National Women’s Health Information Center (NWHIC)

NWHIC is the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ gateway to women’s health information via a web site (www.womenshealth.gov) and toll-free number (1-800-994-9662), including a TDD line (1-888-220-5446).  Services include:


1.       Database searches on over 800 health topics

2.       Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on different health topics; 85 in English and 37 in Spanish

3.       19 specialty sections including most recently updated, Health Professionals

4.       Health news delivered and refreshed on the home page on a daily basis

5.       Monthly e-newsletter to 16,641 consumers and health care providers

6.       Print and online materials available in English, Spanish, and Chinese

7.       NWHIC Call Center Services – calls answered in English and Spanish

8.       National Breastfeeding Helpline - staff trained by La Leche League

Also, instructions for receiving free copies of the "HEALTHY WOMEN TODAY" newsletter are available at: http://www.womenshealth.gov/newsletter.


Girls Health

The girlshealth.gov program (formerly 4girls.gov) is dedicated to providing relevant, trustworthy and commercial-free health information for girls ages 10-16.  The web site (www.girlshealth.gov)

gives girls reliable information on the health issues they will face as they become young women; safety information; facts about tobacco, drugs and alcohol; and tips on handling relationships with family and friends.  It offers:


o  A searchable database of keywords used throughout the web site (i.e. Search for “Puberty” and come up with all listings where that word is used on girlshealth.gov)

o  Nine specialty sections (Body; Fitness; Mind; Nutrition; Safety; Relationships; Drugs, Alcohol, and Smoking; Illness & Disability; Bullying; and Your Future) that are updated on a regular basis

o  A “Parents & Caregivers” section designed to provide information on how to talk to girls about health related issues which also provides useful links, news, events, and publications about various topics

o  A section for educators that provides links to printable information, organizations, and publications to teach girls the importance of maintaining good health

o  An “Illness and Disabilities” section for parents and girls

o  Online polls to get up-to-date responses from girls on different topics

o  A “News & More” section updated frequently with current health-related news, events, and awards

o  A “Spotlight On” section highlighting inspiring young women which changes bi-monthly

o  A “Speak Up!” forum where girls can discuss a topic and read what their peers have to say

o  Free educational materials available to girls, health professionals, and other educators such as e-cards, a brochure, Instant Messenger icons, and girlshealth.gov wallpaper for computer screens

o  Articles from “New Moon” magazine (for girls, by girls) posted on the web site and updated annually

o  “Friends of girlshealth.gov” page listing health-related and non-profit organizations who act as endorsers or partners for the web site


The Office on Women’s Health is Looking for Your Stories
Your story may be featured in our newsletter, on our web site, or in a book about women's health.  Have you had an experience with a health condition or issue that you would like to share with others? If so, let us know! We are interested in learning about how women have dealt with a variety of issues, from cancer to depression, and from autoimmune diseases to osteoporosis. We'd like to hear about difficult struggles as well as positive stories about how you have dealt with your diagnosis or situation.  The full list of topics we'd like to hear about is below. Share your story with us by visiting http://www.womenshealth.gov/contact/index.cfm?sawquestions=yes. If you don't have a story, but know someone who does, please pass this on to her.

·         Difficulty getting health care

·         Using alternative medicine, such as massage or supplements to manage symptoms of a health condition

·         Autoimmune diseases, such as lupus or multiple sclerosis

·         Bleeding disorders, such as hemophilia

·         Breastfeeding challenges and successes

·         Cancer, such as breast cancer

·         Caring for a sick loved one

·         Dealing with an emergency situation, such as a hurricane

·         Diabetes

·         Digestive/gastrointestinal tract health, such as ulcers or irritable bowel syndrome

·         Environmental health, such as how pollution has affected you

·         Eye health, such as cataracts

·         Fitness challenges and successes

·         Heart disease

·         HIV/AIDS

·         Infections, such as influenza

·         Mental health

·         Oral health

·         Pain

·         Pregnancy

·         Reproductive health, such as PCOS or fibroids

·         Respiratory health, such as asthma

·         Skin and hair health, such as alopecia (hair loss) or adult acne

·         Sexually transmitted diseases, such as Chlamydia or syphilis

·         Stroke

·         Urologic health, such as bladder control problems

·         Violence against women, such as spousal abuse or rape



BODYWORKS: A Toolkit for Healthy Girls and Strong Women

BodyWorks is a program designed to help parents and caregivers of young adolescent girls (ages 9 to 13) improve family eating and activity habits. Using the BodyWorks Toolkit, the program focuses on parents as role models and provides them with hands-on tools to make small, specific behavior changes to prevent obesity and help maintain a healthy weight.  For more information about the program, go to www.womenshealth.gov/bodyworks

