2014 Health and Wellness Observances Calendar

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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.