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About the Office of Women's Health


To advance health and wellness for women across the lifespan by leading and promoting innovative, sex and gender-responsive public health approaches.


Healthy women, healthy communities

Core functions

OWH provides leadership on women's health and sex/gender-specific issues. We work within and outside of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to improve the health, wellness, and safety of women across the lifespan. We accomplish this through the following core functions:

  • Provide subject matter and technical expertise to HRSA’s Administrator on health issues impacting women across the lifespan
  • Lead cross-agency collaborations with HRSA bureaus and offices and other federal and non-federal partners to address key issues of concern for women
  • Consult with organizations and key stakeholder groups to inform HRSA investments in women’s health
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