Quick Health Data Online – free data fast (http://www.healthstatus2010.com/owh/)

The Office on Women's Health announces new updates to Quick Health Data Online.  Updates include counts and rates for infectious diseases (Hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, STDs and TB), cancer morbidity, chronic diseases, disease prevention, and mortality statistics.  Data on breastfeeding, childhood immunizations, and Medicare enrollment have also been updated to include the most current information available. Additional updates will be available in July.

Quick Health Data Online offers comprehensive US data, for both women and men regarding a variety of infectious and chronic diseases, mental health, reproductive health, maternal health, violence and abuse, illness prevention, mortality and access to care indicators. National, regional, state and county data are available, and data can be stratified by gender, race/ethnicity, and age concurrently. Access is free, and users can make their own tables, graphs, and maps out of any data in the database. Age-adjusted rates and 3-year averages are included for many of the health status indicators.

Another new feature is the Women’s Health Assessment Toolkit (WHAT).  The WHAT has been developed to foster the formation, growth and success of women's health networks throughout the region. The WHAT is organized in four main sections to provide help local community planners:

  1. Identify existing assets and prioritize needs;
  2. Learn about the women of their area;
  3. Adopt measurable objectives;
  4. Incorporate findings into a usable planning document;

Completion of Parts 2 and 3 of the WHAT can be accomplished on the website, through the DHHS Office on Women's Health's Quick Health Data Online.

Free PDA Applications for Health

Receive a Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) this holiday season? The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) has interactive tools and resources for health professionals available at no cost.  Three examples are:

The Body Mass Index (BMI) Calculator: it is quick and easy to use, Works on any device running Palm OS or PocketPC 2003, Accepts English or metric system input, and Includes BMI classification table for adults.



The Act in Time to Heart Attack Signs Physician Quick Reference Tool:  This Palm OS program provides talking points for discussing heart attack warning signs and survival steps with patients. The program includes suggested responses to common patient concerns. http://hp2010.nhlbihin.net/atpiii/atp3palm.htm


Pediatric Hypertension Clinical Reference Tool:  Need a useful tool that helps the busy clinician at the point of care? Download a Synopsis in PDA form. It distills key clinical concepts and decision points from the 4th Report on the Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure in Children and Adolescents. Offers simple menus for evaluation steps and two interactive calculators: one gives blood pressure percentile from patient parameters and a second calculates left ventricular mass from echo cardio data.  http://hp2010.nhlbihin.net/nhlbi_peds/hbppedpda.htm

For other PDA applications, go to http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/prof/other/index.htm including clinical guidelines on: JNC 7 (High Blood Pressure in Adults), Overweight and Obesity in Adults, Cholesterol Management (from Adult Treatment Panel III), and Asthma.

HIV Fact Sheets

The HIV/AIDS epidemic is taking an increasing toll on women and minorities in the United States.  In order to present a snapshot of the epidemic’s impact on these populations, the Kaiser Family Foundation is releasing updated fact sheets on Black Americans, Latinos, and Women and HIV/AIDS.  Each fact sheet includes the latest information on key trends and current cases, as well as population-specific information on HIV transmission patterns and access to care.  All three fact sheets are available online at http://www.kff.org/hivaids/index.cfm.  For more information, please contact Rob Graham at (650) 854-9400 or rgraham@kff.org.


The University of California at San Francisco’s Center for AIDS Prevention Studies publishes informational Fact Sheets that are sometimes sent via email.  The Fact Sheets are always two pages in length and contain researched data and information on a topic specific to HIV prevention.  The website for the currently available Fact Sheets is:  http://www.caps.ucsf.edu/pubs/FS/.  UCSF staff will no longer be distributing newly developed Fact Sheets via snail mail (as hard copies).  If you would like to begin to receive the new Fact Sheets electronically, please email Stacey Wertlieb at UCSF at Stacey.wertlieb@ucsf.edu and notify her that you would like to be placed on their email list to begin to receive the newly developed Fact Sheets.  One of their newest Fact Sheets is “How Does Methamphetamine Use Affect HIV Prevention?” 


