Office of Women's Health


Welcome to the Indiana State Department of Health’s Office of Women’s Health webpage. The Office of Women’s Health (OWH) is pleased that you have chosen to learn about how our state is working to help improve the health of women. We believe that every woman should have access to free, up-to-date and reliable resources to find out information about her health. The Office of Women’s Health wants to ensure that each woman and girl in Indiana is aware of her own health status, risks and goals, and can achieve optimal health through access, education and advocacy. Our website is inclusive of all OWH’s programs, and has a page of resources to help guide you in improving your health. Thank you for visiting our site, and we wish you good health!

Women's Health Groups and Organizations Across Indiana

The OWH has built an interactive map that provides you with local resources that have female membership or serve women in Hoosier communities. Click on your county to find organizations located near you, as well as groups and organizations that can serve you in your community.

Our map is always growing and is not inclusive of all women-focused services or groups in Indiana. If you or your organization are interested in being added to this map, or you need to update currently listed information on the map, please email the Office of Women's Health at OWH@isdh.in.gov for the informational form.

 

 

2018 National Women's Health Week

National Women's Health Week (NWHW) has finally arrived! The 19th annual National Women's Health Week kicked off on May 13, 2018 and will be celebrated through May 19, 2018. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health (OWH) leads National Women's Health Week to encourage all women to be as healthy as possible. The week serves as a reminder for women to make their health a priority and build positive health habits for life. See below for details of how organizations are promoting this message through the region and across the nation!

Monday, May 14, 2018

  • "What I Wish I'd Known" a Region 5 Women's Health Twitter Chat @ noon EST

    • The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services' Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health Region 5 Women's Health and the Office of the Regional Director for Region 5 (states: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI) will be hosting a twitter chat to hear from women the small steps they take every day to live a healthier life. They will also be joined by local organizations who will share how they make women’s health a priority. Use the hashtag #NWHWReg5 to join in the conversation.
  • "The Opioid Crisis: Addressing the Unique Needs of Women" Webinar @ noon - 1:30pm EST

    • This national webinar, planned in collaborative by a number of entities within the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, does not require registration. On the date of the event, access the webinar here and for audio dial 800-369-1992, Participant Code: 7390786

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

  • "Promoting Survivor Wellness: Domestic Violence Advocacy and Women's Health" Webinar @ 1pm EST

    • This webinar hosted by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, will feature an array of speakers including the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services' Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health Region 8 Women's Health (states: CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY). Learn more and register here.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

  • "The Great Debate: What is Enough...Women in Clinical Trials" Webinar @ 1pm - 2:30pm EST

    • This event, organized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Office on Women's Health, will begin with a Keynote by FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb. The debate will center on the challenges and complexity of the question “What is enough?” when determining participation of women in cardiovascular disease clinical trials. Learn more and access the webinar here.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

  • “Advice to My Younger Heart” Twitter Chat @ 2pm EST

    • In honor of National Women’s Health Week, WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women With Heart Disease (@WomenHeartOrg), is hosting a Twitter Chat, “Advice to My Younger Heart.” They’ll be raising awareness of risks and disparities women face with heart disease, and featuring heart-healthy advice women would share with their younger selves.

  • "It's a Fact: PrEP can Work!" a Region 10 Women's Health Webinar @ 5pm - 5:30pm EST

    • Join the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services' Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health Region 10 Women's Health (states: AZ, CA, HI, NV, American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Palau) and Dr. Kimberly Koester from University of California for what Region 10 calls a "WeBytes webinar: 30 minute webinars for the busy public health profession." No registration is required for this event. At webinar start, access the webinar here and for audio dial (888) 989-4396, Participant Passcode: 3250812

Friday, May 18, 2018

  • "Maternal Vaccinations: Recommendations and Best Practices" a Region 10 Women's Health Webinar @ 2pm-3:15pm EST

    • Join the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services' Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health Region 9 Women's Health (states: AK, ID, OR, WA) for this educational opportunity featuring speakers from the University of Washington and Southcentral Foundation and the Alaska Native Medical Center. This webinar will include maternal vaccination recommendations, timing, importance of vaccinations, safety concerns, coverage rates, and research highlights. Additionally, the webinar will cover best practices in clinical settings with an emphasis on rural/remote settings, barriers to promoting maternal immunizations, and regional highlights, such as outbreaks. Learn more and register here

News to Use

There are many people and organizations in our state working toward improving the health of Hoosier women and families. Join them for the 2018 events listed below!

11/14 - Indiana State Department of Health - 2018 Labor of Love Infant Mortality Summit

Keep up with OWH!

  • Visit the Office of Women’s Health webpage for regular updates on women’s health-related issues and community services and programs that help promote women’s health and wellness across the state.

  • Follow OWH on Twitter @INWomensHealth for daily updates on women’s health facts and resources.

  • Subscribe below to receive the OWH Wellness Watch newsletter, a monthly e-newsletter with information on many women's health issues and upcoming health-related events in Indiana. Click here to view past newsletters.

 

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