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Health Observances

Celebrate different health observances that are relevant to pharmacy professionals. MPA will share information about recognized month and day observances in our publications; however, you're encouraged to visit our Health Observances page for a complete look at the year to plan your own recognition and promotions in advance!

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In 2015, MPA launched the new and improved That’s My Pharmacist campaign. Materials were redesigned with the overall goal of improving quality and effectiveness. Last year’s campaign focused on these main points: Redesign messages based on theory, considering source credibility Consider audience literacy and health literacy. Based on member feedback, we will making the T...

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This year, Poison Prevention Week will be observed March 15-21, and we hope that you’re planning to use this opportunity to educate patients on the dangers of poison. More than two million poisonings are reported each year to the 55 Poison Control Centers (PCCs) across the country and at least 90 percent of these poisonings occur in the home. The purpose of National Poison Prevention Week, t...

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National Public Health Week aims to help protect and improve our state’s health, with a different focus area each year highlighting efforts made in Michigan. In 2015, the national focus is “Healthiest Nation 2030,” and the state will celebrate this annual observance April 13-17, 2015. Right now, the U.S. spends more on health care than other comparable countries. What do we have...

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