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2021 Health Awareness Calendar

January 2021 Thyroid Awareness Month National Glaucoma Awareness Month

National Birth Defects Prevention Month Cervical Health Awareness Month Weeks to Note: Folic Acid Awareness Week; January 6 - 12 Days to Note: World Leprosy Day 2021; January 31

February 2021 American Heart Month Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) / Low Vision Awareness Month International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month National Children’s Dental Health Month Weeks to Note: Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week; February 7 - 14 National Eating Disorder Awareness Week; February 22 - 26 Days to Note: World Cancer Day 2021; February 4 National Wear Red Day 2021; February 5 Give Kids A Smile ® Day; February 5 National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day; February 7 Toothache Day 2021; February 9 National Donor Day; February 14 National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day; February 22 Rare Disease Day 2021; February 28 March 2021 Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month Multiple Sclerosis Education and Awareness Month Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month National Endometriosis Awareness Month National Kidney Month National Nutrition Month National Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month Save Your Vision Month Trisomy Awareness Month Workplace Eye Wellness Month Weeks to Note: National Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week; March 8 - 14 Patient Safety Awareness Week; March 14 - 20 National Sleep Awareness Week; March 14 - 20 National Poison Prevention Week; March 14 - 20 Brain Awareness Week; March 15 - 21 National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week; March 22 - 28 Days to Note: World Birth Defects Day; March 3 National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day; March 10 World Kidney Day 2021; March 11 National Native American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day; March 20 World Oral Health Day; March 20 World Down Syndrome Day; March 21 World Tuberculosis Day; March 24 American Diabetes Alert Day; March 26 Epilepsy Awareness - Purple Day; March 26 National Doctors’ Day; March 30 April 2021 Alcohol Awareness Month Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month National Autism Awareness Month National Cancer Control Month National Donate Life Month National Facial Protection Month National Interprofessional Healthcare Month National Minority Health Month National Sarcoidosis Awareness Month Occupational Therapy Month Oral Cancer Awareness Month Parkinson’s Awareness Month Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month STI Awareness Month Stress Awareness Month Testicular Cancer Awareness Month Weeks to Note: National Public Health Week – Healthiest Nation 2030: April 1 - 7 Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Week; April 11 - 16 National Infertility Awareness Week; April 21 - 27 National Pediatric Transplant Week; April 18 - 24 Every Kid Healthy Week; April 19 - 23 World Immunization Week; April 22 - 28 Patient Experience Week; April 26 - 30 National Infant Immunization Week; April 26 - May 2 Days to Note: World Autism Awareness Day; April 2 World Health Day 2021; April 7 National Youth HIV and AIDS Awareness Day; April 10 National Prescription Drug Take Back Day; April 15 Annual National Healthcare Decisions Day; April 16 World Hemophilia Day 2021; April 17 World Meningitis Day; April 24 DNA Day 2021; April 25 World Malaria Day 2021; April 25 World Day for Safety and Health at Work; April 28

May 2021 Arthritis Awareness Month Better Hearing and Speech Month Global Employee Health and Fitness Month Hepatitis Awareness Month Lupus Awareness Month Mental Health Month National Asthma & Allergy Awareness Month National Celiac Disease Awareness Month National High Blood Pressure Education Month National Nurses Month National Osteoporosis Month National Physical Fitness and Sports Month National Stroke Awareness Month National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month Older Americans Month Preeclampsia Awareness Month Skin Cancer Prevention Month Weeks to Note: North American Occupational Safety and Health Week; May 2-8 National Hospital Week; May 2 - 8 Air Quality Awareness Week; May 3 – 7 National Nurses Week; May 6 - 12 Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week; May 3 - 9 Food Allergy Awareness Week; May 10-16 National Women's Health Week; May 10 - 16 Days to Note: World Asthma Day; May 4 World Hand Hygiene Day; May 5 International No Diet Day; May 6 National School Nurse Day; May 6 Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day; May 7 National Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Awareness; May 8 World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day; May 8 National Student Nurses Day; May 8 Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Day; May 12 International Nurses Day; May 12 World AIDS Vaccine Day 2021; May 18 HIV Vaccine Awareness Day; May 18 National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day; May 19 World Autoimmune/Auto-inflammatory Arthritis Day; May 20 Don't Fry Day; May 21 National Senior Health & Fitness Day; May 27 World No Tobacco Day; May 31