Developing Healthy People 2020 Objectives

The public comment period is now open regarding the Draft Model for Developing 2020 Health Objectives. The US Dept of Health and Human Services/Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion and its partners are interested in the opinions of all Americans—consumers, public health professionals, advocates, health care providers, businesspeople, teachers, environmentalists, and others—because national health objectives must reflect the priorities and needs of the nation as a whole. If you are interested in submitting a comment, please go to www.norc.org.



2007 Folic Acid Campaign Materials Released

The Folic Acid Now! Campaign offers an online media tool kit and consumer materials that community programs can customize and use during National Folic Acid Awareness Week (January 8-14, 2007). The campaign is sponsored by the March of Dimes and the National Alliance for Hispanic Health and managed by the National Folic Acid Council (NCFA), a project of the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition. The tool kit contains a media outreach worksheet and outreach activity ideas, including activities for a Hispanic community. A fact sheet and local press release (in English and Spanish) are also provided. Consumer materials, including bookmarks, brochures, and stickers (in English and Spanish) are also available for use in sharing the folic acid message. Materials may be downloaded from the NCFA Web site, or ordered free-of-charge. More information is available at http://www.folicacidinfo.org/campaign.




National Health Observances 

Health observances are days, weeks, or months devoted to promoting particular health concerns.  A planning guide developed by the National Health Information Center lists national health observances, along with the sponsoring organizations and information about supporting materials.  The guide is available at http://www.healthfinder.gov/library/nho/.


New Learning Tools

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) in HHS’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the availability of two new learning tools to help consumers use the Nutrition Facts label to choose nutritious foods and achieve healthy weight management.  The tools are Make Your Calories Count, a Web-based learning program, and a new Nutrition Facts Label brochure. 


Make Your Calories Count is an interactive online learning program that is also available in a downloadable format.  It is designed to help consumers understand and use the Nutrition Facts label to plan a healthy diet while managing calorie intake.  The program guide features an animated character called “Labelman” who expertly leads the viewer through a series of exercises on the food label.  The program includes exercises to help consumers explore the relationship between serving sizes and calories, while they learn how to limit certain nutrients and get enough of others.  For simplicity, the program presents two nutrients that should be limited (saturated fat and sodium) and two nutrients that should be consumed in adequate amounts (fiber and calcium).


Consumers can use the Nutrition Facts Label brochure to take control of their caloric intake and weight and to make healthy food choices, if they know how.  This program will show consumers how, in part, by explaining what serving sizes, percentages, and daily values mean and how to use them.  This program is available for online use and in a downloadable format at www.cfsan.fda.gov/labelman.  FDA is making available a new downloadable Nutrition Facts Label brochure that is targeted for use by consumers.  Health professionals can also use the brochure to teach people how to make healthier food choices.  The brochure describes how consumers can use the Nutrition Facts label as they shop and plan meals.  The brochure includes information that will help consumers understand the relationship between calories and serving size, which may help them use the label to manage their intake of calories.  This brochure is available at http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/lab-gen.html.


THRIVE: Tool for Health and Resilience In Vulnerable Environments

Prevention Institute proudly announces the release of THRIVE, a web based tool designed to help communities identify and foster factors in the community environment that will improve health outcomes and reduce disparities experienced by racial and ethnic minorities. The THRIVE tool guides users through an interactive process to prioritize health concerns for their communities and identify those factors that hold the most promise for improving health outcomes and reducing disparities.  Use THRIVE to identify which key conditions could help promote better health and safety outcomes in your community. THRIVE complements other health disparities strategy documents available on  http://www.preventioninstitute.org/thrive/index.php



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Diverse Women’s Health Funding Opportunities – go to http://www.womenshealth.gov/fund/.  This Office on Women’s Health website is an excellent resource for all kinds of funding opportunities in women’s health.  Also, you can register to become an application reviewer for grant programs.  The programs will pay the reviewer’s travel expenses, and in some instances, also pay an honorarium or stipend. 

