National Women’s Health Week
MAY 14-20, 2017
National Women’s Health Week is May 14-20. We hope you are working to highlight this week and the importance of women focusing on their health and wellbeing. Please take advantage of the resources and information listed on the National Women’s Health Week Website and the linked Toolkit, Slides and Talking Points for health professionals.
National Women’s Health Week is led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office on Women’s Health (OWH). The 18th annual observance kicks off on Mother’s Day, May 14, and is celebrated through May 20, 2017. National Women’s Health Week encourages women to make their health a priority and reminds them to take steps for better health at every age. HHS OWH encourages women to:
Thank you for your work to improve health outcomes for the women. Please share this information with your networks and huge thanks to Laurie Robinson for producing the above information and encouraging it to be shared!
Women’s Health Council
– – Links providers who deliver care and coordinate services or promotes the health of women.
– – Expected transferability of process, service or program to other organizations.
– – Ability to engage patients, clients and/or community in a meaningful way.No weighting has been assigned to the criteria.
For more information about or to nominate for the Spark Award or for more information about the Women’s Health Council of RI, contact Robin Zaman at 401 444.8009
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Nominations are being accepted for the Karen Rosene Montella, M.D., Spark Award for Innovation in Women’s Health in RI. The distinction recognizes innovative services, processes or programs that improve medical, behavioral and/or social health for Rhode Island women of all ages.
Named for Rosene Montella, M.D., senior vice president of women’s services and clinical integration at Lifespan and professor and vice chair of medicine and director of obstetric medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, the award focuses on health and socioeconomic disparities in the community. It is an acknowledgement of a provider’s efforts to remove barriers to care or broaden the reach of existing care centers; link providers in care delivery and coordination; and engage patients and the community. Rosene Montella helped found the Women’s Health Council of RI, serving as chair since its inception in 2008.
“We have no shortage in Rhode Island of compassionate providers working hard every day to ensure a broad spectrum of women receive high-quality, comprehensive care,” said Peg Miller, M.D., FACP, director of Lifespan’s Women’s Medicine Collaborative and co-chair of the Women’s Health Council of RI. “Through this award, we’d like to call attention to those committed providers for their valued contributions to raising the bar on women’s health in our state.”
Any provider or provider organization that cares for the social, medical and behavioral health of women and/or girls in Rhode Island is eligible for the award, including direct caregivers, payors or policy makers who work in institutions or the community such as educators, public health professionals, or social service providers. Individuals may nominate themselves or others. Completed nomination forms can be emailed to Krystal Branco at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline is October 1.
For more information about or to nominate for the Spark Award, contact Krystal Branco at email@example.com or 401 793.7382.
For more information about the Women’s Health Council of RI, contact Robin Zaman at 401 444.8009