Cooperative Extension Service








Welcome UK Extension Agents

As part of UK HealthCare’s mission, we are called to promote better health for the people of Kentucky through creative leadership and quality initiatives in patient care, health education and medical research.

We are proud to collaborate with the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service to provide research-based materials to help you educate and empower the citizens of the Commonwealth for better health.

Get educational and promotional materials to distribute

To obtain UK HealthCare promotional and educational materials to distribute, click here and submit the request form.  

UK HealthCare's Healthy Kentucky Initiative shares resources and tips on anxiety, depression and other behavioral health topics. To access these materials, visit this page. Select your desired topic under “Mental health” at the top of the page. Each topic has various tip sheets available to you.

We've also created an online library with resources from organizations including the American Heart Association, Safe Kids Fayette County and Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky. Click here to visit the library.

All educational materials are self-serve, downloadable files that agents can print for use.

Read our blog

Join the conversation and get up-the-minute news and health information from UK HealthCare by reading our blog. HealthMatters provides health and wellness information from the experts at UK HealthCare along with interviews with our providers.

Monthly Health Observances - 2024


  • Cervical Health Awareness Month
  • National Birth Defects Prevention Month
  • National Blood Donor Month
  • National Glaucoma Awareness Month
  • Radon Awareness Month
  • Stalking Awareness Month
  • Thyroid Awareness Month

January 23

  • Maternal Health Awareness Day

January 28

  • World Leprosy Day


  • American Heart Month
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration/Low Vision Awareness Month
  • International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month
  • National Cancer Prevention Month
  • National Children's Dental Health Month
  • Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

February 2

Give Kids a Smile® Day

February 3

National Wear Red Day

February 4

World Cancer Day

February 7

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

February 7-14

Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week

February 11-17

  • Heart Failure Awareness Week
  • Sepsis Survivor Week

February 14

National Donor Day

February 14-21

National Condom Week

February 22

Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day

February 29

Rare Disease Day


  • Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month
  • Multiple Sclerosis Education and Awareness Month
  • Myeloma Action Month
  • National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month
  • National Endometriosis Awareness Month
  • National Kidney Month
  • National Nutrition Month
  • National Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month
  • Save Your Vision Month
  • Trisomy Awareness Month
  • Workplace Eye Wellness Month
  • National Athletic Training Month

March 3

World Birth Defects Day

March 9

World Kidney Day

March 10

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

March 10-16

  • National Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week
  • Patient Safety Awareness Week
  • National Sleep Awareness Week

March 11-17

Brain Awareness Week

March 15

 World Sleep Day

March 17-13

National Poison Prevention Week

March 18-24

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week

March 19

National Native American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

March 20

World Oral Health Day

March 21

World Down Syndrome Day

March 24

World Tuberculosis Day

March 26

  • American Diabetes Alert Day
  • Epilepsy Awareness – Purple Day

March 30

National Doctors’ Day


  • Alcohol Awareness Month
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month
  • Medicaid Awareness Month
  • National Autism Awareness Month
  • National Cancer Control Month
  • National Donate Life Month
  • National Facial Protection Month
  • National Interprofessional Healthcare Month
  • National Minority Health Month
  • National Sarcoidosis Awareness Month
  • Occupational Therapy Month
  • Oral Cancer Awareness Month
  • Parkinson's Awareness Month
  • Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month
  • STI Awareness Month
  • Stress Awareness Month
  • Testicular Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April 1-7

National Public Health Week

April 2

World Autism Day

April 7 

World Health Day

April 10

National Youth HIV and AIDs Awareness Day

April 11-17

Black Maternal Health Week

April 16

National Healthcare Decisions Day

April 16-22

Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Week

April 17

World Hemophilia Day

April 18-24

Pediatric Sepsis Week

April 21-27

  • National Pediatric Transplant Week
  • National Infertility Awareness Week
  • World Immunization Week
  • National Infant Immunization Week

April 22-26

Every Kid Healthy Week

April 22-28

Patient Experience Week

April 23-29

Medical Laboratory Professionals Week

April 25

  • DNA Day
  • World Malaria Day

April 27

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

April 28

World Day for Safety and Health at Work


  • Arthritis Awareness Month
  • Better Hearing and Speech Month
  • Global Employee Health and Fitness Month
  • Hepatitis Awareness Month
  • Lupus Awareness Month
  • Mental Health Awareness Month
  • National Asthma & Allergy Awareness Month
  • National Celiac Disease Awareness Month
  • National High Blood Pressure Education Month
  • National Nurses Month
  • National Osteoporosis Awareness Month
  • National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
  • National Stroke Awareness Month
  • National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month
  • National Women's Health Month
  • Older Americans Month
  • Preeclampsia Awareness Month
  • Skin Cancer Prevention and Awareness Month
  • Healthy Vision Month
  • Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month
  • Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes and Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders and Awareness Month

May 1-7

National Physical Education and Sport Week

May 5

World Hand Hygiene Day

May 5-11

Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week

May 6

International No Diet Day

May 6-10

Air Quality Awareness Week

May 6-12

National Nurses Week

May 7

  • World Asthma Day
  • Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day

May 8

  • National Women’s Checkup Day
  • World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day
  • National Student Nurses Day
  • National School Nurse Day

May 11

National Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Awareness

May 12

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Day
  • International Nurses Day

May 12-18

  • National Hospital Week
  • Maternal Sepsis Week
  • Food Allergy Awareness Week
  • National Women’s Health Week
  • National Stuttering Awareness Week

