Celebrate National Women’s Health Week
National Women’s Health Week kicks off each year on Mother's Day. The week is designed to highlight women’s health issues and encourages women to take simple steps to live a longer, healthier, and happier life.
The week also includes a celebration of Women’s Check-Up Day to promote health screenings. For more information on National Women’s Health Week, visit WomensHealth.gov.
OWH would like to encourage groups and individuals to order any of the free OWH fact sheets and brochures for use during women’s health week activities.
The Directors of Heath Promotion and Education Health Equity Internship Program (DHPEP)
DHPEP is a not-for-profit organization that aims to strengthen the academic and professional development of minority students and recruit minorities in public health education. This spring the Office of Women’s Health served as a host site for a participant in this program. Ronique Evans is a graduating senior at Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, AL. She spent the duration of her program working to assess the utilization of the Office of Women’s Health face book site for targeted health messaging. The intern formulated a survey, collected the data, and compiled her findings in a presentation, the Utilization of Social Media for Targeted Health Messaging. These findings will be presented to staff of the National DHPE program. She will also present the findings during the June 2012 Office of Women’s health Advisory Board meeting in Montgomery, Alabama.
Pregnancy Exposure Registry
The Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Office of Women's Health has updated its web listing of pregnancy exposure registries. Pregnancy exposure registries are prospective observational studies that collect information on women who take medication during pregnancy. These studies provide important information on the effects of drug exposure on fetal development.
The FDA pregnancy exposure registry page provides links to over 35 registries for specific medical products and medical conditions including HIV/AIDS, epilepsy, and cancer. All the drugs or vaccines used in a specific disease registry are also listed.
To access the list and learn more about pregnancy exposure registries, visit the FDA's Pregnancy Exposure Registries.