200+ Content Ideas for Every Health Observance


Health observances are a perfect opportunity to use content marketing to raise awareness about your organization, providers, services and specialties. But coming up with interesting ways to celebrate observances while still providing value to your audience is tough. That’s why we put together this list to help you brainstorm for relevant content.

Use the list below to start filling out your content calendar for the year, and spend less time planning and more time executing.

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January Health Observances

Medical Travel Month

  • Spotlight on: regional or national accolades, making your hospital a destination for care
  • Out-of-town Patient Testimonial

Radon Awareness Month

  • What Is Radon and How Does It Impact Health?
  • How to Protect Your Family from Radon

25th — IV Nurse Day

  • Employee Spotlight
  • Patient Testimonial

BONUS: New Year’s Resolutions

  • Tips for Keeping Your Health Resolutions
  • Resolve to Get Screened for [Insert Condition]

February Health Observances

 American Heart Month

  • Heart-healthy Recipes
  • Exercise for Cardiovascular Health
  • Critical Heart Health Screenings and When to Get Them
  • Heart Disease FAQs

Kids ENT Health Month

  • Symptom-based Decision Tree for Parents and Guardians

Wise Healthcare Consumer Month

  • X Questions Doctors Wish Patients Would Ask
  • X Questions to Ask at Your Next Doctor’s Appointment

7th-13th — Perianesthesia Nurse Awareness Week

  • Employee Spotlight
  • Patient Testimonial
  • X Tips for Recovery After Anesthesia

13th-19th — Cardiovascular Professionals Week

  • Employee/Department Spotlight
  • Patient Testimonial

13th-19th — Sepsis Survivor Week

  • Patient Testimonial
  • What Is Sepsis?

21st-25th — Phlebotomists’ Recognition Week

  • Employee/Department Spotlight
  • Blood Transfusion Patient Testimonial

March Health Observances

Brain Injury Awareness Month

  • X Ways to Improve Your Balance and Prevent Falls As You Age
  • X Common Culprits of Childhood Head Injuries and How to Prevent Them
  • Bicycle Basics to Keep the Whole Family Safe

Breathe Better, Sleep Better Month

  • Sleep Hygiene Tips
  • What Your Snoring Says About Your Health
  • How to Know if an At-home Sleep Test Is Right for You

National Nutrition Month

  • Healthy Food Swaps Kids Will Love
  • 15-Minute Healthy Breakfast Ideas
  • Myths and Facts About Elimination Diets

Save Your Vision Month

  • X Surprising Ways to Keep Your Eyes Sharp
  • X Tips to Keep Your Eyes Healthy as You Age

1st — Baby Sleep Day

  • How Much Sleep Your Baby Needs by Age
  • Tips to Help Your Baby Sleep Through the Night
  • X Ways to Prevent SIDS
  • Tips to Make Your Baby’s Bedtime Restful and Relaxing

6th-12th — Dental Assistants Recognition Week

  • Employee Spotlight

14th-18th — Health Care HR Week

  • HR Professional/Department Spotlight
  • Company Culture Spotlight
  • Highlight on Education or Training Partnerships (e.g., career schools, teaching hospitals, certification programs)
  • The Top 10 Reasons to Pursue a Career in Health Care

20th-26th — National Poison Prevention Week

  • X Easy Changes to Make Your Home Poison-proof

21st-27th — National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week

  • Is Red Wine Good for Your Health?
  • Can Secondhand Vapor Affect Your Health?
  • How to Talk to Kids About Drugs and Alcohol by Age
  • Signs Your Child Might Be Using Substances

24th — World Tuberculosis Day

  • How COVID-19 Has Impacted the Fight Against Tuberculosis

April Health Observances

Health Care Thought Leadership and Innovation Month

  • Spotlight on: awards your organization has won
  • Spotlight on: research being conducted by your organization or staff
  • Spotlight on: clinical trials

National Facial Protection Month

  • When Should I Wear a Mouth Guard?
  • Sport Safety Equipment to Protect Your Child’s Smile

National Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month

  • Patient Testimonial
  • Resources for Families Dealing With Limb Loss and Limb Difference
  • Coping With Limb Loss and Limb Difference

Occupational Therapy Month

  • Patient Testimonial
  • Employee/Department Spotlight
  • What Can Occupational Therapy Do for You?

