March Health & Wellness Observances

African American Woman holding appleNothing can be more pleasing in social media than seeing people passionate about health. Why? Well, it raises awareness and above all, makes users think about their own health. The month of March is filled with many observances: monthly, weekly and daily. Below I’ve provided a relatively comprehensive list for your consideration and review.


American Red Cross Month
American Red Cross, National Headquarters
or contact your local chapter

Brain Injury Awareness Month
Brain Injury Association of America

Hemophilia Month
National Hemophilia Foundation

National Colorectal Awareness Month
Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation

National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month
The Arc of the United States

National Eye Donor Month
EBAA, Eye Bank Association of America

National Kidney Month
National Kidney Foundation

 National Nutrition Month
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

National Poison Prevention Month
Poison Prevention Council

American Association of Poison Control Centers

National Professional Social Work Month
National Association of Social Workers

Save Your Vision Month
American Optometric Association

 Workplace Eye Health and Safety Month
Prevent Blindness America

National Athletic Trainers Month
National Athletic Trainers’ Association


March 2 – 8
National Collegiate Health and Wellness Week
The Bacchus Network National Office

March 2 – 8 
National Problem Gambling Awareness Week 

The National Council on Problem Gambling, Inc.

March 2 – 9 (week before daylight savings time)
National Sleep Awareness Week 
National Sleep Foundation

March 3 – 7
National School Breakfast Week 

School Nutrition Association

March 9 – 15
National Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week 

American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

March 16 – 22
National Poison Prevention Week 

Poison Prevention Council

March 19
Kick Butts Day 

Campaign for Tobacco–Free Kids

March 30 – April 5
National Week of the ocean
National Week of the Ocean Website


March 20
National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 

Commitment to Action for 7th Generation
Awareness & Education: HIV/AIDS Prevention Project


National Native American AIDS Prevention Center

March 20 (third Thursday)
Companies that Care
Day Center for Companies that Care

March 22
World Water Day
RC International Water and Sanitation Centre

March 25 (fourth Tuesday in March)
American Diabetes Alert Day
American Diabetes Association

You can sign-up for the National Wellness Institute’s 2014 calendar of health observances HERE. Keep it handy so that you too can share your personal health and wellness passions with your friends and followers.

Now tell me which observances are important to you in the comment section. Thank you.

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