Heritage Months and Special Observances

January

Martin Luther King Jr Day

https://www.nationalservice.gov/mlkday

 

February

Black History Month

https://africanamericanhistorymonth.gov/

National Cancer Prevention Month

https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/the-press-office/2015/04/01/presidential-proclamation-national-cancer-control-month-2015

 

March

Women’s History Month

https://womenshistorymonth.gov/

National Development Disabilities Awareness Month

http://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/0,5885,7-339-71550_2941_4868_4897-66588--,00.html

 

April

Arab American Heritage Month

https://mesa.umich.edu/article/arab-heritage-month

National Minority Health Month

https://www.minorityhealth.hhs.gov/nmhm17/

 

May

Stroke Awareness Month

https://millionhearts.hhs.gov/news-media/events/stroke-bp-month.html

National High Blood Pressure Month

https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-pro/resources/heart/may-national-high-blood-pressure-education-month

Asian American/ Pacific Islander Heritage Month

https://asianpacificheritage.gov/

National Women's Health Week

https://www.womenshealth.gov/nwhw

 

June

Men's Health Week/Month

https://www.cdc.gov/men/nmhw/index.htm

Caribbean American Heritage Month

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/05/31/president-donald-j-trump-proclaims-june-2017-national-caribbean-american

 

July

National Minority Mental Health Month

https://www.minorityhealth.hhs.gov/omh/content.aspx?ID=9447

 

August

National Immunization Awareness Month

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/events/niam.html

 

September

National Infant Mortality Awareness Month

https://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/omh/content.aspx?lvl=2&lvlid=12&ID=8139

National Sickle Cell Month

https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/about/directorscorner/messages/national-sickle-cell-awareness-month-nhlbi

National Cholesterol Education Month

https://www.cdc.gov/cholesterol/cholesterol_education_month.htm

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/dcpc/resources/features/prostatecancer/index.htm

National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15th - October 15th)

https://www.hispanicheritagemonth.gov/

 

October

Filipino-American History Month

https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/blog/2015/10/13/historic-celebration-filipino-american-history-month-white-house

Health Literacy Month

https://www.healthtradition.com/october-is-health-literacy-month/

 

November

National Native American & Alaska Native Heritage Month (November)

https://nativeamericanheritagemonth.gov/about/

American Diabetes Month (November)

https://healthfinder.gov/NHO/NovemberToolkit.aspx

 

December

World AIDS Day

https://www.hiv.gov/events/awareness-days