Awareness Calendar

2016 Calendar

January Cervical Health Awareness Month
National Birth Defects Prevention
National Glaucoma Awareness Month
National Radon Action Month
Thyroid Awareness Month
National Winter Sports TBI Awareness Month
National Folic Acid Awareness Week (second week of January)
February American Heart Month
AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month
National Children’s Dental Health Month
International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month
African Heritage & Health Week (first week of February)
Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week (February 7-14)
Condom Week (week of Valentine’s Day)
Eating Disorders Awareness Week (last week of February)
National “Wear Red” Day (first Friday of February)
March National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
National Endometriosis Awareness Month
National Kidney Month
Multiple Sclerosis Education Month (promoted by the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation and others)
National Nutrition Month
Save Your Vision Month
Sleep Awareness Month (promoted by the National Sleep Foundation)
Trisomy Awareness Month
Workplace Eye Wellness Month
Patient Safety Awareness Week (first full week of March)
National Sleep Awareness Week (the week before daylight savings switch)
Brain Awareness Week (second full week of March)
National Poison Prevention Week (third full week of March)
April Alcohol Awareness Month
National Autism Awareness Month
National Child Abuse Prevention Month
National Donate Life Month
National Facial Protection Month
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Month
National Minority Health Month
Occupational Therapy Month
National Sarcoidosis Awareness Month
STI Awareness Month
Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month
Sports Eye Safety Awareness Month
Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month
National Public Health Week (first full week of April)
Minority Cancer Awareness Week (second full week of April)
National Infertility Awareness Week (last full week of April)
Every Kid Healthy Week (last full week of April)
World Immunization Week (last week of April)
National Infant Immunization Week (generally last week of April)
Air Quality Awareness Week (last week of April)
May American Stroke Awareness Month (promoted by the National Stroke Association)
Arthritis Awareness Month
National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month
Better Hearing and Speech Month
National Celiac Disease Awareness Month
Children’s Mental Health Week
Clean Air Month
Global Employee Health and Fitness Month
Healthy Vision Month
Hepatitis Awareness Month
Lupus Awareness Month (promoted by the Lupus Foundation of America)
National Mediterranean Diet Month
Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month
Mental Health Month
National High Blood Pressure Education Month
Older Americans Month
National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month
Preecalmpsia Awareness Month
Ultraviolet Awareness Month
Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week (first full week of May)
Food Allergy Awareness Week (second full week of May)
National Women’s Health Week (begins on Mother’s Day)
National Alcohol- and Other Drug-Related Birth Defects Awareness Week (begins on Mother’s Day)
National Neuropathy Awareness Week (second full week of May)
National Senior Health Fitness Day (last Wednesday of May)
June Cataract Awareness Month
Fireworks Safety Month (through July 4)
Hernia Awareness Month
Men’s Health Month
Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month
National Aphasia Awareness Month
National Congenital Cytomegalovirus Awareness Month
National Safety Month
National Scleroderma Awareness Month
Scoliosis Awareness Month (promoted by National Scoliosis Foundation and others)
Helen Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness Week
Men’s Health Week (second week of June)
National Cancer Survivors Day (first Sunday of June)
July Cord Blood Awareness Month
International Group B Strep Throat Awareness Month
Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month
National Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness & Prevention Month
August Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month
National Breastfeeding Month
National Immunization Awareness Month
Psoriasis Awareness Month
World Breastfeeding Week (first week of August)
National Health Center Week (second full week of August)
September National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
National Food Safety Education Month
Fruit and Veggies-More Matters Month
Healthy Aging Month
National ITP Awareness Month
Blood Cancer Awareness Month (promoted by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society)
National Cholesterol Education Month
Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
National Pediculosis Prevention Month/Head Lice Prevention Month
Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
National Recovery Month
National Sickle Cell Month
National Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month
National Yoga Awareness Month
Newborn Screening Awarenss Month
Whole Grains Month
World Alzheimer’s Month
Sepsis Awareness Month
National Suicide Prevention Week
World Suicide Prevention Day (10)
World Sepsis Day (13)
October National Breast Cancer Awareness
National Down Syndrome Awareness Month
Eye Injury Prevention Month
Health Literacy Month
Healthy Lung Month
Home Eye Safety Month
National Physical Therapy Month
SIDS Awareness Month
Spina Bifida Awareness Month (promoted by the Spina Bifida Association)
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Mental Illness Awareness Week (first full week of October)
Bone and Joint Health National Awareness Week (12-20)
National Health Education Week (third full week of October)
International Infection Prevention Week (third full week of October)
Respiratory Care Week (last full week of October)
Red Ribbon Week (last week of October)
World Mental Health Day (10)
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day (15)
November National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month
American Diabetes Month
COPD Awareness Month
Diabetic Eye Disease Month
National Family Caregivers Month
National Healthy Skin Month
National Hospice Palliative Care Month
Lung Cancer Awareness Month
Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month
National Stomach Cancer Awareness Month
Prematurity Awareness Month
GERD Awareness Week (Thanksgiving week)
Great American Smokeout (third Thursday of November)
World Prematurity Day (17)
December Safe Toys and Gifts Month
National Influenza Vaccination Week (first full week of December)
World AIDS Day (1)
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