National Health Care Observances

2018


National Blood Donor Month
January 1-31, 2018

National Birth Defects Prevention Awareness Month
January 1-31, 2018

Cervical Cancer Screening Month
January 1-31, 2018

Cervical Health Awareness Month
January 1-31, 2018

National Glaucoma Awareness Month
January 1-31, 2018

Clap4Health
January 1-31, 2018

Radon Awareness Month
January 1-31, 2018

Healthy Weight Week 
January 15-19, 2018

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week 
January 22-28, 2018

IV Nurse Day
January 25, 2018


Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month
February 1-28, 2018

Children's Dental Health Month
February 1-28, 2018

National Condom Month
February 1-28, 2018

American Heart Month
February 1-28, 2018

Kids ENT Health Month
February 1-28, 2018

National Recreational Therapy Month
February 1-28, 2018

Wise Health Care Consumer Month
February 1-28, 2018

Burn Awareness Week
February 4-10, 2018

Perianesthesia Nurse Awareness Week
February 5-11, 2018

Cardiac Rehabilitation Week
February 11-17, 2018

Cardiovascular Professionals Week
February 11-17, 2018

Health Care HR Week
February 11-17, 2018

Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Staff Education Week
February 14-21, 2018

National Eating Disorders Awareness 
February 26-March 24, 2018

National Wear Red Day
February 2, 2018

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
February 7, 2018

World Day of the Sick
February 11, 2018

National Donor Day
February 14, 2018


National Athletic Training Month
March 1-31, 2018

Brain Injury Awareness Month
March 1-31, 2018

Child Life Month
March 1-31, 2018

National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
March 1-31, 2018

National MS Education and Awareness Month
March 1-31, 2018

National Kidney Month 
March 1-31, 2018

National Nutrition Month
March 1-31, 2018

National Professional Social Work Month
March 1-31, 2018

Save Your Vision Month 
March 1-31, 2018

Workplace Eye Wellness Month
March 1-31, 2018

Bone Marrow Failure Awareness Week
March 1-7, 2018

Dental Assistants Recognition Week
March 4-10, 2018

Health Care Human Resources Week
March 12-18, 2017

Patient Safety Awareness Week
March 11-17, 2018

National Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week
March 11-17, 2018

Brain Awareness Week
March 12-18, 2018

National Poison Prevention Week
March 18-24, 2018

LGBT Health Awareness Week
March 26-30, 2018

Baby Sleep Day
March 1, 2018

Birth Defects Day
March 3, 2018

World Kidney Day
March 8, 2018

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day
March 14, 2018

Tuberculosis Day
March 24, 2018

American Diabetes Association Alert Day 
March 27, 2018

National Doctors' Day
March 30, 2018


Alcohol Awareness Month
April 1-30, 2018

National Autism Awareness Month
April 1-30, 2018

National Defeat Diabetes Month
April 1-30, 2018

Distracted Driving Awareness Month
April 1-30, 2018

National Donate Life Month
April 1-30, 2018

National Facial Protection Month
April 1-30, 2018

Foot Health Awareness Month
April 1-30, 2018

National Humor Month
April 1-30, 2018

National Minority Health Month
April 1-30, 2018

Occupational Therapy Month
April 1-30, 2018

Rosacea Awareness Month
April 1-30, 2018

Sexually Transmitted Infections Awareness Month
April 1-30, 2018

Sports Eye Safety Month
April 1-30, 2018

Testicular Cancer Awareness Month
April 1-30, 2018

Women's Eye Health and Safety Month
April 1-30, 2018

National Public Health Week
April 2-8, 2018

Cancer Registrars Week
April 9-13, 2018

Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week
April 8-15, 2018

Neurodiagnostic Week
April 16-22, 2018

National Infant Immunization Week
April 21-28, 2018

National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week
April 22-28, 2018

