2017 Wellness Awareness Calendar.
Editor's Note: We received so much feedback after this post that we decided to create a live google doc for orgs to add their awareness months/weeks/days. You can check that your cause is represented (or add it) here: Wellness Awareness Google Doc
National and Global Awareness observances provide relevance, context and momentum when issuing news about a brand. Timing is often a critical characteristic of a successful PR campaign, and savvy pros plan well in advance to ensure their messages have the most impact. We've compiled a Wellness Awareness Calendar of health-related awareness days, weeks, and months to help remind you which initiative is coming next.
There wasn't enough room to fit every single national observance on the calendar, so you might find the resources below helpful.
1.) The ultimate list of National Health Observances from the US Department of Health and Human Services:
2.) If you want to broaden your planning to include all observances, not just health-related topics, TrackMaven will email you an exhaustive calendar of observances, some of them quite interesting and obscure. For example, today, May 1 is Chocolate Parfait Day!
3.) If you'd prefer to receive a daily email announcing which National Day it is, you can subscribe to the email list at:
(Pro-Tip: The National Day Calendar also takes applications to register new national days. Got a great campaign that deserves it's own day? See if you can get it officially proclaimed here!)