It’s that time again,
it’s almost National Women’s Health Week (NWHW)!
First things first, what is NWHW? The week serves as a reminder for women to make their health a priority and build positive health habits for life. The 19th annual National Women's Health Week kicks off on Mother's Day, May 13, and is celebrated through May 19, 2018. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women’s Health (OWH) leads National Women’s Health Week to encourage all women to be as healthy as possible.
How can you promote and support National Women’s Health Week? OWH has made it easy!
Use these sample social media posts to promote NWHW!
Sunday, May 13: Kickoff
- It’s #MothersDay and the start of National Women’s Health Week. We’re reminiscing on words of wisdom. What advice did you get from the mother figures in your life about your health? #NWHW #WhatIWishIdKnown https://go.
- How much added sugar should you really have each day? Take the National Women’s Health Week quiz to find out. #NWHW https://go.usa.gov/xQ98v
Monday, May 14: Annual checkup
- Need help meeting your health goals? Scheduling your annual well-woman visit is a great first step! #NWHW https://go.usa.gov/xQbdN
Tuesday, May 15: Get active
- How much hustle do you need to build the muscle? Aim for 30 minutes of exercise every day. That’s only 2% of your day! #NWHW https://go.usa.gov/xQbd3
Wednesday, May 16: Eat healthy
- It’s never too late to improve your eating habits! Have fruit for dessert or swap soda for water with lemon. Make ONE small change today to improve your eating habits. #NWHW https://go.usa.gov/xQbd3
Thursday, May 17: Pay attention to mental health
- It’s OK to ask for help. Talk to your doctor if anxiety, depression, or another issue is getting in the way of your daily life. #NWHW https://go.usa.gov/xQbd3
Friday, May 18: Avoid unhealthy behaviors
- Behind the wheel? Keep yourself and others safe by following two simple steps: Put your phone away and buckle up. #NWHW https://go.usa.gov/xQbd3
Saturday, May 19: Wrap-up messages
- #WhatIWishIdKnown: What’s your advice on living your healthiest life during #NWHW and beyond? Share your best tips! https://go.usa.gov/xQbdN
What are YOU doing for National Women’s Health Week? We’d love to know! If you are hosting any events or activities, or would like copy of the official 2018 NWHW toolkit, please contact Sarah Shrimplin Yacoub (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Region 3 Women's Health CoordinatorSarah Shrimplin-Yacoub, M.P.H.email@example.com
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) in Region 3 consisting of states DE, MD, PA, VA, WV, and Washington, DC.