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.
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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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Q: Why do some women have surgery to reduce their risk for breast cancer? A: https://go.usa.gov/xPagN#NBCAM
10/30/2020

Q: Why do some women have surgery to reduce their risk for breast cancer?

A: https://go.usa.gov/xPagN

#NBCAM

Happening Tomorrow! We are hosting another technical assistance webinar for the Breastfeeding Challenge. Join us Oct. 30...
10/29/2020

Happening Tomorrow!

We are hosting another technical assistance webinar for the Breastfeeding Challenge. Join us Oct. 30 at 2 pm to learn more about the challenge, cash prizes, how to register + more. Link to Join webinar here: https://bit.ly/2TwMB4O

A good step towards maintaining a healthy #bloodpressure is to maintain a healthy weight. That number is different for e...
10/17/2020

A good step towards maintaining a healthy #bloodpressure is to maintain a healthy weight. That number is different for everyone but it’s important to know what a #healthyweight is for you. https://go.usa.gov/xvnz3 #NWBPAW

DYK? Your sleep habits can affect your blood pressure. If you are in need of more sleep, try out these 10 at-home strate...
10/17/2020

DYK? Your sleep habits can affect your blood pressure. If you are in need of more sleep, try out these 10 at-home strategies: https://go.usa.gov/xvnMJ #NWBPAW

Your journey to better blood pressure control may help others to begin their own journey. Share your story. #NWBPAW
10/17/2020

Your journey to better blood pressure control may help others to begin their own journey.

Share your story.
#NWBPAW

Limiting salt intake is a great way to help control your blood pressure.  Choose My Plate, DASH and TLC are 3 gold-stand...
10/16/2020

Limiting salt intake is a great way to help control your blood pressure.

Choose My Plate, DASH and TLC are 3 gold-standard healthy eating plans & tools to help: http://go.usa.gov/ctgUY #NWBPAW

DYK? Some insurance companies provide free blood pressure monitors? Talk to your company about the options available to ...
10/16/2020

DYK? Some insurance companies provide free blood pressure monitors? Talk to your company about the options available to you. #NWBPAW

Office on Women's Health - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Awards Contract to Improve Maternal Health Data ...
10/16/2020

Office on Women's Health - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Awards Contract to Improve Maternal Health Data Collection

Learn more about the $8 million initiative to collect #maternalhealth data and create a network of 200+ hospitals using evidence-based practices in maternity care.
https://go.usa.gov/x7q86

Are you planning to register for the OWH #hypertension challenge? Join the technical assistance webinar to learn more ab...
10/16/2020

Are you planning to register for the OWH #hypertension challenge? Join the technical assistance webinar to learn more about the challenge and the submission process.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 from 3-4 PM ET
Link to join webinar: https://bit.ly/376GqMN

Planning to register for the OWH breastfeeding challenge? Join the technical assistance webinar to learn more about the ...
10/16/2020

Planning to register for the OWH breastfeeding challenge? Join the technical assistance webinar to learn more about the challenge and the submission process.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 from 3-4 PM ET
Join the webinar here: https://bit.ly/3nXuanV

Office on Women's Health - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Issues $4 Million in Challenges to Find Best Pra...
10/16/2020

Office on Women's Health - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Issues $4 Million in Challenges to Find Best Practices in Maternal Health

Learn more about the
@womenshealth
challenges and how you can help improve #maternal and infant health outcomes. Deadline to register: 11/16 https://go.usa.gov/x7qBt

Looking for a tool to help you track your blood pressure readings?  The Heart Truth Blood Pressure Wallet Card can help:...
10/16/2020

Looking for a tool to help you track your blood pressure readings? The Heart Truth Blood Pressure Wallet Card can help: https://go.usa.gov/x73qD #NWBPAW

Did you know? Breastfeeding can help lower a mother’s risk of high blood pressure.  https://go.usa.gov/xGzqx  #NWBPAW
10/15/2020

Did you know? Breastfeeding can help lower a mother’s risk of high blood pressure. https://go.usa.gov/xGzqx #NWBPAW

Stress and anxiety can have a major affect on your blood pressure and overall health. If you feel that they are affectin...
10/15/2020

Stress and anxiety can have a major affect on your blood pressure and overall health. If you feel that they are affecting your daily activities, make a telehealth or in-person appointment to see your provider. https://go.usa.gov/xvn65 #NWBPAW

Uncontrolled high blood pressure during pregnancy is serious & can harm you and your baby. It can increase your risk of ...
10/14/2020

Uncontrolled high blood pressure during pregnancy is serious & can harm you and your baby. It can increase your risk of stroke and cause preterm birth and low birth weight for your baby. https://go.usa.gov/xGecx #NWBPAW

Monitoring your blood pressure at home by yourself (or self-monitoring) is a great step towards getting it under control...
10/14/2020

Monitoring your blood pressure at home by yourself (or self-monitoring) is a great step towards getting it under control. Here are steps to help you correctly monitor your blood pressure at home: https://go.usa.gov/xGe3G #NWBPAW

If you have hypertension, controlling your blood pressure is one of the greatest gifts to your health. Use these ideas t...
10/13/2020

If you have hypertension, controlling your blood pressure is one of the greatest gifts to your health. Use these ideas to create a plan to ↓ your numbers: https://go.usa.gov/xvQ99 #NWBPAW

DYK? Between 2011-2015, heart disease and stroke caused more than 1 in 3 pregnancy-related deaths. Learn more about  how...
10/12/2020

DYK? Between 2011-2015, heart disease and stroke caused more than 1 in 3 pregnancy-related deaths. Learn more about how we can change this: https://go.usa.gov/xGJBP #NWBPAW

