2017 National Health and Awareness Months


Below is a list of national health observances for 2017. Use Safety Magnets by connecting your cause to awareness and improved health for your community!

2017: JAN | FEB | MAR | APR | MAY | JUN | JUL | AUG | SEP | OCT | NOV | DEC

 

January 2017

  • Cervical Health Awareness Month
  • National Birth Defects Prevention Month­
  • National Blood Donor Month
  • National Glaucoma Awareness Month
  • Jan 30th World Leprosy Day­

February 2017

  • American Heart Month
  • AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month
  • National Cancer Prevention Month
  • National Children’s Dental Health Month
  • Feb 03, 2017 National Wear Red Day
  • Feb 04, 2017 World Cancer Day
  • Feb 09, 2017 Toothache Day
  • Feb 28, 2017 Rare Disease Day

March 2017

  • Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month
  • National Cheerleader Safety Month
  • National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Endometriosis Awareness Month
  • National Kidney Month
  • National Nutrition Month ®
  • Problem Gambling Awareness Month
  • Save Your Vision Month
  • Trisomy Awareness Month
  • Workplace Eye Wellness Month
  • 6 - 10 National School Breakfast Week
  • 9 World Kidney Day
  • 10 National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
  • 12 - 18 Patient Safety Awareness Week
  • 13 - 19 Brain Awareness Week
  • 19 - 27 Tsunami Preparedness Week
  • 19 - 25 National Poison Prevention Week
  • 20 National Native American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
  • 20 Spring Clean Your Medicine Cabinet
  • 22 American Diabetes Alert Day
  • 24 World Tuberculosis Day

April 2017

  • Alcohol Awareness Month
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month
  • National Autism Awareness Month
  • National Child Abuse Prevention Month
  • National Distracted Driving Awareness Month
  • National Donate Life Month
  • National Facial Protection Month
  • National Interprofessional Health Care Month
  • National Minority Health Month
  • Occupational Therapy Month
  • Oral Cancer Awareness Month
  • Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month of Action
  • Sports Eye Safety Awareness Month
  • STI Awareness Month
  • Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month
  • 2 - 8 National Youth Violence Prevention Week
  • 3 - 9 National Public Health Week
  • 5 Sexual Assault Awareness Day of Action
  • 7 National Alcohol Screening Day ®
  • 7 World Health Day
  • 10 National Youth HIV and AIDS Awareness Day
  • 21 - 28 Every Kid Healthy™ Week
  • 22 - 29 National Infant Immunization Week
  • 23 - 29 National Infertility Awareness Week
  • 23 - 29 National Sleep Awareness Week ®
  • 23 - 29 World Immunization Week
  • 24 World Meningitis Day

May 2017

  • Employee Health and Fitness Month ­
  • Healthy Vision Month 
  • Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month
  • Better Sleep Month 
  • National Mental Health Awareness Month 
  • National Stroke Awareness Month ­
  • May 02, 2017 World Asthma Day
  • May 05, 2017 World Hand Hygiene Day
  • May 06, 2017 International No Diet Day
  • May 08, 2017 World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day ­
  • May 12, 20 17 Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Day 
  • May 12, 2017 International Nurses Day 
  • May 18, 2017 World AIDS Vaccine Day 
  • May 31, 2017 World No Tobacco Day 

June 2017

  • June 1 - July 04 Fireworks Safety Month
  • Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month
  • Cataract Awareness Month
  • Men's Health Month
  • Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month
  • National Aphasia Awareness Month
  • National Congenital Cytomegalovirus Awareness Month
  • National Safety Month
  • National Scleroderma Awareness Month
  • June 4-10 Rip Current Awareness Week
  • June 4 National Cancer Survivors Day ®
  • June 12 - 18 Men's Health Week
  • June 18-24 National Lightning Safety Awareness Week
  • June 19 World Sickle Cell Day
  • June 27 National HIV Testing Day

July 2017

  • Cord Blood Awareness Month
  • International Group B Strep Awareness Month
  • Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month
  • National Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness & Prevention Month
  • 28 World Hepatitis Day

August 2017

  • Children's Eye Health and Safety Month
  • Gastroparesis Awareness Month
  • National Breastfeeding Month
  • National Immunization Awareness Month
  • Psoriasis Awareness Month
  • 1 - 7 World Breastfeeding Week
  • 7 - 13 National Health Center Week
  • 22 - 26 Contact Lens Health Week

September 2017

  • Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
  • Fruits & Veggies—More Matters ® Month
  • Healthy Aging ® Month
  • National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month
  • National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
  • National Food Safety Education Month
  • National ITP Awareness Month
  • National Pediculosis Prevention Month/Head Lice Prevention Month
  • National Preparedness Month
  • National Recovery Month
  • National Sickle Cell Month
  • National Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month
  • National Yoga Awareness Month
  • Newborn Screening Awareness Month
  • Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
  • Sports Eye Safety Month
  • Whole Grains Month
  • World Alzheimer's Month
  • 10 - 16 National Suicide Prevention Week
  • 10 World Suicide Prevention Day
  • 13 National Celiac Disease Awareness Day
  • 18 - 24 National Farm Safety & Health Week
  • 18 - 22 Malnutrition Awareness Week™
  • 20 National School Backpack Awareness Day
  • 21 RAINN Day
  • 22 Falls Prevention Awareness Day
  • 24 Family Health & Fitness Day USA ®
  • 25 Sport Purple for Platelets Day
  • 27 National Women's Health & Fitness Day
  • 28 World Rabies Day
  • 29 World Heart Day

October 2017

  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  • Eye Injury Prevention Month
  • Health Literacy Month
  • Home Eye Safety Month
  • International Walk to School Month
  • National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Bullying Prevention Month
  • National Dental Hygiene Month
  • National Down Syndrome Awareness Month
  • National Medical Librarians Month
  • National Physical Therapy Month
  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month
  • 2 - 8 Mental Illness Awareness Week
  • 2 - 6 National Primary Care Week
  • 4 Walk and Bike to School Day
  • 6 National Depression Screening Day ®
  • 12 - 20 Bone and Joint Health Action Week
  • 13 Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day
  • 15 - 21 International Infection Prevention Week
  • 15 National Latino AIDS Awareness Day
  • 16 - 22 National Healthcare Quality Week
  • 16 - 20 National Health Education Week
  • 16 World Food Day
  • 19 World Pediatric Bone and Joint Day
  • 22 - 28 Respiratory Care Week
  • 22 International Stuttering Awareness Day
  • 23 - 31 Red Ribbon Week
  • 29 World Psoriasis Day

November 2017

  • American Diabetes Month
  • Bladder Health Month
  • COPD Awareness Month
  • Diabetic Eye Disease Month
  • Lung Cancer Awareness Month
  • Lung Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month
  • National Family Caregivers Month
  • National Healthy Skin Month
  • National Hospice and Palliative Care Month
  • Stomach Cancer Awareness Month
  • 16 Great American Smokeout
  • 19 International Survivors of Suicide Day
  • 20 - 26 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Awareness Week
  • 24 National Family Health History Day?

December 2017

  • International AIDS Awareness Month ­
  • National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month
  • Safe Toys and Gifts Month
  • Dec 01, 2017 World AIDS Day
  • Dec 03, 2017 International Day of People with Disability
  • 3 - 9 National Handwashing Awareness Week
  • 4 - 11 National Influenza Vaccination Week

Source: healthfinder.gov


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