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.

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

National Health Observances

Help spread the word about National Youth Sports Week and World Hepatitis Day in July. Each month, we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) that align with our priorities for improving health across the United States. This month’s NHOs help raise awareness about viral hepatitis and the importance of youth sports...

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

NHO Spotlight

Help spread the word about Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month, National Safety Month, World Sickle Cell Day, and National HIV Testing Day in June. Each month, we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) that align with our priorities for improving health across the nation. The NHOs in our June roundup help raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease, injury prevention, sickle cell disease, and HIV testing...

Celebrate National Physical Fitness & Sports Month

Each May the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition encourages Americans to #MoveinMay in celebration of National Physical Fitness & Sports Month. This year, the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition is teaming up with the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion’s (ODPHP) Move Your Way campaign to promote safe physical activity while practicing social distancing...