Throughout 2022, there are key days, weeks, and months dedicated to generating awareness for important health topics and recognizing professions.

Healthcare awareness days are centered around recognizing your health care staff – making them a great addition to your employee engagement and recognition program strategies.

Whether you’re a healthcare professional, HR employee, employer, or educator, mark these days on your calendar to plan for awareness day activities. If you need help planning awareness day activities, contact us!

*Dates are subject to change. 

2023 Healthcare Awareness Months

January 

Awareness Days: 


  • 12: National Pharmacist Day
  • 25: National IV Nurses Day 

Awareness Weeks:

All Month:  

  • National Blood Donor Month 

February 

Awareness Days: 

  • 17: National Caregivers Day  

Awareness Weeks: 

All Month 

  • American Health Month  

March 

Awareness Days: 

  • 1: National Social Work Month
  • 3: Employee Appreciation Day  
  • 8: Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day  
  • 30: National Doctor’s Day 
  • 31: Anesthesia Technician Day  

Awareness Weeks:  

  • 13-17: Patient Safety Awareness Week 
  • 13-17: Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week 
  • 13-17: Healthcare HR Professionals Week  
  • 27-31: Anesthesia Tech Week

Months:

  • Healthcare Social Worker Month
  • Music Therapy Month

April 

Awareness Days:  

  • 26: Administrative Professionals Day 

Awareness Weeks: 

  • 3-7: Patient Access Week  
  • Dates pending: Occupational Health Nurses Week
  • 24-28: Patient Experience Week 
  • 24-28: Medical Lab Professionals Week (National Medical Laboratory Week) 
  • 24- May 1: Transplant Nurses Week  

All Month:  

  • Occupational Therapy Month 
  • National Volunteer Month  

May 

Awareness Days: 

  • 6: National Nurses Day
  • 18: National Speech Pathologist Day 

Awareness Weeks: 

  • 6 -12: National Nurses Week 
  • 7-13: National Hospital Week 
  • 9-15: National Mental Health Awareness Week
  • 14-20: National Skilled Nursing Care Week 
  • 14-20: Healthcare Technology Management Week  
  • 14-20: Healthcare Documentation Integrity Week (Medical Records) 
  • 14-20: Healthcare Technology Management Week
  • 21-27: National EMS Week 

All Month: 

  • Critical Care Recognition Month (Wear Blue on May 19) 
  • Oncology Nurses Month 
  • National Mental Health Month 

June 

Awareness Weeks: 

  • 12-18: Men’s Health Week  
  • 14-20: National Nursing Assistant Week
  • 15-21: CNA Week   
  • 19-23: Health Risk Management Week  

All Month:  

  • National Safety Month  
     

July 

Awareness Weeks:

  • 9-15: National Therapeutic Recreation Week

All Month:  

  • UV Safety Awareness Month 

August 

Awareness Weeks:  

  • 6-12: National Health Center Week  
  • 23-29: Health Unit Coordinator Day 
     

September 

Awareness Days:

  • 21: National IT Professionals Day

Awareness Weeks:  

  • 1-8: National Clinical Nurse Specialist Recognition Week (CNS week) 
  • 10-16: Vascular Nurses Week  
  • 10-16: Environmental Services Week 
  • 11-17: Neonatal Nurses Week 
  • 11-17: Nursing Professional Development Week 
  • 17-23: National Surgical Technologists Week 
  • 18-24: National Rehab Week

All Month: 

  • Pain Awareness Month 
  • Childhood Cancer Month  
  • National Suicide Prevention Month

October 

Awareness Days: 

  • 11: Emergency Nurses Day 
  • 21: Medical Assistants Recognition Day 

Awareness Weeks:  

  • 1-7: Healthcare Supply Chain Week  
  • 2-6: National Nuclear Medicine Week
  • 2-6: Customer Service Week  
  • 8-14: Emergency Nurses Week  
  • 9-15: National Case Management Week
  • 9-15: Sterile Processing Week
  • 11-17: Emergency Nurses Week
  • 12-18: Perinatal Nurse's Week
  • 15-21: National Healthcare Quality Week
  • 16-20: Medical Assistant Week
  • 16-22: National Pharmacy Week
  • 17-23: International Infection Prevention Week
  • 18-24: National Patient Account Management Week 
  • 23-29: National Healthcare Facilities & Engineering Week  
  • 23-29: National Respiratory Care Week 
  • 22-28: National Massage Therapy Awareness Week 
  • 22-28: Pastoral Care Week / Spiritual Care Week

All Month: 

  • National Physical Therapy Month 
  • National Pharmacy Month 
  • Physical Therapy Month 

November 

Awareness Weeks: 

  • 5-11: National Radiologic Technologist Week
  • 6-10: National Medical Staff Services Awareness Week
  • 12-18: National Nurse Practitioner Week 
  • 12-18: Perioperative Nurse Week 
  • November 28 - December 4: National Hand Washing Awareness Week

December 

Awareness Days: 

  • 5: International Volunteer Day 

Awareness Weeks: 

  • December 23 to January 2: Neonatal Nurses Week

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