National Volunteer Week
April 15-21, 2018

Patient Experience Week
April 23-27, 2018

Medical Fitness Week
April 23-29, 2018

National Alcohol Screening Day
April 5, 2018

World Health Day
April 7, 2018

National Healthcare Decisions Day
April 16, 2018

World Voice Day
April 16, 2018

World Hemophilia Day
April 17, 2018

Transplant Nurses Day
April 18, 2018

International Youth Service Day
April 20, 2018

International Noise Awareness Day
April 25, 2018

March for Babies Day
April 28-29, 2018


Arthritis Awareness Month
May 1-31, 2018

Asthma Awareness Month
May 1-31, 2018

Better Hearing and Speech Month
May 1-31, 2018

Better Sleep Month
May 1-31, 2018

Bike Month
May 1-31, 2018

National Critical Care Awareness and Recognition Month
May 1-31, 2018

Global Employee Health and Fitness Month
May 1-31, 2018

Health Vision Month
May 1-31, 2018

Hepatitis Awareness Month
May 1-31, 2018

National High Blood Pressure Education Month
May 1-31, 2018

Huntington's Disease Awareness Month
May 1-31, 2018

Lupus Awareness Month
May 1-31, 2018

Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month
May 1-31, 2018

Mental Health Month
May 1-31, 2018

Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month
May 1-31, 2018

Neurofibromatosis Awareness Month
May 1-31, 2018

Older Americans Month
May 1-31, 2018

Oncology Nursing Month
May 1-31, 2018

National Osteoporosis Month
May 1-31, 2018

National Run a Mile Days Month
May 1- through June 14, 2018

National Stroke Awareness Month
May 1-31, 2018

National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Awareness Month
May 1-31, 2018

Trauma Awareness Month
May 1-31, 2018

National Nurses Week
May 6-12, 2018

National Hospital Week 
May 6-12, 2018

National Women's Lung Health Week
May 6-12, 2018

National Nursing Home Week
May 13-19, 2018

National Stuttering Awareness Week
May 14-20, 2018

National Food Allergy Awareness Week
May 13-19, 2018

National Medical Transcriptionist Week
May 13-19, 2018

Neuroscience Nurses Week
May 13-19, 2018

Melanoma Monday
May 7, 2018

World Asthma Day
May 1, 2018

National Bike to School Day
May 9, 2018

World Lupus Day
May 10, 2018

National School Nurse Day
May 9, 2018

National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day
May 12, 2018

Global Employee Health and Fitness Day
May 15, 2018

National Trauma Survivors Day
May 16, 2018

World Autoimmune Arthritis Day
May 19-21, 2018

National Hepatitis Testing Day
May 19, 2018

National Gout Awareness Day
May 22, 2018

National Missing Children's Day
May 25, 2018

National Senior Health & Fitness Day
May 30, 2018


National Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month
June 1-30, 2018

National Aphasia Awareness Month
June 1-30, 2018

Cataract Awareness Month
June 1-30, 2018

Fireworks Eye Safety Month
June 1-30, 2018

Hernia Awareness Month
June 1-30, 2018

Men's Health Month
June 1-30, 2018

National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month
June 1-30, 2018

PTSD Awareness Month
June 1-30, 2018

Scleroderma Awareness Month
June 1-30, 2018

Community Health Improvement Week
June 3-9, 2018

National Men's Health Week
June 11-17, 2018

Nursing Assistants Week
June 14-21, 2018

Healthcare Risk Management Week
June 18-22, 2018

Cancer Survivors Day
June 3, 2018

National Health Care Recruiter Day
June 5, 2018

National #HAVhope Day of Awareness
June 8, 2018

Family Health & Fitness Day USA
June 9, 2018

World Blood Donor Day
June 14, 2018

World Scleroderma Awareness Day
June 29, 2018


Cord Blood Awareness Month
July 1-31, 2018

Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month
July 1-31, 2018

National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month
July 1-31, 2018

UV Safety Month
July 1-31, 2018

Donate Life ECHO (Every Community Has Opportunity)
July 8-21, 2018

World Hepatitis Day
July 28, 2018


Children's Eye Health and Safety Month
August 1-31, 2018

Dental Implant Month
August 1-31, 2018

Neurosurgery Outreach Month
August 1-31, 2018

National Immunization Awareness Month
August 1-31, 2018

Psoriasis Action Month
August 1-31, 2018

Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month
August 1-31, 2018

National Health Center Week
August 12-18, 2018

Health Unit Coordinator Week
August 23-29, 2018

Opioid Misuse Prevention Day
August 31, 2018


Baby Safety Month
September 1-30, 2018

Blood Cancer Awareness Month
September 1-30, 2018

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
September 1-30, 2018

National Cholesterol Education Month
September 1-30, 2018

Craniofacial Acceptance Month
September 1-30, 2018

Drug-Free Pain Management Awareness Month
September 1-30, 2018

National Food Safety Awareness Month
September 1-30, 2018

Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month
September 1-30, 2018

Healthy Aging Month
September 1-30, 2018

Newborn Screening Awareness Month
September 1-30, 2018

Pain Awareness Month
September 1-30, 2018

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
September 1-30, 2018

Prostate Health Awareness Month
September 1-30, 2018

Global Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month
September 1-30, 2018

