Some awareness days and weeks vary from year to year please consult the web site given for accurate dates

JANUARY

National Glaucoma Awareness Month
Prevent Blindness America
www.preventblindnes.org

National Eye Care Month
www.preventblindness.org/news/observe.html

March of Dimes Birth Defects Prevention Month
March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
www.modimes.org

Cervical Health Awareness Month
www.nccc-online.org/awareness.html

Employee Health and Fitness Month
National Association for Health and Fitness
www.physicalfitness.org/nehf.html

FEBRUARY

American Heart Month
American Heart Association
www.americanheart.org

National Children’s Dental Health Month
www.ada.org

National Wear Red Day
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Health Information Center
www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/hearttruth

MARCH

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
www.preventcancer.org/colorectal

National Kidney Month
National Kidney Foundation
www.kidney.org

Workplace Eye Health and Safety Month
Prevent Blindness America
www.preventblindness.org

National Nutrition Month
American Dietetic Association
www.eatright.org

National Collegiate Health and Wellness Week (1st week)
www.bacchusgamma.org

National Poison Prevention Week (3rd week)
www.poisonprevention.org/poison.htm

APRIL

National Minority Health Month
www.minorityhealth.hhs.gov

National Cancer Control Month
American Cancer Society
www.cancer.org

Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Awareness Month
American Social Health Association
www.ashastd.org

World Health Day (1st Sunday)
www.thebody.com

Alcohol Awareness Month
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence
www.ncadd.org

National Youth Sports Safety Month
National Youth Sports Safety Foundation, Inc.
www.nyssf.org

National Infant Immunization Week
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
www.cdc.gov/vaccines/events/niiw/index.html
www.cdc.gov/vaccines/events/niiw/activities.html

Child Abuse Prevention Month
National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse
www.childabuse.org
-and-
Child Welfare Information Gateway
www.childwelfare.gov

MAY

Mother’s Day (2nd Sunday)
Women’s Health Week (Begins on Mother’s Day)
www.womenshealth.gov/WHW/

Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month
Allergy and Asthma Network
www.aanma.org

National High Blood Pressure Month
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Information Center
www.nhlbi.nih.gov

Stroke Awareness Month
National Stroke Association
www.stroke.org
-or-
American Heart Association
www.americanheart.org

National Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month
American Academy of Dermatology
www.aad.org

National Mental Health Month
Mental Health America
www.nmha.org

National Osteoporosis Prevention Month
National Osteoporosis Foundation
www.nof.org

Hepatitis Awareness Month
Hepatitis Foundation International
www.hepfi.org

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports
www.fitness.gov

National Arthritis Month
Arthritis Foundation
www.arthritis.org

Older Americans Month
Administration on Aging – USDHHS
www.aoa.gov

National Senior Health and Fitness Day (4th Sunday)
Mature Market Resource Center
www.fitnessday.com

JUNE

Father’s Day (3rd Sunday)
Men’s Health Month
www.menshealthmonth.org

Men’s Health Week (state observances)
www.menshealthweek.org

International Men’s Health Week
(Supported by Men’s Health Network)
www.imhw.org
www.internationalmenshealthweek.org

National Safety Month
American Society of Safety Engineers
www.asse.org

National Headache Awareness Week (2nd week)
National Headache Foundation
www.headaches.org

JULY

Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month
Arthritis Foundation
www.arthritis.org

AUGUST

Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month
Prevent Blindness America
www.preventblindness.org

SEPTEMBER

Prostate Health Month
Men’s Health Network
www.menshealthnetwork.org

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
Men’s Health Network
www.prostatehealthguide.com
- or -
Prostate Cancer Roundtable
www.prostatecancerroundtable.net

National Cholesterol Education Month
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Information Center
www.nhlbi.nih.gov
- or -
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
www.cdc.gov/cholesterol/cholesterol_education_month.htm

Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month
Leukemia Society of America
www.leukemia.org

National Cholesterol Education Awareness Month
www.nhlbi.nih.gov/nhlbi/nhlbi.htm

National Sickle Cell Awareness Month
Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Inc.
www.sicklecelldisease.org

National Farm Safety and Health Week
National Safety Council
www.nsc.org

Prostate Cancer Awareness Week
Men’s Health Network
www.menshealthnetwork.org

Baby Safety Awareness Month
Juvenile Product Manufacturers Association
www.jpma.org

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
National Ovarian Cancer Resource Center
www.ovarian.org

OCTOBER

Make a Difference Day (celebrating people helping people)
The Points of Light Foundation
www.pointsoflight.org

National Family Health Month
American Academy of Family Physicians
www.aafp.org

Healthy Choice American Heart Walk
American Heart Association
www.americanheart.org

Healthy Lung Month
American Lung Association
www.lungusa.org

National Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness Month (SIDS)
First Candle
www.firstcandle.org

National Depression and Mental Health Month / Depression Screening Day
National Mental Illness Screening Project
www.nmisp.org
www.nmisp.org/depression.htm

National Mental Illness Awareness Week
American Psychiatric Association
www.psych.org

World Mental Health Day
World Federation for Mental Health
www.wfmh.com

National Dental Hygiene Month
American Dental Hygienists Association
www.adha.org

Lupus Awareness Month
Lupus Foundation of America
www.lupus.org

Child Health Month / Campaign for Healthier Babies Month
American Academy of Pediatrics
www.aap.org
- or -
March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
www.modimes.org

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
www.komen.org
-or-
National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Information Service
cancernet.nci.nih.gov
-or-
American Cancer Society
www.cancer.org

NOVEMBER

Impotence Education Month
http://www.urologyhealth.org/urology/index.cfm?article=60

National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month
Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association
www.alz.org

National Diabetes Month
American Diabetes Association
www.diabetes.org
- or -
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
www.cdc.gov/diabetes

National Epilepsy Awareness Month
Epilepsy Foundation of America
www.efa.org

Great American Smokeout
American Cancer Society
www.cancer.org

DECEMBER

World AIDS Day (December 1)
American Association for World Health
www.thebody.com

National Influenza Vaccination Week
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
www.cdc.gov/flu/NIVW