Health Care for Women

Last updated: March 1, 2015

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  • The Office on Women's Health (OWH) provides national leadership and coordination to improve the health of women and girls through policy, education and model programs. OWH in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) was established in 1991 to improve the health of American women by advancing and coordinating a comprehensive women's health agenda throughout HHS to address health care prevention and service delivery, research, public and health care professional education, and career advancement for women in the health professions and in scientific careers.
  • Illnesses and Disabilities as many as 1 in 5 of American women have a disability. This section of provides information and resources important to women with disabilities, as well as caregivers, friends, family members, and others.
  • National Center of Excellence in Women's Health The West Virginia University, Robert C. Byrd Health Science National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health will provide holistic (physical, spiritual and mental) health care to the women of West Virginia. We will be the number one resource, to women and all leaders in health care in the state of West Virginia. We will be one of the top 25 providers of women’s health in the United States. We will improve the health of the women of West Virginia and ultimately, all West Virginians.
  • Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN) was created in 1993 as a voluntary national organization to improve the health and lives of girls and women in Canada and the world by collecting, producing, distributing and sharing knowledge, ideas, education, information, resources, strategies and inspirations. [Canada]
  • "We're Women, Too: Identifying Barriers to Gynecologic and Breast Health Care for Women with Disabilities", by Lenore Riddell; Kathy Greenberg; Joan Meister; Jude Kornelsen. (.pdf) A very readable 48-page study and results by Canadian researchers of the British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH).
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