Select Health Observances, 2022

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.


Cervical Health Awareness Month

National Stalking Awareness Month

National Birth Defects Prevention Month

National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

1/3 – 1/9 National Folic Acid Awareness Week


International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month

National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month

American Heart Month

2/4 National Wear Red Day

2/21 – 2/27 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

4/24 – 4/30 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

5/8 – 5/15 National Women’s Health Week

5/9 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 Breastfeeding Month

National Immunization Awareness Month

8/1 – 8/7 World Breastfeeding Week

Page last reviewed: July 5, 2022
Content source: Women's Health