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2014 Health and Wellness Observances Calendar

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Stay healthy and raise awareness with 2014's Health & Wellness Observances. Take a look at the calendar below, created by the National Wellness Institute and help a health- or wellness-related service organization in your area. You can select the calendar month of your choice below, or you can scroll down to view the entire 2014 calendar.

 

 

 

If you would like to download a PDF of the 2014 Health & Wellness Observances Calendar, please click here to visit the National Wellness Institute's Website and to receive your free download.

 

 

JANUARY 2014

 
Cervical Health Awareness Month
National Cervical Cancer Coalition (NCCC) 
www.nccc-online.org
 
National Birth Defects Prevention Month
March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation www.marchofdimes.com
Center for Disease Control & Prevention www.cdc.gov
 
National Blood Donor Month
American Association of Blood Banks 
(AABB) 
www.aabb.org
 
National Glaucoma Awareness Month
Glaucoma Research Foundation 
www.glaucoma.org
 
 
January 5 – 11 
National Folic Acid Awareness Week 
National Council on Folic Acid 
folicacidinfo.org
 
January 19 – 25 (third week of January) 
Healthy Weight Week 
Healthy Weight Network 
www.healthyweightnetwork.com
 
January 19 – 25 
National Certified Nurse Anesthetists Week 
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists 
www.aana.com
 
January 20 (Martin Luther King Day) 
King Day of Service (annually) 
Corporation for National and Community Service
www.mlkday.gov
 
If you would like to download a PDF of the 2014 Health & Wellness Observances Calendar, please click here to visit the National Wellness Institute's Website and to receive your free download.
 

FEBRUARY 2014

 
AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month
Prevent Blindness America 
www.preventblindness.org
 
American Heart Month
Contact your local chapter of the American Heart Association 
or 
AHA National Center
www.americanheart.org 
www.cdc.gov
 
National Cancer Prevention Month
American Institute for Cancer Research 
www.aicr.org 
American Cancer Society 
www.cancer.org
 
National Children’s Dental Health Month
Contact the state or local dental society 
or 
American Dental Association 
www.ada.org
 
National Condom Month
The Bacchus Network National Office 
www.bacchusnetwork.org
 
National Senior Independence Month
Administration on Aging 
www.aoa.gov
 
Wise Health Consumer Month
American Institute for Preventive Medicine 
www.healthylife.com
 
February 1 
National Girls & Women in Sports Day
Women’s Sports Foundation 
www.womenssportsfoundation.org/en/home/advocate/ ngwsd
 
February 7 
National Wear Red Day 
The Heart Truth—a National Awareness Campaign for Women About Heart Disease 
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute 
Health Information Center 
www.hearttruth.gov 
or 
Women Heart 
www.womenheart.org 
or 
Go Red For Women Cause Initiatives 
American Heart Association National Center 
www.goredforwomen.org/national_wear_red_day.aspx
 
February 9 – 15 
National Cardiac Rehabilitation Week 
AACVPR Office
www.aacvpr.org
 
February 10 – 16 
Random Acts of Kindness Week 
Random Acts of Kindness Foundation 
www.randomactsofkindness.org
 
February 14 (Valentine’s Day) 
National Condom Awareness Day 
www.ashastd.org
 
February 22 
World Thinking Day 
World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts
www.worldthinkingday.org
 
February 23 – March 1 
National Eating Disorders Awareness Week 
National Eating Disorders Association 
www.nationaleatingdisorders.org
 
Late February – Early April 
Collegiate Safe Spring Break Programming 
The Bacchus Network National Office
www.bacchusnetwork.org
 
If you would like to download a PDF of the 2014 Health & Wellness Observances Calendar, please click here to visit the National Wellness Institute's Website and to receive your free download.
 