Reye's Syndrome Awareness Month
September 1-30, 2018

Sepsis Awareness Month
September 1-30, 2018

Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month
September 1-30, 2018

National Youth Suicide Prevention Week
September 9-15, 2018

Healthcare Environmental Services Week
September 9-15, 2018

Vascular Nurses Week
September 9-15, 2018

Balance Awareness Week
September 16-22, 2018

Prostate Cancer Awareness Week
September 16-22, 2018

Clean Hands Week
September 16-22, 2018

Farm Safety and Health Week
September 16-22, 2018

Nursing Professional Development Week
September 16-22, 2018

Child Passenger Safety Week
September 23-29, 2018

National Youth Suicide Prevention Day
September 10, 2018

National Neonatal Nurses Day
September 15, 2018

National School Backpack Awareness Day
September 19, 2018

National Women's Health and Fitness Day
September 26, 2018

National Seat Check Saturday
September 29, 2018


National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October 1-31, 2018

National Chiropractic Health Month
October 1-31, 2018

Contact Lens Safety Month
October 1-31, 2018

National Dental Hygiene Month
October 1-31, 2018

National Disability Employment Awareness Month
October 1-31, 2018

Domestic Violence Awareness Month
October 1-31, 2018

Halloween Safety Month
October 1-31, 2018

Health Literacy Month
October 1-31, 2018

Liver Awareness Month
October 1-31, 2018

National Medical Librarians Month
October 1-31, 2018

Medical Ultrasound Awareness Month
October 1-31, 2018

Patient-Centered Care Awareness Month
October 1-31, 2017

Pharmacists Month
October 1-31, 2018

National Physical Therapy Month
October 1-31, 2018

SIDS, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month
October 1-31, 2018

"Talk About Your Medicines" Month
October 1-31, 2018

Midwifery Week
October 1-7, 2018

National Physician Assistants Week
October 6-12, 2018

National Case Management Week
October 7-13, 2018

Healthcare Supply Chain Week
October 7-13, 2018

Healthcare Food Service Week
October 7-13, 2018

Healthcare Security and Safety Week
October 7-13, 2018

Mental Illness Awareness Week
October 7-13, 2018

Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Week
October 7-13, 2018

Central Service Week
October 14-20, 2018

International Infection Prevention Week
October 14-22, 2018

Nuclear Science Week
October 15-19, 2018

National Nephrology Technicians/Technologists Recognition Week
October 15-19, 2018

National Radon Action Week
October 15-21, 2018

National Health Care Facilities and Engineering Week
October 21-27, 2018

Pastoral Care/Spiritual Care Week
October 21-27, 2018

National Respiratory Care Week
October 21-27, 2018

Medical Assistants Recognition Week
October 22-26, 2018

National Red Ribbon Week
October 23-31, 2018

Depression Screening Day
October 4, 2018

Health Cares About Domestic Violence Day
October 10, 2018

Healthcare Security and Safety Officer Appreciation Day
October 10, 2018

International Walk to School Day
October 10, 2017

World Arthritis Day
October 12, 2018

Stuttering Awareness Day
October 22, 2018

Lock Your Meds Day
October 22, 2018

Psoriasis Day
October 29, 2018

International Orthopaedic Nurses Day
October 30, 2018


National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month
November 1-30, 2018

Bladder Health Awareness Month
November 1-30, 2018

Bladder Awareness Month
November 1-30, 2018

COPD Awareness Month
November 1-30, 2018

American Diabetes Month
November 1-30, 2018

Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month
November 1-30, 2018

National Family Caregivers Month
November 1-30, 2018

National Healthy Skin Month
November 1-30, 2018

National Home Care and Hospice Month
November 1-30, 2018

National Hospice/Palliative Care Month
November 1-30, 2018

Lung Cancer Awareness Month
November 1-30, 2018

National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month
November 1-30, 2018

Prematurity Awareness Month
November 1-30, 2018

National Sexual Health Month
November 1-30, 2018

Stomach Cancer Awareness Month
November 1-30, 2018

Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis
November 1-30 through December 31, 2018

Medical-Surgical Nurses Week
November 1-7, 2018

Allied Health Professions Week
November 4-10, 2018

National Diabetes Education Week
November 4-10, 2018

National Medical Staff Services Awareness Week
November 4-10, 2018

National Patient Transport Week
November 4-10, 2018

National Radiologic Technology Week
November 4-10, 2018

Patient Blood Management Awareness Week
November 5-9, 2018

National Nurse Practitioner Week
November 11-17, 2018

National Donor Sabbath
November 9-11, 2018

World Pneumonia Day
November 12, 2018

Great American Smokeout
November 15, 2018

World Prematurity Day
November 17, 2018


Safe Toys and Celebrations Month
December 1-31, 2018

Safe Toys and Gifts Month
December 1-31, 2018

National Handwashing Awareness Week
December 2-8, 2018

National Influenza Vaccination Week
December 2-8, 2018

National Older Driver Safety Awareness Week
December 3-7, 2018

World Aids Day
December 1, 2018

New Year's Eve Quit Smoking Resolutions
December 31, 2018