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.

April National Health Observances: Minority Health, Immunization, and More!

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Help spread the word about National Minority Health Month, STD Awareness Week, World Immunization Week, and World Health Day in April. Each month, we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) that align with our priorities for improving health across the nation. This month, we’re highlighting minority health, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), immunization, and the importance of nurses and midwives...

March National Health Observances: Colorectal Cancer, Kidney Disease, Nutrition, and Tuberculosis

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Each month, we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) that align with our priorities for improving health across the United States. The NHOs in our February roundup help raise awareness about low vision, heart health, and teen dating violence. Check out the resources below for the March NHOs — and join us in helping everyone live a healthier life...

February National Health Observances: Low Vision, Heart Heath, and Healthy Relationships

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Each month, we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) that align with our priorities for improving health across the United States. The NHOs in our February roundup help raise awareness about low vision, heart health, and teen dating violence. Below, you’ll find links to resources that will help you spread the word about these 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...