National Women’s Blood Pressure Awareness Week
October 15-21, 2023
National Women’s Blood Pressure Awareness Week (NWBPAW) is a weeklong observance led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office on Women’s Health (OWH). The week emphasizes the importance of blood pressure control and heart health on multiple socioecological levels. This week not only empowers women to take control their health through realistic and attainable behavior changes, but also highlights community, state, and national initiatives which support women’s heart health.
Getting to the Heart of It All
The theme of NWBPAW 2023 is Getting to the Heart of It All. This theme aims to bring awareness to the contributing factors that impact hypertension and heart health broadly. In addition to individual heart healthy behaviors, this week will highlight heart disease disparities that exist for underserved populations and the need for health equity initiatives, hypertension considerations for pregnant and peripartum women, the impact of mental health on hypertension, community heart health initiatives, and rapid response techniques to provide lifesaving care.