Illinois Hospital Association

Health Observances and Recognitions

The following information is provided by the Society for Healthcare Strategy & Market Development of the American Hospital Association.

May 2016
1-31: National Stroke Awareness Month - The goal of this annual campaign is to raise public awareness about the importance of managing stroke risk factors, understanding stroke symptom recognition and response, and improving the quality of life during stroke recovery for millions of stroke survivors. For more information, contact: National Stroke Association; 303/754-0919 or

1-31: Mental Health Month - Raises awareness about mental health conditions and the importance of good mental health for all. For more information, contact: Mental Health America; 703/797-2588 or

6-12: National Nurses Week - Celebrate the role nurses play in delivering high quality care to patients around the world. For more information, contact: American Nurses Association; 301/628-5072 or

8-14: National Hospital Week - The nation's largest healthcare event celebrates hospitals and the men and women who are committed to improving the health of their communities through compassionate care, constant innovation, and unmatched dedication. For more information, contact: American Hospital Association; 312/422-3000 or

8-15: National Nursing Home Week - A time to honor residents, patients and their families, and to recognize staff for their dedication to caring for seniors and persons with disabilities. For more information, contact: American Health Care Association; 202/898-2814 or