The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act provision effective August 1, 2012 requires free preventive services for women:
Futures for Women’s Health and Wellness
Materials for consumers, clinicians, and communities on physical activity and healthy eating and on emotional wellness. Includes materials in Spanish and materials for young women and for women living in rural areas.
for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Women’s Health
Women’s health spotlights, research studies, health and wellness resources, statistical snapshots, conferences, and events.
and Drug Administration (FDA): For Women
Information on women’s health topics, fact sheets in English, Spanish, and Asian languages, product recalls and alerts, pregnancy registries, research and FDA study findings, and links to women’s health information from other government websites.
Resources and Services Administration (HRSA): Women’s Health
Podcasts, state women's health profiles, materials on the Bright Futures for Women’s Health and Wellesss program, women’s health data books, and reports on women’s health in public health school and pharmacy school curricula. The latest data book is: Women’s Health USA 2011.
Conditions, diseases, and women's health issues covered under health topics A-to-Z. Current medical information, news, tools, expert advice, and blog posts also provided via online “health centers” that focus on topics such as midlife, pregnancy, parenting, and breast health.
Family Foundation: Women’s Health Policy
Policy briefs, fact sheets, data, multimedia tutorials, and downloadable graphics and tables on access to care, health insurance coverage, reproductive health, and other topics.
the Grade on Women’s Health: A National
and State-by-State Report Card
National and state data on key indicators of women’s health, including access to care, wellness and prevention services, key health conditions, and living in a healthy community. It is provided by the National Women’s Law Center and Oregon Health and Sciences University.
Plus: Women’s Health
Overviews of women’s health issues, health-check tools, research findings, statistics, reference tools, and links.
Institutes of Health (NIH): Office of Research
Fact sheets, reports, podcasts, journal articles, NIH research priorities for women, and interdisciplinary initiatives that focus on gender factors in health.
Institutes of Health (NIH): Women’s
Links to women’s health information provided by the various NIH institutes.
Library of Medicine (NLM): Women’s
Resources related to health topics, research initiatives, and overarching themes of the 2011 NIH Priorities for Women’s Health.
Women's health programs, publications, and links to the Women's Health Information and Resource Center, which includes, excerpts from Our Bodies Ourselves series of books, Web-exclusive content, links, resources, and health news.
Quick Health Data Online
State- and county-level data from a variety of national and state sources. Data searchable by eleven categories that include demographics, mortality, reproductive health, violence, prevention, and mental health. Women’s Health and Mortality Chartbook and Health Disparities Profiles viewable by individual state or as a pdf publication. It is provided by the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health.
Federal government source for women’s health information in English and Spanish on more than 800 health topics. Provides news, an event calendar, online publications, and links to women’s health information and organizations. organizations and working groups. It is provided by the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health.
Authors: Beth DeFrancis Sun, M.L.S., Olivia K. Pickett, M.A., M.L.S., MCH Library