The HHS Office on Women’s Health and OMA are excited to recognize National Women’s Health Week May 9-15, 2021. This year’s theme, Ending the Epidemic and Elevating Women’s Health, is designed to encourage women to take steps to improve their health. These steps include continuing actions such as wearing a mask and social distancing to prevent COVID-19, scheduling missed health appointments, getting a COVID vaccine, reducing stress, and staying physically active.
HHS Office on Women’s health knows it’s not always easy to take steps towards better health, so they have developed tools and resources that can help patients create an individualized plan that works for them. A great way to get your patients started is to encourage them to reflect on their health goals and the things that can help them be their healthiest selves, especially during the pandemic. This year, it is extremely important for all women and girls, especially those with underlying health conditions, such as hypertension, diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular and respiratory conditions, and older adults, to take care of their health now.
To help spread the message, the Office on Women’s Health invites you to share resources with your patients and help spread the word on social media using #NWHW in your posts. Click here to learn about more ways you can support National Women’s Health Week.