Health and Wellness
2018 National Women's Health Week
What steps can you take for better health?
Each year, the National Women's Health Week (NWHW), led by the Office on Women’s Health (OWH), is observed as a reminder for women to make their health a priority and build positive habits for life. This year's National Women's Health Week is celebrated from May 13 through May 19, 2018.
Promoting women's health is an integral part of WIC's mission. The NWHW website provides helpful resources WIC staff can use to reinforce their current activities and further promote women's health, such as:
- Social Media and Promotional Tools
- A set of recommendations, by age, that women can take to lead a healthier life
- A Health Quiz with eight scenarios to help women make better choices to improve their health
- and much more, including a health center locator
The WIC Works Resource System offers numerous resources WIC staff can use to promote good health for pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women that assist WIC Programs in their nutrition education, breastfeeding support and promotion, and referral efforts, such as:
- Publications, including tip sheets for pregnant and breastfeeding women
- WIC staff guidance and tools, such as VENA Guidance, WIC Nutrition Services Standards, and the WIC Substance Use Prevention Guide
- Links to WIC-relevant information from other federal agencies, such as
- CDC's Before Pregnancy - Preconception Health
- OWH's Health Problems in Pregnancy, It's Only Natural Breastfeeding Campaign, and Your Guide to Breastfeeding
- SAMHSA's Depression in Mothers: More than the Blues toolkit
- and many others covering topics including immunization, flu, Zika, food safety lead screening and more
Browse the entire WIC Works Resource System to find all the resources this site has to offer.