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The strength of human connection is one of our most important weapons in the fight against diseases. That is why health awareness days, weeks, and months are so important: they bring people together to raise awareness and support.

Throughout the year, health observances raise awareness for a number of illnesses while also reminding customers to maintain good health. These days, weeks, and months are celebrated by hospitals, healthcare NGOs, patients, media outlets, and even influencers.

During these times, educational and charitable events are frequently arranged to empower not just individuals who are coping with health issues but also their loved ones. You’ve probably heard of the larger awareness efforts, such as Breast Cancer Awareness Month and World AIDS Day.

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Here is the calendar for health awareness days, weeks, and months in 2023

So you can keep track of when events that are relevant to you are happening during the year.

January

  • January 1-31: Cervical Health Awareness Month with National Cervical Cancer Coalition
  • January 1-31: Glaucoma Awareness Month with Glaucoma Research Foundation
  • January 1-31: National Birth Defects Prevention Month with National Birth Defects Prevention Network
  • January 1-31: National Blood Donor Month with organizations like the American Red Cross and America’s Blood Centers
  • January 1-31: National Radon Action Month with the Environmental Protection Agency
  • January 1-31: Thyroid Awareness Month with the American Association of Clinical Endocrinology
  • January 1-31: National Stalking Awareness Month 

February

  • American Heart Month with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood InstituteTrusted Source (NHLBI)
  • February 1-28: Cholangiocarcinoma Awareness Month
  • February 1-28: International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month with organizations like the WIC Works Resource System and the National Association of County and City Health Officials
  • February 1-28: Low Vision Awareness Month with the National Eye Institute
  • February 1-28: Marfan Syndrome Awareness Month
  • February 1-28: National Cancer Prevention Month with the American Institute for Cancer Research
  • February 1-28: National Children’s Dental Health Month with the American Dental Association
  • February 1-28: National Self-Check Month
  • February 1-28: Raynaud’s Awareness Month
  • Teen Dating Violence Prevention Month with love is respect and TeenDVMonth.org
  • February 1: World Aspergillosis Day
  • February 1-7: African Heritage & Health Week with Old Ways Go Red For Women
  • February 4: World Cancer Day with the Union for International Cancer Control
  • February 5: National “Wear Red” Day for women’s heart health with the American Heart Association
  • February 5: Give Kids a Smile Day with the American Dental Association
  • February 7: National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day with the Minority HIV/AIDS Fund
  • February 7-14: Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week with Mended Hearts
  • February 14: National Donor Day with Donate Life America and Donor Alliance
  • February 14-20: Heart Failure Awareness Week with the Heart Failure Society of America
  • February 14-21: National Condom Week with the National Coalition of STD Directors
  • February 20-26: National Eating Disorders Awareness Month with the National Eating Disorders Association
  • February 28: Rare Disease Day with multiple organizations

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Health Awareness Days in March

  • March 1-31: Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month with the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America
  • March 1-31: National Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month with the National Hemophilia Foundation
  • March 1-31: National Colorectal Cancers Awareness Month with organizations like Prevent Cancer Foundation, the American Digestive Health Foundation, and the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable
  • March 1-31: National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month 
  • March 1-31: National Endometriosis Awareness Month with the Endometriosis Association
  • March 1-31: National Kidney Month with the National Kidney Foundation
  • March 1-31: National Nutrition Month with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • March 1-31: National Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month with the Brain Injury Association of America
  • March 1-31: Save Your Vision Month with the American Optometric Association
  • March 10: National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day with the Office on Women’s Health
  • March 11: World Kidney Day with the International Society of Nephrology and the International Federation of Kidney Foundations
  • March 12-18: National Poison Prevention Week with the Health Resources & Services Administration
  • March 12-18: Patient Safety Awareness Week with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement
  • March 12-18: Sleep Awareness Week with the National Sleep Foundation
  • March 13-19: Brain Awareness Week with the Dana Foundation
  • March 17: World Sleep Day with the World Sleep Society
  • March 20: National Native American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day with multiple organizations
  • March 20-26: National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week with the National Institute on Drug Abuse
  • March 24: World Tuberculosis Day with multiple organizations
  • March 26: Purple Day 
  • March 27: American Diabetes Alert Day with the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

