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.

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 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. 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 youth sports and viral hepatitis.

June National Health Observances: Alzheimer’s Disease, Safety, HIV, and More

National Health Observances

Each month we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) that highlight important health issues affecting people across the nation. In June we’re raising awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and brain health, safety, HIV testing and sickle cell disease.

May National Health Observances: Physical Fitness, Older Americans, Women’s Health, and More!

National Health Observances Graphic

Each month, we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) that align with our priorities for improving health nationwide. To help you spread the word, we’ve gathered resources that you can use to promote these NHOs with your networks and communities. This month, we’re raising awareness about physical fitness and sports, healthy aging, women’s health, mental health, stroke, healthy vision, and hepatitis.