It's never too early or late to work toward being your healthiest you. Nurses can lead the charge to improve the health of themselves and their patients.
Nurses, their female patients, and all women across the country will be celebrating National Women's Health Week May 14 to 20. National Women's Health Week is led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health. The initiative's goal is to empower women to make their health a priority. The week also serves as a time to encourage women to take steps to improve their health.
The 18th annual National Women's Health Week kicks off on Mother's Day, and is celebrated through May 20, 2017.
The National Women's Health Week website is full of resources and recommendations for better health. To improve physical and mental health, every woman can:
Go to the National Women's Health Week website to find out what additional steps you can take based on your age —20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, or 90s.
To participate in National Women's Health Week, The Office on Women's Health invites women across the country to:
Nurses and other public health professional can get their facility involved by hosting a health fair or offering free or reduced-cost health screenings for patients. Another fun healthy activity would be to organize a healthy cooking demonstration or fitness class.
National Women's Health Week is an opportunity to focus your commitment to advancing women's health and ensuring a healthy future for all our women and girls. Visit womenshealth.gov/nwhw for tools, resources, and more information on how you can participate.