2014 Health and Wellness Observances Calendar

The Fitness Path

Stay healthy and raise awareness with 2014's Health & Wellness Observances. Take a look at the calendar below, created by the National Wellness Institute and help a health- or wellness-related service organization in your area. You can select the calendar m​onth of your choice below, or you can scroll down to view the entire 2014 calendar.

If you would like to download a PDF of the 2014 Health & Wellness Observances Calendar, please click here to visit the National Wellness Institute's Website and to receive your free download.

JANUARY 2014

Cervical Health Awareness Month

National Cervical Cancer Coalition (NCCC)

www.nccc-online.org

National Birth Defects Prevention Month

March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation www.marchofdimes.com

Center for Disease Control & Prevention www.cdc.gov

National Blood Donor Month

American Association of Blood Banks

(AABB)

www.aabb.org

National Glaucoma Awareness Month

Glaucoma Research Foundation

www.glaucoma.org

January 5 - 11

National Folic Acid Awareness Week

National Council on Folic Acid

folicacidinfo.org

January 19 - 25 (third week of January)

Healthy Weight Week

Healthy Weight Network

www.healthyweightnetwork.com

January 19 - 25

National Certified Nurse Anesthetists Week

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists

www.aana.com

January 20 (Martin Luther King Day)

King Day of Service (annually)

Corporation for National and Community Service

www.mlkday.gov

If you would like to download a PDF of the 2014 Health & Wellness Observances Calendar, please click here to visit the National Wellness Institute's Website and to receive your free download.

FEBRUARY 2014

AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month

Prevent Blindness America

www.preventblindness.org

American Heart Month

Contact your local chapter of the American Heart Association

or

AHA National Center

www.americanheart.org

www.cdc.gov

National Cancer Prevention Month

American Institute for Cancer Research

www.aicr.org

American Cancer Society

www.cancer.org

National Children's Dental Health Month

Contact the state or local dental society

or

American Dental Association

www.ada.org

National Condom Month

The Bacchus Network National Office

www.bacchusnetwork.org

National Senior Independence Month

Administration on Aging

www.aoa.gov

Wise Health Consumer Month

American Institute for Preventive Medicine

www.healthylife.com

February 1

National Girls & Women in Sports Day

Women's Sports Foundation

www.womenssportsfoundation.org/en/home/advocate/ ngwsd

February 7

National Wear Red Day

The Heart Truth-a National Awareness Campaign for Women About Heart Disease

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Health Information Center

www.hearttruth.gov

or

Women Heart

www.womenheart.org

or

Go Red For Women Cause Initiatives

American Heart Association National Center

www.goredforwomen.org/national_wear_red_day.aspx

February 9 - 15

National Cardiac Rehabilitation Week

AACVPR Office

www.aacvpr.org

February 10 - 16

Random Acts of Kindness Week

Random Acts of Kindness Foundation

www.randomactsofkindness.org

February 14 (Valentine's Day)

National Condom Awareness Day

www.ashastd.org

February 22

World Thinking Day

World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts

www.worldthinkingday.org

February 23 - March 1

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

National Eating Disorders Association

www.nationaleatingdisorders.org

Late February - Early April

Collegiate Safe Spring Break Programming

The Bacchus Network National Office

www.bacchusnetwork.org

If you would like to download a PDF of the 2014 Health & Wellness Observances Calendar, please click here to visit the National Wellness Institute's Website and to receive your free download.

MARCH 2014

American Red Cross Month

American Red Cross, National Headquarters

or contact your local chapter

www.redcross.org

Brain Injury Awareness Month

Brain Injury Association of America

www.biausa.org

Hemophilia Month

National Hemophilia Foundation

www.hemophilia.org

National Colorectal Awareness Month

Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation

www.preventcancer.org/colorectal

National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

The Arc of the United States

www.thearc.org

National Eye Donor Month

EBAA, Eye Bank Association of America

www.restoresight.org

National Kidney Month

National Kidney Foundation

www.kidney.org

National Nutrition Month

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

www.eatright.org

National Poison Prevention Month

Poison Prevention Council

www.poisonprevention.org

American Association of Poison Control Centers

www.aapcc.org

National Professional Social Work Month

National Association of Social Workers

www.socialworkers.org

Save Your Vision Month

American Optometric Association

www.aoa.org

Workplace Eye Health and Safety Month

Prevent Blindness America

www.preventblindness.orgw

National Athletic Trainers Month

National Athletic Trainers' Association

www.nata.org

March 2 - 8

National Collegiate Health and Wellness Week

The Bacchus Network National Office

www.bacchusnetwork.org

March 2 - 8

National Problem Gambling Awareness Week

The National Council on Problem Gambling, Inc.