Parkinson’s Awareness Month

  • What Is Parkinson’s Disease?
  • Conditions That Mimic Parkinson’s Disease
  • Who Is at Risk for Parkinson’s Disease

Rosacea Awareness Month

  • What Is Rosacea?
  • X Rosacea Triggers That Can Cause Flare-Ups

World Autism Awareness & Acceptance Month

  • What Is Autism?
  • X Early Signs of Autism in Children
  • How to Prepare Your Child on the Spectrum for a Doctor’s Appointment

10th National Youth HIV & AIDS Day

  • What HIV-Positive Expectant Mothers Can Do to Reduce the Risk of Transmission to Their Babies

11th-17th — Black Maternal Health Week

  • X Self-Care Practices That Are Good for Mommy Mind and Body
  • Provider Spotlight: Black OBGYNs, MFMs, GPs, etc.

17th-23rd — Health Information Professionals Week

  • Employee/Department Spotlight
  • EMR overview and feature Spotlight

17th-23rd — Medical Laboratory Professionals Week

  • Employee/Department Spotlight

17th-23rd — Pediatric Sepsis Week

  • Signs and Symptoms of Neonatal and Later Childhood Sepsis
  • How Vaccines Help Prevent Pediatric Sepsis

25th-29th — Patient Experience Week 2022

  • Patient Testimonial(s)
  • X Ways [Your Organization] Elevates Patient Experience

25th-May 2nd — Transplant Nurses Week

  • Employee Spotlight

May Health Observances

National Run A Mile Day (date changes YOY)

  • X Fun Places to Go for a Run with Kids
  • National Run a Mile Day Scavenger Hunt

American Stroke Month

  • How to Spot a Stroke
  • Who Should Take Aspirin to Prevent Strokes?
  • How Does Family History Impact Stroke Risk?
  • X Ways to Lower Your Risk of Stroke

Asthma Awareness Month

  • Signs and Symptoms of Asthma
  • Can I Develop Asthma As an Adult?

Global Employee Health and Fitness Month

  • X Ideas to Add More Physical Activity to Your Daily Life
  • X At-home, Equipment-free Exercises to Try Today
  • X Easy Meals for Busy Professionals

Mental Health Month

  • Learn to Meditate in 5 Easy Steps
  • Understanding the Difference Between Depression and Seasonal Affective Disorder
  • How to Help Kids Maintain Good Mental Health

National Critical Care Awareness and Recognition Month

  • Employee/Department Spotlight
  • Where to Go for Care infographic

National Osteoporosis Month

  • Signs and Symptoms of Osteoporosis
  • X Ways to Strengthen Your Bones and Fight Osteoporosis

Neurofibromatosis (NF) Awareness Month

  • What is Neurofibromatosis?
  • Signs and Symptoms of NF

Nurses Month

  • Employee Spotlight(s)
  • How Nurses Support Our Healthcare Institutions

Workers’ Compensation Advocacy Awareness Month

  • Why Worker Mental Health Is Just As Important to Physical Health

3rd — World Asthma Day

  • Living With Asthma
  • X Tips to Manage Your Asthma With an Active Lifestyle

8th-14th — Maternal Sepsis Week

  • Survivor Spotlight
  • Signs and Symptoms of Maternal Sepsis

8th-14th — National Hospital Week

  • Employee Spotlight(s)
  • Awards/Achievements/Recognition Spotlight

8th-14th — National Skilled Nursing Care Week

  • Employee/Department Spotlight
  • What Is Skilled Nursing?
  • How Skilled Nursing Improves Patient Outcomes

8th-14th — National Women’s Health Week

  • How Women’s Heart Health Differs from Men
  • The X Physicians Every Woman Should See
  • Breast, Ovarian and Uterine Cancer Screening Guidelines

8th-14th — National Women’s Lung Health Week

  • Signs and Symptoms of Lung Disease in Women

9th-15th — National Stuttering Awareness Week

  • Stuttering Support: Where to Get Help and Resources

15th-21st — Healthcare Documentation Integrity Week

  • Employee/Department Spotlight

15th-21st — Neuroscience Nurses Week

  • Employee/Department Spotlight
  • Patient Testimonial

June Health Observances

Cataract Awareness Month

  • What Are Cataracts?
  • Signs and Symptoms of Cataracts
  • The Link Between Cataracts and Dementia

