Programs and activities

To achieve our mission, the Office on Women's Health leads a wide range of activities and programs that inform and advance policies, educate the public and health professionals, and support innovative programs.

Active Duty and Veteran Women's Health

An effort to increase awareness of the unique health needs of active duty and veteran women and to address the education and training needs of the health professionals who care for them

Assessment of Women's Behavioral Health in Energy Development Areas

A mixed methods study to examine the physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing of women in western North Dakota and eastern Montana within the context of local energy development

Breast Cancer Patient Education

An education campaign to inform breast cancer patients anticipating mastectomy about the availability and coverage of breast reconstruction and prostheses if they choose that option

College Sexual Assault Policy and Prevention Initiative

A cooperative agreement to put policies and practices in place that help prevent sexual assaults on campus

Female Genital Cutting (FGC) Community-Centered Health Care and Prevention Project

An initiative to prevent FGC in girls at risk and address the adverse health issues of FGC among women who reside in the United States

Health Information Gateway (formerly Quick Health Data Online)

An online system that provides state-level health data by sex, and race and ethnicity, to inform policies and programs

HHS Hypertension Innovator Award Competition

Innovative methods of blood pressure monitoring and follow-up in women during pregnancy and/or postpartum.

HIV Prevention Toolkit: A Gender-Responsive Approach

A toolkit to help program managers integrate gender into HIV prevention programs and support services for U.S. women and adolescent girls

It’s Only Natural

A campaign for African-American women and their families to learn more about the health benefits of breastfeeding

Make the Call. Don’t Miss a Beat.

A campaign for women about the seven most common symptoms of a heart attack and to encourage them to call 911 when symptoms arise

National Women's Health Week

OWH's annual signature health observance to encourage women to make their health a priority

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

OWH's annual observance to shed light on the impact of HIV and AIDS on women and girls

Provider Training Series: Helping Adolescent Girls Achieve and Maintain a Healthy Weight

A free accredited online training series that equips providers with evidence-based strategies for compassionate, targeted weight management and obesity prevention in girls

Reducing Disparities in Breastfeeding Innovation Challenge

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH), Office on Women’s Health (OWH) is seeking innovative ways to increase breastfeeding initiation and continuation rates and decrease disparities among breastfeeding mothers in the United States.

Stop, Observe, Ask, and Respond (SOAR): Combating Human Trafficking Initiative

An OWH-supported training for health care professionals to learn how to recognize and effectively respond to victims of human trafficking

Supporting Nursing Moms at Work: Employer Solutions

An online resource that provides businesses with cost-effective tips and solutions to support nursing moms at work

The IPV Provider Network: Engaging the Health Care Provider Response to Interpersonal Violence (IPV) Against Women

A grant program to test and evaluate the integration of IPV assessment and intervention into primary care, and encourage collaborations between health care providers and IPV service programs in the community

Trauma-Informed Care for Health Care Providers

Evidence-based, pilot-tested, and interactive clinical cases under development for health care providers to learn more about treating patients with a history of trauma

Women and Opioids

An effort to examine the unique prevention, treatment, and recovery issues for women who misuse opioids, which builds on HHS’s comprehensive five-point strategy to combat the opioid crisis