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Stay in the Loop with our Shareable National Observances Calendar

Stay up to date with our 2024 adolescent health national observances Google calendar!

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By Mariah Cowsert

January 25, 2024

When I first started working at Healthy Teen Network—now 3 years ago, almost to the day!—and started creating content for our social media channels, I quickly came to realize just how many national observances there that support advocacy for sexual and reproductive health care and education for young people.

While there are indeed some lists out there and quarterly resources with dates for observances and campaigns, we saw a gap: there was no comprehensive listing of these observances and campaigns, particularly with a focus on adolescent sexual and reproductive health. And we knew, for our communications and dissemination efforts, it’d be really great, to not just have a comprehensive list, but to make it super-accessible.

So, that’s where we ended up…we pull together the information and have made it easy to use because you can sync your calendar to it.  And now, we are so happy to share this tool with y’all!

This tool is for my fellow communications folks and interns in the field, for educators working with young people, and for anyone who wants easy-to-access information about recurring happenings in adolescent health—we’ve got your back. 

National health observances and awareness campaigns are great opportunities to efficiently use and adapt existing content in support of the goal of promoting adolescent sexual health and well-being. You can even click on each observance and get links to resources and media kits!

Our 2024 Google calendar can be added to your calendar list, or you can bookmark the link to view the calendar at any time. This calendar is being continuously updated to include new information and events.

Use a link to add a public calendar
  1. On your computer, open Google Calendar.
  2. On the left, next to “Other calendars,” click Add. From URL.
  3. Enter the calendar’s address.
  4. Click Add calendar. The calendar appears on the left, under “Other calendars.”
page of a flip calendar that reads May: #SexEdforAllMonth, National Adolescent Health Month, National Foster Care Month, Asian/Pacific American Heritiage Month with the True You Maryland logo

PHOTO CREDIT: Catherine Heath on Unsplash

Mariah previously served as a Communications Designer for Healthy Teen Network. With the bulk of her experience working in social services and at affordable housing organizations—she has a passion for diving deeper into (and helping bridge the gap between) healthcare and housing.