Liver Health Matters Month

  • Signs and Symptoms of Liver Disease
  • X Foods to Eat for Liver Health
  • How Alcohol Affects Your Liver

Men’s Health Month

  • Prostate Cancer Screening Guidelines

PTSD Awareness Month

  • Signs and Symptoms of PTSD
  • How to Offer Support to Someone Dealing with PTSD
  • Living With PTSD

Scleroderma Awareness Month

  • What Is Scleroderma
  • Signs and Symptoms of Scleroderma
  • Living With Scleroderma

3rd — #HAVhope (Hospitals Against Violence) Day of Awareness

  • Domestic Violence Resources
  • How to Support a Victim of Violence
  • X Ways to Prevent Violence at Home and in Your Community

5th-11th — Community Health Improvement Week

  • X Ideas for Fun Family Physical Activity
  • Health Screening Guidelines for Every Age

13th-19th — Men’s Health Week

  • X Diseases More Common Among Men Than Women

16th-23rd — National Nursing Assistants Week

  • Employee Spotlight

20th-24th — Health Care Risk Management Week

  • The 3 Blood Tests Every Adult Should Have

July Health Observances

Cord Blood Awareness Month

  • X Amazing Reasons to Preserve Cord Blood

Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

  • Why Mental Health Is Just As Important As Physical Health
  • How to Find a Culturally Affirming Mental Health Provider

August Health Observances

National Immunization Awareness Month

  • X Preventable Diseases to Protect Your Child From
  • X Vaccine Myths Debunked

Neurosurgical Awareness Month

  • What to Look for When Choosing a Neurosurgery Provider and Facility
  • The Role of a Neurosurgeon on Your Healthcare Team

7th-13th — National Health Center Week

  • Awards/Achievements/Recognition Spotlight
  • Facility Amenities Spotlight

23rd-29th — Health Unit Coordinator Recognition Week

  • Employee Spotlight

September Health Observances

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

  • Survivor Spotlight
  • Pediatric Oncology Employee/Department Spotlight
  • Resources for Families Fighting Childhood Cancer
  • X Most Common Childhood Cancers

Drug-Free Pain Management Awareness Month

  • X Stretches and Exercises for Pain Relief
  • Nerve Blocks: What Are They and Are They Right for You?
  • X Ways to Relieve Pain Without Medication

Gene Therapy and Specialty Pharmacy Rx Awareness Month

  • What Is Gene Therapy?
  • X Diseases Being Treated/Studied With Gene Therapy

Global Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month

  • Signs & Symptoms of Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • What Is Pulmonary Fibrosis?

Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month

  • Survivor Spotlight
  • Who Should Get Screened for Cervical Cancer?
  • X Symptoms of Cancer to Tell Your Gynecologist About
  • How Do Contraceptives Impact Your Cancer Risk?

National Food Safety Education Month

  • Food Storage Tips
  • Food Safety Basics for Every Household

National Suicide Prevention Month

  • Suicide Warning Signs
  • How to Talk to Your Child About Suicide

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

  • Survivor Spotlight
  • What Is Prostate Cancer?
  • When Should Men Get Screened for Prostate Cancer?

Sepsis Awareness Month

  • Survivor Testimonial
  • What Is Sepsis?

Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month

  • Survivor Spotlight
  • Signs and Symptoms of Thyroid Cancer to Tell Your Doctor About

4th-10th — Vascular Nurses Week

  • Employee/Department Spotlight

11th-17th — National Assisted Living Week

  • Assisted Living vs. Nursing Homes: What’s the Difference?

11th-17th — National Health Care Environmental Services Week

  • Employee/Department Spotlight
  • Amenity/Feature Highlight

12th-18th — Neonatal Nurses Week

  • Employee/Department Spotlight

17th — National Physician Suicide Awareness Day

  • X Signs of Physician Burnout
  • Mental Health Resources for Healthcare Professionals

18th-24th — International Clean Hands Week

  • How to Wash Your Hands Like a Pro

18th-24th — Nursing Professional Development (NPD) Week

  • Nursing Career Journeys
  • Advancement Opportunities for Nurses

18th-24th — Telehealth Awareness Week™

  • Where to Go for Care/When Can Telehealth Benefit You?