www.ncpgambling.org

March 2 - 9 (week before daylight savings time)

National Sleep Awareness Week

National Sleep Foundation

www.sleepfoundation.org

March 3 - 7

National School Breakfast Week

School Nutrition Association

www.schoolnutrition.org

March 9 - 15

National Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week

American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

www.aacvpr.org

March 16 - 22

National Poison Prevention Week

Poison Prevention Council

www.poisonprevention.org

March 19

Kick Butts Day

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids

www.kickbuttsday.org

March 20 National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Commitment to Action for 7th Generation

Awareness & Education: HIV/AIDS Prevention Project

www.happ.colostate.edu

or

National Native American AIDS Prevention Center

www.nnaapc.org

March 20 (third Thursday)

Companies that Care

Day Center for Companies that Care

www.companies-that-care.org

March 22

World Water Day

RC International Water and Sanitation Centre

www.unwater.org

March 25 (fourth Tuesday in March)

American Diabetes Alert Day

American Diabetes Association

www.diabetes.org

March 30 - April 5

National Week of the ocean

National Week of the Ocean Website

www.national-week-of-the-ocean.org/

If you would like to download a PDF of the 2014 Health & Wellness Observances Calendar, please click here to visit the National Wellness Institute's Website and to receive your free download.

APRIL 2014

National Alcohol Awareness Month

SAMSHA's National Clearinghouse for Alcohol & Drug Information

www.ncadd.org

National Autism Awareness Month

Autism Society

http://www.autism-society.org

National Cancer Control Month

Contact your local chapter

or

American Cancer Society

www.cancer.org

National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Prevent Child Abuse America

www.preventchildabuse.org

Child Welfare Information Gateway

Children's Bureau/ACYF

www.childwelfare.gov/preventing/preventionmonth/

Counseling Awareness Month

American Counseling Association (ACA)

www.counseling.org

National Donate Life Month

HRSA Information Center

www.organdonor.gov/

Stress Awareness Month

American Counseling Association (ACA)

www.counseling.org

National Humor Month

Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor

www.aath.org

National Minority Health & Health Disparities Month

Office of Minority Health Resource Center

www.minorityhealth.hhs.gov

National occupational Therapy Month

The American Occupational Therapy Association

www.aota.org

National STDs/Family Planning Awareness Month

American Social Health Association

www.ashastd.org/

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

National Sexual Violence Resource Center

www.nsvrc.org

Late February - Early April

Safe Spring Break Programming T

he BACCHUS Network

www.bacchusnetwork.org

American College Health Association

www.acha.org/index.cfm

April 2

International Children's Book Day

International Board on Books for Young People Basel, Switzerland

www.ibby.org/index.php?id=269

April 2 (first Wednesday of April)

National Day of Hope

Childhelp USA National Hdqtrs

www.childhelpusa.org

April 4 - 6 (first weekend in April)

Alcohol-Free Weekend

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc.

www.ncadd.org

April 6 - 13 (third week of April)

National Volunteer Week

The Points of Light and Hands on Network

www.PointsofLight.org

April 7

World Health Day

World Health Organization

www.who.org

or

www.paho.org

April 7- 11

National Youth Violence Prevention Week

National Association of SAVE

www.nationalsave.org

April 7 - 13

National Public Health Week

American Public Health Association

www.nphw.org

April 10

Siblings Day

Siblings Day Foundation

www.siblingsday.org/bodyframe.htm

April 10

National Alcohol Screening Day

Screening for Mental Health, Inc.

