Office on Women's Health - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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.

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Each year about 5 Million older adults are abused, neglected, or exploited. This World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, check ...
06/17/2021

Each year about 5 Million older adults are abused, neglected, or exploited. This World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, check out the different ways you can support older adults, please visit: https://acl.gov/

Each year about 5 Million older adults are abused, neglected, or exploited. This World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, check out the different ways you can support older adults, please visit: https://acl.gov/

#DYK Early Alzheimer’s diagnosis can be beneficial with treatment and family planning for the future. Interested in lear...
06/16/2021

#DYK Early Alzheimer’s diagnosis can be beneficial with treatment and family planning for the future. Interested in learning more benefits of early diagnosis, visit: https://go.usa.gov/x6nS5

#DYK Early Alzheimer’s diagnosis can be beneficial with treatment and family planning for the future. Interested in learning more benefits of early diagnosis, visit: https://go.usa.gov/x6nS5

#ICYMI: Our #COVID-19 Vaccine and Women webinar series continues with Dr. Laura Riley @weillcornell. She will answer que...
06/15/2021

#ICYMI: Our #COVID-19 Vaccine and Women webinar series continues with Dr. Laura Riley @weillcornell. She will answer questions about fertility, me********on & a number of other general women health topics. You don't want to miss this!
Join here: https://bit.ly/3pPNqos

#ICYMI: Our #COVID-19 Vaccine and Women webinar series continues with Dr. Laura Riley @weillcornell. She will answer questions about fertility, me********on & a number of other general women health topics. You don't want to miss this!
Join here: https://bit.ly/3pPNqos

National #HIVTestingDay is 6/27. Share with friends & loved ones what knowing your #HIV status means to you. Your words ...
06/15/2021

National #HIVTestingDay is 6/27. Share with friends & loved ones what knowing your #HIV status means to you. Your words can empower others to get tested, know their status, and prevention & treatment options. Learn about HIV self-tests: https://bit.ly/2AhexD6
#StopHIVTogether

National #HIVTestingDay is 6/27. Share with friends & loved ones what knowing your #HIV status means to you. Your words can empower others to get tested, know their status, and prevention & treatment options. Learn about HIV self-tests: https://bit.ly/2AhexD6
#StopHIVTogether

#DYK you are entitled to breastfeeding support at work? Use these tips to help talk to your supervisor to get the suppor...
06/15/2021

#DYK you are entitled to breastfeeding support at work? Use these tips to help talk to your supervisor to get the support you need in the workplace: https://go.usa.gov/x6RYP

#DYK you are entitled to breastfeeding support at work? Use these tips to help talk to your supervisor to get the support you need in the workplace: https://go.usa.gov/x6RYP

06/14/2021

#DYK an early Alzheimer’s diagnosis can be beneficial with treatment and family planning for the future. Interested in learning more benefits of early diagnosis, visit: https://go.usa.gov/x6Nky

This #MensHealthMonth, let’s encourage all the men in our lives to make those appointments & keep their health in check!...
06/14/2021

This #MensHealthMonth, let’s encourage all the men in our lives to make those appointments & keep their health in check! #WearBlueForMen #GetItChecked #MHM2021

This #MensHealthMonth, let’s encourage all the men in our lives to make those appointments & keep their health in check! #WearBlueForMen #GetItChecked #MHM2021

Is your organization interested in hosting a #COVID-19 vaccination clinic? If so, @HHS_Health has created an on-site #va...
06/11/2021

Is your organization interested in hosting a #COVID-19 vaccination clinic? If so, @HHS_Health has created an on-site #vaccination clinic toolkit. For the toolkit and additional information, visit: https://go.usa.gov/x69nP

Is your organization interested in hosting a #COVID-19 vaccination clinic? If so, @HHS_Health has created an on-site #vaccination clinic toolkit. For the toolkit and additional information, visit: https://go.usa.gov/x69nP

#DYK Women experience PTSD differently than men? Women are more likely to be easily startled or feel depressed or anxiou...
06/11/2021

#DYK Women experience PTSD differently than men? Women are more likely to be easily startled or feel depressed or anxious. Visit here for more #PTSD symptoms in women, here: https://go.usa.gov/x69kD

#PTSDAwarenessMonth #OWH30

#DYK Women experience PTSD differently than men? Women are more likely to be easily startled or feel depressed or anxious. Visit here for more #PTSD symptoms in women, here: https://go.usa.gov/x69kD

#PTSDAwarenessMonth #OWH30

TODAY at 3PM EST join us as we discuss "S*x Differences in Vaccine Immune Response" with Dr. Klein. No need to register ...
06/11/2021

TODAY at 3PM EST join us as we discuss "S*x Differences in Vaccine Immune Response" with Dr. Klein. No need to register for this webinar, join using this link: https://bit.ly/34E4y6W

TODAY at 3PM EST join us as we discuss "S*x Differences in Vaccine Immune Response" with Dr. Klein. No need to register for this webinar, join using this link: https://bit.ly/34E4y6W

#DYK that dementia is NOT a normal part of aging? If you or a loved one is having trouble remembering recent events or e...
06/11/2021

