2014 Health Care Observances

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Use health care observances to spread awareness of health care issues affecting seniors and the professionals who care for them.

Use health care observances to spread awareness of health care issues affecting seniors and the professionals who care for them.

January 2014 Health Care Observances

  • National Blood Donor Month
  • Cervical Cancer Screening Month
  • Cervical Health Awareness Month
  • National Glaucoma Awareness Month
  • National Volunteer Blood Donor Month
  • Thyroid Awareness Month
  • Folic Acid Awareness Week ….6-10
  • Healthy Weight Week…19-25
  • National Nurse Anesthetists Week…19-25
  • National Activity Professionals Week…20-25
  • National Medical Group Practice Week…27-31
  • Women’s Healthy Weight Day…23
  • National IV Nurse Day…25

 

February 2014 Health Care Observances

  • AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month
  • American Heart Month
  • Wise Health Care Consumer Month
  • National Patient Recognition Week…1-7
  • Congenital Heart Defect  (CHD) Awareness Week …7-14
  • National Cardiac Rehabilitation Week …9-15
  • Cardiovascular Professionals Week…9-15
  • National Wear Red Day…7
  • National Patient Recognition Day…3
  • World Cancer Day …4
  • National Donor Day …14

 

March 2014 Health Care Observances

  • National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Kidney Month
  • National MS Education and Awareness Month
  • National Nutrition Month
  • National Professional Social Work Month
  • American Red Cross Month
  • Patient Safety Awareness Week…9-15
  • Brain Awareness Week…10-16
  • National Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week…16-22
  • Registered Dietitian Day…12
  • World Kidney Day…13-d
  • World Tuberculosis Day…24
  • American Diabetes Alert Day…25
  • National Doctor’s Day…30

 

April 2014 Health Care Observances

  • National Cancer Control Month
  • National Foot Health Awareness Month
  • National Occupational Therapy Month
  • Foot Health Month
  • National Public Health Week…7-13
  • National Healthcare Volunteer Week…6-12
  • National Minority Cancer Awareness Week…20-26
  • National Volunteer Week…6-13
  • National Minority Cancer Awareness Week…21-27
  • Healthcare Administrative Professionals Week…20-26
  • National Walking Day…2
  • World Health Day…7
  • Administrative Professionals Day…23

 

May 2014 Health Care Observances

  • National ALS Awareness Month
  • National Arthritis Awareness Month
  • National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month
  • National Breathe Easy Month
  • National Digestive Diseases Awareness Month
  • National High Blood Pressure Awareness Month
  • National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month
  • National Skin Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Stroke Awareness Month
  • Better Hearing and Speech Month
  • Healthy Vision Month
  • National Hospital Week…11-17
  • National Nurses Week…6-12
  • National Nursing Home Week..11-17
  • National Women’s Health Week…11-17
  • Mental Health Awareness Week…12-18
  • National Emergency Medical Services Week…19-25
  • Older Americans Mental Health Week…19-25
  • National Neuropathy Week…18-24
  • Melanoma Monday…5
  • World Red Cross Red Crescent Day…8
  • National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day…12
  • National Women’s Check-Up Day…13
  • National Senior Health and Fitness Day…28

 

June 2014 Health Care Observances

  • National Aphasia Awareness Month
  • National Hernia Awareness Month
  • National Home Safety Month
  • Sun Safety Week…1-7
  • National Men’s Health Week…9-15
  • National Nursing Assistants Week…12-19
  • National Cancer Survivors Day…1
  • National Career Nursing Assistants Day…12

 

July 2013 Health Care Observances

  • Eye Injury Prevention Month
  • Hemochromatosis Screening Awareness Month
  • UV Safety Month
  • National Therapeutic Recreation Week…13-19
  • Everybody Deserves a Massage Week…13-19

 

August 2014 Health Care Observances

  • National Eye Exam Month
  • National Immunization Awareness Month
  • National Psoriasis Awareness Month
  • Cataract Awareness Month
  • Medic Alert Awareness Month
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month
  • National Health Center Week…10-16
  • National Safe at Home Week…25-29
  • Health Unit Coordinator Day…23

 

September 2014 Health Care Observances

  • National Cholesterol Education Month
  • National Osteopathic Medicine Month
  • National Preparedness Month
  • Healthy Aging Month
  • Leukemia, Lymphoma, and Myeloma Awareness Month
  • Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
  • Pain Awareness Month
  • Prostate Health Month
  • National Rehabilitation Awareness Celebration…17-23
  • Take a Loved One for a Checkup Day…16
  • World Alzheimer’s Day…21
  • Family Health and Fitness Day USA…28
  • Women’s Health and Fitness Day…24

 

October 2014 Health Care Observances

  • National Dental Hygiene Month
  • National Family Health Month
  • National Liver Awareness Month
  • National Physical Therapy Month
  • National Spinal Health Month
  • Brain Injury Awareness Month
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • Depression and Mental Health Month
  • Health Literacy Month
  • Healthy Lung Month
  • Gerontological Nurses Week…1-8
  • National Physician Assistants Week…6-12
  • Fire Prevention Week…5-11
  • Bone and Joint Decade National Action Week..12-20
  • National Case Management Week…12-18
  • International Infection Prevention Week…19-25
  • National Health Education Week…19-25
  • National Healthcare Quality Week …19-25
  • National Respiratory Care Week…19-25
  • Pastoral Care Week…19-25
  • International Day of Older Persons…1
  • World Mental Health Day…10
  • National Depression Screening Day…10
  • World Trauma Day…17
  • Lung Health Day …22
  • World Stroke Day…29

 

November 2014 Health Care Observances

  • National Family Caregivers Month
  • National Healthy Skin Month
  • National Home Care Month
  • National Hospice and Palliative Care Month
  • National Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Month
  • American Diabetes Month
  • COPD Awareness Month
  • Lung Cancer Awareness Month
  • Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month
  • GERD Awareness Week…23-29
  • World Diabetes Day…14
  • Great American Smokeout…20

 

December 2014 Health Care Observances

  • World AIDS Day…1
  • National Aplastic Anemia & MDS Awareness Week…1-7
  • National Hand Washing Awareness Week…1-7