The April Health Calendar of major health awareness days is here!
Here are some ideas for health and wellness this month.
Remember, you can print out the entire year in a fresh look that you can put at your desk here (2MB) and in a linked version (that’s more for keeping on your desktop or laptop) here.
- All April
Go Blue for Autism
April 2 is World Autism Awareness Day. It’s also the start of Autism Awareness Month in Australia and Autism Queensland’s annual Go Blue for Autism campaign.
- 1 April
Be Alarmed – change your smoke alarm battery
Every year on April 1, April Fools’ Day DFES promotes the day as a reminder to regularly change smoke alarm batteries at this time each year using a high-quality, long-life battery.
- 1 April
National Smile Day
Show your pearly whites and support the Clown Doctors this April on National Smile Day.
- 2 April
World Autism Day
Encourages awareness about people with Autism Spectrum Disorder throughout the world. The theme this year is “Assistive Technologies, Active Participation”.
- 7 April
World Health Day
The World Health Day is a global health awareness day celebrated every year on 7 April, under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization. The theme this year is Universal health coverage.
- 8-4 April
Kidney Health Week
A national initiative that aims to raise awareness about kidney disease. This year’s theme is “Don’t be blind to kidney disease”
- 11 April
World Parkinson’s Day
Aims to raise awareness of the condition and change attitudes.
- 15-21 April
World Creativity and Innovation Week
Aims to remind and encourage people to use their creativity to make the world a better place and to make their place in the world better too.
- 17 April
World Haemophilia Day
Recognised worldwide to increase awareness of haemophilia and other inherited bleeding disorders. This year, the campaign suggests to Light it up Red!
- 22 April
World Mother Earth Day
Celebrated to remind each of us that the Earth and its ecosystems provide us with life and sustenance. This Day also recognizes a collective responsibility to promote harmony with nature and the Earth to achieve a just balance among the economic, social and environmental needs of present and future generations of humanity.
- 22-26 April
Patient Experience Week
An annual event to celebrate healthcare staff impacting patient experience everyday.
- 23-39 April
World Immunisation Week
World Immunisation Week promotes the core message that immunisation of every child is vital to prevent diseases and protect life. The theme this year is “Protected Together: Vaccines Work!”
- 25 April
National DNA Day
Commemorates the completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003 and the discovery of DNA’s double helix in 1953.
- 28 April
World Day for Safety and Health at Work
This is a day for promoting safety and health in the workplace and to honour those who have died from work-related injury or illness. This year the theme is “Generation Safe and Healthy”, highlighting the importance of improving safety and healthy for young workers and generations to come.
- 28 April
Pay It Forward Day
A global initiative that exists to make a difference by creating a huge ripple of kindness felt across the world.