The Kansas Department of Health and Environment joins individuals and communities across the country to celebrate National Women’s Health Week from May 8-14

Lawrence, KANSAS – According to the state officials, this week offers an opportunity to consider the many ways we can support all women in achieving their best possible health outcomes.

Officials said that Kansas women can find ways to prioritize their health through some simple steps like scheduling annual well-visits or screenings, starting a fun exercise routine or exploring a local farmers market with friends and family.  

Maintaining communication and regular appointments with health care providers is important and can help detect early warning signs which may result in less intense treatment.  

Most of these services are covered through an insurance plan or through the Affordable Care Act coverage.  

Secretary Janet Stanek Secretary released the following statement:

As a mother and grandmother, I know firsthand that women tend to make sure everyone else is the priority, but often struggle to find time for themselves. Women have many roles and wear many hats inside and outside the family. It is an opportune time to remind and encourage all women to move up taking care of themselves on that priority list.”