Welcome to the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery Public Outreach Campaign page. Here you will find information about various public health observances and initiatives that the AAO-HNS leads and supports.

Our current outreach campaigns include:

Better Hearing & Speech Month

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month, a time to raise awareness about communication disorders and available treatment options.

Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week

Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week® (OHANCAW) is led by the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance and supported by the AAO-HNS each April.

World Voice Day

Every year on April 16, otolaryngologist—head and neck surgeons and other voice health professionals worldwide join together to recognize World Voice Day (WVD).

Kids ENT Health Month

Kids ENT Health Month, led each February by the AAO-HNS, is a campaign to raise awareness about pediatric ear, nose and throat disorders.

Choosing Wisely®

The AAO-HNSF is a proud Choosing Wisely® participant, encouraging physicians and patients to engage in conversations about smart and effective care choices.