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.

Celebrate National Physical Fitness & Sports Month

Each May the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition encourages Americans to #MoveinMay in celebration of National Physical Fitness & Sports Month. This year, the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition is teaming up with the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion’s (ODPHP) Move Your Way campaign to promote safe physical activity while practicing social distancing...

May National Health Observances: Physical Fitness and Sports, Hepatitis Awareness, Stroke Awareness, and Women’s Health

National Health Observances

Help spread the word about National Physical Fitness & Sports Month, Hepatitis Awareness Month, National Stroke Awareness Month, and National Women's Health Week in May. Each month, we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) that highlight issues affecting health across the nation. The NHOs in our May roundup help raise awareness about physical activity, hepatitis, stroke, and women’s health...

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...