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 model programs.

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



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


Impact Assessment on Behavioral Health

A mixed methods study to examine the impact of the Bakken oil development on the physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing of women in western North Dakota and eastern Montana



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



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 the HHS Secretary's Initiative aimed at reducing prescription opioid and heroin related overdose, death, and dependence