The links below take you to other federal government and non-federal government websites that include information on women's health.
U.S. Agency for
International Development, The Office of Women in Development (WID)
WID helps ensure that women participate fully and benefit equally from the U.S. development assistance programs.
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food
and Nutrition Service, Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women,
Infants, and Children (WIC)
WIC serves to safeguard the health of low-income women, infants, and children up to age five who are at nutritional risk by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating, and referrals to health care.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
HHS is the United States government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves. Also visit the HHS National Women's Health Information Center (NWHIC).
- Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
AHRQ is the lead agency charged with supporting research designed to improve the quality of health care, reduce its cost, and broaden access to essential services. Also visit the AHRQ Women's Health web page.
- Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)
ATSDR prevents exposure and adverse human health effects and diminished quality of life associated with exposure to hazardous substances from waste sites, unplanned releases, and other sources of pollution present in the environment.
- Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
FDA ensures that the food we eat is safe and wholesome, that the cosmetics we use won't harm us, and that medicines, medical devices, and radiation-emitting consumer products such as microwave ovens are safe and effective. FDA also oversees feed and drugs for pets and farm animals. Also visit the FDA Women's Health web page.
- Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
HRSA assures quality health care to underserved, vulnerable, and special-need populations and promotes appropriate health profession workforce capacity and practice, particularly in primary care and public health. Also visit the HRSA Women's Health web page.
- Indian Health Service (IHS)
IHS assures that comprehensive, culturally acceptable personal and public health services are available and accessible to American Indian and Alaska Native people. Also visit the IHS Women's Health web page.
- National Institutes of Health (NIH)
NIH is one of the world's foremost biomedical research centers and the federal focal point for biomedical research in the United States. NIH conducts research in its own laboratories; supports the research of non-federal scientists in universities, medical schools, hospitals, and research institutions throughout the country and abroad; helps in the training of research investigators; and fosters communication of biomedical information. Also visit the NIH Office of Research on Women's Health web page.
- Office of Population Affairs (OPA)
OPA provides resources and policy advice on population, family planning, reproductive health, and adolescent pregnancy issues.
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
SAMHSA improves the quality and availability of prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation services in order to reduce illness, death, disability, and cost to society resulting from substance abuse and mental illnesses.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
(VA), Center for Women Veterans
The Center for Women Veterans ensures that women veterans have access to VA benefits and services and that VA health care and benefit programs are responsive to the gender-specific needs of women veterans.
American Cancer Society (ACS)
ACS is dedicated to preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy, and service.
American College of Obstetricians and
ACOG is the nation's leading group of physicians providing health care for women.
American Medical Women's Association (AMWA)
AMWA is an organization of women physicians and medical students dedicated to serving as the unique voice for women's health and the advancement of women in medicine.
American Menopause Foundation,
The American Menopause Foundation, Inc., is the only independent not-for-profit health organization dedicated to providing support and assistance on all issues concerning menopause.
American Psychological Association (APA)
APA is a scientific and professional organization that represents psychology in the United States.
American Public Health Association (APHA)
APHA is the oldest and largest organization of public health professionals in the world.
American Youth Soccer Organization
AYSO is a nationwide, non-profit organization that develops and delivers quality youth soccer programs in a fun, family environment based on AYSO’s five philosophies: everyone plays, balanced teams, open registration, positive coaching, and good sportsmanship.
Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA)
ADAA is dedicated solely to the early diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of anxiety disorders. It seeks to promote professional and public awareness and understanding of anxiety disorders, increase the availability of effective treatment, reduce the stigma surrounding anxiety disorders, and stimulate research.
The Arthritis Foundation improves lives through leadership in the prevention, control, and cure of arthritis and related diseases.
Association of Women's Health, Obstetric,
and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN)
AWHONN serves and represents health care professionals and focuses on three areas: childbearing and the newborn; women's health across the lifespan, and professional issues.
Black Women's Health Imperative
The Black Women's Health Imperative seeks to improve the health of black women by providing wellness education and services, health information, and advocacy.
Chronic Disease Directors Women's Health Council (WHC)
WHC helps state agencies advance and protect the health of women across the life span through chronic disease prevention and control.
Endometriosis Association (EA)
EA is a non-profit, self-help organization founded by women for women. The EA is dedicated to providing information and support to women and girls with endometriosis, educating the public and the medical community about the disease, and conducting and promoting research related to endometriosis.
Hysterectomy Educational Resources
and Services (HERS Foundation)
The HERS Foundation is an independent non-profit national and international women's health education organization. It provides full, accurate information about hysterectomy, its adverse effects, and alternative treatments.
Jacob's Institute of Women's Health (JIWH)
JIWH is a nonprofit organization working to improve health care for women through research, dialogue, and information dissemination.
The LAM Foundation is the global leader in the fight against lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM), a progressive lung disease that affects women almost exclusively. The Foundation embraces women with LAM and their families, provides support and education, engages scientists and doctors, and raises funds for the study of LAM.
March of Dimes
The March of Dimes improves the health of babies by preventing birth defects and infant mortality.
National Women's Health Network (NWHN)
NWHN is a national public interest membership organization dedicated exclusively to women's health.
National Women's Health Resource
NWHRC is a non-profit organization that develops and distributes women's health information based on the latest advances in medical research and practice.
The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)
NAMS is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting women's health during midlife and beyond through an understanding of menopause.
Older Women's League (OWL)
OWL is a national grassroots membership organization that focuses solely on issues unique to women as they age and improves the status and quality of life for midlife and older women.
Our Bodies, Ourselves
Our Bodies, Ourselves, also known as the Boston Women's Health Book Collective, is a non-profit, public interest women's health education, advocacy, and consulting organization.
Society for Women's
Health Research (SWHR)
SWHR is a non-profit advocacy group that improves the health of women through research.
United Nations, Division for the Advancement of Women
The Division for the Advancement of Women advocates improvement of the status of the women of the world and the achievement of their equality with men.
World Health Organization
(WHO), Department of Gender, Women, and Health (GWH)
GWH brings attention to the ways in which biological and social differences between women and men affect health and the steps needed to achieve health equity. Also visit the WHO Reproductive Health and Research web page.
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Page last modified: May 14, 2009
Page last reviewed: May 14, 2009