The best science, stories, and strategies related to this month’s national health themes. Check back throughout the month for new additions. 

In May, the Network Celebrates...

Older Americans Month

According to the CDC, By 2060, almost a quarter of the U.S. population will be age 65 or older. Read on to learn about how to strengthen the health and quality of life for this growing population. 

Preeclampsia Awareness

Preeclampsia occurrs in about 1 in every 25 pregnancies in the US (CDC). Preeclampsia is a life-threatening hypertensive disorder that occurs only during pregnancy and the postpartum period. Preeclampsia and related disorders such as gestational hypertension, HELLP syndrome, and eclampsia are most often characterized by a rapid rise in blood pressure that can lead to seizure, stroke, multiple organ failure, and even death of the mother and/or baby. Learn more about preeclampsia symptoms, treatment, and support: 

National Women's Health Week

Sex Ed For All Month

Change Lives (Including Yours). Get Involved

By deepening your relationship with the Network, you can: 

  • Improve health equity across the nation  
  • Build your skills in communications, development, management, health policy & advocacy, community organizing, and more 
  • Expand your professional circle with prospective mentors, employers, and subject matter experts 
  • Connect with an audience millions strong that wants to learn about brands that share their values 

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    • A 12 month membership to the NWHN 
    • Subscription to our exclusive quarterly newsletter 
    • Member mobilization updates and advocacy opportunities 
    • Invitations to annual events
  • Tell your health story. Let us help you tell your story in writing or over the air waves. Fill out our story pitch form here, and you could be featured in a blog post or on the Network’s podcast.
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