October 2021 Health Observance Calendar Includes Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Osteoporosis Day, Mental Health Day & These Important Days…

Here are all the Baldwin Publishing health awareness days for October 2021 in our Celebrate Today Social Media Guide. Recognize these health observances on your blog, newsletter, website and social media to drive more appointments and online traffic.

October 2021 Health Observance Calendar

  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Approximately 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer over the course of their lifetime. Discuss the importance of preventative screenings to educate patients and increase appointments.

  • Depression Awareness Month

With the increase in depression and anxiety related to COVID-19, it is more important than ever for hospitals and health organizations to promote the resources available to people struggling with mental health.

  • Bullying Prevention Month

Nationwide about 20 percent of students aged 12-18 report that they’ve been the victim of some form of bullying. Provide important information about the warning signs and vital information for parents.

  • Physical Therapy Month

Many people avoid physical therapy because they do not understand that it enhances recovery and pain management. Health providers can use Physical Therapy Month to promote their services and explain the benefits.

  • Apple Month

Not only are apples nutritious, but they are used in a variety of seasonal, delicious recipes! Share healthy desserts using apples with the community to boost web traffic and social media.

  • Domestic Violence Month

Assault is the single largest cause of injury to women in the United States. Domestic Violence Month serves as an opportunity to discuss warning signs and promote resources in the community.

  • Dessert Month

Enjoy the sweetest foods with better portions and healthier ingredients! Companies can connect with their audiences by providing healthy recipes for popular sweets that reduce sugar and fat without sacrificing that satisfying taste.

  • Chili Month

Healthy recipes don’t mean losing great flavor. Chili dishes are among the most popular in the United States, and make a great opportunity for health organizations to promote nutritious ingredients that lead to better health.

October Day Observances

  • 10/1 World Vegetarian Day

More than 3 percent of Americans follow a vegetarian diet. Post healthy vegetarian recipes to websites and social media, and health organizations can connect to the plant-based diet community.

  • 10/10 World Mental Health Day

The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) reports that as COVID-19 began spreading across the U.S., a record number of Americans Googled information about panic and anxiety attacks. Mental health content and information on services and resources is more important than ever this year.

  • 10/12 World Arthritis Day

Injuries, exercise and chronic conditions, can cause aching joints and sore muscles. World Arthritis Day is an opportunity for hospitals to encourage medical treatment for those dealing with arthritis pain.

  • 10/15 World Mammography Day

Preventative screenings help women get an early diagnosis for breast cancer so they can begin treatment. Share information about mammograms and their importance for women to increase screening appointments.

  • 10/20 World Osteoporosis Day

Osteoporosis affects millions of Americans, but there are steps that even those at risk can take to improve their health. Share information about the steps individuals can take to reduce symptoms including stretching, exercises and more, to boost engagement and promote specialist appointments.

  • 10/29 World Stroke Day

Educate your community on stroke awareness and prevention. Factors that can increase the risk of stroke include blood pressure and cholesterol levels, family history, age and tobacco use.