vision Awareness Month
  • American Heart Month
  • International Boost Self Esteem Month
  • International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month
  • Marfan Syndrome Awareness Month
  • Marijuana Awareness Month
  • National Cancer Prevention Month
  • National Care About Your Indoor Air Month
  • National Children's Dental Health Month
  • National Condom Month
  • National Heart Healthy Month
  • National Senior Independence Month
  • National Therapeutic Recreation Month
  • National Wise Health Consumer Month
  • Relationship Wellness Month
  • Spunky Old Broads Month
  • Wise Health Consumer Month

February 2014 Weekly Holidays: (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • African Heritage & Health Week - February 1-7, 2014
  • Burn Awareness Week - February 2-8, 2014
  • Children of Alcoholics Week - February 9-15, 2014 (Second Full Week)
  • Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week - February 7-14 
  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Week - February 13-19
  • National Cardiac Rehabilitation Week - February 9-15, 2014 (Second Week of February)
  • National Condom Week - February 14-21
  • National Eating Disorders Awareness Week - February 23 - March 1, 2014 (Fourth Week in February)
  • National Patient Recognition Week - February 1-7, 2014 (First Week of February)
  • NCCDP Alzheimer's & Dementia Staff Education Week - February 14-21
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week - February 9-15, 2014
  • Women's Heart Week - February 1-7

February 2014 Daily Holidays: (Sorted by Date)


March Health Holidays

March Monthly Holidays: (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • American Diabetes Alert Month
  • American Red Cross Month
  • Brain Injury Awareness Month
  • Colic Awareness Month
  • Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
  • Deaf History Month (March 13 - April 15)
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Awareness Month
  • Hemophilia Month
  • Malignant Hyperthermia Awareness and Training Month
  • National Athletic Trainers Month
  • National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month
  • National Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Awareness Month
  • National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month
  • National Endometriosis Awareness Month
  • National Essential Tremor Awareness Month
  • National Eye Donor Month
  • National Kidney Month
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Education and Awareness Month
  • National Nutrition Month
  • National Poison Prevention Awareness Month
  • National Professional Social Worker's Month
  • Red Cross Month
  • Rosacea Awareness Month
  • Save Your Vision Month
  • Workplace Eye Healthy and Safety Awareness Month

March 2014 Weekly Holidays: (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • Brain Awareness Week - March 10-16, 2014
  • Health Information Professionals Week - March 16-22, 2014
  • Inhalants and Poisons Awareness Week - March 16-22, 2014 (Third Week of March)
  • National Aplastic Anemia & MDS Awareness Week - March 1-7, 2014 
  • National Collegiate Health and Wellness Week - March 3-9, 2013 (2014 Date TBA)
  • National PTA Drug & Alcohol Awareness Week - First Full Week of March
  • National Poison Prevention Week - March 16-22, 2014 (Third Full Week of March)
  • National Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week - March 9-15, 2014 (Third Week of March)
  • National Schools Social Work Week - March 2-8, 2014 (First Full Week of March)
  • National Sleep Awareness Week - March 2-8, 2014 (Week before daylight savings time)
  • Patient Safety Awareness Week - March 2-8, 2014
  • Root Canal Awareness Week - March 30 - April 5, 2014
  • Save Your Vision Week - March 2-8, 2014

March 2014 Daily Holidays: (Sorted by Date)

  • Self Injury Awareness Day - March 1
  • National Multiple Personality Day - March 5
  • Dentist Day - March 6
  • Dress in Blue Day - March 7, 2014 (First Friday in March) (Set up in 2009 by The Colon Cancer Alliance to bring National awareness to Colon Cancer)
  • National Napping Day - March 10, 2014 (Monday after Daylight Savings Starts)
  • National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day - March 10
  • Registered Dietitian Day - March 12, 2014 (Second Wednesday in March)
  • Goddess of Fertility Day - March 18
  • Well-Elderly or Wellderly Day - March 17, 2014 (Third Monday in March)
  • Kick Butts Day - March 19, 2014 (Third Wednesday in March) (Cigarette Butts that is!)
  • Brain Injury Awareness Day - March 21
  • World Down Syndrome Day - March 21
  • As Young As You Feel Day - March 22
  • National Water Day - March 22
  • World Water Day - March 22
  • World Tuberculosis Day - March 24
  • American Diabetes Association Alert Day - March 25, 2014 (Fourth Tuesday in March)
  • National Cerebral Palsy Day - March 25
  • Purple Day - (Supporting Epilepsy Around the World) - March 26
  • National Doctors Day - March 30


