Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH)
National Health Observances
National Women’s Health Week
ORWH coordinates National Women’s Health Week at NIH, with activities beginning on Monday, May 13. Read HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebeilius’ message about National Women’s Health Week.
National Kidney Month
Risk factors for kidney disease; race ethnicity and kidney disease; evaluating and managing patients with kidney disease and other informative resources are available from the National Kidney Disease Education Program.
Women’s History Month
Creating ORWH is one of many contributions by women to research on women’s health. Learn more about important ORWH milestones and the women who worked to accomplish them, as well as ORWH’s continuing commitment to research on women’s health.
National Heart Health Awareness Month
Take action. Prevent heart disease, the #1 killer of women. Learn more from the Heart Truth® campaign produced by the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute and other partners. Dr. Clayton, ORWH director, explains the unique qualities that can make women more prone to heart disease than men.
Archives of Events
- Comprehensive calendar of national health awareness days and months
From the National Health Information Center at healthfinder.gov. Healthfinder provides links to the associations and organizations that sponsor many health awareness activities.