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2009 National Heath Observances




Cervical Health Awareness Month

Glaucoma Awareness Month

National Birth Defects Prevention Month

National Blood Donor Month

National Radon Action Month

Thyroid Awareness Month

5 - 11 National Folic Acid Awareness Week


AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month

American Heart Month

International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month

National Cancer Prevention Month

National Children’s Dental Health Month

National Wise Health Consumer Month

6 Give Kids A Smile Day

6 National Wear Red Day

6 National Women's Healthy Heart Campaign (Washington, DC)

7 - 14 Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week

14 National Donor Day

22 - 28 National Eating Disorders Awareness Week


Mental Retardation Awareness Month

National Brain Injury Awareness Month

National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

National Endometriosis Awareness Month

National Kidney Month

National Multiple Sclerosis Education and Awareness Month

National Nutrition Month®

Save Your Vision Month

Workplace Eye Wellness Month

1 - 7 National Problem Gambling Awareness Week

2 - 6 National School Breakfast Week

8 - 14 National Patient Safety Awareness Week

12 World Kidney Day

15 - 21 National Poison Prevention Week

24 American Diabetes Alert Day

24 World Tuberculosis Day

29 - April 4 Root Canal Awareness Week


Alcohol Awareness Month

Cesarean Awareness Month

Counseling Awareness Month

Foot Health Awareness Month

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month

National Autism Awareness Month

National Cancer Control Month

National Child Abuse Prevention Month

National Donate Life Month

National Minority Health Awareness Month

National Youth Sports Safety Month

Occupational Therapy Month

Sports Eye Safety Month

STD Awareness Month

Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month

6 - 12 National Public Health Week

7 World Health Day

8 Sexual Assault Awareness Month Day of Action

9 National Alcohol Screening Day®

18 National Healthy Kids Day

25 - May 2 National Infant Immunization Week

25 World Meningitis Day

25 World Tai Chi & Qigong Day

26 - May 3 SAFE KIDS Week

26 - 27 2009 March for Babies


American Stroke Month

Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

Better Hearing and Speech Month

Better Sleep Month

Clean Air Month

Healthy Vision Month

Hepatitis Awareness Month

Lupus Awareness Month

Lyme Disease Awareness Month

Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month

Mental Health Month

National Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Awareness Month

National Arthritis Awareness Month

National Bike Month

National Cancer Research Month

National Celiac Disease Awareness Month

National High Blood Pressure Education Month

National Neurofibromatosis Month

National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

National Toxic Encephalopathy and Chemical Injury Awareness Month

Older Americans Month

Sturge-Weber Awareness Month

Tuberous Sclerosis Awareness Month

Ultraviolet Awareness Month

3 - 9 North American Occupational Safety and Health Week

4 Melanoma Monday

6 - 12 National Mental Health Counseling Week

9 Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Awareness Day

10 - 16 Food Allergy Awareness Week

10 - 16 National Alcohol- and Other Drug-Related Birth Defects Week

10 - 16 National Women's Health Week

11 - 17 National Stuttering Awareness Week

11 - 15 National Neuropathy Week

11 National Women's Check-up Day

12 Sex Differences in Health Awareness Day

18 - 24 Recreational Water Illness Prevention Week

18 HIV Vaccine Awareness Day

19 Phelan-McDermid Syndrome Day

20 National Employee Health and Fitness Day

24 - 30 Older American's Mental Health Week

31 World No Tobacco Day


1 - July 4 Fireworks Safety Month

Home Safety Month

Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month

National Aphasia Awareness Month

National Scleroderma Awareness Month

National Scoliosis Awareness Month

Vision Research Month

1 - 7 Sun Safety Week

7 - 13 National Headache Awareness Week

7 National Cancer Survivors Day

15 - 21 National Men's Health Week

21 - 27 Helen Keller Deaf - Blind Awareness Week

21 National ASK Day

27 - July 5 Eye Safety Awareness Week

27 National HIV Testing Day


Hemochromatosis Awareness Month

International Group B Strep Awareness Month

Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month

UV Safety Month

20 - 24 National Youth Sports Week

27 - August 2 Phelan-McDermid Syndrome Week


Cataract Awareness Month

Children's Eye Health and Safety Month

National Immunization Awareness Month

Psoriasis Awareness Month

Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month

1 - 7 World Breastfeeding Week

1 National Minority Donor Awareness Day

9 - 15 National Health Center Week


America On the Move's Steptember Campaign

Childhood Cancer Month

Craniofacial Acceptance Month

Fruit and Veggies - More Matters Month

Healthy Aging®Month

Leukemia & Lymphoma Awareness Month

National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month

National Cholesterol Education Month

National Infant Mortality Awareness Month

National Pain Awareness Month

National Pediculosis Prevention Month/Head Lice Prevention Month

National Sickle Cell Month

National Yoga Awareness Month

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Reye's Syndrome Awareness Month

Sports and Home Eye Safety Month

Whole Grains Month

6 - 12 National Suicide Prevention Week

13 National Celiac Disease Awareness Day

20 - 26 National Farm Safety & Health Week

21 - 27 America on the Move Week

21 World Alzheimer's Day

26 National Mesothelioma Awareness Day

28 World Rabies Day

30 World Heart Day


Eye Injury Prevention Month

Halloween Safety Month

Healthy Lung Month

Let's Talk Month

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

National Celiac Disease Awareness Month

National Chiropractic Month

National Dental Hygiene Month

National Disability Employment Awareness Month

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

National Down Syndrome Awareness Month

National Medical Librarians Month

National Physical Therapy Month

National Spina Bifida Awareness Month

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness Month

Talk About Prescriptions Month

4 - 10 Fire Prevention Week

4 Sarcoidosis Awareness Day

5 - 11 Get Smart About Antibiotics Week

5 - 11 Mental Illness Awareness Week

5 - 9 Drive Safely Work Week

5 National Child Health Day

8 National Depression Screening Day ®

10 World Mental Health Day

12 - 20 Bone and Joint Decade National Action Week

13 Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day

16 World Food Day

18 - 24 Hearing Aid Awareness Week

19 - 25 National Drug-Free Work Week

20 World Osteoporosis Day

22 International Stuttering Awareness Day

25 - 31 Respiratory Care Week

28 Lung Health Day

31 Interstitial Cystitis Awareness Day


American Diabetes Month

Diabetic Eye Disease Month

Foot Health Issues Related to Diabetes Awareness Month

Lung Cancer Awareness Month

National Adoption Month

National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month

National Family Caregivers Month

National Healthy Skin Month

National Hospice Palliative Care Month

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Month

TMJ Awareness Month

18 Prematurity Awareness Day

19 Great American Smokeout

22 - 28 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Awareness Week


Safe Toys and Gifts Month

1 World AIDS Day

6 - 12 National Handwashing Awareness Week

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