April 2014 Current Events & Observances

a red awareness ribbon

Health awareness events create publicity for a health issue and aim to improve and help save lives. Sometimes these events encourage preventative action against conditions becoming more serious. For example, many cancer campaigns focus on early detection which is often crucial for treatment success.

These events can also provide a focus for fund raising efforts, with money raised supporting those in need and funding further research into the condition or health issue concerned.

The awareness lists at What Health were first created about 10 years ago. Over time many of these events have grown to become significant national or international observances. The growth and success of awareness campaigns are reflected by the large variety of awareness ribbons and wrist bands currently available.[cont'd]

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Months - Current Events 2014

National and international health awareness months for April 2014
Awareness Event Nation Related Organization Comments
Cesarean Awareness Month Worldwide International Cesarean Awareness Network
    [Currently Running]
IBS Awareness Month Worldwide IFFGD
    [Currently Running]
National Autism Awareness Month United States Austism Society
    [Currently Running]
National Oral Health Month Canada Canadian Dental Association
    [Currently Running]
Parkinson's Awareness Month Canada Parkinson Society Canada
    [Currently Running]
Sarcoidosis Awareness Month Worldwide National Sarcoidosis Organization
    [Currently Running]

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Weeks - April 2014 Observances & Current Events

National and international health awareness weeks for April 2014
Event Date Nation Organization Comments
National Public Health Week Mon 7th Apr - Sun 13th Apr 2014
[This Event Finished 8 days ago]
United States American Public Health Association First Monday Of April  
Parkinson's Awareness Week Mon 7th Apr - Sun 13th Apr 2014
[This Event Finished 8 days ago]
United Kingdom Parkinson's UK Date Set Each Year:
2014 confirmed  
National Infant Immunization Week Sat 26th Apr - Sat 3rd May 2014
[Begins In 5 Days]
United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Date Set Each Year:
2014 confirmed  
Allergy Awareness Week Mon 28th Apr - Sun 4th May 2014
[Begins In 7 Days]
United Kingdom Allergy UK Date Set Each Year:
2014 confirmed  

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Days - April Observances 2014

National and international health awareness days for April 2014
Event Date Nation Organization Comments
World Health Day Mon 7th Apr 2014
[This Event Was 14 days ago]
Worldwide World Health Organization Same Date Each Year  
National Alcohol Screening Day Thu 10th Apr 2014
[This Event Was 11 days ago]
United States Screening for Mental Health Date Set Each Year:
2014 Confirmed  
World Parkinson's Day Fri 11th Apr 2014
[This Event Was 10 days ago]
Worldwide European Parkinson's Disease Assocation Same Date Each Year  
World Hemophilia Day Thu 17th Apr 2014
[This Event Was 4 days ago]
Worldwide World Federation of Hemophilia Same Date Each Year  

Where possible dates are set to automatically update.

Help keep these observance dates current by contacting me if you believe a given organization has set a new date for their next event.

To recommend a national or international health awareness event to be added to the list please contact me.

Please note that an observance is more likely to be included if it is a reoccuring annual event which is supported or sponsored by a reputable organization.