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Health and Wellness Observances

Health observances and other special events help raise awareness and offer opportunities to learn more about key issues in substance use prevention and recovery, as well as mental health and wellness.  Explore the information below and spread the word about the observances. If you'd like us to share your training or event through our Prevention Listserv, Contact Us. Order materials for your events here.



World AIDS Day
Observed on December 1, organizations and individuals across the world bring attention to the HIV epidemic, in order to increase HIV awareness and knowledge, speak out against HIV stigma and inequalities, and call for an increased response to move toward ending the HIV epidemic. Visit HIV.gov and WHO for more information.

Impaired Driving Prevention Month 
This month-long observation raises awareness of the dangers and consequences of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. Visit NHTSA for campaign materials and SAMHSA for the Talk. They Hear You Campaign resources.