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National Observances

This page is intended to make the public aware of National Observances. The Health Department does not guarantee any of the links below nor does it guarantee that they are the best link for the observance. We have however, made every effort to keep these links as informative and current as possible.

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January National Observances

National Autism Awareness Month
National Birth Defects Prevention Month
National Eye Care Month
National Glaucoma Awareness Week
Sight-Saving Sabbath (19 & 26)

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February National Observances

American Heart Month
Cardiac Rehabilitation Week
Low Vision Awareness Month
National Burn Awareness Week
National Child Passenger Safety Awareness Week
National Children's Dental Health Month
National Condom Day
National Girls and Women in Sports Month
Muscular Degeneration Month
Wise Health Consumer Month

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March National Observances

American Diabetes Alert
Brain Awareness Week
Cataract Awareness Month
Children & Healthcare Week
Hemophilia Month
Mental Retardation Awareness Week
National Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Awareness Week
National Eye Donor Awareness Month
National Kidney Month
National Nutrition Month
National Inhalants and Poison Awareness Week
National PTA Alcohol & Other Drug Awareness Week
National School Breakfast Week
Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week
Save Your Vision Week
Workplace Eye Health & Safety Month

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April National Observances

Alcohol Awareness Month
Alcohol-Free Weekend
Cancer Control Month
Autism Awareness Month
Earth Day
National Building Safety Week
National Child Abuse Prevention Month
National Infants Immunization Week
National Medical Laboratory Week
National Minority Cancer Awareness Week
National Occupational Therapy Month
National Organ & Tissue Donor Awareness Week
National Public Health Week
National STD Awareness Month
National YMCA Health Kids Day
National Youth Sports Safety Month
Sports Eye Safety Month
Women's Eye Health and Safety Month
World Health Day

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May National Observances

Asthma & Allergy Awareness Month
Better Hearing & Speech Month
Better Sleep Month
Breathe Easy Month
Buckle Up America! Week
Correct Posture Month
Hepatitis Awareness Month
Huntington's Disease Awareness Month
Melanoma Monday
Mother's Day Comes Early for Too Many of Our Nation's Teens
National Alcohol & Other Drug-related Birth Defects Week
National Anxiety Disorders Screening Day
National Arthritis Month
National Bike Month
National Digestive Diseases Awareness Month
National Dog Bite Prevention Week
National Drinking Water Month
National Emergency Medical Services Week
National Employer Health & Fitness Day
National High Blood Pressure Month
National Hospital Week
National Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection & Prevention Month
National Mental Health Counseling Week
National Mental Health Month
National Neurofibromatosis Month
National Nurses Week
National Older American Month
National Osteoporosis Prevention Week
National Running and Fitness Week
National Senior Health and Fitness Day
National Sight-Saving Month
National Stroke Awareness Month
National Stuttering Awareness Week
National Suicide Awareness Week
National Trauma Awareness Month
Tuberous Sclerosis Awareness Month
World No-Tobacco Day
World Red Cross Day

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June National Observances

Dairy Month
Fireworks Safety Month
Helen Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness Week
National Aphasia Awareness Week
National Headache Awareness Week
National Prevention of Eye Injuries Awareness Week
National Safety Month
National Sobriety Checkpoint Week
National Scleroderma Awareness Month

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July National Observances

Fireworks Safety Month
Hemochronmatosis Screening Awareness Month
Lead Poison Control Week
National Therapeutic Recreation Week

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August National Observances

Clean Air Month
National Food Safety Month
Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month
World Breast Feeding Month

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September National Observances

Baby Safety Month
Back to School/Child Passenger Safety Weekend
Children's Eye Health & Safety Month
Impaired Driving Enforcement Mobilization Weekend
Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
National 5-A-Day Week
National Cholesterol Education Month
National Pediculosis Prevention Month
National Rehabilitation Week
National Reye's Syndrome Week
National Sickle Cell Month
National Sobriety Checkpoint Week
International Deaf Week

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October National Observances

Auto Battery Safety Month
American Heart Walk
Breast Cancer Control Month
Celiac Sprue Awareness Month
Child Health Day
Child Health Month
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Family Health Month
Flu & Pneumonia Campaign
Healthy Lung Month
Learning Disability Awareness Month
Mental Illness Awareness Week
National Adult Immunization Awareness Week
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
National Campaign for Healthier Babies Month
National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week
National Dental Hygiene Month
National Depression Screening Day
National Disability Awareness month
National Disability Employment Awareness month
National Family Sexuality Education Month
National Fire Prevention Week
National Health Education Week
National Hepatitis Awareness Week
National Infection Control Week
National Liver Awareness Week
National Lupus Awareness Month
National Physical Therapy Month
National Radon Week
National School Bus Safety Week
National School Lunch Week
National Spine Bifida Prevention Month
National Spinal Health Month
National Youth Health Awareness Day
Rett Syndrome Awareness Month
Safer Sex Week
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness Month
Talk About Prescriptions Month
World Food Day

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November National Observances

Child Safety and Protection Month
Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month
Flu & Pneumonia Campaign
Great American Smokeout
National Alzheimer's Awareness Month
National Brain Aneurysm Awareness Week
National Diabetes Month
National Epilepsy Month
National Osteopathic Medicine Week
National Adoption Week
Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) Awareness Week

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December National Observances

National Aplastic Anemia Awareness Month
National Drunk & Drugged Driving Prevention Month
Safe Toys & Gift Month
World AIDS Day

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