Texans are encouraged to show their support for Texas women and raise awareness during National Women’s Health Week, May 8–14.
Women’s Health Week is headed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health and kicks off on Mother’s Day. It serves as a reminder for women to prioritize their health and build positive, healthy habits for life.
“It is important to highlight National Women’s Health Week because it raises awareness for women’s health and prevention services,” said Nidaa Ekram, Healthy Texas Women program specialist. “Well-women checkups and prevention screenings can provide women with essential information to identify health issues early on and improve their health and well-being. Women should aim to visit their providers for a well-woman checkup every year.”
During Women’s Health Week:
- Take charge of your health. Schedule a well-woman checkup and any overdue preventive screenings. Encourage the women in your life to do the same.
- Get physical and nourish your body. Get active and focus on eating nutritious foods.
- Seek out self-care. Pay attention to your mental health, including getting enough sleep, managing stress, meditation, scheduling safe social outings — whatever helps you de-stress.
- Spread the word. Organize health-focused events or activities in your community. Wear your favorite shade of pink in support of Texas women and to raise awareness for Women’s Health Week.