Get ready for National Women’s Health Week

Start making plans for the 2006 National Women’s Health Week Celebration, May 14-20. The weeklong event is part of a national effort by the Department of Health and Human Services and an alliance of organizations to raise awareness about manageable steps women can take to improve their health.

Take part in the nation’s largest preventive care checkup event: National Women’s Check-Up Day, scheduled for Monday May 15. Join other community health centers, hospitals, and health care providers across America in offering preventive health screenings to women.

Starting in March 2006, providers can register events on-line as well as check other events scheduled during the week. Go to the official web page for the event at www.womenshealth.gov/whw, and click on "Participate." The web site has free logos and web banners that may be used in promoting local events.