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Health Observances and Recognition Days for September

Health Observances Calendar (Aug. 28, 2020) – Month-Long Observances

  • Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month (National)
  • Alzheimer's Month (World)
  • Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month (National)
  • Baby Safety Month
  • Cholesterol Education Month (National)
  • Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
  • Childhood Obesity Awareness Month (National)
  • Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month (GCAM)
  • Healthy Aging® Month
  • ITP (Platelet Disorder) Awareness Month (National)
  • Leukemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma Month
  • Newborn Screening Awareness Month
  • Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month (National)
  • Pain Awareness Month
  • Pediculosis Prevention Month/Head Lice Prevention Month (National)
  • Preparedness Month (National)
  • Prostate Cancer Awareness Month (National)
  • Prostate Health Month
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month (Global)
  • Recovery Month (National)
  • Sepsis Awareness Month
  • Sexual Health Awareness Month
  • Sickle Cell Month (National)
  • Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
  • Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month (National)

Week-Long Observances

  • Sept. 6-12 – Vascular Nurses Week and Youth Suicide Prevention Week (National)
  • Sept. 7-13  – Neonatal Nurses Week
  • Sept.13-19 – Environmental Services Week, Housekeeping Week and Assisted Living Week® (National)
  • Sept. 20-26 – Clean Hands Week (International) and Rehabiitation and Awareness Week (National)

Recognition Days | Events

  • Sept. 10 – National Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Day
  • Sept. 10 – Youth Suicide Prevention Day (National)
  • Sept. 13 – Grandparents Day (National)
  • Sept. 15 – Get Ready [for Flu] Day
  • Sept. 18 – HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day
  • Sept. 22 – Falls Prevention Awareness Day
  • Sept. 25 – Sport Purple for Platelets Day
  • Sept. 28 – Rabies Day (World)
  • Sept. 29 – Heart Day (World)
  • Sept. 30 – Women's Health & Fitness Day® (National)

The 2020 Health Observances Calendar is intended to provide members with accurate and authoritative information about health care related events. The calendar is published and copyrighted in cooperation with the Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development of the American Hospital Association. All rights are reserved. Special thanks to the Kansas Health Service Corporation for their sponsorship of the Health Observances Calendar. In an effort to go green and reduce paper waste, the calendar is only available on the KHA website; login is required. If you have questions, please contact Jan Fenwick at (785) 233-7436.
--Jan Fenwick