Health Observances, 2020

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
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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
March
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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
April
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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
4/22 Administrative Professionals Day
May
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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
5/10 Mother’s Day
5/10-5/16 National Women’s Health Week May
5/11 National Women’s Check-Up Day
5/12 Fibromyalgia Awareness Day
5/31 World No Tobacco Day
July
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International Group B Strep Awareness Month
August
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National Breastfeeding Month
National Immunization Awareness Month
8/1 National Girlfriends Day
8/1 8/7 World Breastfeeding Week
November
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Page last reviewed: December 19, 2019
Content source: Women's Health