National Women’s Check-Up Day May 11
Led by theU.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health, National Women’s Check Up Day is May 11. Today marks the 13th annual Women’s Check-Up Day and its main mission is to encourage women to schedule their annual well visit today. Well visits are important to do once a year to discuss family history, family planning, and personal habits; schedule or receive necessary tests, including screenings for blood pressure and/or cholesterol; and to set healthy goals to be active and maintain a healthy weight.
About the Office on Women’s Health
Established in 1991, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Women’s Health was created to improve the health of American women. It’s mission is to provides national leadership and coordination to improve the health of women and girls through policy, education and model programs. To achieve their mission the office advances and coordinates a comprehensive women’s health agenda. This is inclusive of addressing health care prevention, conducting research, promoting both public and health care professional education and advocating for the advancement of women in health and scientific careers.
The OWH is asking women across the United States to take action today on May 11 and schedule a well-woman visit with your doctor or nurse, learn which screenings you need and at what age, review the many preventive services for women covered under the Affordable Care Act, ask your friends and family to participate and spread the word through social media. When participating on social media use the #CheckupDay hashtag. For more Social Media and Promotional Tools including Infocards, Logos, Banners, Fact Sheets, and Infographics, click here.