Additional Resources for Women
At the center of this toolkit are Resources that directly support women by addressing barriers they face seeking preventive care as well as the realities of their lives that prevent them from being Well-Women.
The National Women’s Law Center
- Your Guide to Well-Woman Visits, Brochure. This brief resource explains what a well-woman visit is and what occurs during the well-woman visit. It gives a list of screenings that may be performed and also gives women a step-by-step explanation of how to prepare for their well-woman visit.
ShowYourLove (Preconception Health+Health Care Initiative and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
- What is a Well Visit? This website provides information onn what to expect from a well visit, why they are critical, and how to schedule a visit, with or without insurance.
The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
- Your Annual Health Care Visit. This resource provides women with tailored information about annual health care visits based on age. Women can select their age group and learn about health topics to discuss with their provider, exams and screening tests, and appropriate immunizations.
Raising Women’s Voices for the Health Care We Need
- My Health, My Voice: A Woman’s Step-by-Step Guide to Using Health Insurance. This resource provides information on Raising Women’s Voices health insurance guide for women. There are links provided in this resource for different health literacy materials, including a link to the health insurance guide.
- Free Preventive Care. This web page describes the components of free preventive services for women and men.
- Free Preventive Care, Well Woman Visits. This web page describes the components of a well-woman visit.
- Covered Women’s Health Services. This resource provides a list of women’s health services that must be covered by your health plan no matter what state the woman lives in. It lists services that are always covered, sometimes covered, and how to determine if a service is covered by your insurance. It also provides a link to covered preventive health services for women.
- Am I Eligible? This resource provides information on the health insurance marketplaces and who is eligible to apply for health insurance in the marketplace. It also provides information on Medicaid, low-cost insurance options, and what can happen if you remain uninsured.
- Choosing a Plan. This resource provides information on how to choose a health plan that fits your specific needs. It presents three main questions to ask yourself before choosing a health plan.
- How to Enroll. This resource provides information on how to enroll into health coverage. This resource focuses on the 2016-2017 enrollment period, but the information is still relevant for women looking to enroll in the 2017-2018 enrollment period. It provides information based on state of residence, and also provides links to help women find an insurance navigator in their community.
- Useful Links, Health Insurance. This resource provides links related to FAQs on health reform, getting ready to apply for health insurance and health insurance basics (what are the different types of health insurance?).
HealthFinder.Gov (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)
- Get Your Well-Woman Visit Every Year. This resource provides women with information about the annual well-woman visit. It provides an overview of the visit, what women can expect during the visit, how to get ready for the visit, what screenings to ask for, and how they should follow-up with your provider post-visit.
- Well-Woman Visits: 6 Things You Should Know. This resource is a list of 6 things women should know related to the well-woman visit. It provides information on the content and importance of the visit, as well as links to other helpful resources.
- How to Talk Doctor. This resource describes strategies to assist women in communicating effectively with their providers.
- Where to Get It. This webpage offers a number of resources to help women obtain birth control. It lets women search for a health center by zip code, determine if they are able to get birth control delivered to their door, and where to find emergency contraception. It also provides a link for women to use to determine if they are eligible for free birth control.
- Reminders. This resource offers reminders for birth control and reminders for upcoming appointments. Utilizing text messaging or a cell phone app, women will be sent daily reminders for birth control and an appointment reminder a few days before the date of the appointment.
- Behind the White Lab Coat: A Who’s Who Guide to Medical Professionals. This resource provides information to women on “who is who” within a medical clinic. It breaks it up by who you see when you check in for an appointment, when you go back to the exam room, when the “doctor” comes in, when you’re referred to a specialist, and when you need a medical test or a prescription medication.
- Getting Covered 101: How to Get Health Insurance During Open Enrollment. This resource provides women information on how to obtain health insurance during open enrollment. Although this describes the process for open enrollment 2016-2017, it still contains relevant information to help women get insured.
- Cracking the Code: 14 Health Iinsurance Terms You Should Know
- Fit NOLA Smart Phone Application. This smart phone app connects families to community nutrition and health resources, including nutrition guidance, healthy menu options, and access to community resources.
- Fit NOLA Partnership. A partnership between the City of New Orleans and local organizations, working together to create a healthier city by promoting physical activity and improved nutrition. The New Orleans Health Department leads the effort to shape a shared vision for the Fit NOLA partnership. As Fit NOLA addresses obesity, the partnership receives guidance from a community-based coordinating committee, and executes projects through six sector groups.