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The National Women's Health Information Center—"womenshealth.gov"


Description

The National Women's Heath Information Center (NWHIC) provides a gateway to the vast array of Federal and other women's health information resources. This Web site can help users link to, read, and download a wide variety of materials related to women's health developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), other Federal agencies, and private sector organizations.

The Web site includes the following major sections: 

  • About womenshealth.gov
  • About the HHS Office on Women's Health
  • Health topics (frequently asked questions)
    • Adolescent health
    • Autoimmune diseases
    • Cancer, cancer treatment, cancer detection
    • Circulatory system
    • Diabetes
    • Environment
    • Heart/lung conditions and stroke
    • Kidney and urinary tract/bladder disorders
    • Mental health
    • Special groups (female genital cutting, lesbian health)
    • Nutrition and physical activity
    • Older women
    • Other diseases and dsorders (chronic fatigue syndrome, viral hepatitis, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome)
    • Pain (chronic conditions and treatment)
    • Pregnancy and reproductive health
    • Preventive care and screenings
    • Sexually transmitted diseases
    • Skin conditions
    • Sleep disorders
    • Violence against women 
  • Government health organizations
  • Publications (online and printed) 
  • Health tools
    • Mom-to-be tools
    • Quit smoking tools
    • Heart health tools
    • Food and diet tools
    • Immunizations and screenings
    • Symptoms and tests
    • Working with your doctor or nurse
    • State and local resources
    • Dictionaries and journals 
  • Statistics
    • Quick health data online
  • Campaigns and events
  • Funding opportunities
  • Information for the media
  • Information for providers
    • Announcements and events
    • Clinical trials
      • Resources for patients
      • Resources for providers
    • Continuing Medical Education (CME)
    • Cultural competency
      • Cultural responsiveness
      • Ethnomedicine
      • Female migrant workers' health
      • Homeless women's health
      • Immigrant women's health
      • Transcultural health and nursing
  • Links to patient resources
  • Healthy People 2010
  • Journals and publications
  • Medications and treatment
    • Drug resources
    • Complementary and alternative medicine
  • Links to practice guidelines
  • Resources in Spanish

This Web site also provides links to Today's Health News, a section showing new and updated Web site sections and links to featured health information, articles, and other resources. By calling the toll-free number provided on the home page, users can contact the NWHIC call center to obtain additional information on topics of interest.

Links to the Tool:
This tool is available at: http://www.womenshealth.gov/

Developer

National Women's Health Information Center

Funding Sources

Office on Women's Health; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


QualityTool Topic

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History

  • Release Date: 02/2004
  • Original Summary: 02/2004
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Last updated: November 14, 2012.