Office on Women's Health - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
The Office on Women's Health provides national leadership & coordination to improve the health of women & girls through policy, education & model programs.
Our vision is to see all women and girls achieve the best possible health. During the early 1990's, OWH focused on developing women's health as a specialized issue for government action and attention. With women's health now firmly rooted in the national health landscape, OWH is focusing on women's health priorities to meet the sweeping demographic trends of the next century and to focus on the millions of underserved women in America. If you are looking for more information about the HHS Office on Women's Health, please visit http://womenshealth.gov.
Mission: The Office on Women's Health (OWH), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), works to improve the health and sense of well-being of all U.S. women and girls. OWH serves as the focal point for women's health activities across HHS offices and agencies and leads HHS efforts to ensure that all women and girls achieve the best possible health.
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HCPs: Your voice can protect young adults from HPV-related #cancers. Recommend the #HPVvaccine to all of your male and female patients through age 26. For tips on talking to #youngadults about the vaccine, visit https://go.usa.gov/x72W5. #HPVvaxNOW
#Glaucoma has no warning signs, but it can be found early with a dilated #eyeexam. Here’s what you need to know protect your sight: https://go.usa.gov/xPADW. #GlaucomaAwarenessMonth
This Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, spread the word about the importance of HPV vaccination. Our new #HPVvaxNOW toolkit has messages, graphics, and more to incorporate into your #CCAM efforts! https://go.usa.gov/xAwCt
This Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, spread the word about the importance of HPV vaccination. Our new #HPVvaxNOW toolkit has messages, graphics, and more to incorporate into your CCAM efforts! vaccines.gov/hpvvaxnowtoolkit
Providers: Recommending the #HPVvaccine is key. Get tips for talking to #patients ages 18 to 26 at https://go.usa.gov/x72W5. #HPVvaxNOW #CCAM
Pregnant or planning to become pregnant? You may already know that #folicacid helps prevent birth defects, but did you know you can get it in some of the foods you eat every day? https://go.usa.gov/xEcSS #healthymoms #maternalhealth
Folic acid is a form of B vitamin that everyone needs, especially if you can get or are pregnant. Learn more.
“Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve!” –Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Small acts of service can always be appreciated, especially by #caregivers. Today, prepare a healthy meal or share a kind word of encouragement for a caregiver. #dayofservice
Join The Office of Population Affairs in celebrating the impact that Title X clinics have had on their communities in the past 50 years!
Download this infographic that illustrates breadth and depth of Title X-funded services.
There’s a NEW @HHSgov study in @JAMA_current that shows that the rates of pregnant moms with opioid-related diagnoses rose by 131% and that the rate of babies born with withdrawal syndrome rose by 82% between 2010-2017: https://bit.ly/3siIHMT #maternalhealth
The thyroid controls many of your body’s activities and can stop working properly. If you think you might have a thyroid problem, talk to your doctor. https://go.usa.gov/xP6hY #thyroiddisease
We know you have questions about #COVID19 vaccines and @Surgeon_General & @HHSgov are here to answer them. They’ll be hosting a Twitter Q&A TODAY at 11:30 am ET. Submit your questions #COVID19VaccineQs
We know you have questions about #COVID19 vaccines and @USSurgeonGeneral & @HHS are here to answer them. They’ll be hosting a Twitter Q&A on Monday, January 11 at 1:00 pm ET. Submit your questions #COVID19VaccineQs on Twitter.
Tune in tonight at 7 PM ET as HHS scientists join leading Black health, faith, and social organizations for “Making It Plain: What Black America Needs to Know About COVID-19 and Vaccines.” Join LIVE at: https://www.facebook.com/BlackDoctor.org/
Today, OWH launched #HPVvaxNOW, a campaign to raise awareness and promote uptake of the #HPV vaccine among young adults ages 18–26. Read the press release: https://go.usa.gov/xANDA
There is still time to register for the our HHS Hypertension Challenge and a chance to win $3M!
Submit your ideas on programs that provide effective #bloodpressure monitoring and follow-up for women who are #pregnant and/or #postpartum. https://go.usa.gov/xAkEz
Lower-Sodium Foods: Shopping list - MyHealthfinder | health.gov
Most people eat much more sodium (salt) than they need. This can lead to health problems like high blood pressure. To lower the amount of sodium in your diet, follow these tips when you go food shopping: Choose fresh instead of processed foods when you can. Use the Nutrition Facts label to check the...
