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National Women’s Health Week (NWHW) 2017
Join the Office on Women’s Health as we plan for NWHW (May 14–20, 2017). Empower women to prioritize their health with a well-woman visit. Talk with patients about preventive services, tests, and screenings they should receive at every age. A toolkit with sample social media messages as well as sample newsletter, blog, and website text will be available this spring. The toolkit will not be available online, but if you’re interested in receiving it when it’s available, please email Cheryl Thompson.
Missed National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2017?
Here are two resources you can use to learn more about the use of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) to prevent the spread of HIV. Download the U.S. Public Health Service’s guidelines on Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for the Prevention of HIV Infection in the United States and the providers’ supplement to guide patient engagement and shared decision-making.
Webinar: “Integrating HIV/AIDS, Substance Use Disorder & Reproductive Health: Screening & Treatment Tools”
The Region I HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (HHS/OASH) is hosting a webinar as part of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day activities. Learn about tools and methodologies for serving girls and women in the areas of HIV/AIDS, substance use disorders, and/or reproductive health on Thursday, March 16, 2017, at noon. Space is limited. Register now.
The Yale School of Medicine designates this webinar activity for 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
The deadline to apply for the funding opportunity Prevention of Opioid Misuse in Women: Office on Women’s Health Prevention Awards is Friday, April 7, 2017, at 5 p.m. ET. There is still time to apply here.
Insufficient Evidence to Recommend Screening With Pelvic Examination
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) released a final recommendation statement on pelvic examination screening for asymptomatic, nonpregnant adult women who are not at increased risk for any specific gynecologic condition. The Task Force concludes that more research is needed to recommend for or against performing pelvic examinations in adult women without any signs or symptoms. Read the recommendation and the evidence on which it is based. The final recommendation statement can also be found in the March 7 online issue of JAMA.
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