National Women's Health Week is a weeklong campaign that is spearheaded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health to bring together communities, businesses, government, health organizations, and other groups in an effort to empower women to make their health a top priority and take steps to improve their physical and mental health and lower their risks of certain diseases.
These steps include:
- Getting at least 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate physical activity, 1 hour and 15 minutes of vigorous physical activity, or a combination of both, each week
- Eating a nutritious diet
- Visiting a health care professional to receive regular checkups and preventive screenings
- Avoiding risky behaviors, such as smoking and not wearing a seatbelt
- Paying attention to mental health, including getting enough sleep and managing stress
In the CNMI, observance of National Women's Health Week is being coordinated by the Department of Public Health's Maternal and Child Health Program. For more information about National Women's Health Week, visit http://www.womenshealth.gov/whw/index.cfm , or contact Ms. TaAnn Kabua at the CNMI Department of Public Health at 236-8703 or email