Health Observances, 2018

Below is a selected list of national health observances, holidays, and other special times of year and links to additional information. Use it to help promote a healthy lifestyle for you, your family, and your community.

January
Cervical Health Awareness Month
National Stalking Awareness Month
National Birth Defects Prevention Month
National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

January 1

New Year’s Day

January 7-13

National Folic Acid Awareness Week
February
International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month
National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month

February 2

National Girls and Women in Sports Day

February 2

National Wear Red Day, American Heart Month

February 14

Valentine’s Day

February 26- March 4

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week
March
National Endometriosis Awareness Month
Women’s History Month
Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March 10

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
April
STD Awareness Month
Prom Season
Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month
Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month

April 22-28

National Infertility Awareness Week

April 25

Administrative Professionals Day
May
American Stroke Month
Lupus Awareness Month
National Arthritis Awareness Month
National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month
National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month
Preeclampsia Awareness Month

May 13

Mother’s Day

May 14

National Women’s Check-Up Day

May 12

Fibromyalgia Awareness Day

May 13-19

National Women’s Health Week

May 31

World No Tobacco Day
June
National Scleroderma Awareness Month
National Congenital Cytomegalovirus Awareness Month
July
International Group B Strep Awareness Month
August
National Breastfeeding Month
National Immunization Awareness Month

August 1

National Girlfriends Day

August 1-7

World Breastfeeding Week
September
Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
Fruits & Veggies – More Matters Month

September 27

National Women’s Health and Fitness Day™
October
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October 11

Day of the Girl

October 19

National Mammography Day
December

December 1

World AIDS Day
Page last reviewed: September 8, 2017