National Women's Health Week

May 10–16, 2020

About National Women's Health Week

Women exercising

National Women’s Health Week (NWHW) is a weeklong health observance led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health (OWH). The week May 10-16, 2020 serves as a reminder for women and girls, especially during the outbreak of COVID-19, to make their health a priority and take care of themselves. It is extremely important for all women and girls, especially those with underlying health conditions, such as hypertension, diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular and respiratory conditions, and women 65 years and older, to take care of your health now.

What steps can I take for better health?

The Office on Women’s Health encourages women and girls to:

How can I take these steps?

It's not always easy to take steps for better health, and every woman has her own approach. The key is to find what works for you. A great way to do that is to reflect on your health goals, what motivates you, and what's holding you back from being your healthiest you. Use our online tool to uncover personalized tips to help you take the next step on your health journey. Get started today!

How can I participate in National Women's Health Week?

The Office on Women's Health invites you to:

  • Share what steps you're taking for good health at every age. Use our social media and promotional tools. Use #NWHW and #FindYourHealth in any social media messages you share.
  • Organize events or activities in your community.
  • Use our online tool for customized tips to improve your healthy eating and physical activity habits.
  • Share the tool with your friends and family to help them take the next step on their personal health journeys.