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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 awareness and education.
June Observances 2005
Info Aphasia Awareness Month, National 1-30 1-30 1-30 1-30 click ASK Day, National (1st day of summer) 21 21 21 21 click Cancer Survivor's Day, National (1st Sunday) 5 4 3 1 click Career Nurse Assistants Day (2nd Thursday) 9 8 14 10 click Dystonia Awareness Week (1st Saturday + 8 days) 4-11 3-10 2-9 7-14 click Eye Safety Awareness Week (9 days including July 5) 27-Jul 5 27-Jul 5 27-Jul 5 27-Jul 5 click Fireworks Safety Month Jun 1 - Jul 4 Jun 1 - Jul 4 Jun 1 - Jul 4 Jun 1 - Jul 4 click Headache Awareness Week, National (1st week) 5-11 4-10 3-9 1-7 click Helen Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness Week (week including 27th) 26-Jul 2 25-Jul 1 24-30 22-28 click Hernia Awareness Month 1-30 1-30 1-30 1-30 HIV Testing Day, National 27 27 27 27 click Home Safety Month 1-30 1-30 1-30 1-30 click Light the Night for Sight May - July May - July May - July May - July click Men’s Health Week, National (2nd Monday) 13-19 12-18 11-17 9-15 click Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month 1-30 1-30 1-30 1-30 click Safety Month, National 1-30 1-30 1-30 1-30 click Scleroderma Awareness Month, National 1-30 1-30 1-30 1-30 click Sobriety Checkpoint Week, National 30 - Jul 4 30 - Jul 4 30 - Jul 4 30 - Jul 4 click Vision Research Month 1-30 1-30 1-30 1-30 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.