May Observances 2014 - Health: Current Awareness Events

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 May 2014

National and international health awareness months for May 2014
Awareness Event Nation Related Organization Comments
ALS Awareness Month United States ALS Association
    [Begins In 15 Days]
Arthritis Awareness Month United States Arthritis Foundation
    [Begins In 15 Days]
Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month United States Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
    [Begins In 15 Days]
Better Hearing and Speech Month United States ASHA
    [Begins In 15 Days]
Better Sleep Month United States Better Sleep Council
    [Begins In 15 Days]
Celiac Awareness Month United States National Foundation for Celiac Awareness
    [Begins In 15 Days]
Clean Air Month United States American Lung Association
    [Begins In 15 Days]
Correct Posture Month United States American Chiropractic Association
    [Begins In 15 Days]
Cystic Fibrosis Month Worldwide Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
    [Begins In 15 Days]
Hepatitis Awareness Month Worldwide Hepatitis Foundation International
    [Begins In 15 Days]
Huntington's Disease Awareness Month United States Huntington's Disease Society Of America
    [Begins In 15 Days]
Lyme Disease Awareness Month Worldwide Lyme Disease Foundation
    [Begins In 15 Days]
Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month Canada Multiple Sclerosis Society Of Canada
    [Begins In 15 Days]
National Cancer Research Month United States American Association for Cancer Research
    [Begins In 15 Days]
National Crohn's and Colitis Awareness Month Australia Crohn's & Colitis Australia
    [Begins In 15 Days]
National High Blood Pressure Education Month United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention
    [Begins In 15 Days]
National Lupus Awareness Month United States Lupus Foundation of America
    [Begins In 15 Days]
National Melanoma Skin Cancer Awareness Month United States American Academy of Dermatology
    [Begins In 15 Days]
National Mental Health Month United States Mental Health America
    [Begins In 15 Days]
National Neurofibromatosis Month United States Children's Tumor Foundation
    [Begins In 15 Days]
National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month United States National Osteoporosis Society
    [Begins In 15 Days]
National Physiotherapy Month Canada Canadian Physiotherapy Association
    [Begins In 15 Days]
National Stroke Awareness Month United States National Stroke Association
    [Begins In 15 Days]
Vision Health Month Canada Canadian National Institute for the Blind
    [Begins In 15 Days]

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Weeks - Health Events 2014

National and international health awareness weeks for May 2014
Event Date Nation Organization Comments
Dystonia Awareness Week Sat 3rd May - Sun 11th May 2014
[Begins In 17 Days]
United Kingdom Date Set Each Year:
2014 confirmed  
Brain Tumour Action Week Sun 4th May - Sat 10th May 2014
[Begins In 18 Days]
United States National Brain Tumor Society First Sunday Of May  
National Nurses Week Tue 6th May - Mon 12th May 2014
[Begins In 20 Days]
United States American Nurses Association Same Date Each Year  
M.E. Awareness Week Sun 11th May - Sat 17th May 2014
[Begins In 25 Days]
United Kingdom Action For ME Date Set Each Year:
2014 confirmed  
Coeliac Awareness Week Mon 12th May - Sun 18th May 2014
[Begins In 26 Days]
United Kingdom Coeliac UK Date Set Each Year:
2014 Confirmed  
Mental Health Week Mon 12th May - Sun 18th May 2014
[Begins In 26 Days]
United Kingdom Mental Health Foundation Date Set Each Year:
2014 confirmed  
Dementia Awareness Week Sun 18th May - Sat 24th May 2014
[Begins In 32 Days]
United Kingdom Alzheimer's Society Date Set Each Year:
2014 confirmed  
National Epilepsy Week Sun 18th May - Sat 24th May 2014
[Begins In 32 Days]
United Kingdom Epilepsy Action Date Set Each Year:
2014 confirmed  
Arthritis Care Awareness Week Mon 19th May - Sun 25th May 2014
[Begins In 33 Days]
United Kingdom Arthritis Care Date Set Each Year:
2014 confirmed  
Spinal Health Week Mon 19th May - Sun 25th May 2014
[Begins In 33 Days]
Australia Chiropractors' Association Australia Date Set Each Year:
2014 confirmed  
Kidney Health Week Sun 25th May - Sat 31st May 2014
[Begins In 39 Days]
Australia Kidney Health Australia Date Set Each Year:
2014 confirmed  

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Days - Health Current Events

National and international health awareness days for May 2014
Event Date Nation Organization Comments
Melanoma Monday Mon 5th May 2014
[Begins In 19 Days]
United States American Academy of Dermatology First Monday Of May  
World Asthma Day Tue 6th May 2014
[Begins In 20 Days]
Worldwide Global Initiative Asthma First Tuesday Of May  
World Red Cross Red Crescent Day Thu 8th May 2014
[Begins In 22 Days]
Worldwide International Committee of the Red Cross Same Date Each Year  
World Lupus Day Sat 10th May 2014
[Begins In 24 Days]
Worldwide Lupus Foundation of America Same Date Each Year  
International CFS/ME Awareness Day Mon 12th May 2014
[Begins In 26 Days]
Worldwide CFIDS Association of America Same Date Each Year  
World Autoimmune Arthritis Day Tue 20th May 2014
[Begins In 34 Days]
Worldwide IAA Movement Same Date Each Year  
Australia's Biggest Morning Tea Thu 22nd May 2014
[Begins In 36 Days]
Australia Cancer Council Australia Fourth Thursday Of May  
World No Tobacco Day Sat 31st May 2014
[Begins In 45 Days]
Worldwide World Health Organization 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.