Health Awareness Months

In order to draw attention to health topics, governmental and non-governmental entities have designated certain months as specific health awareness months.  The following list of designated months may be of interest or use to individuals involved with adolescent health issues.

 Health Awareness TopicSponsoring Organization
JanuaryCervical Cancer Screening MonthNational Cervical Cancer Coalition
 National Mentoring MonthNational Mentoring Month Campaign
 National Stalking Awareness MonthU.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women
 National Winter Sports TBI Awareness MonthThe Johnny O Alzheimer’s, Dementia, and TBI Awareness Foundation
Jan 4- Jan 10National Folic Acid Awareness WeekNational Council on Folic Acid
Jan 26-Feb 1National Drug Facts WeekNational Institute on Drug Abuse
FebruaryNational Children’s Dental Health MonthAmerican Dental Association
 Teen Dating Violence Awareness MonthTeen DV Month
7thNational Black HIV/AIDS Awareness DayNational Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Strategic Planning Committee
22nd-28thNational Eating Disorder Screening ProgramScreening for Mental Health
MarchNational Nutrition Month  Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Mar 10National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness DayWomen’s Health
Mar 18Kick Butts Day (smoking prevention)Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
Mar 23- March 28National Youth Prevention WeekStudents Against Violence
AprilAlcohol Awareness MonthNational Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence
 Autism Awareness MonthAutism Society
 Sexual Assault Awareness Month of ActionNational Sexual Violence Resource Center
 STI Awareness MonthAmerican Sexual Health Association
April 6-12National Public Health WeekAmerican Public Health Association
MayNational Teen Pregnancy Prevention MonthAdvocates for Youth
 Mental Health MonthMental Health America
 National Asthma and Allergy Awareness MonthAsthma and Allergy Foundation of America
 National Physical Fitness and Sports MonthPresident’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition
JuneNational Safety MonthNational Safety Council
JulyJuvenile Arthritis Awareness MonthArthritis Foundation
July 28thWorld Hepatitis DayWorld Hepatitis Alliance
AugustChildren's Eye Health and Safety MonthPrevent Blindness America
SeptemberChildhood Cancer Awareness MonthCure Search for Children’s Cancer
 Fruit and Veggies – More Matters MonthProduce for Better Health Foundations
 National Childhood Obesity Awareness MonthAmerican College of Sports Medicine
10Suicide Prevention DayInternational Association for Suicide Prevention
17RAINN Day  Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network  
OctoberDomestic Violence Awareness MonthNational Coalition Against Domestic Violence
 National Bullying Prevention MonthPACER Center, Inc.
 Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness MonthEunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Oct 4 -Oct 10Mental Illness Awareness WeekNational Alliance on Mental Illness
Oct 19- Oct 23National Health Education WeekSociety for Public Health Education
NovemberLung Cancer Awareness Month

American Lung Association

Lung Cancer Alliance

November 20thGreat American Smokeout (November 20, 2014)American Cancer Society
DecemberWorld AIDS Day (Dec 1st)World AIDS Campaign
Dec 7 – Dec 13National Influenza Vaccination WeekCenter for Disease Control and Prevention
Last updated: January 09, 2015