MARCH 2014

 
 
American Red Cross Month
American Red Cross, National Headquarters 
or contact your local chapter 
www.redcross.org
 
Brain Injury Awareness Month
Brain Injury Association of America 
www.biausa.org
 
Hemophilia Month
National Hemophilia Foundation 
www.hemophilia.org
 
National Colorectal Awareness Month
Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation 
www.preventcancer.org/colorectal
 
National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month
The Arc of the United States 
www.thearc.org
 
National Eye Donor Month
EBAA, Eye Bank Association of America 
www.restoresight.org
 
National Kidney Month
National Kidney Foundation 
www.kidney.org
 
National Nutrition Month
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 
www.eatright.org
 
National Poison Prevention Month
Poison Prevention Council 
www.poisonprevention.org 
American Association of Poison Control Centers 
www.aapcc.org
 
National Professional Social Work Month
National Association of Social Workers 
www.socialworkers.org
 
Save Your Vision Month
American Optometric Association 
www.aoa.org
 
Workplace Eye Health and Safety Month
Prevent Blindness America 
www.preventblindness.orgw
 
National Athletic Trainers Month
National Athletic Trainers’ Association 
www.nata.org
 
March 2 – 8 
National Collegiate Health and Wellness Week 
The Bacchus Network National Office
www.bacchusnetwork.org
 
March 2 – 8 
National Problem Gambling Awareness Week 
The National Council on Problem Gambling, Inc. 
www.ncpgambling.org
 
March 2 – 9 (week before daylight savings time) 
National Sleep Awareness Week 
National Sleep Foundation 
www.sleepfoundation.org
 
March 3 – 7 
National School Breakfast Week 
School Nutrition Association 
www.schoolnutrition.org
 
March 9 – 15 
National Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week 
American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation 
www.aacvpr.org
 
March 16 – 22 
National Poison Prevention Week 
Poison Prevention Council 
www.poisonprevention.org
 
March 19 
Kick Butts Day 
Campaign for Tobacco–Free Kids 
www.kickbuttsday.org
 
March 20 National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 
Commitment to Action for 7th Generation 
Awareness & Education: HIV/AIDS Prevention Project 
www.happ.colostate.edu 
or 
National Native American AIDS Prevention Center 
www.nnaapc.org
 
March 20 (third Thursday) 
Companies that Care 
Day Center for Companies that Care 
www.companies-that-care.org
 
March 22 
World Water Day 
RC International Water and Sanitation Centre
www.unwater.org
 
March 25 (fourth Tuesday in March) 
American Diabetes Alert Day 
American Diabetes Association 
www.diabetes.org
 
March 30 – April 5 
National Week of the ocean 
National Week of the Ocean Website 
www.national-week-of-the-ocean.org/
 
 
If you would like to download a PDF of the 2014 Health & Wellness Observances Calendar, please click here to visit the National Wellness Institute's Website and to receive your free download.
 
 

APRIL 2014

 
National Alcohol Awareness Month
SAMSHA’s National Clearinghouse for Alcohol & Drug Information 
www.ncadd.org
 
National Autism Awareness Month
Autism Society 
http://www.autism-society.org
 
National Cancer Control Month
Contact your local chapter 
or 
American Cancer Society 
www.cancer.org
 
National Child Abuse Prevention Month
Prevent Child Abuse America 
www.preventchildabuse.org 
Child Welfare Information Gateway 
Children’s Bureau/ACYF 
www.childwelfare.gov/preventing/preventionmonth/
 
Counseling Awareness Month
American Counseling Association (ACA) 
www.counseling.org
 
National Donate Life Month
HRSA Information Center 
www.organdonor.gov/
 
Stress Awareness Month
American Counseling Association (ACA) 
www.counseling.org
 
National Humor Month
Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor 
www.aath.org
 
National Minority Health & Health Disparities Month 
Office of Minority Health Resource Center 
www.minorityhealth.hhs.gov
 
National occupational Therapy Month
The American Occupational Therapy Association 
www.aota.org
 
National STDs/Family Planning Awareness Month
American Social Health Association
www.ashastd.org/
 
Sexual Assault Awareness Month
National Sexual Violence Resource Center
www.nsvrc.org
 
