The Office of Women’s Health (OWH) coordinates women’s health-related activities across HRSA, strengthening the programmatic focus to reduce sex and gender-based disparities and support comprehensive, culturally competent, and quality health care. OWH’s goals are to:
The Office of Women’s Health works within HRSA and with other agencies in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to educate underserved women on the women's preventive services guidelines, which define services that health plans under must cover without cost-sharing.
The Office of Women's Health provides leadership and expertise in mobile health across HRSA, in alignment with goals in both the HHS and HRSA strategic plans. Efforts include
The Office of Women's Health convenes the Violence Prevention Workgroup through HRSA's Women's Health Coordinating Committee to raise awareness and address health issues for underserved women across the lifespan. The Violence Prevention Workgroup was instrumental in revising HRSA's Workplace Violence Prevention Policy and a series of webinars:
See also: HHS Policy Brief: Screening for Domestic Violence in Health Care Settings (PDF - 309 KB)
The Office of Women's Health also works with HRSA's health workforce development programs to build a workforce prepared to meet the needs of underserved women across the lifespan.