National Women's Health Week

May 8-14, 2016 is National Women's Health Week!

National Women’s Health Week is a time to help women prioritize their health. May 8-14, 2016 is the 17th annual National Women’s Health Week. This year, HRSA’s Office of Women's Health is sharing how HRSA delivers for women.

Through grant-funded programs, HRSA helps women by providing:

Further, the Women's Preventive Services Guidelines make life-saving health screenings affordable and accessible to all women.

HRSA Delivers for Women's Health

See how HRSA and its partners deliver critical health services for women in this infographic (PDF – 216 KB).
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Access to Health Care (JPG - 88 KB)

Access to Health Care. 80% of women make family health care decisions — but many go without coverage for themselves. 9.5 million women have gained health insurance since 2013. 9.7 million women served at HRSA-funded health centers in 2014.

Maternal Health (JPG - 122 KB)

Maternal Health. In 2014, 2,018,259 pregnant women benefitted from the Title V MCH Block Grant Program. Working in partnership, the Title V MCH Block Grant Program helped to achieve improved outcomes for women in states across the nation. For example, there was a 60% reduction in the maternal mortality rate in California and a 12% reduction in smoking amount pregnant women across 13 southern states.

HIV/AIDS Treatment (JPG - 71 KB)

HIV/AIDS Treatment. In 2014, nearly 145,000 women were clients of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program. 80.1% were retained in care. 82.4% were virally suppressed.

Domestic Violence (JPG - 95 KB)

Domestic Violence. 1 in 4 women experience intimate partner violence (IPV) at some point in their life. 2.3 million home visits—which help reduce crime, including IPV—were provided by the Federal Home Visiting Program between 2012-2015. $345 million was awarded in 2016 to expand the Federal Home Visiting Program.

Cancer Prevention and Treatment (JPG - 136 KB)

Cancer Prevention and Treatment. In 2015, 231,840 women received a breast cancer diagnosis, and 12,900 women received a cervical cancer diagnosis. In 2014, women served by HRSA-funded health centers received 471,000 mammograms and 1.7 million Pap smears. Screening mammograms are in important tool in the early detection of breast cancer. Pap smears can detect signs of cervical cancer when it’s in the most curable stages. Since 1980, cervical cancer deaths have dropped by 49% in the United State largely because of early detection.

Voices - Women of HRSA

Watch HRSA employees  share how they got into public health and why they care about the programs at HRSA that empower and support women.

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Date Last Reviewed:  May 2016