Late February – Early April 
Safe Spring Break Programming T
he BACCHUS Network 
www.bacchusnetwork.org 
American College Health Association 
www.acha.org/index.cfm
 
April 2 
International Children’s Book Day 
International Board on Books for Young People Basel, Switzerland 
www.ibby.org/index.php?id=269
 
April 2 (first Wednesday of April) 
National Day of Hope 
Childhelp USA National Hdqtrs 
www.childhelpusa.org
 
April 4 – 6 (first weekend in April) 
Alcohol-Free Weekend 
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. 
www.ncadd.org
 
April 6 – 13 (third week of April) 
National Volunteer Week 
The Points of Light and Hands on Network 
www.PointsofLight.org
 
April 7 
World Health Day 
World Health Organization 
www.who.org 
or 
www.paho.org
 
April 7– 11 
National Youth Violence Prevention Week 
National Association of SAVE 
www.nationalsave.org
 
April 7 – 13 
National Public Health Week 
American Public Health Association 
www.nphw.org
 
April 10 
Siblings Day 
Siblings Day Foundation 
www.siblingsday.org/bodyframe.htm
 
April 10 
National Alcohol Screening Day 
Screening for Mental Health, Inc. 
www.mentalhealthscreening.org
 
 
April 11-13 
Global Youth Service Day 
Youth Service America 
www.gysd.org
 
April 13 – 19 
National Library Week 
American Library Association 
www.ala.org
 
April 14 – 19 
National Environmental Education Week (eeweek) 
National Environmental Education Foundation 
www.eeweek.org
 
April 14 – 20 
National Minority Cancer Awareness Week 
National Cancer Institute 
Public Inquiries Office
cancernet.nci.nih.gov
 
April 15 
International Moment of Laughter Day 
Izzy Gesell, Wide Angle Humor
www.izzyg.com
 
April 16 (same date annually) 
National Healthcare Decisions Day 
www.nhdd.org
 
April 21 – 27 
Medical Fitness Week 
Medical Fitness Association 
www.medicalfitness.org
 
April 22 
Earth Day 
Earth Day Network 
www.earthday.net
 
April 24 (fourth Thursday April) 
Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day 
Daughters And Sons To Work® Day 
www.daughtersandsonstowork.org
 
April 25 (fourth Friday in April) 
Remember Children Lost to Violence 
Child Welfare League of America 
www.cwla.org
 
April 26 – May 3 
National Infant Immunization Week 
CDC, National Immunization Program 
www.cdc.gov/vaccines/events/niiw/index.html
 
If you would like to download a PDF of the 2014 Health & Wellness Observances Calendar, please click here to visit the National Wellness Institute's Website and to receive your free download.
 
 

MAY 2014

 
 
Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month
Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America 
www.aafa.org 
or 
www.aanma.org
 
Better Sleep Month
The Better Sleep Council
www.bettersleep.org
 
Correct Posture Month
American Chiropractic Association Communications Department 
www.amerchiro.org
 
Employee Health & Fitness Month
National Association for Health and Fitness, ACTIVE Life 
www.healthandfitnessmonth.com
 
Healthy Vision Month/uV Safety
National Eye Institute 
www.nei.nih.gov/hvm
 
Hepatitis Awareness Month
Hepatitis Foundation International 
www.hepfi.org
 
Huntington’s Disease Awareness Month
Huntington’s Disease Society of America 
www.hdsa.org
 
Lupus Awareness Month
Lupus Foundation of America, Inc. 
www.lupus.orgwww.tsalliance.org
 
National Arthritis Month
Arthritis Foundation 
www.arthritis.org
 
National Bike Month
League of American Bicyclists 
www.bikeleague.org
 
National High Blood Pressure Education Month
NHLBI Information Center 
www.nhlbi.nih.gov
 
National Melanoma/Skin Cancer Awareness Month
American Academy of Dermatology
American Cancer Society 
www.skincancer.org
 
