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.

February National Health Observances: Heart Health, Teen Dating Violence Awareness, Black HIV/AIDS Awareness, and Girls & Women in Sports

NHO Spotlight

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, teen dating violence, and Black HIV/AIDS. We’re also celebrating the influence of women and girls in sports...

January National Health Observance: Cervical Cancer Awareness

National Health Observances

Each month, we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) that support our mission to improve health across the United States. In January, we’re raising awareness about the importance of screening for cervical cancer.We’ve listed some resources below that you can use to promote this NHO with your networks...

December National Health Observances: HIV/AIDS Awareness and Flu Vaccination

NHO Spotlight

Each month, we feature National Health Observances (NHOs) that align with our mission to improve health across the United States. In December, we’re raising awareness about HIV/AIDS and the importance of getting a flu vaccine. We’ve pulled together some resources that you can use to promote these NHOs with your networks...

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

NHO Spotlight

Each month, we feature National Health Observances (NHOs) that align with our mission to improve health across the nation. In November, we’re raising awareness about diabetes, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), and antibiotic safety. We’ve pulled together some resources that you can use to promote these NHOs with your networks...