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Annual Healthcare Observances

Annual Healthcare Observances

January

Month-Long
  • Cervical Cancer Screening Month
  • Cervical Health Awareness Month
Week-Long
  • Healthy Weight Week
  • Medical Group Practice Week

February

Month-Long
  • Heart Month
Week-Long
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation Week
  • Eating Disorders Awareness Week
Days
  • Wear Red Day

March

Month-Long
  • Athletic Training Month
  • Brain Injury Awareness Month
  • Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
  • Kidney Month
  • Nutrition Month
  • Professional Social Work Month
Week-Long
  • Patient Safety Awareness Week
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week
Days
  • Registered Dietitian Day
  • Diabetes Alert Day
  • Doctors' Day

April

Month-Long
  • Autism Awareness Month
  • Humor Month
  • Minority Health Month
  • Occupational Therapy Month
Week-Long
  • Healthcare Volunteer Week
  • Cancer Registrars Week
  • Healthcare Administrative Professionals Week

May

Month-Long
  • Arthritis Awareness Month
  • Better Hearing and Speech Month
  • Critical Care Awareness and Recognition Month
  • Hepatitis Awareness Month
  • High Blood Pressure Education Month
  • Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month
  • Mental Health Month
  • Older Americans Month
  • Oncology Nursing Month
  • Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month
  • Physical Fitness and Sports Month
  • Stroke Awareness Month
  • Stroke Month
  • Trauma Awareness Month
Week-Long
  • Occupational Safety & Health Week
  • Nurses Week
  • Hospital Week
  • Nursing Home Week
  • Emergency Medical Services Week
Days
  • Melanoma Monday
  • School Nurse Day
  • Employee Health and Fitness Day
  • Senior Health and Fitness Day

June

Month-Long
  • Men's Health Month
Week-Long
  • Headache Awareness Week
  • Sun Safety Week
  • Vascular Nursing Week
  • Nursing Assistants Week
Days
  • Cancer Survivor Day

July

Month-Long
  • Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month
Days
  • Dental Awareness Day

August

Month-Long
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy Month
Week-Long
  • Health Center Week
Days
  • Kids Day

September

Month-Long
  • Baby Safety Month
  • Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month
  • Healthy Aging Month
  • Leukemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma Awareness Month
  • Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
  • STEPtember
  • Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month
Week-Long
  • Healthcare Environmental Services and Housekeeping Week
  • Prostate Cancer Awareness Week
  • Rehabilitation Awareness Celebration
Days
  • Family Health & Fitness Day
  • Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day
  • Women's Health & Fitness Day

October

Month-Long
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • Health Literacy Month
  • Healthy Lung Month
  • Liver Awareness Month
  • Pharmacists Month
  • Physical Therapy Month
  • Talk about Prescriptions Month
Week-Long
  • Healthcare Foodservice Workers Week
  • Physician Assistants Week
  • Case Management Week
  • Pediatric Nurses Week
  • Emergency Nurses Week
  • Infection Prevention Week
Days
  • Mammography Day
  • Lung Health Day
  • Lock Your Meds Day

November

Month-Long
  • Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month
  • Diabetes Month
  • Family Caregivers Month
  • Healthy Skin Month
  • Home Care Month
  • Hospice Month
  • Lung Cancer Awareness Month
  • Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month
Week-Long
  • Diabetes Education Week
Days
  • Family Volunteer Day

December

Month-Long Safe Toys and Celebrations Month