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Health Observance & Events


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

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 (Jan. 20-26, 2013)

February

American Heart Month

National Children's Dental Health Month

Give Kids a Smile Day (Feb. 1, 2013)

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month

March

National Nutrition Month

National Kick Butts Day (March 20, 2013)

National Poison Prevention Week (March 17-23, 2013)

April

National Public Health Week (April 1-7, 2013)

World Health Day (April 7)

National Infant Immunization Week (April 20-27, 2013)

STI (sexually-transmitted infection) Awareness Month

Month of the Young Child

Child Abuse Prevention Month

National Youth Violence Prevention Week (March 18-22, 2013)

May

Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

National Women's Health Week (May 12-18, 2013)

Asthma Awareness Month

National High Blood Pressure Education Month

Clean Air Month

Buckle Up America Week/"Click It Or Ticket" Enforcement (May 20-June 2, 2013)

World No Tobacco Day (May 31)

June

Men's Health Week (June 10-16, 2013)

National HIV Testing Day (June 27)

National Safety Month

July

CCBOH Back to School Immunization Campaign

August

National Immunization Awareness Month

World Breastfeeding Week (Aug. 1-7)

September

National Sickle Cell Awareness Month

Baby Safety Month

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

National Childhood Injury Prevention Week (Sep. 1-7)

National Suicide Prevention Week (Sept. 8-14, 2013)

Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day (Sep. 20)

Family Health and Fitness Day (Sep. 28, 2013)

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 (Oct. 1)

National Health Education Week (Oct. 21-25, 2013)

National Latino HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (Oct. 15)

November

American Diabetes Month

Prematurity Awareness Day (Nov. 17)

National Healthy Skin Month

The Great American Smokeout (Nov. 21, 2013)

December

World AIDS Day (Dec. 1)

National Hand Washing Awareness Week (Dec. 1-7, 2013)

National Influenza Vaccination Week (Dec. 4-10)