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.

It's Time to Celebrate Nutrition! 🧨

Nutritious diets play a key role in helping individuals stay healthy throughout their lives. However, as the 2022 White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health highlighted, millions of Americans face hurdles when it comes to accessing healthy food — and far too many are at risk of experiencing diet-related diseases...

March National Health Observances: Nutrition, Colorectal Cancer Awareness and Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness

NHO Spotlight

Each month, we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) that support our mission to improve health across the United States. In March, we’re raising awareness about nutrition, colorectal cancer, and HIV/AIDS among women and girls.To make it easy for you, we’ve listed some resources below that you can use to promote these NHOs with your networks...

February National Health Observances: Heart Health, Teen Dating Violence Awareness, Black HIV/AIDS Awareness, and Girls & Women in Sports

NHO Spotlight

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, teen dating violence, and Black HIV/AIDS. We’re also celebrating the influence of women and girls in sports...

January National Health Observance: Cervical Cancer Awareness

National Health Observances

Each month, we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) that support our mission to improve health across the United States. In January, we’re raising awareness about the importance of screening for cervical cancer.We’ve listed some resources below that you can use to promote this NHO with your networks...