April Health Holidays

April Monthly Holidays: (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • Deaf History Month (March 13 - April 15)
  • Alcohol Awareness Month
  • Cancer Control Month
  • Cesarean Awareness Month
  • Counseling Awareness Month
  • Defeat Diabetes Month
  • Emotional Overeating Awareness Month (See Kerry's get section on Emotional Eating on her Healthy Diet Habits Website)
  • Genocide and Human Rights Awareness Month
  • Global Child Nutrition Month
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month
  • National African American Women's Fitness Month
  • National Anxiety Month
  • National Autism Awareness Month
  • National Child Abuse Prevention Month
  • National Donate Life Month
  • National Minority Health Month
  • National Multiple Birth Awareness Month
  • National Occupational Therapy Month
  • National Parkinson's Awareness Month
  • National Sarcoidosis Awareness Month
  • National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month
  • National Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD)'s Education and Awareness Month
  • National Sjogren's Syndrome Awareness Month
  • National Youth Sports Safety Month
  • Pharmacists War on Diabetes Month
  • Physical Wellness Month
  • Rosacea Awareness Month
  • Sports Eye Safety Awareness Month
  • STI Awareness Month (Sexually Transmitted Infections)
  • Stress Awareness Month
  • Testicular Cancer Awareness Month
  • Women's Eye Health and Safety Month
  • Worldwide Bereaved Spouses Awareness Month

April 2014 Weekly Holidays: (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • Air Quality Awareness Week - April 28 - May 2, 2014 
  • Medical Laboratory Professionals Week - April 20-26, 2014 (Third Full Week of April)
  • Medication Safety Week - April 1-7
  • National Crime Victims' Rights Week - April 6-12, 2014
  • National Infants Immunization Week - April 26 - May 3, 2014 (Fourth Week of April)
  • National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week - April 20-26, 2014 (Last Full Week of April)
  • National Minority Cancer Awareness Week - April 15-21, 2014
  • National Osteopathic Medicine Week - April 13-19, 2014
  • National Playground Safety Week - April 21-25, 2014
  • National Public Health Week - April 7-13, 2014
  • National Youth Violence Prevention Week - April 7-11, 2014
  • National Organ & Tissue Donor Awareness Week - April 20-27, 2014 (Last Week of April)
  • Testicular Cancer Awareness Week - April 1-7
  • World Immunization Week - April 24-30, 2014

April 2014 Daily Holidays: (Sorted by Date)


May Health Holidays

May Monthly Holidays: (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • Arthritis Awareness Month
  • Awareness of Medical Orphans Month
  • Better Hearing and Speech Month
  • Better Sleep Month
  • Breath Easy Month
  • Correct Posture Month
  • Digestive Diseases Awareness Month
  • Employee Health & Fitness Month
  • Family Wellness Month
  • Fibromyalgia Education and Awareness Month
  • Global Employee Health and Fitness Month
  • Heal the Children Month
  • Healthy Vision Month/UV Safety
  • Hepatitis Awareness Month
  • High Blood Pressure Awareness Month
  • Huntington's Disease 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 (Check out Kerry's Celiac Disease page on her Healthy Diet Habits Website)
  • National Hepatitis Awareness Month
  • National High Blood Pressure Education Month
  • National Mental Health Month
  • National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month
  • National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
  • National Stroke Awareness Month
  • National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month
  • National Toxic Encephalopathy and Chemical Injury Awareness Month
  • National Tuberous Sclerosis Awareness Month
  • Neurofibromatosis Month
  • Strike Out Strokes Month
  • Trauma Awareness Month
  • Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month 
  • Women's Health Care Month

May 2014 Weekly Holidays: (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • Canadian Immunization Awareness Week - Second week in May
  • Emergency Medical Services Week - May 18-24, 2014 (Third Week in May)
  • Food Allergy Awareness Week - May 11-17, 2014
  • MCS Awareness Week or Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Awareness Week- Second week in May
  • Medical Transcriptionist Week - Third week in May
  • National Alcohol & Other Drug-Related Birth Defects Week - Third week in May
  • National Anxiety & Depression Awareness Week - May 19-25 2014
  • National Children's Mental Health Week - May 2-8, 2014
  • National Hospital Week - May 11-17, 2014 (Second week in May)
  • National Nursing Home Week - May 11-17, 2014 (Starts on Mother's Day to Following Saturday)
  • National Physical Education and Sports Week - May 1-7 (First Week in May)
  • North American Occupational Safety and Health Week (NAOSH) - May 4-10, 2014 (First Full Week in May)
  • National Nurses Week - May 6-12
  • National Women's Health Week - May 11-17, 2014
  • Older Americans Mental Health Week - May 15-21, 2014 
  • Schizophrenia Awareness Week - May 19-25, 2014

