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 2016
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

25-31: National Drug Facts Week - A national health observance for teens to promote local events that use National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) science to shatter the myths about drugs. For more information, contact: NIDA; (301) 594-6184 or