Health Awareness Days 2024

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“Organizations worldwide often run awareness campaigns for various medical conditions, including both common and rare ones. They also address important issues like blood donations and distracted driving. Below is the 2024 calendar for health awareness days, weeks, and months to help you stay informed about events related to your interests throughout the year.”


January 1-31: Cervical Health Awareness Month

January 1-31: Glaucoma Awareness Month

January 1-31: International Quality of Life Month

January 1-31: National Birth Defects Awareness/Prevention Month

January 1-31: National Blood Donor Month

January 1-31: National Radon Action Month

January 1-31: National Winter Sports Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month

January 1-31: Thyroid Awareness Month

January 4: World Braille Day

January 11: Paget’s Awareness Day

January 28: World Leprosy Day

January 30: World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day



February 1-29: American Heart Month

February 1-29: Cholangiocarcinoma Awareness Month

February 1-29: Gallbladder and Bile Duct Cancer Awareness Month

February 1-29: International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month

February 1-29: Low Vision Awareness Month

February 1-29: Marfan Syndrome Awareness Month

February 1-29: National Cancer Prevention Month

February 1-29: National Children’s Dental Health Month

February 1-29: National Self-Check Month

February 1-29: Raynaud’s Awareness Month

February 1-29: Teen Dating Violence Prevention Month

February 1: World Aspergillosis Day

February 1: Time to Talk Day

February 2: Give Kids a Smile Day

February 2: Go Red For Women

February 2: Rheumatoid Awareness Day

February 4: World Cancer Day

February 5-11: Tinnitus Awareness Week

February 7: National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

February 7-13: African Heritage & Health Week

February 7-14: Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week

February 11-17: Heart Failure Awareness Week

February 11-17: National Cardiac Rehabilitation Week

February 11-17: Sepsis Survivor Week

February 12: International Epilepsy Day

February 14: National Donor Day

February 14: National Impotence Day

February 14-21: National Condom Week

February 16: National Caregivers Day

February 26-29: National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

February 22: National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day

February 22: Recreational Sports & Fitness Day

February 27: National Protein Day

February 28: International Repetitive Strain Injury Awareness Day

February 29: Rare Disease Day



March 1-31: Alport Awareness Month

March 1-31: Brain Injury Awareness Month

March 1-31: Brain Tumor Awareness Month (UK only)

March 1-31: Deep-Vein Thrombosis Awareness Month

March 1-31: Malignant Hyperthermia Awareness Month

March 1-31: Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month

March 1-31: Myeloma Action Month

March 1-31: National Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month

March 1-31: National Cheerleading Safety Month

March 1-31: National Colorectal Cancers Awareness Month

March 1-31: National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

March 1-31: National Endometriosis Awareness Month

March 1-31: National Kidney Month

March 1-31: National Nutrition Month

March 1-31: Problem Gambling Awareness Month

March 1-31: Save Your Vision Month

March 1-31: Trisomy Awareness Month

March 1-31: Workplace Eye Wellness Month

March 1-6: National Aplastic Anemia & MDS Awareness Week

March 2: World Teen Mental Wellness Day

March 3: World Birth Defects Day

March 3: World Hearing Day

March 4: HPV Awareness Day

March 4: World Obesity Day

March 5: Dissociative Identity Disorder Awareness Day

March 7: National Hospitalist Day

March 10: National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

March 10-16: Patient Safety Awareness Week

March 10-16: Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week

March 10-16: Sleep Awareness Week

March 11-17: Brain Awareness Week

March 14: World Kidney Day

March 15: World Sleep Day

March 17-23: National Poison Prevention Week

March 18-24: National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week

March 20: National Native American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

March 20: World Oral Health Day

March 21: World Down Syndrome Day

March 24: World Tuberculosis Day

March 26: Epilepsy Awareness – Purple Day

March 26: American Diabetes Alert Day

March 30: National Doctors’ Day

March 30: World Bipolar Day



April 1-30: Alcohol Awareness Month

April 1-30: Distracted Driving Awareness Month

April 1-30: Global Child Nutrition Month

April 1-30: Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month

April 1-30: Medicaid Awareness Month

April 1-30: National Autism Acceptance Month

April 1-30: National Cancer Control Month

April 1-30: National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April 1-30: National Donate Life Month