National Mental Health Month
National Mental Health Association 
www.nmha.org
 
National Osteoporosis Month
National Osteoporosis Foundation 
www.nof.org
 
National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition 
www.fitness.gov
 
National Stroke Awareness Month
National Stroke Association 
www.stroke.org 
or
American Heart Association (National Center) 
www.americanheart.org or contact your local AHA office
 
National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month
Advocates for Youth 
www.advocatesforyouth.org
 
National Tuberous Sclerosis Awareness Month 
Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance
 
Older Americans Month
U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services Administration on Aging 
www.aoa.gov
 
May 1 – 7 (same dates annually) 
National Physical Education and Sports Week 
National Association for Sport and Physical Education 
www.aahperd.org
 
May 3 (first Saturday in May) 
Join Hands Day: Youth and Adults Volunteering 
Together Points of Light and Hands on Network 
www.joinhandsday.org
 
May 4 – 10 (first full week in May) 
International Building Safety Week 
International Code Council Foundation 
www.icc–foundation.org
 
May 4 – 10 (first full week in May) 
Be Kind to Animals Week 
Canadian Federation of Humane Societies 
www.cfhs.ca
American Humane Association www.americanhumane.org/
 
May 4 – 10 (first full week in May) 
North American occupational Safety and Health Week 
(NAoSH) American Society of Safety Engineers 
www.asse.org/naosh
 
May 5 – 11 (same date annually) 
National Nurses Week 
American Nurses Association 
www.nursingworld.org
 
May 7 (first Wednesday in May) 
Project Aces Day (All Children Exercise Simultaneously) 
Youth Fitness Coalition, Inc. 
www.projectaces.com
 
May 7 (during National Nurses Week) 
School Nurse Day 
www.nasn.org
 
May 8 (same date annually) 
World Red Cross/Red Crescent Day American Red Cross 
or 
contact your local chapter www.redcross.org
 
May 11 – 17 (Mother’s Day week) 
National Nursing Home Week 
American Health Care Association 
http://www.nnhw.org
 
May 11 – 17 (Mother’s Day week) 
Women’s Health Week Office on Women’s Health Department of Health and Human Services 
www.womenshealth.gov
 
May 10 
World Fair Trade Day 
World Fair Trade Association (WFTO) 
www.wfto.com
 
May 11 – 17 
National Hospital and Healthcare Week 
American Hospital Association www.aha.org
 
May 12 – 18 
National Volunteer Week – Australia 
The Center for Volunteering 
www.volunteering.com.au/contact_us.asp
 
May 12 – 16 
Bike to Work Week (Bike to Work Day: May 16) 
League of American Bicyclists 
www.bikeleague.org
 
May 21 (third Wednesday) 
National Employee Health and Fitness Day 
National Association for Health and Fitness 
www.physicalfitness.org
 
May 20 
World Autoimmune Arthritis Day 
International Autoimmunie Arthritis Movement 
www.worldautoimmunearthritisday.org
 
May 25– 31 (last full week in May) 
Older Americans Mental Health Week 
Older Women’s League 
www.owl–national.org
 
May 28 (last Wednesday in May) 
National Senior Health & Fitness Day 
www.fitnessday.com
 
If you would like to download a PDF of the 2014 Health & Wellness Observances Calendar, please click here to visit the National Wellness Institute's Website and to receive your free download.
 

JUNE 2014

 
(June & July) Fireworks Safety Months National Council on Fireworks Safety www.fireworksafety.com
 
National Great outdoors Month
 
American Recreation Coalition www.funoutdoors.org
 
National Safety Month
 
National Safety Council www.nsc.org
 
National Scleroderma Awareness Month
 
United Scleroderma Foundation, Inc. www.scleroderma.org
 
Migraine and Headache Awareness Month
 
National Headache Foundation www.headaches.org
 
June 1 (same date annually) 
Stand for Children Day 
www.stand.org
 
June 1 
National Cancer Survivors Day 
National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation 
www.ncsdf.org
 
June 5 
World Environment Day 
United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) 
www.unep.org/wed
 
