Each month, organizations in the United States promotes weeks, days and month-long observances to highlight health problems and raise awareness. April national healthcare observances feature a wide range of health concerns that impact people in the United States and around the world.
April National Healthcare Observances
- Alcohol Awareness Month
- Autism Awareness Month
- Throughout the month, the Autism Society organization will be promoting awareness and acceptance of people living with Autism.
- Donate Life Month
- Sexually Transmitted Diseases Awareness Month
- In April, the American Sexual Health Association (ASHA) recognizes and promotes awareness about sexually transmitted diseases. This year’s theme is “YES means TEST,” meaning that a yes to sexual activity is a yes to getting tested for sexually transmitted diseases on a regular basis.
- World Health Day
- Sponsored by the World Health Organization, World Health Day is on April 7, 2019, and seeks to spread the message of the importance of universal and international healthcare.
- National Public Health Week
- National Public Health Week takes place from April 3 – April 7, 2019. This week consists of nationwide events, challenges, and conversations surrounding issues in public health.
- National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW)
- Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), NIIW takes place from April 27 – May 4, 2019.
- NIIW is focused on promoting awareness about the importance of infant immunization, and providing resources for communities and health professionals to increase the number of infants that are immunized against preventable diseases.
April is About Awareness
This April, nearly every week is dedicated to raising awareness, reducing stigma and getting patients the help and resources they need to make good decisions about their health and their family’s health. April National Health Observances provide the United States with a blueprint of how to use our time and leverage our communities’ resources in order to support important health causes and to uplift those in need.