Select Health Observances, 2024

Below is a list of select national health observances related to women’s health. Explore the links to learn how to support a healthy lifestyle for you, your family, and your community.


International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month

National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month

American Heart Month

2/2 National Wear Red Day

2/26 – 3/1 National Eating Disorders Awareness Week


National Endometriosis Awareness Month

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

3/10 National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day


STD Awareness Month

Sexual Assault Awareness Prevention Month

Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month

4/21 – 4/27 National Infertility Awareness Week

4/11 – 4/17 Black Maternal Health Week


American Stroke Month

Lupus Awareness Month

National Arthritis Awareness Month

National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month

National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

Preeclampsia Awareness Month

5/12 – 5/15 National Women’s Health Week

5/13 National Women’s Check-Up Day

5/12 Fibromyalgia Awareness Day

5/28 Menstrual Hygiene Day

5/31 World No Tobacco Day


Scleroderma Awareness Month

National Congenital Cytomegalovirus Awareness Month


International Group B Strep Awareness Month

National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month


National Breastfeeding Month

National Immunization Awareness Month

8/1 – 8/7 World Breastfeeding Week


Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Healthy Aging Month

National Preparedness Month

National Sexual Health Awareness Month

National Sickle Cell Month

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Month

National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

9/8 – 9/14 National Suicide Prevention Week

9/10 World Suicide Prevention Day

9/8 – 9/14 Folic Acid Awareness Week

9/22 – Falls Prevention Week

9/25 National Women’s Health and Fitness Day™

9/29 World Heart Day