Awareness Calendar 2020

Awareness Calendar 2020

January

February

  • AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month
  • American Heart Month
  • International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month
  • National Children’s Dental Health Month
  • Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
  • Black History Month
  • Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week (Feb. 3–9)
  • National “Wear Red” Day for women’s heart health (Feb. 7)
  • Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week (Feb. 7–14)
  • Valentine's Day (Feb. 14)
  • Heart Failure Awareness Week (Feb. 9–15)
  • President's Day (Feb. 17)
  • Eating Disorders Awareness and Screening Week (Feb. 24–March 1)
  • American Heart Month

March

  • Multiple Sclerosis Education and Awareness Month
  • Texas Independence Day (March 2)
  • National Kidney Month
  • National Nutrition Month
  • Employee Recognition Day (March 6)
  • National Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month
  • Save Your Vision Month
  • Trisomy Awareness Month
  • National Sleep Awareness Week (March 1–7)
  • National School Breakfast Week (March 2–6)
  • Patient Safety Awareness Week (March 8–14)
  • National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (March 10)
  • World Kidney Day (March 12)
  • World Sleep Day (March 13)
  • National Poison Prevention Week (March 15–21)
  • Brain Awareness Week (March 16–22)
  • National Native American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (March 20)
  • World Tuberculosis Day (March 24)
  • American Diabetes Alert Day (March 24)
  • Purple Day for epilepsy awareness (March 26)
  • National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (March 30–April 5)
  • National Youth Violence Prevention Week (March 30–April 3)

April

May

  • American Stroke Awareness Month
  • Arthritis Awareness Month
  • Clean Air Month
  • Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month
  • Food Allergy Action Month
  • Global Employee Health and Fitness Month
  • Hepatitis Awareness Month
  • International Mediterranean Diet Month
  • Lupus Awareness Month
  • Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month
  • Mental Health Month
  • National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month
  • National Celiac Disease Awareness Month
  • National High Blood Pressure Education Month
  • National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month
  • National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
  • National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month
  • Ultraviolet Awareness Month
  • National Physical Education and Sport Week (May 1–7)
  • National Neuropathy Awareness Week (May 4–10)
  • National Women’s Health Week (May 10–16)
  • ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia International Awareness Day 2020 (May 12)
  • Food Allergy Awareness Week (May 12–18)
  • Armed Forces Day (May 16)
  • HIV Vaccine Awareness Day (May 18)
  • World Autoimmune Arthritis Day (May 20)
  • National Senior Health Fitness Day (May 27)
  • Don’t Fry Day (May 29)

June

  • Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month
  • Cataract Awareness Month
  • Pride Month
  • Hernia Awareness Month
  • Men’s Health Month
  • Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month
  • National Aphasia Awareness Month
  • National Safety Month
  • National Scleroderma Awareness Month
  • Scoliosis Awareness Month
  • National Cancer Survivors Day (June 7)
  • Men’s Health Week (June 10–16)
  • Family Health and Fitness Day (June 13)
  • Flag Day (June 14)
  • World Blood Donor Day (June 14)
  • Smile Power Day (June 15)
  • World Sickle Cell Day (June 19)
  • PTSD Awareness Day (June 27)
  • Helen Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness Week (June 28–July 4)

July

  • Cord Blood Awareness Month
  • Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month
  • National Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness and Prevention Month
  • Independence Day (July 4)
  • World Hepatitis Day (July 28)

August

  • Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month
  • Gastroparesis Awareness Month
  • National Breastfeeding Month
  • National Immunization Awareness Month
  • Psoriasis Awareness Month
  • World Breastfeeding Week (Aug. 1–7)
  • National Health Center Week (Aug. 9–15)

September

  • 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 Preparedness Month
  • National Recovery Month
  • National Sickle Cell Month
  • National Yoga Awareness Month
  • Newborn Screening Awareness Month
  • Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
  • Pain Awareness Month
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Month
  • Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
  • Sepsis Awareness Month
  • Sexual Health Awareness Month
  • World Alzheimer’s Month
  • National Suicide Prevention Week (Sept. 6–12)
  • Patriot Day (Sept. 11)
  • National Celiac Disease Awareness Day (Sept. 13)
  • National School Backpack Awareness Day (Sept. 16)
  • National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (Sept. 18)
  • Falls Prevention Day (Sept. 24)
  • Sport Purple for Platelets Day (Sept. 25)
  • World Rabies Day (Sept. 28)
  • National Women’s Health and Fitness Day (Sept. 30)
  • World Heart Day (Sept. 29)

October

  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  • Health Literacy Month
  • Healthy Lung Month
  • Home Eye Safety Month
  • National ADHD Awareness Month
  • National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Bullying Prevention Month
  • National Dental Hygiene Month
  • National Down Syndrome Awareness Month
  • National Medical Librarians Month
  • National Physical Therapy Month
  • Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month
  • Spina Bifida Awareness Month
  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month
  • Mental Illness Awareness Week (Oct. 4–10)
  • Malnutrition Awareness Week (Oct. 5–9)
  • World Cerebral Palsy Day (Oct. 6)
  • National Depression Screening Day (Oct. 8)
  • World Mental Health Day (Oct. 10)
  • Bone and Joint Health National Action Week (Oct. 12–20)
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day (Oct. 13)
  • Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day (Oct. 15)
  • National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (Oct. 15)
  • International Infection Prevention Week (Oct. 16–22)
  • World Food Day (Oct. 16)
  • National Healthcare Quality Week (Oct. 18–24)
  • World Pediatric Bone and Joint Day (Oct. 19)
  • National Health Education Week (Oct. 20–24)
  • International Stuttering Awareness Day (Oct. 22)
  • Respiratory Care Week (Oct. 25–31)
  • World Psoriasis Day (Oct. 29)

November

  • American Diabetes Month
  • Bladder Health Month
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Awareness Month
  • Diabetic Eye Disease Month
  • Lung Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month
  • National Epilepsy Awareness Month
  • National Hospice Palliative Care Month
  • National Stomach Cancer Awareness Month
  • Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month
  • Prematurity Awareness Month
  • World Antibiotic Awareness Week (Nov. 11–17)
  • World Prematurity Day (Nov. 17)
  • GERD Awareness Week (Nov. 17–23)
  • Great American Smokeout (Nov. 19)
  • International Survivors of Suicide Day (Nov. 21)
  • National Family Health History Day (Nov. 26)

December

  • World AIDS Day (Dec. 1)
  • National Handwashing Awareness Week (Dec. 6–12)