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U.S. Public Health Service's Office on Women's Health

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U.S. Public Health Service The Office on Women’s Health within the Department of Health and Human Services (OWH DHHS) is the government’s champion and focal point for women’s 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 women’s 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 Women’s Health is developing and implementing new programs and initiatives to improve women’s health in the United States and internationally.

In November 1998, OWH launched a broad-based web site for women’s health information -- the National Women’s Health Information Center (NWHIC), today’s "women’s health central" for Federal and private sector information about women’s 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 women’s health issues. It isn’t a substitute for medical advice from a health care professional. Our goal is to simplify access to the wealth of women’s 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 women’s health.

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