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.

October National Health Observances: Breast Cancer, Health Literacy, and Health Care Quality

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Each month, we highlight a selection of National Health Observances (NHOs) to help raise awareness about important issues that impact health in communities across the United States. This month, we’re talking about breast cancer, health literacy, and health care quality. To help you spread the word, we’ve pulled together resources you can use to promote these NHOs...

Join the Conversation: July National Health Observances

National Health Observances

Each month, we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) that align with our priorities for improving health across the Nation. And to help you spread the word, we provide links to resources that you can use to promote these NHOs. The NHOs in our July roundup help raise awareness about the benefits of youth sports participation and the burden of viral hepatitis...