For a one-stop online access to $300 billion in federal grant information, visit www.cfda.gov.  The online Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) gives you access to a database of all Federal programs available to State and local governments (including the District of Columbia); federally -recognized Indian tribal governments; Territories (and possessions) of the United States; domestic public, quasi-public, and private profit and nonprofit organizations and institutions; specialized groups; and individuals. Click on “Find a Grant”, enter your key words and get your results.

Visit www.grants.gov for a single, comprehensive website that will contain information about finding and applying for all federal grant programs. The website makes it easier for organizations to learn about and apply for federal grants.  


The Health Through Action – Community Partnerships Grant Program is a multi-year national grant program supported by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. It is designed to strengthen and bolster community approaches to improving the health of vulnerable Asian American (AA), Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (NHOPI) individuals and families, and children of these families by strengthening the capacity of AA and NHOPI led, local community based organizations and by capitalizing on local assets to meet health needs. This grant asks each community collaborative to select a pressing local health or healthcare issue as a starting point, build on community assets, and identify and work on priority areas to strengthen the capacity of their collaborative to impact change.  The W.K. Kellogg Foundation and APIAHF anticipate awarding grants of up to $150,000 per year for four (4) years to approximately eight (8) communities. The eight communities will represent diverse AA and NHOPI subgroups, urban and rural areas, population sizes, and geographic locations.  To be considered for this grant, please submit a Letter of Intent no later than February 28, 2007.  Guidelines on filling out the Letter of Intent and for further information, please visit the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum website at: www.apiahf.org website and don’t forget to disseminate this e-mail announcement to your networks!

The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) has announced the FY 2007 Rural Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, Stalking, and Child Abuse Enforcement Assistance Program ("Rural Program"). The geographic isolation, economic structure, and lack of available services in rural jurisdictions significantly compound the problems confronted by those seeking support and services to end the violence in their lives and complicate the ability of the criminal justice system to investigate and prosecute domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, and child victimization cases. In light of these disadvantages, the primary purpose of the Rural Program is to enhance the safety of victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, and child victimization by supporting projects uniquely designed to address and prevent these crimes in rural jurisdictions. Faith- and community-based organizations are eligible to apply. To review the solicitation and locate contact information, click here.

Letters of intent to apply should be submitted by January 30, 2007.
All Applicants should register online with Grants.gov by January 30, 2007.
All applications are due by 8:00 p.m. E.S.T. on February 15, 2007.

OVC's 2008 National Crime Victims' Rights Week Resource Guide

The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) has announced it is seeking applications for funding the 2008 National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) Resource Guide project. This Resource Guide will serve the victims' field in its efforts to heighten the public's awareness of crime victim issues nationwide during NCVRW in April 2008 and throughout the year. This cooperative agreement will support the development of a comprehensive resource guide for use by the victims' field when planning for local National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) events across the Nation in 2008 and throughout the year. Faith- and community-based organizations are eligible to apply. To review the solicitation and locate contact information, click here.

Deadline: All applications are due 11:59 p.m. E.S.T. on Thursday, January 25, 2007.

OVC's Public Awareness in Underserved Communities Program

The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) has announced that it is seeking applications for funding for the Public Awareness in Underserved Communities program. This program furthers the Department's mission by enhancing typically underserved persons' knowledge of and access to crime victim services. The overall goal of this program is to raise the awareness of traditionally underserved populations on victims' rights as well as improve their knowledge on how to access local services available to crime victims. Victim service organizations will work in partnership with ethnic media (radio, print, television) as well as ethnic- or faith-based organizations to produce linguistically and culturally appropriate public awareness campaigns on one or more victimization issues. Faith- and community-based organizations are eligible to apply. To review the solicitation and locate contact information, click here.

Deadline: All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. E.S.T. on Monday, January 22, 2007.

CCDO's Weed and Seed National Poster Contest

The Community Capacity Development Office (CCDO) encourages children in Weed and Seed sites to participate in the National Poster Contest. This year's theme is "How Weed and Seed Has Changed My Neighborhood". The contest promotes the goal of the Weed and Seed programs nationwide to encourage the talents of young people in Weed and Seed communities. The winning posters will be announced and displayed at the 2007 National Weed and Seed Conference. For contest rules, click here.

Deadline: March 16, 2007

NIC's Transition from Jail to Community Program

The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) announces the availability of funds in FY 2007 for a cooperative agreement to initiate the project "Transition From Jail to the Community" (TJC). A cooperative agreement is a form of assistance relationship where NIC is substantially involved during the performance of the award. An award will be made to an organization who will, in concert with NIC, identify the method and approach in developing a jail/community transition program. For summary information, click here. The solicitation announcement is available here.

