Task Force Health Priorities

The overarching focus of the Task Force is preventive health for women.  Our initial focus was on cervical cancer for two main reasons: 1) Cervical cancer is almost always preventable, and 2) The recent introduction of the HPV vaccine has spurred a national dialogue on this disease, giving us the opportunity to educate women and adolescents about screening and HPV vaccination.

The other issues you will find in this section ot the site are:

breast cancer

depression/mental health


heart disease

lung cancer



ovarian cancer

preterm labor & birth

sexually transmitted infections

NCWO affiliates show how new health reform law impacts women

Check out our Advocacy section to see what NCWO and a number of our affiliates are saying and doing regarding the new health law.

Check out the 'Health Resources' section of this site

The Health Resources section is intended to provide reliable, accurate information on health prevention and wellness generally. It includes information we have found to be particularly helpful on a variety of health issues. You can access it on the toolbar above or by clicking the hotlink that starts the sentence.