"Change is not made without inconvenience, even from worse to better."
(Richard Hooker, 1554-1600, English theologian)
Health Observances & Healthcare Recognition Dates
This is a current monthly calendar of annual health observances and recognition dates for healthcare. Health observances are days, weeks, or months devoted to promoting particular health concerns. This information will come in handy for community relations programs as well as employee appreciation events. Health professionals, teachers, hospital staff and community groups can use these special times to sponsor health promotion events, stimulate awareness of health risks or focus on disease prevention. Materials available from sponsoring organizations range from a single flyer to packets of promotional materials. To obtain materials, click the link in the "Info Here" column on the right. If you are looking for particular items not listed in this month, please click on the month that you are looking for in the index below. We hope you enjoy planning your year of health care.
August Observances 2005
Info Cataract Awareness Month 1-31 1-31 1-31 1-31 click Children's Eye Health & Safety Month 1-31 1-31 1-31 1-31 click Eye Injury Prevention Month 1-31 1-31 1-31 1-31 click Health Center Week, National (2nd week) 7-12 6-12 5-11 10-16 click Health Unit Coordinator Day 23 23 23 23 click Immunization Awareness Month, National 1-31 1-31 1-31 1-31 click Medic Alert Month 1-31 1-31 1-31 1-31 click Minority Donor Awareness Day, National 1 1 1 1 click National Night Out: America's Night Out Against Crime (1st Tuesday) 2 1 7 5 click Pain Awareness Month, National 1-31 1-31 1-31 1-31 click Psoriasis Awareness Month 1-31 1-31 1-31 1-31 click Responsible Gaming Education Week (1st 5-day week starting on Monday) 1-5 7-11 6-10 4-8 click Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month 1-31 1-31 1-31 1-31 click World Breastfeeding Week (always same dates) 1-7 1-7 1-7 1-7 click
Please Note: To find dates associated with other months, please click on the month you seek below:
If you know the name of the health observance, or even part of the name, but you do not know what month it is in, you may wish to either use our Alphabetized List or the search engine below.