Dec 27, 2022

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2023 Health Observances Calendar

By Healthgrades Staff

Throughout the year, health observances raise awareness for a variety of conditions and remind consumers to stay on top of their health. Hospitals, healthcare nonprofits, patients, media outlets, and even influencers celebrate these days, weeks, and months.

Check out Healthgrades’ list of 2023 Health Observances below:

January 2023

Days to Note:

EventDate
World Leprosy Day 2022January 29

February 2023

Weeks to Note:

EventDate
Congenital Heart Defect Awareness WeekFebruary 7 – 14
Heart Failure Awareness WeekFebruary 12 – 18
Sepsis Survivor WeekFebruary 12- 18
National Condom WeekFebruary 14 – 21
National Eating Disorder Awareness WeekFebruary 20 – 26

Days to Note:

EventDate
World Cancer Day 2022February 4
National Wear Red Day 2022February 3
Give Kids A Smile ® DayFebruary 3
National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness DayFebruary 7
Toothache Day 2022February 9
National Donor DayFebruary 14
National Heart Valve Disease Awareness DayFebruary 22
Rare Disease Day 2023February 28

March 2023

Weeks to Note:

EventDate
National Pulmonary Rehabilitation WeekMarch 12-18
Patient Safety Awareness WeekMarch 12-18
National Sleep Awareness WeekMarch 12-18
National Poison Prevention WeekMarch 19-25
Brain Awareness WeekMarch 13-19
National Drug and Alcohol Facts WeekMarch 20-26

Days to Note:

EventDate
World Birth Defects DayMarch 3
National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness DayMarch 10
World Kidney Day 2023March 9
World Sleep DayMarch 17
National Native American HIV/AIDS Awareness DayMarch 20
World Oral Health DayMarch 20
World Down Syndrome DayMarch 21
World Tuberculosis DayMarch 24
American Diabetes Alert DayMarch 28
Epilepsy Awareness – Purple DayMarch 26
National Doctors’ DayMarch 30

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April 2023

Weeks to Note:

EventDate
National Public Health Week – Healthiest Nation 2023April 3-9
Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness WeekApril 16-22
National Pediatric Transplant WeekApril 23-29
Pediatric Sepsis WeekApril 18 – 24
National Infertility Awareness WeekApril 23-29
World Immunization WeekApril 24-30
Every Kid Healthy WeekApril 24-30
Patient Experience WeekApril 23 – 29
National Infant Immunization WeekApril 24-30

Days to Note:

EventDate
World Autism Awareness DayApril 2
World Health Day 2022April 7
National Youth HIV and AIDS Awareness DayApril 10
National Prescription Drug Take Back DayApril 29
Annual National Healthcare Decisions DayApril 16
World Hemophilia Day 2023April 17
DNA Day 202April 25
World Malaria Day 2022April 25
World Day for Safety and Health at WorkApril 28

May 2023

Weeks to Note:

EventDate
Children’s Mental Health Awareness WeekMay 7-13
National Physical Education and Sport WeekMay 1-7
Air Quality Awareness WeekMay 1-6
National Nurses WeekMay 6-12
National Hospital WeekMay 7-13
Maternal Sepsis WeekMay 14-20
Food Allergy Awareness WeekMay 7-13
National Women’s Health WeekMay 14-20
National Stuttering Awareness WeekMay 7-13

Days to Note:

EventDate
World Asthma DayMay 2
World Hand Hygiene DayMay 5
International No Diet DayMay 6
Children’s Mental Health Awareness DayMay 7
National Women’s Checkup DayMay 8
World Red Cross and Red Crescent DayMay 8
National Student Nurses DayMay 8
National School Nurse DayMay 10
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome DayMay 12
International Nurses DayMay 12
National Cornelia de Lange Syndrome AwarenessMay 13
World AIDS Vaccine Day 2022May 18
HIV Vaccine Awareness DayMay 18
National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness DayMay 19
World Autoimmune/Auto-inflammatory Arthritis DayMay 20
Don’t Fry DayMay 26
National Senior Health & Fitness DayMay 24
World No Tobacco DayMay 31

June 2023

Weeks to Note:

EventDate
Men’s Health WeekJune 12-18
Helen Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness WeekJune 25-July 1

Days to Note:

EventDate
National Cancer Survivors DayJune 4
World Brain Tumor DayJune 8
Family Health and Fitness DayJune 10
World Blood Donor DayJune 14
Autistic Pride DayJune 18
World Sickle Cell DayJune 19
World Vitiligo DayJune 25
National HIV Testing DayJune 27

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July 2023

Days to Note:

EventDate
World Hepatitis DayJuly 28

August 2023

Weeks to Note:

EventDate
World Breastfeeding WeekAugust 1-7
National Health Center WeekAugust 6-12
OSHA’s Safe and Sound WeekAugust 14-20
Contact Lens Health WeekAugust 20-26

