indicate that between family, work, and community responsibilities,
women are often so busy taking care of others that they overlook
their own health needs. Recognizing the need to provide busy women
with trustworthy, easy-to-read health information, OWH launched
the "Take Time to Care" (TTTC) outreach initiative
in 1998. Over the years, TTTC has become a multi-faceted campaign
that focuses on the dissemination of health education materials
through outreach activities and collaborative partnerships.
has also developed dozens of fact sheets and publications on topics
• Heart Disease • Stroke • Lasik Eye Surgery • Mammography • Food
Safety • Contraception • Depression • HIV • Osteoporosis • Tattoos • Botox • Menopause
Since 1999, OWH has reached over 26 million consumers with its
literature, which also are distributed through Internal
Revenue Service and congressional mailings. In 2005, these materials
received the highest response of any mailing to Congress. An article
in the nationally syndicated advice column "Dear Abby" promoting
Health Education Kit sparked an overwhelming
number of consumer requests for more than 2 million publications.
joined with the American Diabetes Association and National Association
of Chain Drug Stores to spread information to women about this epidemic.
Diabetes educational materials were printed in English, Spanish, and 10 Asian
OWH joined with the National Association of Chain
Drugs Stores to provide literature about safe medicine use and
sponsored educational sessions on this topic. The brochure "My
Medicines" was translated into 14 languages, including Spanish,
Cantonese, Russian, and Hmong..
OWH collaborated with other federal agencies and women's health
organizations to develop science-based materials for English- and
The Pink Ribbon Sunday Guide was created for use by leaders
in African American and Latino churches to help congregations develop
their own initiatives to promote mammography screening and other
breast-health awareness activities.