National Health Observances

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

National Health Observance Toolkit — May

May NHO Toolkit 1

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

Federal Lead: President's Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition

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May NHO Toolkit 2

Skin Cancer Prevention Month

Sponsor: American Academy of Dermatology

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Plan Ahead for June

June NHO Toolkit 1

National HIV Testing Day - June 27

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June NHO Toolkit 2

National Safety Month

Sponsor: National Safety Council

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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.