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


National Glaucoma Awareness Month
Prevent Blindness America

National Eye Care Month

March of Dimes Birth Defects Prevention Month
March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation

Cervical Health Awareness Month

Employee Health and Fitness Month
National Association for Health and Fitness


American Heart Month
American Heart Association

National Children’s Dental Health Month

National Wear Red Day
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Health Information Center


Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

National Kidney Month
National Kidney Foundation

Workplace Eye Health and Safety Month
Prevent Blindness America

National Nutrition Month
American Dietetic Association

National Collegiate Health and Wellness Week (1st week)

National Poison Prevention Week (3rd week)


National Minority Health Month

National Cancer Control Month
American Cancer Society

Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Awareness Month
American Social Health Association

World Health Day (1st Sunday)

Alcohol Awareness Month
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence

National Youth Sports Safety Month
National Youth Sports Safety Foundation, Inc.

National Infant Immunization Week
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Child Abuse Prevention Month
National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse
Child Welfare Information Gateway


Mother’s Day (2nd Sunday)
Women’s Health Week (Begins on Mother’s Day)

Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month
Allergy and Asthma Network

National High Blood Pressure Month
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Information Center

Stroke Awareness Month
National Stroke Association
American Heart Association

National Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month
American Academy of Dermatology

National Mental Health Month
Mental Health America

National Osteoporosis Prevention Month
National Osteoporosis Foundation

Hepatitis Awareness Month
Hepatitis Foundation International

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports

National Arthritis Month
Arthritis Foundation

Older Americans Month
Administration on Aging – USDHHS

National Senior Health and Fitness Day (4th Sunday)
Mature Market Resource Center


Father’s Day (3rd Sunday)
Men’s Health Month

Men’s Health Week (state observances)

International Men’s Health Week
(Supported by Men’s Health Network)

National Safety Month
American Society of Safety Engineers

National Headache Awareness Week (2nd week)
National Headache Foundation


Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month
Arthritis Foundation


Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month
Prevent Blindness America


Prostate Health Month
Men’s Health Network

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
Men’s Health Network
– or –
Prostate Cancer Roundtable

National Cholesterol Education Month
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Information Center
– or –
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month
Leukemia Society of America

National Cholesterol Education Awareness Month

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

National Farm Safety and Health Week
National Safety Council

Prostate Cancer Awareness Week
Men’s Health Network

Baby Safety Awareness Month
Juvenile Product Manufacturers Association

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
National Ovarian Cancer Resource Center


Make a Difference Day (celebrating people helping people)
The Points of Light Foundation

National Family Health Month
American Academy of Family Physicians

Healthy Choice American Heart Walk
American Heart Association

Healthy Lung Month
American Lung Association

National Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness Month (SIDS)
First Candle

National Depression and Mental Health Month / Depression Screening Day
National Mental Illness Screening Project

National Mental Illness Awareness Week
American Psychiatric Association

World Mental Health Day
World Federation for Mental Health

National Dental Hygiene Month
American Dental Hygienists Association

Lupus Awareness Month
Lupus Foundation of America

Child Health Month / Campaign for Healthier Babies Month
American Academy of Pediatrics
– or –
March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Information Service
American Cancer Society


Impotence Education Month

National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month
Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association

National Diabetes Month
American Diabetes Association
– or –
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

National Epilepsy Awareness Month
Epilepsy Foundation of America

Great American Smokeout
American Cancer Society


World AIDS Day (December 1)
American Association for World Health

National Influenza Vaccination Week
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention