List of Health Awareness Activities

A wide range ofhealth conditions and causes have touched many of our lives. We typically hear about the big ones, such as Breast Cancer Awareness Month or World AIDS Day. But what about lesser-known awareness campaigns, such as Food Safety Education Month, Psoriasis Awareness, Meningitis Day? Did you know they existed? Are you aware with a health awareness campaigns?

Health Awareness in months, weeks, and days are important. They allow people with certain health conditions — along with their loved ones, advocacy organizations, and support groups — to rally around a common cause and lend support. Educational, fundraising, and support events are often held during these times. They can bring people together for a great cause.

Want to know which wellness events, or support an health awareness campaign you’re less familiar with? This 2023 calendar of health awareness months, weeks, and days offers a complete look at all the ways you can support these initiatives.

  • Thyroid Awareness Month
  • World Folic Acid Awareness Week (Jan. 1-7)
  • World Leprosy Day 2024 (January 28)
  • Cervical Cancer Awareness Month
  • World Cancer Day (February 4)
  • World Day of the Sick (February 11)
  • International Epilepsy Day (February 12)
  • International Childhood Cancer Day (February 15)
  • Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week (February 7-14)
  • World Encephalitis Day (February 22)
  • Self-Injury/Harm Awareness Day (March 1)
  • World Hearing Day (March 3)
  • Endometriosis Awareness Month
  • Sleep Awareness Month
  • World Kidney Day (March 14)
  • World Glaucoma Week (March 10-16)
  • Patient Safety Awareness Week (March 10-16)
  • Brain Awareness Week (March 11-17)
  • Nutrition and Hydration Week (March 11-17)
  • World Tuberculosis Day (March 24)
  • World Oral Health Day (March 20)
  • World Down Syndrome Day (March 21)
  • World Sleep Day (March 15)
  • Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
  • World Autism Acceptance Week ( April 2- 8)
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Awareness Month
  • International Cesarean Awareness Month
  • Parkinson’s Awareness Month
  • World Autism Awareness Day (April 2)
  • World Parkinson’s Day (April 11)
  • World Hemophilia Day (April 17)
  • STD Awareness Month
  • Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month
  • Oral Cancer Awareness Month
  • World Health Day (April 7)
  • Every Kid Healthy Week (April 22-26)
  • World Immunization Week (April 24-30)
  • World Meningitis Day (April 24)
  • World Malaria Day (April 25)
  • World Day for Safety and Health at Work (April 28)
  • Stroke Awareness Month
  • Arthritis Awareness Month
  • Celiac Disease Awareness Month
  • Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month
  • Global Employee Health and Fitness Month
  • Healthy Vision Month
  • Hepatitis Awareness Month
  • Lupus Awareness Month
  • Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month
  • Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month
  • Food Allergy Action Month
  • Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month
  • Hand Hygiene Day (May 5)
  • World Asthma Day (May 07)
  • International Thalassaemia Day (May 08)
  • World Hypertension Day (May 17)
  • Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month
  • Cataract Awareness Month
  • Hernia Awareness Month
  • Men’s Health Month
  • Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month
  • Men’s Health Week (June 10-16)
  • World Sickle Cell Day (June 19)
  • World Blood Donor Day (June 14)
  • Cord Blood Awareness Month
  • International Group B Strep Throat Awareness Month
  • Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month
  • World Hepatitis Day (July 28)
  • Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month
  • Immunization Awareness Month
  • Psoriasis Awareness Month
  • World Breastfeeding Week (Aug. 01-07)
  • World Lung Cancer Day (Aug. 01)
  • Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
  • Food Safety Education Month
  • Healthy Aging Month
  • Blood Cancer Awareness Month
  • Cholesterol Education Month
  • Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
  • Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
  • World Alzheimer’s Month
  • World Sepsis Day (Sept. 13)
  • Pain Awareness Month
  • Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Month
  • Celiac Disease Awareness Day (Sept. 13)
  • World Heart Day (Sept. 29)
  • World First Aid Day (Sept. 14)
  • World Lymphoma Awareness Day (Sept. 15)
  • World Alzheimer’s Day (Sept. 21)
  • World Patient Safety Day (Sept. 17)
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • Eye Injury Prevention Month
  • Healthy Lung Month
  • Home Eye Safety Month
  • Physical Therapy Month
  • Dental Hygiene Month
  • World Cerebral Palsy Day (Oct. 6)
  • World Mental Health Day (Oct. 10)
  • World Arthritis Day (Oct. 12)
  • International Infection Prevention Week (Oct. 15-21)
  • Global Handwashing Day (Oct. 15)
  • World Food Day (Oct. 16)
  • World Pediatric Bone and Joint Day (Oct. 19)
  • World Psoriasis Day (Oct. 29)
  • World Day for Osteoporosis (Oct. 20)
  • World Polio Day (Oct. 24)
  • Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month
  • Bladder Health Month
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Awareness Month
  • Epilepsy Awareness Month
  • Lung Cancer Awareness Month
  • Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month
  • Stomach Cancer Awareness Month
  • World Antibiotic Awareness Week (Nov. 18-24)
  • World Pneumonia Day (Nov. 12)
  • World Diabetes Day (Nov. 14)
  • World Prematurity Day (Nov. 17)
  • World AIDS Day (Dec. 1)
  • Hand-Washing Awareness Week (Dec. 1-7)
  • International Day of Epidemic Preparedness (Dec. 27)
  • International Day of Persons with Disabilities (Dec. 03)