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2017 Health Observance Dates

January

  • National Blood Donor Month

February

  • American Heart Month
  • Feb 1 - 7 Patient Recognition Week

March

  • National Social Worker's Month
  • Mar 12 – 18 Patient Safety Awareness Week 
  • Mar 30 National Doctor's Day

April

  • Counseling Awareness Month
  • April 7 World Health Day
  • April 16 - National Healthcare Decisions Day
  • April 23 - 29 National Volunteer Week
  • April 26 Administrative Professionals Day

May

  • Older Americans Month
  • Oncology Nursing Month
  • May 6 - 12 Nurses Week
  • May 14 - 20 National Nursing Home Week

June

  • June 15 - 22 National Nursing Assistant Week; with Thursday, June 15 as National Career Nursing Assistants’ Day.

July

August

  • Aug 23 Health Unit Coordinators Day

September

  • Pain Awareness Month
  • Childhood Cancer Month

October

  • National Physical Therapy Month
  • American Pharmacists Month
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • Oct 8 - World Hospice and Palliative Care Day
  • Oct 22 - 28 National Pastoral Care Week

November

  • National Hospice/Palliative Care Month
  • National Family Caregivers Month
  • Nov 11 - Veteran's Day

December

  • Dec 1 - World AIDS Day
  • Dec 4 – 10 National Hand Washing Awareness Week 

The Department of Health and Human Services has posted the 2017 calendar of observance dates that is more comprehensive.