The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH), HHS Office on Women's Health (OWH) announces the availability of funds for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 under the authority of Section 1703(a) of the PHS Act (42 U.S.C.
§ 300u-2(a)), and Section 229 of the PHS Act (42 U.S.C.
The primary focus of OASH is leading America to healthier lives, especially for those who are most vulnerable, including those who have suffered historic disparities.
In support of this vision, OWH provides national leadership and coordination to improve the health of women and girls through policy, education, and innovative programs.
OWH advances and coordinates a comprehensive women’s health agenda across the Department of Health and Human Services and works to develop and expand innovative approaches to advance the field of women’s and girls’ health.
To that end, this initiative addresses the intersection of three HHS Priority areas:
maternal health; mental health; and substance use disorder.
The development and evaluation of such interventions align with OWH's work on disease prevention and health promotion for issues of particular concern to women throughout their lifespan.