September Health Awareness & Observances 2014

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 - September 2014 Health Current Events

National and international health awareness months for September 2014
Awareness Event Nation Related Organization Comments
Arthritis Awareness Month Canada The Arthritis Society
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Children's Eye Health and Safety Month United States Prevent Blindness America
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Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month United States Foundation For Women's Cancer
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Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month Worldwide Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)
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Muscular Dystrophy Month Canada Muscular Dystrophy Canada
    [Begins In 131 Days]
National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month United States Recovery Month
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National Cholesterol Education Month United States National Heart Lung and Blood Institute
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Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month Canada Ovarian Cancer Canada
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Reye's Syndrome Awareness Month Worldwide National Reye's Syndrome Foundation
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Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month Worldwide Sickle Cell Society
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Weeks - 2014 Current Health Events September

National and international health awareness weeks for September 2014
Event Date Nation Organization Comments
National Asthma Week Mon 1st Sep - Sat 6th Sep 2014
[Begins In 131 Days]
Australia Asthma Foundation Same Date Each Year  
Migraine Awareness Week Sun 7th Sep - Sat 13th Sep 2014
[Begins In 137 Days]
United Kingdom Migraine Action First Sunday Of September  
National Suicide Prevention Week Sun 7th Sep - Fri 12th Sep 2014
[Begins In 137 Days]
United States American Association of Suicidology Date Set Each Year:
2014 confirmed  
National Stroke Week Mon 8th Sep - Sun 14th Sep 2014
[Begins In 138 Days]
Australia Stroke Foundation Date Set Each Year:
2014 confirmed  
National Eczema Week Sat 13th Sep - Sun 21st Sep 2014
[Begins In 143 Days]
United Kingdom National Eczema Society Date Set Each Year:
2014 confirmed  
Sexual Health Week Wed 17th Sep - Tue 23rd Sep 2014
[Begins In 147 Days]
United Kingdom FPA Date Set Each Year:
unconfirmed date  
Reye's Syndrome Awareness Week Sun 21st Sep - Sat 27th Sep 2014
[Begins In 151 Days]
United States National Reye's Syndrome Foundation Third Sunday Of September  

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Days - September 2014 Health Events

National and international health awareness days for September 2014
Event Date Nation Organization Comments
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Awareness Day Tue 9th Sep 2014
[Begins In 139 Days]
Worldwide Same Date Each Year  
Suicide Prevention Day Wed 10th Sep 2014
[Begins In 140 Days]
Worldwide International Association for Suicide Prevention Same Date Each Year  
World Lymphoma Awareness Day Mon 15th Sep 2014
[Begins In 145 Days]
Worldwide Lymphoma Coalition Same Date Each Year  
World Alzheimer's Day Sun 21st Sep 2014
[Begins In 151 Days]
Worldwide Alzheimer's Disease International Same Date Each Year  
International Ataxia Awareness Day Thu 25th Sep 2014
[Begins In 155 Days]
Worldwide Ataxia UK Same Date Each Year  
World Heart Day Mon 29th Sep 2014
[Begins In 159 Days]
Worldwide World Heart Federation 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.