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: 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...

December National Health Observances: HIV/AIDS and Flu Vaccines

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Each month, we highlight a selection of National Health Observances (NHOs) to spread the word about important health issues that affect Americans every day. December’s NHOs help raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and flu vaccines. Check out the resources we’ve linked below to help you promote these NHOs — and join us in helping all Americans live healthier lives...

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

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Each month, we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) highlighting important health issues that affect Americans every day. The NHOs in our November roundup help raise awareness about antibiotic resistance, diabetes, and COPD. Below you’ll find links to resources you can use to promote these NHOs to your networks — so it’s easy for you to join the conversation! American Diabetes Month Each November, the American Diabetes Association sponsors American Diabetes Month to teach people how to help prevent type 2 diabetes...