Women's Health

Women’s Health links

Healthy Women

http://www.healthywomen.org/

is the nation's leading nonprofit organization dedicated to helping women make informed decisions about their health by providing them health and wellness information on hundreds of topics.

National Council of Women’s Organizations: Women’s Health Task Force

http://www.womenshealthtaskforce.org/whtf-button

Union Plus Healthcare Programs:

http://www.unionplus.org/health-fitness

Members and retirees of participating labor unions can save on out-of-pocket health costs and take advantage of helpful consumer health advice.

Abuse/Violence Intervention

Domestic Violence: An AFSCME Guide for Union Action

http://www.afscme.org/news/publications/for-leaders/domestic-violence-an-afscme-guide-for-union-action

Domestic Violence: A Union Issue (Family Violence Prevention Fund, training resource kit for union leaders)
http://fvpfstore.stores.yahoo.net/domviolunis.html

Futures Without Violence ((formerly the Family Violence Prevention Fund)

http://www.futureswithoutviolence.org/

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

www.ncadv.org

National Conference of State Legislators Unemployment Insurance and Domestic Violence

http://www.ncsl.org/issues-research/labor/unemployment-insurance-domestic-violence-victims.aspx

National Domestic Violence Hotline
800-799-7233
800-787-3224 (TDD/TTY)

NOW and Violence Against Women
http://www.now.org/issues/violence/index.html

Union Men Taking Action Against Domestic Violence

http://www.afscme.org/news/publications/for-leaders/union-men-taking-action-against-domestic-violence

Violence Against Women Office (U.S. Department of Justice)
http://www.ovw.usdoj.gov/

Affordable Care Act (and Women)

Health Reform for American Women (The White House)

http://www.whitehouse.gov/files/documents/health_reform_for_women.pdf

Women’s Preventive Services:  Required Health Plan Coverage Guidelines (HRSA)

http://www.hrsa.gov/womensguidelines/

Aging

See Older Women

Alcohol/Drug Abuse

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
http://www.niaaa.nih.gov

Treatment Solutions Network
www.treatmentsolutionsnetwork.com

Women for Sobriety, Inc.
http://womenforsobriety.org

Arthritis

Arthritis Foundation
http://www.arthritis.org

Asthma

American Lung Association
http://www.lungusa.org/

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
http://www.cdc.gov/asthma/

Breastfeeding

Institute for Women’s Policy Research report, "Better Health for Mothers and Children: Breastfeeding Accommodations under the Affordable Care Act" by Robert Drago, Ph.D., Jeffrey Hayes, Ph.D., and Youngmin Yi
http://www.cluw.org/PDF/IWPR-breastfeeding.pdf

Cancer

American Cancer Society
http://www.cancer.org

National Cancer Institute
http://www.nci.nih.gov

Cancer, Breast

National Breast Cancer Coalition

http://www.breastcancerdeadline2020.org/

The Sister Study
(A Study of the Environmental and Genetic Risk Factors For Breast Cancer)
www.sisterstudy.org

Cancer, Cervical

National Cervical Cancer Coalition
http://www.nccc-online.org

Cervical Cancer Prevention Works

http://cluw.unionactive.com/?zone=/unionactive/view_article.cfm&HomeID=248598&page=CLUW20Programs

Cancer, Colon

Colon Cancer Alliance
http://www.ccalliance.org/

Cancer, Lung

American Lung Association
http://www.lungusa.org/

Lung Cancer Alliance
http://www.lungcanceralliance.org/

Cancer, Ovarian

National Ovarian Cancer  Coalition, Inc.
http://www.ovarian.org

Cancer, Uterine

Uterine Cancer (endometrial cancer)
http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/endometrial

Cardiovascular Disease

American Heart Association
http://americanheart.org

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov

Children's Health

Covering Kids and Families
(nationwide effort encouraging parents to enroll their eligible, uninsured children in Medicaid or SCHIP)
http://coveringkidsandfamilies.org/

Communicating with your Health Care Provider

Doctor, Can We Talk? (CancerCare)

http://www.cancercare.org/publications/53-doctor_can_we_talk_tips_for_communicating_with_your_health_care_team

Questions are the Answer (Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality)

http://www.ahrg.gov/questions/

Talking to Your Doctor (National Institute for Health)

http://www.nih.gov/clearcommunication/talktoyourdoctor.htm

Talking to Your Doctor (Dr. Oz:  Good Housekeeping)

http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/health/womens-health/doctors-appointment-advice

Depression

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
www.nami.org

Diabetes

American Diabetes Association
http://www.diabetes.org/

National Institutes of Health's National Diabetes Education Program
http://ndep.nih.gov/