April

  • April 1-30: Alcohol Awareness Month with the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence
  • April 1-30: Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month with the International Foundation for Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • April 1-30: National Autism Awareness Month with the National Autism Society
  • April 1-30: National Child Abuse Prevention Month with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • April 1-30: National Donate Life Month with Donate Life America
  • April 1-30: National Facial Protection Month 
  • April 1-30: National Minority Health Month with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health
  • April 1-30: National Primary Immunodeficiency Awareness Month
  • April 1-30: National Sarcoidosis Awareness Month with multiple organizations
  • April 1-30: Occupational Therapy Month with the American Occupational Therapy Association
  • April 1-30: Oral Cancer Awareness Month with the Oral Cancer Foundation
  • April 1-30: Parkinson’s Awareness Month with the Parkinson’s Foundation
  • April 1-30: Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month with the National Sexual Violence Resource Center
  • April 1-30: Sexually Transmitted Infections Awareness Month with the American Sexual Health Association
  • April 1-30: Stress Awareness Month with the Health Resource Network
  • April 1-30: Sports Eye Safety Month
  • April 1-30: Testicular Cancer Awareness Month with the Men’s Health Network
  • April 3-9: National Public Health Week with the American Public Health Association
  • April 7: World Health Day with the World Health Organization (WHO)
  • April 8: Rainn Day with the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)
  • April 10: National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day with the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program
  • April 24-28: National Youth Violence Prevention Week with Sandy Hook Promise
  • April 24-30: Every Kid Healthy Week with Action for Healthy Kids
  • April 24-30: National Infertility Awareness Week with the National Infertility Association
  • April 24-30: World Immunization Week with the CDC
  • April 24-30: National Infant Immunization Week with the CDC

May

  • May 1-31: American Stroke Awareness Month with the National Stroke Association
  • May 1-31: Arthritis Awareness Month with the Arthritis Foundation
  • May 1-31: Better Hearing and Speech Month with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • May 1-31: Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • May 1-31: Global Employee Health and Fitness Month with the National Association for Health and Fitness
  • May 1-31: Healthy Vision Month with the National Eye Institute
  • May 1-31: Hepatitis Awareness Month with the CDC
  • May 1-31: Lupus Awareness Month with the Lupus Foundation of America
  • May 1-31: Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month with the Skin Cancer Foundation and the American Academy of Dermatology
  • May 1-31: Mental Health Awareness Month with Mental Health America
  • May 1-31: National Asthma and Allergies Awareness Month with the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
  • May 1-31: National Celiac Disease Awareness Month with the Celiac Disease Foundation
  • May 1-31: National High Blood Pressure Education Month with the CDCTrusted Source and the NHLBITrusted Source
  • May 1-31: National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month with the National Osteoporosis Foundation
  • May 1-31: National Physical Fitness and Sports Month with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • May 1-31: National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month with the CDC and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • May 1-31: Older Americans Month with the Administration for Community Living
  • May 1-7: National Physical Education and Sport Week with the Society of Health and Physical Education Educators
  • May 2-8: North American Occupational Safety and Health Week with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • May 3-9: Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week with the National Federation of Families
  • May 5: World Hand Hygiene Day with the WHO
  • May 9-15: Food Allergy Awareness Week with Food Allergy Research & Educator
  • May 9-15: National Women’s Health Week with the Office on Women’s Health
  • May 10-15: National Stuttering Awareness Week with the National Stuttering Association
  • May 12: ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia International Awareness Day with the Solve ME/CFS Initiative and the CDC
  • May 18: HIV Vaccine Awareness Day with the Minority HIV/AIDS Fund
  • May 19: National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day with the Minority HIV/AIDS Fund
  • May 20: World AiArthritis Day with the International Foundation for Autoimmune & Autoinflammatory Arthritis
  • May 22: World Preeclampsia Day with Population Council and other organizations
  • May 28: Don’t Fry Day with National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention
  • May 31: World No Tobacco Day with the WHO

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June

  • June 1-30: Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month with the Alzheimer’s Association
  • June 1-30: Cataract Awareness Month with Prevent Blindness
  • June 1-30: Men’s Health Month with multiple organizations
  • June 1-30: Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month with the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America
  • June 1-30: National Aphasia Awareness Month with the National Aphasia Association
  • June 1-30: National Congenital Cytomegalovirus Awareness Month with the CDC
  • June 1-30: National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month with the Coalition For Headache And Migraine Patients (CHAMP)
  • June 1-30: National Safety Month with the National Safety Council
  • June 1-30: National Scleroderma Awareness Month with the Scleroderma Foundation
  • June 1-30: PTSD Awareness Month with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • June 6: Scoliosis Awareness Month with the Scoliosis Research Society
  • National Cancer Survivors Day with the National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation
  • June 12: Family Health and Fitness Day with the National Recreation and Park Association
  • June 14: World Blood Donor Day with the WHOTrusted Source
  • June 14-20: Men’s Health Week with multiple organizations
  • June 18: Autistic Pride Day 
  • June 19: World Sickle Cell Day with the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America
  • June 21-27: Helen Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness Week with the Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults
  • June 27: National HIV Testing Day with multiple organizations