May 18

  • World AIDS Vaccine Day
  • HIV Vaccine Awareness Day

May 19

National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

May 20

World Autoimmune/Auto-inflammatory Arthritis Day

May 24

Don’t Fry Day

May 29

National Senior Health & Fitness Day

May 31

World No Tobacco Day


  • Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month
  • Cataract Awareness Month
  • Men's Health Month
  • Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month
  • National Aphasia Awareness Month
  • National Congenital Cytomegalovirus Awareness Month
  • National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month
  • National Scleroderma Awareness Month
  • PTSD Awareness Month
  • Scoliosis Awareness Month

June 2

National Cancer Survivors Day

June 8

  • World Brain Tumor Day
  • Family Health and Fitness Day

June 10-16

Men’s Health Week

June 14

World Blood Donor Day

June 18

Autistic Pride Day

June 19

World Sickle Cell Day

June 23-29

Helen Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness Week

June 25

World Vitiligo Day

June 27

National HIV Testing Day


  • Cord Blood Awareness Month
  • Group B Strep Awareness Month
  • Healthy Vision Month
  • Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month
  • National Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness & Prevention Month
  • Sarcoma Awareness Month
  • UV Safety Month

July 28

World Hepatitis Day


  • Children's Eye Health and Safety Month
  • Digestive Tract Paralysis Awareness Month
  • Gastroparesis Awareness Month
  • National Breastfeeding Month
  • National Immunization Awareness Month
  • Psoriasis Action 

August 1

World Lung Cancer Day

August 1-7

World Breastfeeding Week

August 4-10

National Health Center Week

August 5-11

OSHA’s Safe and Sound Week

August 18-24

Contact Lens Health Week

August 31

International Overdose Awareness Day


  • Blood Cancer Awareness Month
  • Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
  • Food Safety Education Month
  • Healthy Aging Month
  • National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month
  • National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
  • National Cholesterol Education Month
  • National ITP (Platelet Disorder) Awareness Month
  • National Pediculosis Prevention Month/Head Lice Prevention Month
  • National Recovery Month
  • National Sickle Cell Month
  • National Yoga Awareness Month
  • Newborn Screening Awareness Month
  • Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
  • Pain Awareness Month
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Month
  • Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
  • Sepsis Awareness Month
  • Sexual Health Awareness Month
  • Sports Eye Safety Awareness Month
  • World Alzheimer's Month

September 4

World Sexual Health Day

September 8-14

  • National Suicide Prevention Week
  • National Folic Acid Awareness Week

September 10

World Suicide Prevention Day

September 13

World Sepsis Day
National Celiac Disease Awareness Day

September 15-21

National Rehabilitation Awareness Week

September 15-22

Global ITP Awareness Week

September 16-20

  • Malnutrition Awareness Week
  • Fungal Disease Awareness Week

September 17

Get Ready for Flu Day

September 17-23

Falls Prevention Awareness Week

September 18

National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

September 21

World Alzheimer’s Day

September 25

  • World Lung Day
  • National Women’s Health and Fitness Day

September 26

Mesothelioma Awareness Day

September 27

Sport Purple for Platelets Day

September 28

World Rabies Day

September 29

World Heart Day


  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  • Eye Injury Prevention Month
  • Health Literacy Month
  • Healthy Lung Month
  • Home Eye Safety Month
  • Medical Ultrasound Awareness Month
  • National ADHD Awareness Month
  • National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Bullying Prevention Month
  • National Dental Hygiene Month
  • National Down Syndrome Awareness Month
  • National Physical Therapy Month
  • Prenatal-onset GBS Disease Recognition Month
  • Spina Bifida Awareness Month

October 5

World Meningitis Day

October 6

World Cerebral Palsy Day

October 6-12

  • Mental Illness Awareness Week
  • National Primary Care Week
  • National PA Week

October 7

National Depression Screening Day

October 10

  • World Mental Health Day
  • World Sight Day

October 11

International Day of the Girl

October 12-20

Bone and Joint Health Action Week

October 13

Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day

October 13-19

  • National Healthcare Quality Week
  • National Health Education Week

October 15

  • Global Handwashing Day
  • National Latino AIDS Awareness Day
  • World Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day

October 15-21

International Infection Prevention Week

October 16

World Food Day

October 18

National Mammography Day

October 19

World Pediatric Bone and Joint Day

October 20

World Osteoporosis Day

October 20-26

Respiratory Care Week

October 21

National Check Your Meds Day

October 22

International Stuttering Awareness Day

October 23-31

Red Ribbon Week

October 26

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

October 29

World Psoriasis Day

October 30

World Hypophosphatasia Day


  • American Diabetes Month
  • Bladder Health Month
  • COPD Awareness Month
  • Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month
  • Lung Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month
  • National Epilepsy Awareness Month
  • National Family Caregivers Month
  • National Healthy Skin Month
  • National Home Care & Hospice Month
  • National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month
  • Prematurity Awareness Month
  • Stomach Cancer Awareness Month

November 3-9

  • National Diabetes Education Week
  • National Radiologic Technology Week

November 9

National Diabetes Heart Connection Day

November 10-16

National Nurse Practitioner Week

November 12

World Pneumonia Day

November 14

World Diabetes Day

November 16

Great American Smokeout

November 17

World Prematurity Day

November 21

National Family Health History Day

November 24-30

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) Awareness Week


  • National Safe Toys and Gifts Month
  • International Sharps Injury Prevention Month

December 1

Worlds AIDS Day

December 1-7

  • National Handwashing Awareness Week
  • National Influenza Vaccination Week

December 3

International Day of Persons with Disability