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Healthcare Observances

Healthcare Observances

Each year, MSA compiles a calendar of health and wellness-related holidays and observances for the benefit of patients, partner organizations and the general public. The list below includes monthly, weekly and daily health observances. Please use this resource as a tool for planning a healthy year!


2018




January

National Blood Donor Month
Cervical Health Awareness Month
Glaucoma Awareness Month
IV Nurse Day: Jan. 25


February

American Heart Month
National Wear Red Day®
National Cardiac Rehab Week: Feb. 11-17
Cardiovascular Professionals Week: Feb. 11-17
National Heart Failure Awareness Week: Feb. 12-18


March

American Red Cross Month
National Pulmonary Month
National Pulmonary Rehab Week: March 11-17
National Social Workers Month
Child Life Month
National Nutrition Month®
Brain Injury Awareness Month
Brain Awareness Week: March 12-18
National Doctor's Day: March 30


April

Occupational Therapy Month
Volunteer Appreciation Month
Parkinson's Awareness Month
Medication Safety Week
National Volunteer Week: Apr. 15-22
Foot Health Awareness Month
National Donate Life Month
Administrative Professionals Week: Apr. 22-28
Administrative Professionals Day: Apr. 25


May

Older Americans Month
Oncology Nursing Month
National Stroke Awareness Month
National Hospital Week: May 6-12
National Nurses Week:  May 6-12
National Nurses Day: May 6
National Nursing Home Week®: May 13-19
National Senior Health & Fitness Day®: May 30
Better Hearing & Speech Month
National Arthritis Awareness Month
National Asthma & Allergy Awareness Month
National Trauma Awareness Month


June

National Home Safety Month
Aphasia Awareness Month
National Nursing Assistant's Week


July

Independence Month
UV Safety Month


August

Cataract Awareness Month
Worldwide MedicAlert Awareness Month
National Immunization Awareness Month


September

National Cholesterol Education Month
National Ovarian Cancer Month
Healthy Aging Month
Assisted Living Facility Week
Pain Awareness Month
National Assisted Living Week®: Sept. 10-16
National Rehabilitation Awareness Celebration: Sept. 17-23
Falls Prevention Awareness Day: Sept. 22
National Women’s Health & fitness Day: Sept. 26


October

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
National Physical Therapy Month
Healthy Lung Month
National Physician Assistant Week
Pastoral Care Week
National Physician Assistant Week: Oct. 6-12
Fire Prevention Week: Oct. 7-13
National Case Management Week: Oct. 8-14
National Mammography Day: Oct. 19
Respiratory Care Week: Oct. 21-27
Lung Health Day: Oct. 27
International Orthopaedic Nurses Day: Oct. 30


November

National Home Care & Hospice Month
National COPD Month
American Diabetes Month®
Family Caregivers Month
National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month
Hospice and Palliative Care Month
Lung Cancer Awareness Month
Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month
Home Care Aide Week: Nov. 11-17
Great American Smokeout: Nov. 15


December

World Aids Day (Dec. 1)



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