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Jan 03, 2022



2022 Health Observances Calendar

By Healthgrades Staff

The 2024 Health Observances Calendar is live!

Throughout the year, countless health observances raise awareness for various conditions (both big and small) and remind consumers to be proactive and stay on top of their health. These days or months are often celebrated by hospitals, healthcare nonprofits, patients, media, and social influencers.

See below for Healthgrades’ list of 2022 Health Observances:

January 2022
Thyroid Awareness Month
National Glaucoma Awareness Month
National Birth Defects Prevention Month
Cervical Health Awareness Month
Stalking Awareness Month
Radon Awareness Month
National Blood Donor Month

Days to Note:
World Leprosy Day; January 30

February 2022
American Heart Month
Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) / Low Vision Awareness Month
International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month
National Cancer Prevention Month
National Children’s Dental Health Month
Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Weeks to Note:
Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week; February 7 – 14
Heart Failure Awareness Week; February 12 – 20
Sepsis Survivor Week; February 14 – 20
National Condom Week; February 14 – 21
National Eating Disorder Awareness Week; February 21 – 27

Days to Note:
World Cancer Day; February 4
National Wear Red Day; February 4
Give Kids A Smile ® Day; February 5
National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day; February 7
Toothache Day; February 9
National Donor Day; February 14
National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day; February 22
Rare Disease Day 2022; February 28

March 2022
Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month
Multiple Sclerosis Education and Awareness Month
Myeloma Action Month
National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month
National Endometriosis Awareness Month
National Kidney Month
National Nutrition Month
National Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month
Save Your Vision Month
Trisomy Awareness Month
Workplace Eye Wellness Month

Weeks to Note:
National Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week; March 8 – 14
Patient Safety Awareness Week; March 13 – 19
National Sleep Awareness Week; March 14 – 20
National Poison Prevention Week; March 14 – 20
Brain Awareness Week; March 14 – 20
National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week; March 21 – 27

Days to Note:
World Birth Defects Day; March 3
National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day; March 10
World Kidney Day 2022; March 10
World Sleep Day; March 18
National Native American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day; March 20
World Oral Health Day; March 20
World Down Syndrome Day; March 21
World Tuberculosis Day; March 24
American Diabetes Alert Day; March 26
Epilepsy Awareness – Purple Day; March 26
National Doctors’ Day; March 30

April 2022
Alcohol Awareness Month
Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month
Medicaid Awareness Month
National Autism Awareness Month
National Cancer Control Month
National Donate Life Month
National Facial Protection Month
National Interprofessional Healthcare Month
National Minority Health Month
National Sarcoidosis Awareness Month
Occupational Therapy Month
Oral Cancer Awareness Month
Parkinson’s Awareness Month
Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month
STI Awareness Month
Stress Awareness Month
Testicular Cancer Awareness Month
National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Weeks to Note:
National Public Health Week – Healthiest Nation 2022; April 1 – 7
Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Week; April 11 – 16
National Pediatric Transplant Week; April 18 – 24
Pediatric Sepsis Week; April 18 – 24
National Infertility Awareness Week; April 21 – 27
World Immunization Week; April 22 – 28
Every Kid Healthy Week; April 25 – 29
Patient Experience Week; April 25 – 29
National Infant Immunization Week; April 26 – May 2

Days to Note:
World Autism Awareness Day; April 2
World Health Day 2022; April 7
National Youth HIV and AIDS Awareness Day; April 10
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day; April 15
Annual National Healthcare Decisions Day; April 16
World Hemophilia Day; April 17
World Meningitis Day; April 24
DNA Day 2022; April 25
World Malaria Day 2022; April 25
World Day for Safety and Health at Work; April 28

May 2022
Arthritis Awareness Month
Better Hearing and Speech Month
Global Employee Health and Fitness Month
Hepatitis Awareness Month
Lupus Awareness Month
Mental Health Month
National Asthma & Allergy Awareness Month
National Celiac Disease Awareness Month
National High Blood Pressure Education Month
National Nurses Month
National Osteoporosis Month
National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
National Stroke Awareness Month
National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month
Older Americans Month
Preeclampsia Awareness Month
Skin Cancer Prevention and Awareness Month
Healthy Vision Month
Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month

Weeks to Note:
Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week; May 1 – 7
National Physical Education and Sport Week; May 1 – 7
North American Occupational Safety and Health Week; May 2 – 8
Air Quality Awareness Week; May 3 – 7
National Nurses Week; May 6 – 12
National Hospital Week; May 9 – 15
Maternal Sepsis Week; May 9 – 15
Food Allergy Awareness Week; May 9 – 15
National Women’s Health Week; May 9 – 15
National Stuttering Awareness Week; May 10 – 15

Days to Note:
World Asthma Day; May 4
World Hand Hygiene Day; May 5
International No Diet Day; May 6
Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day; May 7
National Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Awareness; May 8
World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day; May 8
National Student Nurses Day; May 8
National School Nurse Day; May 11
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Day; May 12
International Nurses Day; May 12
World AIDS Vaccine Day 2022; May 18
HIV Vaccine Awareness Day; May 18
National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day; May 19
World Autoimmune/Auto-inflammatory Arthritis Day; May 20
Don’t Fry Day; May 21
National Senior Health & Fitness Day; May 27
World No Tobacco Day; May 31

