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Health Observance Dates
Jan 25, 2006

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The following dates are listed by various web sites as special times to observe a particular health related subject. Trade associations will designate a date where they can showcase their services. There may be other reasons for these “observances”, but promotion is certainly one of them.

These dates give you many new avenues in which you can promote your services. But, they won’t work by themselves. They are opportunities for creative, bright, and energetic health care promoters. 

  • Give a workshop in your office on the theme. Do this workshop alone, or in conjunction with a local professional related to the subject. 
  • Promote a special screening for the condition or theme.
  • Work with local related professionals or associates and schedule workshop or screenings outside of the office. You can do this with them, or for them.
  • Set up a donation program in conjunction with a particular theme.
  • Set up your own dates to observe a health condition, as many office that we work with do. 


1-28 Heart Month        Participate in the local “Heart Walk.” Give your patients a free cap if they participate in the walk and bring in a friend for an exam and or massage. Donate the money paid to the local Heart Foundation.

1–28 AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month Set up a health fair with a local optometrist.

1– 28 Kids E.N.T. (Ears, Nose, Throat) Health Month Give a workshop on "Kid’s Care" with a nurse or M.D.

 5 – 11 National Burn Awareness Week

7 – 14 Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week


11 – 18 Cardiac Rehabilitation Week
American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

12 – 18 Children of Alcoholics Week

17 National Women's Heart Day
26 - March 4 National Eating Disorders Awareness Week
1 – 31 National Nutrition Month
1 – 31 Workplace Eye Health and Safety Month

1 – 31 Save Your Vision Month
1 – 31 National Brain Injury Awareness Month

1 – 31 National Multiple Sclerosis Education and Awareness Month
6 – 10 National School Breakfast Week

13 – 20 Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week
13 – 19 Brain Awareness Week

17 St. Patrick's Day

1 – 30 National Occupational Therapy Month

1 - 30 National Humor Month

1 – 30 National Youth Sports Safety Month
1 – 30 Sports Eye Safety Month
1 – 30 National Child Abuse Prevention Month
1 – 30 Foot Health Awareness Month
3 – 7 National Youth Violence Prevention Week
National Association of Students Against Violence Everywhere
7 World Health Day

22 Earth Day

22 – 29 National Infant Immunization Week
29 – 30 2006 WalkAmerica
March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation

 30 - May 6 North American Occupational Safety and Health Week

1-31 National Correct Posture Month
1 – 31 National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month
1 – 31 Older Americans Month
U.S. Administration on Aging
1 – 31 Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month
1 – 31 Better Sleep Month
1 – 31 Healthy Vision Month
1 – 31 National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
1 – 31 National Bike Month

5 Cinco de Mayo

May 1-7  Teacher Appreciation Week 
6 – 13 National SAFE KIDS Week
12 Fibromyalgia Awareness Day

14 Mother's Day

14 – 20 National Women's Health Week
14 – 20 National Running and Fitness Week
American Running Association and American Medical Athletic Association  

15 – 19 Bike to Work Week

15 National Women's Check-up Day
17 National Employee Health and Fitness Day
National Association for Health and Fitness   
25 National Missing Children’s Day

29 Memorial Day

31 World No Tobacco Day

 June National Outdoors Month

 3-11 National Fishing Week

4 - 10 National Headache Awareness Week
National Headache Foundation

12 - 18 National Men's Health Week

18 Father's Day

21 National ASK Day
PAX/Real Solutions to Gun Violence

25 - July 1 Helen Keller Deaf - Blind Awareness Week
Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youth and Adults

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