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Newly appointed state health secretary to keynote ‘More Power’ women’s heath webinar

Newly appointed state health secretary to keynote ‘More Power’ women’s heath webinar

The newly appointed Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health Courtney Phillips PhD, will be the keynote speaker for the More Power: Women at the Polls and in Policy Webinar on Tuesday, May 12, from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM. This webinar is hosted by the Louisiana Center for Health Equity, presenting sponsor UnitedHealthcare Community Plan – Louisiana and our planning team partners in recognition of National Women’s Health Week.

The objective of this 90-minute virtual event is to promote awareness about women’s health, empower and activate women, and move our state to improve women’s health outcomes by advancing education and advocating for significant policy change. Panelists for this webinar include Nicole Deggins, CNM, MSN, MPH, Founder and CEO, Sista Midwife Productions; Kimiyo Williams, MD, FAAP, President/CEO, K.H. Williams Enterprises, Inc.; Linda Hawkins, Health Program Chair, League of Women Voters of Louisiana. The event will be moderated by Alma C. Stewart, RN, MS, CCHC, President and Founder, Louisiana Center for Health Equity.

Louisiana Center for Health Equity catalyzes educational and advocacy initiatives that promote community health and wellness and eliminate health disparities caused by poverty, lack of access to quality healthcare, and unhealthy environmental conditions. Additionally, LCHE is continuing its efforts to improve the overall health of women in Louisiana by joining with other advocates in calling for the creation of a Louisiana Office on Women’s Health. The Office on Women’s Health will be committed to overseeing evidence-based recommended metrics of change based on data regarding best practices. To join in the effort to establish the Louisiana Office on Women’s Health, click the following link: https://www.change.org/LAOFFICEONWOMENSHEALTH.

To register for the More Power: Women at the Polls and in Policy Webinar, receive updates about the 2020 women’s health activities and how you can get involved sign up at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5316842814114179599.

Questions can be directed via email to info@lahealthequity.org.

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