Health Observances, 2021

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.


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Cervical Health Awareness Month

National Stalking Awareness Month

National Birth Defects Prevention Month

National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

1/6 – 1/12 National Folic Acid Awareness Week


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3/2 – 3/8 National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

National Endometriosis Awareness Month

Women’s History Month

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

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


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STD Awareness Month

Sexual Assault Awareness Prevention Month

Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month

Prom Season

National Infertility Awareness Week:  TBD

04/11 – 04/17 Black Maternal Health Week

4/22 Administrative Professionals Day


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American Stroke Month

Lupus Awareness Month

National Arthritis Awareness Month

National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month

National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

Preeclampsia Awareness Month

5/9 Mother’s Day

5/9 – 5/15 National Women’s Health Week May

5/12 National Women’s Check-Up Day

5/12 Fibromyalgia Awareness Day

5/31 World No Tobacco Day


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International Group B Strep Awareness Month


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National Breastfeeding Month

National Immunization Awareness Month

8/1 – 8/7 World Breastfeeding Week


Page last reviewed: September 23, 2021
Content source: Women's Health