Press Release Template
December 1, 2008
[INSERT ORGANIZATION] CELEBRATES NATIONAL WOMEN AND GIRLS HIV/AIDS AWARENESS DAY
[Insert city] - [Insert your organization] is joining the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in celebrating National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. On [insert date, insert organization] will hold a [insert event or activity i.e. a free blood tests, seminar, etc.] where women and girls in the community will be able to [insert details about what your event is offering].
National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is a nationwide initiative to raise awareness of the increasing impact of HIV/AIDS on women and girls. Families, health organizations, businesses, communities, the government and individuals come together to provide support, encourage discussion and educate women and girls about practicing safe methods and the importance of getting tested.
[Insert 2-3 sentences about your organization's event and how it is supporting National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day]
[Include a quote by spokesperson from your organization, or a local health expert]
"National Women's Health Week is important because it encourages women to make their health a top priority," says [Local Women's Health Expert, Title]. "Often times women are the caregivers for their families and forget to take care of themselves. With National Women's Health Week we remind women that they too need to visit the doctor, make sure their screenings are up-to-date and just take a minute to think about their health."
National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is being celebrated on March 10. For more information about HIV/AIDS among women and girls, please visit www.womenshealth.gov/NWGHAAD/. To find county and state statistics about HIV/AIDS, please visit www.womenshealth.gov/quickhealthdata. To learn more about [insert event name], please visit [insert your web site].
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This article was provided by U.S. Public Health Service's Office on Women's Health.