Health Holidays — National Today
377 rows · Health holidays don’t only exist to raise awareness about the hundreds of illnesses and heath issues people live with every day, but also to celebrate the doctors and nurses working tirelessly to find a cure and improve our health.
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World Health Day
(3 days ago) World Health Day –. April 7, 2022. Every April 7, the World Health Organization chooses to highlight a special theme current in the wellness and medical world. Ranging from mental health to insurance and everything in between, this day sets the tone for what’s to come in the world stage. This year’s World Health Day will shine a light on
NATIONAL MEN'S HEALTH MONTH
(3 days ago) June 2021. June is National Men’s Health Month! This month is all about encouraging the men in your life (including you, men out there!) to take care of their bodies by eating right, exercising, and working to prevent disease. The official symbol for the month is a blue ribbon and the purpose of Men’s Health Month is to heighten the
GLOBAL EMPLOYEE HEALTH AND FITNESS MONTH
(5 days ago) This nonprofit association, which was founded in 1979, has been on a mission to improve the health of Americans since its formation and has come up with numerous ideas to encourage a healthy lifestyle. One of these projects includes the Global Employee Health and Fitness Month — an award-winning worksite health promotion program.
ORAL HEALTH MONTH
(4 days ago) June 2021. We’re celebrating Oral Health Month in June, and you’re invited! We care for every part of our body, so why should our mouths be neglected? Supported by the American Dental Association, Oral Health Month is a reminder about the importance of maintaining good oral …
National Women's Health Week
(4 days ago) The observance, which begins each Mother’s Day, runs from May 8 to 15, 2022. National Women’s Health Week also encourages women to consider the factors that influence their mental health, such as managing stress, in order to ward off anxiety …
National Health Education Week — History and Why We Celebrate
(7 days ago) The purpose of health education is to improve the health status of people, communities, and the nation. Educators work to strengthen the quality of life for all individuals and reduce premature deaths and disabilities. When health education specifically focuses on prevention, it helps lower the financial burden spent on medical treatment.
NATIONAL MEN'S HEALTH WEEK
(2 days ago) June 14-20, 2021. National Men’s Health Week is June 14-20, the week leading up to Father’s Day, because what better way to celebrate dad than to encourage him to take care of his health? The week is all about healthy bodies, hard exercise, good diet, and regular visits to the doctor. It’s part of National Men’s Health Month, a month
HEALTH CARE AIDE DAY
(7 days ago) Health Care Aide Day on October 18 was first created by the government of Manitoba, Canada, to honor healthcare aides. Since these talented professionals work around the clock and in a variety of situations (from acute care to home-, community-, and residential care), they are ever-present caregivers for the sickest and neediest portions of the population.
HEALTH LITERACY MONTH
(8 days ago) Health Literacy Month –. October 2021. According to studies, more than 40 percent of Americans have difficulty obtaining, processing, and understanding basic healthcare information — which is necessary for making informed decisions. Lack of healthcare literacy can seriously hamper global healthcare efforts.
SEXUAL HEALTH MONTH
(6 days ago) Sexual Health Month –. September 2021. There’s a lot that goes into the idea of sexual health and the observance of Sexual Health Month. The concept encompasses not only the physical aspects of sexual health, but the emotional side as well. Sexual Health Month, celebrated each September, is a good time to assess our level of sexual health
NATIONAL CHILD HEALTH DAY
(2 days ago) National Child Health Day –. October 4, 2021. National Child Health Day is on the first Monday of every October where we show our support of children’s health, family, and those that work hard to help them. Family income is a major factor in the health of children both physically and mentally. Children from households below the poverty line
NATIONAL SENIOR HEALTH AND FITNESS DAY
(1 days ago) National Senior Health and Fitness Day is celebrated in over 1,200 locations including senior centers, recreation centers, hospitals, health clubs, health departments, retirement communities, and more. Local health and senior organizations organize, sponsor, and host events with the help, guidance, and aid of the Mature Market Resource Center team.
HEALTH UNIT COORDINATORS DAY
(5 days ago) Health Unit Coordinators Day on August 23 reminds us of the important teamwork taking place in medical facilities and why health unit coordinators are so vital and indispensable. They support the medical staff by performing a variety of roles — from checking in …
COMMUNITY HEALTH IMPROVEMENT WEEK
(Just Now) The mission of ACHI is to advance health communities across the U.S. by forming numerous collaborations and endorsing health-based campaigns. Keeping this in mind, the focus of 2021’s Community Health Improvement Week is the COVID-19 pandemic that had a dire impact on nations across the globe.
