Let’s Commit to Ending Domestic Violence



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One out of every three women in the United States will experience some form of domestic violence in her lifetime. This is unacceptable, and we as a nation must do better. We can start by bringing the conversation out of the shadows. We must erase the stigma associated with domestic violence. That is why national Domestic Violence Awareness Month is so important … Read the full post

Doris Matsui, Congresswoman (CA-06)


Domestic Violence: A Provider Perspective



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Identifying current or past abusive and traumatic experiences can help prevent further abuse, lessen disability, and lead to improved health status. Because health care providers are often trusted resources in their communities, they are in a unique position to connect individuals who experience IPV with supportive local services — as HRSA’s Chief Public Health Officer (and family physician) RADM Sarah Linde knows all too well … Read the full post

Dr. Sabrina Matoff-Stepp, Director, Office of Women’s Health, Health Resources and Services Administration and Sarah Linde, M.D., Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Chief Public Health Officer


Shining Light on Violence Against Women



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Domestic violence has been in the news a lot lately. New research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows how staggering the problem is: over 38 million women in the United States experience violence at the hand of a husband, boyfriend, or other partner during their lifetime. Or another way to think about it: one in five women will experience IPV during her life … Read the full post

Dr. Nancy Lee, Director, Office on Women's Health


Breast Cancer Fast Facts



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Other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. Getting mammograms regularly can lower the risk of dying from breast cancer … Read the full post

CDC, Cancer Prevention and Control


Empowering Women Through Affordable Health Coverage



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Affordable, quality health coverage is changing women’s lives. Women like Betsy Furler, a health care professional and a mom in Houston, whose family couldn’t find affordable health insurance. Betsy used to take jobs just for the health benefits, while working to establish her own speech therapy business … Read the full post

Judy Sarasohn, Public Affairs, Department of Health and Human Services


Turning 26 Soon? Start Birthday Shopping for Health Insurance Now!



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Were you — or was someone you love — born in late 1988? Start birthday shopping for health insurance now! Why? Because turning 26 means you can no longer be covered under your parents’ health insurance plans … Read the full post

Dr. Nancy Lee, Director, Office on Women's Health


Reflections on the 30th Anniversary of the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act



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In 1982, I remember standing on the porch of the Crisis Center in Manhattan, Kan., with my four-year-old son and five-year-old daughter, waiting to meet the domestic violence advocate who answered my call for help to escort us to a local shelter … Read the full post

Marylouise Kelley, Ph.D., Director, Family Violence Prevention and Services Program, Family and Youth Services Bureau, Administration for Children and Families


Breast Pumps and Insurance Coverage: What You Need To Know



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We’ve got the information you’re searching for about breast pumps and insurance coverage … Read the full post

Dr. Nancy Lee, Director, Office on Women's Health


It’s On Us



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Today, I took a pledge to help end sexual assault on college campuses. As a woman, mother and the Director of the Office on Women’s Health, this is a deeply personal issue for me. Before I ask you to join me in taking this pledge, here are the facts … Read the full post

Dr. Nancy Lee, Director, Office on Women's Health


Suicide Is on My Mind



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I’m a survivor of suicide. For me, that means that I’ve attempted to end my life by suicide and survived the death of my aunt who ended her life with a gun … Read the full post

Kimberly Konkel, MSW, Associate Director for Health, Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships


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