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  • To identify, coordinate, and set statewide priorities for women's health programs, services, and resources;
  • To educate and advocate for women's health, providing statewide leadership for better access to and financing for health services, preventive screening, treatment services, and health education efforts;
  • To seek funding and partnerships from private or governmental entities for programs and initiatives;
  • To promote programs that are especially sensitive to the needs of underserved and disadvantaged women, and those with special needs;
  • To serve as a clearinghouse for information, current research and data and to assist policy-makers;
  • To provide leadership and mentoring opportunities for young women.

The Office of Women's Health works cooperatively with all of the divisions in the Indiana State Department of Health, encouraging a gender focus on health issues that impact all Hoosier women.