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Health and Wellness in May

National Physical Education and Sports Week

May 1 – 7
National Association for Sport and Physical Education

Be Kind to Animals Week

May 2 – 8
Humane Canada
American Humane

North American Occupational Safety and Health Week (NAOSH)

May 2 – 8
American Society of Safety Engineers

Project Aces Day (All Children Exercise Simultaneously)

May 5
Youth Fitness Coalition, Inc.

National Nurses Week

May 6 – 12
American Nurses Association

World Red Cross/Red Crescent Day

May 8
American Red Cross

World Fair Trade Day

May 8
World Fair Trade Association (WFTO)

National Nursing Home Week

May 9 – 15
American Health Care Association

Women’s Health Week

May 9 – 15
Office on Women’s Health - Department of Health and Human Services

National Hospital and Healthcare Week

May 10 – 16
American Hospital Association

Bike to Work Week

May 11 – 17
League of American Bicyclists

School Nurse Day

May 12
National Association of School Nurses

Bike to Work Day

May 15
League of American Bicyclists

World Autoimmune/Autoinflammatory Arthritis Day (World AiArthritis Day)

May 20
International Foundation for Autoimmune & Autoinflammatory Arthritis (IFAA)

National Senior Health & Fitness Day

May 26
US Department of Health and Human Services

World No Tobacco Day

May 31
World Health Organization


Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America

Better Sleep Month

The Better Sleep Council

Building Safety Month

International Code Council

Correct Posture Month

American Chiropractic Association

Healthy Vision Month

National Eye Institute

Hepatitis Awareness Month

American Liver Foundation

Huntington’s Disease Awareness Month

Huntington’s Disease Society of America

Lupus Awareness Month

Lupus Foundation of America, Inc.

National Arthritis Month

Arthritis Foundation

National Bike Month

League of American Bicyclists

National High Blood Pressure Education Month

NHLBI Information Center

National Melanoma/Skin Cancer Awareness Month

American Academy of Dermatology
American Cancer Society

National Mental Health Month

Mental Health America

National Osteoporosis Month

National Osteoporosis Foundation

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition

National Stroke Awareness Month

National Stroke Association

National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

Advocates for Youth

Older Americans Month

U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services Administration for Community Living

Source: National Wellness Institute