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.

February National Health Observances: Heart Health, Low Vision, Teen Dating Violence, and More

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Each month we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) that support our mission to improve health across the United States. In February, we’re raising awareness about heart health, low vision, teen dating violence, and girls and women in sports.

December National Health Observances: HIV/AIDS Awareness and Flu Vaccine

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Each month, we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) that highlight important health issues affecting the nation. In December we’re raising awareness about the ongoing fight against HIV/AIDS and the importance of getting the flu vaccine.

November National Health Observances: Diabetes, Lung Cancer, and More

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Each month we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) to highlight important health issues that affect Americans every day. In November we’re raising awareness about diabetes, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and antibiotic resistance.