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, Breastfeeding, and Children’s Eye Health and Safety!

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Each month we highlight National Health Observances (NHOs) that align with our mission to improve health across the United States. In August we’re raising awareness about immunization, breastfeeding, and children’s eye health and safety.

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. In July we’re raising awareness about viral hepatitis and the importance of youth sports. To make it easy for you to help spread the word, we’ve pulled together some resources below...

June National Health Observances: Alzheimer’s Disease, Sickle Cell Disease, HIV Testing, and More!

National Health Observances

Each month we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) that support our mission to improve health across the United States. In June, we’re raising awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and brain health, safety, sickle cell disease, and HIV testing. To make it easy for you to join the conversation, we’ve pulled together some resources that you can use to spread the word...

May National Health Observances: Hepatitis Awareness, Physical Fitness, Women’s Health, and More!

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. This month, we’re raising awareness about hepatitis, physical fitness and sports, stroke, healthy vision, and women’s health...