Sokaogon Chippewa Community News

National Women’s Health Week







Women’s Health, Whole Health: Prevention, Care and Wellbeing

By Crista Tracy, RN, Registered Nurse Manager, Sokaogon Chippewa Health Clinic

Prioritizing women’s health, physical, psychological, emotional and social wellbeing has never been more important. During National Women’s Health Week (NWHW), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health (OWH) is encouraging women and girls to reflect on their individual needs and take steps to improve and maintain their overall health.

Some of the most common conditions that affect women include preventative health, health disparities, reproductive and sexual health, heart disease, physical activity, mental health and cancer. Focusing on the different aspects of your personal health, for instance nutrition, exercise, sleep, managing stress and preventive care, can help to improve your overall health for a healthier future.

Prioritize your health and learn more about the following women’s health issues:

Regular check-ups are important. Talk to a health care provider:

  • To find out about screenings and exams you may need and when they should occur. You can also explore the covered preventive services for women and other services available for women at no cost.
  • If you are pregnant or within the year after delivery, seek immediate care from a healthcare provider if you are experiencing urgent maternal warning signs.
  • If anything doesn’t feel right or is concerning. Make an appointment or contact your doctor or nurse by phone or e-mail. Write down any questions or issues you may have and take them to your appointment.