July

  • July 1-31: Cord Blood Awareness Month with the Parent’s Guide to Cord Blood Foundation
  • July 1-31: Healthy Vision Month with the National Eye InstituteTrusted Source
  • July 1-31: International Group B Strep Throat Awareness Month with Group B Strep International
  • July 1-31: Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month with the Arthritis National Research Foundation
  • July 1-31: National Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness and Prevention Month with AmeriFace and cleftAdvocate
  • July 1-31: Sarcoma Awareness Month with the Sarcoma Foundation of America
  • July 28: UV Safety Awareness Month with multiple organizations

August

  • August 1: World Lung Cancer Day with multiple organizations
  • August 1-31: Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month with the National Eye InstituteTrusted Source
  • August 1-31: Gastroparesis Awareness Month with the Gastroparesis Patient Association for Cures and Treatments
  • August 1-31: National Breastfeeding Month with the U.S. Breastfeeding Committee
  • August 1-31: National Immunization Awareness Month with the CDCTrusted Source
  • August 1-31: Psoriasis Action Month with the National Psoriasis Foundation
  • August 1-31: Summer Sun Safety Month with the American Cancer Society
  • August 1-31: World Breastfeeding Week with the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action
  • August 9-15: National Health Center Week with multiple organizations
  • August 19-23: Contact Lens Health Week with the CDC
  • August 31: International Overdose Awareness Day with the Penington Institute

September

  • September 1-30: Blood Cancer Awareness Month with multiple organizations
  • September 1-30: Childhood Cancer Awareness Month with the American Childhood Cancer Organization
  • September 1-30: Healthy Aging Month with Healthy Aging Magazine
  • September 1-30: National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month with the September 1-30: American Foundation for Women’s Health and the American Heart AssociationTrusted Source
  • September 1-30: National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month with the American College of Sports Medicine
  • September 1-30: National Cholesterol Education Month with the CDC and American College of Cardiology
  • September 1-30: National Food Safety Education Month with the CDCTrusted Source and U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • September 1-30: National ITP Awareness Month with the International ITP Alliance
  • September 1-30: National Pediculosis Prevention Month/Head Lice September 1-30: Prevention Month with the National Pediculosis Association
  • September 1-30: National Recovery Month 
  • September 1-30: National Sickle Cell Month with the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America
  • September 1-30: National Yoga Awareness Month with multiple organizations
  • September 1-30: Newborn Screening Awareness Month with the Health Resources and Services Administration
  • September 1-30: Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month with the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition
  • September 1-30: Pain Awareness Month with the American Chronic Pain Association
  • September 1-30: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Month with the National Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Association
  • September 1-30: Prostate Cancer Awareness Month with the Men’s September 1-30: Health Network and the Prostate Cancer Foundation
  • September 1-30: Sepsis Awareness Month with the Sepsis Alliance
  • September 1-30: Sexual Health Awareness Month with the American Sexual Health Association
  • September 1-30: Sports Eye Safety Month with multiple organizations
  • September 1-30: World Alzheimer’s Month with Alzheimer’s Disease International
  • September 5-11: National Suicide Prevention Week with the American
  • September 1-30: Foundation for Suicide Prevention and other organizations
  • September 10: World Suicide Prevention Day with the International Association for Suicide Prevention
  • September 12-18: National Folic Acid Awareness Week with the National Birth Defects Prevention Network
  • September 13: National Celiac Disease Awareness Day with Beyond Celiac
  • September 13: World Sepsis Day with multiple organizations
  • September 15: National School Backpack Awareness Day with the American Occupational Therapy Association
  • September 18: National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day with The AIDS Institute
  • September 18: Usher Syndrome Awareness Day with the Usher Syndrome Coalition
  • September 24: Sport Purple for Platelets Day with the Platelet Disorder Support Association
  • September 28: World Rabies Day with the Global Alliance for Rabies Control
  • September 29: National Women’s Health and Fitness Day with the WIC Works Resource System
  • September 29: World Heart Day with the World Heart Federation

