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External link Office on Women’s Health
The OWH was established in 1991 within the US Department of Health and Human Services. OWH coordinates the efforts of all the HHS agencies and office involved in women's health. OWH works to improve the health and well-being of women and girls in the United States.
External link Office of Population Affairs
The site has been revised and updated, offering resources about grants and funding, reproductive health, current initiatives and adolescent reproductive efforts.
External link Urban Indian Health Institute Launches Library Exit Disclaimer
This online library boasts links to electronic reports, fact sheets, journal articles and UIHI publications. The library primarily serves UIHI/Seattle Indian Health Board staff and Indian health organizations, but is open and searchable to the public.
External link New Approaches to Chronic Disease Exit Disclaimer
an NIH-funded multimedia consumer education Web site, offers in-depth, evidence-based information, resources, research summaries and original online exercises for patients to manage heart disease, diabetes and chronic pain. The site is available in English and Spanish.
External link Tweeting for Safety Exit Disclaimer
The National Resource Center on Emergency Preparedness and Cultural Diversity out of Drexel University is making its resources and latest news available through Twitter.
External link New Site Urges People to Rethink Drinking
Rethinking Drinking, a Web site from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, was launched in an effort to give information to lower people’s risk of potentially harmful drinking patterns.
External link Get your Family Portrait Online
My Family Health Portrait is a tool from the Surgeon General that allows users to create a family tree that includes each person’s health history, so necessary steps can be taken to combat the likelihood of disease.
External link eMAPA -- ethnic Specific Midlife Women's Attitudes Toward Physical Activity Exit Disclaimer
The eMAPA study is a NIH funded R01 study (1R01NR010568-01) on attitudes of midlife women from four ethnic groups [Hispanic, Non-Hispanic (N-H) White, N-H African Americans, and N-H Asians] toward physical activity while considering the relationships between their attitudes and their actual participation in physical activity within ethnic-specific contexts of their daily lives. Data will be gathered through an Internet survey and ethnic-specific online forums which will allow a national sample.
External link SHARE Cancer Support Exit Disclaimer
SHARE is a thirty-one year old not for profit organization offering survivor-led support to those affected by breast or ovarian cancer to ensure that no one faces breast or ovarian cancer alone. Drawing on their own experiences, cancer survivors help others address the many emotional and practical issues that arise from a cancer diagnosis. SHARE’s services include hotlines in English and Spanish, with capacity in 12 other languages, support groups, wellness programs, educational meetings, and advocacy activities. All programs are free of charge.
External link Office of Research on Women's Health
The Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH) serves as a focal point for women's health research at the NIH. Established in September 1990 within the Office of the Director, ORWH works in partnership with the NIH institutes and centers to ensure that women's health research is part of the scientific framework at NIH and throughout the scientific community.
External link Pregnancy Care for the Disadvantaged
Are you pregnant but financially disadvantaged? If you are pregnant, programs in your State can help you have a healthy baby. These programs offer medical care, support and advice for pregnant women, information about health insurance and other services you and your baby may need.
External link National Birth Defects Prevention Network's Population-based Birth Defects Surveillance Programs Exit Disclaimer
This web page contains birth defects resources grouped by state as well as national and HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) links.
External link CDC's Folic Acid Page
This page provides useful information on folic acid including FAQs, a list of cereals that contain folic acid, a folic acid quiz, information on the National Folic Acid Campaign and a section for health professionals.
External link National Birth Defects Prevention Network Exit Disclaimer
This web site offers a network formed to establish local, state and national birth defect resources. The focus is on surveillance and research, identifying prevention strategies, and assisting families and their providers.
External link March of Dimes Exit Disclaimer
Ever on the vanguard in research into birth defects, this organization provides a one-stop shopping platform that has something for everyone from the novice as well as the advanced user.
External link Birth Defects (from A-Z)
The information on this web page is categorized into useful chunks such as Diagnosis/Symptoms, Prevention/Screening, Coping and Specific Conditions. It is a great starting page for learning about birth defects.
External link National Institutes of Health Web Site for Child Health and Human Development
This National Institute of Child Health and Human Development site provides fast and easy access to a wide array of information, from child health, to developmental disorders, to women's health, to basic and clinical research. This site is useful not only to people who need health information; it's also a tool for scientists who need research information. It is intended for the general public, scientists, and the news media.
External link Breastfeeding - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Web Site
Both babies and mothers gain many benefits from breastfeeding. Breast milk is easy to digest and contains antibodies that can protect infants from bacterial and viral infections.

Read more about the benefits of breastfeeding by visiting CDC's breastfeeding home page.

External link Preconception Care - Start Preparing for a Healthy Pregnancy before it Takes Place
Preparing for a healthy pregnancy starts before the pregnancy itself. Use the resources on this web site as a guide for having a healthy and happy preganancy. The main goal of preconception care is to provide health promotion, screening and interventions for women of reproductive age to reduce risk factors that might affect future pregnancies.
External link NIH NHLBI Launches "The Heart Truth" Web site Dedicated to Women and Heart Disease
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) has launched "The Heart Truth", a Web site dedicated to educating women about the dangers of heart disease – the #1 killer of American women.
External link National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) Exit Disclaimer
Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, NSVRC serves as a central clearinghouse for information, research, data and statistics on sexual assault. NSVRC is project of the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape.
External link The National Domestic Violence Hotline Exit Disclaimer
1-800-799-SAFE (7233) *** 1-800-787-3224 (TTY) One call summons immediate help, in English or Spanish, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Interpreters are available to translate in additional 139 languages. The Hotline may be reached toll-free by phone from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The National Domestic Violence Hotline also links individuals to help in their area using a nationwide database that includes detailed information on domestic violence shelters, other emergency shelters, legal advocacy and assistance programs and social service programs.
External link Web site Offers "Tools to Help You Build a Healthier Life"
The National Women's Health Information Center offers a comprehensive collection of information, screening tests and checklists designed to help women maintain healthier lives.
External link Postmenopausal Hormone Therapy
This site contains new information about the risks and benefits of long-term menopausal hormone therapy, and other information related to women's health during and after menopause.
External link Women with Disabilities National Women's Health Information Center (NWHIC)
Twenty-six million American women are living with physical or mental disabilities. This site puts a wealth of useful information in one place for women with disabilities, caretakers, health professionals and researchers.
External link Stroke Information for African American Women
The National Women's Health Information Center provides Stroke Disease information for African American women, as well as links to guides, brochures and fact sheets about the disease.

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