October 2014 Health Awareness 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 - October 2014 Health Current Events

National and international health awareness months for October 2014
Awareness Event Nation Related Organization Comments
Autism Awareness Month Canada Autism Society Canada
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Breast Cancer Awareness Month Worldwide Macmillan Cancer Support + Others
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Down Syndrome Awareness Month United States National Down Syndrome Society
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Healthy Lung Month United States American Lung Association
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Liver Awareness Month United States American Liver Foundation
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Lupus Awareness Month United Kingdom Lupus UK
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National Orthodontic Health Month United States American Association of Orthodontics
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National Spina Bifida Awareness Month United States Spina Bifida Association
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Rett Syndrome Awareness Month Worldwide International Rett Syndrome Foundation
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SIDS Awareness Month Worldwide National Institute of Child Health & Human Development
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Weeks - October 2014 Current Health Events

National and international health awareness weeks for October 2014
Event Date Nation Organization Comments
Mental Illness Awareness Week Sun 5th Oct - Sat 11th Oct 2014
[Begins In 164 Days]
United States National Alliance on Mental Illness First Sunday Of October  
BackCare Awareness Week Tue 7th Oct - Sat 11th Oct 2014
[Begins In 166 Days]
United Kingdom BackCare Date Set Each Year:
2014 unconfirmed  
Baby Loss Awareness Week Thu 9th Oct - Wed 15th Oct 2014
[Begins In 168 Days]
United Kingdom Same Date Each Year  
Haemophilia Awareness Week Sun 12th Oct - Sat 18th Oct 2014
[Begins In 171 Days]
Australia Haemophilia Foundation Australia Second Sunday Of October  

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Days - October Observances 2014

National and international health awareness days for October 2014
Event Date Nation Organization Comments
World Cerebral Palsy Day Wed 1st Oct 2014
[Begins In 160 Days]
Worldwide First Wednesday Of October  
National Depression Screening Day Thu 9th Oct 2014
[Begins In 168 Days]
United States Screening for Mental Health Second Thursday Of October  
World Mental Health Day Fri 10th Oct 2014
[Begins In 169 Days]
Worldwide World Federation For Mental Health Same Date Each Year  
Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day Mon 13th Oct 2014
[Begins In 172 Days]
United States Metastatic Breast Cancer Network Same Date Each Year  
World Food Day Thu 16th Oct 2014
[Begins In 175 Days]
Worldwide Food and Agriculture Organization Same Date Each Year  
World Spine Day Thu 16th Oct 2014
[Begins In 175 Days]
Worldwide Chiropractors' Association Australia Same Date Each Year  
World Osteoporosis Day Mon 20th Oct 2014
[Begins In 179 Days]
Worldwide International Osteoporosis Foundation Same Date Each Year  
International Stuttering Awareness Day Wed 22nd Oct 2014
[Begins In 181 Days]
Worldwide British Stammering Association Same Date Each Year  
Lung Health Day Wed 29th Oct 2014
[Begins In 188 Days]
United States Last Wednesday Of October  
National Bandanna Day Fri 31st Oct 2014
[Begins In 190 Days]
Australia CanTeen Date Set Each Year:
2014 date confirmed  
National Bug Busting Day Fri 31st Oct 2014
[Begins In 190 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.