Health Awareness Month Calendar


Month-long Observances

April 2019
 
Alcohol Awareness Month
World Autism Awareness Month
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Awareness Month
National Child Abuse Prevention Month
 

Week-Long Observances

National Public Health Week (April 1-7)
 

Day Observances

World Health Day (April 7)
 
 

 

 

Alcohol Awareness Month

Alcohol Awareness Month is a public health program organized by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence as a way of increasing outreach and education regarding the dangers of alcoholism and issues related to alcohol.

 
World Autism Awareness Month

World Autism Awareness Month. The twelfth annual World Autism Awareness Day is April 2, 2019. Joined by the international community, hundreds of thousands of landmarks, buildings, homes and communities around the world, light blue in recognition of people living with autism.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Awareness Month

April is IBS Awareness Month. If you have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), you are not alone – IBS is common with prevalence estimated at 10% to 15%. ... In 1997, IFFGD designated April as IBS Awareness Month.

National Child Abuse Prevention Month

National Child Abuse Prevention Month, also known as Child Abuse Prevention Month in America, is an annual observance in the United States dedicated to raising awareness and preventing child abuse. April has been designated Child Abuse Prevention Month in the United States since 1983.

 
National Public Health Week

During the first full week of April each year, APHA brings together communities across the United States to observe National Public Health Week as a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation.

World Health Day

The World Health Day is a global health awareness day celebrated every year on 7 April, under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization, as well as other related organizations. In 1948, the WHO held the First World Health Assembly.

 

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