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National Women's Health Week

May 11-17, 2014

National Women's Health Week Social Media Toolkit (text)

Join the Office on Women's Health in celebrating National Women's Health Week! Share these Facebook posts and tweets from May 1 to May 17, 2014. There are two types of messages: generic messages promoting National Women's Health Week and messages specific to National Women's Health Week's five key prevention messages:

  1. Visit a health care professional to receive regular checkups and preventive screenings.
  2. Get active.
  3. Eat healthy.
  4. Pay attention to mental health, including getting enough sleep and managing stress.
  5. Avoid unhealthy behaviors, such as smoking, texting while driving, and not wearing a seatbelt or bicycle helmet.

Timeline for NWHW social media messages

  • May 1–10: Lead-up messages to NWHW
  • Sunday, May 11: Kickoff to NWHW and Mother's Day messages
  • Monday, May 12: National Women's Checkup Day messages
  • Tuesday, May 13: Physical activity messages
  • Wednesday, May 14: Healthy eating messages
  • Thursday, May 15: Mental health messages
  • Friday, May 16: Healthy behavior messages
  • Saturday, May 17: Wrap-up messages

Promote National Women's Health Week on Twitter

Hashtags:

  • Use the #NWHW hashtag in any content that highlights National Women's Health Week.
  • Use the #CheckupDay hashtag in any content that highlights National Women's Checkup Day.
  • Use the #WellWoman hashtag in any content that highlights the well-woman visit.

Follow @womenshealth and retweet content for #NWHW that you find helpful.

Tag us: @womenshealth (or @SaludDLaMujer in Spanish).

Tweet the messages we've provided throughout May.

Promote National Women's Health Week on Facebook

Like the Office on Women's Health — U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Facebook page.

Like, share, or comment on content we post to our page.

Tag us: @Office on Women's Health — U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Post the messages we've provided throughout May.

Promote the National Women's Health Week Thunderclap

Support the National Women's Health Week Thunderclap! Thunderclap is a tool that amplifies a message by getting a lot of people to say it together. By joining our National Women's Health Week Thunderclap, you and others will share the same message at the same time across Facebook and Twitter. Please join the National Women's Health Week Thunderclap and ask your partners, friends, family, and coworkers to support the message, too.

Promote National Women's Health Week on Pinterest

Follow the Office on Women's Health Pinterest page.

Repin content we post throughout May.

Sample posts: Twitter

We encourage you to tweet some of the posts below. Don't forget to use the #NWHW hashtag so that everyone participating in National Women's Health Week can view your tweets.

May 1–10: Lead-up messages to National Women's Health Week

  • Join the Nat'l Women's Health Week celebration May 11–17! @womenshealth encourages you to find a Meetup: http://go.usa.gov/KSWY #NWHW
  • Celebrate #NWHW by gathering women in your community and starting a Meetup! http://go.usa.gov/KSWY
  • Learn what steps @womenshealth recommends for better health during Nat'l Women's Health Week: http://go.usa.gov/KSWQ #NWHW
  • Show your support for women's health! Donate a tweet to the Nat'l Women's Health Week Thunderclap: http://bit.ly/1pZvd2l
  • It's easy to support Nat'l Women's Health Week! Use your Twitter or FB account to join our Thunderclap: http://bit.ly/1pZvd2l #NWHW
  • This Nat'l Women's Health Week, pledge to schedule your #WellWoman visit: http://go.usa.gov/KSZx #NWHW
  • Nat'l Women's Checkup Day is May 12. Find out which screenings you need: http://go.usa.gov/KSWe #NWHW
  • #NWHW is a great time to learn about the benefits of the #ACA, like the #WellWoman visit! Learn more: http://go.usa.gov/KS8w
  • Nat'l Women's Health Week is your time! Celebrate by focusing on your health! http://go.usa.gov/KSWQ #NWHW
  • What pledges will you make during #NWHW? Take control of your health & sign up here: http://go.usa.gov/KSZx #WellWoman

May 11–17

Below are tweets you can use during National Women's Health Week. Each day is focused on one of National Women's Health Week's key messages.

May 11: Kickoff to National Women's Health Week and Mother's Day messages

  • Happy Mother's Day & Nat'l Women's Health Week! Learn how to take simple steps for better health: http://go.usa.gov/KSKF #NWHW
  • It's your time! This week is Nat'l Women's Health Week. @womenshealth encourages all women to focus on their health! #NWHW
  • It's Mother's Day & the start of #NWHW! Encourage the women in your life to take a pledge for better health! http://go.usa.gov/KSZx

May 12: National Women's Checkup Day messages

  • It's Nat'l Women's #CheckupDay! Take care of your health by scheduling your #WellWoman visit: http://go.usa.gov/KSkT #NWHW
  • Do you know what screenings you need at what age? Find out with this screening chart: http://go.usa.gov/KSWe #NWHW #CheckupDay
  • Thanks to the #ACA, women can receive their #WellWoman visit at no cost to them! Learn more: http://go.usa.gov/KSkT #NWHW
  • Have you scheduled your #WellWoman visit yet? Take the pledge for #NWHW! http://go.usa.gov/KSZx