#DYK that dementia is NOT a normal part of aging? If you or a loved one is having trouble remembering recent events or everyday skills, talk to a doctor. Visit here to find out how Alzheimer’s is diagnosed: https://go.usa.gov/x69c8

#DYK that dementia is NOT a normal part of aging? If you or a loved one is having trouble remembering recent events or everyday skills, talk to a doctor. Visit here to find out how Alzheimer’s is diagnosed: https://go.usa.gov/x69c8

HCPs: #DYK interactive trainings and webinars are available to increase your knowledge on safely prescribing opioids? To...
06/11/2021

HCPs: #DYK interactive trainings and webinars are available to increase your knowledge on safely prescribing opioids? To access trainings visit: https://go.usa.gov/x693B

#NationalSafetyMonth

HCPs: #DYK interactive trainings and webinars are available to increase your knowledge on safely prescribing opioids? To access trainings visit: https://go.usa.gov/x693B

#NationalSafetyMonth

#DYK there were two forms of Alzheimer’s: early onset and late-onset? Most people with Alzheimer’s have the latter. Lear...
06/10/2021

#DYK there were two forms of Alzheimer’s: early onset and late-onset? Most people with Alzheimer’s have the latter. Learn more here: https://go.usa.gov/x6kMJ

#DYK there were two forms of Alzheimer’s: early onset and late-onset? Most people with Alzheimer’s have the latter. Learn more here: https://go.usa.gov/x6kMJ

#DYK if fireworks explode near your ears you could experience immediate hearing damage? To enjoy fireworks make sure you...
06/09/2021

#DYK if fireworks explode near your ears you could experience immediate hearing damage? To enjoy fireworks make sure you are wearing earplugs or a safe distance away. Need more safety tips? Visit: https://go.usa.gov/x6KEH

#NationalSafetyMonth #OWH30

#DYK if fireworks explode near your ears you could experience immediate hearing damage? To enjoy fireworks make sure you are wearing earplugs or a safe distance away. Need more safety tips? Visit: https://go.usa.gov/x6KEH

#NationalSafetyMonth #OWH30

#DYK women with HIV can pass it to their babies during pregnancy, at birth and through #breastfeeding? But with treatmen...
06/08/2021

#DYK women with HIV can pass it to their babies during pregnancy, at birth and through #breastfeeding? But with treatment, the risk of passing HIV to your baby is less than 1 in 100. Learn more about pregnancy and HIV here: https://go.usa.gov/xHu2g

#40YearsOfHIV #OWH30

#DYK women with HIV can pass it to their babies during pregnancy, at birth and through #breastfeeding? But with treatment, the risk of passing HIV to your baby is less than 1 in 100. Learn more about pregnancy and HIV here: https://go.usa.gov/xHu2g

#40YearsOfHIV #OWH30

#DYK women have PTSD symptoms longer than men (4 years vs 1 year)? Interested in learning more about the  #PTSD symptoms...
06/08/2021

#DYK women have PTSD symptoms longer than men (4 years vs 1 year)? Interested in learning more about the #PTSD symptoms in women? Visit: https://go.usa.gov/x6Bdb

#PTSDAwarenessMonth #OWH30

#DYK women have PTSD symptoms longer than men (4 years vs 1 year)? Interested in learning more about the #PTSD symptoms in women? Visit: https://go.usa.gov/x6Bdb

#PTSDAwarenessMonth #OWH30

#DYK that UV rays from the sun can damage your skin as quick as 15 mins of exposure? Check out these tips to protect you...
06/08/2021

#DYK that UV rays from the sun can damage your skin as quick as 15 mins of exposure? Check out these tips to protect your skin from the sun: https://go.usa.gov/x6BZZ

#NationalSafetyMonth #OWH30

#DYK that UV rays from the sun can damage your skin as quick as 15 mins of exposure? Check out these tips to protect your skin from the sun: https://go.usa.gov/x6BZZ

#NationalSafetyMonth #OWH30

It’s officially summer and June is #NationalSafetyMonth! Follow us as we share helpful tips to make sure you are staying...
06/07/2021

It’s officially summer and June is #NationalSafetyMonth! Follow us as we share helpful tips to make sure you are staying healthy in the heat.

#NationalSafetyMonth #OWH30

It’s officially summer and June is #NationalSafetyMonth! Follow us as we share helpful tips to make sure you are staying healthy in the heat.

#NationalSafetyMonth #OWH30

Join us this Friday as we discuss s*x differences in vaccine immune response with Dr. Klein, you don't want to miss this...
06/07/2021

Join us this Friday as we discuss s*x differences in vaccine immune response with Dr. Klein, you don't want to miss this important conversation!

No need to register, join here: https://bit.ly/34E4y6W

Join us this Friday as we discuss s*x differences in vaccine immune response with Dr. Klein, you don't want to miss this important conversation!

No need to register, join here: https://bit.ly/34E4y6W

Mark your calendars! Join us next Friday as we continue our webinar series with Dr. Klein as she shares s*x differences ...
06/04/2021

Mark your calendars! Join us next Friday as we continue our webinar series with Dr. Klein as she shares s*x differences in vaccine immune response.

