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.

April 2016
1-30: National Autism Awareness Month - To recognize the opportunity to educate the public about autism and issues within the autism community. For more information, contact: Autism Society; 800/328-8476 or

1-30: National Minority Health Month - An initiative that addresses the health needs of African Americans, Hispanics, Asians, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, Alaskan Natives, and Native Hawaiians. For more information, contact: Office of Minority Health Resource Center; 800/444-6472 or

4-10: National Public Health Week - Recognizes the contributions of public health and highlights issues that are important to improving the public's health. For more information, contact: The American Public Health Association; 202/777-2742 or

10-16: National Volunteer Week - Charities, hospitals, and communities recognize volunteers and foster a culture of service. For more information, contact: Association for Healthcare Volunteer Resources Professionals; 312/422-3939 or

7: World Health Day - Marks the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1948. For more information, contact: WHO;

16: National Healthcare Decisions Day - Recognized 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