April 1-30: National Facial Protection Month

April 1-30: National Foot Health Awareness Month

April 1-30: National Interprofessional Healthcare Month

April 1-30: National Minority Health Month

April 1-30: National Primary Immunodeficiency Awareness Month

April 1-30: National Sarcoidosis Awareness Month

April 1-30: National Stress Awareness Month

April 1-30: Occupational Therapy Month

April 1-30: Oral Cancer Awareness Month

April 1-30: Parkinson’s Awareness Month

April 1-30: Rosacea Awareness Month

April 1-30: Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month

April 1-30: Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) Awareness Month

April 1-30: Sjögren’s Awareness Month

April 1-30: Sports Eye Safety Month

April 1-30: Testicular Cancer Awareness Month

April 1-30: Women’s Eye Health & Safety Month

April 1: Take Down Tobacco Day

April 1-7: National Public Health Week

April 1-7: World Autism Acceptance Week

April 2: World Autism Awareness Day

April 2: SAAM Day of Action

April 6: Bohring-Opitz Syndrome Awareness Day

April 6: National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

April 7: World Health Day

April 11: World Parkinson’s Day

April 11-17: Black Maternal Health Week

April 14: World Chagas Disease Day

April 16: National Healthcare Decisions Day

April 16-22: Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week

April 17: World Hemophilia Day

April 19: Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Action Day

April 21-37: National Infertility Awareness Week

April 22-26: National Youth Violence Prevention Week

April 22-26: Every Kid Healthy Week

April 22-29: National Infant Immunization Week

April 24-30: World Immunization Week

April 25: National DNA Day

April 25: World Malaria Day

April 28: World Day for Safety and Health at Work

April 29 – May 3: Patient Experience Week

April 29 – May 5: Air Quality Awareness Week



May 1-31: ALS Awareness Month

May 1-31: Arthritis Awareness Month

May 1-31: Better Hearing and Speech Month

May 1-31: Better Sleep Month

May 1-31: Bladder Cancer Awareness Month

May 1-31: Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Month

May 1-31: Brain Cancer Awareness Month

May 1-31: Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month

May 1-31: Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes Awareness Month

May 1-31: Food Allergy Awareness Month

May 1-31: Global Employee Health and Fitness Month

May 1-31: Healthy Vision Month

May 1-31: Hepatitis Awareness Month

May 1-31: High Blood Pressure Awareness Month

May 1-31: Huntington’s Disease Awareness Month

May 1-31: Lupus Awareness Month

May 1-31: Lyme Disease Awareness Month

May 1-31: Maternal Mental Health Month

May 1-31: Mental Health Awareness Month

May 1-31: National Asthma and Allergies Awareness Month

May 1-31: National Celiac Disease Awareness Month

May 1-31: National Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month

May 1-31: National Nurses Month

May 1-31: National Osteoporosis Awareness Month

May 1-31: National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

May 1-31: National Stroke Awareness Month

May 1-31: National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

May 1-31: National Teen Self-Esteem Month

May 1-31: National Women’s Health Month

May 1-31: Necrotizing Fasciitis Awareness Month

May 1-31: Neurofibromatosis Awareness Month

May 1-31: Older Americans Month

May 1-31: Preeclampsia Awareness Month

May 1-31: Skin Cancer Awareness Month

May 1-31: Tourette’s Awareness Month

May 2: International Scurvy Awareness Day

May 5: World Hand Hygiene Day

May 5-11: North American Occupational Safety and Health Week

May 5-12: Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week

May 6-12: National Nurses Week

May 6: World Ankylosing Spondylitis Day

May 7: World Asthma Day

May 8: World Ovarian Cancer Day

May 10: National Lipid Day

May 10: World Lupus Day

May 12: International Awareness Day for Chronic Immunological and Neurological Diseases

May 12: International Nurses Day

May 12-18: National Hospital Week

May 12-18: National Women’s Health Week

May 12: ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia International Awareness Day