You don't want to miss this! Use this link to join: https://bit.ly/34E4y6W

Mark your calendars! Join us next Friday as we continue our webinar series with Dr. Klein as she shares s*x differences in vaccine immune response.

You don't want to miss this! Use this link to join: https://bit.ly/34E4y6W

05/28/2021

Stroke can happen to anyone. Some risk factors like age, family history and race can’t be changed. Fortunately, other risk factors are controllable, learn more here: https://go.usa.gov/xHwDN

#OWH30

#ICYMI: This Friday, Dr. Hotez will share insights on how to better increase vaccine confidence. You don't want to miss ...
05/26/2021

#ICYMI: This Friday, Dr. Hotez will share insights on how to better increase vaccine confidence. You don't want to miss this great conversation! No registration required, join us here: https://bit.ly/3f5rTo1

#ICYMI: This Friday, Dr. Hotez will share insights on how to better increase vaccine confidence. You don't want to miss this great conversation! No registration required, join us here: https://bit.ly/3f5rTo1

#ICYMI Interested in learning the latest social media strategies to enhance #vaccine promotion? If so, join us tomorrow ...
05/26/2021

#ICYMI Interested in learning the latest social media strategies to enhance #vaccine promotion? If so, join us tomorrow at 1pm ET: https://bit.ly/3u6hlJM

#ICYMI Interested in learning the latest social media strategies to enhance #vaccine promotion? If so, join us tomorrow at 1pm ET: https://bit.ly/3u6hlJM

#DYK that heavy alcohol use, toxins, some medications and certain medical conditions can cause hepatitis? Learn how you ...
05/26/2021

#DYK that heavy alcohol use, toxins, some medications and certain medical conditions can cause hepatitis? Learn how you can lower your risks: https://go.usa.gov/x6cMP

#HepatitisAwarenessMonth #OWH30

#DYK that heavy alcohol use, toxins, some medications and certain medical conditions can cause hepatitis? Learn how you can lower your risks: https://go.usa.gov/x6cMP

#HepatitisAwarenessMonth #OWH30

#DYK Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B vaccines are covered by most insurance providers? Check with your doctor about which va...
05/25/2021

#DYK Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B vaccines are covered by most insurance providers? Check with your doctor about which vaccine would be best for you. Learn more here: https://www.womenshealth.gov/a-z-topics/viral-hepatitis#23

#HepatitisAwarenessMonth #OWH30

#DYK Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B vaccines are covered by most insurance providers? Check with your doctor about which vaccine would be best for you. Learn more here: https://www.womenshealth.gov/a-z-topics/viral-hepatitis#23

#HepatitisAwarenessMonth #OWH30

05/25/2021

Although the overall U.S. teen birth rate has declined, these rates aren't distributed equally across youth groups. Vulnerable young people are much more likely to become teen parents. https://opa.hhs.gov/NTPPM @HHSPopAffairs

#NTPPM #OWH30

Join us May 28 at 10 am EST at guest presenter Dr. Peter Hotez discusses #COVIDvaccine hesitancy and ways to communicate...
05/21/2021

Join us May 28 at 10 am EST at guest presenter Dr. Peter Hotez discusses #COVIDvaccine hesitancy and ways to communicate the latest science.

Click here on May 28 to join the meeting: https://bit.ly/3f5rTo1

Join us May 28 at 10 am EST at guest presenter Dr. Peter Hotez discusses #COVIDvaccine hesitancy and ways to communicate the latest science.

Click here on May 28 to join the meeting: https://bit.ly/3f5rTo1

The HHS Office on Women's Health is hosting a series of conversations around women and #COVID19. Join us May 27 at 1pm E...
05/20/2021

The HHS Office on Women's Health is hosting a series of conversations around women and #COVID19. Join us May 27 at 1pm EST as we talk about social media strategies to promote the #COVID vaccine. No registration required. Click here to join: https://bit.ly/3u6hlJM

Kids and teens need at least 60 minutes of #PhysicalActivity each day. Celebrate National Physical Fitness & Sports Mont...
05/19/2021

Kids and teens need at least 60 minutes of #PhysicalActivity each day. Celebrate National Physical Fitness & Sports Month with your family by finding new ways to #GetActive and #MoveYourWay! Learn more about the benefits of physical activity today: https://go.usa.gov/xH2UF

Kids and teens need at least 60 minutes of #PhysicalActivity each day. Celebrate National Physical Fitness & Sports Month with your family by finding new ways to #GetActive and #MoveYourWay! Learn more about the benefits of physical activity today: https://go.usa.gov/xH2UF

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Friday 09:00 - 17:00

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www.girlshealth.gov
Call us at 1-800-994-9662, M-F, 9 - 6 ET for women's health information and breastfeeding peer counseling in English and Spanish
National Women's Health Week (begins on Mother's Day every year) http://www.womenshealth.gov/NWHW
National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day - March 10 every year - http://www.womenshealth.gov/nwghaad/

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