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Department of Health and Human Services's Office on Women's Health

The Office on Women's Health (OWH) in HHS is the government's champion and focal point for women's health issues and works to redress inequities in research, health care services and education that have historically placed the health of women at risk. OWH coordinates women's health efforts in HHS to eliminate disparities in health status and supports culturally-sensitive educational programs that encourage women to take personal responsibility for their own health and wellness.

Services: OWH supports numerous education and outreach initiatives targeted to women.

Data: The National Women's Health Indicators Database is an online data tool to benefit Federal, State and local health department employees as well as other health professionals, researchers, members of the press and consumers. The database can be accessed at It contains extensive health data from the year 2000 for the entire United States and it will be updated on a yearly basis. National, regional, State and county data are available, and the data can be stratified by gender, race/ethnicity and age concurrently. The database includes statistics on reproductive health, maternal health, mental health, prevention and other topics. Users can make their own tables and graphs out of any data in the database. The database also incorporates a mapping capability using ArcView GIS.

Publications: The Babies were Born to be Breastfed PSAs are available in a variety of formats, including television, radio and print advertisements. Many other publications are available on the Web site.

Office on Women's Health
Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Room 712E
Washington, DC 20201
202-205-2631 (fax)