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October 2021 - Diversity Days and Health Awareness Topics

October 2021 Diversity Days and Health Awareness Topics

Source: https://www.diversitybestpractices.com/2021-diversity-holidays

Source: https://natoinaldaycalendar.com/calendar-at-a-glance for National and International Days

**THERE ARE MANY MORE ON THE WEBSITE** Refer back regularly

Source: https://healthline.com/health/directory-awareness-months but also additional research on Google to verify dates

additional source: awarenessdays.com

also: http://www.whathealth.com/awareness/

October Month:

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Eye Injury Prevention Month

Global Diversity Awareness Month, a month to celebrate and increase awareness about the diversity of cultures and ethnicities and the positive impact diversity can have on society.

Health Literacy Month

Healthy Lung Month

Home Eye Safety Month

LGBT History Month, a U.S. observance started in 1994 to recognize lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history and the history of the gay-rights movement.

National ADHA Awareness Month

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

National Bullying Prevention Month

National Dental Hygiene Month

National Disability Employment Awareness Month. This observance was launched in 1945 when Congress declared the first week in.

National Down Syndrome Awareness Month

“National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week.” In 1998, the week was extended to a month and renamed. The annual event draws attention to employment barriers that still need to be addressed.

National Medical Librarians Month

National Physical Therapy Month

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month

Spina Bifida Awareness Month

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month

October Weeks:

Mental Illness Awareness Week: October 3 – 9

Malnutrition Awareness Week: October 4 – 8

Navarati: October 6 - 14

Bone and Joint Health National Action Week: October 12 – 20

International Infection Prevention Week: October 14 – 20

Invisible Disabilities Week: October 17 - 23

National Healthcare Quality Week: October 17- 23

National Health Education Week: October 18 – 22

Respiratory Care Week: October 24 – 30

October Days:

See More: https://nationaldaycalendar.com/october/

October 1:

- Native American Women’s Equal Pay Day

October 2:

October 3:

October 4:

- St. Francis Day

- Blessing of the Animals

October 5:

October 6:

- World Cerebral Palsy Day

October 7:

- National Depression Screening

October 8:

October 9:

October 10:

- World Mental Health Day

October 11:

- National Coming Out Day

October 12:

October 13:

- Metastic Breast Cancer Awareness Day

- National Indigenous People’s Day

October 14:

October 15:

- Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

- National Latino AIDS Awareness Day

- Dasara, Dussehra, or Vijayadashami

October 16:

- World Food Day

- Milvian Bridge Day

October 17:

October 18:

- Eid Milad un-Nabi

October 19:

- World Pediatric Bone and Joint Day

- Mawlid Al-Nabi

October 20:

- Sikh Holy Day

- International Pronouns Day

October 21:

October 22:

- International Stuttering Awareness Day

October 23:

October 24:

October 25:

October 26:

October 27:

October 28:

October 29:

- World Psoriasis Day

- Latinx Women’s Equal Pay Day

October 30:

October 31:

- All Hallow’s Eve (Halloween)

- Reformation Day

- Samhain