National Women’s Health Week 2021 from May 9-15 serves as a reminder for all women, everywhere, “to make their health a priority and take care of themselves”.

National Women’s Health Week 2021

What is the (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health) National Women’s Health Week?

In About National Women’s Health Week: “Ending the Epidemic and Elevating Women’s Health” the Office on Women’s Health (OWH) explain:

National Women’s Health Week 2021“National Women’s Health Week (NWHW) is a weeklong health observance led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health (OWH). The week May 9-15, 2021 serves as a reminder for women and girls, especially during the outbreak of COVID-19, to make their health a priority and take care of themselves. It is extremely important for all women and girls, especially those with underlying health conditions, such as hypertension, diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular and respiratory conditions, and women 65 years and older, to take care of your health now”.

National Women’s Health Week 2021

What does National Women’s Health Week 2021 encourage women to do?

In About National Women’s Health Week: What Steps Can I Take for Better Health? the OWH elaborate on:

National Women’s Health Week 2021

  • “Take care of your physical and mental health
  • When the COVID-19 vaccine is available to you, schedule your appointment and…
  • Talk to your doctor, nurse, nurse practitioner, and/or practitioner assistant:
    • About the COVID vaccine and…
    • About preventive care such as PAP smears, mammograms, bone density scans, stress tests, cholesterol screenings, blood pressure screenings, physical exams, and other preventive health screenings that you may have missed during the pandemic
    • If stress, anxiety, or depression is getting in the way of your daily activities; or…
    • If your child has missed any recommended check-ups or vaccinations during COVID-19…
  • Maintain a healthy weight…
  • Get and stay active…
  • Eat well-balanced meals and snacks…
  • Take care of your mental health
  • Seek help if you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence…
  • Find healthy ways to manage stress…
  • Practice good sleep habits…
  • Monitor alcohol intake and avoid illicit drugs, including drugs that are not prescribed to you
  • Look out for your lungs…”.

Four Evidence-Based Keys

What are four evidenced-based keys for women?

In Celebrating Women’s Health Week! the OWH:

National Women’s Health Week 2021 Below are four evidence-based keys to ending the pandemic and elevating your health right now:

  1. Get the COVID-19 vaccine and other catch-up vaccines…
  2. Make a plan to schedule postponed medical care
  3. Evaluate your calcium and vitamin D intake with the help of your healthcare provider…
  4. Protect your heart…”.

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Last Updated: 12 May 2021 – Last Revised: 07 May 2021
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