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South Dakota women learn to make their health a priority

June 08, 2011

South Dakota women learn to make their health a priority



As part of National Women's Health Week (May 9-13), the Health Education and Promotion Council sponsored their 2nd Annual Winyan Zanniyan Najinpi Kte (Women Will Stand In Good Health) health fair and workshop.

The event took place in the American Indian communities of Cherry Creek, Eagle Butte and Rapid City, SD, with approximately 130 people in attendance and Tanka Bar provided Tanka Wild Sticks for snacks. Information was presented that increased women's knowledge of behaviors that are demonstrated to promote health and reduce preventable disease. Participants were able to attend three educational sessions that were facilitated by health care professionals.

In addition to the three core tracks, representatives from various regional health promotion programs shared community resources in an effort to promote awareness about the specific disease conditions they are working to prevent and/or manage.

National Women's Health Week is a nationwide initiative that calls attention to the importance of women's health.

"Women are often the caregivers for their families and, as a result, forget to make their own health a priority," said Favian Kennedy of the Health Education and Promotion Council. "With National Women's Health Week, we remind women that they too need to visit the doctor, make sure their screenings are up to date and just take a minute to think about their health."

More info: Health Education and Promotion Council

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