2012 National Health Observances At-A-Glance

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Keep your wellness programs fresh and your employees engaged with this summary of all popular health observances for 2012.

 

For a full download of each month with links & resources click here: 2012 National Health Observances

JANUARY

  • Cervical Health Awareness Month
  • National Birth Defects Prevention Month
  • National Glaucoma Awareness Month
  • National Radon Action Month
  • Thyroid Awareness Month
  • National Folic Acid Awareness Week (8-14)

FEBRUARY

  • AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month
  • Heart Month
  • International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month
  • National Children's Dental Health Month
  • Give Kids a Smile Day (3)
  • National Wear Red Day (3)
  • Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week (7-14)
  • National Donor Day (14)

MARCH

  • National Endometriosis Awareness Month
  • National Nutrition Month®
  • Save Your Vision Month
  • Trisomy Awareness Month
  • Workplace Eye Wellness Month
  • National Sleep Awareness Week®
  • National School Breakfast Week (5-9)
  • World Kidney Day (8)
  • Brain Awareness Week (12-18)
  • National Poison Prevention Week (18-24)
  • World Tuberculosis Day (24)
  • National Tsunami Awareness Week (25-31)
  • American Diabetes Alert Day (27)

APRIL

  • Alcohol Awareness Month
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month
  • National Autism Awareness Month
  • National Distracted Driving Month
  • National Donate Life Month
  • National Facial Protection Month
  • National Minority Health Month
  • National Sarcoidosis Awareness Month
  • Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month
  • Sports Eye Safety Awareness Month
  • STI Awareness Month
  • Women's Eye Health and Safety Month
  • National Public Health Week (2-8)
  • National Alcohol Screening Day® (5)
  • World Health Day (7)
  • National Infant Immunization Wee k(21-28)
  • National Infertility Awareness Week (22-28)
  • World Meningitis Day (24)

MAY

  • Arthritis Awareness Month
  • Better Hearing and Speech Month
  • Employee Health and Fitness Month
  • Healthy Vision Month
  • Hepatitis Awareness Month
  • Lupus Awareness Month
  • Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month®
  • Mental Health Month
  • National Celiac Disease Awareness Month
  • National High Blood Pressure Education Month
  • National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month
  • Ultraviolet Awareness Month
  • Children's Mental Health Awareness Week (1-7)
  • North American Occupational Safety and Health Week (6-12)
  • National Stuttering Awareness Week (7-13)
  • Air Quality Awareness Week (7-11)
  • Food Allergy Awareness Week (13-19)
  • National Alcohol- and Other Drug-Related Birth Defects Week (13-19)
  • National Women's Health Week (13-19)
  • National Women's Check-Up Day (14)
  • HIV Vaccine Awareness Day
  • Heat Safety Awareness Day (25)
  • National Hurricane Preparedness Week (May 27-June 2)
  • National Senior Health & Fitness Day® (30)
  • World No Tobacco Day (31)

JUNE

  • Fireworks Safety Month (June 1-July 4)
  • Cataract Awareness Month
  • Home Safety Month
  • National Aphasia Awareness Month
  • National Congenital Cytomegalovirus Awareness Month
  • National Cancer Survivor's Day (3)
  • Men's Health Week (11-17)
  • World Sickle Cell Day (19)
  • National HIV Testing Day (27)

JULY

  • Fireworks Safety Month (June 1-July 4)
  • International Group B Strep Awareness Month
  • Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month
  • National Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness & Prevention Month
  • UV Safety Month
  • World Hepatitis Day (28)

AUGUST

  • Children's Eye Health and Safety Month
  • National Immunization Awareness Month
  • World Breastfeeding Week (1-7)

SEPTEMBER

  • Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
  • Fruit and Veggies – More Matters Month
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Awareness Month
  • National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month
  • National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
  • National Cholesterol Education Month
  • National Sickle Cell Month
  • Newborn Screening Awareness Month
  • Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
  • Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
  • Whole Grains Month
  • Healthy Aging® Month
  • National Celiac Disease Awareness Day (13)
  • National Farm Safety & Health Week (16-22)
  • National Rehabilitation Awareness Celebration Week (16-22)
  • Get Ready Day (18)
  • National School Backpack Awareness Day (19)
  • World Alzheimer's Day (21)
  • National Women's Health & Fitness Day™ (26)
  • RAINN Day (27)
  • World Rabies Day (28)
  • Family Health & Fitness Day USA® (29)
  • World Heart Day (29)

OCTOBER

  • Eye Injury Prevention Month
  • Health Literacy Month
  • Home Eye Safety Month
  • National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Bullying Prevention Month
  • National Down Syndrome Awareness Month
  • National Physical Therapy Month
  • Stop America's Violence Everywhere (SAVE) Today
  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness Month
  • Drive Safely Work Week (1-6)
  • Child Health Day (1)
  • Walk to School Day (3)
  • Mental Illness Awareness Week (7)
  • Bone and Joint Initiative National Action Week (12-20)
  • World Food Day (16)
  • International Stuttering Awareness Day (22)
  • Red Ribbon Week (23-31)

NOVEMBER

  • American Diabetes Month
  • COPD Awareness Month
  • Diabetic Eye Disease Month
  • Lung Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month
  • National Healthy Skin Month
  • National Hospice Palliative Care Month
  • National Stomach Cancer Awareness Month
  • Drowsy Driving Prevention Week (12-18)
  • Great American Smokeout (15)
  • National Survivors of Suicide Day (17)
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) Awareness Week (18-24)

DECEMBER

  • Safe Toys and Gifts Month
  • World AIDS Day (1)

 

 

Comments

Dolores M. Green Friday, 04 January 2013

When will the 2013 National Health Observance at a glance callender be posted. I find this information most valuable. We have all of the web sites. I use this information to distribute to our health ministry.
Thank you so much.

CFR Multimedia Friday, 04 January 2013

Hi Dolores,
We are happy you find this information so useful! The 2013 National Health Observances have now been posted. You should find them on the News & Blogs front page under latest entries.

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