January 2015 Health 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 - Health Current Events

National and international health awareness months for January 2015
Awareness Event Nation Related Organization Comments
Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month Canada Alzheimer's Society of Canada
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Cervical Health Awareness Month United States National Cervical Cancer Coalition
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Glaucoma Awareness Month United States Glaucoma Research Foundation
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National Birth Defects Prevention Month United States NBDPN
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National Blood Donor Month United States American Red Cross
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Thyroid Awareness Month United States American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
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Weeks - Health Current Events

National and international health awareness weeks for January 2015
Event Date Nation Organization Comments
National Non-Smoking Week Sun 18th Jan - Sat 24th Jan 2015
[Begins In 270 Days]
Canada Canadian Council for Tobacco Control Third Sunday Of January  
World Leprosy Week Sun 25th Jan - Sat 31st Jan 2015
[Begins In 277 Days]
Worldwide LEPRA In Action Last Sunday Of January2014 confirmed  

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Days - January Observances

National and international health awareness days for January 2015
Event Date Nation Organization Comments
World Braille Day Sun 4th Jan 2015
[Begins In 256 Days]
Worldwide World Blind Union Same Date Each Year  
Weedless Wednesday Thu 22nd Jan 2015
[Begins In 274 Days]
Canada Canadian Council for Tobacco Control Date Set Each Year:
Falls On 3rd Full Week Of Jan.  
World Leprosy Day Sun 25th Jan 2015
[Begins In 277 Days]
Worldwide The Leprosy Mission Last Sunday Of January  
National Bug Busting Day Sat 31st Jan 2015
[Begins In 283 Days]
United Kingdom Community Hygiene Concern 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.