Deadline: All applications are due by 4:00 p.m. E.S.T. on Thursday, February 1, 2007.


Task Force for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530
Telephone: (202) 514-2987
E-Mail: FBCI@usdoj.gov
Website: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/fbci
E-Alert Archives: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/fbci/ealert.html


The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) has announced the Transitional Housing Assistance Grants for Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Stalking and Sexual Assault. The Transitional Housing Assistance Program focuses on a holistic, victim-centered approach to provide transitional housing services that move individuals into permanent housing. Grants made under this grant program support programs that provide assistance to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking who are in need of transitional housing, short-term housing assistance, and related support services. It is critical that successful transitional housing programs provide a wide range of flexible and optional services that reflect the differences and individual needs of victims and that allows victims to choose the course of action that is best for them. Transitional housing programs may offer individualized services such as counseling, support groups, safety planning, and advocacy services as well as practical services such as licensed child care, employment services, transportation vouchers, telephones, and referrals to other agencies. Trained staff and case managers may also be available to work with clients to help them determine and reach their goals. Faith- and community-based organizations are eligible to apply. To review the solicitation and locate contact information, click here. For assistance with the requirements of this solicitation, contact the Office on Violence Against Women at (202) 307-6026.

Letters of intent to apply should be submitted by January 23, 2007.
All Applicants should register online with Grants.gov by January 23, 2007.
All applications are due by 8:00 p.m. e.s.t. on February 22, 2007.


Applications for the Computer Grants Program - Reopened Until February 23!

Did you miss the December 1 deadline for the 2006-2007 Equal Access Initiative (EAI) Computer Grants Program, sponsored by the National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Office of AIDS Research (OAR)?

If so, you now have a second chance to submit your computer grants application, from Friday, January 12, to Friday, February 23.

Who May Apply?

We are seeking applications from the following:

* Qualified community-based organizations (CBOs) in the United States, its territories and possessions

* Organizations that received computer grants in 2003 or earlier are eligible to re-apply during this special application submission period

Submitting an Application

Copies of the computer grants application may be requested by calling (202) 234-5120 ext. 309 or writing: communications@nmac.org.


Otherwise, click here to download a PDF of the application, or send an e-mail to communications@nmac.org to request the application as a Word document.


Applications are due by close of business on Friday, February 23 and must include:


  • Five (5) copies of the completed form
  • One (1) copy of their agency’s current IRS 501(c)(3) letter
  • One (1) copy of their current state tax exemption certificate*

Send complete application packets to:


2006-2007 EAI Computer Grants Program

National Minority AIDS Council – Communications Division

1624 U Street, NW, Ste. 200

Washington, DC 20009-4432

Applicants will be notified in writing of NMAC’s decisions on or before
March 23, 2007.

Additional Information

For additional information, call: (202) 234-5120 ext. 309 or send an e-mail to communications@nmac.org.









Overview and Call for Abstracts

Pacific Global Health Conference to be held at the East West Center
June 19-21, 2007

The Pacific Global Health Conference is a biennial conference that brings together academics, educators, policymakers, and practitioners from across the Pacific region to share research, discuss current issues, develop strategies for the future, and increase avenues of communication across this widespread geographic and cultural area.

The conference is sponsored by the Hawaii Public Health Association (HPHA) in association with several national and regional partners, including
the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
the Health Resources and Services Administration, the Office of Minority Health,
the University of Hawaii’s John A. Burns School of Medicine,
the Cancer Research Center of Hawaii,
the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Information Service,
the Hawaii State Department of Health,
the Hawaii Primary Care Association,
the Pacific Islands Primary Care Association,
the Asian Pacific Islanders American Health Forum,
the Pacific Resources for Education and Learning, and
the Native Hawaiian Health Care Systems.

The goal of the 2007 conference is to bring together a diverse array of individuals with an interest in improving public health infrastructure and practice by sharing effective strategies and models of application. Of particular interest are exemplars of programs that meet workforce needs through the use of effective strategies that may assist others in developing responses to their own local requirements.

