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May Health Initiatives

Updated: Aug 23, 2021

  • American Stroke Awareness Month with the National Stroke Association

  • Arthritis Awareness Month with the Arthritis Foundation

  • ​Better Hearing and Speech Month with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

  • ​Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

  • ​Global Employee Health and Fitness Month with the National Association for Health and Fitness

  • ​Healthy Vision Month with the National Eye Institute

  • ​Hepatitis Awareness Month with the CDC Trusted Source

  • ​Lupus Awareness Month with the Lupus Foundation of America

  • ​Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month with the Skin Cancer Foundation and the American Academy of Dermatology

  • Mental Health Awareness Month with Mental Health America

  • National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month with the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America

  • ​National  Celiac Disease Awareness Month with the Celiac Disease Foundation

  • ​National High Blood Pressure Education Month with the CDCTrusted Source and the NHLBI Trusted Source

  • ​National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month with the National Osteoporosis Foundation

  • ​National Physical Fitness and Sports Month with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Trusted Source

  • ​National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month with the CDC and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ​Older Americans Month with the Administration for Community Living

  • ​National Physical Education and Sport Week (May 1–7) with Society of Health and Physical Education Educators

  • ​North American Occupational Safety and Health Week (May 2–8) with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

  • ​Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week (May 3–9) with the National Federation of Families

  • ​World Hand Hygiene Day (May 5) with the WHO Trusted Source

  • ​Food Allergy Awareness Week (May 9–15) with Food Allergy Research & Educator

  • National Women’s Health Week (May 9–15) with the Office on Women’s Health

  • ​National Stuttering Awareness Week (May 10–15) with the National Stuttering Association

  • ​ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia International Awareness Day (May 12) with the Solve ME/CFS Initiative and the CDCTrusted Source

  • ​HIV Vaccine Awareness Day (May 18) with the Minority HIV/AIDS Fund ​National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (May 19) with the Minority HIV/AIDS Fund

  • ​World AiArthritis Day (May 20) with the International Foundation for Autoimmune & Autoinflammatory Arthritis

  • ​World Preeclampsia Day (May 22) with Population Council and other organizations

  • ​National Senior Health & Fitness Day (May 27)

  • ​Don’t Fry Day (May 28) with National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention

  • ​World No Tobacco Day (May 31) with the WHOTrusted Source

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