Next Event Jan. 14
NIEHS Reaches Out with Women’s Health Webinars
Every April, the NIEHS Office of Human Research Compliance, led by Dr. Joan Packenham, sponsors an event called the Women’s Wellness Conference. In 2020, as the pandemic took hold, they retooled their offering and last fall launched a series of free webinars, which have drawn hundreds of viewers.
“We turned to this virtual platform to continue our mission of informing and empowering women to take responsibility for their health by becoming their own health advocates, understanding their health options, and identifying services and resources that prevent poor health,” said Packenham.
The NIEHS Women’s Health Awareness initiative provides evidence-based community interventions to promote wellness, environmental health literacy and environmental public health; increases community health resiliency; and advances health equity by improving health care access and quality. Housed within the Women’s Environmental Health Across the Lifespan Program, the initiative is designed to enhance research for understudied, underrepresented and underreported populations of women.
The next event in the series, scheduled for Jan. 14, will cover how to understand and reverse diabetes, heart disease and other chronic illnesses. The virtual series, planned for the second Thursday of each month, provides participants a unique opportunity to gain state-of-the-art health knowledge and ask questions of world-renowned experts.
View the webinars, learn about shared resources, check out newsletters, upcoming events and more at https://www.niehs.nih.gov/research/programs/wha/index.cfm.