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Recognition Week Calendar



Cervical Health Awareness Month


National Cervical Cancer Coalition  www.nccc-online.org


National Birth Defects Prevention Month

March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation  www.marchofdimes.com



Center for Disease Control & Prevention  www.cdc.gov


National Blood Donor Month

American Association of Blood Banks  www.aabb.org



American Red Cross  www.redcross.org


National Glaucoma Awareness Month

Glaucoma Research Foundation  www.glaucoma.org


January 4–10

National Folic Acid Awareness Week


National Council on Folic Acid  folicacidinfo.org


January 18–24 (third week of January)

Healthy Weight Week


Healthy Weight Network  www.healthyweightnetwork.com


January 25–31

National Certified Nurse Anesthetists Week


American Association of Nurse Anesthetists  www.aana.com


January 19 (Martin Luther King Day)

King Day of Service


Corporation for National and Community Service  www.mlkday.gov







AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month


Prevent Blindness America  www.preventblindness.org


American Heart Month


Contact your local chapter of the American Heart Association



AHA National Center  www.americanheart.org  www.cdc.gov


National Cancer Prevention Month

American Institute for Cancer Research  www.aicr.org


American Cancer Society  www.cancer.org


National Children’s Dental Health Month

Contact the state or local dental society or


American Dental Association  www.ada.org


Wise Health Consumer Month

American Institute for Preventive Medicine  www.healthylife.com


February 4 (First Wednesday in February)

National Girls & Women in Sports Day


Women’s Sports Foundation www .womenssportsfoundation.org/en/home/advocate/  ngwsd



February 6

National Wear Red Day


The Heart Truth—a National Awareness Campaign for Women About Heart Disease


National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Health Information Center  www.hearttruth.gov


Women Heart www .womenheart.org or


Go Red For Women Cause Initiatives American Heart Association National Center  www.goredforwomen.org


February 8 – 14

National Cardiac Rehabilitation Week


AACVPR Office  www.aacvpr.org


February 9 – 15

Random Acts of Kindness Week


Random Acts of Kindness Foundation  www.randomactsofkindness.org


February 14 (Valentine’s Day)

National Condom Awareness Day  www.ashastd.org


February 22 (Same date each year)

World Thinking Day


World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts  www.worldthinkingday.org


February 22 – 28

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week


National Eating Disorders Association  www.nationaleatingdisorders.org





MARCH 2015




American Red Cross Month


American Red Cross, National Headquarters or contact your local chapter  www.redcross.org


Brain Injury Awareness Month


Brain Injury Association of America  www.biausa.org


Hemophilia Month


National Hemophilia Foundation  www.hemophilia.org


National Colorectal Awareness Month

Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation  www.preventcancer.org/colorectal


National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

The Arc of the United States  www.thearc.org


National Eye Donor Month

EBAA, Eye Bank Association of America  www.restoresight.org


National Kidney Month

National Kidney Foundation  www.kidney.org


National Nutrition Month

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics  www.eatright.org


National Problem Gambling Awareness Month

The National Council on Problem Gambling, Inc.  www.ncpgambling.org


National Professional Social Work Month


National Association of Social Workers  www.socialworkers.org


Save Your Vision Month


American Optometric Association  www.aoa.org


Workplace Eye Health and Safety Month


Prevent Blindness America  www.preventblindness.org


National Athletic Training Month

National Athletic Training Association  www.nata.org


March 1 – 7

Aplastic Anemia and MDS Week


Aplastic Anemia and MDS Internl, Inc.  www.aamds.org


March 2 – 8 (week before daylight savings time)

National Sleep Awareness Week


National Sleep Foundation  www.sleepfoundation.org


March 2 – 6

National School Breakfast Week


School Nutrition Association  www.schoolnutrition.org


March 8 – 14

National Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week


American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation



March 15 – 21

National Poison Prevention Week


Poison Prevention Council  www.poisonprevention.org


March 18 Kick Butts Day

Campaign for Tobacco–Free Kids  www.kickbuttsday.org


March 20

National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day


National Native American AIDS Prevention Center  www.nnaapc.org


March 22 (same date each year)

World Water Day


UN Water  www.unwater.org


March 23-27

National Youth Violence Prevention Week


National Association of SAVE www.nationalsave.org


March 24 (fourth Tuesday in March)

American Diabetes Alert Day


American Diabetes Association  www.diabetes.org





APRIL 2015




National Alcohol Awareness Month


SAMSHA’s National Clearinghouse for Alcohol & Drug Information



National Autism Awareness Month


Autism Society  www.autism-society.org


National Cancer Control Month

Contact your local chapter or American Cancer Society  www.cancer.org


National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Prevent Child Abuse America  www.preventchildabuse.org or


