Monthly Health Observances

January 2023

Thyroid Awareness Month

National Glaucoma Awareness Month

National Birth Defects Awareness Month

Cervical Health Awareness Month

Stalking Awareness Month

Radon Awareness Month

National Blood Donor Month

Days to Note:

World Leprosy DayJanuary 30

February 2023


American Heart Month

Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) / Low Vision Awareness Month

International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month

National Cancer Prevention Month

National Children’s Dental Health Month

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Weeks to Note:

Congenital Heart Defect Awareness WeekFebruary 7 – 14

Heart Failure Awareness WeekFebruary 12 – 20

Sepsis Survivor WeekFebruary 14 – 20

National Condom WeekFebruary 14 – 21

National Eating Disorder Awareness WeekFebruary 21 – 27

Days to Note:

World Cancer DayFebruary 4

National Wear Red Day; February 4

Give Kids A Smile ® Day; February 5

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness DayFebruary 7

Toothache DayFebruary 9

National Donor DayFebruary 14

National Heart Valve Disease Awareness DayFebruary 22

Rare Disease Day 2023February 28

March 2023

Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month

Multiple Sclerosis Education and Awareness Month

Myeloma Action Month

National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

National Endometriosis Awareness Month

National Kidney Month

National Nutrition Month

National Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month

Save Your Vision Month

Trisomy Awareness Month

Workplace Eye Wellness Month

Weeks to Note:

National Pulmonary Rehabilitation WeekMarch 8 – 14

Patient Safety Awareness WeekMarch 13 – 19

National Sleep Awareness WeekMarch 14 – 20

National Poison Prevention WeekMarch 14 – 20

Brain Awareness WeekMarch 14 – 20

National Drug and Alcohol Facts WeekMarch 21 – 27

Days to Note:

World Birth Defects DayMarch 3

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness DayMarch 10

World Kidney Day 2023March 10

World Sleep DayMarch 18

National Native American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day; March 20

World Oral Health DayMarch 20

World Down Syndrome DayMarch 21

World Tuberculosis DayMarch 24

American Diabetes Alert DayMarch 26

Epilepsy Awareness – Purple DayMarch 26

National Doctors’ DayMarch 30

April 2023

Alcohol Awareness Month

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month

Medicaid Awareness Month

National Autism Awareness Month

National Cancer Control Month

National Donate Life Month

National Facial Protection Month

National Interprofessional Healthcare Month

National Minority Health Month

National Sarcoidosis Awareness Month

Occupational Therapy Month

Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Parkinson’s Awareness Month

Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month

STI Awareness Month

Stress Awareness Month

Testicular Cancer Awareness Month

National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Weeks to Note:

National Public Health Week – Healthiest Nation 2023April 1 – 7

Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness WeekApril 11 – 16

National Pediatric Transplant WeekApril 18 – 24

Pediatric Sepsis WeekApril 18 – 24

National Infertility Awareness WeekApril 21 – 27

World Immunization WeekApril 22 – 28

Every Kid Healthy WeekApril 25 – 29

Patient Experience WeekApril 25 – 29

National Infant Immunization WeekApril 26 – May 2

Days to Note:

World Autism Awareness DayApril 2

World Health Day 2023April 7

National Youth HIV and AIDS Awareness DayApril 10

National Prescription Drug Take Back DayApril 15

Annual National Healthcare Decisions DayApril 16

World Hemophilia DayApril 17

World Meningitis DayApril 24

DNA Day 2023April 25

World Malaria Day 2023April 25

World Day for Safety and Health at WorkApril 28


May 2023

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 WeekMay 1 – 7

National Physical Education and Sport WeekMay 1 – 7

North American Occupational Safety and Health WeekMay 2 – 8

Air Quality Awareness WeekMay 3 – 7

National Nurses WeekMay 6 – 12

National Hospital WeekMay 9 – 15

Maternal Sepsis WeekMay 9 – 15

Food Allergy Awareness WeekMay 9 – 15

National Women’s Health WeekMay 9 – 15

National Stuttering Awareness WeekMay 10 – 15

Days to Note:

World Asthma DayMay 4

World Hand Hygiene DayMay 5

International No Diet DayMay 6

Children’s Mental Health Awareness DayMay 7

National Cornelia de Lange Syndrome AwarenessMay 8

World Red Cross and Red Crescent DayMay 8

National Student Nurses DayMay 8

National School Nurse DayMay 11

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome DayMay 12

International Nurses DayMay 12

World AIDS Vaccine Day 2023May 18

HIV Vaccine Awareness Day; May 18

National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness DayMay 19

World Autoimmune/Auto-inflammatory Arthritis DayMay 20

Don’t Fry DayMay 21

National Senior Health & Fitness DayMay 27

World No Tobacco DayMay 31


June 2023

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 2023

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 2023

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 2023

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 2023

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 21

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 2023

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 2023November 17

Great American SmokeoutNovember 19

National Family Health History DayNovember 25

December 2023

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