Resources & Related Links
The links below take you to a selected number of federal government and non-federal government websites that include information and programs on women's health.
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.
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.
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 HHS National Women's Health Information Center (NWHIC) web page.
- Administration for Children and Families (ACF)
ACF promotes the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals and communities.
- 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 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.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
CDC works 24/7 to protect America from health, safety and security threats. As the nation’s public health protection agency, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same. Visit CDC Office of Women’s Health web page.
- 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. 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.
- National Institutes of Health (NIH)
NIH is the nation’s medical research agency, supporting scientific studies that turn discovery into health. Visit the NIH Office of Research on Women's Health web page.
- Office of Adolescent Health (OAH)
OAH supports and evaluates evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention programs and implements the Pregnancy Assistance Fund; coordinates HHS efforts related to adolescent health promotion and disease prevention; and communicates adolescent health information to health professionals and groups, those who serve youth, parents, grantees, and the general public
- 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)
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.
Department of Justice, Office of Violence against Women (OVW)
OVW administers financial and technical assistance to communities across the country that are developing programs, policies, and practices aimed at ending domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
Department of State, Office of Global Women’s Issues
The Office of Global Women’s Issues works to promote stability, peace, and development by empowering women politically, socially, and economically around the world.
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 Nurse Midwives (ACNM)
The American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) is the professional association that represents certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) and certified midwives (CMs) in the United States.
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
ACOG is the nation's leading group of physicians providing health care for women.
American Medical Women's Association (AMWA)
AMWA empowers women to lead in improving health for all within a model that reflects the unique perspective of women.
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.
Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA)
ADAA is dedicated solely to the early diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of anxiety disorders.
The Arthritis Foundation improves lives through leadership in the prevention, control, and cure of arthritis and related diseases.
Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP)
AMCHP is a national resource, partner and advocate for state public health leaders and others working to improve the health of women, children, youth and families, including those with special health care needs.
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.
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 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.
Lupus Foundation of America (LFA)
Through a comprehensive program of research, education, and advocacy, LFA leads the fight to improve the quality of life for all people affected by lupus.
March of Dimes
The March of Dimes improves the health of babies by preventing birth defects and infant mortality.
National Association for Continence (NAFC)
NAFC's purpose is to be the leading source for public education and advocacy about the causes, prevention, diagnosis, treatments, and management alternatives for incontinence.
National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition (HMHB)
HMHB is a recognized leader and resource in maternal and child health, reaching an estimated 10 million health care professionals, parents, and policymakers through its membership of over 100 local, state and national organizations.
National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV)
NNEDV works closely with its member states to understand the ongoing and emerging needs of domestic violence victims and advocacy programs.
National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF)
NOF is the leading health organization dedicated to preventing osteoporosis and broken bones, promoting strong bones for life and reducing human suffering through programs of public and clinician awareness, education, advocacy and research.
National Sexual Violence Research Center (NSVRC)
The NSVRC’s mission is to provide leadership in preventing and responding to sexual violence through collaboration, sharing and creating resources, and promoting research.
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 Center (NWHRC)
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.
UN women is the UN organization dedicated to gender equality and empowerment of women.
World Health Organization (WHO), 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 Sexual and Reproductive Health web page.
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