2022 Healthcare Recognition Dates: Everything You Need to Know

It is the time of year that HR professionals start planning for 2022. Savvy HR leaders know that recognition is important enough that early planning and budgeting are important.

This is the most comprehensive list that we have developed to date. Many general health awareness dates have been included for two reasons: HR professionals use them in employee wellness communications, and I have discovered many healthcare marketing departments are using our list as well.

Since everybody gets recognized by someone at some point, I am sure there are omissions. Contact me and we will verify your submission and add it to the list.

January

  • National Blood Donor Month
  • Cervical Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Eye Care Month
  • National Pharmacist Day – Jan. 12
  • Intravenous Nurse Day – Jan. 25

February

  • American Heart Month
  • National Children’s Dental Health Month
  • Wise Healthcare Consumer Month
  • Patient Recognition Week – Feb. 1-7
  • Peri-Anesthesia Nurses Week – Feb. 7-13
  • Wear Red Day – Feb. 4
  • Pride in Foodservice Week – Feb. 7-11
  • Cardiac Rehab Week – Feb. 13-19
  • Phlebotomist Recognition Week -Feb. 14-18
  • National Caregivers Day -Feb. 18 (Caregivers Month-Nov)

March

  • National Nutrition Month
  • Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
  • American Red Cross Month
  • National Social Work Month
  • Employee Appreciation Week – Mar. 1-5
  • Employee Appreciation Day -Mar. 4
  • National Dentists Day – Mar. 6
  • Dental Assistants Recognition Week – Mar. 6-12
  • Registered Dietician Nutritionist Day – Mar. 9
  • Patient Safety Awareness Week – Mar. 13-19
  • National Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week – Mar. 13-19
  • Healthcare HR Professionals Week – Mar. 14-18
  • Certified Nurses Day – Mar. 19
  • Poison Prevention Week – Mar. 20-26
  • Health Information Professionals Week – Mar. 20-26
  • World Tuberculosis Day – Mar. 24
  • National Doctors Day – Mar. 30

April

  • National Donate Life Month
  • Alcohol Awareness Month
  • National Parkinson’s Awareness Month
  • Occupational Therapy Month
  • Autism Awareness Month
  • Child Abuse Awareness Month
  • World Autism Awareness Day – Apr. 2
  • Patient Access Week – Apr. 3-9
  • National Public Health Week – Apr. 4-10
  • World Health Day – Apr. 7
  • National Volunteer Week – Apr. 17-23
  • National Osteopathic Medicine Week – Apr. 18-24
  • Administrative Professionals Week – Apr. 25-29
  • Administrative Professionals Day – Apr. 27
  • Medical Lab Professionals Week – Apr. 25-29
  • Transplant Nurses Week – Apr. 25-29

May

  • Cancer Research Month
  • Arthritis Awareness Month
  • Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month
  • Mental Health Awareness Month
  • Fibromyalgia Awareness Month
  • Lupus Awareness Month
  • Skin Cancer Awareness Month
  • Stroke Awareness Month
  • Healthy Vision Month
  • Better Hearing and Speech Month
  • Global Employee Health and Fitness Month
  • Critical Care Awareness Month
  • Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month
  • National Blood Pressure Month
  • Nurses Month
  • Oncology Nursing Month
  • National Hospital Week – May 1-7
  • Nurse’s Week – May 6-12
  • National Skilled Nursing Care Week – May 8-14
  • Nursing Home Week – May 8-14
  • Women’s Health Week – May 8-14
  • Neuroscience Nurses Week – May 8-14
  • Fibromyalgia Awareness Day – May 12
  • Healthcare Technology Management Week – May 15-21
  • Healthcare Documentation Integrity Week – May 15-21
  • National Employee Health and Fitness Day – May 18
  • National Speech Pathologist Day – May 18
  • Spinal Health Week – May 25-31

June

  • National Safety Month
  • Men’s Health Month
  • National Migraine and Headache Month
  • PTSD Awareness Month
  • Scoliosis Awareness Month
  • Cataract Awareness Month
  • Men’s Health Week – June 13-19
  • National Nursing Assistant Week – June 16-22
  • Healthcare Risk Management Week – June 20-24

July

  • Cord Blood Awareness Month
  • UV Safety Awareness Month
  • National Therapeutic Recreation Week – July 10-16
  • Word Hepatitis Day – July 28

August

  • National Immunization Month
  • Psoriasis Awareness Month
  • National Eye Exam Month
  • World Breastfeeding Week – Aug. 1-7
  • National Health Center Week – Aug. 7-13
  • Health Unit Coordinators Day – Aug. 23

September

  • Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
  • Prostate Health Month
  • Pain Awareness Month
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month
  • Sepsis Awareness Month
  • Gynecological Cancer Month
  • Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month
  • Sickle Cell Awareness Month
  • Vascular Nurses Week – Sept. 4-10
  • Suicide Prevention Week – Sept. 4-10
  • National Environmental Services Week – Sept. 11-17
  • National Assisted Living Week – Sept. 11-17
  • Neonatal Nurses Week – Sept. 12-18
  • Global Clean Hands Week – Sept. 18-24
  • Surgical Technologist Week – Sept. 18-24
  • Nursing Professional Development Week – Sept. 18-24
  • Human Resource Professionals Day -Sept. 26

October

  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • American Pharmacist Month
  • Physical Therapy Month
  • Chiropractic Health Month
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  • Bullying Prevention Month
  • Health Literacy Month
  • Clergy Appreciation Month
  • National Disability Employment Month
  • Ultrasound Awareness Month
  • Healthcare Food Service Week – Oct. 2-8
  • Healthcare Supply Chain Week – Oct. 2-8
  • Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Week – Oct. 2-8
  • Customer Service Week – Oct. 3-7
  • Emergency Nurses Week – Oct. 9-15
  • Sterile Processing Week – Oct. 9-15
  • Dialysis Technician Recognition Week – Oct. 10-15
  • International Infection Prevention Week – Oct. 16-22
  • Clergy Appreciation Day – Oct. 9
  • Emergency Nurses Day – Oct. 12
  • Boss’s Day – Oct. 16
  • Medical Assistants Recognition Week – Oct. 17-21
  • National Mammography Day – Oct. 21
  • National Healthcare Facilities & Engineering Week – Oct. 23-29
  • Red Ribbon Week – Oct. 23-31
  • National Respiratory Care Week – Oct. 23-29

November

  • American Diabetes Month
  • Lung Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Adoption Month
  • COPD Awareness Month
  • Stomach (Gastric) Cancer Awareness Month
  • Epilepsy Awareness Month
  • Family Caregivers Month
  • Alzheimer’s Disease Month
  • National Hospice & Palliative Care Month
  • National Patient Transport Week – Nov. 1-7
  • Allied Health Professionals Week – Nov. 6-12
  • National Radiologic Technology Week – Nov. 6-12
  • World Pneumonia Day -Nov. 12
  • National Nurse Practitioner Week – Nov. 13-19
  • Perioperative Nurses Week – Nov. 13-19
  • Great American Smokeout – Nov. 17
  • Computer Security Day – Nov. 30

December

  • Give the Gift of Sight Month
  • World AIDS Day – Dec. 1
  • National Handwashing Awareness Week – Dec. 4-10
  • National Influenza Vaccination Week – Dec. 4-10

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