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.

April 2015
1-30: National Autism Awareness Month - Opportunity for everyone to educate the public about autism and issues within the autism community. For more information, contact: Autism Society; (301) 657-0881 or

1-30: National Minority Health Month - Raises awareness of minority health disparities and to prompt the implementation of initiatives to address these disparities. For more information, contact: Office of Minority Health Resource Center; (301) 251-1797 or

5-11: Public Health Week - Recognizes the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving the public's health. For more information, contact: Affiliate Affairs; (202) 777.2742 or

12-18: National Healthcare Volunteer Week - Charities, hospitals and communities recognize volunteers and foster a culture of service. For more information, contact: Association for Healthcare Volunteer Resource Professionals; (312) 422-3939 or

19-25: National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week - Honors the more than 300,000 medical laboratory professionals around the country who perform and interpret more than 10 billion laboratory tests in the U.S. every year. For more information, contact: American Society for Clinical Pathology;

7: World Health Day - Marks the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organization (WHO). Each year a theme is selected for World Health Day that highlights a priority area of concern for the WHO. For more information, contact: WHO; (716) 583-0521 or

12: National Radiologic and Imaging Nurses Day - Recognizes the work of those working in the specialty practice of radiologic and imaging nursing to advance the standard of care in the imaging environment. For more information, contact: Association for Radiologic and Imaging Nursing; (866) 486-2762 or

16: National Healthcare Decisions Day - Celebrated to inspire, educate and empower the public and providers about the importance of advance care planning. For more information, contact: NHDD; (804) 775-1092 or