Additional Resources for Health Departments & Communities
An overarching infrastructure is necessary to support both women themselves and the providers who serve them. These resources support a systems approach to Well-Woman Care.
The National Women’s Law Center
- Toolkit: Well-Woman Consumer Advocates. This toolkit is for advocates to get the word out about no-cost well-woman visits and includes information on how education and counseling services offered through this benefit can improve a woman’s health throughout her lifespan.
The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
- Annual Well-Woman Exam Infographic. This resource provides providers, clinics, and communities with an infographic that can be used to promote the well-woman visit and its importance to women. This infographic can be printed and placed in clinic waiting rooms, exam rooms, health departments, or other frequently visited community locations.
- Well-Woman Recommendations. These recommendations, based on age and risk factors, serve as a framework for care which may be provided by a single physician or a team of health care professionals. The recommendations should serve as a guide for the obstetrician–gynecologist and others providing health care for women and should be adapted as necessary to meet patients’ needs.
Health Resources and Services Administration
- Women’s Preventive Services Guidelines. This resource provides a list of women’s preventive services covered under the Affordable Care Act. It also provides the HHS guideline for health insurance coverage for each preventive service listed, along with frequency of each preventive service.
Raising Women’s Voices
National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, Georgetown University
- Well Woman Visits. This resource presents the significance of the well-woman visit as one of the Title V National Performance Measure topic areas as well as access to the evidence-base to support the implementation of the visits.
United Health Foundation
National Partnership for Women & Families
- Paid Leave. This resource provides information on paid family leave in the United States. It provides additional resources on how to advocate for paid family leave, current paid family leave laws in states, and innovative proposal to make paid family and medical leave available.