Health Awareness Month Calendar

Month-long Observances


November 2019

National Diabetes Awareness Month
National Epilepsy Awareness Month
National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month
Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month
Lung Cancer Awareness Month
Bladder Health Month
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Awareness Month
Diabetic Eye Disease Month
National Family Caregivers Month
National Healthy Skin Month
National Hospice Palliative Care Month
National Stomach Cancer Awareness Month
Prematurity Awareness Month



Week-Long Observances

GERD Awareness Week (Nov. 24-30)
World Antibiotic Awareness Week



Day-Long Observances

World Prematurity Day (Nov. 17)
Great American Smokeout (Nov. 21)
International Survivors of Suicide Day (Nov. 23)
National Family Health History Day (Nov. 28)





National Diabetes Awareness Month

National Diabetes Month 2019. November is National Diabetes Month, a time when communities across the country team up to bring attention to diabetes. This year's focus is on the link between diabetes and cardiovascular disease.


National Epilepsy Awareness Month

November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month. The goal of these 30 days this month is to spotlight epilepsy and raise awareness around the country.


Alzheimer's Awareness Month

The month of November is known as Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, at that time there were less than two million people with the disease. Through the years that number has grown to more than five million.


Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, and an occasion for us to celebrate our survivors and honor loved ones who have fought this disease. The month of November is a unique opportunity this month to raise awareness, educate the world by sharing our stories, raise money for research and let patients know that we will never give up.




GERD Awareness Week (Nov. 24–30)

GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease) affects an estimated 20 percent of the U.S. population — and finding effective treatment options is more important than ever.


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