Digestive Disorders

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse
http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/

Eating Disorders

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD)
http://www.anad.org

Eye Health

The Glaucoma Foundation
www.glaucomafoundation.org/index.php

National Eye Institute
www.nei.nih.gov/

Heart Disease and Stroke

American Heart Association

http://www.goredforwomen.org/

Heart and Stroke Foundation:  Women and Heart Disease and Stroke

http://www.heartandstroke.com/site/c.ikIQLcMWJtE/b.3484041/k.D80A/Heart_disease__Women_and_heart_disease_and_stroke.htm

Women to Women

http://www.womentowomen.com/heartdiseaseandstroke/symptoms.aspx

Headache

National Headache Foundation
http://headaches.org

Health Insurance-related Information

Artists' Health Insurance Resource Center (created in 1998 by The Actors' Fund of America as a health insurance resource for artists and people in the entertainment industry. Since then it has expanded to include resources for the self-employed, low-income workers, the under-insured, the uninsured who require medical care and many other groups, including union members.)
http://www.ahirc.org/

National Committee on Quality Assurance (NCQA)
http://www.ncqa.org

Medication Safety

National Council on Patient Information and Education
http://www.talkaboutrx.org

Menopause

The North American Menopause Society
http://www.menopause.org

Power Surge
http://www.power-surge.com/

Osteoporosis

Alliance for Aging Research
www.agingresearch.org

National Osteoporosis Foundation
www.nof.org

National Partnership for Women and Families
http://www.nationalpartnership.org/site/DocServer/PatientHandout.pdf?docID=994

The NIH Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases -- National Resource Center
www.osteo.org

Pain Management

American Pain Foundation
http://painfoundation.com

Reproductive Health (also see Reproductive Rights)

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
www.acog.com

Sexually Transmitted Disease

American Social Health Association
www.ashastd.org/

MedlinePlus on STDs
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/sexuallytransmitteddiseases.html

Skin Health

American Academy of Dermatology
www.aad.org/

Stroke

National Stroke Association (free download on symptoms and stroke prevention in women)
http://www.stroke.org

Teen Health (sexual)

Adolescent Wellness and Reproductive Education Foundation (AWARE)
http://awarefoundation.org

I Wanna Know (American Social Health Association)

http://www.iwannaknow.org/teens/index.html

Medline Plus

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/teensexualhealth.html

Planned Parenthood

http://www.plannedparenthood.org/info-for-teens/

Women's Health, General

American Medical Women’s Association
http://www.amwa-doc.org/

Black Women’s Health Imperative
http://www.blackwomenshealth.org/

Family Caregiver Alliance
http://caregiver.org

HealthyWomen
http://healthywomen.org

National Family Caregivers Association
www.nfcacares.org/

National Women’s Health Network (NWHN)
www.nwhn.org/

Navigating Your Health Benefits for Dummies (complimentary hard copy available)
www.planforyourhealth.com

Office on Women’s Health (National Women's Health Information Center, US Department of Health and Human Services)
http://womenshealth.gov

Women's Health, Research

Finding reliable health information online (About.com)
http://patients.about.com/od/researchandresources/a/internetcred.htm

Nuestros Cuerpos, Nuestras Vidas (Our Bodies, Ourselves – Spanish)

http://www.ourbodiesourselves.org/ncnv.htm

MedlinePlus

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/

Society for Women’s Health Research
http://www.womenshealthresearch.org/

Other Interesting Sites Related to Women's Health

American Nurses Association
http://www.nursingworld.org/

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
http://cms.hhs.gov/

Families USA
http://www.familiesusa.org/

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
http://www.fda.gov/

Health Insight, Taking Charge of Health Information
(Advances in science and technology continue to increase the amount of health information available to the media and public. This guide seeks to help consumers evaluate health and scientific information and consider how the information can be used to improve their lives in the Age of Risk Management.)
http://www.health-insight.harvard.edu/

Mautner Project (The National Lesbian Health Organization)

http://www.mautnerproject.org/

Medicaid Consumer Information
http://www.cms.hhs.gov/home/medicaid.asp

My Health Test Reminder
http://www.myhealthtestreminder.com

National Women's Law Center -- Report Card on Women’s Health
http://hrc.nwlc.org/

North American Women’s Health Online
http://www.nawho.org/

Nuestros Cuerpos, Nuestras Vidas
http://www.ourbodiesourselves.org/ncnv.htm

Our Bodies, Ourselves
http://www.ourbodiesourselves.org

Women's Health Task Force (National Council of Women’s Organizations)
www.womenshealthtaskforce.org