Healthcare Observances

Month of April


Be sure to recognize your facility Volunteers, as well as your Occupational Therapists this month!


National Occupational Therapy Month

To promote occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, and students in practice, education, research, and science Organized by: The Fund to Promote Awareness of Occupational Therapy (AOTA) Address: 4720 Montgomery Lane, Bethesda, MD, 20814 Main Line: (301)-652-2682 Website:


Stress Awareness Month

To raise awareness of both the causes and cures for the modern stress epidemic Organized by: the Health Resource Network, Inc. (HRN) Website:


April 3-9: National Public Health Week (NPHW)

Since 1995, the first week of April was declared NPHW, communities across the United States observed the week as a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation Organized by: American Public Health Association (APHA) Address: 800 I St. NW, Washington, DC 20001 Main Line: (202)-777-APHA Website:


April 7: World Health Day

Organized by the World Health Organization. A global celebration with a unique opportunity to mobilize action around a specific health topic of concern to people all over the world. The theme 2017 World Health Day campaign is depression. Website:


April 16: 10th Annual National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD)

To take the time to consider your health care decisions and care planning in advance. The theme for 2017:”It Always Seems Too Early, Until It’s Too Late.” Organized by: NHDD Main Line: 650-273-6433 Website: Email: or


April 22: Earth Day

Since 1970, Earth Day Network (EDN) promotes environmental citizenship and year-round progressive action worldwide Organized by: EDN Address: 1616 P St. NW, Suite 340, Washington, DC 20036 Main Line: (202)-518-0044 Website:


April 23-29: National Volunteer Week

To inspire, recognize and encourage people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities Organized by: the Hands On Network Address: 600 Means St., Suite 210, Atlanta, GA 30318 Main Line: (404)-979-2900 Website: