National Women’s Health Week and Checkup Day
National Women’s Health Week (May 11th – 17th) and National Women’s Checkup Day (May 12th) provide communities, stakeholders and health care providers with the opportunity to focus on women’s mental and physical health concerns. To help women live longer, healthier lives and reduce the risk for certain diseases, providers and communities can promote:
- Regular checkups and preventive screenings
- Physical activity
- Healthy eating
- Improving mental health
- Avoiding risky behaviors (i.e. smoking or not wearing a seat belt)
Factsheets, events and activity planning resources can be found on the National Women’s Health week web page of Womenshealth.gov – http://1.usa.gov/RpstPy. Materials are also available on the Spread the word webpage – http://1.usa.gov/1mAjBk1 – to make it easy for people to what information about National Women’s Health Week with friends, family and colleagues, including pre-developed Facebook posts and Tweets, newsletter next and web badges.