The following content is provided by the Office of Women’s Health
About National Women’s Health Week
During National Women’s Health Week each year, millions of women take steps to improve their health. The week serves as a reminder for women to make their health a priority and build positive health habits for life. The 20th annual National Women’s Health Week kicks off on Mother’s Day, May 12, and is celebrated through May 18, 2019. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health leads National Women’s Health Week to encourage all women to be as healthy as possible.
What steps can I take for better health?
To improve your physical and mental health, you can:
- Visit a doctor or nurse for a well-woman visit (checkup), preventive screenings, and vaccines.
- Get active.
- Eat healthy.
- Pay attention to mental health, including getting enough sleep and managing stress.
- Avoid unhealthy behaviors, such as smoking, texting while driving, and not wearing a seat belt or bicycle helmet.
Why should I take these steps?
These steps are the foundation for a lifetime of good health. They can help you be as healthy as possible.
How can I participate in National Women’s Health Week?
The Office on Women’s Health invites you to:
- Take one or all of the steps above for good health. Learn more about healthy living by age.
- Spread the word using our social media and promotional tools. Use #NWHW and #31DaysofWellness in any social media messages you share.
- Organize events or activities in your community.
Visit https://www.womenshealth.gov/nwhw for more information on Women’s Health Week.