2013 National Health Observances At-A-Glance

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Keep your wellness programs updated and your employees interested with this list of popular health observances for 2013.

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For a full download of each month with links & recouces click here: 2013 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 (6-12)

FEBRUARY

  •  AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month
  •  Heart Month
  •  International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month
  •  Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
  •  National Children’s Dental Health Month
  •  Give Kids a Smile Day (1)
  •  National Wear Red Day (1)
  •  Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week (7-14)
  •  National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (7)
  •  National Donor Day (14)

 MARCH

  • National Endometriosis Awareness Month
  • National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Nutrition Month®
  • Save Your Vision Month
  • Trisomy Awareness Month
  • Workplace Eye Wellness Month
  • Flood Safety Awareness Week (18-22)
  • National Sleep Awareness Week® (3-10)
  • National School Breakfast Week (4-8)
  • World Kidney Day (14)
  • Brain Awareness Week (11-17)
  • National Poison Prevention Week (17-23)
  • National Tsunami Preparedness Week (24-31)
  • National Youth Violence Prevention Week (18-22)
  • World Tuberculosis Day (24)
  • American Diabetes Alert Day (26)

APRIL

  • Alcohol Awareness Month
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month
  • National Autism Awareness Month
  • National Child Abuse Prevention Month
  • National Distracted Driving Awareness Month
  • National Donate Life Month
  • National Facial Protection Month
  • National Minority Health Month
  • National Sarcoidosis Awareness Month
  • Occupational Therapy 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 (1-7)
  • National Alcohol Screening Day® (11)
  • National Infant Immunization Week (20-27)
  • National Infertility Awareness Week (21-27)
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month Day of Action (2)
  • World Meningitis Day (24)
  • Air Quality Awareness Week (April 29-May 3)

MAY

  • Arthritis Awareness Month
  • Better Hearing and Speech Month
  • Global Employee Health and Fitness Month
  • Healthy Vision Month
  • Hepatitis Awareness Month
  • National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month
  • National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month
  • Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month®
  • Mental Health Month
  • National Celiac Disease Awareness Month
  • National High Blood Pressure Education Month
  • Preeclampsia Awareness Month
  • Ultraviolet Awareness Month
  • UV Safety Month
  • North American Occupational Safety and Health Week (5-11)
  • Bike to School Day (8)
  • Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week (5-11)
  • Food Allergy Awareness Week (12-18)
  • HIV Vaccine Awareness Day (18)
  • National Alcohol- and Other Drug-related Birth Defects Week (13-19)
  • National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (19)
  • National Neuropathy Awareness Week (13-17)
  • National Stuttering Awareness Week (13-19)
  • World Autoimmune Arthritis Day (20)
  • Recreational Water Illness and Injury Prevention Week (21-27)
  • Heat Safety Awareness Day (24)
  • National Hurricane Preparedness Week (May 26-June 1)
  • National Senior Health and Fitness Day (29)

JUNE

  • Fireworks Safety Month (June 1-July 4)
  • Cataract Awareness Month
  • Men’s Health Month
  • National Aphasia Awareness Month
  • National Safety Month
  • National Scleroderma Awareness Month
  • National Congenital Cytomegalovirus Awareness Month
  • National Rip Current Awareness Week (2-8)
  • National Cancer Survivors Day (2)
  • Men’s Health Week (10-16)
  • World Sickle Cell Day (19)
  • National Lightning Safety Awareness Week (23-29)
  • National HIV Testing Day (27)

JULY

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

AUGUST

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

SEPTEMBER

  • Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
  • Fruit and Veggies – More Matters Month
  • Healthy Aging® Month
  • Infant Mortality Awareness Month
  • National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month
  • National Cholesterol Education Month
  • National Pediculosis Prevention Month/Head Lice Prevention Month
  • National Preparedness Month
  • National Recovery Month
  • National Sickle Cell Month
  • National Yoga Awareness Month
  • National ITP Awareness Month
  • Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
  • Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
  • Whole Grains Month
  • World Alzheimer’s Month
  • National Rehabilitation Awareness Celebration (15-21)
  • National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (27)
  • Sport Purple for Platelets Day (27)
  • National Celiac Disease Awareness Day (13)
  • National Farm Safety and Health Week (15-21)
  • Get Ready Day (18)
  • National School Backpack Awareness Day (18)
  • National Women’s Health and Fitness Day (25)
  • RAINN Day (27)
  • World Rabies Day (28)
  • Family Health and Fitness Day USA® (28)
  • World Heart Day (29)

OCTOBER

  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  • Eye Injury Prevention Month
  • Health Literacy Month
  • Home Eye Safety Month
  • National Bullying Prevention Month
  • National Down Syndrome Awareness Month
  • National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Medical Librarians Month
  • National Physical Therapy Month
  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness Month
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day (13)
  • National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (15)
  • International Infection Prevention Week (20-26)
  • Respiratory Care Week (20-26)
  • International Stuttering Awareness Day (22)
  • World Psoriasis Day (29)
  • Drive Safely Work Week (7-11)
  • Walk to School Day (9)
  • Mental Illness Awareness Week (7-13)
  • Bone and Joint Health National Action Week (12-20)
  • National Health Education Week (14-18)
  • 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 Family Caregiver’s Month
  • National Healthy Skin Month
  • National Hospice Palliative Care Month
  • National Stomach Cancer Awareness Month
  • Drowsy Driving Prevention Week (11-17)
  • Great American Smokeout (21)
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) Awareness Week (24-30)
  • International Survivors of Suicide Day (23)

DECEMBER

  • Safe Toys and Gifts Month
  • World AIDS Day (1)
  • National Handwashing Awareness Week (1-7)

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