Child Welfare Information Gateway Children’s Bureau/ACYF



Counseling Awareness Month

American Counseling Association (ACA)  www.counseling.org


National Donate Life Month

HRSA Information Center  www.organdonor.gov


Stress Awareness Month

American Counseling Association (ACA)  www.counseling.org


National Humor Month

Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor  www.aath.org


National Minority Health & Health Disparities Month


Office of Minority Health Resource Center  www.minorityhealth.hhs.gov

National Occupational Therapy Month


The American Occupational Therapy Association  www.aota.org


National STDs/Family Planning Awareness Month


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  www.cdd.org/features/stdawareness


Sexual Assault Awareness Month


National Sexual Violence Rhhesource Center  www.nsvrc.org


Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month

Prevent Blindness America  www.preventblindness.org


April 1 (first Wednesday of April)

National Day of Hope


Childhelp  www.childhelp.org


April 3 5 (first weekend in April)

Alcohol-Free Weekend


National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc.  www.ncadd.org


April 6 – 12

National Public Health Week


American Public Health Association  www.nphw.org


April 7 (same date each year)

World Health Day


World Health Organization  www.who.org or  www.paho.org


April 9

National Alcohol Screening Day


Screening for Mental Health, Inc.  www.mentalhealthscreening.org







April 12 – 18

National Library Week


American Library Association  www.ala.org


April 12 – 18 (third week of April)

National Volunteer Week


The Points of Light and Hands on Network  www.PointsofLight.org


April 17 – 19

Global Youth Service Day


Youth Service America  www.gysd.org


April 19 – 25

National Environmental Education Week (eeweek)


National Environmental Education Foundation  www.eeweek.org


April 14

International Moment of Laughter Day


Izzy Gesell, Wide Angle Humor  www.izzyg.com



April 16 (same date annually)


National Healthcare Decisions Day  www.nhdd.org


April 18 – April 25

National Infant Immunization Week


CDC, National Immunization Program  www.cdc.gov/vaccines/events/niiw/index.html


April 20 – 26 Medical Fitness Week


Medical Fitness Association  www.medicalfitness.org


April 22

Earth Day


Earth Day Network  www.earthday.net


April 23 (fourth Thursday April)

Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day


Daughters And Sons To Work® Day  www.daughtersandsonstowork.org








MAY 2015




Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month


Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America  www.aafa.org


Better Sleep Month


The Better Sleep Council  www.bettersleep.org


Building Safety Month


International Code Council  www.iccsafe.org


Correct Posture Month

American Chiropractic Association Communications Department  www.acatoday.org


Employee Health & Fitness Month

National Association for Health and Fitness, ACTIVE Life  www.healthandfitnessmonth.com


Healthy Vision Month

National Eye Institute  www.nei.nih.gov/hvm


Hepatitis Awareness Month

American Liver Foundation  www.liverfoundation.org


Huntington’s Disease Awareness Month

Huntington’s Disease Society of America  www.hdsa.org


Lupus Awareness Month


Lupus Foundation of America, Inc.  www.lupus.org


National Arthritis Month


Arthritis Foundation  www.arthritis.org


National Bike Month


League of American Bicyclists  www.bikeleague.org


National High Blood Pressure Education Month


NHLBI Information Center  www.nhlbi.nih.gov


National Melanoma/Skin Cancer Awareness Month


American Academy of Dermatology  www.aad.org or


American Cancer Society  www.skincancer.org


National Mental Health Month


National Mental Health Association  www.nmha.org


National Osteoporosis Month

National Osteoporosis Foundation  www.nof.org


National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition  www.fitness.gov


National Stroke Awareness Month

National Stroke Association  www.stroke.org or


National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

Advocates for Youth  www.advocatesforyouth.org


Older Americans Month

U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services Administration for Community Living  www.acl.gov


May 1 – 7 (same dates annually)

National Physical Education and Sports Week


National Association for Sport and Physical Education  www.shapeamerica.org


May 3 – 9 (first full week in May)

Be Kind to Animals Week


Canadian Federation of Humane Societies  www.cfhs.ca


American Humane Association  www.americanhumane.org




May 3 – 9 (first full week in May)


North American Occupational Safety and Health Week (NAOSH)


American Society of Safety Engineers  www.asse.org/naosh


May 6 – 12 (same dates each year)

National Nurses Week


American Nurses Association  www.nursingworld.org


May 6 (first Wednesday in May)

Project Aces Day

(All Children Exercise Simultaneously)


