""4th National Women's Health Week" "
Apr. 23rd, 2013
Sunset Community Health Center in collaboration with the City of Somerton will be holding its "4th National Women's Health Week" event this coming May 4th, 2013 from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Somerton Community Center “Gym”, located at 805 W. Main Street Somerton, AZ 85350.
National Women’s Health Week aims to provide our community of Somerton, Gadsden, San Luis, Yuma and surrounding areas the opportunity to receive health screenings and information on topics that may promote the welfare of families and their quality of life. Women often serve as caregivers for their families, putting the needs of their spouses’ children and parents before their own. As a result, women’s health and wellbeing becomes secondary. It is our responsibility to support the important women we know and do everything we can to help them take steps for longer, healthier and happier lives.
The theme for 2013 is "It's your time". National Women’s Health Week empowers women to make their health a top priority. It also encourages them to take healthy steps including: visiting a health care provider for regular checkups and preventive screenings, engaging in physical activities most days, eating healthier, avoiding risky behaviors, such as smoking to improve their physical and mental health and lower their risks of certain diseases.
This year’s FREE screenings will include HIV, dental varnish and fluoride application, mental health screenings, glucose, cholesterol, blood pressure, height, and weight, body mass index, and much more!. The event will also include informational and educational booths on parenting awareness, AHCCCS program enrollment, nutrition, counseling, cardiovascular, tobacco, domestic violence, medical, dental and prenatal discount programs for families with no medical insurance, women’s health, HIV and MUCH MORE!
Once again, I hope you will join us in observing National Women Health Week by supporting this health and informational event. We are anticipating this event will provide at least 300 women and their family with fre e health screenings, valuable information, and educational booths all in the name of “Women’s Health”!