www.mentalhealthscreening.org

April 11-13

Global Youth Service Day

Youth Service America

www.gysd.org

April 13 - 19

National Library Week

American Library Association

www.ala.org

April 14 - 19

National Environmental Education Week (eeweek)

National Environmental Education Foundation

www.eeweek.org

April 14 - 20

National Minority Cancer Awareness Week

National Cancer Institute

Public Inquiries Office

cancernet.nci.nih.gov

April 15

International Moment of Laughter Day

Izzy Gesell, Wide Angle Humor

www.izzyg.com

April 16 (same date annually)

National Healthcare Decisions Day

www.nhdd.org

April 21 - 27

Medical Fitness Week

Medical Fitness Association

www.medicalfitness.org

April 22

Earth Day

Earth Day Network

www.earthday.net

April 24 (fourth Thursday April)

Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day

Daughters And Sons To Work® Day

www.daughtersandsonstowork.org

April 25 (fourth Friday in April)

Remember Children Lost to Violence

Child Welfare League of America

www.cwla.org

April 26 - May 3

National Infant Immunization Week

CDC, National Immunization Program

www.cdc.gov/vaccines/events/niiw/index.html

If you would like to download a PDF of the 2014 Health & Wellness Observances Calendar, please click here to visit the National Wellness Institute's Website and to receive your free download.

MAY 2014

Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America

www.aafa.org

or

www.aanma.org

Better Sleep Month

The Better Sleep Council

www.bettersleep.org

Correct Posture Month

American Chiropractic Association Communications Department

www.amerchiro.org

Employee Health & Fitness Month

National Association for Health and Fitness, ACTIVE Life

www.healthandfitnessmonth.com

Healthy Vision Month/uV Safety

National Eye Institute

www.nei.nih.gov/hvm

Hepatitis Awareness Month

Hepatitis Foundation International

www.hepfi.org

Huntington's Disease Awareness Month

Huntington's Disease Society of America

www.hdsa.org

Lupus Awareness Month

Lupus Foundation of America, Inc.

www.lupus.orgwww.tsalliance.org

National Arthritis Month

Arthritis Foundation

www.arthritis.org

National Bike Month

League of American Bicyclists

www.bikeleague.org

National High Blood Pressure Education Month

NHLBI Information Center

www.nhlbi.nih.gov

National Melanoma/Skin Cancer Awareness Month

American Academy of Dermatology

American Cancer Society

www.skincancer.org

National Mental Health Month

National Mental Health Association

www.nmha.org

National Osteoporosis Month

National Osteoporosis Foundation

www.nof.org

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition

www.fitness.gov

National Stroke Awareness Month

National Stroke Association

www.stroke.org

or

American Heart Association (National Center)

www.americanheart.org or contact your local AHA office

National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

Advocates for Youth

www.advocatesforyouth.org

National Tuberous Sclerosis Awareness Month

Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance

Older Americans Month

U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services Administration on Aging

www.aoa.gov

May 1 - 7 (same dates annually)

National Physical Education and Sports Week

National Association for Sport and Physical Education

www.aahperd.org

May 3 (first Saturday in May)

Join Hands Day: Youth and Adults Volunteering

Together Points of Light and Hands on Network

www.joinhandsday.org

May 4 - 10 (first full week in May)

International Building Safety Week

International Code Council Foundation

www.icc-foundation.org

May 4 - 10 (first full week in May)

Be Kind to Animals Week

Canadian Federation of Humane Societies

www.cfhs.ca

American Humane Association www.americanhumane.org/

May 4 - 10 (first full week in May)

North American occupational Safety and Health Week

(NAoSH) American Society of Safety Engineers

www.asse.org/naosh

May 5 - 11 (same date annually)

National Nurses Week

American Nurses Association

www.nursingworld.org

May 7 (first Wednesday in May)

Project Aces Day (All Children Exercise Simultaneously)

Youth Fitness Coalition, Inc.

www.projectaces.com

May 7 (during National Nurses Week)

School Nurse Day

www.nasn.org

May 8 (same date annually)

World Red Cross/Red Crescent Day American Red Cross

or

contact your local chapter www.redcross.org

May 11 - 17 (Mother's Day week)

