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2021 National Women's Health Week

Women Strong!

What better way to celebrate moms in May than to help them make their health a priority. Take advantage of National Women’s Health Week (NWHW) – May 9-15 – to serve as a reminder to protect their physical and mental health and overall well-being. This is especially important during the coronavirus pandemic since those with underlying health conditions, such as hypertension, diabetes, or obesity can be at greater risk for severe illness from COVID-19

CDC offers suggestions and resources to get moving, enjoy a healthy and balanced diet, prioritize mental health, and practice healthy behaviors. You can find a number of other resources under these topics:

 

Physical Activity

 

Healthy Eating

 

Women, Caregiving and COVID-19

Two out of every three caregivers in the US are women.  As caregivers, they are at greater risk for poor physical and mental health, including depression and anxiety. CDC offers some tips to help women manage caring for herself and others.

 

Mental Health

 

More Women's Health Resources

CDC’s Women’s Health page also offers resources to promote women's health, such as:

From the Office on Women's Health, find an extensive list of free, downloadable resources covering topics such as:

American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) women can register for the Women’s Health LISTSERV, a free email newsletter to help communicate women’s health issues.

Explore the many topics and resources available on the WIC Works Resource System and WIC Breastfeeding Support sites WIC staff can use to promote good health for pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum participants.

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