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.

August 2016
1-31: Children's Eye Health and Safety Month - Children are susceptible to a host of vision and eye problems, such as injury, infection, and increased nearsightedness. The American Academy of Ophthalmology provides information to the public that can help protect and preserve a child's eye health for life. For more information, contact: American Academy of Ophthalmology; 415/561-8534 or

14-20: National Health Center Week - Dedicated to recognizing the service and contributions of community, migrant, homeless, and public housing health centers in providing access to affordable, high-quality, cost-effective healthcare to medically vulnerable and underserved people. For more information, contact: National Association of Community Health Centers,