June 2021 Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month Cataract Awareness Month Men's Health Month Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month National Aphasia Awareness Month National Congenital Cytomegalovirus Awareness Month National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month National Scleroderma Awareness Month PTSD Awareness Month Scoliosis Awareness Month Weeks to Note: Men's Health Week; June 14 - 20 Helen Keller Def-Blind Awareness Week; June 21 - 27 Days to Note: National Cancer Survivors Day; June 6 World Brain Tumor Day; June 8 World Blood Donor Day; June 14 Autistic Pride Day; June 18 World Sickle Cell Day; June 19 World Vitiligo Day; June 25 National HIV Testing Day; June 27 July 2021 Cord Blood Awareness Month Group B Strep Awareness Month Healthy Vision Month Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month National Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness & Prevention Month Sarcoma Awareness Month UV Safety Month Days to Note: World Hepatitis Day; July 28

August 2021

Children's Eye Health and Safety Month Digestive Tract Paralysis Awareness Month Gastroparesis Awareness Month National Breastfeeding Month National Immunization Awareness Month Psoriasis Action Month Summer Sun Safety Month Weeks to Note: World Breastfeeding Week; August 1 - 7 National Health Center Week; August 9 - 15 Contact Lens Health Week; August 19 - 23 Days to Note: World Lung Cancer Day; August 1 International Overdose Awareness Day; August 31 September 2021 Blood Cancer Awareness Month Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Healthy Aging ® Month National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month National Cholesterol Education Month National ITP (Platelet Disorder) Awareness Month National Pediculosis Prevention Month/Head Lice Prevention Month National Recovery Month National Sickle Cell Month National Yoga Awareness Month Newborn Screening Awareness Month Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month Pain Awareness Month Prostate Cancer Awareness Month Sepsis Awareness Month Sexual Health Awareness Month Sports Eye Safety Awareness Month World Alzheimer's Month Weeks to Note: National Rehabilitation Awareness Week; September 13 - 17 Global ITP Awareness Week; September 20-24 Falls Prevention Awareness Week; September 20-24 Fungal Disease Awareness Week; September 20-24 Days to Note: World Sexual Health Day; September 4 World Suicide Prevention Day; September 10 National Celiac Disease Awareness Day; September 13 National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day; September 18 Get Ready for Flu Day; September 21 World Alzheimer’s Day; September 21 Sport Purple for Platelets Day; September 24 World Lung Day; September 25 World Rabies Day; September 28 National Women's Health and Fitness Day; September 29 World Heart Day; September 29 October 2021 Domestic Violence Awareness Month Eye Injury Prevention Month Health Literacy Month Home Eye Safety Month Medical Ultrasound Awareness Month National Breast Cancer Awareness Month National Dental Hygiene Month National Down Syndrome Awareness Month National Physical Therapy Month Prenatal-onset GBS Disease Recognition Month Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month Weeks to Note: Mental Illness Awareness Week; October 3 - 9 National Primary Care Week; October 4 - 8 ASPEN Malnutrition Awareness Week; October 4 - 8 National PA Week; October 6 - 12 Bone and Joint Health Action Week; October 12 - 20 International Infection Prevention Week; October 17 - 23 National Healthcare Quality Week; October 17 - 23 National Health Education Week; October 18 - 22 Red Ribbon Week; October 23 - 31 Respiratory Care Week; October 24 - 30 Days to Note: Child Health Day; October 4 World Mental Health Day; October 10 National Depression Screening Day; October 7 International Day of the Girl; October 11 Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day; October 13 Global Handwashing Day; October 15 National Latino AIDS Awareness Day; October 15 World Food Day; October 16 National Mammography Day; October 18 World Pediatric Bone and Joint Day; October 19 World Osteoporosis Day; October 20 National Check Your Meds Day; October 21 International Stuttering Awareness Day; October 22 National Prescription Drug Take Back Day; October 24 World Psoriasis Day; October 29 November 2021 American Diabetes Month Bladder Health Month COPD Awareness Month Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month Lung Cancer Awareness Month National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month National Family Caregivers Month National Healthy Skin Month National Home Care & Hospice Month National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month Stomach Cancer Awareness Month Weeks to Note: National Diabetes Education Week; November 1 - 7 National Nurse Practitioner Week; November 7-13 National Radiologic Technology Week; November 7-13 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) Awareness Week; November 23 - 29 Days to Note: National Diabetes Heart Connection Day; November 9 World Pneumonia Day; November 12 World Diabetes Day; November 14 World Prematurity Day 2021; November 17 Great American Smokeout; November 19 National Family Health History Day; November 25 December 2021 National Safe Toys and Gifts Month Weeks to Note: National Handwashing Awareness Week; December 1-7 National Influenza Vaccination Week; December 6-12 Days to Note: World AIDS Day; December 1 International Day of People with Disability; December 3

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