High blood pressure usually has no symptoms. The only way to know if you have high blood pressure is to have your blood ...
10/12/2020

High blood pressure usually has no symptoms. The only way to know if you have high blood pressure is to have your blood pressure monitored: https://go.usa.gov/xGe3c

Although women over 55 have a higher risk of hypertension (also known as high blood pressure), recent studies show an in...
10/12/2020

Although women over 55 have a higher risk of hypertension (also known as high blood pressure), recent studies show an increase in the number of younger women having heart disease. https://bit.ly/33BuX5y #NWBPAW

Are you looking to learn more about National Women's Blood Pressure Awareness Week? Click here to get more information p...
10/12/2020

Are you looking to learn more about National Women's Blood Pressure Awareness Week? Click here to get more information plus messages and graphics you can share: https://www.womenshealth.gov/nwbpaw #NWBPAW

Approximately 41% of women with hypertension or high blood pressure, don’t have it under control. If you have high blood...
10/11/2020

Approximately 41% of women with hypertension or high blood pressure, don’t have it under control. If you have high blood pressure, here’s what you can do to change this: https://go.usa.gov/xGMhh #NWBPAW

DYK? #Heartdisease and #stroke caused more than 1 in 3 pregnancy-related deaths from 2011-2015. @womenshealth is working...
10/11/2020

DYK? #Heartdisease and #stroke caused more than 1 in 3 pregnancy-related deaths from 2011-2015. @womenshealth is working to change this! https://go.usa.gov/xGeqt #NWBPAW

Every minute in America, a woman dies of a heart attack, stroke or another form of cardiovascular disease. Many of these...
10/11/2020

Every minute in America, a woman dies of a heart attack, stroke or another form of cardiovascular disease. Many of these are preventable. https://go.usa.gov/xGMuW #NWBPAW

National Women’s Blood Pressure Awareness Week is only 2 days away! Join us as we talk about heart disease, hypertension...
10/09/2020

National Women’s Blood Pressure Awareness Week is only 2 days away! Join us as we talk about heart disease, hypertension and women's health. Get more information and graphics at: https://womenshealth.gov/nwbpaw

Approximately 41% of women with hypertension or high blood pressure, don’t have it under control. Join us October 11-17 ...
09/29/2020

Approximately 41% of women with hypertension or high blood pressure, don’t have it under control.

Join us October 11-17 as we talk about hypertension in women and what we can do to prevent it! #NWBPAW #WorldHeartDay

Want to see how organizations across the country are promoting youth sports? Check out Health.gov’s directory of NYSS Ch...
09/17/2020

Want to see how organizations across the country are promoting youth sports? Check out Health.gov’s directory of NYSS Champions — organizations that support the vision of the National Youth Sports Strategy: https://bit.ly/2RvORrL

CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response
08/19/2020

CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response

During contact tracing for COVID-19, your health department may call you but will NOT ask you for money, your social security number, bank account information, salary information, or credit card numbers. Learn more about contact tracing: https://bit.ly/2B2ZzSa

CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response
08/19/2020

CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response

Give yourself more time than usual to prepare for wildfires this year. If you must shop for supplies in person, take steps to protect yourself and those around you from COVID-19: https://bit.ly/34ucuqJ

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
08/19/2020

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

NIH is hosting the Inclusion Across the Lifespan-II Workshop: Implementation and Future Directions on September 2, 2020. The workshop will examine the science of the inclusion of pediatric and older populations in clinical studies. Participants are encouraged to register for the virtual meeting. #NIHInclusionWorkshop https://go.usa.gov/xfpgR

Improving Maternal Health Outcomes: Addressing Opioid Use During PregnancyDate: Tuesday, August 25, 2020 Time: 1:00-2:15...
08/19/2020

Improving Maternal Health Outcomes: Addressing Opioid Use During Pregnancy

Date: Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Time: 1:00-2:15 p.m. ET

To register and get more information visit: https://bit.ly/MHOpioid

Join the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for the next #CopingWithCOVID19 livestream on “Sleep and Health” taking pla...
08/12/2020

Join the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for the next #CopingWithCOVID19 livestream on “Sleep and Health” taking place this Friday, August 14 at 1:00 p.m. ET.

Dr. Marishka Brown, program director for sleep disorders medicine research at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), and Dr. Chandra Jackson, investigator for environment and sleep research at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, will share practical tips for getting adequate, restful sleep during the pandemic. Watch live on the NIH Facebook and Twitter (@NIH) feeds.

What can breastfeeding moms do about engorgement, low milk supply, and other common challenges? Get answers from @womens...
08/12/2020

What can breastfeeding moms do about engorgement, low milk supply, and other common challenges? Get answers from
@womenshealth: https://go.usa.gov/xUG8t #BreastfeedingTips4Mom #NBM20

Thinking of re-opening your restaurant or bar? Take steps to protect your employees and customers and help slow the spre...
07/27/2020

Thinking of re-opening your restaurant or bar? Take steps to protect your employees and customers and help slow the spread of COVID-19 in your community. Learn more: https://bit.ly/330LAbc. Centers For Disease Control (CDC)

Thinking of re-opening your restaurant or bar? Take steps to protect your employees and customers and help slow the spread of COVID-19 in your community. Learn more: https://bit.ly/330LAbc.

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200 Independence Ave SW
Washington D.C., DC
20201

Federal Center SW Metro

General information

Check out our website for girls 10 - 16 and their parents and teachers: http://www.girlshealth.gov Privacy Policy: http://www.womenshealth.gov/about-us/website-policies/privacy-policy.html User Submitted Content Policy: http://www.womenshealth.gov/about-us/website-policies/user-submitted-content-policy.html

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(202) 401-5844

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