Monthly Health Observances

May 2022

Arthritis Awareness Month
Better Hearing and Speech Month
Global Employee Health and Fitness Month
Hepatitis Awareness Month
Lupus Awareness Month
Mental Health Month
National Asthma & Allergy Awareness Month
National Celiac Disease Awareness Month
National High Blood Pressure Education Month
National Nurses Month
National Osteoporosis Month
National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
National Stroke Awareness Month
National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month
Older Americans Month
Preeclampsia Awareness Month
Skin Cancer Prevention and Awareness Month
Healthy Vision Month
Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month

Weeks to Note:
Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week; May 1 - 7
National Physical Education and Sport Week; May 1 - 7
North American Occupational Safety and Health Week; May 2 - 8
Air Quality Awareness Week; May 3 – 7
National Nurses Week; May 6 - 12
National Hospital Week; May 9 - 15
Maternal Sepsis Week; May 9 - 15
Food Allergy Awareness Week; May 9 - 15
National Women's Health Week; May 9 - 15
National Stuttering Awareness Week; May 10 - 15

Days to Note:
World Asthma Day; May 4
World Hand Hygiene Day; May 5
International No Diet Day; May 6
Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day; May 7
National Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Awareness; May 8
World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day; May 8
National Student Nurses Day; May 8
National School Nurse Day; May 11
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Day; May 12
International Nurses Day; May 12
World AIDS Vaccine Day 2022; May 18
HIV Vaccine Awareness Day; May 18
National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day; May 19
World Autoimmune/Auto-inflammatory Arthritis Day; May 20
Don't Fry Day; May 21
National Senior Health & Fitness Day; May 27
World No Tobacco Day; May 31

June 2022

Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month
Cataract Awareness Month
Men's Health Month
Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month
National Aphasia Awareness Month
National Congenital Cytomegalovirus Awareness Month
National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month
National Scleroderma Awareness Month
PTSD Awareness Month
Scoliosis Awareness Month

Weeks to Note:
Men's Health WeekJune 13 - 19
Helen Keller Def-Blind Awareness WeekJune 21 - 27

Days to Note:
National Cancer Survivors DayJune 6
World Brain Tumor DayJune 8
Family Health and Fitness DayJune 11
World Blood Donor DayJune 14
Autistic Pride DayJune 18
World Sickle Cell DayJune 19
World Vitiligo DayJune 25
National HIV Testing DayJune 27

July 2022

Cord Blood Awareness Month
Group B Strep Awareness Month
Healthy Vision Month
Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month
National Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness & Prevention Month
Sarcoma Awareness Month
UV Safety Month

Days to Note:
World Hepatitis DayJuly 28

August 2022

Children's Eye Health and Safety Month
Digestive Tract Paralysis Awareness Month
Gastroparesis Awareness Month
National Breastfeeding Month
National Immunization Awareness Month
Psoriasis Action Month
Summer Sun Safety Month

Weeks to Note:
World Breastfeeding WeekAugust 1 - 7
National Health Center WeekAugust 7 - 13
Contact Lens Health Week;August 19 - 23

Days to Note:
World Lung Cancer DayAugust 1
International Overdose Awareness DayAugust 31

September 2022

Blood Cancer Awareness Month
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
Food Safety Education Month
Healthy Aging ® Month
National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month
National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
National Cholesterol Education Month
National ITP (Platelet Disorder) Awareness Month
National Pediculosis Prevention Month/Head Lice Prevention Month
National Recovery Month
National Sickle Cell Month
National Yoga Awareness Month
Newborn Screening Awareness Month
Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
Pain Awareness Month
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Month
Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
Sepsis Awareness Month
Sexual Health Awareness Month
Sports Eye Safety Awareness Month
World Alzheimer's Month

Weeks to Note:
National Suicide Prevention WeekSeptember 5 - 11
National Folic Acid Awareness WeekSeptember 12-18
Malnutrition Awareness WeekSeptember 19 - 23
Global ITP Awareness WeekSeptember 20-24
Falls Prevention Awareness WeekSeptember 20-24
Fungal Disease Awareness WeekSeptember 20-24
National Rehabilitation Awareness WeekSeptember 20 - 26

Days to Note:
World Sexual Health DaySeptember 4
World Suicide Prevention DaySeptember 10
World Sepsis DaySeptember 13
National Celiac Disease Awareness DaySeptember 13
National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness DaySeptember 18
Get Ready for Flu DaySeptember 21
World Alzheimer’s DaySeptember 21
Sport Purple for Platelets DaySeptember 24
World Lung DaySeptember 25
Mesothelioma Awareness DaySeptember 26
World Rabies DaySeptember 28
National Women's Health and Fitness DaySeptember 29
World Heart Day; September 29

October 2022

Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Eye Injury Prevention Month
Health Literacy Month
Healthy Lung Month
Home Eye Safety Month
Medical Ultrasound Awareness Month
National ADHD Awareness Month
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
National Bullying Prevention Month
National Dental Hygiene Month
National Down Syndrome Awareness Month
National Physical Therapy Month
Prenatal-onset GBS Disease Recognition Month
Spina Bifida Awareness Month
Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month

Weeks to Note:
Mental Illness Awareness WeekOctober 3 - 9
National Primary Care WeekOctober 4 - 8
National PA WeekOctober 6 - 12
Bone and Joint Health Action WeekOctober 12 - 20
International Infection Prevention WeekOctober 17 - 23
National Healthcare Quality WeekOctober 17 - 23
National Health Education WeekOctober 18 - 22
Red Ribbon WeekOctober 23 - 31
Respiratory Care WeekOctober 24 - 30

Days to Note:
Child Health DayOctober 3
World Cerebral Palsy DayOctober 6
National Depression Screening DayOctober 7
World Mental Health DayOctober 10
International Day of the GirlOctober 11
Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness DayOctober 13
World Sight DayOctober 13
Global Handwashing DayOctober 15
National Latino AIDS Awareness DayOctober 15
World Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance DayOctober 15
World Food DayOctober 16
National Mammography DayOctober 18
World Pediatric Bone and Joint DayOctober 19
World Osteoporosis DayOctober 20
National Check Your Meds DayOctober 21
International Stuttering Awareness DayOctober 22
National Prescription Drug Take Back DayOctober 24
World Psoriasis DayOctober 29
World Hypophosphatasia DayOctober 30

November 2022

American Diabetes Month
Bladder Health Month
COPD Awareness Month
Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month
Lung Cancer Awareness Month
National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month
National Epilepsy Awareness Month
National Family Caregivers Month
National Healthy Skin Month
National Home Care & Hospice Month
National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month
Prematurity Awareness Month
Stomach Cancer Awareness Month

Weeks to Note:
National Diabetes Education WeekNovember 6 - 12
National Radiologic Technology WeekNovember 7-13
National Nurse Practitioner WeekNovember 13 - 19
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) Awareness WeekNovember 23 - 29

Days to Note:
National Diabetes Heart Connection DayNovember 9
World Pneumonia DayNovember 12
World Diabetes DayNovember 14
World Prematurity Day 2022November 17
Great American SmokeoutNovember 19
National Family Health History DayNovember 25

December 2022

National Safe Toys and Gifts Month

Weeks to Note:
National Handwashing Awareness WeekDecember 5 - 11
National Influenza Vaccination WeekDecember 5 - 11

Days to Note:
World AIDS DayDecember 1
International Day of Persons with DisabilityDecember 3