Take action to improve your health

4 happy, healthy women"The first important step is education… The second step on the road to good health is taking action… while the medical community can conduct research, and provide recommendations and guidelines on health-promoting behaviors, the ultimate responsibility for embarking on the road to a healthier and more hopeful life rests with you."

Excerpt from the American Medical Women’s Association: The Women's Complete Healthbook, written entirely by women physicians and other medical professionals.

Women's Health Task Force

A project of the National Council of Women's Organizations, The Women's Health Task force supports the work of NCWO member organizations to advance women's health and to promote NCWO's healthcare policy agenda. We also seek to provide a place where women can find accurate and easy-to-understand preventive health information.

NCWO Featured Programs

AWHONN’s Consumer Health Education Programs

The Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) offers expert-authored, peer-reviewed consumer education for women on its consumer health websites. www.Health4women.org provides information on women’s health issues and www.Health4Mom.org provides information for women contemplating pregnancy, newly pregnant or with a newborn. The www.Health4Mom.org site and its companion consumer magazine, Healthy Mom & Baby, guide women through all the trimesters of a healthy pregnancy and through their early months as moms.

NCWO affiliates show how new health reform law impacts women

Check out our Advocacy section to see what NCWO and a number of our affiliates are saying and doing regarding the new health law.

Check out the 'Health Resources' section of this site

The Health Resources section is intended to provide reliable, accurate information on health prevention and wellness generally. It includes information we have found to be particularly helpful on a variety of health issues. You can access it on the toolbar above or by clicking the hotlink that starts the sentence.

Special Thanks

The task force thanks Qiagen, Hologic, Sanofi Aventis and the Office on Women's Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for their generous support.