May 8, 2017

AAHP to Observe Women's Health Week from May 14-20

This May, in conjunction with Women’s Health Week from May 14 - 20, AAHP will highlight the unique health concerns women face. Women must learn and understand the value of their health and take initiative to achieve the best health possible. In addition to experiencing various health issues related to reproductive health, women also experience many of the same health problems as men, although these problems impact women differently. For instance:

  • Women under 45 are more likely than men to die following their first heart attack.
  • Women are more likely to show signs of depression and anxiety than men.
  • The effects of sexually transmitted diseases can be more serious in women than in men.

Black women have lower health statuses than women of other races/ethnicities, and AAHP provides numerous services and resources that address these health disparities. We conduct health screenings for women, provide custom referrals, and spread awareness of women's health issues and the importance of regular health screenings and routine care for women. 

Sources: Go Red for WomenAmerican Psychological AssociationCenters for Disease Control

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