TELL US WHAT YOU THINK OF THE WHP!!
May 10-15 is National Women's Health Week
National Women's Check-Up Day is May 11 Army Medicine (AMEDD) seeks to raise awareness, educate, and empower women to make their health a top priority and encourage them to take steps to improve their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. Sleep, activity, nutrition, regular checkups and preventive screenings are paramount in improving one's health. Read more.......
"The Right Place" from Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki
The Department of Veterans Affairs has developed a new public service announcement to let women Veterans know they've come to “The Right Place” when seeking VA health care. “We want to send a very clear message to women Veterans that VA is here to meet your health care needs,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki. “It is important that women Veterans receive the high-quality health care and benefits they have earned through their service.” Learn more....
“The Performance Triad is a comprehensive plan to promote Sleep, Activity, and Nutrition among Army Family Members in order to improve health and wellness. The Triad engages Army Family Members through various modes of messaging (social media, educational materials, etc.)."
- Performance Triad We challenge you to do at least 10,000 steps a day for the next 30 days. Let us know how you are doing and encourage others to do the same. It's all about health!
- Activity (PHC) - Be Active for Life!
- Nutrition (PHC) - Eating Smart Promotes Health!
- Sleep (PHC) - Make Sleep a Priority
Defense Department Expands Women’s Combat Role
Women have fought in the US military in every major conflict since the American Revolution. Recent legislation will expand the roles of women in combat by allowing for formal integration of women into every job field in the military (click here to read more).
||Women throughout the Army are reminded to take small, manageable steps to lead longer, healthier, and happier lives. Women are challenged to take charge of their "white space" which is their "life space" and to make their health a top priority.
Listen to this public service announcement from LTG Patricia Horoho.
Women's Health/Medline Plus Some diseases or health conditions are more common in women or affect women differently. NIH provides overviews, current news, and information on prevention/ screenings, research, and specific conditions related to women's health.