MGH Hotline 05.21.10 National Women’s Health Week was observed May 9 through 15.

The MGH celebrates women’s health

21/May/2010

PROMOTING WOMEN'S HEALTH: From left, Marie Henderson, CNM, MSN, of MGH Vincent Obstetrics and Gynecology; MacDonald; Stacy Nelson, MS, RD, LDN, of Nutrition and Food Services/Ambulatory Nutrition; Marlene Sullivan, RN, of the MGH Cancer Center; and Amy Smith, CNM, MSN, of MGH Vincent Obstetrics and Gynecology /p>

National Women's Health Week was observed May 9 through 15. During the week, the MGH -- one of only three health care organizations in Massachusetts registered to take part in the campaign -- hosted a number of educational activities aimed at empowering women to make their health a top priority.

On May 10 and 11, MGH Vincent Obstetrics and Gynecology hosted an information table in the Main Corridor to promote women's health across the life cycle. MGH experts representing reproductive, mental, nutritional and general health were on hand to speak to passersby about managing their own health. Pamphlets were available on topics such as health tips for teens, reproductive health and annual health tests that every woman should have through the decades of her life.

"This was the first year the MGH celebrated National Women's Health Week," says Abigail MacDonald, LICSW, clinical social worker for MGH Vincent Obstetrics and Gynecology. "We had hundreds of women and men stop by the table, ask our volunteers questions and pick up information."

To learn more about National Women's Health Week, contact MacDonald at asmacdonald@partners.org or access http://womenshealth.gov.