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What Works Fact Sheet: Improving Women's Health

Resource Summary

Healthcare provider uses stethoscope to listen to woman's heart, represents interventions to improve women's health.This brochure summarizes information in The Guide to Community Preventive Services (The Community Guide) about interventions that address heart disease, cancer, and mental health—health issues that place a particular burden on women. It is designed to help public health professionals find proven intervention approaches—including programs, services and other interventions—to address women’s health. It can help decision makers in both public and private sectors make choices about what intervention approaches are best for their communities.

Listen to an audio clip (7:20) of Dr. Jennifer Bishop-Crawford as she talks with CDC’s Dr. John Anderton about development of the women’s health fact sheet and how she’s come to rely on The Community Guide as a dependable resource.