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.

February 2017
1-28: American Heart Month - Each year, cardiovascular diseases claim the lives of nearly half a million women. For more information, contact: American Heart Association; 888/694-3278 or

3: National Wear Red Day - Support Go Red for Women, the American Heart Association's initiative to save women's lives by wearing red on Feb. 3. For more information, contact: American Heart Association, Go Red for Women; 888/694-3278 or

12-18: National Cardiac Rehabilitation Week - Focuses attention on cardiac rehabilitation's contribution to improving the health and physical performance of people at risk for heart disease, as well as those who have been diagnosed with heart disease or dysfunction. For more information, contact: American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation; 312/321-5146 or

14: National Donor Day - A time to focus on all types of donations -- organ, eye, tissue, blood, platelets, and marrow -- by encouraging participation in blood/marrow drives or donor registration events. For more information, contact: Donate Life America; 804/377-3580 or

19-25: National Eating Disorders Awareness Week - Increases the seriousness of eating disorders in an effort to improve public understanding of their causes, triggers, and treatments. For more information, contact: National Eating Disorders Association; 212/575-6200 or