May 13: National Women’s Checkup Day

May 13-19: National Stuttering Awareness Week

May 15: Hyperemesis Gravidarum Awareness Day

May 17: World Hypertension Day

May 18: HIV Vaccine Awareness Day

May 19: Hepatitis Testing Day

May 19: National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

May 19: World IBD Day

May 20: World Autoimmune and AutoInflammatory Arthritis Day

May 22: World Preeclampsia Day

May 24: World Schizophrenia Day

May 24: Don’t Fry Day

May 25: World Thyroid Day

May 29: World Digestive Health Day

May 29: National Senior Health and Fitness Day

May 30: World MS Day

May 31: National Heat Awareness Day

May 31: World No Tobacco Day



June 1-30: Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

June 1-30: Aphasia Awareness Month

June 1-30: Cataract Awareness Month

June 1-30: Men’s Health Month

June 1-30: Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month

June 1-30: National Cytomegalovirus Awareness Month

June 1-30: National Migraine & Headache Awareness Month

June 1-30: National Safety Month

June 1-30: National Scoliosis Awareness Month

June 1-30: Professional Awareness Month

June 1-30: PTSD Awareness Month

June 1-30: Scleroderma Awareness Month

June 1-7: National CPR and AED Awareness Week

June 2: National Cancer Survivors Day

June 8: World Brain Tumor Day

June 10-16: Men’s Health Week

June 14: World Blood Donor Day

June 15: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

June 17-23: World Continence Week

June 18: Autistic Pride Day

June 19: World Sickle Cell Day

June 21: Global MND Awareness Day

June 21: International Day of Yoga

June 25: World Vitiligo Day

June 26: International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

June 25-July 1: Helen Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness Week

June 27: National HIV Testing Day

June 27: National PTSD Awareness Day

June 27: National Sunglasses Day

June 29: Rare Chromosome Disorder Awareness Day



July 1-31: Cord Blood Awareness Month

July 1-31: Healthy Vision Month

July 1-31: International Group B Strep Awareness Month

July 1-31: Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month

July 1-31: National Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness and Prevention Month

July 1-31: National Hemochromatosis Awareness Month

July 1-31: National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

July 1-31: Sarcoma Awareness Month

July 1-31: UV Safety Month

July 11: World Population Day

July 22: World Brain Day

July 23: World Sjogren’s Day

July 28: World Hepatitis Day



August 1-31: Children’s Eye Health and Safety Awareness Month

August 1-31: Digestive Tract Paralysis Awareness Month

August 1-31: Gastroparesis Awareness Month

August 1-31: National Breastfeeding Month

August 1-31: National Eye Exam Month

August 1-31: National Immunization Awareness Month

August 1-31: Psoriasis Action Month

August 1-31: Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month

August 1-31: Summer Sun Safety Month

August 1: National Minority Donor Awareness Day

August 1: World Lung Cancer Day

August 1-7: World Breastfeeding Week

August 3: Cloves Syndrome Awareness Day

August 4-10: National Health Center Week

August 18: World Breast Cancer Research Day

August 18-24: Contact Lens Health Week

August 19: World Humanitarian Day

August 30: National Grief Awareness Day

August 31: International Overdose Awareness Day



September 1-30: Baby Safety Month

September 1-30: Blood Cancer Awareness Month

September 1-30: Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September 1-30: Food Safety Education Awareness Month

September 1-30: Gynaecologic Cancer Awareness Month

September 1-30: Healthy Aging Month

September 1-30: ITP Awareness Month

September 1-30: National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month

September 1-30: National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

September 1-30: National Cholesterol Education Month

September 1-30: National Fruits and Veggies Month

September 1-30: National Pediculosis Prevention Month/Head Lice Prevention Month

September 1-30: National Recovery Month

September 1-30: National Sickle Cell Awareness Month

September 1-30: National Vascular Disease Awareness Month

September 1-30: National Yoga Month

September 1-30: Newborn Screening Awareness Month

September 1-30: Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

September 1-30: Pain Awareness Month

September 1-30: Peripheral Artery Disease Awareness Month

September 1-30: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Awareness Month

September 1-30: Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

September 1-30: Reye’s Syndrome Awareness Month

September 1-30: Sepsis Awareness Month

September 1-30: Sexual Health Awareness Month

September 1-30: Sports Eye Safety Month

September 1-30: Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

September 1-30: Urology Awareness Month

September 1-30: World Alzheimer’s Month

September 7: World Duchene’s Awareness Day

September 8-14: Folic Acid Awareness Week

September 8: World Physical Therapy Day

September 8-14: National Assisted Living Week

September 8-14: National Suicide Prevention Week

September 9: International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Day

