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The 2020 March 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 (3MB) and in a linked version (that’s more for keeping on your desktop or laptop) here.

  • All March
    Melanoma March
    Melanoma Institute Australia’s annual awareness and fundraising initiative, supporting life-changing melanoma research.
    This is an ideal time to consider onsite skin checks for your workforce.
  • 1 March
    World Compliment Day
    A global initiative to create “the most positive day in the world”.
  • 1 March
    Clean Up Australia Day
    Clean Up Australia inspires and works with communities to clean up, fix up and conserve our environment.
  • 1-7 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.
    Why not consider onsite hearing checks for your workforce?
  • 3 March
    World Hearing Day
    Raising awareness on how to prevent deafness and hearing loss and promote ear and hearing care across the world.
  • 9-15 March
    World Salt Awareness Week
    This campaign helps raise public awareness of the damaging effect of too much salt to our health.  
  • 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 “#EachforEqual”.
    Our seminars and educational resources can help put women’s health and wellbeing in front of your workforce.
  • 8-14 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.
    This is an ideal time to consider onsite vision tests.
  • 11-15 March
    World’s Greatest Shave (leukemia)
    “Together let’s shave the world!” A fundraiser to help Aussie families beat blood cancer.
  • 12 March
    World Kidney Day
    World Kidney Day is a global awareness campaign aimed at raising awareness of the importance of our kidneys.
  • 13 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.
    Our seminars, consultations and educational resources can get your workforce paying attention to their sleep patterns and improving them.
  • 13-20 March
    Coeliac Awareness Week
    Highlights the importance of the gluten free diet as a medical necessity for people with coeliac disease.
  • 16-22 March
    Brain Awareness Week
    Brain Awareness Week (BAW) is the global campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research.
  • 20 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.
    We have a wide range of mental health resources, including seminars, mental health first aid training, booklets, free mental health posters and more.
  • 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”.
  • 23-29 March
    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”
  • 26 March
    Purple Day for Epilepsy
    Purple Day is an international grassroots effort dedicated to increasing awareness about epilepsy worldwide.

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