Cervical Health Awareness Month

About 20 million Americans currently have HPV, the most common sexually transmitted disease. HPV is a major cause of cervical cancer.

Blood Donor Month

Glaucoma Awareness Month (National)

Glaucoma refers to a group of eye conditions that lead to damage to the optic nerve. This nerve carries visual information from the eye to the brain. In most cases, damage to the optic nerve is due to increased pressure in the eye, also known as intraocular pressure (IOP).

Heart Month (National)

Cardiovascular disease (CVD)—including heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure—is the number 1 killer of women and men in the United States. It is a leading cause of disability, preventing Americans from working and enjoying family activities.

Therapeutic Recreation Month (National)

The purpose of National Therapeutic Recreation Month is to enhance public awareness of therapeutic recreation programs and recreational therapy services, promote inclusive recreation opportunities for individuals with disabilities.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Day

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disorder that typically affects the small joints in your hands and feet. Unlike the wear-and-tear damage of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis affects the lining of your joints, causing a painful swelling that can eventually result in bone erosion and joint deformity.

Day Of The Sick (International)

On this day, the focus is on the redemptive value of human suffering and on the important role of those who are sick in the work of spreading the Gospel.

International Day of Women's Health (National)

The main focus of the International Day of Action on Women's Health and the Women's Global Network for Reproductive Rights (WGNRR) lies on protecting the sexual and reproductive health of women.

World Day of Social Justice

As recognized by the World Summit, social development aims at social justice, solidarity, harmony and equality within and among countries.

Eating Disorders Awareness Week (National)

The aim of Eating Disorders Awareness Week is to ultimately increase outreach and awareness of eating disorders and body image issues, while reducing the stigma surrounding eating disorders and improving access to treatment resources. 

Developmental Disabilities Month

People with developmental disabilities can be friends,  neighbors, co-workers,  volunteers,   teammates, or  classmates. 

During Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, get to know someone with a disability.  You’ll see that everyone has something to offer. Recognize ability at work.  

Kidney Month (National)

In 2011, kidney disease was the ninth leading cause of death in the United States. More than 10% (>20 million) of U.S. adults aged ≥20 years have chronic kidney disease (CKD), and most of them are unaware of their condition

Self-Injury Awareness Day

The goal of the people who observe SIAD is to break down the common stereotypes surrounding self-harm and to educate medical professionals about the condition.

Some people wear an orange awareness ribbon, write "LOVE" on their arms, draw a butterfly on their wrists in awareness of "the Butterfly Project" wristband or beaded bracelet to encourage awareness of self-harm.

Purple Day for Epilepsy

Purple Day is an event designed to raise awareness of epilepsy. Beginning in 2008, people are encouraged to wear a purple-coloured item of clothing on March 26.

Doctors' Day (National)

 It is a day to celebrate the contribution of physicians who serve our country by caring for its' citizens. 

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Awareness Month

IBS is a disorder that leads to abdominal pain and cramping, changes in bowel movements, and other symptoms. IBS is not the same as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which includes Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. In IBS, the structure of the bowel is not abnormal.

Minority Health Month (National)

Minority Health Month was designed to:

  • provide crucial information to allow individuals to practice disease prevention;

  • promote healthy lifestyles;

  • showcase the providers of grassroots healthcare resources and information;

  • highlight the disparate health conditions between Ohio's minority and non-minority populations; and

  • to gain additional support for ongoing efforts to improve minority health year round.

Parkinson Awareness Month

Parkinson's disease is a progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects your movement. It develops gradually, sometimes starting with a barely noticeable tremor in just one hand. But while a tremor may be the most well-known sign of Parkinson's disease, the disorder also commonly causes stiffness or slowing of movement.

Celiac Awareness Month

Celiac disease is a disorder which causes problems with a persons intestines when they consume gluten.

Arthritis Month

Arthritis is the most common cause of disability in the United States, ahead of both back problems and heart trouble, and has been the most common cause of disability for at least the last 15 years.

Older Americans Month

May is designated as national Older Americans Month to encourage support for American seniors

Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month

Cystic Fibrosis is an inherited, genetic disease involving the body's mucus producing glands. It is a progressive disease, and affects nearly thirty-thousand adults and children in America. Cystic Fibrosis affects the reproductive, digestive and respiratory systems, and the sweat glands by secreting thick mucus and blocking passageways in the digestive tracts and lungs. 