May 13: Physical activity messages

  • #LetsMove! For Nat'l Women's Health Week, make sure you get plenty of physical activity: http://go.usa.gov/KSWQ #NWHW
  • Join women across the country and pledge to get active during #NWHW! http://go.usa.gov/KSZx
  • Get active now! Join the President's Challenge & start tracking your progress online for free: http://bit.ly/1jZX5Ek #NWHW
  • Check out the #NWHW Meetup page to see if there's a fun way to exercise near you! http://go.usa.gov/KSKd
  • Take small steps to be more active during #NWHW! Here's a tip—try taking the stairs instead of the elevator: http://go.usa.gov/KSkJ

May 14: Nutrition messages

May 15: Mental health messages

  • Pay attention to your mental health during #NWHW! Be sure to get enough sleep & manage stress. http://go.usa.gov/KSWQ
  • In celebration of Nat'l Women's Health Week, take time for you! It's important to care for yourself. http://go.usa.gov/KSKF #NWHW
  • Did you know exercise can help your mental health? Learn more for #NWHW! http://go.usa.gov/KSBG
  • Alcohol may relieve symptoms of depression & anxiety, but it can worsen symptoms in the long run. Learn more: http://go.usa.gov/KSBk #NWHW

May 16: Safe behavior messages

  • Stay healthy this #NWHW! Avoid unhealthy behaviors like smoking: http://go.usa.gov/KSZh
  • Are you a safe driver? Be safe by wearing your seatbelt & not texting while you drive: http://go.usa.gov/KSB4 #NWHW
  • Prioritize your health this #NWHW! Pledge to avoid unhealthy behaviors, like not wearing a bicycle helmet: http://go.usa.gov/KSZx
  • Take control of your health for #NWHW! Talk to your provider about reducing your risk for STDs: http://go.usa.gov/KSZH #NWHW

May 17: Wrap-up messages

  • As #NWHW closes, don't forget to get your #WellWoman exam, be active, eat healthy, focus on mental health, & avoid unhealthy behaviors.
  • Today is the last day of #NWHW! It's not too late to learn how you can take care of you and be healthier: http://go.usa.gov/KSWQ
  • Before May comes to a close, pledge to schedule your #WellWoman visit! http://go.usa.gov/KSZx #NWHW
  • It's not too late to pledge to be a healthier you! Join women across the U.S. and take the #NWHW pledge: http://go.usa.gov/KSZx

Sample posts: Facebook

We encourage you to post the following messages on Facebook in the weeks leading up to National Women's Health Week.

Tagging note: When posting Facebook messages, if you want to tag our page as suggested in the messages, please type out @Office on Women's Health — U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to activate the tagging feature. Copying and pasting the page name will not activate the tag.

May 1–10: Lead-up messages

May 11–17

Below, we have included Facebook posts you can use during National Women's Health Week. Each day is focused on one of the five key messages we encourage women to use to improve their wellbeing.

May 11: Kickoff to National Women's Health Week and Mother's Day messages

  • Happy Mother's Day and Happy National Women's Health Week! Take charge of your health this week by taking small steps to improve your physical and mental health. Learn more by visiting www.womenshealth.gov/nwhw.
  • Today kicks off National Women's Health Week! Each day, the Office on Women's Health – U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will share a different tip for improving your health, so stay tuned! Learn more by visiting www.womenshealth.gov/nwhw.

May 12: National Women's Checkup Day messages

May 13: Physical activity messages

May 14: Nutrition messages

May 15: Mental health messages

  • For National Women's Health Week, be sure to pay attention to your mental health. That includes managing stress, getting enough sleep, and taking time for you. It's your time! Learn more by visiting www.womenshealth.gov/nwhw.
  • Did you know that nearly half of all Americans have symptoms of a mental illness at some point in their lives? If you have symptoms, you're not alone. For National Women's Health Week, learn about the help available to you. www.womenshealth.gov/mental-health/help
  • Alcohol may help relieve symptoms of depression and anxiety, but it can cause harmful side effects and worsen symptoms in the long run. Find ways to cope with your mental health for National Women's Health Week by visiting www.womenshealth.gov/mental-health.

May 16: Safe behavior messages

  • National Women's Health Week focuses on encouraging women to stay away from unhealthy behaviors like smoking. Visit the Office on Women's Health – U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Facebook page and share what unhealthy behavior you try to avoid and how. www.facebook.com/HHSOWH
  • How safe are you being when you're in your car? During National Women's Health Week, keep yourself and others safe. Wear a seatbelt and don't text while driving. www.nhtsa.gov/Driving+Safety
  • Quitting smoking isn't easy, but you can do it. Learn what resources are available to help you or someone you love quit by visiting www.women.smokefree.gov.

May 17: Wrap-up messages

  • As National Women's Health Week comes to a close, what will you do to keep the momentum going? It's not too late to take simple steps for a healthier version of you. www.womenshealth.gov/nwhw
  • Today is the last day of National Women's Health Week! If you missed the steps to improve your health, visit the Office on Women's Health – U.S. Department of Health and Human Services website to learn about all five. www.womenshealth.gov/nwhw/learn
  • Preventive health is important to your good health! To celebrate the last day of National Women's Health Week, pledge to schedule your well-woman visit. www.womenshealth.gov/nwhw/learn/pledge/index.php

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