Awareness Calendar for November


  • Adoption
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Bladder Health
  • COPD
  • CRPS
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Family Caregivers
  • Gluten-Free Diet
  • Healthy Skin
  • Hospice & Palliative Care
  • Impotency
  • Lung Cancer
  • Manatees!
  • Mouth Cancer
  • Movember
  • Native American Heritage Month
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Prematurity
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Stomach Cancer


  • International Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome Awareness Day (1)
  • National Stress Awareness Day (4)
  • National Diabetes Education Week (5-11)
  • Patient Blood Management Awareness Week (6-10)
  • National Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day (7)
  • Intersex Day of Remembrance (8)
  • World KC (keratoconus) Day (10)
  • National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week (11-19)
  • World Pneumonia Day (12)
  • Mouth Cancer Awareness Week (12-18)
  • World Diabetes Day (14)
  • Global Antibiotic Awareness Week (14-20)
  • World Prematurity Day (17)
  • World Pancreatic Cancer Day (17)
  • Restorative Justice Week (19-26)
  • International Survivors of Suicide Day (19)
  • Transgender Day of Remembrance (20)
  • GERD Awareness Week (23-29)
  • National Day of Mourning (23)
  • Unthanksgiving Day (23)
  • National Day of Listening (23)
  • National Espresso Day (23)
  • Native American Heritage Day (24)
  • International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (25)
  • International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People (29)
  • International Self-Harm Awareness Day (30)
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October 12th is World Arthritis Day

TW death and dying, mentions of abuse and neglect Hooray, it’s World Arthritis Day? Arthritis is something that’s been big in the news, even if you haven’t realized it. Lady Gaga and Selena Gomez both live with types of arthritis. Confused? Read on! Basics on Arthritis Arthritis isn’t just for old people, even though that’s […]

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MIAW: Basic Mental Health Facts

This week is Mental Illness Awareness Week. Today, I wanted to focus on sharing mental health facts. While 26% American adults live with a mental illness, one in twenty-five has a serious mental illness. A serious mental illness is one that “results in serious functional impairment, which substantially interferes with or limits one or more major […]

Awareness Calendar for October

Month: ADHD AIDS (December is more popularized as AIDS awareness month, but October is a secondary month) Breast Cancer Dental Hygiene Depression Education and Awareness Disability Employment Domestic Violence Down Syndrome Dwarfism Dysautonomia Dyslexia Emotional Wellness Ergonomics Eye Injury Gaucher Disease Health Literacy Healthy Lungs Home Eye Safety LGBT History Liver Long-Term Care Planning Menopause […]

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CHIP Needs Our Help

The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) was passed in August 1997, taking effect the next month. What this program does is give states funds (that they must match) that help to cover children living in low-income households that don’t qualify for Medicaid. It’s undergone expansion, adding protection for a couple million more children thanks to President Obama. Today, CHIP […]