Health Matters for Women Newsletter

Health Matters for Women newsletter from CDC. US Dept. of Health and Human Services - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

August 2020

CDC Launches New “Hear Me” Campaign
CDC’s Division of Reproductive Health has released a national communication campaign that brings attention to maternal morbidity and mortality in the United States. Hear Her seeks to raise awareness of potentially life-threatening warning signs during and in the year after pregnancy and encourages the people supporting pregnant and postpartum women to really listen and take action when she expresses concerns.

Women, Caregiving, and COVID-19
CDC’s Office of Women’s Health releases guidance for women and caregivers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Two out of every three women in the United States are caregivers, meaning they provide daily or regular support to children, adults, or people with chronic illnesses or disabilities. Women who are caregivers have a greater risk for poor physical and mental health, including depression and anxiety. The COVID-19 pandemic can add even more stressors to caregiving. Here are some tips to help you manage caring for yourself and others:

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Page last reviewed: August 31, 2020
Content source: Women's Health