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.

December National Health Observances: HIV/AIDS Awareness and the Flu Vaccine

National Health Observances

Each month, we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) that align with our mission to improve health across the nation. In December we’re raising awareness about the ongoing fight against HIV/AIDS and the importance of getting the flu vaccine.

November National Health Observances: Diabetes, COPD, and Antibiotic Resistance

National Health Observances

Each month we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) that highlight important health issues that affect people across the United States. In November, we’re raising awareness about diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and antibiotic resistance.

October National Health Observances: Health Literacy, Breast Cancer, Domestic Violence, 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 October, we’re raising awareness about health literacy, breast cancer, domestic violence, and youth sports.

September National Health Observances: Healthy Aging, Substance Use Recovery, Food Safety, and more

National Health Observances

Each month, we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) that highlight important health issues affecting the nation. In September we’re raising awareness about healthy aging, substance use recovery, food safety, and childhood obesity.