Women’s Health at CDC

About CDC Office of Women's Health

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The CDC Office of Women’s Health (OWH) promotes public health research, evidence-based programs, policies, and strategies to improve the health and safety of all women and girls. The Office serves as a central point for women’s health and raises visibility of risk factors and other conditions that impacts her health. OWH collaborates with leadership of CDC Centers, Institutes, & Offices, federal agencies, national organizations, professional associations, consumer groups, researchers, and others with shared interests, solutions, and priorities that advance the well-being of women and girls. OWH was established in 1994 and authorized by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in 2010.

The CDC Office of Women’s Health:

  • Establishes goals and objectives related to prevention, research, education and training, service delivery, and policy development for issues concerning women and girls.
  • Reports on current CDC’s women’s and girls’ health research, prevention programs, services, treatment, and public and professional education activities.
  • Represents CDC on cross-cutting issues.
  • Disseminates CDC women and girls health resources and guidance.
Page last reviewed: September 26, 2018