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The 2021 April Health Calendar of major health awareness days is here!

Here are some ideas for health and wellness this month.

You can download the entire year in a format you can have up at your desk here (2MB)

  • 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.
  • 2 April
    World Autism Day
    Encourages awareness about people with Autism Spectrum Disorder throughout the world.
  • 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.
    Consider putting health news and information in front  of your workforce regularly with an ongoing health, safety and wellbeing newsletter.
  • 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 theme is “Close the Gap”
  • 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.
  • 24-30 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!”
  • 27 April-1 May
    Patient Experience Week
    An annual event to celebrate healthcare staff impacting patient experience everyday.
  • 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.
    Checks, consults, seminars, workshops, newsletters and more can all be used to promote your health and safety message.
  • 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.

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