The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health leads National Women’s Health Week to encourage all women to be as healthy as possible. During National Women’s Health Week each year, millions of women take steps to improve their health. The week serves as a reminder for women to make their health a priority and build positive health habits for life. HOCC’s Annual Health Fair on May 8th this year kicks off both the annual National Women’s Health Week and Mother’s Day,

During National Women’s Health Week (NWHW), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health (OWH) encourages women and girls to reflect on their individual health needs and take steps to improve their overall health. Whether you continue your current activities or find new ones, now is a great time for all women and girls to focus on better health, especially those with underlying health conditions, such as hypertension, diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular and respiratory conditions, and women 65 years and older. National Women’s Health Week is also a great time for family, friends, and the greater community to take actions to support women and help them achieve the best health possible.

HOCC acknowledges the NWHW by encouraging all women to visit their health care professionals to receive or schedule a checkup. As part of HOCC’s mission, we promote regular checkups with health screenings and routine care which in turn will help women lower their risks of many health conditions through early detection of heart disease, diabetes, Hepatitis-C, cancer, mental health illnesses, sexually transmitted infections, HIV infection, and other conditions.

HOCC also reaches out each year to  our collaborating health care partners and organizations to join our Annual Health Fair in May.  For our Health Fair, we have invited our sponsors and partners in health care to join us and directly share with women about their services, programs, and research initiatives for women within their organizations. This year on Wednesday, May 8th from 12:00pm to 1:30pm we have planned a virtual program with 12 health care centers, organizations, and YOU ARE INVITED!


Follow the links below to connect to more information about Steps for Better Health:

*HOCC on Women’s Health

* National Women’s Checkup Day – Take Time to Care, TODAY!

* Screening Tests for Women

* Preventive care benefits for women 

* Recommended Screening Guide for Healthy Women file:///C:/Users/Owner/Downloads/womens_health_passport_chart%20(3).pdf

* The Importance of Including Women in Research: