Ways to Celebrate National Women's Health Week
Below is a list of ways you can celebrate National Women's Health Week in your community. This list is just a tool to help you get started... the possibilities for celebration are endless!
Plan a health event.
Individuals and groups can plan activities to promote women's health during National Women's Health Week or any time of year. Learn how to plan everything from a health fair to a wellness walk with these tips.
Schedule a check-up.
Exams, screenings, and vaccinations can help provide information about your health. Take the time to get a check-up, Pap test, or mammogram, and encourage a family member or friend to do the same. National Women's Check-Up Day is the day after Mother's Day each year.
family history, and pass it on to other family members.
Knowing your family health history can help you take steps to lower your risk for developing health problems. Being aware of your family health history is an important part of a lifelong wellness plan.
health-e-card to encourage healthy living.
Let your friends, family, and others know you care about them and their health and safety. Choose a card for Mother’s Day, National Women’s Health Week, or other occasions throughout the year.
Join the WOMAN Challenge.
The WOMAN Challenge (Women and girls Out Moving Across the Nation) begins every year on Mother's Day. Thousands of women across the country embark on an eight-week physical activity challenge for better health.
Check for safety to prevent falls.
Each year, thousands of older Americans fall at home. Many of them are seriously injured, and some are disabled. Falls are often due to hazards that are easy to overlook but easy to fix. This checklist will help you find and fix those hazards in your home or the home of an older family member, friend, or community member.
Encourage pregnant women and new moms to sign-up to receive free text messages about having a healthy pregnancy and caring for a baby up to one year of age.
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Page last modified: April 23, 2012
Page last reviewed: April 23, 2012