Holiday Health Tip: Pay attention to the triggers that can increase your blood pressure over the #holidays such as not getting enough sleep. If you need tips for better #sleep, visit: https://go.usa.gov/xAbUD #Health4theHolidays #Holidays2020
DYK? Pregnant women are 10x more likely to get listeriosis, a foodborne infection. If you’re pregnant or preparing food for someone who is expecting, use these food safety tips: https://go.usa.gov/xATMs #Health4theHolidays #Holidays2020
There's still time to register for the our Hypertension Award Competition! Total Cash Prize is $3.2M!
Deadline: January 6, 2021
Get more details here: https://go.usa.gov/xAjd5
The holiday season isn't happy for everyone. And that's ok. If your feelings are keeping you from doing your normal day-to-day activities, you may need to talk to someone. Help is available. #Health4theHolidays #Holidays2020
This time of year can be hard for many, but family members are more likely to notice when their loved ones are experiencing changes in mood or behavior. If you suspect your loved one is, check out these SAMHSA resources for help https://fal.cn/3cnZP #Holidays2020 #Health4theHolidays
Good care starts with asking the right questions and making sure you understand the answers. Use the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Question Builder app to find the best ways to describe your symptoms: https://bit.ly/3ljyz2i #patientsafety
Looking for ways to add healthier choices to family meals? We’ve got just what you need! https://go.usa.gov/xPmvM #Health4theHolidays
You still have until 11:59 PM ET to get your submissions in for the $800K Breastfeeding Challenge!! Get the details here: https://go.usa.gov/x7hpK #OWHmaternalhealth #BreastfeedingMoms
Tomorrow is the last day to get your submissions in for the $800K Breastfeeding Challenge!! Register by 12/9 at 11:59 pm: https://go.usa.gov/x7hpK
Maternal Health goes beyond pregnancy. Read more about the HHS plan to improve maternal health: https://go.usa.gov/x7zVW
Register for the HHS Hypertension Innovator Award Competition! Total Cash Prize $3.2M
Join the TA webinar 12/7 @ 1pm to get details about the challenge, prizes & submission process. Use this link to join: https://bit.ly/3fe3GdN #hypertension #womenshealth #DoMoreForMoms
It's not too late to register for our #Hypertension Challenge! Click here to join the TA webinar on 12/7 at 1pm. Find out what you need to do to enter and get your questions answered: https://bit.ly/3fe3GdN
If a yellow traffic light is a signal to slow down, prediabetes is a signal to take steps to lower your risk for type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Here’s how: https://go.usa.gov/x7Ad2
We wish you a healthy and safe Thanksgiving!! Remember to take some time out of the day to #moveyourway. Take a walk, do some stretches, or.... have a virtual dance-off with family and friends! https://www.womenshealth.gov/getting-active
However you choose to recognize tomorrow, we send thoughts of health and safety your way. And as you go through the rest of the week, we want you to remember...
We recognize that holidays aren’t happy for everyone. And that's ok. If your feelings are keeping you from doing your normal activities, you may need to talk to someone. And talking with someone is ok, too. Help is available. #Health4theHolidays
We pass down #holiday traditions, but health is passed down, too. Even though you may be separated from family, take some time to talk about your #familyhealth history.
#tabletalk #Health4theHolidays #Thanksgiving2020
New National Center for Health Statistics report shows prepregnancy obesity increased from 2016-2019. Maternal obesity has been linked to negative health outcomes for mom and baby, including gestational diabetes, hypertension, preeclampsia, cesarean delivery, preterm delivery, and infant death.
Check out our website for girls 10 - 16 and their parents and teachers: http://www.girlshealth.gov
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COVID-19: What Older Adults Need to Know
Jay Butler, Deputy Director for Infectious Diseases at CDC, describes preventative measures to help protect older adults from COVID-19.
Are you ready to find your health?
National Women’s Health Week may be over, but it’s never too late to find simple ways to improve your health. Get personalized tips you can use on your health journey today, tomorrow, and in the year ahead! #NWHW #FindYourHealth
Are you ready to find your health?
When it comes to your health journey, it’s not about where you were last year or even yesterday. It’s about where you are today and where you want to go. So, buckle up and get ready to take the next step. #FindYourHealth #NWHW
Today is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day! It doesn’t matter if you are HIV-negative or living with HIV, it is up to all of us 👩🏼🦰👩🏾🦱🧑🏿👱🏻♀️👩🏼🦳👵🏾 to prevent HIV.
Show your support by taking 📸 or 📽️ of what you are doing in honor of NWGHAAD and tagging it with #NWGHAAD.
Share this with your friends who are worried about #Zika!
HHS experts will answer your questions about the Zika virus this Tuesday (8/30) from 10 a.m - 6:00 p.m. ET on Twitter. Submit your questions NOW using #AtoZika.