June 7 (first Saturday in June) 
National Trails Day 
American Hiking Society
www.americanhiking.org
 
June 8 (second Sunday in June)
National Children’s Day
www.nationalchildrensday.us
 
June 9 – 15 (ending with Father’s Day) 
National Men’s Health Week 
National Men’s Health Network 
www.menshealthweek.org
 
June 14 (same date annually) 
World Blood Donor Day 
www.redcrossblood.org/world-blood-donor-day
 
June 23 – 26 (Pre-Conferences starts June 21) 
39th Annual National Wellness Conference 
National Wellness Institute, Inc. 
New location: Minneapolis, MN 
www.nationalwellness.org/Conference
 
June 27 (same date annually) 
National HIV Testing Day 
AIDS.gov 
www.aids.gov
 
If you would like to download a PDF of the 2014 Health & Wellness Observances Calendar, please click here to visit the National Wellness Institute's Website and to receive your free download.
 

JULY 2014

Fireworks Safety Month
National Council on Fireworks Safety
www.fireworkssafety.org
 
Eye Injury Prevention Month
Federal Occupational Health
www.foh.dhhs.gov/Public/NYCU/eyeinjury.asp
 
UV Safety Month
American Academy of Ophthalmology 
www.aao.org
 
National Park and Recreation Week
National Park and Recreation Association
www.nrpa.org
 
July 13 – 19
Every Body Deserves a Massage Week
Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals
www.abmp.com
 
If you would like to download a PDF of the 2014 Health & Wellness Observances Calendar, please click here to visit the National Wellness Institute's Website and to receive your free download.
 

AUGUST 2014

 
Cataract Awareness Month
American Academy of Ophthalmology 
www.aao.org
 
Medic Alert Awareness Month
www.medicalert.org
 
National Breastfeeding Month
United States Breastfeeding Committee 
www.usbreastfeeding.org/
 
National Immunization Awareness Month
Center for Disease Control & Prevention 
www.cdc.gov/vaccines
 
Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month
Prevent Blindness America 
www.preventblindness.org
 
August 1 – 7 (same dates annually) 
World Breastfeeding Week 
La Leche League International 
www.llli.org/
 
August 3 – 9 (second week in August) 
National Health Center Week 
National Association of Community Health Centers, Inc. 
www.healthcenterweek.com
 
August 5 
National Night Out
America’s Night Out Against Crime
www.nationalnightout.org/nno/about.html
 
August 9 
International Day of the World’s Indigenous People 
United Nations 
www.unesco.org
 
If you would like to download a PDF of the 2014 Health & Wellness Observances Calendar, please click here to visit the National Wellness Institute's Website and to receive your free download.
 

SEPTEMBER 2014

Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk (Fall weekend) 
Dates vary depending location. 
Contact your local Alzheimer’s Association 
or 
visit www.alz.org
 
America on the Move – Month of Action
American on the Move Foundation 
STEPtember, a month-long celebration inviting people to become more active and eat more healthfully (2010 new) 
www.americaonthemove.org
 
Baby Safety Awareness Month
Juvenile Product Manufacturers Association 
www.jpma.org
 
BioDiversity Month
Dept. of the Environment and Heritage Australia 
www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/month.html
 
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
CureSearch for Children’s Cancer 
www.curesearch.org
 
Fruit & Veggie Month
Fruits & Veggies More Matters
www.fruitsandveggiesmatter.gov 
www.movingtothefuture.org
 
Healthy Aging Month
Healthy Aging Campaign Educational Television Network, Inc. 
www.healthyaging.net
 
Leukemia & Lymphoma Awareness Month
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of America 
www.leukemia–lymphoma.org
 
National Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery Month
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) 
National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information 
www.recoverymonth.gov
 
National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition 
www.fitness.gov
 
National Cholesterol Education Awareness Month
National Heart, Lung, & Blood Institute 
www.cdc.gov/features/cholesterolawareness/
 
