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Public Health Department highlights National Women's Health Week

The Oak Park Public Health Department is joining the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office on Women’s Health to celebrate National Women’s Health Week from May 12-18.

This year’s theme is dedicated to and shining a light on health issues unique to women, which are often cloaked in stigma. Health officials encourage all Oak Parkers to learn more about these health issues to support their own health and the health of women in their lives: 

  • Maternal mental health. About 1 in 5 women experience mental health issues during pregnancy or in the first year after giving birth. Although so many women experience these issues, many go without proper treatment and support. Learn more about how to find support here
  • Women's health stigma. Oftentimes, issues like periods, eating disorders, gender-based violence and reproductive health conditions such as infertility are endured in silence. Finding ways to talk about and change our thinking about women's health issues will increase the quality of life for women in our lives. Get facts and guidance here.
  • Reproductive health from puberty to menopause. Reproductive health is a journey that evolves with every stage of life. Menopause in particular is a part of life that many menstruating women are unsure of how to prepare for. Learn more about menopause basics, symptoms, early onset and more here. 
  • Women’s heart health. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women, and Black women face the highest risk of any group of women. Women’s heart health needs differ from men’s, and factors such as pregnancy, the stress of daily life and the natural changes in hormones over time influence women's heart health needs. Find prevention and action steps here.

For more information about public health in Oak Park, contact, call 708.358.5480 or visit