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, Domestic Violence, and more

National Health Observances

Each month we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) that support our mission to improve health across the United States. In October, we’re raising awareness about health literacy, breast cancer, domestic violence, and youth sports.

September National Health Observances: Healthy Aging, Substance Use Recovery, Food Safety, and more

National Health Observances

Each month, we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) that highlight important health issues affecting the nation. In September we’re raising awareness about healthy aging, substance use recovery, food safety, and childhood obesity.

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

National Health Observances

Each month we highlight National Health Observances (NHOs) that align with our mission to improve health across the United States. To help you spread the word, we also provide links to resources that you can use to promote these NHOs. This month, we’re raising awareness about immunization, children’s eye health, and breastfeeding.

July National Health Observances: Hepatitis Awareness

National Health Observances

Each month we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) that align with our priorities for improving health across the nation. To help you spread the word, we also provide links to resources that you can use to promote these NHOs. In July we’re raising awareness about the importance of viral hepatitis.