National Health Observances

National Health Observances (NHOs) are special days, weeks, or months dedicated to raising awareness about important health topics.

Check out the 2019 NHO calendar [Archived]

Each month, we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) that align with our priorities for improving health across the Nation. See our criteria for highlighting NHOs.

October National Health Observances: Health Literacy, Breast Cancer, and Health Care Quality!

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Each month we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) that align with our mission to improve health across the United States. In October we’re raising awareness about health literacy, breast cancer, and health care quality.

September National Health Observances: Healthy Aging, Food Safety and Education, Substance Use Recovery, and More!

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Each month we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) that align with our priorities for improving health across the nation. In September we’re raising awareness about healthy aging, food safety, childhood obesity, and substance use recovery.

August National Health Observances: Immunization, Breastfeeding, and Children’s Eye Health and Safety!

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Each month we highlight National Health Observances (NHOs) that align with our mission to improve health across the United States. In August we’re raising awareness about immunization, breastfeeding, and children’s eye health and safety.

July National Health Observances: Hepatitis Awareness and the Importance of Youth Sports

National Health Observances

Each month we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) that align with our priorities for improving health across the nation. In July we’re raising awareness about viral hepatitis and the importance of youth sports. To make it easy for you to help spread the word, we’ve pulled together some resources below...