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National Women's Health Week (NWHW)

From the FDA Office of Women's Health

NWHW 2024

National Women’s Health Week (NWHW) is an annual observance that begins on Mother’s Day and encourages women and girls to prioritize their health. Each year, FDA Office of Women’s Health (OWH) chooses a theme to inspire women to learn more about their health and take action to live their healthiest lives.

National Women's Health Week 2024

This year, NWHW is observed May 12–18, 2024. NWHW is a reminder for women of all ages to prioritize their health. FDA OWH’s NWHW 2024 theme is Know Your Bones, to empower women to take charge of their bone health, including preventing and managing osteoporosis. It’s never too early or too late to protect your bone health.

Bone health is often overlooked until problems arise. While anyone can get osteoporosis—a disease that causes very weak bones that break easily—it is about four times more common in women than men. 

Prioritizing bone health is essential for maintaining overall wellbeing throughout life. Building strong bones during childhood and the teen years is important to help prevent osteoporosis later in life. FDA OWH encourages all women to use NWHW 2024 as an opportunity to be proactive and learn about their bone health now to help prevent osteoporosis. 

Learn more about the importance of bone health for women in our latest Knowledge and News on Women’s Health (KNOWH) blog post and download our osteoporosis fact sheet to learn more about risk factors, treatment and lifestyle changes you can make to lower your risk of developing this disease.

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OWH Osteoporosis meeting

Osteoporosis: A Perspective for 2024 (CE credits available)
May 16, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET 

Health care providers and public health professionals

We’ve compiled digital and print resources for you to share valuable information with your friends, family, community, and patients. 

DOWNLOAD - NWHW 2024 Social Media Partner Toolkit with resources for women and health care professionals, including sample social media messages and blog posts.

NWHW Toolkit Cover

Throughout the week, you’ll get to Know Your Bones better by learning about different osteoporosis-related topics on FDA social media channels. Follow FDA OWH on X (Twitter) and U.S. FDA on Facebook and Instagram to learn more about these topics. 

OWH 30th Anniversary Poster

Join OWH in celebrating 30 years of working across FDA to advance the understanding and treatment of women’s health conditions and expand women’s access to health and safety information

This National Women’s Health Week learn steps you can take for better health

To improve your overall physical and mental health:

HHS OWH NWHW Header Image

Visit the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office on Women’s Health (OWH) NWHW webpage to learn more about their theme for this year: “Empowering Women, Cultivating Health: Celebrating Voices, Wellness, and Resilience.

NWHW Ambassador Card - Kaveeta Vasisht

National Women's Health Week Ambassador

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