National Health Observances

National Health Observances (NHOs) are special days, weeks, or months dedicated to raising awareness about important health topics.

National Health Observance Toolkits — September

September NHO Toolkit 1

Fruits & Veggies – More Matters Month

Sponsor: Produce for Better Health Foundation

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September NHO Toolkit 2

National Obesity Awareness Month

Sponsor: American College of Sports Medicine

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Plan Ahead for October

October NHO Toolkit

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Sponsor: National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Collaborating Organizations

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NHO Toolkits

At, we’ve created NHO toolkits to help you make a difference. Show everyone that your organization is committed to health and wellness. Use NHO toolkits to:

  • Share important health messages
  • Promote fun, interactive resources
  • Organize events to create change in your community
Pick a toolkit and get started today!

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Disclaimer: Information appearing in this document does not represent an endorsement by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which do not have any role in naming national health observances.