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National Women’s Health Week (May, 2024)

National Women’s Health Week (May, 2024)

National Women’s Health Week – (May 12-18, 2024)

Each year, starting on Mother’s Day, National Women’s Health Week begins. This is a time to encourage women and girls to take control of their health. National Women’s Health Week (NWHW) 2024 theme is  “Empowering Women, Cultivating Health: Celebrating Voices, Wellness, and Resilience.”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the US Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office on Women’s Health (OWH), and District Health Department #10 (DHD#10) encourages women to take charge of their health journeys and shining a light on health issues unique to women. We’re celebrating the strength and determination of women who have taken control of their health and fostering an environment where all women feel supported and empowered to speak up about their health needs and concerns.

What can women do to prioritize their health?

  • Talk with their healthcare providers.
    • Regular check-ups, exams, and screenings are important.
  • Enjoy a healthy and balanced diet.
    • Learn the basics of healthier eating habits.
  • Get active.
    • Move more and sit less. Every little bit of physical activity helps. Start small and build up to 2 hours and 30 minutes a week. You can break it into smaller amounts of time, such as 20 to 30 minutes a day.
  • Prioritize their mental health and learn to cope with stress.
    • Keep your mind and body healthy. Research shows that positive mental health is associated with better overall health and well-being.
  • Practice healthy behaviors such as getting enough sleep, making time to unwind, avoid smoking, vaping, and the use of other tobacco products, etc.

DHD#10 is here to help. Several services are available such as breast and cervical cancer screenings, diabetes prevention programs, tobacco cessation programs, birth control, sexual health services, and immunizations. To learn more, visit or call 888-217-3904.

Quick Links

CDC | National Women’s Health Week
CDC | Women’s Health
OASH – National Women’s Health Week
DHD#10 Men and Women Immunizations Info