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.

May National Health Observances: Physical Fitness, Older Americans, Women’s Health, and More!

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Each month, we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) that align with our priorities for improving health nationwide. To help you spread the word, we’ve gathered resources that you can use to promote these NHOs with your networks and communities. This month, we’re raising awareness about physical fitness and sports, healthy aging, women’s health, mental health, stroke, healthy vision, and hepatitis.

April National Health Observances: Minority Health, Public Health, STD Awareness, Immunization and More!

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Each month we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) that align with our mission to improve health across the United States. In April we’re raising awareness about minority health, public health, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and immunization.

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

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Each month we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) that align with our priorities for improving health across the nation. In March we’re raising awareness about colorectal cancer, kidney disease, nutrition, and tuberculosis.

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.