Health Awareness Month Calendar

Month-long Observances


October 2019

National ADHD Awareness Month
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
National Down Syndrome Awareness Month
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Eye Injury Prevention Month
Healthy Lung Month
National Bullying Prevention Month
National Dental Hygiene Month



Week-Long Observances

Mental Illness Awareness Week (Oct. 6–12)
Bone and Joint Health National Action Week (Oct. 12–20)
International Infection Prevention Week (Oct. 13–19)
National Health Education Week (Oct. 21–25)





National ADHD Awareness Month

ADHD Awareness Month is celebrated every October, with events and activities happening all across the country and now, around the world, on the ground and on the Internet, capturing the notice of numerous national, regional and local media outlets resulting in articles, interviews and feature stories.


National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The Breast Cancer Awareness Month, marked in countries across the world every October, helps to increase attention and support for the awareness, early detection and treatment as well as palliative care of this disease.


National Down Syndrome Awareness Month

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, a chance to spread awareness. During the month of October, we celebrate people with Down syndrome and make people aware of our abilities and accomplishments. It's not about celebrating disabilities, it's about celebrating abilities.


Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month

October is SIDS Awareness Month. We recognize this month to spread awareness to help prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome or other sleep-related deaths.


Mental Illness Awareness Week (Oct. 6–12)

National Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) is October 6-12, 2019. This week is marked by community education efforts in all 50 states to raise awareness that mental illnesses are treatable medical conditions, and that there is help and hope for children and adults with mental illnesses and their families.


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