National Nursing Home Week

American Health Care Association

http://www.nnhw.org

May 11 - 17 (Mother's Day week)

Women's Health Week Office on Women's Health Department of Health and Human Services

www.womenshealth.gov

May 10

World Fair Trade Day

World Fair Trade Association (WFTO)

www.wfto.com

May 11 - 17

National Hospital and Healthcare Week

American Hospital Association www.aha.org

May 12 - 18

National Volunteer Week - Australia

The Center for Volunteering

www.volunteering.com.au/contact_us.asp

May 12 - 16

Bike to Work Week (Bike to Work Day: May 16)

League of American Bicyclists

www.bikeleague.org

May 21 (third Wednesday)

National Employee Health and Fitness Day

National Association for Health and Fitness

www.physicalfitness.org

May 20

World Autoimmune Arthritis Day

International Autoimmunie Arthritis Movement

www.worldautoimmunearthritisday.org

May 25- 31 (last full week in May)

Older Americans Mental Health Week

Older Women's League

www.owl-national.org

May 28 (last Wednesday in May)

National Senior Health & Fitness Day

www.fitnessday.com

If you would like to download a PDF of the 2014 Health & Wellness Observances Calendar, please click here to visit the National Wellness Institute's Website and to receive your free download.

JUNE 2014

(June & July) Fireworks Safety Months National Council on Fireworks Safety www.fireworksafety.com

National Great outdoors Month

American Recreation Coalition www.funoutdoors.org

National Safety Month

National Safety Council www.nsc.org

National Scleroderma Awareness Month

United Scleroderma Foundation, Inc. www.scleroderma.org

Migraine and Headache Awareness Month

National Headache Foundation www.headaches.org

June 1 (same date annually)

Stand for Children Day

www.stand.org

June 1

National Cancer Survivors Day

National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation

www.ncsdf.org

June 5

World Environment Day

United Nations Environment Program (UNEP)

www.unep.org/wed

June 7 (first Saturday in June)

National Trails Day

American Hiking Society

www.americanhiking.org

June 8 (second Sunday in June)

National Children's Day

www.nationalchildrensday.us

June 9 - 15 (ending with Father's Day)

National Men's Health Week

National Men's Health Network

www.menshealthweek.org

June 14 (same date annually)

World Blood Donor Day

www.redcrossblood.org/world-blood-donor-day

June 23 - 26 (Pre-Conferences starts June 21)

39th Annual National Wellness Conference

National Wellness Institute, Inc.

New location: Minneapolis, MN

www.nationalwellness.org/Conference

June 27 (same date annually)

National HIV Testing Day

AIDS.gov

www.aids.gov

If you would like to download a PDF of the 2014 Health & Wellness Observances Calendar, please click here to visit the National Wellness Institute's Website and to receive your free download.

JULY 2014

Fireworks Safety Month

National Council on Fireworks Safety

www.fireworkssafety.org

Eye Injury Prevention Month

Federal Occupational Health

www.foh.dhhs.gov/Public/NYCU/eyeinjury.asp

UV Safety Month

American Academy of Ophthalmology

www.aao.org

National Park and Recreation Week

National Park and Recreation Association

www.nrpa.org

July 13 - 19

Every Body Deserves a Massage Week

Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals

www.abmp.com

If you would like to download a PDF of the 2014 Health & Wellness Observances Calendar, please click here to visit the National Wellness Institute's Website and to receive your free download.

AUGUST 2014

Cataract Awareness Month

American Academy of Ophthalmology

www.aao.org

Medic Alert Awareness Month

www.medicalert.org

National Breastfeeding Month

United States Breastfeeding Committee

www.usbreastfeeding.org/

National Immunization Awareness Month

Center for Disease Control & Prevention

www.cdc.gov/vaccines

Children's Eye Health and Safety Month

Prevent Blindness America

www.preventblindness.org

August 1 - 7 (same dates annually)

World Breastfeeding Week

La Leche League International

www.llli.org/

August 3 - 9 (second week in August)

National Health Center Week

National Association of Community Health Centers, Inc.

www.healthcenterweek.com

August 5

National Night Out

America's Night Out Against Crime

www.nationalnightout.org/nno/about.html

August 9

International Day of the World's Indigenous People

United Nations

www.unesco.org

If you would like to download a PDF of the 2014 Health & Wellness Observances Calendar, please click here to visit the National Wellness Institute's Website and to receive your free download.

