Child Health Day - October 1st

Child Health Day is a United Sates Federal Observance Day. According to Title 36 of the United States Code1, on Child Health Day the president invites “all agencies and organizations interested in child welfare to unite on Child Health Day in observing exercises that will make the people of the United States aware of the fundamental necessity of a year-round program to protect and develop the health of the children of the United States.” The holiday was enacted by Congress in 1928, and was first celebrated on May 1, 1929.

“On Child Health Day, we renew our commitment to ensuring the health and well-being of our young people, who are the future of our great country.  All children deserve to grow up in loving homes with parents or guardians who are dedicated to empowering them to live healthy, safe, and successful lives.


Every child, both born and unborn, possesses inherent dignity.  Today, let us rededicate ourselves to our shared goal of building a better future for each one of them.  As parents and role models, we have a moral responsibility to nurture and care for our most vulnerable population.  Together, we can ensure that our children are healthy, and grow up to be happy and productive adults.2″


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