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The 2023 February 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 as well as a plain text version here.

  • All February
    Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
    It’s time for all Australians to ovary-act in support of our women and families. Our seminars and educational resources can help put women’s health in front of your workforce.
  • All February
    ‘Pause for a Cause’ and give up alcohol or sugar for a month to raise funds for Victoria’s Youth Support and Advocacy Service (YSAS).
  • All February
    REDFEB Heart Research Month
    Heart Research Month raises awareness about the devastating impact heart disease has on families, friends and communities, and the importance of supporting life-saving heart research.
    It’s an ideal time to consider onsite heart checks for your workforce.
  • 4 February
    World Cancer Day
    Aims to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment.
  • 5 February
    Physical Disability Awareness Day
    The inaugral Physical Disability Awareness Day aims to raise awareness of physical disability. It’s a DisabiliTEA event run via Zoom and is an opportunity to share a cuppa and some stories no matter where in Australia you are.
  • 14 February
    Wear Red Day
    Supporting awareness of heart disease. Consider amping up the awareness with heart health seminars, booklets or onsite heart checks.
  • 18 February
    International Asperger’s Day
    Aims to highlight the significance of Asperger syndrome for both society and individuals. It also illustrates the many challenges to the newcomer trying to understand the autism spectrum.
  • 20-26 February
    Heart Valve Awareness Week
    More than half a million Australians were living with heart valve disease in 2021, with an estimated 254,000 people currently living with the disease undiagnosed. This week aims to raise awareness of this serious but treatable disease and encourages Australians aged over 65 to start a conversation with their doctors.
  • 22 February
    Teal Ribbon Day (ovarian cancer)
    A day to support Australians living with ovarian cancer, honour those we have lost and raise awareness of ovarian cancer.
  • 26 February-4 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.
  • 28 February
    Clean Up Australia Day for Businesses
    Clean Up Australia inspires and works with communities to clean up, fix up and conserve our environment. The national Business Clean Up Day occurs on the Tuesday before Clean Up Australia Day each year.
  • 28 February
    Rare Disease Day
    An observance held on the last day of February to raise awareness for rare diseases and improve access to treatment and medical representation for individuals with rare diseases and their families.

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