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Indiana State Department of Health

Office of Women's Health > About Women's Health > Objectives Objectives

  • To identify, coordinate, and set statewide priorities for women's health programs, services, and resources;
  • To educate and advocate for women's health, providing statewide leadership for better access to and financing for health services, preventive screening, treatment services, and health education efforts;
  • To seek funding and partnerships from private or governmental entities for programs and initiatives;
  • To promote programs that are especially sensitive to the needs of underserved and disadvantaged women, and those with special needs;
  • To serve as a clearinghouse for information, current research and data and to assist policy-makers;
  • To provide leadership and mentoring opportunities for young women.

The Office of Women's Health works cooperatively with other programs and divisions within the Indiana State Department of Health, including:

Office of Minority Health (OMH), HIV/AIDS, Chronic Disease (Diabetes, Community Nutrition), Breast and Cervical Cancer Program (BCCP), Division of Maternal and Child Health (MCH), Women, Infants and Children (WIC), Division of Tobacco Prevention and Cessation, Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, INShape Indiana, and others.