Our Health Calendar of major health awareness days is now available as a monthly blog post!
Look out for the monthly calendar near the beginning of each month.
It will give you ideas to inject fresh energy and enthusiasm into your wellness program.
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 March
Melanoma Institute Australia’s annual awareness and fundraising initiative, Melanoma March supports life-changing melanoma research.
- 1 March
World Compliment Day
A global initiative to create “the most positive day in the world”.
- 3 March
Clean Up Australia Day
- 3 March
World Hearing Day
Raising awareness on how to prevent deafness and hearing loss and promote ear and hearing care across the world. This year’s theme is “Check your hearing!”
- 3-9 March
Hearing Awareness Week
Provides an opportunity to raise awareness of hearing impairment and ways to protect your hearing from the damage caused by loud noise.
- 4-10 March
World Salt Awareness Week
This campaign helps raise public awareness of the damaging effect of too much salt to our health. This year’s theme is “It’s time for ACTION on salt.”
- 8 March
International Women’s Day
A global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. It also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. This year’s theme is “#BalanceforBetter”.
- 10-16 March
World Glaucoma Week
Over 300,000 Australians have glaucoma, yet 50% don’t even know it. The yearly event is for raising awareness of glaucoma, including essential information about the common condition.
- 11-17 March
Brain Awareness Week
Brain Awareness Week (BAW) is the global campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research.
- 13-17 March
World’s Greatest Shave (leukemia)
“Together let’s shave the world!” A fundraiser to help Aussie families beat blood cancer.
- 13-20 March
Coeliac Awareness Week
Highlights the importance of the gluten free diet as a medical necessity for people with coeliac disease. This year’s campaign is “#treatglutenseriously”.
- 14 March
World Kidney Day
World Kidney Day is a global awareness campaign aimed at raising awareness of the importance of our kidneys.
- 15 March
World Sleep Day
World Sleep Day is an annual event, intended to be a celebration of sleep and a call to action on important issues related to sleep.
- 15 March
National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence
The National Day of Action is Australia’s key anti-bullying event for schools and young people. This year’s theme is “Bullying. No Way! Take action every day.”
- 20 March
International Day of Happiness
March 20 is the International Day of Happiness and this year’s theme is “Happier Together”, focusing on what we have in common, rather than what divides us.
- 20 March
World Oral Health Day
World Oral Health Day is celebrated globally every year on 20 March to highlight the importance of oral health for a healthy body. This year, say Ahh and Act on Mouth Health.
- 21 March
World Down Syndrome Day
Aimed at empowering people with Down Syndrome. This year’s theme is “leave no one behind”.
- 26 March
Purple Day for Epilepsy
Purple Day is an international grassroots effort dedicated to increasing awareness about epilepsy worldwide.