Women’s Health at CDC
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.