Women's Health Week 2016


WHEREAS, there are more than 4 million women and girls living in the Commonwealth of Virginia; and

WHEREAS, National Women’sHealth Week encourages women to make their health a priority, schedule wellness checkups, and plan lifesaving preventative health screenings; and

WHEREAS, access to comprehensive health care — including colonoscopies, pap smears, mammograms, treatment for sexuality transmitted infections, and birth control — is critical to the overall well-being of women and their families; and

WHEREAS, OB-GYN providers play a critical role in providing preventive care and serving as entry points into the health care system; and

WHEREAS, the Commonwealth of Virginia values licensed health care professionals who provide high-quality, evidence-based care in a compassionate setting; and

WHEREAS, the McAuliffe administration is dedicated to securing women’s health rights through active advocacy and legislation;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terence R. McAuliffe, do hereby recognize May 8-14, 2016, as WOMEN’S HEALTH WEEK in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.