October – Women's Health

There are some health concerns that affect women regardless of age or ethnicity. When women are aware of gender-specific health concerns, they can devise a plan in taking better care of themselves. It's important to get appropriate screenings as recommended by your health care provider, especially if you are at a higher risk for certain diseases like diabetes or breast cancer. Female Sailors, Marines, and DoD civilians should take charge of their health, making their health a priority by adopting healthy living habits that include eating healthy, being active, maintaining a healthy weight, managing stress, staying injury free, practicing safe sex, drinking in moderation, being tobacco free, and getting a well woman exam each year.

The Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center (NMCPHC) is here to help. The Women's Health Month Health Promotion Toolbox provides female Sailors, Marines, beneficiaries, and DoD civilians with the resources to learn how to make healthier choices across the spectrum of women’s health topics.