October Health Observances

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

  • Survivor Spotlight
  • How to Do a Breast Self-Exam
  • Signs and Symptoms of Breast Cancer
  • Understanding Genetic Testing for Cancer

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

  • Recognizing Domestic Violence Among Friends and Loved Ones
  • How to Help a Victim of Domestic Violence

Health Literacy Month

  • What’s That Mean? A Healthcare Dictionary for Patients
  • X Questions to Ask at Your Next Checkup

Medical Ultrasound Awareness Month

  • X Reasons You Might Get an Ultrasound
  • How Ultrasounds Improve Breast Cancer Screening

National Disability Employment Awareness Month

  • Employee Spotlight

National Physical Therapy Month

  • X Ways Physical Therapy Can Help You Live a Happier, More Active Life
  • How Physical Therapy Can Help Seniors Stay Independent

Talk About Your Medicines Month

  • X Helpful Tools to Keep You on Schedule with Your Medication
  • The Dangers of Mixing Medication and Substances

2nd-8th — National Healthcare Supply Chain Week

  • Employee/Department Spotlight
  • Supplier Partner Spotlight

9th-15th — Emergency Nurses Week

  • Employee/Department Spotlight

9th-15th — Fire Prevention Week

  • The Top Causes of Household Fires and How to Prevent Them
  • Fire Safety Tips to Protect Kids from Burns

9th-15th — Sterile Processing Week

  • Employee/Department Spotlight

10th-15th — National Dialysis Technician Recognition Week

  • Employee/Department Spotlight
  • Patient Testimonial

16th-22nd — International Infection Prevention Week

  • First Aid ABCs
  • How to Treat Minor Cuts, Scrapes, Burns and Bites at Home

16th-22nd — National Radon Action Week

  • What Is Radon, and Why Is It Harmful?
  • How to Check for Radon in Your Home

17th-21st — Nuclear Science Week

  • When I Grow Up: X Amazing Nuclear Science Careers

17th-21st — Registered Medical Assistants Recognition Week

  • Employee Spotlight

23rd-29th — National Health Care Facilities and Engineering Week

  • Employee/Department Spotlight

23rd-29th — National Respiratory Care Week

  • Employee/Department Spotlight

30th-Nov. 5th — National Patient Transport Week

  • Employee/Department Spotlight

28th — National Internal Medicine Day

  • Employee/Department Spotlight
  • Patient Testimonial

November Health Observances

American Diabetes Month

  • Early Warning Signs of Diabetes
  • How Smoking Impacts Diabetes Management
  • X Diet and Exercise Tips to Help Manage Your Diabetes

COPD Awareness Month

  • What Is COPD?

Lung Cancer Awareness Month

  • Survivor Spotlight
  • Signs and Symptoms of Lung Cancer
  • How Quitting Smoking Can Cut Your Lung Cancer Risk

National Family Caregivers Month

  • Employee/Department Spotlight
  • Patient Testimonial

National Hospice and Palliative Care Month

  • Employee/Department Spotlight
  • Patient Testimonial
  • What Is Palliative Care?
  • The Truth About X Common Palliative Care Myths

Stomach Cancer Awareness Month®

  • Survivor Spotlight
  • Signs and Symptoms of Stomach Cancer You Shouldn’t Disregard

6th-12th — National Nurse Practitioner Week

  • Employee/Department Spotlight
  • What Can a Nurse Practitioner Do for You?

7th-13th — National Radiologic Technology Week

  • Employee/Department Spotlight
  • The Role of a Radiologist on Your Care Team

12th — World Pneumonia Day

  • Survivor Spotlight
  • Signs and Symptoms of Pneumonia

16th — COPD World Day

  • Survivor Spotlight
  • Lifestyle Changes to Prevent COPD

December Health Observances

Give the Gift of Sight Month

  • X Ways to Keep Your Eyes Healthy
  • How Organ Donation Can Give the Gift of Sight

1st — World AIDS Day

  • Survivor Spotlight

4th-10th — National Handwashing Awareness Week

  • X Ways Handwashing Saves Lives

4th-10th — National Influenza Vaccination Week

  • Flu Shot FAQs
  • Why Do I Need a Flu Shot Every Year?

31st — New Year’s Eve – Quit Smoking Resolutions

  • X Surprising Ways Quitting Smoking Can Improve Your Health