Pharma & Healthcare Recognition & Awareness Days 2020

Written by: Mike Wood
Published On: 21 May 2020
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January

  • National Blood Donor Month
  • National Glaucoma Awareness Month
  • National Volunteer Blood Donor Month 
  • Cervical Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Birth Defects Prevention Month
  • Dry January

 

  • 19-25th: National Activities Professional Week
  • 25th: National Intravenous Nurse Day

February

  • American Heart Month
  • AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month
  • National Cancer Prevention Month
  • National Senior Independence Month 

 

  • Feb. 1-7: Patient Recognition Week
  • Feb. 3-7: Pride in Food Service Week
  • Feb. 9-15: National Cardiac Rehabilitation Week
  • Feb. 14-21: Alzheimer's and Dementia Staff Education Week

 

March

  • National Social Worker's Month
  • National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
  • Brain Injury Awareness Month
  • National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month
  • Save Your Vision Month 
  • National Social Work Month
  • National Women's History Month
  • National Nutrition Month

 

 

  • March 11: Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day
  • March 13: No Smoking Day
  • March 13: World Sleep Day
  • March 19: Certified Nurses Day
  • March 19: World Social Work Day 
  • March 20: World Oral Health Day
  • March 24: The American Diabetes Association Alert Day
  • March 30: National Doctor's Day

April

  • Counseling Awareness Month
  • National Occupational Therapy Month 
  • National Parkinson's Awareness Month 
  • National Cancer Control Month 
  • Stress Awareness Month

 

  • April 6-12: National Public Health Week 
  • April 19-25: National Volunteer Week 
  • April 19-24: Administrative Professionals Week 

 

May

  • National Walking Month
  • Skin Cancer Awareness Month
  • Make May Purple (UK Stroke Awareness)
  • Older Americans Month
  • Oncology Nursing Month
  • Better Hearing and Speech Month 
  • Employee Health and Fitness Month 
  • Healthy Vision Month
  • National American Stroke Month 
  • National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month 
  • National High Blood Pressure Education Month
  • National Melanoma/Skin Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Mental Health Month

 

 

June

 

 

July

  • Eye Injury Prevention Month
  • UV Safety Month 

 

  • July 5-11: National Therapeutic Recreation Week 
  • July 20-24: Forensic Healthcare Week

 

  • July 26th: National Parents' Day

August

  • National Immunization Awareness Month
  • Medic Alert Awareness Month 

 

  • Aug. 23 – 29: Health Unit Coordinators Week

 

September

  • Pain Awareness Month
  • Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
  • Healthy Aging Month
  • National Cholesterol Education Month
  • National Sickle Cell Awareness Month 
  • Leukemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma Awareness Month 
  • National Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery Month
  • National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month 
  • National Preparedness Month
  • National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month 

 

 

October

 

  • Oct 1-5: National Work Life Week
  • Oct. 4-10: National Mental Illness Awareness Week 
  • Oct. 5-9: Customer Service Week 
  • Oct. 6-12: National Physician Assistant(s) Week
  • Oct. 4-10: National Fire Prevention Week 
  • Oct 14-20: International Infection Prevention Control Week
  • Oct. 21-25: National Health Education Week 
  • Oct. 20-26: National Healthcare Quality Week 
  • Oct. 20-26: National Respiratory Care Week
  • Oct. 25 – 31: National Pastoral Care Week

 

November

  • Movember Men's Health Awareness Month
  • National Hospice and Palliative Care Month
  • National Family Caregivers Month
  • National Home Health Care Month
  • National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month
  • American Diabetes Month 

 

 

  • Nov. 5 – National Volunteer Managers Day 
  • Nov. 11: Veterans Day
  • Nov. 14: World Diabetes Day
  • Nov. 19: The Great American Smokeout Day
  • Nov. 21st: Pancreatic Cancer Day 2020 (UK)

December

  • Dec. 1-7: National Hand Washing Awareness Week 

 

 

NOTE: This is not an exhaustive list, and some events are national rather than international. If you spot any errors or would like YOUR awareness day included, please contact editor@pharmiweb.com

 

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