National Food Safety Education Month
International Food Safety Council National Restaurant Association 
www.servsafe.com 
Educational Foundation International Food Safety Council
www.foodsafety.gov
 
National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, Inc.
www.ovarian.org
 
National Menopause Awareness Month
North American Menopause Society
www.menopause.org
 
National Pain Awareness Month
American Pain Foundation
www.painfoundation.org
 
National Preparedness Month
Cosponsored by American Red Cross 
www.redcross.org 
and 
U.S. Dept of Homeland Security 
www.ready.gov
 
National Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month
Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Inc. 
www.sicklecelldisease.org
 
National Yoga Month
Yoga Health Foundation 
www.yogamonth.org
 
Prostate Health Month
National Prostate Cancer Coalition 
www.menshealthnetwork.org
 
Sports and Home Eye Safety Month
Prevent Blindness America 
www.preventblindness.org
 
Whole Grains Month
The Whole Grains Council 
www.wholegrainscouncil.org/get-involved/celebrate- whole-grains-month-in-september
 
September 1 – 7 (same date annually) 
National Childhood Injury Prevention Week 
The American Academy of Pediatrics 
www.aap.org/healthtopics/safety.cfm
Safe Kids Worldwide 
www.safekids.org/
 
September 7 – 13 (first full week in September) 
Suicide Prevention Week American Association of Suicidology 
www.suicidology.org
 
September 7 – 14 
National Assisted Living Week 
National Center for Assisted Living 
www.nalw.org
 
September 7 (same date annually) 
National Threatened Species Day 
U.S. Headquarters, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) 
www.worldwildlife.org
 
September 11 
National Day of Service and Remembrance 
www.911day.org/
 
September 14-20 (third week in September) 
National Rehabilitation Week 
National Rehabilitation Awareness Foundation 
www.nraf–rehabnet.org/
 
September 16 (third Tuesday) 
Take A Loved one to the Doctor Day 
National Health Information Center 
http://blackamericaweb.com/category/dr-day/
 
September 17 (third Wednesday) 
Backpack Awareness Day 
The American Occupational Therapy Association
www.aota.org
 
September 17 (third Wednesday)
Backpack Awareness Day 
The American Occupational Therapy Association
www.aota.org
 
September 21-27 (third week in September) 
National Farm Safety and Health Week
National Educational Center for Agricultural Safety
www.nsc.org/necas
 
September 21 - 27  (last full week)
Active Aging Week 
International Council On Active Aging 
www.icaa.cc
 
September 21 (same date annually) 
International Day of Peace 
United Nations 
www.un.org/en/events/peaceday/
 
September 24 (last Wednesday) 
National Women’s Health & Fitness Day 
Health Information Resource Center 
www.fitnessday.com/women
 
September 27 (last Saturday) 
Family Health and Fitness Day 
USA Health Information Resource Center 
www.fitnessday.com/family
 
September 27 (last Saturday) 
National Public Lands Day 
National Public Lands Day 
www.publiclandsday.org
 
If you would like to download a PDF of the 2014 Health & Wellness Observances Calendar, please click here to visit the National Wellness Institute's Website and to receive your free download.
 

OCTOBER 2014

 
Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk (Fall Weekend)
 Dates vary depending location. 
Contact your local Alzheimer’s Association 
or 
visit www.alz.org
 
American Heart Walk
Dates vary depending on your location. 
American Heart Association 
www.heartwalk.org
 
Auto Battery Safety Month
Prevent Blindness America 
www.preventblindness.org
 
Eat Better, Eat Together Month
Washington State University 
http://nutrition.wsu.edu/ETEB/
 
Children’s Health Month
Office of Children’s Health Protection 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 
yosemite.epa.gov/ochp/ochpweb.nsf/content/chm-home.htm
 
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
National Resource Center for Domestic Violence 
www.nrcdv.org
 
Health Literacy Month
Health Literacy Consulting 
www.healthliteracymonth.org
 
Healthy Babies Month
March of Dimes/Birth Defects Foundation 
www.marchofdimes.com
 
