August 2014 Health 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 - August 2014 Health Current Events

National and international health awareness months for August 2014
Awareness Event Nation Related Organization Comments
Cataract Awareness Month United States FAAO
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MedicAlert Awareness Month Worldwide MedicAlert Foundation
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National Immunization Awareness Month United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Psoriasis Awareness Month Worldwide National Psoriasis Foundation
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Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month United States Families of SMA
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Weeks - 2014 August Current Health Events

National and international health awareness weeks for August 2014
Event Date Nation Organization Comments
World Breastfeeding Week Fri 1st Aug - Wed 6th Aug 2014
[Begins In 99 Days]
Worldwide World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action Same Date Each Year  

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Days - August 2014 Health Events

National and international health awareness days for August 2014
Event Date Nation Organization Comments
National Minority Donor Awareness Day Fri 1st Aug 2014
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United States National MOTTEP Same Date Each Year  
Daffodil Day Fri 22nd Aug 2014
[Begins In 120 Days]
Australia Cancer Council Australia Fourth Friday Of August  

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.