October

  • October 1-31: Breast Cancer Awareness Month with multiple organizations
  • October 1-31: Domestic Violence Awareness Month with Break the Cycle and the Domestic Violence Awareness Project
  • October 1-31: Eye Injury Prevention Month with the American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • October 1-31: Health Literacy Month with multiple organizations
  • October 1-31: Healthy Lung Month with the Lung Health Institute and other organizations
  • October 1-31: Home Eye Safety Month with the American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • October 1-31: Medical Ultrasound Awareness Month with the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • October 1-31: National ADHD Awareness Month with the ADHD Awareness Month Coalition
  • October 1-31: National Bullying Prevention Month with PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center
  • October 1-31: National Dental Hygiene Month with the American Dental Hygienists’ Association and the Wrigley Oral Healthcare Program
  • October 1-31: National Down Syndrome Awareness Month with the National Association for Down Syndrome and the National Down Syndrome Society
  • October 1-31: National Medical Librarians Month with the Medical Library Association
  • October 1-31: National Physical Therapy Month with the American Physical Therapy Association
  • October 1-31: Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month with the Star Legacy Foundation
  • October 1-31: Prenatal-onset GBS Disease Recognition Month with Group B Strep International
  • October 1-31: Spina Bifida Awareness Month with the Spina Bifida Association
  • October 1-31: Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month with the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
  • October 3-9: Mental Illness Awareness Week with the National Alliance on Mental Illness
  • October 4-8: Malnutrition Awareness Week with the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
  • October 6: World Cerebral Palsy Day with multiple organizations
  • October 7: National Depression Screening Day with Mental Health America
  • October 10: World Mental Health Day with the WHO
  • October 11: International Day of the Girl Child with the United Nations
  • October 12-20: Bone and Joint Health National Action Week with the Bone and Joint Initiative USA
  • October 13: Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day with the Metastatic Breast Cancer Network
  • October 14: World Sight Day with the WHO
  • October 15: Global Handwashing Day with the Global Handwashing Partnership
  • October 15: Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day with the Star Legacy Foundation
  • October 15: National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day with multiple organizations
  • October 17-23: International Infection Prevention Week with the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology
  • October 16: World Food Day with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • October 17-23: National Healthcare Quality Week with the National Association for Health Quality
  • October 18: National Mammography Day with multiple organizations
  • October 18-22: National Health Education Week \with the Society for Public Health Education
  • October 19: World Pediatric Bone and Joint Day with the Bone and Joint Initiative USA
  • October 22: International Stuttering Awareness Day with the National Stuttering Association
  • October 24: National Prescription Drug Take Back Day with the Drug Enforcement Administration
  • October 24-30: Respiratory Care Week with the American Association for Respiratory Care
  • October 29: World Psoriasis Day with the International Federation of Psoriasis Associations

November

  • November 1-30: American Diabetes Month with the American Diabetes Association and other organizations
  • November 1-30: Bladder Health Month with the Urology Care Foundation
  • November 1-30: COPD Awareness Month with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and other organizations
  • November 1-30: Diabetic Eye Disease Month with the National Eye Institute
  • November 1-30: Lung Cancer Awareness Month with the Lung Cancer Foundation of America, the American Lung Association, and other organizations
  • November 1-30: National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month with the Alzheimer’s Association
  • November 1-30: National Epilepsy Awareness Month with the Epilepsy Foundation
  • November 1-30: National Family Caregivers Month with the Alzheimer’s Association
  • November 1-30: National Healthy Skin Month with the American Academy of Dermatology
  • November 1-30: National Hospice Palliative Care Month with the November 1-30: National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and the National PACE Association
  • November 1-30: National Stomach Cancer Awareness Month with No Stomach for Cancer and other organizations
  • November 1-30: Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month with the Hirshberg Foundation
  • November 1-30: Prematurity Awareness Month with the March of Dimes
  • November 12: World Pneumonia Day with Stop Pneumonia
  • November 17: World Prematurity Day with March of Dimes
  • November 19: Great American Smokeout with the American Cancer Society
  • November 20: International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
  • November 21-27: GERD Awareness Week with the International Foundation for Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • November 25: National Family Health History Day (Nov. 25) with the CDC
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December

  • December 1-31: National Safe Toys and Gifts Month with Child & Family Services
  • December 1: World AIDS Day with the National AIDS Trust
  • December 1-7: National Handwashing Awareness Week with Henry the Hand Foundation
  • December 3: International Day of Persons with Disabilities with the United Nations
  • December 6-12: National Influenza Vaccination Week with the CDC