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April Observances

Below, please find social media graphics for national health and military observances in April.

Alcohol Awareness Month

Alcohol Awareness Month

Suggested Social Media Message: Do you know the effects alcohol has on your body and health? Learn more: Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism webpage
#AlcoholAwarenessMonth #AlcoholAwareness

STI Awareness Month

STI Awareness Month

Suggested Social Media Message: An STI can really complicate your life and your health. Learn what you can do to prevent them: #STIAwarenessMonth #SexaullyTransmittedInfections

Autism Awareness Month

National Autism Awareness Month

Suggested Social Media Message: Each year more than 50,000 children with autism transition to adulthood. Help raise awareness around autism and make that transition easier: Department of Health and Human Services webpage #NationalAutismAwarenessMonth

National Donate Life Month

National Donate Life Month

Suggested Social Media Message: You truly can be a lifesaver! Register as an organ donor and make sure your family knows.#NationalDonateLifeMonth #OrganDonation #OrganDonor

National Occupational Therapy Month

Occupational Therapy Month

Suggested Social Media Message: DYK, Occupational Therapy can be an important part of recovering from injury and illness? Find out how it can help you: #OccupationalTherapyMonth

Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Suggested Social Media Message:  If you are 20 or older, be sure to talk to your dentist about screening for oral cancer when you see them for your routine checkup.
#OralCancerAwarenessMonth #OralCancer

Sports Eye Safety Awareness Month

Sports Eye Safety Month

Suggested Social Media Message: Vision is an important sense for service members, yet many of the injuries affecting it occur when playing sports or other off-duty activities. These tips from the Vision Center of Excellence can keep your vision safe and healthy: Center of Excellence webpage
#SportsEyeSafetyMonth #VisionSafety

U.S. National Volunteer Month

 U.S. National Volunteer Month

Suggested Social Media Message: No matter what your passion, there are opportunities for you to support and improve your community. Get out there and volunteer! #NationalVolunteerMonth

Youth Sports Safety Month

National Youth Sports Safety Month

Suggested Social Media Message: Help your kids enjoy their favorite sports safely. Here are some tips from the CDC to get you started: webpage #NationalYouthSportsSafetyMonth #SportsSafety

April Fool's Day (April 1)

April Fools Day

Suggested Social Media Message: Whatever tricks you have up your sleeve today, have a safe and fun April Fool’s Day. #AprilFools 

Sexual Assault Awareness: Day of Action (April 1)

Sexual Assault Awareness Day of Action

Suggested Social Media Message: If you or someone you know has experienced sexual violence, there are support and resources available to help: webpage. #SexualAssaultAwareness #SAAMDayOfAction

Purple Up Day (April 15)

Purple Up Day

Suggested Social Media Message: Show your support for military kids of all branches and put on that purple. #PurpleUpDay #MilitaryKids

Health Information and Privacy Week (April 18-24)

Health Information and Privacy Week

Suggested Social Media Message: We work hard across the Military Health System to keep your information private and secure. Here are some tips you can follow to help do the same: with Health Information and Privacy Tips  #HealthInformationPrivacyWeek #HIPWeek

Prescription Drug Take Back Day (April 22)

Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Suggested Social Media Message: If you have unused or expired prescription medications, find out how and where to dispose of them safely: webpage #PrescriptionDrugTakeBackDay #DrugTakeBack

National Military Brats Day (April 30)

National Military Brats Day

Suggested Social Media Message: Today we honor the sacrifices and admire the strengths of military brats from all services. #MilitaryBratsDay #MilitaryBrats #MilitaryKids

Navy Civilian Medical Corps Birthday (April 30)

Navy Civilian Medical Corps Birthday

Suggested Social Media Message: Happy Birthday to the Navy Civilian Medical Corps and thank you to all its providers for the excellent care you deliver. #NavyMedicine

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Last Updated: July 11, 2023
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