Youth Fitness Coalition, Inc.  www.projectaces.com


May 6 (Wendesday during National Nurses Week)

School Nurse Day  www.nasn.org


May 8 (same date annually)

World Red Cross/Red Crescent Day


American Red Cross  www.redcross.org


May 9

World Fair Trade Day


World Fair Trade Association (WFTO)  www.wfto.com


May 10 – 16 (Mother’s Day week)

National Nursing Home Week

American Health Care Association



May 10 – 16 (Mother’s Day week)

Women’s Health Week

Office on Women’s Health


Department of Health and Human Services  http://www.cdc.gov/women/


May 11 – 17

(week of Florence Nightengale’s birthday, May 12)

National Hospital and Healthcare Week

American Hospital Association  www.aha.org


May 11 – 17

National Volunteer Week – Australia


Volunteering Australia  www.volunteeringaustralia.org


May 11 – 15

Bike to Work Week


(Bike to Work Day: May 15) League of American Bicyclists  www.bikeleague.org


May 20

World Autoimmune Arthritis Day


The International Foundation for Autoimmune Arthritis  www.ifautoimmunearthritis.org


May 27 (last Wednesday in May)

National Senior Health & Fitness Day  www.fitnessday.com



JUNE 2015



(June & July)

Fireworks Safety Months


National Council on Fireworks Safety  www.fireworksafety.com


Cataract Awareness Month


Prevent Blindness America  www.preventblindness.org


National Great Outdoors Month


American Recreation Coalition  www.greatoutdoorsmonth.org


National Safety Month

National Safety Council  www.nsc.org


National Scleroderma Awareness Month

United Scleroderma Foundation, Inc.  www.scleroderma.org


Migraine and Headache Awareness Month

National Headache Foundation  www.headaches.org


June 5

World Environment Day


United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  www.unep.org/wed


June 6 (first Saturday in June)

National Trails Day


American Hiking Society  www.americanhiking.org

June 7

National Cancer Survivors Day


National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation  www.ncsdf.org


June 14 (second Sunday in June)


National Children’s Day  www.nationalchildrensday.us


June 15 – 21 (ending with Father’s Day)

National Men’s Health Week


National Men’s Health Network  www.menshealthweek.org


June 14 (same date annually)

World Blood Donor Day  www.who.int/world-blood-donor-day


June 15 – 18 (Pre-Conferences starts June 13)

40th Annual National Wellness Conference


National Wellness Institute, Inc. Minneapolis, MN  www.nationalwellness.org/Conference


June 27 (same date annually)

National HIV Testing Day


AIDS.gov  www.aids.gov




JULY 2015



June & July

UV Safety Month


Fireworks Safety Months

American Academy of Ophthalmology


National Council on Fireworks Safety




July 12 – 18




Eye Injury Prevention Month

Every Body Deserves a Massage Week


Federal Occupational Health

Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals





 National Park and Recreation Month



 National Recreation and Park Association












Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month

American Academy of Ophthalmology  www.aao.org


Medic Alert Awareness Month  www.medicalert.org


National Breastfeeding Month

United States Breastfeeding Committee  www.usbreastfeeding.org/


National Immunization Awareness Month

Center for Disease Control & Prevention  www.cdc.gov/vaccines


August 1 – 7 (same dates annually)

World Breastfeeding Week


La Leche League International  www.llli.org/


August 4

National Night Out


National Association of Town Watch  www.natw.org


August 9 – 15 (second week in August)

National Health Center Week


National Association of Community Health Centers, Inc.  www.healthcenterweek.com


August 9

International Day of the World’s Indigenous People


United Nations  www.unesco.org







Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk (Fall weekend) Dates vary depending location. Contact your local Alzheimer’s Association or visit



America on the Move – Month of Action

American on the Move Foundation


STEPtember, a month-long celebration inviting people to become more active and eat more healthfully (2010 new)  www.americaonthemove.org


Baby Safety Awareness Month

Juvenile Product Manufacturers Association  www.jpma.org


BioDiversity Month

Dept. of the Environment and Heritage Australia  www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity


Blood Cancer Awareness Month

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of America www.lls.org


Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

CureSearch for Children’s Cancer  www.curesearch.org


Fruit & Veggies More Matters Month

Fruits & Veggies More Matters  www.fruitsandveggiesmorematter.gov


Healthy Aging™ Month

Healthy Aging Campaign Educational Television Network, Inc.  www.healthyaging.net


National Recovery Month

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)


National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information  www.recoverymonth.gov


National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition  www.fitness.gov


National Cholesterol Education Awareness Month


National Heart, Lung, & Blood Institute  www.cdc.gov/features/cholesterolawareness/