June 2022
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 Migraine and Headache Awareness Month
National Scleroderma Awareness Month
PTSD Awareness Month
Scoliosis Awareness Month

Weeks to Note:
Men’s Health Week; June 13 – 19
Helen Keller Def-Blind Awareness Week; June 21 – 27

Days to Note:
National Cancer Survivors Day; June 6
World Brain Tumor Day; June 8
Family Health and Fitness Day; June 11
World Blood Donor Day; June 14
Autistic Pride Day; June 18
World Sickle Cell Day; June 19
World Vitiligo Day; June 25
National HIV Testing Day; June 27

July 2022
Cord Blood Awareness Month
Group B Strep Awareness Month
Healthy Vision Month
Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month
National Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness & Prevention Month
Sarcoma Awareness Month
UV Safety Month

Days to Note:
World Hepatitis Day; July 28

August 2022
Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month
Digestive Tract Paralysis Awareness Month
Gastroparesis Awareness Month
National Breastfeeding Month
National Immunization Awareness Month
Psoriasis Action Month
Summer Sun Safety Month

Weeks to Note:
World Breastfeeding Week; August 1 – 7
National Health Center Week; August 7 – 13
Contact Lens Health Week;August 19 – 23

Days to Note:
World Lung Cancer Day; August 1
International Overdose Awareness Day; August 31

September 2022
Blood Cancer Awareness Month
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
Food Safety Education Month
Healthy Aging ® Month
National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month
National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
National Cholesterol Education Month
National ITP (Platelet Disorder) Awareness Month
National Pediculosis Prevention Month/Head Lice Prevention Month
National Recovery Month
National Sickle Cell Month
National Yoga Awareness Month
Newborn Screening Awareness Month
Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
Pain Awareness Month
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Month
Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
Sepsis Awareness Month
Sexual Health Awareness Month
Sports Eye Safety Awareness Month
World Alzheimer’s Month

Weeks to Note:
National Suicide Prevention Week; September 5 – 11
National Folic Acid Awareness Week; September 12-18
Malnutrition Awareness Week; September 19 – 23
Global ITP Awareness Week; September 20-24
Falls Prevention Awareness Week; September 20-24
Fungal Disease Awareness Week; September 20-24
National Rehabilitation Awareness Week; September 20 – 26

Days to Note:
World Sexual Health Day; September 4
World Suicide Prevention Day; September 10
World Sepsis Day; September 13
National Celiac Disease Awareness Day; September 13
National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day; September 18
Get Ready for Flu Day; September 21
World Alzheimer’s Day; September 21
Sport Purple for Platelets Day; September 24
World Lung Day; September 25
Mesothelioma Awareness Day; September 26
World Rabies Day; September 28
National Women’s Health and Fitness Day; September 29
World Heart Day; September 29

October 2022
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Eye Injury Prevention Month
Health Literacy Month
Healthy Lung Month
Home Eye Safety Month
Medical Ultrasound Awareness Month
National ADHD Awareness Month
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
National Bullying Prevention Month
National Dental Hygiene Month
National Down Syndrome Awareness Month
National Physical Therapy Month
Prenatal-onset GBS Disease Recognition Month
Spina Bifida Awareness Month
Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month

Weeks to Note:
Mental Illness Awareness Week; October 3 – 9
National Primary Care Week; October 4 – 8
National PA Week; October 6 – 12
Bone and Joint Health Action Week; October 12 – 20
International Infection Prevention Week; October 17 – 23
National Healthcare Quality Week; October 17 – 23
National Health Education Week; October 18 – 22
Red Ribbon Week; October 23 – 31
Respiratory Care Week; October 24 – 30

Days to Note:
Child Health Day; October 3
World Cerebral Palsy Day; October 6
National Depression Screening Day; October 7
World Mental Health Day; October 10
International Day of the Girl; October 11
Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day; October 13
World Sight Day; October 13
Global Handwashing Day; October 15
National Latino AIDS Awareness Day; October 15
World Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day; October 15
World Food Day; October 16
National Mammography Day; October 21
World Pediatric Bone and Joint Day; October 19
World Osteoporosis Day; October 20
International Stuttering Awareness Day; October 22
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day; October 24
World Psoriasis Day; October 29
World Hypophosphatasia Day; October 30

November 2022
American Diabetes Month
Bladder Health Month
COPD Awareness Month
Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month
Lung Cancer Awareness Month
National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month
National Epilepsy Awareness Month
National Family Caregivers Month
National Healthy Skin Month
National Home Care & Hospice Month
National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month
Prematurity Awareness Month
Stomach Cancer Awareness Month

Weeks to Note:
National Diabetes Education Week; November 6 – 12
National Radiologic Technology Week; November 7-13
National Nurse Practitioner Week; November 13 – 19
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) Awareness Week; November 23 – 29

Days to Note:
National Diabetes Heart Connection Day; November 9
World Pneumonia Day; November 12
World Diabetes Day; November 14
World Prematurity Day 2022; November 17
Great American Smokeout; November 19
National Family Health History Day; November 25

December 2022
National Safe Toys and Gifts Month

Weeks to Note:
National Handwashing Awareness Week; December 5 – 11
National Influenza Vaccination Week; December 5 – 11

Days to Note:
World AIDS Day; December 1
International Day of Persons with Disability; December 3

For more information or to submit an awareness month or day for consideration, reach out to [email protected].