About this site
Girlshealth.gov was created in 2002 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office on Women’s Health (OWH) to help girls (ages 10 to 16) learn about health, growing up, and issues they may face. Girlshealth.gov promotes healthy and positive behaviors in girls, giving them reliable and useful health information in a fun, easy-to-understand way. The website also provides information to parents and educators to help them teach girls about healthy living.
Our tagline is "Be Happy. Be Healthy. Be You. Beautiful." It focuses on the idea that being yourself — finding what makes you smile and how to live well — is what makes you "you." And that is beautiful!
Awards and accolades:
- 2010: Girlshealth.gov was rated as a top 10 government website by Federal Computer Week.
- 2010: Girlshealth.gov wins a 2010 Aesculapius Award Certificate of Merit presented by the Health Improvement Institute.
- 2010: Girlshealth.gov wins a 2010 Web Health Award (bronze)
- 2010: Girlshealth.gov wins 2010 National Health Information Award (Merit Award for Teen Survival Guide)
- 2010: Girlshealth.gov wins 2010 Summit Creative Award (silver award under “Youth website” category).
- 2010: Zimbio magazine says “If You Have a Tween, You Must Check Out GirlsHealth.gov.”
- 2009: Girlshealth.gov wins 2009 iNova Award (gold medal winner under “Government Organizations” category).
- 2009: NBC.com (Chicago) says, “The information is more straightforward, maybe less racy, on girlshealth.gov, a site run by the Department of Health and Human Services.”
- 2009: IDEA Fitness Journal says “…girlshealth.gov encourages girls to exercise, educates them on healthy food choices, and teaches them how to care for their bodies to avoid health problems like osteoporosis later in life.”
- 2009: Rated as a “Great .gov website” by Government Computer News.
- 2008: Winner of the Aesculapius Award of Excellence.
- 2008: July: American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) E-Government Satisfaction Index study ranked girlshealth.gov among the top scoring federal websites in terms of customer satisfaction.
- 2008: January issue of Girls’ Life (GL) magazine mentioned girlshealth.gov in their article “The Easy Eating Plan.”
- 2007: Mentioned in the Marrietta Daily Journal as a "Best Bet on the Net."
- 2007: Mentioned as one of the ”Best Bets on the Net” in Dodge City Daily Globe.
- 2007: School Library Journal says girlshealth.gov “…covers a wide range of health topics — but doesn’t focus on sexuality as other sites do.”
- 2006: Book List cited girlshealth.gov as one of four websites for children’s health resources.
- 2005: Rated "Top Teen Health website" by The Health Information Project.
- 2004: Mentioned as top site for teens by New York's ABC 7 and Laura Landro of the Wall Street Journal.
- 2004: Selected as a 4-Star Rated Site by chiff.com (4-Star Rated Site means that the site is one of the best on the Internet).
Content last updated January 18, 2011