Healthy Lung Month
American Lung Association 
www.lungusa.org
 
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
www.nbcam.org 
or 
The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation 
www.komen.org
 
National Bullying Prevention Month
PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center 
www.pacer.org/bullying/
 
National Chiropractic Month
American Chiropractic Association 
www.acatoday.org/NCHM
 
National Crime Prevention Month
National Crime Prevention Council 
www.ncpc.org
 
National Dental Hygiene Month
American Dental Hygienists Association 
www.adha.org/ndhm
 
National Depression and Mental Health Screening Month
Screening for Mental Health, Inc. 
www.mentalhealthscreening.org
 
National Disability Employment Awareness Month
U.S. Dept. of Labor 
www.dol.gov/
 
National Family Sexuality Education Month
Planned Parenthood Federation of America 
www.plannedparenthood.org/
 
National Liver Awareness Month
American Liver Foundation 
www.liverfoundation.org
 
National Physical Therapy Month
American Physical Therapy Association 
www.apta.org
 
National Spina Bifida Month
Spina Bifida Association of America 
www.sbaa.org
 
National Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month 
SIDS Alliance 
www.sidsalliance.org
 
National UNICEF Month: Trick–or–Treat for uNICEF.
National Office of the US Fund for UNICEF 
www.unicefusa.org
 
National Work and Family Month
Alliance for Work–Life Progress 
www.awlp.org
 
Talk About Prescriptions Month
National Council on Patient Information and Education 
www.talkaboutrx.org
 
Vegetarian Awareness Month
North American Vegetarian Society 
www.worldvegetarianday.org
 
October 1 (annually same date) 
International Day of Older Persons 
http://www.un.org/en/events/olderpersonsday
 
October 5 – 11 (first full week in October) 
National Mental Illness Awareness Week 
American Psychiatric Association 
www.healthyminds.orgwww.apic.org 
NAMI – National Alliance on Mental Illness
www.nami.org/miaw
 
October 5 – 11 (week including October 9 – Chicago Fire) 
National Fire Prevention Week 
National Fire Protection Association 
www.nfpa.org
 
October 6 (first Monday in October) 
Child Health Day U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services 
mchb.hrsa.gov
 
October 6 (first Monday in October) 
World Habitat Day UN Habitat 
www.unhabitat.org/
 
October 8 International Walk–to–School Day 
National Center for Safe Routes to School 
www.walktoschool.org
 
October 10 (always October 10) 
World Mental Health Day 
World Federation for Mental Health 
www.wfmh.org
 
October 10 (same date annually)
Put The Breaks On Fatalities Day
www.brakesonfatalities.org
 
October 13 – 19 (second full week) 
National School Lunch Week 
School Nutrition Association 
www.schoolnutrition.org
 
October 14 – 17 (week of Columbus Day) 
National Consultant Pharmacy Week 
American Society of Consultant Pharmacists 
www.ascp.com
 
October 17 (same date annually) 
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 
United Nations 
www.un.org/en/events/povertyday/
 
October 19 – 25 (third full week in October) 
International Infection Prevention Week Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc.
www.apic.org
 
October 19 – 25 (third week in October) 
National Health Education Week 
Society for Public Health Education 
www.sophe.org/NHEW.cfm
 
October 19 – 25 (third week in October) 
National Healthcare Quality Week 
National Association for Healthcare Quality 
www.nahq.org/
 
October 19 – 25 (last full week October) 
National Respiratory Care Week 
American Association for Respiratory Care 
www.aarc.org
 
October 20 (same date annually) 
World Osteoporosis Day 
International Osteoporosis Foundation 
www.worldosteoporosisday.org
 
October 23 – 31 (same dates annually) 
National Red Ribbon Celebration
National Plant the Promise Week (Campaign to keep kids off drugs) 
National Family Partnership 
www.nfp.org
 
October 24 (same date annually) 
Food Day Center for Science in the Public Interest 
www.foodday.org
 
October 24 (same date annually) 
Take Back Your Time Day 
The Simplicity Forum 
www.timeday.org/
 
October 25 (fourth Saturday in October) 
Make a Difference Day 
www.makeadifferenceday.com
 
October 29 (Wed of last week in October) 
Lung Health Day 
American Association for Respiratory Care 
www.aarc.org
 
If you would like to download a PDF of the 2014 Health & Wellness Observances Calendar, please click here to visit the National Wellness Institute's Website and to receive your free download.
 

