National Women's Health Week
National Women's Health Week 2023
Women’s Health, Whole Health: Prevention, Care and Wellbeing
Prioritizing women’s health, physical, psychological, emotional, and social wellbeing, has never been more important. During National Women’s Health Week (NWHW), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health (OWH) is encouraging women and girls to reflect on their individual needs and take steps to improve and maintain their overall health.
Some of the most common conditions that affect women include preventative health, health disparities, reproductive and sexual health, heart disease, physical activity, mental health and cancer. Focusing on the different aspects of your personal health, for instance nutrition, exercise, sleep, managing stress and preventive care, can help to improve your overall health for a healthier future.
Prioritize your health and learn more about the following women's health issues:
Women's Health & Aging: Expert Q&A
Date: Monday, May 15, 2023
Time: 1:00pm ET
Event Description: Many women experience changes in their health as they age. Join the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the Office on Women’s Health (OWH) for a Live Q&A on Monday, May 15th at 1:00 p.m., ET to hear experts discuss the latest research on popular women’s health topics including menopause, sarcopenia, cognitive health, and how to maintain your health as you age.
Watch: Visit the National Institute on Aging YouTube page.
Menopause & Optimizing Midlife Health of Women
Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2023
Time: 10:00am ET
Event Description: The 7th Annual Vivian W. Pinn Symposium honors the first full-time director of ORWH, Dr. Vivian Pinn, and is held during National Women’s Health Week. This event serves as a critical forum for experts across sectors to communicate and collaborate for the advancement of women’s health.
Providing the keynote address, “Menopausal Hormone Therapy: 30 Years of Lessons from the Women’s Health Initiative,” is JoAnn Manson, M.D., Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Chief of the Division of Preventive Medicine, Department of Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. A patient advocacy panel will discuss the patient perspective of menopause.
The objectives of the symposium are to:
- Familiarize attendees with state of the science related to our understanding of risk factors and mechanisms that lead to reproductive aging.
- Understand women’s unique morbidity and multimorbidity burden to identify points of intervention.
- Identify the needs of populations at risk for iatrogenic menopause (patients with germline inherited cancer risk) and early or complex menopausal symptoms (patients living with HIV, chronic conditions, and cancer).
- Identify priorities to address unmet environmental and other exposures as it relates to menopausal transition and symptoms in diverse populations of women.
- Understand current recommendations on menopausal hormone therapy prescribing including when to start and stop, and formulations and durations of use.
Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2023
Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm ET
Event Description: The HRSA Office of Women’s Health invites you to a webinar in celebration of National Women’s Health Week. The webinar is in partnership with the Bureau of Health Workforce, the Bureau of Primary Health Care, and the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy. The webinar will showcase how HRSA supported providers are increasing access to women’s health care providers in high need areas.