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.

June National Health Observances: Alzheimer’s Disease, Sickle Cell Disease, and HIV Testing

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Each month, we feature National Health Observances (NHOs) that support our mission to improve health across the United States. In June, we’re raising awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and brain health, sickle cell disease, and HIV testing.Use our list of resources below to promote these NHOs with your networks...

Get Active to Support Your Mental Health During National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

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In May we observe National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. Since 1983, each President has publicly recognized and promoted the importance of physical activity to good overall health. This year, President Biden issued a Proclamation commemorating this year’s observance, saying, “We can all come together, feel better, and live longer if we stay active, exercise, and keep moving.”

May National Health Observances: Physical Fitness, Mental Health, Older Adults, and Women’s Health

National Health Observances

Each month, we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) that support our mission to improve health across the United States. In May, we’re raising awareness about physical fitness, mental health, older adults’ health and well-being, and women’s health.Use our list of resources below to promote these NHOs with your networks...

April National Health Observances: Minority Health, Alcohol Awareness, and Public Health Week

National Health Observances

Each month, we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) that support our mission to improve health across the United States. In April, we’re raising awareness about minority health, alcohol use and misuse, and celebrating public health. We’ve listed some resources that you can use to promote these NHOs with your networks.