Women’s Health Week Pledge


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In honor of National Women’s Health Awareness Week, and in an effort to live a longer, healthier and happier life, I pledge to: Get Physical I pledge to recognize that small steps can add up to big benefits. Each week I will try to get at least 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate physical activity, 1 hour and 15 minutes of vigorous physical activity, or a combination of both. A federal government website managed by the Office on Women’s Health in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20201 1-800-994-9662 • Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

ET (closed on federal holidays). 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 10-16, 2020 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. For the entire week, women are encouraged to learn more about their health and take a pledge to take at one step towards better health.

Tips for Improving Your Health When you take the pledge, the Office on Women’s Health recommends specific areas of your health. Given that the leading causes of death among women are heart disease and cancer, she is wise to be proactive. She got a jump start on National Women’s Health Week May 9-15, by putting an emphasis on self care, and she has urged the women in her life to pledge to do the same.

I encourage all women to follow suit. We pledge to value women’s health because the physical, social and emotional well being of women is essential. We pledge to mentor youth in preparation for this world whether it is an internship, a camping trip, a job opportunity, or a scholarship because youth have great potential. Obesity can predispose women to a host of health issues, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes and stroke. By making a pledge during National Women’s Health Week to get active and eat healthy, women can take charge of their personal health and lower their risk factors for these serious diseases.

Pay Attention to Mental Health. For the 17th annual event, the Office on Women’s Health is promoting a National Women’s Health Week Pledge. When you sign up to participate, you can connect with other women in your area who are also stepping up to the challenge and improving their health and wellness. If I pledge am I obligated to participate?Women’s Health Week initiative brings partners together to help Indigenous girls Jean Hailes has teamed up with Women’s Health Week community partners, the Stars Foundation and Bonds, in an initiative that sees the donation of underwear to Indigenous girls and young women throughout rural and remote Australia.

Join the National Women’s Health Week celebration! Spread the word using the resources below. Ideas for celebrating National Women’s Health Week. Social media.

Logo and web banner. National Women’s Health Week fact sheet (PDF, 226 KB) Find a Health Center. Enter a city, ZIP code (such as 20002), address, state, or place.

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Local and national groups—including the Boston Women’s Health Book Collective, the National Women’s Health Network, and later the National Black Women’s Health Project and consumer lobbies for the treatment and prevention of breast cancer—began drawing attention to how the U.S. health care system failed women.

“Has Feminism Changed Science?” by Londa Schiebinger
from Has Feminism Changed Science?
by Londa Schiebinger
Harvard University Press, 2001

National Women’s Health Week is a weeklong health observance in early May, coordinated each year by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health.

“Investigating Social Problems” by A. Javier Trevino
from Investigating Social Problems
by A. Javier Trevino
SAGE Publications, 2014

Women’s health organizations encourage donating, getting involved by sending letters to legislators and helping to organize events, and educating oneself on women’s health issues.

“New Dimensions In Women's Health” by Linda Alexander, Judith LaRosa, Helaine Bader, Susan Garfield
from New Dimensions In Women’s Health
by Linda Alexander, Judith LaRosa, et. al.
Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2009

Three organizations stand out as emblematic of the women’s health movement: the Boston Women’s Health Book Collective (BWHBC), author of the now famous Our Bodies, Ourselves; the National Women’s Health Network (NWHN); and the National Black Women’s Health Project (NBWHP).

“The Moral Property of Women: A History of Birth Control Politics in America” by Linda Gordon
from The Moral Property of Women: A History of Birth Control Politics in America
by Linda Gordon
University of Illinois Press, 2002

Women’s Health Letter is a monthly, subscription-based newsletter for women over 40 written by health advocate and nutritionist Nan Kathryn Fuchs, Ph.D. It contains easy-to-understand, science-based articles of particular interest to preand postmenopausal women.

“The Estrogen Alternative: A Guide to Natural Hormonal Balance” by Raquel Martin, Judi Gerstung
from The Estrogen Alternative: A Guide to Natural Hormonal Balance
by Raquel Martin, Judi Gerstung
Inner Traditions/Bear, 2004

Women’s health activists responded to these and other crises by forming groups such as the National Women’s Health Network, an important advocacy organization.

“The Reader's Companion to U.S. Women's History” by Wilma Pearl Mankiller, Gwendolyn Mink, Marysa Navarro, Gloria Steinem, Barbara Smith
from The Reader’s Companion to U.S. Women’s History
by Wilma Pearl Mankiller, Gwendolyn Mink, et. al.
Houghton Mifflin Company, 1999

In the meantime, the National Institutes of Health has announced a $625 million Women’s Health Initiative, a study of more than 160,000 women to take place over fourteen years and intended to compile information on women and cancer, heart disease, osteoporosis, and other medical conditions.

“Encyclopedia of Women's History in America” by Kathryn Cullen-DuPont
from Encyclopedia of Women’s History in America
by Kathryn Cullen-DuPont
Facts On File, Incorporated, 2014

National Leadership Conference on Physical Activity and Women’s Health.

“Women's Health Care in Advanced Practice Nursing” by Catherine Ingram Fogel, PhD, RNC, FAAN, Nancy Fugate Woods, PhD, RN, FAAN
from Women’s Health Care in Advanced Practice Nursing
by Catherine Ingram Fogel, PhD, RNC, FAAN, Nancy Fugate Woods, PhD, RN, FAAN
Springer Publishing Company, 2008

These organizations included the Boston Women’s Health Book Collective, the National Women’s Health Network, and the National Black Women’s Health Project.

“Women and Health” by Marlene B. Goldman, Rebecca Troisi, Kathryn M. Rexrode
from Women and Health
by Marlene B. Goldman, Rebecca Troisi, Kathryn M. Rexrode
Elsevier Science, 2012

The success of the women’s health movement is reflected in the extent to which mainstream organizations and institutions, particularly federal agencies, have incorporated or adopted core ideas and created new opportunities for women’s health advocates.

“For Women Only!: Your Guide to Health Empowerment” by Gary Null, Barbara Seaman
from For Women Only!: Your Guide to Health Empowerment
by Gary Null, Barbara Seaman
Seven Stories Press, 2001

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