Friday, May 3, 2013

National Women’s Checkup Day is Monday, May 13

The 11th annual National Women’s Checkup Day is Monday, May 13, during National Women’s Health Week. The Office on Women’s Health encourages women everywhere to participate in National Women’s Checkup Day by: 
  • Contacting your current health care provider to schedule a checkup or visit to get an important screening during the month of May.
  • Talking with your health care professional about which screenings and tests are right for you and when and how often you should have them.
  • Reviewing the list of 22 preventive services for women that insurance companies are required to cover under the Affordable Care Act.
  • Taking the Checkup Day Pledge.
To learn more about National Women’s Checkup Day, visit
Participate in National Women’s Health Week by holding an event! You’ll be joining hundreds of individuals and organizations across the country in an effort to help women lead longer, healthier, happier lives. To help make planning and promoting your event as simple as possible, we’ve created resources to help you each step of the way.
You can visit the Activity Planning Resources section of the National Women’s Health Week website to find resources such as:
  • An Event Planning Checklist to sort out all the details before, during, and after your event; 
  • A How-To Guide for Media Outreach, which offers tips for contacting reporters and securing media coverage around your event. A prewritten media advisory and press release are also available;
  • National Women’s Health Week graphics, which can be included in any print materials you create. You could also use the graphics as your Facebook or Twitter profile picture;
  • A downloadable poster which you can print and hang in your office cafeteria, local grocery store, library, and other locations to encourage people to attend your event;
  • Prewritten newsletter text to share with your listserv or include in your e-newsletter; and
  • E-cards so you can share your event information with friends, family, and others.
Don’t forget to register your event online!
If you have questions, please email


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  2. you will get protection from unexpected medical needs if you have a health plan. The Health Insurance plan also covers some common services such as preventive care, annual health check-up, etc. However, you must select a plan as per your needs.