National Food Safety Education Month


National Restaurant Association Education Foundation  www.foodsafetymonth.com


National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month


National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, Inc.  www.ovariancancerawareness.org


National Menopause Awareness Month

North American Menopause Society  www.menopause.org


National Preparedness Month

Cosponsored by American Red Cross  www.redcross.org and


U.S. Dept of Homeland Security  www.ready.gov


National Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month

Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Inc.  www.sicklecelldisease.org


National Yoga Month

Yoga Health Foundation  www.yogamonth.org


Prostate Health Month

Prostate Cancer Foundation  www.pcf.org


Sports and Home Eye Safety Month

Prevent Blindness America  www.preventblindness.org


Whole Grains Month

The Whole Grains Council  www.wholegrainscouncil.org/get-involved/celebrate- whole-grains-month-in-september


September 1 – 7 (same date annually)

National Childhood Injury Prevention Week


The American Academy of Pediatrics  www.healthychildren.org


Safe Kids Worldwide  www.safekids.org/


September 7 – 13 Suicide Prevention Week


American Association of Suicidology  www.suicidology.org


September 11


National Day of Service and Remembrance www.  911day.org/


September 13 – 19

National Assisted Living Week


National Center for Assisted Living  www.nalw.org


September 16 (third Wednesday)

Backpack Awareness Day


The American Occupational Therapy Association  www.aota.org


September 20 – 26 (third week in September)

National Rehabilitation Week


National Rehabilitation Awareness Foundation  www.nraf–rehabnet.org/

September 20 – 26 (third week in September)

National Farm Safety and Health Week


National Educational Center for Agricultural Safety  www.nsc.org/necas


September 21 (same date annually)

International Day of Peace


United Nations  www.un.org/en/events/peaceday/


September 27 – October 3 (last week in September)

Active Aging Week


International Council on Active Aging  www.icaa.cc


September 26 (last Saturday)

Family Health and Fitness Day USA


Health Information Resource Center  www.fitnessday.com/family


September 26 (last Saturday)

National Public Lands Day


National Public Lands Day  www.publiclandsday.org


September 30 (last Wednesday)

National Women’s Health & Fitness Day


Health Information Resource Center  www.fitnessday.com/women







Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk (Fall Weekend) Dates vary depending location. Contact your local Alzheimer’s Association or visit



American Heart Walk


Dates vary depending on your location. American Heart Association  www.heartwalk.org


Auto Battery Safety Month


Prevent Blindness America  www.preventblindness.org


Eat Better, Eat Together Month

Washington State University



Children’s Health Month

Office of Children’s Health Protection


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency  www2.epa.gov/children/childrens-health-month


Domestic Violence Awareness Month

National Resource Center for Domestic Violence  www.nrcdv.org


Health Literacy Month

Health Literacy Consulting  www.healthliteracymonth.org


Healthy Babies Month

March of Dimes/Birth Defects Foundation  www.marchofdimes.com


Healthy Lung Month

American Lung Association  www.lungusa.org


National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

National Breast Cancer Foundation  www.nationalbreastcancer.org


National Bullying Prevention Month

PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center  www.pacer.org/bullying/


National Chiropractic Month


American Chiropractic Association  www.acatoday.org


National Crime Prevention Month


National Crime Prevention Council  www.ncpc.org


National Dental Hygiene Month


American Dental Hygienists Association  www.adha.org/ndhm


National Depression and Mental Health Screening Month


Screening for Mental Health, Inc.  www.mentalhealthscreening.org


National Disability Employment Awareness Month

U.S. Dept. of Labor  www.dol.gov/odep


National Family Sexuality Education Month

Planned Parenthood Federation of America  www.plannedparenthood.org/


National Liver Awareness Month

American Liver Foundation  www.liverfoundation.org


National Physical Therapy Month

American Physical Therapy Association  www.apta.org


National Spina Bifida Awareness Month

Spina Bifida Association of America  www.sbaa.org


National Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month


SIDS Alliance  www.sidsalliance.org


National UNICEF Month: Trick–or–Treat for UNICEF.

