May 2017 Health Awareness Observances

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May 2017 Health Awareness Observances


  • American Stroke Awareness Month (promoted by the National Stroke Association)
  • Arthritis Awareness Month
  • Better Hearing and Speech Month

  • National Celiac Disease Awareness Month
  • Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month
  • Clean Air Month
  • Global Employee Health and Fitness Month
  • Healthy Vision Month
  • Hepatitis Awareness Month
  • Lupus Awareness Month (promoted by the Lupus Foundation of America)
  • National Mediterranean Diet Month
  • Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month
  • Mental Health Month
  • National High Blood Pressure Education Month
  • Older Americans Month
  • National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
  • National Physical Education and Sport Week (first full week of May)
  • National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month
  • Preeclampsia Awareness Month
  • Ultraviolet Awareness Month
  • Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week (first full week of May)
  • Food Allergy Awareness Week (second full week of May)
  • Food Allergy Action Month
  • National Women’s Health Week (begins on Mother’s Day)
  • National Alcohol- and Other Drug-Related Birth Defects Awareness Week (begins on Mother’s Day)
  • National Neuropathy Awareness Week (second full week of May)
  • National Senior Health Fitness Day (last Wednesday of May)
  • World Autoimmune Arthritis Day (May 20)
  • Global Youth Traffic Safety Month
  • National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month
  • National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month
  • North American Occupational Safety and Health Week (first full week of May)
  • National Bike to School Day (May 4)
  • Hand Hygiene Day (May 5)
  • National Stuttering Awareness Week (May 9-15)
  • National Neuropathy Awareness Week (May 12-16)
  • Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Awareness Day (April 14)
  • HIV Vaccine Awareness Day (May 18)
  • National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (May 19)
  • National Hurricane Preparedness Week (May 22-28)
  • Healthy and Safe Swimming Week (May 23-29)
  • Don’t Fry Day (May 27)
  • Heat Safety Awareness Day (May 27)
  • World No Tobacco Day (May 31)


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