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May Observances

Use these graphics on your social media platforms in support of other May themes and observances. Below is a calendar of observances for all of May.


May Monthly Observances

Women's Health Month

Women's Health Month Infographic

Suggested social media message: May is #WomensHealthMonth! Women have unique health concerns that could go unaddressed without special care. Make sure you’re taking care of yourself and asking your doctor about what screenings and tests might be necessary for you. You can get started today with these helpful resources:

Women's Check Up Day Infographic

Suggested Social Media Message: It’s Women’s Health Month! Let this serve as your reminder to schedule regular checkups and appropriate screenings and tests to ensure you’re the healthiest version of you. #WomensHealth

Asian American and Pacific Islander Month

Asian American Pacific Islander Month

Suggested social media message: This #AAPIHM is not only about celebrating heritage but also putting an end to hate and prejudice. Unite our mission and unite our communities by engaging each other in important conversations about race and discrimination.  

Bladder Cancer Awareness Month

Bladder Cancer Awareness Month

Suggested social media message: #DYK? An estimated 81,180 new bladder cancer cases were diagnosed in 2022. Bladder cancer is also the 4th most common cancer in men. If you are concerned about bladder cancer or have a family history, please see a doctor and get screened right away. #BladderCancerAwarenessMonth

Celiac Disease Awareness Month

Celiac Disease Awareness

Suggested social media message: It’s #CeliacDiseaseAwarenessMonth. Celiac Disease can develop at any time of life from infancy to adulthood. If you’re experiencing any symptoms, see a doctor right away to find out if you should go #GlutenFree.

Military Caregiver Appreciation Month

Military Caregiver Infographic

Suggested social media message: Thank you to all the military caregivers who dedicate their time and attention to the health and wellness of our nation’s service members this #MilitaryCaregiverAppreciationMonth. Your efforts and sacrifices are valued greatly.

Cancer Research Awareness Month

National Cancer Research Month

Suggested social media message:  While cancer research has a long way to go, on #CancerResearchAwarenessMonth we recognize how far we’ve come in the search for a cure. Let today serve as a reminder that there is hope.

Stroke Awareness Month

 Stroke Awareness Month Graphic

Suggested social media message: It’s important to remain aware of the signs and symptoms of strokes. This #StrokeAwarenessDay educate yourself on the warning signs of strokes to keep yourself and your loved ones safe. CDC. gov

Sun Safety Summer

Sun Safety Week Infographic

Suggested social media message: As the weather warms up in the coming months, don’t let the sun’s dangerous rays affect your fun!  Remember to always use sunscreen and take regular breaks from direct sunlight. For more #SunSafety tips, click here:

May Weekly Observances

Public Service Recognition Week (May 1-7)

Public Service Recognition Week

Suggested social media message: It’s #PublicServiceWeek! Take the opportunity this week to thank those that make the sacrifices it takes to bravely serve our communities each and every day.

National Hospital Week (May 8-14)

National Hospital Week

Suggested social media message: It takes a lot to keep a hospital up and running! Thank you to all hospital staff, doctors, and nurses this #NationalHospitalWeek - your efforts do not go unnoticed.

EMS Week (May 15-21)

EMS Week

Suggested Social Media Message: Thank you to all EMS professionals for your dedicated and selfless service! This #NationalEMSWeek, we recognize the sacrifices and skills of all frontline responders.

May Daily Observances

Melanoma Awareness Day (May 2)

Melanoma Awareness Month

Suggested Social Media Message: #MelanomaAwarenessDay is the perfect reminder to check your skin for any unusual bumps or discoloration that could be signs of skin cancer. If you see anything that might be suspicious, see a doctor ASAP and ask about the risks of melanoma.

Military Spouse Appreciation Day (May 6)

Military Spouse Appreciation

Suggested Social Media Message: Being a military spouse isn’t always easy. Today we recognize the sacrifices and contributions they make every day to “hold down the fort” at home. If you’re a military spouse, check out these resources for more helpful info: One Source webpage #MilitarySpouseAppreciationDay

Provider Appreciation Day (May 6)

Provider Appreciation

Suggested Social Media Message: THANK YOU to all of our healthcare heroes! Today is #ProviderAppreciationDay! Show your medical provider some gratitude for all they do to keep our communities happy and healthy.

National Fitness Day (May 7)

National Fitness Day

Suggested Social Media Message: This #NationalFitnessDay get up and get your exercise on! Whether you’re running, lifting weights, or dancing to your favorite tunes, staying active helps keep your physical and mental health in check. Click here for helpful fitness tips to get started today:

Mother's Day (May 8)

Happy Mothers Day

Suggested Social Media Message: Happy #MothersDay to all the amazing moms out there! May your day be filled with unending love and appreciation.

Navy Nurse Corps Birthday (May 13)

Navy Nurse Corps Bday

Suggested Social Media Message: Happy Birthday to the Navy Nurse Corps! Cheers to 114 years of gracious service and remarkable skill. #NavyNurseCorpsBirthday

National Armed Forces Day (May 21)

Armed Forces Day

Suggested Social Media Message: Today is #NationalArmedForcesDay! Thank you to all of the brave men and women who answered the call to serve our great nation. We salute you!

National Senior Health and Fitness Day (May 25)

National Senior Health And Fitness Day

Suggested Social Media Message: Getting older doesn’t have to mean slowing down! This #NationalSeniorHealthandFitnessDay, get fit, and get going to achieve your health and wellness goals.

Heat Awareness Day (May 27)

Heat Awareness Day

Suggested Social Media Message: Don’t let the hot weather get the best of you this summer; beat the heat by avoiding direct sunlight for long periods of time and staying hydrated. For more advice on how to avoid over-heating this summer, click here:

Memorial Day (May 30)

Memorial Day

Suggested Social Media Message: #MemorialDay is the day we honor and remember all those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the name of service. We wish everyone a safe and peaceful Memorial Day in remembrance of the true heroes we lost.

National Save Your Hearing Day (May 31)

National Save Your Hearing Day

Suggested Social Media Message: Don’t take your sense of hearing for granted! You can prevent hearing loss by taking special care of your ears in loud and dangerous environments with hearing protection such as ear coverings or ear plugs.  Follow this link to find more ways to protect your ears: Center of Excellence Homepage

World No Tobacco Day (May 31)

World No Tobacco Day

Suggested Social Media Message: It’s time to finally kick that tobacco habit. Join us in #WorldNoTobaccoDay and start your journey to a healthier tobacco-free you, today!

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