Columbia celebrates 19th annual National Women's Health Week

The challenges facing women's healthcare in the United States are significant. Major national public health crises including rising levels of maternal mortality and morbidity; lack of access to necessary healthcare services; and many other factors present significant roadblocks to ensuring that every woman receives the best possible care. Now more than ever, it is critically important for healthcare providers, educators, and researchers to work toward advancing women's health.

In honor of National Women's Health Week, faculty in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center shared why it's so important to support women to optimize their health and how cutting-edge research and a strong doctor-patient relationship make it possible.

National Women’s Health Week at Columbia

National Women's Health Week is an observance led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health. The celebration is intended to to empower women to make their health a priority and to to encourage women to take steps to improve their health. The 19th annual National Women's Health Week kicked off on Mother's Day, May 13, and was celebrated through May 19, 2018. Learn more at