2021 Awareness Calendar

Better Health & Wellness

June

National Safety MonthLocal Resources
Cataract Awareness MonthWichita Vision Institute
National Scleroderma Awareness MonthARCK
Men’s Health MonthAdvanced Men’s Health- Andover
National Migraine and Headache MonthMigraine tips from a Wichita chiropractic clinic
Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness MonthAlzheimer’s Association – Central and Western KS
Aphasia Awareness MonthAphasia Support in Kansas
Hernia Awareness MonthAscension Via Christi hernia repair techniques
PTSD Awareness MonthEMDR therapy
June 6National Cancer Survivors DayKDHE: Cancer survivorship among Kansas adults
June 7-12Community Health Improvement WeekKansas Health Foundation
June 8World Brain Tumor Day
June 12Family Health and Fitness DayGreater Wichita YMCA
June 14World Blood Donor DayAmerican Red Cross – Kansas
June 18Autistic Pride DayHeartspring, Rainbows United, WSU Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinic, Autism Avenue
June 25World Vitiligo DayMoeller Dermatology
June 26International Day Against Drug Abuse
June 27HIV Testing DayPlanned Parenthood, Positive Directions, Embrace

July

Eye Injury Prevention MonthLocal Resources
UV Safety MonthWeather Network – UV Report for Wichita
Cord Blood Awareness MonthKansas Regenerative Medicine Center
National Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness & Prevention MonthCraniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery
Group B Strep Awareness Month
Juvenile Arthritis Awareness MonthARCK
Minority Mental Health Awareness MonthMHASCK
Donate Life ECHODonate Life Kansas
July 11-17Everybody Deserves a Massage WeekSveta’s, Bohemian Healing Spa
July 11-17National Therapeutic Recreation Week
July 28World Hepatitis DayKDHE viral hepatitis prevention

August

Children’s Eye Health and Safety MonthNational Eye Institute
Gastroparesis Awareness MonthG-Pact
National Breastfeeding MonthWichita Mom blog
National Immunization Awareness MonthCDC
Psoriasis Action MonthMoeller Dermatology
Summer Sun Safety MonthAmerican Cancer Society
August 1World Lung Cancer DayAscension Via Christi, Wesley Healthcare
August 10Healthcare for the Homeless DayWichita homeless health care clinics
August 30Opioid Misuse Prevention dayCenter For Change

September

Healthy Aging Month
Leukemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma Awareness Month
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month
Baby Safety Month
September 10World Suicide Prevention DayCOMCARE
September 12Grandparents Day
September 13-19Healthcare Environmental Services Week
September 20-24National Bike to Work Week
September 28World Rabies Day

October

Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
National Dental Hygiene Month
Chiropractic Health Month
Liver Awareness Month
October 3-9Fire Prevention Week
October 5Child Health Day
October 8National Depression Screening Day
October 10World Mental Health Day
October 16World Food Day
October 21National Check Your Meds Day
October 22International Stuttering Awareness Day
October 24-30Respiratory Care Week

November

American Diabetes Month
National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month
National Hospice and Palliative Care Month
Stomach Cancer Awareness Month
COPDD Awareness Month
Movember (Men’s Health Month)
November 12World Pneumonia Day
November 14World Diabetes Day
November 17World Prematurity Day

December

National Safe Toys and Gifts Month
December 1World AIDS Day
December 1-7Handwashing Awareness Week
December 3International day of Persons with Disabilities
December 6-12National Influeza Vaccination Week

January

National Glaucoma Awareness Month
National Blood Donor Month
Cervical Health Awareness Month
January 4World Braille Day
January 17-23National Non-Smoking Week
January 31-Feb. 6World Leprosy Week

February

American Heart MonthLocal Resources
Low Vision Awareness MonthEnvision
National Cancer Prevention MonthAmerican Cancer Society – Kansas, Wichita Cancer Foundation
International Prenatal Infection Prevention MonthCenter for Women’s Health
Age Related Macular Degeneration Awareness MonthWichita Vision Institute
Children’s Dental Health Awareness MonthTiny Teeth, ICTeeth Pediatric Dentistry
Kids ENT MonthMid-Kansas Ear, Nose & Throat
Feb. 4World Cancer DayAmerican Cancer Society – Kansas, Wichita Cancer Foundation
Feb. 5National Wear Red DayAmerican Heart Association – Kansas
Feb. 7Give Kids a Smile DayTiny Teeth, ICTeeth Pediatric Dentistry
Feb. 7-13Congenital Heart Defect Awareness WeekAmerican Heart Association – Kansas
Feb. 7-13Burn Awareness WeekHCA Midwest Health
Feb. 9Toothache DayWichita Family Dental
Feb. 14National Donor DayDonate Life Kansas
Feb. 14-20Random Acts of Kindness WeekKansas Living
Feb. 22-28National Eating Disorders Awareness WeekMHASCK
Feb. 28Rare Disease DayRare KC

March

National Nutrition MonthLocal Resources
National Colorectal Cancer Awareness MonthAscension Via Christi
Brain Injury Awareness MonthBrain Injury Association of Kansas and Greater KC
National Developmental Disabilities Awareness MonthThe Arc of Sedgwick County
Save Your Vision MonthGrene Vision Group, Wichita Optometry
Bleeding Disorders Awareness MonthMidwest Hemophilia
National Kidney MonthWichita Nephrology, Kansas Nephrology
National Endometriosis Awareness MonthMidwest Reproductive Center
Child Life MonthWesley Children’s Hospital
MS Education and Awareness MonthKU Med Center for MS Care
Mar. 1Baby Sleep DayAmy Hough Sleep Consulting
Mar. 1-7Bone Marrow Failure Awareness WeekCancer Center of Kansas Blood and Marrow Transplant Program
Mar. 3World Birth Defects DayMarch of Dimes (Kansas City)
Mar. 5Multiple Personality DayHaus of Clarity
Mar. 6Lymphedema Awareness DayAdvanced Physical Therapy
Mar. 7-13Patient Safety Awareness Week
Mar. 8International Women’s DayWomen’s Fair
Mar. 11World Kidney DayWichita Urology
Mar. 14-20National Sleep Awareness WeekAscension Via Christi Sleep Center
Mar. 14-21Cardiac Rehabilitation WeekWesley Healthcare cardiac rehabilitation
Mar. 14-21National Pulmonary Rehabilitation WeekAscension Via Christi Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Clinic
Mar. 15-21Brain Awareness WeekNeurology Associates of Kansas, Ascension Via Christi Epilepsy Center and Neurology
Mar. 19World Sleep DayKIDS Safe Sleep
Mar. 20World Oral Health DaySedgwick County Improve Oral Health, Oral Health Kansas
Mar. 21World Down Syndrome DayDown Syndrome Society of Wichita
Mar. 21-27National Poison Prevention WeekUniversity of Kansas Health Systems Poison Control Center
Mar. 21-27Health Care HR Week
Mar. 21-27National Poison Prevention WeekKansas Department of Health and Environment
Mar. 22World Water DayKansas Water Office
Mar. 22-28National Drug and Alcohol Facts WeekKDADS substance use treatment services
Mar. 23American Diabetes Association Alert DayAmerican Diabetes Association – Kansas
Mar. 24World Tuberculosis DaySedgwick County tuberculosis facts and details
Mar. 30National Doctors’ Day

April

Alcohol Awareness MonthLocal Resources
National Occupational Therapy MonthAdvanced Physical Therapy, TheraPlay
National Parkinson’s Awareness MonthRight at Home, Support groups
Stress Awareness Month Self Care Specialists, WSU Behavioral Health
Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness MonthSaint Luke’s, Kansas Gastroenterology
National Autism Awareness MonthHeartspring, Rainbows United, WSU Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinic, Autism Avenue
Oral Cancer Awareness MonthPauly Dental, Mid Kansas Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery , Frankenbery & Johnson
National Donate Life MonthMidwest Transplant Network, Donate Life Kansas
Cesarean Awareness MonthHeartland Women’s Group, Ascension Via Christi NewLife Center
Defeat Diabetes MonthGreat Plains Diabetes, Sedgwick County: Diabetes
Facial Protection MonthWichita OMS
Foot Health Awareness MonthHermes Healthcare, The Kansas Foot Center
Sexually Transmitted Infections Awareness MonthPlanned Parenthood, Positive Directions, Embrace
Sports Eye Safety Month
Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month
Apr. 2World Autism Awareness DayHeartspring, Rainbows United, WSU Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinic, Autism Avenue
Apr. 7World Health DayGreater Wichita YMCA
Apr. 5-10Parkinson’s Awareness WeekRight at Home, Support groups
Apr. 11World Parkinson’s DayRight at Home, Support groups
Apr. 16National Health Care Decision DayHeartland Hospice, Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice
Apr. 17World Hemophilia DayMidwest Hemophilia Association, support group
Apr. 11-17Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness WeekKU Med head and neck cancer
Apr. 18-24Neurodiagnostic WeekNeurology Center of Wichita

May

Stroke Awareness MonthLocal Resources
Better Hearing and Speech MonthWSU speech-language-hearing clinic
Skin Care AwarenessMoeller Dermatology, Heartland Dermatology
Arthritis Awareness MonthARCK, Malik Rheumatology
Clean Air MonthAccuWeather air quality rating
Hepatitis Awareness MonthKDHE viral hepatitis prevention
Asthma and Allergy Awareness MonthLocate a certified Kansas allergist
Preeclampsia Awareness MonthWichita Doula, Maternal-Fetal Associates of Kansas
Employee Health and Fitness Month
Healthy Vision MonthHunter Health vision care
National Bike MonthBike Walk Wichita, Bicycle X-Change
National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention MonthMid-Kansas Women’s Center
Older Americans Month Senior Services of Wichita
High Blood Pressure Education MonthWichita Nephrology Group
Better Sleep MonthSleeptopia
Huntington’s Disease Awareness MonthHereditary Neurological Disease Centre
Lupus Awareness MonthLupus Support Group – Wichita KS
Neurofibromatosis Awareness MonthNF Central Plains
Teen Pregnancy Prevention MonthEmbrace, The Treehouse
Trauma Awareness MonthWesley Level I Trauma Center
May 3Melanoma MondayMoeller Dermatology, Heartland Dermatology
May 4World Asthma DayStrickland Allergy
May 6International No Diet DaySoma Therapy
May 7Children’s Mental Health Awareness DayKVC Children’s Psychiatric Care
May 2-8National Hospital Week
May 9-15Women’s Health WeekAssociates in Women’s Health
May 9-15Women’s Lung Cancer WeekUniversity of Kansas Cancer Center
May 12Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Day
May 12International Nurses DayKSNA, Wichita BNA
May 15Put on Purple DayKansas physicians who treat systemic lupus erythematosus
May 18World AIDS Vaccine DaySGCO Health Department
May 20World Autoimmune Autoinflammatory Arthritis Day
May 31World No Tobacco DayTobacco Free Wichita

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