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2019 Health Awareness Calendar

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List of Health Awareness Activities

A wide range of health conditions and causes have touched many of our lives. We typically hear about the big ones, such as Breast Cancer Awareness Month or World AIDS Day. But what about lesser-known awareness campaigns, such as Occupational Health Month, National School Breakfast Week, or Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Awareness Day? Did you know they existed? Are you aware with a health awareness campaigns?

Health Awareness in months, weeks, and days are important. They allow people with certain health conditions — along with their loved ones, advocacy organizations, and support groups — to rally around a common cause and lend support. Educational, fundraising, and support events are often held during these times. They can bring people together for a great cause.

Want to know which wellness events are coming up, or support an health awareness campaign you’re less familiar with? This 2019 calendar of health awareness months, weeks, and days offers a complete look at all the ways you can support these initiatives.

  • Cervical Health Awareness Month
  • Glaucoma Awareness Month
  • Thyroid Awareness Month
  • Folic Acid Awareness Week (Jan. 7-13)
  • Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (Jan. 22-27)
  • World Cancer Day (Feb. 4)
  • Children’s Dental Health Month
  • Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week (Feb. 7-14)
  • Eating Disorders Awareness and Screening Week (Feb. 28-March 3)
  • Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
  • Endometriosis Awareness Month
  • Save Your Vision Month
  • Sleep Awareness Month
  • World Kidney Day (March 8)
  • Patient Safety Awareness Week (March 10-16)
  • Brain Awareness Week (March 11-17)
  • World Tuberculosis Day (March 27)
  • Alcohol Awareness Month
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Awareness Month
  • STD Awareness Month
  • Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month
  • Oral Cancer Awareness Month
  • World Health Day (April 7)
  • Every Kid Healthy Week (April 22-26)
  • World Immunization Week (TBA)
  • World Meningitis Day (April 24)
  • Stroke Awareness Month
  • Arthritis Awareness Month
  • Celiac Disease Awareness Month
  • Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month
  • Global Employee Health and Fitness Month
  • Healthy Vision Month
  • Hepatitis Awareness Month
  • Lupus Awareness Month
  • Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month
  • High Blood Pressure Education Month
  • Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month
  • Food Allergy Action Month
  • Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month
  • Hand Hygiene Day (May 5)
  • Don’t Fry Day (May 26)
  • Senior Health Fitness Day (May 31)
  • Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month
  • Cataract Awareness Month
  • Hernia Awareness Month
  • Men’s Health Month
  • Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month
  • Men’s Health Week (June 10-16)
  • World Sickle Cell Day (June 19)
  • Cord Blood Awareness Month
  • International Group B Strep Throat Awareness Month
  • Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month
  • World Hepatitis Day (July 28)
  • Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month
  • Immunization Awareness Month
  • Psoriasis Awareness Month
  • World Breastfeeding Week (Aug. 1-7)
  • Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
  • Food Safety Education Month
  • Healthy Aging Month
  • Blood Cancer Awareness Month
  • Cholesterol Education Month
  • Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
  • Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
  • World Alzheimer’s Month
  • World Sepsis Day (Sept. 13)
  • Pain Awareness Month
  • Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Month
  • Celiac Disease Awareness Day (Sept. 13)
  • World Heart Day (Sept. 29)
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • Eye Injury Prevention Month
  • Healthy Lung Month
  • Home Eye Safety Month
  • Physical Therapy Month
  • Dental Hygiene Month
  • World Cerebral Palsy Day (Oct. 3)
  • World Mental Health Day (Oct. 10)
  • International Infection Prevention Week (Oct. 13-19)
  • World Food Day (Oct. 16)
  • World Pediatric Bone and Joint Day (Oct. 19)
  • Respiratory Care Week (Oct. 20-26)
  • Healthcare Quality Week (Oct. 20-26)
  • World Psoriasis Day (Oct. 29)
  • Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month
  • Bladder Health Month
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Awareness Month
  • Epilepsy Awareness Month
  • Healthy Skin Month
  • Lung Cancer Awareness Month
  • Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month
  • Stomach Cancer Awareness Month
  • World Antibiotic Awareness Week (TBA)
  • GERD Awareness Week (Nov. 24-30)
  • World AIDS Day (Dec. 1)
  • Hand-washing Awareness Week (Dec. 1-7)
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