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.

May 2015
1-31: Stroke Awareness Month - American Stroke Month is an annual opportunity to get the word out. Each May, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association recognizes American Stroke Month by rallying the nation around the cause because together we can end stroke. For more information, click here.

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 critical work that nurses provide to improve health care delivery around the world. For more information, contact: American Nurses Association; (301) 628-5045 or

10-16: National Nursing Home Week - Skilled nursing, post-acute, and other care settings use National Nursing Home Week as a time to honor the residents/patients and their families for contributions to the community and recognizes staff for their dedication to caring for seniors and persons with disabilities. For more information, contact: American Health Care Association; (202) 898-2814 or

17-23: National Hospital Week - The nation's largest health care event is a celebration of the history, technology, and dedicated professionals that make hospitals beacons of comfort and care. For more information, contact: American Hospital Association; (312) 422-3000 or

7: National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day - Raises awareness about the fact that positive mental health is essential to a child's healthy development from birth. For more information, contact: SAMHSA;