Office on Women's Health Blog

HHS Details Multiple COVID-19 Testing Statistics as National Test Volume Surges

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that more than 59 million COVID-19 tests have now been completed nationally – averaging over 810,000 per day over the past seven days. Over the past month, the percentage of lab tests that were completed within three days was 45; over the last seven days, it was over 56.

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The Impact of the Pandemic on Pregnancy: A Research Response

Dorothy Fink, M.D., Diana W. Bianchi, M.D.

HHS is committed to strengthening maternal health and ending health disparities through research efforts that address life-threatening pregnancy complications.

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Leveling the Playing Field: Promoting Sports Activities During a Pandemic

RADM Felicia Collins M.D., MPH, FAAP, Dorothy Fink, M.D.

The YES Initiative supports collaborations to improve youth physical activity and nutrition via increased sports participation

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Assistant Secretary for Health Admiral Brett P. Giroir, M.D., Statement on FDA EUA Approval of the BD Veritor Portable, Rapid Point-of-Care Antigen Test to Detect SARS-CoV-2

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for a rapid, point-of-care, SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test BD Veritor Plus System. 

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The Nation's Doctor to America: #COVIDStopsWithMe

The U.S. Surgeon General and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today released a public service announcement (PSA) ahead of the Fourth of July weekend imploring Americans to take action and to remember: COVID Stops With Me. 

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Trump Administration Re-Establishes Ready Reserve Corps as Part of the United States Public Health Service

Today, the Trump Administration recognized and thanked the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps at its Headquarters, as the USPHS continues to deploy more than two-thirds of its force to support the fight against the COVID-19 public health emergency.

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Request for Information-Long-Term Monitoring of Health Care System Resilience

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) in the Department of Health and Human Services seeks to gain a more comprehensive understanding of how organizations, networks, non-federal government agencies, and other relevant stakeholders in the United States have operationally defined “resilience”

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Written Statement by ADM Brett P. Giroir to WHO’s 147th Executive Board

Thank you Chair, Director-General Tedros, Fellow Executive Board Members, Excellencies, I am honored to be with you today to participate in the WHO’s 147th Executive Board meeting as the Executive Board Member for the United States. 

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Improving Maternal Health Outcomes with a Focus on Physical Activity


An increasing number of pregnant women in the United States have chronic health conditions — such as hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease — that may put them at higher risk of pregnancy complications.

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Celebrating Active and Healthy Women and Girls During National Women’s Health Week

Honorable Nan Hayworth, MD, Member of the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition

This year we observe National Women’s Health Week in the midst of a global public health crisis.

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