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National Women's Health Week: May 12 – 18, 2013

National Women's Health Week

Celebrate Women's Health Week and Stand up for Women's Well-being

Everyone has a role to play in women’s health. Women often serve as caregivers for their families, putting their spouses, partners, children and parents health before their own. As a result, women’s health and well-being becomes secondary. As a community, everyone has a responsibility to support the important women we know and do everything we can to help them take steps for longer, healthier happier lives.

From May 12 – 18, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is sponsoring National Women’s Health Week. The weeklong observance will connect communities, businesses, government, health organizations, and other groups to one another to promote women’s health and its importance. The celebration also empowers women to make their health a priority and encourages them to take the following steps to improve their physical and mental health and lower their risks of certain diseases:

  • Visit a health care professional to receive regular checkups and preventive screenings.
  • Get active & eat healthy.
  • Nurture healthy relationships
  • Pay attention to mental health, including getting enough sleep and managing stress.
  • Avoid unhealthy behaviors, such as smoking, not wearing seatbelt, or bicycle helmets and texting while driving.

Kick off Women’s Health Week with a female you love and learn more about National Women’s Health Week at

Last Reviewed: 5/3/13