National Women’s Health Week – May 13-19, 2012
By: Chris Placitella @ May 17, 2012
Written by Rayna E. Kessler, Esquire
Cohen Placitella & Roth supports the annual observance of National Women’s Health Week. The week-long celebration encourages the advancement of gender equality in health care by bringing together communities, health agencies and organizations, business, government and others across the country. First Lady Michelle Obama said “we can all truly make a difference, not just for ourselves, but for our mothers and daughters, our grandmothers and granddaughters, and all the women in our lives who we love.”
Activities and events include free health screenings, conferences, educational training for health-care professionals, and wellness and fitness expos. Women are encouraged to visit their health-care providers to receive preventative care, such as well-woman’s visits and mammograms. “Regular checkups and appropriate screenings can help detect diseases early, when treatment is most effective,” said Human Health & Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.
For more information concerning activities and events, please visit https://www.womenshealth.gov/whw.