NATIONAL RURAL HEALTH DAY
(2 days ago) National Rural Health Day is an opportunity for everyone to salute the unsung heroes of rural communities — the hospitals, health care professionals and other providers who keep rural communities going despite diminishing resources, population loss, and the ravages of the opioid crisis.
Healthy Food Holidays National Today
(8 days ago) Health food holidays are here to help us finish strong and keep up our healthy lifestyle every day of the year. And with the help of over 35 different health holidays occurring throughout the year, there’s always a day to celebrate being healthy. Turn that health kick into a healthy lifestyle with the help of some fresh, hand-picked, healthy
Mental Health Holidays National Today
(9 days ago) Mental Health Holidays In the same way that we take our bodies to the doctor when we’re feeling sick, we should do the same for our minds — and that’s why we emphasize the importance of all 27 mental health holidays celebrated in a year.
FAMILY HEALTH & FITNESS DAY USA
(6 days ago) Family Health & Fitness Day USA –. September 26, 2021. Family Health and Fitness Day USA is on the last Saturday of September and it’s a day that promotes physical activity and health with your loved ones. We share genes with our family, but aren’t aware of the everyday habits we develop from our families as well.
EVERY KID HEALTHY WEEK
(9 days ago) The social and emotional health of a child is the base of their personality. Personality development starts at a young age, hence, a disturbed child is likely to grow up into an unhappy adult. To ensure the future generation is happy and healthy, mentally as well as physically, parents and schools need to emphasize a child’s mental health.
UNIVERSAL HEALTH COVERAGE DAY
(6 days ago) Universal Health Coverage Day was originally promoted by the World Health Organization. The World Health Organization is part of the United Nations and is responsible for international public health. In December 2012, the United Nations General Assembly approved a resolution urging countries to fast-forward universal healthcare progression.
Professional Wellness Month
(4 days ago) Professional Wellness Month is largely celebrated in the United States. “ Together, participating organizations in the United States will raise awareness about the benefits of a healthy workforce, emphasizing the relationship between employee health, employee productivity, and organizational success,” says “Corporate Wellness Magazine.”
ALZHEIMER’S AND BRAIN AWARENESS MONTH
(9 days ago) Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month –. June 2021. Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month is observed in June as an opportunity to spread the word about and discuss Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Throughout the month, the Alzheimer’s Association encourages people around the globe to support the movement by wearing purple and
NATIONAL CAT HEALTH MONTH
(2 days ago) National Cat Health Month –. February 2022. This February is for the cats, and more specifically it’s for their health, so we call it National Cat Health Month. Every cat parent should spend the month with extra focus on their cat’s physical and emotional well-being, and educate themselves on signs of unhealthy behavior or illness.
HEALTHY LUNG MONTH
(5 days ago) Lung health has been a concern throughout human history and a phenomenon that has intrigued doctors, health workers, and scientists. Diseases such as tuberculosis, the flu, and many other airborne ailments have been around for a long time, looming over societies like a deadly blanket.
WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY
(Just Now) World Mental Health Day is on October 10 and as our understanding of mental health grows, we grow along with it. Mental health has come a long way since the early nineties when the World Federation of Mental Health (WFMH) officially established the day. Our self-awareness and sensitivity towards it have changed things for the better.
Emotional Wellness Month – October 2021
(1 days ago) A good start is the National Institutes of Health’s Emotional Wellness Toolkit, a free resource full of advice on reducing stress, improving sleep, practicing mindfulness, and more. How to celebrate Emotional Wellness Month. Indulge yourself with a massage.
MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH
(6 days ago) Mental health is wealth, especially during Mental Health Awareness Month, which is celebrated in May. The stigma around mental health and treatment has long existed, even though this has started to change. Still, people hesitate to seek help or even talk about it with their loved ones for fear of being judged and facing unnecessary backlash.
WORLD ELDER ABUSE AWARENESS DAY
(8 days ago) World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, or WEAAD, is an annual initiative launched on June 15, 2006, by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization. In its 66/127 resolution, the United Nations General Assembly designated that date as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, a day in which the entire world
National Hairstylist Mental Health Awareness Day
(5 days ago) National Hairstylist Mental Health Awareness Day on May 27 ensures that hairstylists are also being heard and that they have a safe space to talk about their problems, a safe space similar to the one that they so often provide for others. The holiday was created by Booksy — the app that helps thousands of beauty and health service providers
NATIONAL CAREGIVERS DAY
(Just Now) February 18, 2022. National Caregivers Day is observed on the third Friday in February — on February 18 this year. The day honors individuals who selflessly provide personal care, and physical- and emotional support to those who need it most. There are different types of caregivers who are not just limited to the health sector.
