|North Dakota Women's Health Connection is Sept. 18|
The first North Dakota Women’s Health Connection will take place Monday, Sept. 18, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Alerus Center, encouraging women to take a proactive role in their own health care. The event, organized by the North Dakota Women’s Health CORE located in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, will feature sessions on a variety of women’s health issues by area health care providers and UND medical school faculty.
“The National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health project has a focus on outreach and assisting women to become informed consumers and managers of their health and health care,” said Elizabeth Burns, director of the program and professor at the medical school. “We see this as an opportunity for women of the region to benefit from the program at UND.”
Sessions will address issues affecting women across their life spans, including preconception planning, depression, healthy relationships, fibromyalgia, varicose veins, incontinence and healthy aging. NASA consultant Saralyn Mark will provide the keynote address on women’s heart health.
There will be tours and mocktails at the new UND Student Wellness Center following the conference. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Pre-registration is requested by Sept. 12. For more information and to register contact Sarah Owens at 777-3274 or email@example.com.
North Dakota Women’s Health CORE, a National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health Region VIII Demonstration project, facilitates North Dakota Women’s Health Connection. Financial sponsors include the Region VIII Office on Women’s Health, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, College of Nursing, Dakota Medical Foundation and Altru Health System.