Office of Women's Health
The Office of Women’s Health (OWH) was established by legislation to address women’s health issues across their lifespan through forums, programs, and initiatives designed to educate the public regarding women’s health and healthy lifestyles. The OWH serves as a resource for information regarding women’s health data, strategies, services, and programs to include concerns relating to adolescent, reproductive, menopausal, and postmenopausal phases of a women’s life.
The Office of Women’s Health, resides within the Division of Public Health, Department of Health & Social Services, and is committed to the ongoing health and well being of all Delaware women and girls. The OWH’s dedication spans the lifetime of a woman, from adolescents through postmenopausal stages. The office has made significant strides in improving the health of Delaware women by partnering with other public health sections, such as Family Health Services, Screening for Life, DPH HIV/AIDS Program and the WIC Program. Additional community partners are the Breastfeeding Coalition of Delaware, Delaware’s Breast Cancer Coalition, La Red Health Center, Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Task Force. Some of the outreach programs are comprised of promoting healthy living through health fairs, literature, conferences, trainings and screenings. Accomplishments include increasing the awareness about cancer and other diseases, raising the numbers of breastfeeding mothers, and increasing the health and life expectancy of newborns in Delaware.
Women can make healthy changes for themselves and their families, but sometimes they can’t do it alone. The OWH wants to help. We are committed to encouraging women to learn more about things that affect their health and to engage in healthier lifestyles. With that in mind we have created a broad topic newsletter filled with health related links and information for women and girls. It features articles on health disparities affecting women, nutrition, adolescent health, menopause and more. Each newsletter features a message from a prominent Delawarean who works toward the betterment of women’s health. To read our current issues of the OWH newsletter or to inquire about how to receive the newsletter, click on the OWH Newsletter link.
Contact the Delaware OWH for questions or comments.
Office of Women’s Health Art Contest
What is a healthy woman? We may all have different ideas. The DPH Office of Women’s Health (OWH) invites you to express your vision of a healthy woman through art! All artists, amateur and professional, are encouraged to enter our contest - open from May 15, 2013 through August 15, 2013, with an original essay or two dimensional (2D) artwork depicting what they feel would represent a healthy women. Twelve essays and twelve 2D artwork entries will win and become a calendar to be published and distributed at the end of the year. To read more information on the contest rules and print the entry form follow the links below:
Please feel free to call us at the OWH if you have any questions.
For More Information:
- National information on women’s health
- National information on girl’s health
- Services for older women & adults with physical disabilities
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