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National Health Observances

National Health Observances (NHOs) are special days, weeks, or months designed to raise public awareness about important health topics. NHOs provide unique opportunities for public health and medical professionals, consumer groups, and others to encourage their community members to stay healthy.

NHO Toolkits

At, we’ve created NHO toolkits to help you make a difference. Show everyone that your organization is committed to health and wellness. Use NHO toolkits to:

  • Share important health messages
  • Promote fun, interactive resources
  • Organize events to create change in your community

Pick a toolkit and get started today!

National Health Observances Toolkit - October

National Breast Cancer Awareness MonthView this Toolkit

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Sponsored by the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Board of Sponsors

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