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


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



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.



HPV VAX NOW Campaign

A campaign for young adults and their health care providers focused on improving young adult HPV vaccination rates in Mississippi, South Carolina, and Texas.


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


Maternal Health

As part of the Administration’s broader efforts to improve health in America, the United States (U.S.) Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is announcing its vision for ensuring the U.S. is one of the safest countries in the world for women to give birth.



Maternal Morbidity and Mortality Data and Analysis Initiative

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office on Women's Health (OWH) initiated an $8 million nationwide contract with Premier, Inc. to improve maternal health data and create a network of at least 200 hospitals to deploy clinical, evidence-based best practices in maternity care.


National Women's Health Week

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



National Women’s Blood Pressure Awareness Week

National Women’s Blood Pressure Awareness Week (NWBPAW) is a weeklong observance led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office on Women’s Health (OWH).


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



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


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