This Feb 1st will be the 10th National Wear Red Day. To celebrate and confirm the American Heart Association’s commitment to the cause they created the Go Red For Women Declaration.
Chrysalis has been in the news recently, regarding our thoughts about women’s health and our planned activities for National Women’s Health Week, which kicks off annually on Mother’s Day.
Building a Healthier Community: Conference to address health, well-being of women, girls
“At our National Women’s Health Week lunch-and-learn last year, attendees said they wanted to hear about a variety of real-life strategies that girls and women can use to improve their health,” said Marcia Davis Taylor, Chrysalis Services’ president and chief executive officer. “We decided that a conference would be able to provide that as well as bring together individuals, community-based organizations and health care practitioners to share and learn together.”
Mothers Shape the World: Opinion-Editorial
Generally speaking, women have continued to outlive men at later ages, and self-reported health status has been gradually declining among women since the mid-1990s. According to “Women in America: Indicators of Social and Economic Well-Being,” increasing numbers of women live with chronic health conditions. More than one third of all women over 20 are obese and less than half of all women meet the Federal physical activity guidelines for aerobic activity.
Young Women’s Health Leadership Institute
The institute will be open to girls in grades seven through 12. The purpose is to cultivate leadership skills in young women, resulting in improved health outcomes in the community. Modeled after the curriculum for Project SHARE — Student Health Advocates Redefining Empowerment — the ultimate goal is to prepare young women who will become community leaders, peer educators, and advocates around the health issues that affect girls and women.
Today is National Women’s Checkup Day. This day is dedicated to encouraging women to visit health care professionals to receive or schedule a checkup and to promote regular checkups that are vital to the early detection of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, mental health illnesses, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and other conditions.
Have you scheduled an appointment with your healthcare professional for today, or for another day during this month? Are you up to date on your health screenings? Do you know your numbers?
Although many of the tests and screenings for women may be the same from your 20s to your 60s and beyond, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Women’s Health, recommends that you ask your healthcare professional how often you need the following screenings to maintain your general, heart, reproductive and breast health: (more…)