News and Events

Upcoming Steering Committee Meetings

September 13, 2019
December 20, 2019

All meetings take place at 9:30 a.m. at the Alabama Department of Public Health.

Regions Conference Room, 2nd Floor
The RSA Tower
201 Monroe Street
Montgomery, Alabama 36104

2018 Single Mothers Empowerment Conference

Single parent mothers are invited to the Fifth Annual Single Mothers Empowerment Conference on Saturday, June 23, at the McWane Science Center in Birmingham. This year's theme is "Renew Your Spirit!" Topics include finances, healthy relationships, life transitions, legal concerns, and much more. Advance online registration is $30; on-site registration will be $35. See the event flyer for more details.

Celebrate National Women’s Health Week

National Women’s Health Week kicks off each year on Mother's Day. The week is designed to highlight women’s health issues and encourages women to take simple steps to live a longer, healthier, and happier life.

The week also includes a celebration of Women’s Check-Up Day to promote health screenings. For more information on National Women’s Health Week, visit

OWH would like to encourage groups and individuals to order any of the free OWH fact sheets and brochures for use during women’s health week activities.

Press Releases

Pregnancy Exposure Registry

The Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Office of Women's Health has updated its web listing of pregnancy exposure registries. Pregnancy exposure registries are prospective observational studies that collect information on women who take medication during pregnancy. These studies provide important information on the effects of drug exposure on fetal development.

The FDA pregnancy exposure registry page provides links to over 35 registries for specific medical products and medical conditions including HIV/AIDS, epilepsy, and cancer. All the drugs or vaccines used in a specific disease registry are also listed.

To access the list and learn more about pregnancy exposure registries, visit the FDA's Pregnancy Exposure Registries.

Page last updated: July 9, 2019