NOVEMBER 2014

 
American Diabetes Month
American Diabetes Association 
www.diabetes.org
 
Native American Heritage Month
Indian Health Service (HQ) 
www.ihs.gov/index.cfm
http://nativeamericanheritagemonth.gov/
 
Diabetic Eye Disease Month
Prevent Blindness America 
www.preventblindness.org
 
Great American Smokeout Month
American Cancer Society 
www.cancer.org
 
National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month
Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association 
www.alz.org
 
National Child Mental Health Month
New York University Child Study Center 
www.aboutourkids.org
 
National Epilepsy Awareness Month
Epilepsy Foundation of America 
www.efa.org
 
National Family Caregivers Month
National Family Caregivers Association 
www.nfcacares.org
 
National Healthy Skin Month
American Academy of Dermatology
www.aad.org
 
National Home Care Month
National Association for Home Care & Hospice
www.nahc.org
 
National Hospice Month
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization 
www.nhpco.org
 
Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network 
www.pancan.org
 
Prematurity Awareness Month
March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation 
www.marchofdimes.com
 
November 13 World Kindness Day 
Waves of Kindness
www.wavesofkindness.org
 
November 14 (same date annually) 
World Diabetes Day 
International Diabetes Federation 
www.worlddiabetesday.org
 
November 15 (same date annually) 
National Philanthropy Day 
Association of Fundraising Professionals 
www.NationalPhilanthropyDay.net
 
November 15 (same date annually) 
America Recycles Day 
National Recycling Coalition, Inc. 
www.americarecyclesday.org
 
November 17 – 23 (week before Thanksgiving) 
American Education Week 
National Education Association 
www.nea.org
 
November 20 (third Thursday) 
Great American Smokeout 
American Cancer Society 
www.cancer.org
 
November 22 (Saturday before U. S. Thanksgiving)
International Survivors of Suicide Day
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)
www.afsp.org/survivorday
 
November 27 (always Thanksgiving Day) National Family Health History Day U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services www.hhs.gov/familyhistory/
November 27 – January 1
(U.S. Thanksgiving - New Year’s Day)
Tie one on For Safety Campaign
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) www.madd.org
 
If you would like to download a PDF of the 2014 Health & Wellness Observances Calendar, please click here to visit the National Wellness Institute's Website and to receive your free download.
 

DECEMBER 2014

 
International AIDS Awareness Month
International HIV/AIDS Alliance 
www.aidsalliance.org/
 
National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention (3D) Month 
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 
http://www.nhtsa.gov/StopImpairedDriving
 
Safe Toys and Gifts Month
Prevent Blindness America 
www.preventblindness.org
 
December 1 (same date annually) 
World AIDS Day 
World AIDS Campaign 
www.worldaidscampaign.org
 
December 5 (same date annually) 
International Volunteer Day 
United Nations Volunteers 
www.unv.org www.worldvolunteerweb.org
 
December 7 – 13 (first full week of December) 
Aplastic Anemia and MDS Week 
Aplastic Anemia and MDS Internl, Inc. 
www.aamds.org
 
December 7 – 13 (first full week of December) 
National Hand Washing Awareness Week 
Henry the Hand Foundation 
www.henrythehand.com
 
December 7 – 13 
National Influenza Vaccination Week 
www.cdc.gov/flu/nivw/
 
December 10 (same date annually) 
Human Rights Day 
United Nations Human Rights 
www.ohchr.org
 
 If you would like to download a PDF of the 2014 Health & Wellness Observances Calendar, please click here to visit the National Wellness Institute's Website and to receive your free download.
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