WELCOME!  The Orange County Women's Health Project is an exciting grassroots collaborative launched in 2011 to serve as the convener for women’s health issues in 
Orange County, California.

Our Mission:  To advance women's health in Orange County through education, collaboration, and advocacy. 
Our Vision:    An Orange County where all women achieve optimal health and wellness. 



UPCOMING EVENTS

5TH ORANGE COUNTY WOMEN'S HEALTH SUMMIT

Registration for the 5th OC Women's Health Summit closed Friday, October 13.  Walk-ins will be accepted at the door.  Registration costs $45 (check, cash and card accepted).  Please RSVP to Sydney Minchin, OCWHP Project Coordinator, at minchin@ocwomenshealth.org.

The 5th Orange County Women's Health Summit will feature presentations about health care reform, efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and the implications for women's health at the national, state, and local levels.  Join us to stay abreast of the latest developments and identify strategies for protecting women's health in this rapidly changing landscape.

To learn more about the 5th OC Women's Health Summit, click here.



NEW RESOURCES

POSITION STATEMENT ON THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT

The Orange County Women's Heath Project has developed a Position Statement on Protecting Women's Health in the Affordable Care Act. 


https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4x1WhVL2f1PRGUzeTA3UUdrdk0/view?usp=sharing




POLICY BRIEF ON THE INTERSECTION OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, MENTAL HEALTH, AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B4x1WhVL2f1PRGUzeTA3UUdrdk0

The Orange County Women's Health Project is excited to release our new Policy Brief analyzing the mental health and substance abuse service needs of domestic violence survivors in Orange County.  

Learn more...




ORANGE COUNTY WOMEN'S HEALTH DASHBOARD


WOMEN'S HEALTH DASHBOARD







The Orange County Women's Health Project, in collaboration with the Orange County Health Care Agency and California State University at Fullerton, Department of Health Science, is excited to announce that the Women's Health Dashboard is now available on OC Healthier Together, the county's community health data platform!

The Women's Health Dashboard shows select indicators related to women's health in Orange County.  Users can now access this comprehensive resource and see how women's health in Orange County compares to other counties throughout California and the U.S., identify priority health issues affecting OC women, and identify areas for improvement. Learn more...



Good news – American women have access to more preventive health services at no additional cost thanks to updates to the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  On December 20, 2016, the federal government reaffirmed and updated the list of covered preventive services originally adopted in 2011 by accepting new recommendations from the Women’s Preventive Services Initiative (WPSI). Read more... 




RECENT ACTIVITY


06.02.2017 – SYMPOSIUM ON INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE, REPRODUCTIVE COERCION, AND UNINTENDED PREGNANCIES

Thank you to everyone who attended the Symposium on Intimate Partner Violence, Reproductive Coercion, and Unintended Pregnancies on Friday, June 2, 2017 at the UCI Medical Center. Learn more...


01.21.2017  –  ORANGE COUNTY WOMEN'S MARCH

On Saturday, January 21, 2017 the Orange County Women's Health Project joined approximately 20,000 OC residents participating in the OC Women's March in Downtown Santa Ana. OC residents from all communities came together to stand in solidarity and support women's rights, human rights, and social justice.  The OCWHP's Founding Project Director, Allyson Sonenshine, spoke at the event and rallied marchers around women's health and the Affordable Care Act.  Thank you to everyone who participated in this event in Orange County and across the globe!

               
 

05.31.2016  –  DVHC-OC FEATURED IN OC REGISTER

We are honored that the Orange County Register has featured the new Domestic Violence & Health Collective - Orange County in an article.  Read about the a new public health campaign as well as the Collective’s ambitious efforts to strengthen the local healthcare sector’s response to domestic violence.  Read more...