NATIONAL MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK
(4 days ago) National Mental Health Awareness Week is an annual event, which provides an opportunity for the whole of the world to focus on achieving good mental health. The Mental Health Foundation in the U.K. started the event 21 years ago. A couple of years down the line, World Mental Health Day was observed for the first time on October 10, 1992.
HEALTHY VISION MONTH
(7 days ago) Healthy Vision Month is celebrated every year in May to stress the importance of the health of our eyes. This month was established by the National Eye Institute in 2003 and aims to spread awareness and educate people about the risks of ignoring the health of their eyes.
NATIONAL WOMEN’S CHECKUP DAY
(4 days ago) The health of women has also been impacted by the fact that women are underrepresented in most major research studies. However, countries like the U.S. and other Western nations are addressing this by setting up organizations and trials like the Women’s Health Initiative. The turning point in this moment ran parallel to other international
BETTER SPEECH AND HEARING MONTH
(4 days ago) Better Speech and Hearing Month is observed in May each year to increase awareness about communication disorders and hearing health. Founded by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), this day also provides an opportunity to honor the roles of ASHA members in providing treatment to those affected by speech and hearing disorders.
NATIONAL CHILDREN’S DENTAL HEALTH MONTH
(5 days ago) National Children’s Dental Health Month –. February 2022. Dental hygiene is one of the most important things we can teach our children. Unfortunately, for a lot of parents, getting kids to brush and floss their teeth is like … well, like pulling teeth. But if we want to protect our kids from having their teeth actually pulled at some
TINNITUS AWARENESS WEEK
(Just Now) Tinnitus Awareness Week –. February 7-13, 2022. Tinnitus Awareness Week is observed the first full week of February and the purpose of it is to educate the public about the symptoms of tinnitus and how it affects people. Tinnitus is the perception of noise or ringing in the ear and 15 to 20 percent of people experience it.
PRIDE MONTH 2021
(8 days ago) Pride Month By the Numbers. 52% – the percentage of LGBTQ people who’ve experienced depression recently.. 1 in 8 – the number of LGBTQ people who have experienced unequal treatment from healthcare staff.. 46% – the percentage of lesbian, gay, and bisexual people who are open about their sexual orientation with their family.. 4.1% – the estimated percentage of women who …
National Chiropractic Month
(4 days ago) National Chiropractic Month –. October 2021. Almost eight in 10 Americans have an episode of lower back pain at some point in their lives. Chronic back pain can result in lowered productivity, which can adversely affect your earning potential — not to mention your quality of life. Often, pain-killing opioids are prescribed as a quick-fix
NATIONAL CALL YOUR DOCTOR DAY
(6 days ago) Breast health saw advances when mammography came about in 1969 with the creation of low-radiation mammograms. And the first digital mammography machine was approved in 2000. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled, in 1973, against the state and federal restrictions on …
NATIONAL DENTAL HYGIENE MONTH
(6 days ago) Keeping your oral health on track is a great way to keep bacteria at bay. Without proper dental hygiene, you put yourself at risk of developing issues such as tooth decay and gum disease. It celebrates the hard-working hygienists.
CHILD VISION AWARENESS MONTH
(5 days ago) Child Vision Awareness Month –. June 2021. This Child Vision Awareness Month in June, make it your mission to ensure no child around you is suffering from vision issues. This is necessary since children have no idea whether they can see clearly or not. In fact, if they have problems with their vision, they tend to accept their blurred version
WORLD SUICIDE PREVENTION DAY
(5 days ago) It shines a spotlight on mental health issues. World Suicide Prevention Day is a reminder that society needs consistent and increasing advocacy for mental health resources so that people struggling with mental health disorders can find the help they need. Learn about the warning signs of suicide on the National Suicide Prevention Month website.
NATIONAL LIVER AWARENESS MONTH
(7 days ago) National Liver Awareness Month in October encourages you to act early and be safe in preventing liver disease. Did you know that almost 33,000 Americans die annually from liver cancer every year, according to the American Liver Foundation? Risk factors leading to cirrhosis include chronic viral hepatitis, obesity, alcoholism, as well as poor