October 2, 2023

Child Health Day in the United States raises people’s awareness of how they can protect and develop children’s health and is annually celebrated on the first Monday of October.

Calvin Coolidge was the first president to issue a proclamation for Child Health Day in 1928 and it was annually observed on May 1 until it was observed on the first Monday of October from 1960 onwards. The concept of this event was supported by organizations such as the American Child Health Association, the American Federation of Labor and the General Federation of Women’s Clubs in the early 20th century.