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.

January 2017
1-31: National Birth Defects Prevention Month - Raises awareness that birth defects are common, costly, and critical. Offers steps that women and healthcare professionals can take to help prevent birth defects. For more information, contact: March of Dimes;

1-31: National Blood Donor Month - Encourage people to give or pledge to give blood. For more information, contact: Association of Donor Recruitment Professionals; 512/658-9414 or

23-29: National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week - This observance for teens promotes local events that use National Institute on Drug Abuse science to shatter the myths about drug and alcohol use. For more information, contact: National Institute on Drug Abuse; 301/594-6184 or