May 2014 Daily Holidays: (Sorted by Date)

  • Bladder Cancer Awareness Day - May 3, 2014 (First Saturday in May)
  • Childhood Stroke Awareness Day - May 5
  • International Midwives Day - May 5
  • Childhood Depression Awareness Day - May 6, 2014 (First Tuesday in May)
  • International No Diet Day - May 6
  • National Nurses Day, or National RN Recognition Day - May 6
  • World Asthma Day - May 6, 2014 (First Tuesday in May)
  • National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy - May 7, 2014
  • National School Nurse Day - May 7, 2014 (Wednesday of National Nurses Week which is always on May 6-12)
  • Occupational Safety & Health Day - May 7, 2014 (Wednesday of the First Full Week of May)
  • Project Aces Day - May 7, 2014 (First Wednesday in May) (Aces = All Children Exercise Simultaneously)
  • National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day - May 8
  • Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Awareness Day - (CdLS) May 10, 2014 (Second Saturday in May)
  • World Lupus Day - May 10
  • International Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndome Awareness Day - May 12
  • International Nurses Day - May 12
  • National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day - May 12
  • National Hospital Day - May 12
  • National Women's Check-up Day - May 12, 2014 (Monday following Mother's Day)
  • Hyperemisis Gravidarum Awareness Day - May 15
  • International MPS Awareness Day - May 15
  • TSC Global Awareness Day (Tuberous Sclerosis Complex) - May 15
  • National Bike to Work Day - May 16, 2014 (Third Friday in May)
  • World Hypertension Day - May 17
  • World Neurofibromatosis Day (NF Day) - May 17
  • 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
  • National Employee Health and Fitness Day - May 21, 2014 (Third Wednesday in May)
  • World Schizophrenia Day - May 24
  • National Senior Health & Fitness Day - May 29 (Last Wednesday in May)
  • World No-Tobacco Day - May 31


June Health Holidays

June Monthly Holidays: (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome Awareness Month
  • Cancer from the Sun Month
  • Cataract Awareness Month
  • Child Vision Awareness Month
  • Children's Awareness Month
  • Disaster Preparedness Month - (Kerry lived very close to the 1994 Chatsworth Earthquake Epicenter in the Los Angeles, CA area - read her Emergency Preparedness series about her experiences, and tips to help prepare on her Healthy Diet Habits website)
  • International Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
  • Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month
  • National Aphasia Awareness Month
  • National Congenital Cytomegalovirus Awareness Month
  • National Migraine Awareness Month
  • National Scleroderma Awareness Month
  • Pharmacists Declare War on Alcoholism Month
  • Professional Wellness Month
  • Vision Research Month

June 2014 Weekly Holidays: (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • Aphasia Awareness Week - Second Week of June
  • Brain Tumor Awareness Week - Second Week of June
  • National Headache Awareness Week - June 1-7, 2014 (First Full Week of June)
  • National Men's Health Week - June 9-15, 2014 (Second Week of June - ending with Father's Day)

June 2014 Daily Holidays: (Sorted by Date)

  • National Cancer Survivors Day - June 2 (First Sunday in June)
  • International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression - June 4
  • World Day Against Child Labor - June 12
  • International Day Against Drug Abuse & Illicit Trafficking - June 26
  • United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture - June 26
  • National HIV Testing Day - June 27
  • PTSD Awareness Day - June 27





July Health Holidays

July Monthly Holidays: (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • Cord Blood Awareness Month
  • Eye Injury Prevention Month
  • Hemochromatosis Screening Awareness Month
  • Herbal / Prescription Interaction Awareness Month
  • International Group B Strep Awareness Month
  • International Women with Alopecia Month
  • Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month
  • Light the Night for Sight Month
  • National Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness & Prevention Month
  • Social Wellness Month
  • UV Safety Month

July 2014 Weekly Holidays: (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • Every Body Deserves a Massage Week - July 13-19, 2014 (Dates vary every year)
  • Therapeutic Recreation Week - Second Week of July

July Daily Holidays: (Sorted by Date)

