National Women’s Health Week (NWHW) is an annual weeklong observance that starts on Mother’s Day. It serves as a reminder to encourage women and girls to make their health a priority by taking care of themselves. The theme for 2021 is “Ending the epidemic and elevating women’s health.” Happiness starts with good health, and National Women’s Health Week has all the tools you need to get started.

About National Women’s Health Week

National Women’s Health Week occurs during the week of May 9–15, 2021. Women serve many roles in our communities and face unique challenges and health issues. The week features information on what steps to take for better health and ways to prevent developing conditions more common in women. This includes:

  • COVID-19 vaccine information
  • Tips for talking to your physician about your health concerns
  • How to identify and the importance of maintaining a healthy weight
  • Ways to stay active
  • Eating well-balanced meals and snacks
  • Mental health guidance and how to get help
  • Learn how to manage stress better
  • Practicing good sleep habits
  • Advice on kicking bad habits

You can participate by:

  • Continue to take steps to protect yourself from COVID following safety measures and getting your vaccine. Encourage loved ones to do the same.
  • Share ways you are prioritizing your health.
  • Use and share our NWHW promotional tools on social media with the hashtag #NWHW.
  • Use our online tool for customized tips for healthy eating and physical activity habits. Be sure to share it with your family and friends.

Find Your Health, Improve the Future Health of Women

Get started on your healthier journey with a quick questionnaire about why your health is important and what motivates you here. Women’s health issues are unique, thus requiring safe and effective options tailored to their diversity. Menopause, pregnancy, menstruation, hormone fluctuations, and body composition are a few reasons women’s health research is vital.

Advancing medicine starts with you

Clinical research studies provide a pathway for women to drive safer, more effective breakthroughs in medical advancements for conditions affecting women. As a participant in research studies, women make these advancements possible for future generations. To learn more about enrolling studies at Women’s Healthcare Research, call (858) 505-8672 or visit our website.

References:

https://www.womenshealth.gov/nwhw/about