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Help promote public health by participating in national health observances.


Throughout the year, health agencies around the country celebrate National Health Observances. These events, associated with a specific day, a week, or an entire month, bring awareness to chronic diseases, habits, and conditions impacting the health of Americans, such as smoking, teen pregnancy, and heart disease. Every year, the Clayton County Board of Health makes an effort to highlight the following health observances. Click on the links below to learn more about specific health observances.

January 

Cervical Health Awareness Week

Birth Defects Prevention Month

Healthy Weight Week 

February 

American Heart Month

National Children's Dental Health Month

Give Kids a Smile Day 

Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

March 

National Nutrition Month

National Kick Butts Day 

National Poison Prevention Week 

April 

National Public Health Week 

World Health Day 

National Infant Immunization Week 

STI (sexually-transmitted infection) Awareness Month

Month of the Young Child

Child Abuse Prevention Month

National Youth Violence Prevention Week 

May 

Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

National Women's Health Week 

Asthma Awareness Month

National High Blood Pressure Education Month

Clean Air Month

Buckle Up America Week/"Click It Or Ticket" Enforcement

World No Tobacco Day 

June 

Men's Health Week 

National HIV Testing Day

National Safety Month

July 

CCBOH Back to School Immunization Campaign

August 

National Immunization Awareness Month

World Breastfeeding Week 

September 

National Sickle Cell Awareness Month

Baby Safety Month

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

National Childhood Injury Prevention Week 

National Suicide Prevention Week 

Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day

Family Health and Fitness Day 

October 

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) Awareness Month

Health Literacy Month

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

National AIDS Awareness Month

American Heart Walk

Child Health Day 

National Health Education Week 

National Latino HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

November 

American Diabetes Month

Prematurity Awareness Day 

National Healthy Skin Month

The Great American Smokeout 

December 

World AIDS Day

National Hand Washing Awareness Week 

National Influenza Vaccination Week