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The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has the Office on Women’s Health (OWH) division. This division is aimed at the health of women and girls in the United States. According to their website they inform the public on policies, provide supportive programs, and educate. They provide free fact sheets, informatics, videos, and webinars for many health topics that affect women. They also have several programs aimed at vulnerable populations. OWH has a program to provide healthcare professionals information on caring for active duty women. They also have the “It’s Only Natural” campaign which is aimed at educating African American women on the benefits of breastfeeding (Hayworth, 2020).

Locally, in El Paso, Texas, there is a nonprofit agency called Project Vida. This agency has three locations along with a mobile location that provides healthcare, education, wellness, and housing in the community. Their women’s health services include birth control, family planning, gyn exams, cancer screenings, and mammograms. The services are provided at little to no cost based on income/needs. They also have LGBTQ services available to the community (Project Vida, n.d.).

Hayworth, H. N. (2020). Office on Women’s Health. Retrieved from https://www.womenshealth.gov/

Project Vida. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.pvida.net/

 

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