SEPTEMBER 2014

Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk (Fall weekend)

Dates vary depending location.

Contact your local Alzheimer's Association

or

visit www.alz.org

America on the Move - Month of Action

American on the Move Foundation

STEPtember, a month-long celebration inviting people to become more active and eat more healthfully (2010 new)

www.americaonthemove.org

Baby Safety Awareness Month

Juvenile Product Manufacturers Association

www.jpma.org

BioDiversity Month

Dept. of the Environment and Heritage Australia

www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/month.html

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

CureSearch for Children's Cancer

www.curesearch.org

Fruit & Veggie Month

Fruits & Veggies More Matters

www.fruitsandveggiesmatter.gov

www.movingtothefuture.org

Healthy Aging Month

Healthy Aging Campaign Educational Television Network, Inc.

www.healthyaging.net

Leukemia & Lymphoma Awareness Month

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of America

www.leukemia-lymphoma.org

National Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery Month

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information

www.recoverymonth.gov

National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition

www.fitness.gov

National Cholesterol Education Awareness Month

National Heart, Lung, & Blood Institute

www.cdc.gov/features/cholesterolawareness/

National Food Safety Education Month

International Food Safety Council National Restaurant Association

www.servsafe.com

Educational Foundation International Food Safety Council

www.foodsafety.gov

National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, Inc.

www.ovarian.org

National Menopause Awareness Month

North American Menopause Society

www.menopause.org

National Pain Awareness Month

American Pain Foundation

www.painfoundation.org

National Preparedness Month

Cosponsored by American Red Cross

www.redcross.org

and

U.S. Dept of Homeland Security

www.ready.gov

National Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month

Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Inc.

www.sicklecelldisease.org

National Yoga Month

Yoga Health Foundation

www.yogamonth.org

Prostate Health Month

National Prostate Cancer Coalition

www.menshealthnetwork.org

Sports and Home Eye Safety Month

Prevent Blindness America

www.preventblindness.org

Whole Grains Month

The Whole Grains Council

www.wholegrainscouncil.org/get-involved/celebrate- whole-grains-month-in-september

September 1 - 7 (same date annually)

National Childhood Injury Prevention Week

The American Academy of Pediatrics

www.aap.org/healthtopics/safety.cfm

Safe Kids Worldwide

www.safekids.org/

September 7 - 13 (first full week in September)

Suicide Prevention Week American Association of Suicidology

www.suicidology.org

September 7 - 14

National Assisted Living Week

National Center for Assisted Living

www.nalw.org

September 7 (same date annually)

National Threatened Species Day

U.S. Headquarters, World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

www.worldwildlife.org

September 11

National Day of Service and Remembrance

www.911day.org/

September 14-20 (third week in September)

National Rehabilitation Week

National Rehabilitation Awareness Foundation

www.nraf-rehabnet.org/

September 16 (third Tuesday)

Take A Loved one to the Doctor Day

National Health Information Center

http://blackamericaweb.com/category/dr-day/

September 17 (third Wednesday)

Backpack Awareness Day

The American Occupational Therapy Association

www.aota.org

September 17 (third Wednesday)

Backpack Awareness Day

The American Occupational Therapy Association

www.aota.org

September 21-27 (third week in September)

National Farm Safety and Health Week

National Educational Center for Agricultural Safety

www.nsc.org/necas

September 21 - 27 (last full week)

Active Aging Week

International Council On Active Aging

www.icaa.cc

September 21 (same date annually)

International Day of Peace

United Nations

www.un.org/en/events/peaceday/

September 24 (last Wednesday)

National Women's Health & Fitness Day

Health Information Resource Center

www.fitnessday.com/women

September 27 (last Saturday)

Family Health and Fitness Day

USA Health Information Resource Center

www.fitnessday.com/family

September 27 (last Saturday)

National Public Lands Day

National Public Lands Day

www.publiclandsday.org

If you would like to download a PDF of the 2014 Health & Wellness Observances Calendar, please click here to visit the National Wellness Institute's Website and to receive your free download.

