Health Awareness Month Calendar


Month-long Observances

August 2019

Psoriasis Awareness Month
National Immunization Awareness Month
National Breastfeeding Month
Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month
Gastroparesis Awareness Month

 

 

Week-Long Observances

World Breastfeeding Week (Aug. 1–7)

National Health Center Week (Aug. 4–10)

 

 

 

 

 

Psoriasis Awareness Month

August is Psoriasis Awareness Month, and the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) is embarking on a campaign that aims to empower patients to take control of their health while raising awareness for the 7.5 million Americans affected by psoriatic disease.

 

National Immunization Awareness Month

National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) is an annual observance held in August to highlight the importance of vaccination for people of all ages

 

National Breastfeeding Month

August is Breastfeeding Month people around the world are celebrating the amazing benefits of breastfeeding, while continuing the fight to ensure women have the support they need to breastfeed.

 

Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month

August is dedicated to preventing eye injuries and vision loss and saving children’s eyesight. One of 20 children ages 3 to 5 has a vision problem that could result in permanent vision if left untreated

 

Gastroparesis Awareness Month

August is Gastroparesis Awareness Month. IFFGD works to focus attention on important health messages about gastroparesis diagnosis, treatment, and quality of life issues. The goals include improving understanding of gastroparesis to help patients and families manage the condition, and encouraging preventive strategies.

 

World Breastfeeding Week (Aug. 1–7)

World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from 1 to 7 August to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world.

 

National Health Center Week (Aug. 4–10)

National Health Center Week (August 4th-10th) is an annual celebration with the goal of raising awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s health centers over the past five decades.

 

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