The 17th annual National Women’s Health Week is May 8-14, 2016 and is an observance led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health. The goal is to empower women to make their health a priority. The week also serves as a time to help women understand what steps they can take to improve their health.
What steps can I take for better health? To improve your physical and mental health, you can:
- Visit a doctor or nurse for a well-woman visit (checkup) and preventive screenings.
- Get active.
- Eat healthy.
- Pay attention to mental health, including getting enough sleep and managing stress.
- Avoid unhealthy behaviors, such as smoking, texting while driving, and not wearing a seat-belt or bicycle helmet.
- Find out what additional steps you can take based on your age.
How can I participate in National Women’s Health Week? The Office on Women’s Health invites women across the country to:
- Spread the word through social media with our easy-to-use resources. Use the #NWHW hashtag.
- Join the National Women’s Health Week Thunderclap .
- Take the National Women’s Health Week pledge.
- Organize events or activities.
- Learn what steps you should take for good health based on your age.
- Please visit the National Women’s Health Week website to:
- Access the NWHW logo, banner, etc. at http://www.womenshealth.gov/nwhw/tools/.
- Learn what steps you can take for good health at any age.
- Pledge to be your healthiest you.
- Join the National Women’s Health Week Thunderclap.
- See our National Women’s Health Week ambassadors and find out what the week means to them.
- Share the week’s important messages with our infographics.
- Spread the word through social media using #NWHW.
- Get other ideas for participating.
Thank you for supporting National Women’s Health Week.