U.S. Public Health Service's Office on Women's Health
Index of articles from U.S. Public Health Service's Office on Women's Health
The Office on Womens Health within the Department of Health and Human Services (OWH DHHS) is the governments champion and focal point for womens health issues. The Office works to redress the inequities in research, health care services, and education that have placed the health of women at risk, coordinating womens health research, health care services, policy, and public and health care professional education across the agencies of the HHS, collaborating with other government organizations, and consumer and health care professional groups. The Office on Womens Health is developing and implementing new programs and initiatives to improve womens health in the United States and internationally.
In November 1998, OWH launched a broad-based web site for womens health information -- the National Womens Health Information Center (NWHIC), todays "womens health central" for Federal and private sector information about womens health for the public, health care professionals, medical researchers, educators and the media.
Remember, the material contained on NWHIC is intended to help educate and inform you about womens health issues. It isnt a substitute for medical advice from a health care professional. Our goal is to simplify access to the wealth of womens health information available in print and on-line from the Federal government and the public sector and to let you know how we are working in the Department of Health and Human Services to improve womens health.
A complete listing of U.S. Public Health Service's Office on Women's Health fact sheets is available at http://womenshealth.gov/