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Women's Health Program

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The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) supports research on all aspects of women's health care, including quality, access, cost, and outcomes.

Priority Areas

  • Enhancing the response of the health system to women's needs.
  • Understanding gender differences.
  • Understanding and eliminating disparities in health care.
  • Empowering women to make better health care decisions.

Consumer Materials / Clinical Information / Additional Resources

Consumer Materials

Women: Stay Healthy at Any Age

This checklist for your next checkup discusses screening tests, preventive medications, and healthy behaviors to follow.

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Also available en español; go to:

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Clinical Information

Electronic Preventive Services Selector (ePSS)

A PDA application and Web guide that allows clinicians to search for U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendations by a patient's age, gender, and pregnancy status.

Go to: and select the Electronic Preventive Services Selector (ePSS).

Health Promotion

Recommendations on clinical preventive services and implementation tools for clinical practice including women's health concerns.

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Evidence-based Clinical Practice

Syntheses of scientific evidence on clinical effectiveness, behavior, and methods that address women's health topics among others.

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Additional Resources

Information products and research findings from AHRQ relating to women's health

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