May 2021 health observances include high blood pressure month, stroke month, skin cancer prevention month and these important days…

Your May 2021 Health Observance Calendar offers dozens of health and wellness observance days, weeks, and months that bring awareness to important causes. By recognizing these occasions on your website and social media, you can build educated relationships which drives appointments and online traffic.

Using the May 2021 Health Observance Calendar for your social media and website offers benefits which include:

  • Educating your followers
  • Connecting with new demographics in your community
  • Promoting physicians in your organization
  • Advertising relevant services or products

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May 2021 Health Observance Calendar

Month-Long Observances:

  • National Physical Fitness & Sports Month

Physical fitness is tied to a number of positive health benefits including weight loss, improving mental health and mood, reducing risk of heart disease, helping your body to manage blood sugar levels, and others.

  • Celiac Awareness Month

Celiac Awareness Month focuses on those with celiac disease, and immune disease that causes a gluten intolerance. This disease requires those with celiac to follow a strict gluten-free diet, which can be a challenge at restaurants and gatherings where there is often little awareness of the restrictions.

  • National Nurses Month

Especially following the COVID-19 pandemic, nurses and other healthcare workers have shown themselves to be frontline heroes deserving of recognition and respect.

  • High Blood Pressure Awareness Month

High blood pressure is tied into heart disease, the number one cause of death globally. Taking preventative measures to lower blood pressure helps prevent heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, and rheumatic heart disease.

  • National Stroke Awareness Month

More than 795,000 people in the United States have a stroke every year. Awareness for this cause helps with prevention, detection, and response.

  • Skin Cancer Prevention Month

With summer approaching, skin cancer awareness saves lives through education about sunscreen, the dangers of prolonged sun exposure, and other safety measures to prevent melanoma, basal cell cancer, and squamous cell carcinoma.

Week-Long Observances:

  • (May 2-12) National Hospital Week

National Hospital Week allows healthcare organizations to promote services and products that set them apart. The observance is also an opportunity to share community outreach and other philanthropic opportunities that the organization takes part in.

  • (May 6-12) National Nurses Week

National Nurses Week serves as an opportunity to highlight the frontline heroes in the healthcare organization’s team. Nurses are the most-often seen faces of a hospital or healthcare center and promoting them builds a positive brand image.

  • (May 10-16) National Women’s Health Week

Diseases that are more prevalent among women include Alzheimer’s disease, autoimmune diseases, breast cancer, and more. Bringing awareness to women’s health increases preventative measures and practices that prolong the lives of women.

Day-Long Observances:

  • (May 4) World Asthma Day

Approximately 1 in 13 people have asthma, including more than 25 million Americans. Asthma causes a person’s airways to become constricted, causing difficulty breathing. Awareness can help others to recognize symptoms and help those suffering from asthma symptoms.

  • (May 27) National Senior Health & Fitness Day

Good health for seniors helps to prevent chronic conditions including diabetes, heart disease, and arthritis. Physical exercise for seniors also helps with balance and strength, preventing falls and other injuries.

  • (May 31) World No Tobacco Day

Approximately 34.1 million adults currently use tobacco products in the United States, with 16 million American adults living with a smoking-related disease. Awareness of the dangers of tobacco helps to prevent diseases including lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, heart disease, and more.

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