OCTOBER 2014

Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk (Fall Weekend)

Dates vary depending location.

Contact your local Alzheimer's Association

or

visit www.alz.org

American Heart Walk

Dates vary depending on your location.

American Heart Association

www.heartwalk.org

Auto Battery Safety Month

Prevent Blindness America

www.preventblindness.org

Eat Better, Eat Together Month

Washington State University

http://nutrition.wsu.edu/ETEB/

Children's Health Month

Office of Children's Health Protection

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

yosemite.epa.gov/ochp/ochpweb.nsf/content/chm-home.htm

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

National Resource Center for Domestic Violence

www.nrcdv.org

Health Literacy Month

Health Literacy Consulting

www.healthliteracymonth.org

Healthy Babies Month

March of Dimes/Birth Defects Foundation

www.marchofdimes.com

Healthy Lung Month

American Lung Association

www.lungusa.org

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

www.nbcam.org

or

The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

www.komen.org

National Bullying Prevention Month

PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center

www.pacer.org/bullying/

National Chiropractic Month

American Chiropractic Association

www.acatoday.org/NCHM

National Crime Prevention Month

National Crime Prevention Council

www.ncpc.org

National Dental Hygiene Month

American Dental Hygienists Association

www.adha.org/ndhm

National Depression and Mental Health Screening Month

Screening for Mental Health, Inc.

www.mentalhealthscreening.org

National Disability Employment Awareness Month

U.S. Dept. of Labor

www.dol.gov/

National Family Sexuality Education Month

Planned Parenthood Federation of America

www.plannedparenthood.org/

National Liver Awareness Month

American Liver Foundation

www.liverfoundation.org

National Physical Therapy Month

American Physical Therapy Association

www.apta.org

National Spina Bifida Month

Spina Bifida Association of America

www.sbaa.org

National Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month

SIDS Alliance

www.sidsalliance.org

National UNICEF Month: Trick-or-Treat for uNICEF.

National Office of the US Fund for UNICEF

www.unicefusa.org

National Work and Family Month

Alliance for Work-Life Progress

www.awlp.org

Talk About Prescriptions Month

National Council on Patient Information and Education

www.talkaboutrx.org

Vegetarian Awareness Month

North American Vegetarian Society

www.worldvegetarianday.org

October 1 (annually same date)

International Day of Older Persons

http://www.un.org/en/events/olderpersonsday

October 5 - 11 (first full week in October)

National Mental Illness Awareness Week

American Psychiatric Association

www.healthyminds.orgwww.apic.org

NAMI - National Alliance on Mental Illness

www.nami.org/miaw

October 5 - 11 (week including October 9 - Chicago Fire)

National Fire Prevention Week

National Fire Protection Association

www.nfpa.org

October 6 (first Monday in October)

Child Health Day U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services

mchb.hrsa.gov

October 6 (first Monday in October)

World Habitat Day UN Habitat

www.unhabitat.org/

October 8 International Walk-to-School Day

National Center for Safe Routes to School

www.walktoschool.org

October 10 (always October 10)

World Mental Health Day

World Federation for Mental Health

www.wfmh.org

October 10 (same date annually)

Put The Breaks On Fatalities Day

www.brakesonfatalities.org

October 13 - 19 (second full week)

National School Lunch Week

School Nutrition Association

www.schoolnutrition.org

October 14 - 17 (week of Columbus Day)

National Consultant Pharmacy Week

American Society of Consultant Pharmacists

www.ascp.com

October 17 (same date annually)

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

United Nations

www.un.org/en/events/povertyday/

October 19 - 25 (third full week in October)

International Infection Prevention Week Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc.

www.apic.org

October 19 - 25 (third week in October)

National Health Education Week

Society for Public Health Education

www.sophe.org/NHEW.cfm

October 19 - 25 (third week in October)