September 9-15: Sexual Health Week

September 10: World Suicide Prevention Day

September 13: National Celiac Disease Awareness Day

September 13: World Sepsis Day

September 15: World Lymphoma Awareness Day

September 16-20: Malnutrition Awareness Week

September 16-22: National Rehabilitation Awareness Week

September 16-22: World Mitochondrial Disease Week

September 17: Get Ready for Flu Day

September 17: World Patient Safety Day

September 18: National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

September 18-22: Fungal Disease Awareness Week

September 19: Aortic Dissection Awareness Day

September 19-23: National Farm Safety and Health Week

September 20: National Concussion Awareness Day

September 21: Usher Syndrome Awareness Day

September 21: World Alzheimer’s Day

September 22: Falls Prevention Awareness Day

September 23: World Lung Day

September 25: International Ataxia Awareness Day

September 25: World Pharmacists Day

September 25: National Women’s Health and Fitness Day

September 26: Mesothelioma Awareness Day

September 26: World Contraception Day

September 28: World Rabies Day

September 28: Family Health & Fitness Day

September 27: Sport Purple for Platelets Day

September 29: World Heart Day



October 1-31: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 1-31: Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT) Awareness Month

October 1-31: Contact Lens Safety Month

October 1-31: Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October 1-31: Down syndrome Awareness Month

October 1-31: Eye Injury Prevention Month

October 1-31: Health Literacy Month

October 1-31: Healthy Lung Month

October 1-31: Home Eye Safety Awareness Month

October 1-31: Liver Cancer Awareness Month

October 1-31: Medical Ultrasound Awareness Month

October 1-31: National ADHD Awareness Month

October 1-31: National Audiology Awareness Month

October 1-31: National Bullying Prevention Month

October 1-31: National Dental Hygiene Month

October 1-31: National Medical Librarians Month

October 1-31: National Orthodontic Health Month

October 1-31: National Physical Therapy Month

October 1-31: National Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month

October 1-31: Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month

October 1-31: Prenatal-onset GBS Disease Recognition Month

October 1-31: Spina Bifida Awareness Month

October 1-31: Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month

October 1: International Day of Older Persons

October 5: World Meningitis Day

October 6-12: Mental Illness Awareness Week

October 6-12: National Primary Care Week

October 6-12: National PA Week

October 6: World Cerebral Palsy Day

October 7: Child Health Day

October 7: Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day

October 10: National Depression Screening Day

October 10: World Mental Health Day

October 10: World Sight Day

October 11: International Day of the Girl

October 12-20: Bone and Joint Action Week

October 12: World Hospice and Palliative Care Day

October 13: Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day

October 15: Global Handwashing Day

October 15: National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day

October 15: Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day

October 15-21: International Infection Prevention Week

October 16: Restart a Heart Day

October 16: World Food Day

October 18: Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP) Action Day

October 18: National Mammography Day

October 19: World Pediatric Bone and Joint Day

October 20: World Osteoporosis Day

October 20-26: National Healthcare Quality Week

October 20-26: Respiratory Care Week

October 21: National Check Your Meds Day

October 21-25: National Health Education Week

October 22: International Stuttering Awareness Day

October 29: National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

October 29: World Psoriasis Day

October 30: World Hypophosphatasia Day



November 1-30: American Diabetes Month

November 1-30: Bladder Health Month

November 1-30: COPD Awareness Month

November 1-30: Diabetic Eye Disease Month

November 1-30: Stomach Cancer Awareness Month

November 1-30: Lung Cancer Awareness Month

November 1-30: November

November 1-30: National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

November 1-30: National Diabetes Month

November 1-30: National Epilepsy Awareness Month

November 1-30: National Family Caregivers Month

November 1-30: National Healthy Skin Month

November 1-30: National Hospice and Palliative Care Month

November 1-30: National Marrow Awareness Month

November 1-30: Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

November 1-30: Prematurity Awareness Month

November 3-9: National Diabetes Education Week

November 3-9: National Radiologic Technology Week

November 8: International Day of Radiography

November 9: National Diabetes Heart Connection Day

November 10: World Keratoconus Day

November 12: World Pneumonia Day

November 14: World Diabetes Day

November 15: Great American Smoke out

November 17: World Prematurity Day

November 18-24: US Antibiotic Awareness Week

November 19-25: GERD Awareness Week

November 20: World COPD Awareness Day

November 21: World Pancreatic Cancer Day

November 23: International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day

November 25: International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

November 28: National Family Health History Day



December 1-31: National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

December 1-31: National Safe Toys and Gifts Month

December 1: World AIDS Day

December 1-7: Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week

December 3: International Day of Persons with Disabilities

December 2-8: National Handwashing Awareness Week

December 4-8: National Influenza Vaccination Week