  • Stay Out of the Sun Day - July 3
  • Don't Step on a Bee Day - July 10
  • World Sjogren's Day - July 23
  • World Hepatitis Day - July 28
  • Health Care Now! Medicare's Birthday - July 30


August Health Holidays

August Monthly Holidays: (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • Cataract Awareness Month
  • Children's Eye Health and Safety Month
  • Children's Vision and Learning Month
  • Foot Health Month
  • Medic Alert Month
  • National Breastfeeding Month  (Check out Kerry's Healthy Breastfeeding page, in her Healthy Infants section on her Healthy Diet Habits Website)
  • National Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Month
  • National Immunization Awareness Month
  • National Minority Donor Awareness Month
  • Neurosurgery Outreach Month
  • Psoriasis Awareness Month
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month
  • Stevens Johnson Syndrome Awareness Month

August 2014 Weekly Holidays: (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • National Health Center Week - August 10-16, 2014 (Second Full Week in August)
  • World Breastfeeding Week - August 1-7 (First Full Week of August)

August Daily Holidays: (Sorted by Date)

  • National Tooth Fairy Day - August 22


September Health Holidays

September Monthly Holidays:  (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • America on the Move - Month of Action
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Month
  • Baby Safety Month
  • Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
  • Cold and Flu Campaign
  • Food Allergy Awareness Month
  • Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month
  • Healthy Aging Month
  • Home and Sports Eye Safety Month
  • International Self-Awareness Month
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Awareness Month
  • Mold Awareness Month
  • National Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery Month
  • National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month
  • National Childhood Injury Prevention Month 
  • National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month - (Check out Kerry's  Childhood Obesity page, in her Obesity section on her Healthy Diet Habits Website)
  • National Cholesterol Education Month
  • National Disaster Preparedness Month
  • National DNA, Genomics and Stem Cell Education and Awareness Month
  • National Food Safety Education Month
  • National Head Lice Prevention Month
  • National ITP Awareness Month
  • National Menopause Awareness Month
  • National Myositis Awareness Month
  • National Organic Harvest Month
  • National Osteopathic Medicine Month
  • National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Pain Awareness Month
  • National Pediculosis Prevention Month (Head Lice!)
  • National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Sickle Cell Awareness Month
  • National Skin Care Awareness Month
  • Newborn Screening Awareness Month
  • Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month
  • Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
  • Sports and Home Eye Safety Month
  • STEPtember

September 2014 Weekly Holidays:  (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • Active Aging Week - September 21-27, 2014 (Last Full Week of September)
  • Balance Awareness Week - September 15-21, 2014 (Third week of September)
  • Build a Better Image Week - September 21-27, 2014 (Third Full Week of September)
  • International Clean Hands Week - September 21-27, 2014 (Third Full Week of September)
  • International Deaf Awareness Week - September 21-27, 2014 (Last Whole Week in September from Sunday - Saturday)
  • National Adult Day Services Week - September 14-20, 2014 (Third week of September)
  • National Assisted Living Week - September 7-14, 2014
  • National Childhood Injury Prevention Week - September 1-7
  • National Eczema Week - September 13-21, 2014
  • National Environmental Services & Housekeeping Week - September 9-13, 2013 (2014 Dates TBA)
  • National Farm & Ranch Safety and Health Week - September 21-27, 2014 (Third Full Week of September)
  • National Nephrology Nurses Week - September 14-20, 2014 (Second Full Week in September)
  • National Rehabilitation Awareness Week - September 21-27, 2014 (Third Week in September)
  • National Suicide Prevention Week - September 7-13, 2014
  • National Surgical Technologist Week - September 14-20, 2014
  • National Vegetarian Awareness Week - September 7-13, 2014 (Second Week of September)
  • Prostate Cancer Awareness Week - September 14-20, 2014 (Third Full Week of September)
  • Reye's Syndrome Awareness Week - September 21-27, 2014 (Third week of September)

September 2014 Daily Holidays: (Sorted by Date)

  • Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Day - September 8
  • World Physical Therapy Day - September 8
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Day - September 9
  • World Suicide Prevention Day - September 10
  • Stand Up To Cancer Day - September 12, 2014 (Second Friday in September)
  • National Celiac Awareness Day - September 13
  • National Neonatal Nurses Day - September 15
  • Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day - September 16, 2014 (Third Tuesday in September
  • National Rehabilitation Day - September 17, 2014 (Third Wednesday in September)
  • National School Backpack Awareness Day - September 17, 2014 (Third Wednesday in September)
  • Chiropractic Founders Day - September 18
  • National Attention Deficit Disorder Awareness Day - September 18
  • National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day - September 18
  • National Myositis Awareness Day - September 21
  • World Alzheimer's Day - September 21
  • Restless Legs Syndrome Awareness Day - September 23
  • National Women's Health & Fitness Day - September 24, 2014 (Last Wednesday in September)
  • World Ataxia Awareness Day - September 25
  • Family Health and Fitness Day USA - September 27, 2014 (Last Saturday in September)
  • National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day - September 27
  • World Heart Day - September 29


October Health Holidays

October Monthly Holidays:

  • American Pharmacists Month
  • Antidepressant Death Awareness Month
  • Caffeine Addiction Recovery Month
  • Campaign for Healthier Babies Month (Check out Kerry's Healthy Infants section on her Healthy Diet Habits Website)
  • Celiac Disease Awareness Month
  • Celiac Sprue Awareness Month
  • Child Health Month
  • Dyslexia Awareness Month
  • Eat Better, Eat Together Month
  • Emotional Intelligence Awareness Month
  • Emotional Wellness Month
  • Eye Injury Prevention Month
  • Family Health Month
  • Health Literacy Month
  • Healthy Lung Month
  • Home Eye Safety Month
  • Hunger Awareness Month
  • Long-Term Care Planning Month
  • Lupus Awareness Month
  • Medical Ultrasound Awareness Month
  • Mental Illness Awareness Month
  • National AIDS Awareness Month
  • National Audiology Awareness Month
  • National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month
  • National Chiropractic Health Month
  • National Dental Hygiene Month
  • National Depression Education & Awareness Month
  • National Disability Employment Awareness Month
  • National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  • National Down Syndrome Awareness Month
  • National Ergonomics Month
  • National Family Sexuality Education Month - Let's Talk
  • National Liver Awareness Month
  • National Medical Librarian Month
  • National Orthodontic Health Month
  • National Physical Therapy Month
  • National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month
  • National RSV Awareness Month
  • National Spina Bifida Awareness Month
  • National Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness Month
  • Patient-Centered Care Awareness Month
  • Rett Syndrome Awareness Month
  • Sexuality Education Month
  • SIDS, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month 
  • Spinal Health Month
  • Stress Awareness Month
  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Month
  • Tackling Hunger Month
  • Talk About Prescriptions Month
  • World Blindness Awareness Month
  • World Menopause Month
  • Youth Against Tobacco Month

October 2013 Weekly Holidays: (will be updated to 2014 dates shortly!)

  • Emergency Nurses Week - October 5-11, 2014 (First Full Week of October)
  • Healthcare Security & Safety Week and Officers Week & Day - October 12-18, 2014
  • Hepatitis Awareness Week - Third week of October
  • Infection Control Week - Third week of October
  • International Healthcare Central Service/Sterile Processing Week - October 6-12, 2013 (2014 Date?-haven't found yet)
  • International Infection Prevention Week - October 19-25, 2014
  • National Case Management Week - October 12-18, 2014 (Second Full Week of October)
  • National Dialysis Technician Recognition Week - October 13-17, 2014 
  • National Health Education Week - Third week of October
  • National Healthcare Facilities & Engineering Week - October 19-25, 2014
  • National Healthcare Food Service Workers Week - October 6-12, 2014 
  • National Healthcare Quality Week - October 19-25, 2014 (Third Full Week of October)
  • National Healthcare Resource & Materials Management Week - October 5-11, 2014 (First Full Week of October)
  • National Healthcare Supply Chain Week - October 6-13, 2014
  • National Hospital & Health System Pharmacy Week - October 19-25, 2014 
  • National Massage Therapy Awareness Week - October 19-25, 2014 (Last Full Week in October)
  • National Medical Assistants Recognition Week - October 20-24, 2014
  • National Midwifery Week - October 5-11, 2014 (Sunday to Saturday During the First Full Week of October)
  • National Nuclear Science Week - October 20-24, 2014
  • National Pharmacy Technician Week  - Second to last week of October
  • National Physician Assistants Week - October  6-12
  • National Red Ribbon Week - October 23-31
  • National Respiratory Care Week - October 19-25, 2014 (Last Full Week of October)
  • National School Bus Safety Week - October 20-24, 2014
  • Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging Week - October 5-11, 2014 (First Full Week of October)
  • Pastoral Care Week - October 19-25, 2014 
  • Pediatric Nursing Week - October 6-12