Days to Note:

EventDate
World Lung Cancer DayAugust 1
International Overdose Awareness DayAugust 31

September 2023

Weeks to Note:

EventDate
National Suicide Prevention WeekSeptember 4-10
National Folic Acid Awareness WeekSeptember 11-17
Malnutrition Awareness WeekSeptember 18-22
Global ITP Awareness WeekSeptember 24-30
Falls Prevention Awareness WeekSeptember 17-23
Fungal Disease Awareness WeekSeptember 18-22
National Rehabilitation Awareness WeekSeptember 18-24

Days to Note:

EventDate
World Sexual Health DaySeptember 4
World Suicide Prevention DaySeptember 10
World Sepsis DaySeptember 13
National Celiac Disease Awareness DaySeptember 13
National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness DaySeptember 18
Get Ready for Flu DaySeptember 19
World Alzheimer’s DaySeptember 21
Sport Purple for Platelets DaySeptember 29
World Lung DaySeptember 25
Mesothelioma Awareness DaySeptember 26
World Rabies DaySeptember 28
National Women’s Health and Fitness DaySeptember 27
World Heart DaySeptember 29

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October 2023

Weeks to Note:

EventDate
Mental Illness Awareness WeekOctober 1-7
National Primary Care WeekOctober 1-7
National PA WeekOctober 6-12
Bone and Joint Health Action WeekOctober 12-20
International Infection Prevention WeekOctober 15-21
National Healthcare Quality WeekOctober 15-21
National Health Education WeekOctober 15-21
Red Ribbon WeekOctober 23-31
Respiratory Care WeekOctober 22-28

Days to Note:

EventDate
World Meningitis DayOctober 5
World Cerebral Palsy DayOctober 6
National Depression Screening DayOctober 6
World Mental Health DayOctober 10
International Day of the GirlOctober 11
Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness DayOctober 13
World Sight DayOctober 12
Global Handwashing DayOctober 15
National Latino AIDS Awareness DayOctober 15
World Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance DayOctober 15
World Food DayOctober 16
National Mammography DayOctober 20
World Pediatric Bone and Joint DayOctober 19
World Osteoporosis DayOctober 20
National Check Your Meds DayOctober 21
International Stuttering Awareness DayOctober 22
National Prescription Drug Take Back DayOctober 28
World Psoriasis DayOctober 29
World Hypophosphatasia DayOctober 30

November 2023

Weeks to Note:

EventDate
National Diabetes Education WeekNovember 5-11
National Radiologic Technology WeekNovember 5-11
National Nurse Practitioner WeekNovember 12-18
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) Awareness WeekNovember 19-25

Days to Note:

EventDate
National Diabetes Heart Connection DayNovember 9
World Pneumonia DayNovember 12
World Diabetes DayNovember 14
World Prematurity Day 2022November 17
Great American SmokeoutNovember 16
National Family Health History DayNovember 23

December 2023

Weeks to Note:

EventDate
National Handwashing Awareness WeekDecember 4-8
National Influenza Vaccination WeekDecember 4-8

Days to Note:

EventDate
World AIDS DayDecember 1
International Day of Persons with DisabilityDecember 3

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2023 Hospital Quality Awards Calendar

Between supply chain delays and record staffing shortages, health systems faced more than their fair share of hardship in 2022. With challenges expected to continue well into next year, it’s time to get strategic about how you celebrate your dedicated care teams, build patient trust, and maximize ROI – and it starts by making hospital quality a marketing priority

Leverage your quality achievement to showcase your organization’s ongoing commitment to clinical excellence and remind the increasingly quality-conscious consumers in your community that top-of-the-line care is right at home.

Five opportunities to promote your dedication to quality in 2023*

  • January 17 – America’s Best 50/100/250 Hospitals Awards + Specialty State Rankings
  • March 14 – Patient Safety Excellence Award & Ratings + Outstanding Patient Experience Award
  • August 1 – Obstetrics & Gynecology Excellence Awards 
  • October 24 – Specialty Excellence Awards & Ratings

*Exact dates are subject to change.

And there’s no need to feel tied to Healthgrades awards and ratings cycle: from health awareness campaigns to community charity drives, there are plenty of opportunities to promote your quality achievement all year round! Plus, Healthgrades Hospital Quality Achievement licenses are good for at least a year, which means it’s not too late to start promoting your 2022 achievements.

Whether you’re looking to recruit and retain local talent or get an edge on the competition, the Healthgrades Hospital Quality Team is here to help you exceed your organization’s 2023 objectives. Connect with us today to discuss how you can promote your outstanding hospital quality and be the first to hear if you have any new achievements to license in 2023.

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For more information or to submit an awareness month or day for consideration, reach out to pr@healthgrades.com.