Virtual Conference on Women’s Health Awareness on April 9th

DURHAM, N.C. March 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The eighth annual Women’s Health Awareness (WHA) Conference will be held virtually Saturday, April 9thfrom 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m This free and popular wellness conference has helped more than 4,000 women and their families North Carolina and beyond by offering educational seminars and health resources. Due to the COVID pandemic, the event will take place virtually.

Register today for the virtual event on April 9th.

to register at www.niehs.nih.gov/WHAconference

Register today for the 9th April Event!

At this year’s event, renowned health experts will present most of them Up to date Information on topics of interest to communities of color. Sessions include discussions on chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, inflammation, autoimmune diseases and dementia. Speakers will also address societal and environmental issues, including Black maternal mortality, reproductive health, substance abuse, domestic violence and mental health, as well as offering coping strategies for caregiving. To promote community resilience and health for Latino and Hispanic communities, WHA continues to offer Spanish-language resources and bilingual sessions. Environmental health issues include COVID and its ongoing complications, disaster preparedness, and systemic and environmental racism.

The WHA addresses environmental health disparities in rural and urban communities of color. Every year, WHA expands its reach. This year, organizers will test satellite locations to reach rural communities with limited internet access. This will allow additional churches to attend the conference from their local districts to increase healthy justice. Organizers have partnered with public health and community organizations to share WHA in appropriate locations.

The Office for Human Research and Community Involvement, headed by Joan Packenham, Ph.D., at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)/National Institutes of Health (NIH), is the primary sponsor of this event. Co-sponsors include the Durham Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and the Department of Public Health Central University of North Carolina.

For more information on the WHA conference, go to www.niehs.nih.gov/womenshealthawareness. Individuals with disabilities who require housing to attend this event should contact the Office of Human Research and Community Engagement at 984-287-4414 or [email protected] TTY users should contact the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339. Inquiries should be made at least 5 business days before the event.

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