National Healthcare Quality Week

National Association for Healthcare Quality

www.nahq.org/

October 19 - 25 (last full week October)

National Respiratory Care Week

American Association for Respiratory Care

www.aarc.org

October 20 (same date annually)

World Osteoporosis Day

International Osteoporosis Foundation

www.worldosteoporosisday.org

October 23 - 31 (same dates annually)

National Red Ribbon Celebration

National Plant the Promise Week (Campaign to keep kids off drugs)

National Family Partnership

www.nfp.org

October 24 (same date annually)

Food Day Center for Science in the Public Interest

www.foodday.org

October 24 (same date annually)

Take Back Your Time Day

The Simplicity Forum

www.timeday.org/

October 25 (fourth Saturday in October)

Make a Difference Day

www.makeadifferenceday.com

October 29 (Wed of last week in October)

Lung Health Day

American Association for Respiratory Care

www.aarc.org

If you would like to download a PDF of the 2014 Health & Wellness Observances Calendar, please click here to visit the National Wellness Institute's Website and to receive your free download.

NOVEMBER 2014

American Diabetes Month

American Diabetes Association

www.diabetes.org

Native American Heritage Month

Indian Health Service (HQ)

www.ihs.gov/index.cfm

http://nativeamericanheritagemonth.gov/

Diabetic Eye Disease Month

Prevent Blindness America

www.preventblindness.org

Great American Smokeout Month

American Cancer Society

www.cancer.org

National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month

Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association

www.alz.org

National Child Mental Health Month

New York University Child Study Center

www.aboutourkids.org

National Epilepsy Awareness Month

Epilepsy Foundation of America

www.efa.org

National Family Caregivers Month

National Family Caregivers Association

www.nfcacares.org

National Healthy Skin Month

American Academy of Dermatology

www.aad.org

National Home Care Month

National Association for Home Care & Hospice

www.nahc.org

National Hospice Month

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

www.nhpco.org

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

www.pancan.org

Prematurity Awareness Month

March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation

www.marchofdimes.com

November 13 World Kindness Day

Waves of Kindness

www.wavesofkindness.org

November 14 (same date annually)

World Diabetes Day

International Diabetes Federation

www.worlddiabetesday.org

November 15 (same date annually)

National Philanthropy Day

Association of Fundraising Professionals

www.NationalPhilanthropyDay.net

November 15 (same date annually)

America Recycles Day

National Recycling Coalition, Inc.

www.americarecyclesday.org

November 17 - 23 (week before Thanksgiving)

American Education Week

National Education Association

www.nea.org

November 20 (third Thursday)

Great American Smokeout

American Cancer Society

www.cancer.org

November 22 (Saturday before U. S. Thanksgiving)

International Survivors of Suicide Day

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)

www.afsp.org/survivorday

November 27 (always Thanksgiving Day) National Family Health History Day U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services www.hhs.gov/familyhistory/

November 27 - January 1

(U.S. Thanksgiving - New Year's Day)

Tie one on For Safety Campaign

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) www.madd.org

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DECEMBER 2014

International AIDS Awareness Month

International HIV/AIDS Alliance

www.aidsalliance.org/

National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention (3D) Month

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

http://www.nhtsa.gov/StopImpairedDriving

Safe Toys and Gifts Month

Prevent Blindness America

www.preventblindness.org

December 1 (same date annually)

World AIDS Day

World AIDS Campaign

www.worldaidscampaign.org

December 5 (same date annually)

International Volunteer Day

United Nations Volunteers

www.unv.org www.worldvolunteerweb.org

December 7 - 13 (first full week of December)

Aplastic Anemia and MDS Week

Aplastic Anemia and MDS Internl, Inc.

www.aamds.org

December 7 - 13 (first full week of December)

National Hand Washing Awareness Week

Henry the Hand Foundation

www.henrythehand.com

December 7 - 13

National Influenza Vaccination Week

www.cdc.gov/flu/nivw/

December 10 (same date annually)

Human Rights Day

United Nations Human Rights

www.ohchr.org

If you would like to download a PDF of the 2014 Health & Wellness Observances Calendar, please click here to visit the National Wellness Institute's Website and to receive your free download.