National Office of the US Fund for UNICEF  www.unicefusa.org






National Work and Family Month


Alliance for Work–Life Progress  www.awlp.org


Talk About Your Medicines Month


National Council on Patient Information and Education  www.talkaboutrx.org


Vegetarian Awareness Month


North American Vegetarian Society  www.worldvegetarianday.org


October 1 (annually same date)


International Day of Older Persons  http://www.un.org/en/events/olderpersonsday


October 4 – 10 (first full week in October)

National Mental Illness Awareness Week

American Psychiatric Association  www.healthyminds.org


NAMI – National Alliance on Mental Illness  www.nami.org/miaw


October 4 – 10 (week including October 9 – Chicago Fire)

National Fire Prevention Week

National Fire Protection Association  www.nfpa.org


October 5 (first Monday in October)

Child Health Day

U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services  mchb.hrsa.gov


October 5 (first Monday in October)

World Habitat Day

 UN Habitat  www.unhabitat.org/


October 7

International Walk–to–School Day

National Center for Safe Routes to School  www.walktoschool.org


October 10 (always October 10)

World Mental Health Day

World Federation for Mental Health  www.wfmh.org


October 10 (same date annually)


Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day  www.brakesonfatalities.org


October 12 – 16 (second full week)

National School Lunch Week

School Nutrition Association  www.schoolnutrition.org


October 13 – 16 (week of Columbus Day)

National Consultant Pharmacy Week

American Society of Consultant Pharmacists  www.ascp.com


October 17 (same date annually)

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

United Nations  www.un.org/en/events/povertyday/


October 18 – 24 (third full week in October)

International Infection Prevention Week

Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc.



October 18 – 24 (third week in October)

National Health Education Week

Society for Public Health Education  www.sophe.org/NHEW.cfm


October 18 – 24 (third week in October)

National Healthcare Quality Week

National Association for Healthcare Quality  www.nahq.org/


October 20 (same date annually)

World Osteoporosis Day

International Osteoporosis Foundation  www.worldosteoporosisday.org


October 23 – 31 (same dates annually)

National Red Ribbon Celebration/ National Plant the Promise Week


(Campaign to keep kids off drugs) National Family Partnership at  www.nfp.org


October 24 (same date annually)

Food Day

Center for Science in the Public Interest  www.foodday.org


October 24 (fourth Saturday in October)


Make a Difference Day www .makeadifferenceday.com


October 25 – 31 (last full week October)

National Respiratory Care Week

American Association for Respiratory Care  www.aarc.org









American Diabetes Month


American Diabetes Association  www.diabetes.org


Native American Heritage Month


Indian Health Service (HQ)  www.ihs.gov/index.cfm  http://nativeamericanheritagemonth.gov/


Diabetic Eye Disease Month


Prevent Blindness America  www.preventblindness.org


Great American Smokeout Month

American Cancer Society  www.cancer.org


Lung Cancer Awareness Month

American Cancer Society  www.cancer.org


National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association  www.alz.org


National Epilepsy Awareness Month

Epilepsy Foundation of America  www.efa.org


National Family Caregivers Month

National Family Caregivers Association  www.nfcacares.org


National Healthy Skin Month

American Academy of Dermatology  www.aad.org


National Home Care Month

National Association for Home Care & Hospice  www.nahc.org


National Hospice and Palliative Care Month

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization


Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network  www.pancan.org


Prematurity Awareness Month

March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation  www.marchofdimes.com


November 13


World Pneumonia Day  www.worldpneumoniaday.org


November 13 World Kindness Day


Random Acts of Kindness  www.randomactsofkindness.org


November 14 (same date annually)

World Diabetes Day


International Diabetes Federation  www.worlddiabetesday.org


November 15 (same date annually)

National Philanthropy Day


Association of Fundraising Professionals  www.npdlove.com


November 15 (same date annually)

America Recycles Day


National Recycling Coalition, Inc.  www.americarecyclesday.org


November 16 – 20 (week before Thanksgiving)

American Education Week


National Education Association  www.nea.org


November 19 (third Thursday)

Great American Smokeout


American Cancer Society  www.cancer.org


November 21 (Saturday before U. S. Thanksgiving)

International Survivors of Suicide Day


American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)  www.afsp.org/survivorday


November 26 (always Thanksgiving Day)

National Family Health History Day


U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services  www.hhs.gov/familyhistory/


November 27 – January 1

(U.S. Thanksgiving - New Year’s Day)

Tie One On For Safety Campaign

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)  www.madd.org







International AIDS Awareness Month

December 6 – 12 (first full week of December)


International HIV/AIDS Alliance

National Hand Washing



Awareness Week


National Drunk and Drugged Driving

Henry the Hand Foundation




Prevention (3D) Month

December 6 – 12


National Highway Traffic Safety Administration



National Influenza Vaccination Week


Safe Toys and Gifts Month



December 10 (same date annually)


Prevent Blindness America



Human Rights Day


December 1 (same date annually)

United Nations Human Rights




World AIDS Day









December 5 (same date annually)



International Volunteer Day



United Nations Volunteers









“Source: 2014 National Health Observances, National Health Information Center, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.”