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!

2022 Healthcare Awareness Calendar 

September

Awareness Weeks:

  • 1-7: National Clinical Nurse Specialist Recognition Week (CNS week)
  • 5-11: Vascular Nurses Week
  • 13-19: Neonatal Nurses Week
  • 18-24: National Surgical Technologists Week
  • 20-24: Nursing Professional Development Week

All Month:

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

October

Awareness Days:

  • 19: Medical Assistants Recognition Day

Awareness Weeks:

  • 3-9: Healthcare Supply Chain Week
  • 10-16: Emergency Nurses Week
  • 11-16: Dialysis Technician Recognition Week
  • 17-21: Medical Assistants Recognition Week 
  • 24-30: National Healthcare Facilities & Engineering Week
  • 23-29: National Respiratory Care Week

All Month:

  • National Physical Therapy Month
  • National Pharmacy Month

November

Awareness Weeks:

  • 1-7: National Radiologic Technologist Week
  • 7-13: National Nurse Practitioner Week
  • 7-13: National Medical Staff Services Awareness Week
  • 13-19: Perioperative Nurse Week

December

Awareness Days:

  • 5: International Volunteer Day

Awareness Weeks:

  • 5-11: National Hand Washing Awareness Week

2023 Healthcare Awareness Calendar 

January 

Awareness Days: 

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

All Month:  

  • National Blood Donor Month 

February 

Awareness Days: 

  • 17: National Caregivers Day  

Awareness Weeks: 

  • 1-7: Patient Recognition Week 
  • 6-12: Perianesthesia Nurse Week 
  • 14-20: Cardiovascular Professionals Week  
  • 13-17: Phlebotomists Recognition Week 

All Month 

  • American Health Month  

March 

Awareness Days: 

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

Awareness Weeks:  

  • 12-18: Patient Safety Awareness Week 
  • 12-18: Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week  
  • 13-17: Healthcare HR Professionals Week  

April 

Awareness Days:  

  • 26: Administrative Professionals Day 

Awareness Weeks: 

  • 3-9: Patient Access Week  
  • 23-29: Patient Experience Week 
  • 23-29: 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: 

  • 18: National Speech Pathologist Day 

Awareness Weeks: 

  • 6 -12: National Nurses Week 
  • 7-13: National Hospital Week 
  • 14-20: National Skilled Nursing Care Week 
  • 14-21: Healthcare Technology Management Week  
  • 14-20: Healthcare Documentation Integrity Week (Medical Records) 
  • 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  
  • 15-21: CNA Week 
  • 15-21: National Nursing Assistant Week  
  • 19-23: Health Risk Management Week  

All Month:  

  • National Safety Month  
     

July 

All Month:  

  • UV Safety Awareness Month 

August 

Awareness Days: 

  • 23: 23-29: Health Unit Coordinator Day 
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Awareness Weeks:  

  • 6-12: National Health Center Week  
     

September 

Awareness Weeks:  

  • 1-7: National Clinical Nurse Specialist Recognition Week (CNS week) 
  • 3-9: Vascular Nurses Week  
  • 11-17: Neonatal Nurses Week 
  • 17-23: National Surgical Technologists Week 
  • 10-16: Nursing Professional Development Week 

All Month: 

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

October 

Awareness Days: 

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

Awareness Weeks:  

  • 1-7: Healthcare Supply Chain Week  
  • 2-6: Customer Service Week  
  • 8-14: Emergency Nurses Week  
  • 22-28: National Healthcare Facilities & Engineering Week  
  • 22-28: National Respiratory Care Week 

All Month: 

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

November 

Awareness Weeks: 

  • 12-18: National Nurse Practitioner Week 
  • 12-18: Perioperative Nurse Week 

December 

Awareness Days: 

  • 5: International Volunteer Day 

Awareness Weeks: 

  • 3-9: National Handwashing Awareness Week 

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