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2003 National Heath Observances




Cervical Cancer Screening Month

Glaucoma Awareness Month

National Birth Defects Prevention Month

National Volunteer Blood Donor Month

Thyroid Awareness Month

18 - 24 Healthy Weight Week


AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month

American Heart Month

Kids E.N.T. (Ears, Nose, Throat) Month

National Children’s Dental Health Month

Wise Health Consumer Month

1 - 7 National Burn Awareness Week

4 National Girls and Women in Sports Day

6 Give Kids A Smile Day

6 National Wear Red Day 2004

8 - 14 Cardiac Rehabilitation Week

8 - 14 Duchenne MD Awareness Week

8 - 14 National Child Passenger Safety Awareness Week

8 - 14 National Children of Alcoholics Week

14 Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Day

14 National Condom Day

14 National Donor Day

20 National Women's Heart Day

22 - 29 National Eating Disorders Awareness Week


American Red Cross Month

National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

National Kidney Month

National Multiple Sclerosis Education and Awareness Month

National Nutrition Month®

Save Your Vision Month

Workplace Eye Health and Safety Month

7 - 13 National Patient Safety Awareness Week

8 - 14 National Problem Gambling Awareness Week

8 - 12 National School Breakfast Week

14 - 20 Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week

15 - 21 Brain Awareness Week

21 - 27 National Inhalants and Poisons Awareness Week

21 - 27 National Poison Prevention Week

23 American Diabetes Alert Day

24 World Tuberculosis Day

28 - 4 National Sleep Awareness Week

31 Kick Butts Day


Alcohol Awareness Month

Cancer Control Month

Candlelight Vigil for Eating Disorders Awareness

Cesarean Awareness Month

IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) Awareness Month

National Autism Awareness Month

National Donate Life Month

National Facial Protection Month

National Occupational Therapy Month

National STD Awareness Month

National Youth Sports Safety Month

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Sports Eye Safety Month

Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month

2 - 4 Alcohol-Free Weekend

3 YMCA Healthy Kids Day

5 - 11 National Public Health Week

7 World Health Day

8 National Alcohol Screening Day

18 - 24 National Minority Cancer Awareness Week

18 - 24 National Volunteer Week

24 - 25 2004 WalkAmerica

25 - 1 National Infant Immunization Week


Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

Better Hearing and Speech Month

Better Sleep Month

Clean Air Month

Correct Posture Month

Healthy Vision Month

Hepatitis Awareness Month

Lyme Disease Awareness Month

Mental Health Month

National Arthritis Month and Annual Arthritis Walk

National Bike Month

National Digestive Diseases Awareness Month

National High Blood Pressure Education Month

National Neurofibromatosis Month

National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

National Sight-Saving Month: Ultraviolet Awareness Month

National Stroke Awareness Month

National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

National Trauma Awareness Month

Older Americans Month

Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Tuberous Sclerosis Awareness Month

2 - 8 Brain Tumor Action Week

2 - 8 Children's Mental Health Week

2 - 8 National Mental Health Counseling Week

2 - 8 North American Occupational Safety and Health Week

3 Melanoma Monday

4 Childhood Depression Awareness Day

5 National Anxiety Disorders Screening Day

8 Cornelia de Lange Syndrome (CdLS) Awareness Day

9 - 15 National Women's Health Week

10 - 16 Food Allergy Awareness Week

10 - 16 National Stuttering Awareness Week

10 National Women's Check-up Day

11 - 17 National Alcohol-and Other Drug-Related Birth Defects Week

12 International Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Awareness Day

16 - 22 National Dog Bite Prevention Week

16 - 22 National Emergency Medical Services Week

16 - 22 National Running and Fitness Week

18 HIV Vaccine Awareness Day

23 - 29 Older Americans' Mental Health Week

24 - 31 Buckle Up America! Week

24 National Schizophrenia Awareness Day

25 National Missing Children’s Day

26 National Senior Health and Fitness Day

31 World "No Tobacco" Day


1 - 4 Fireworks Safety Month

Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month

National Aphasia Awareness Month

National Scleroderma Awareness Month

Vision Research Month

5 - 12 Dystonia Awareness Week

6 - 12 National Headache Awareness Week

6 National Cancer Survivors Day

14 - 20 National Men's Health Week

20 - 26 Helen Keller Deaf - Blind Awareness Week

27 National HIV Testing Day


Eye Injury Prevention Month

Hemochromatosis Screening Awareness Month

International Group B Strep Awareness Month

11 - 17 National Therapeutic Recreation Week

27 - 1 2004 U.S. Transplant: 50 Years of Transplantation


Cataract Awareness Month

National Immunization Awareness Month

Psoriasis Awareness Month

Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month

1 - 7 World Breastfeeding Week

1 National Minority Donor Awareness Day

29 - 4 Hearing Aid Awareness Week


Baby Safety Month

Children's Eye Health and Safety Month

Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month

Healthy Aging Month

Leukemia & Lymphoma Awareness Month

National 5 A Day Month

National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month

National Cholesterol Education Month

National Food Safety Education Month

National Osteopathic Medicine Month

National Pediculosis Prevention Month/ Head Lice Prevention Month

National Sickle Cell Month

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

5 - 11 Suicide Prevention Week

12 - 18 National Reye's Syndrome Week

15 World Lymphoma Awareness Day

19 - 25 National Rehabilitation Week

19 - 25 Prostate Cancer Awareness Week

21 Take A Loved One to the Doctor Day

25 Family Health and Fitness Day USA

26 - 2 National Adult Immunization Awareness Week

29 National Women's Health and Fitness Day


"Talk About Prescriptions" Month

Celiac Sprue Awareness Month

Children's Health Month

Cold and Flu Campaign

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Halloween Safety Month

Health Literacy Month

Healthy Lung Month

Let's Talk Month

National Brain Injury Awareness Month

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

National Dental Hygiene Month

National Down Syndrome Awareness Month

National Family Sexuality Education Month

National Liver Awareness Month

National Lupus Awareness Month

National Medical Librarians Month

National Orthodontic Health Month

National Physical Therapy Month

National Spina Bifida Awareness Month

Rett Syndrome Awareness Month

World Blindness Awareness Month

3 - 9 Mental Illness Awareness Week

3 - 9 National Fire Prevention Week

4 - 8 Drive Safely Work Week

4 National Child Health Day

7 National Depression Screening Day

10 - 16 International Herpes Week

11 - 15 National School Lunch Week

13 SAVE (Stop America's Violence Everywhere) Today

15 National Mammography Day

16 World Food Day

17 - 23 National Health Education Week

17 - 23 National Radon Action Week

22 International Stuttering Awareness Day

23 - 31 National Red Ribbon Campaign
(Campaign to keep kids off drugs)

24 - 30 Respiratory Care Week

27 Lung Health Day


American Diabetes Month

COPD Awareness Month

Diabetic Eye Disease Month

Jaw Joints - TMJ Awareness Month

Lung Cancer Awareness Month

National Adoption Month

National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month

National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month

National Epilepsy Month

National Family Caregivers Month

National Healthy Skin Month

National Marrow Awareness Month

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

PH (Pulmonary Hypertension) Awareness Month

7 - 13 National Allied Health Week

18 Great American Smokeout

21 - 27 GERD Awareness Week
(gastroesophageal reflux disease)


National Drunk and Drugged Driving (3D) Prevention Month

Safe Toys and Gifts Month

1 - 7 National Aplastic Anemia Awareness Week

5 - 11 National Hand Washing Awareness Week

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