Fibromyalgia Awareness Day

Fibromyalgia is a common syndrome in which a person has long-term, body-wide pain and tenderness in the joints, muscles, tendons, and other soft tissues. Fibromyalgia has also been linked to fatigue, sleep problems, headaches, depression, and anxiety.

World Brain Tumour Day

Today, nearly 700,000 people in the U.S. are living with a brain tumor, and yet, when it comes to pinpointing causes or risk factors, scientists are still searching for answers.

The word, 'Brain Tumor,' describe a number of different forms of tumors which span the range of behaviors of tumors as well; both benign and malignant. There are different ways to classify Brain Tumors too. Perhaps the most common way to classify Brain Tumors is by the cells in which they originate.

World Sickle Cell Day

Sickle cell anemia is a disease passed down through families. The red blood cells which are normally shaped like a disc take on a sickle or crescent shape. Red blood cells carry oxygen to the body.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Day

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a type of anxiety disorder. It can occur after you have gone through an extreme emotional trauma that involved the threat of injury or death.

Disability (ADA) Awareness Day

Disability Awareness means educating people regarding disabilities and giving people the knowledge required to carry out a job or task thus separating good practice from poor. It is no longer enough just to know that disability discrimination is unlawful.

Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month

Spinal muscular atrophy types belong to hereditary diseases that cause weakness and wasting of voluntary muscles in arms and legs of children. 

National Cholesterol Awareness Month

High blood cholesterol presents a major risk factor for heart disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in America. Approximately seventeen-percent of all adults in America have high blood cholesterol.

World Cerebral Palsy Day

Cerebral palsy is a group of disorders that can involve brain and nervous system functions, such as movement, learning, hearing, seeing, and thinking. There are several different types of cerebral palsy, including spastic, dyskinetic, ataxic, hypotonic, and mixed.

Spina Bifida Awareness Month

Spina bifida is a serious birth defect that occurs when the tissue surrounding the the developing spinal cord of a fetus doesn't close properly.

Disability Employment Awareness Month

Disability Employment Awareness Month heightens awareness while recognizing contributions of Americans with disabilities to our workforce and society. 

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer is a disease, and it is formed by cancer cells that are malignant which have formed in the tissues of the breast, and is considered to be a, 'heterogenerous,' disease; it differs depending on the individual, as well as by the age of the person. It also differs by the kinds of cells within the tumors themselves 

World Mental Health Day

Established by The World Federation of Mental Health

White Cane Week

International White Cane Safety Day is an opportunity to increase awareness about the white cane, which: 

  • Signifies that the pedestrian using it is blind or visually impaired;

  • Alerts motorists of the need to exercise special caution and provide the user the right of way;

  • Symbolizes the independence, confidence and skills of the person who is using it

International Stuttering Awareness Day

Stuttering is a speech disorder in which sounds, syllables, or words are repeated or last longer than normal. These problems cause a break in the flow of speech (called disfluency)

Red Ribbon Week (National)

Alcohol, tobacco and other drug and violence prevention awareness campaign 

National Epilepsy Month

Epilepsy is a brain disorder in which a person has repeated seizures (convulsions) over time. Seizures are episodes of disturbed brain activity that cause changes in attention or behavior.

National Diabetes Awareness Month

Diabetes is usually a lifelong (chronic) disease in which there are high levels of sugar in the blood.

Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome Awareness Day

Lennox syndrome, is a difficult-to-treat form of childhood-onset epilepsy that most often appears between the second and sixth year of life, and is characterized by frequent seizures and different seizure types

COPD Awareness Month

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) involves two diseases that are related; bronchitis and emphysema. Both bronchitis and emphysema involve a chronic obstruction of airflow out of a person's lungs which is commonly both permanent and progressive over time.

Asthma; another pulmonary disease involving obstruction of airflow out of the lungs, is unlike chronic bronchitis or emphysema in that asthma is commonly reversible. Airflow between asthma attacks is usually good.

Human Rights Day

 (Recognized by the UN)