October 2014 Daily Holidays:

  • International Day of Older Persons - October 1
  • World Cerebral Palsy Day - October 1, 2014 (First Wednesday in October)
  • Child Health Day - October 6, 2014 (First Monday in October)
  • Stop America's Violence Everywhere (SAVE) Today - October 8, 2014 (Second Wednesday in October)
  • World Sight Day - October 9, 2014 (Second Thursday in October)
  • National Depression Screening Day - October 10, 2014
  • World Arthritis Day - October 12, 2014
  • International Stuttering Awareness Day - October 22, 2014
  • Lung Health Day - October 22, 2014
  • Lock Your Meds Day - October 27, 2014
  • World Psoriasis Day - October 29, 2014


November Health Holidays

November Monthly Holidays:

  • Addiction Awareness Month
  • American Diabetes Month
  • Child Safety and Prevention Month
  • COPD Awareness Month
  • Diabetic Eye Disease Month
  • Gluten Free Diet Awareness Month
  • Good Nutrition Month
  • Great American Smokeout Month
  • International COPD Awareness Month
  • Lung Cancer Awareness Month
  • MADD's Tie One on For Safety Holiday Campaign
  • National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month
  • National Bladder Health Awareness Month
  • National Child Mental Health Month
  • National Diabetes Awareness Month
  • National Epilepsy Awareness Month
  • National Family Caregivers Month
  • National Healthy Skin Month
  • National Home Care Month
  • National Hospice Palliative Care Month
  • National Impotency Month
  • National Long Term Care Awareness Month
  • National Marrow Awareness Month
  • National Medical Science Liason (MSL) Awareness
  • National Sexual Health Month
  • National Stomach Cancer Awareness Month
  • Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month
  • PPSI AIDS Awareness Month
  • Prematurity Awareness Month
  • PTA Healthy Lifestyles Month
  • Tie One on For Safety Campaign - November 21 - January 1


November 2014 Weekly Holidays: 

  • Emerging Nurse Leader Week - November 2-8, 2014
  • Family Caregiver Week - Last week of November
  • Medical Surgical Nurses Week - November 1-7, 2014
  • Mental Health Wellness Week - November 9-15, 2014
  • National Allied Health Professions Week - November 3-9, 2014
  • National Diabetes Education Week - November 2-8, 2014
  • National Healthcare Patient Transportation Week - November 2-8, 2014
  • National Home Care Aide Week - November 9-15, 2014
  • National Medical Staff Services Awareness Week - November 2-8, 2014
  • National Radiologic Technology Week - November 2-8, 2014
  • Operating Room Nurse Awareness Week - Third week of November
  • Patient Blood Management Awareness Week - November 3-7, 2014
  • Urology Nurses and Associates Week - November 1-7

November 2014 Daily Holidays:

  • World Pneumonia Day - November 12
  • World Diabetes Day - November 14
  • World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Day - November 16
  • World Prematurity Awareness Day - November 17
  • Great American Smokeout - November 20, 2014 (Third Thursday in November)
  • National Family Health History Day - November 27, 2014 (always on Thanksgiving Day)
  • International Survivors of Suicide Day - November 23
  • International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women - November 25
  • National Flossing Day - November 28, 2014 (Day After Thanksgiving)


December Health Holidays

December Monthly Holidays:

  • Colorectal Cancer Education and Awareness Month
  • International AIDS Awareness Month
  • National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month
  • Safe Toys and Celebrations Month
  • Safe Toys and Gifts Month
  • Take a New Year's Resolution to Stop Smoking (TANYRSS)
  • Tie One on for Safety Campaign
  • Universal Human Rights Month
  • World AIDS Month
  • Worldwide Food Service Safety Month

December 2014 Weekly Holidays: (will be updated to 2014 dates shortly!)

  • National Hand Washing Awareness Week - December 7-13, 2014 (First Full Week of December)
  • National Influenza Vaccination Week - December 7-13, 2014 (First Full Week of December)
  • National Older Driver Safety Awareness Week - December 1-5, 2014

December 2014 Daily Holidays: 

  • World AIDS Day - December 1
  • International Day of Persons with Disabilities - December 3
  • International Volunteers Day - December 5 (United Nations Volunteers)
  • Human Rights Day - December 10 (United Nations Human Rights)
  • National 12 Hour Fresh Breath Day - December 12




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