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National Women's Health Week

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will celebrate National Women’s Health Week (NWHW) May 8-14, 2011.  In conjunction with NWHW, National Women’s Health Check-Up Day will be celebrated on May 9, 2011, to encourage women to use the many high-quality preventive care services available to them at the Nation’s health centers.

Many national, regional, state and local organizations are already on board to ensure as many women as possible are reached during NWHW.  As front-line health care workers and communicators, you are uniquely positioned to play a critical role in this important national health awareness campaign.  There are many ways to participate.  You can host a health fair during the week of May 8-14, or partner with local providers to offer women in your community free health services, such as blood pressure checks, Pap tests, mammograms, diabetes screenings, or HIV testing.

NWHW offers yet another opportunity to increase direct health care services to those most in need. Free promotional and educational materials are available here.

National Women’s Health Week was extremely successful in 2010, resulting in more than 2,200 events and health screenings nationwide.  Please join us again this year to help thousands of women take steps toward leading healthier lives.

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