Women’s Health Virginia’s education programs bring Virginians together to focus on medical and non-medical issues relating to women and girls’ wellness, the development of their health behaviors, and their use of health care. The programs also provide an opportunity for health professionals and non-professionals to share ideas about how to address the needs of Virginia’s women and girls and improve health and well being.

Thanks to our speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, and all participants who made our 20th annual conference a great success!

National and Virginia experts joined us to discuss:

  • Office of Research on Women’s Health progress on its strategic goals of Vision for 2020 and new plans

  • Precision medicine and personalized medicine and the impacts on women's wellness

  • Advances in cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment, with a focus on lung and breast cancers

  • Increasing understanding of autoimmune diseases--MS and lupus in particular--and promising treatments

  • The changing picture of women’s addiction to food, tobacco, alcohol, drugs, and other substances

  • Progress in understanding the aging process and the impacts of lifestyle and behaviors during earlier years on aging.

See the agenda and speakers.




Select DVDs of the sessions you want ($10/disc)
or get the 4-disc set of the whole program ($35).

An audio recording of the whole program is also available ($20).

Get the conference packet (presentations and resource lists) free with the recordings or order the printed materials alone.

Order online, by mail (get form) or by calling 434-220-4500.


Contributing Partners

Chronic Disease Program Division of Prevention & Health Promotion


Supporting Partners


Women’s Health Virginia invites business, government and non-profit organizations to sponsor or exhibit at our 2017 conference. If you are interested in these opportunities, call (434) 220-4500 or e-mail us.


Get information below about


Our June 2016 Annual Conference



Following on Our 2015 Annual Conference

For those who missed the program or want the presentations to use as teaching tools, the talks are available on DVD and audio CD. You can get recordings of individual sessions or the full set as well as the printed conference packet.

See the full program & speakers

Order recordings and materials online, by mail (get form) or by calling 434-220-4500.


Other Current Programs

Our programs are expanding our efforts regarding topics explored in earlier annual conferences and other public health priorities. You can help us bring information to your community or region by participating in planning workshops inyour area. Contact us to become involved.


Getting Good ZZZs for a Healthier Future

In partnership with the Virginia Academy of Sleep Medicine, we are developing workshops and disseminating information to school boards and administrators, parent groups and others about the importance of sufficient sleep for the development, achievement and safety of youth and the impact of school start times on the health and well being of teens.

HPV Vaccine Education for Providers and Parents

We are providing information and developing workshops for health and education professionals, parents and community leaders about the HPV vaccines and their importance for reducing cervical and other cancers. Our leadership of a collaborative effort with representatives of other organizations, health care providers and business and the Cancer Action Coalition of Virginia is increasing understanding about the vaccines and ways health care providers can provide vital information to patients and parents. We are beginning to develop new programs focusing on the Tidewater Virginia Area.

In addition to live programs, our DVDs Talking About HPV Vaccines—Helping Patients and Parents Make Informed Decisions (for health professionals and educators) and The HPV Vaccines—Making an Informed Decision (for parents and others), make information easily accessible. Learn more about these programs and ordering DVDs.


Stress and Genetic Impacts on Wellness

We are also developing workshops to explore further issues addresses in our 2013 on the impacts of stress and managing and reducing stress and our 2014 conference on genetic and genomic influences on women’s wellness.



Past Annual Conferences

Conferences themes have been:

See conference agendas and order conference packets by e-mail for our earlier conferences:

Growing Girls Strong — Strategies for Building Life Skills & Preventing High Risk Behavior (2009)

Stepping Over the Lines—Young Women’s Risk-Taking, Time for Concern (2008)

10 Years on the Way to Women’s Wellness—Roads Well Traveled, Directions Ahead (2007)

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Self-Image & the Challenge for Women & Girls’ Wellness (2006)

Pathways to Women’s Wellness:
Integrating Conventional, Complementary & Alternative Approaches to Prevention & Treatment (2005)

Working Women’s Wellness 9-5 24/7 (2004)

Women as Caregivers—Cradle to Grave (2003)

Food & Fitness: Lifelong Challenges (2002)

It’s More Than Words: Communications and Women's Health (2001)

The Multicultural Mosaic and Virginia Women’s Health (2000)

The Dollars and Sense of Women's Health (1999)

Virginia's Challenge: Women's Wellness (1998) (prior to WHV incorporation)