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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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. To help you spread the word, we provide information you can use to promote these NHOs...

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.…

January National Health Observances: Glaucoma and Cervical Cancer

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Each month, we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) that highlight important health issues affecting people in the United States every day. The NHOs in our January roundup help raise awareness about glaucoma and cervical cancer. To make it easy for you to join the conversation, we’ve provided links to resources you can use to promote these NHOs with your networks...