Illinois Hospital Association

Health Observances and Recognition Events

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

January 2015
1-31: National Birth Defects Prevention Awareness Month - Women of childbearing age and their care providers need to know that folic acid promotes good health before, during, and after pregnancy. For more information, contact: March of Dimes; 914.428.7100 or

1-31: National Blood Donor Month - Blood is traditionally in short supply during the winter months, especially January, due to the holidays, travel schedules, inclement weather, and illness. For more information, contact: Association of Donor Recruitment Professionals; 512.658.9414 or