The 2007 conference has been organized around three major themes identified as critical by the conference steering committee and regional health organizations.  These include;

workforce training and development;
promoting evidence-based practice; and
emerging health issues for the Pacific.

This focus emphasizes the shared purposes of health professionals, researchers and educators. The specific inclusion of educators in this conference signals the awareness that all three of the thematic elements of the conference are unlikely to be successfully addressed without the participation of those representing the education and research networks and institutions active in the region as well as those focused specifically on health. Many of the issues and problems faced by those in public health and health care services delivery are shared by educators. A particular focus of this conference is to develop effective networks between educators, public health and other healthcare professionals that can yield mutual insights and provide shared experiences.

The PGHC Steering Committee is accepting abstracts for oral presentations and posters up until February 9th, 5:00 p.m. Hawaii time.  The Call for Abstracts information is available on the HPHA website at:  www.hawaiipublichealth.org  Please refer to this website for all information and inquiries regarding the conference.  .  Link to call to abstracts online at http://www.hawaiipublichealth.org/pghcabstracts.htm






Save the Date!

August 13 -15, 2007

Rural Women’s Health Conference

Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington DC



2007 Charting New Frontiers in Rural Women’s Health


Registration and conference detailshttp://www.esi-bethesda.com/ruralfrontier2007


For more information: Contact Barbara James (301) 443-4422 Barbara.James@hhs.gov, Leo Moody (301) 443-4422 Leo.Moody@hhs.gov, or Calvin Teel (301) 443-4422 Calvin.Teel@hhs.gov


Conference Purpose:  The purpose of this conference is to share information and best practices to increase awareness of the needs of women and families living in rural and frontier areas and gain hands on experience with programs that work. 


Target audiences:  Rural health care professionals, providers, consumers, government agencies, rural communities, community leaders, community clinics and rural businesses, hospitals…etc.


Conference Goals:  The goals of the conference are:

  • to present the latest sex- and gender-specific research and programs to improve the health status of women, especially rural women
  • to translate sex- and gender-specific research into clinical practice by sharing effective programs/tools to address the research and social concerns of women living in rural areas
  • to share with national and regional change agents strategies to enhance effective outreach to rural women and their families and increase support for women’s programs and services
  • to provide hands-on workshops to teach participants how to implement programs in their own community


Conference features:

  • Photography contest featuring online submissions in two categories: rural health (including pictures of people and community health activities) and rural life (including landscapes and animals); and
  • Opportunity to earn continuing education credits as a result of conference participation.



***Call for Abstracts***


2007 Minority Women's Health Summit

August 23-26, 2007
Minority Women's Health Summit
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, Washington DC


Women of Color:  Addressing Disparities, Affirming Resilience,

and Developing Strategies for Success


The Call for Abstracts is now posted on the Office on Women's Health's website, http://www.womenshealth.gov/mwhs/


The deadline for abstract submissions is Wednesday, February 9, 2007, 5:00 pm EST.








February 8, 2007

8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Wyndham Hotel, Downtown Phoenix

Registration -- $65.00 per person

Join other civic, business, government and social sector leaders to discuss and determine statewide priority issues for women as detailed in the Arizona Foundation for Women's new Report on the Status of Women. 

Together, we can work toward social change.  Help us create a bright future for Arizona's women!

For more information, call Emily Dietz at 602-532-2800





The 2007 National HIV Prevention Conference will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, December 2-5, 2007.  This is the conference that is held every two years by CDC and other agencies during the year that the International AIDS Conference is not held (the most recent International AIDS Conference was held in Toronto, Canada in 2006).  Note that abstracts that are mailed must be postmarked by April 9th, and abstracts that are submitted electronically are due by April 16th.  The website for abstract submission is:

http://www.2007nhpc.org/abstract.asp.  The website for this conference is http://www.2007nhpc.org.






Kay A. Strawder, J.D., M.S.W.

Regional Women's Health Coordinator

Region IX Office on Women's Health, DHHS

50 United Nations Plaza, Room 327

San Francisco, CA 94102

(V) 415.437.8119; (F) 415.437.8004

(E) Kay.Strawder@hhs.gov (NEW)

(W) www.WomensHealth.gov - www.GirlsHealth.gov


Region IX:

American Samoa * Arizona

California * Guam

Hawai`i * Marshall Islands

Micronesia * Nevada

N. Mariana Islands * Palau