May is Women’s Health Month

The Society for Public Health Education is highlighting May as Women’s Health Month. Addressing the unique challenges to women’s health, they emphasize ways to get active, eat healthy, and avoid unhealthy behaviors, particularly important while safe sheltering during the COVID outbreak.
A variety of health observances this month focus on women’s health: it’s National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month, as well as Lupus Awareness Month. Mother’s Day kicks off Women’s Health Week; the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has put together a variety of resources and information to help women get and stay healthy.
May 31st marks World No Tobacco Day. The National Cancer Institute and the National Institutes of Health discuss the unique challenges women face when quitting.
Explore a variety women’s health issues in the RocHealthData map room. View regional data about osteoporosis, smoking rates, poverty level, and the many issues faced by women 65 and older.

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