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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.
July Observances 2005
Info Eye Injury Prevention Month 1-31 1-31 1-31 1-31 click Fireworks Safety Month (through July 4) Jun 1 - Jul 4 Jun 1 - Jul 4 Jun 1 - Jul 4 Jun 1 - Jul 4 click Hemochromatosis Screening Awareness Month 1-31 1-31 1-31 1-31 click Hospitality House Week (4th Sunday) 24-30 23-29 22-28 27-Aug 2 click International Group B Strep Awareness Month 1-31 1-31 1-31 1-31 click International Massage Week (3rd Sunday) 17-23 16-22 15-21 20-26 click Light the Night for Sight May-July May-July May-July May-July click Sobriety Checkpoint Week, National 30 - Jul 4 30 - Jul 4 30 - Jul 4 30 - Jul 4 click Therapeutic Recreation Week, National (2nd Sunday) 10-16 9-15 8-14 13-19 click UV Safety Month 1-31 1-31 1-31 1-31 click or 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.