Health Focus

Health Focus is a monthly feature provided by the Collin County Health Care Services department to provide information and resources on various health observances and topics.  You may also view an updated list of National Health Observances that maintained by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.


Cervical Awareness Month

Glaucoma Awareness Month

National Birth Defects Prevention Month

National Folic Acid Awareness Week

National Radon Action Month

Thyroid Awareness Month


AMD / Low Vision Awareness Month

American Heart Month

Burn Awareness Week

Children of Alcoholics Week

Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week

Give Kids A Smile Day

International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month

National Black HIV / AIDS Awareness Day

National Children's Dental Month

National Donor Day

National Wear Red Day

National Wise Health Consumer Month


American Diabetes Alert Day

Brain Awareness Week

National Brain Injury Awareness Month

National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

National Kidney Month

National Native American HIV / AIDS Awareness Day

National Nutrition Month

National Endometriosis Awareness Month

National Patient Safety Awareness Week

National Poison Prevention Week

National Problem Gambling Awareness Week

National Sleep Awareness Week

National Women and Girls HIV / AIDS Awareness Day

Root Canal Awareness Week

Save Your Vision Month

National School Breakfast Week

Trisomy Awareness Month

World Kidney Day

World Tuberculosis Day

Workplace Eye Wellness Month


Alcohol Awareness Month

Foot Health Awareness Month

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month

March for Babies

National Autism Awareness Month

National Alcohol Screening Day

National Cancer Control Month

National Donate Life Month

National Facial Protection Month

National Infant Immunization Week

National Minority Health Awareness Month

National Public Health Week

National Sarcoidosis Awareness Month

National Youth Sports Safety Month

Occupational Therapy Month

Sexual Assault Awareness Month Day of Action

Sports Eye Safety Month

Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month

World Health Day

World Meningitis Day


American Stroke Month

Better Hearing and Speech Month

Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week

Clean Air Month

Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Awareness Day

Fibromyalgia Awareness Day

Food Allergy Awareness Week

Global Employee Health and Fitness Month

Healthy Vision Month

Hepatitis Awareness Month

HIV Vaccine Awareness Day

Lyme Disease Awareness Month

Lupus Awareness Month

Melanoma / Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month

Mental Health Month

National Alcohol and Other Drug Related Birth Defects Week

National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV / AIDS Awareness Day

National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

National Bike Month

National Celiac Disease Awareness Month

National High Blood Pressure Education Month

National Mental Health Counseling Week

National Neurofibromatosis Month

National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month

National Physical Education and Sport Week

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

National Senior Health and Fitness Day

National Stuttering Awareness Week

National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

National Toxic Encephalopathy and Chemical Injury Awareness Month

National Women’s Health Week

North American Occupational Safety and Health Week

Older Americans Month

Recreational Water Illness Prevention Week

Sturge‐Weber Awareness Month

Tuberous Sclerosis Awareness Month

Ultraviolet Awareness Month

World No Tobacco Day


Caribbean American HIV / AIDS Awareness Day

Eye Safety Awareness Week

Fireworks Safety Month

Home Safety Month

Lightning Safety Week

National Aphasia Awareness Month

National ASK Day

National Cancer Survivors Day

National Headache Awareness Week

National HIV Testing Day

National Men’s Health Week

National Scleroderma Awareness Month

National Scoliosis Awareness Month

Sun Safety Week

Vision Research Month


International Group B Strep Awareness Month

Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month

UV Safety Month


Cataract Awareness Month

Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month

National Health Center Week

National Minority Donor Awareness Month

National Immunization Awareness Month

Psoriasis Awareness Month

Spinal Muscular Atrophy


Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Family Health & Fitness Day

Fruit and Veggies – More Matters Month

Leukemia & Lymphoma Awareness Month

National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month

National Celiac Disease Awareness Day

National Cholesterol Education Month

National Farm Safety & Health Week

National HIV / AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

National Infant Mortality Awarness Month

National Mesothelioma Awareness Day

National Pediculosis / Head Lice Prevention Month

National Rehabilitation Awareness Celebration

National School Backpack Awareness Day

National Sickle Cell Month

National Suicide Prevention Week

National Women’s Health & Fitness Day

National Yoga Awareness Month

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Reye’s Syndrome Awareness Month

Sports and Home Eye Safety Month

Whole Grains Month

World Alzheimer’s Day

World Heart Day

World Rabies Day


Bone and Joint Action Week

Drive Safety Work Week

Eye Injury Prevention Month

Halloween Safety Month

Hearing Aid Awareness Week

International Stuttering Awareness Day

Lung Health Day

Mental Illness Awareness Week

Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

National Celiac Disease Awareness Month

National Child Health Day

National Dental Hygiene Month

National Depression Screening Day

National Disability Employment Awareness Month

National Domestic Violence Awarness Month

National Down Syndrome Awareness Month

National Drug‐Free Work Week

National Latino AIDS Awareness Day

National Mammography Day

National Medical Librarians Month

National Physical Therapy Month

National Sarcoidosis Awareness Week

National School Lunch Week

National Spina Bifida Awareness Month

Respiratory Care Week

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness Month

Talk About Prescriptions Month

Texas Influenza Awareness Day 

World Food Day

World Mental Health Day

World Osteoporosis Day


American Diabetes Month

Diabetic Eye Disease Month

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Awareness Week

Great American Smokeout

Foot Health Issues Related to Diabetes Awareness Month

Lung Cancer Awareness Month

National Family Caregivers Month

National Healthy Skin Month

National Hospice Palliative Care Month

National Survivors of Suicide Day

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

Prematurity Awareness Month

Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Month


National Aplastic Anemia and MDS Awareness Week

National Handwashing Awareness Week

National Influenza Vaccination Week

Safe Toys and Gifts Month

World AIDS Day​​​​​​​​​​​