[Kreweoftruth] Women's Caucus Invites you to wellness retreats in NOLA, BR, Shreveport
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ADAY FOR AND ABOUT WOMEN’S HEALTH IS PLANNED IN THREE LOUISIANA CITIES
TheLouisiana Center for Health Equity (LCHE) is hosting three, one-day retreatsthat starts at 9:30 a.m. and ends at 2:30 p.m. Women’s Retreat 2012: Celebrating Wellness and Culture will offereducational seminars, health exhibitors, health screenings, and physicalactivities. Each retreat will focus on providing vital health information to increasehealth awareness among women across the state.
Participantsshould wear comfortable clothing for a day full and may take part in variousactivities designed especially for women: maintaining, moving and nourishingthe body. Retreat options include Zumba, belly aerobics, nutrition, hearthealth and wellness in general. Health screenings will be offered.
We are very excited to be undertaking thisproject for the first time,” said Alma C. Stewart, President of LCHE. “We arelooking forward to successful and enriching retreats. This initiative is soimportant because of the huge women’s health care disparities across thenation, and more specifically in Louisiana. According to a recent reportpublished by the Kaiser Family Foundation, Louisiana ranked worse than averageand 50th among the states for social determinants, including ranking 50th forwomen in poverty. Louisiana ranked second among the states with the highestneighborhood segregation. Furthermore, also among these social determinants,42% of African-American women in Louisiana are the head of households withchildren as compared to 15.6% for Caucasian women and African-American womenwith no high school diploma at 24.8%, is more than twice that of Caucasianwomen at 9.7%.”
Retreat dates and locations:
New Orleans – March 10 • Ashe’Cultural and Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard
Baton Rouge – March 31 • LouisianaResource Center for Educators, 5550 Florida Boulevard
Shreveport – April 21 • TheHighland Center-VOA of North Louisiana 520 Olive Street
LCHEis launching this initiative in collaboration with the Louisiana LegislativeWomen’s Caucus Foundation and in partnership with United Healthcare CommunityPlan. These women’s retreats will be hosted by Senator Sharon Weston Broome,President Pro Tempore, Louisiana State Senate along with LCHE. Blue Cross BlueShield of Louisiana, A. Charles Stewart Consultants and ExxonMobil arecorporate sponsors. The U. S. Department of Health and Human Services Office ofWomen’s Health has been invited.
Forretreat updates and registration, please visit LCHE on Facebook.
About the Louisiana Center for Health Equity
LCHE works to addressthe increasing disparities in health and health care across Louisiana. LCHE represents the interest of healthequity by promoting the elimination of health disparities caused by poverty,lack of access to quality health care and unhealthy environmental conditionswith a focus on community health and wellness. The Louisiana Center for HealthEquity (LCHE) is a nonpartisan non-profit IRS tax exempt public charity 501 (c)(3) organization. To learn moreabout LCHE, visit www.lahealthequity.org.
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