National Women’s Health Week is an observance held each May and led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health. The goal is to empower women to make their health a priority, while also serving as a time to encourage women to take steps to improve their health.
Magnolia’s activities included a participant appreciation day, healthy eating demonstrations, a beauty day and concluded with health screenings and an open house. Magnolia staff, participants, Board members and community partners came together on the May 18th to talk about the services Magnolia offers and the impact it makes on the community at the open house. Thank you to the local legislators and staff who came, including state Rep. Tracie Davis; state Sen. Audrey Gibson; Charlotte Jones from state Rep. Kimberly Daniels’ office; and Tony Hill from Congressman Al Lawson’s office.
Magnolia is a federal Healthy Start project that works to improve the health and well-being of women during their childbearing years by empowering communities to address medical, behavioral, and cultural and social service needs. Clinical and case management services are available before, during and after pregnancy for women living in Jacksonville’s Health Zone 1.