August 18, 2010 Community Event

Women's Health Needs Across the Lifespan

Women’s health needs across the lifespan was the subject of a free event that took place Wednesday, August 18, 2010 from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. in the Community Room of Crosswinds at Hudson. The event was open to the public and was one of a series of health events by The Women’s Health Project, a community-based initiative of the Center for the Elimination of Minority Health Disparities at the University at Albany. The event consisted of a resource fair followed by a presentation and discussion.

Upper Hudson Planned ParenthoodThe featured presenter for this event was Dr. Christine Pluviose, Vice President of Patient Services at Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood, who discussed the concerns and recommended medical care for women in different age groups: 13 - 19 year olds, 20-39 years old, 40-64 years old, and 65 and older. Using a Jeopardy game format, the audience competed for points in a fun game based on the guidelines for reproductive health screenings and preventive services for women in each of the age groups. A copy of the general guidelines for screening and preventive services for each age group can be viewed and downloaded by clicking here. Dr. Pluviose responded to audience members' questions about reproductive healthcare.

The event began with a resource fair from 6:00-6:45, during which time participants had the opportunity to learn more about local service providers and sign up for services. Attendees learned about the resources offered by the AIDS Council of Northeastern New York, Columbia County Community Healthcare Consortium, Columbia County Department of Health, Columbia Memorial Hospital—Diabetes…Take Charge, Columbia Opportunities, the REACH Center, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia County, Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood, and Women’s Health Project. In addition, attendees had the opportunity to receive free blood pressure screenings from the Columbia County Department of Health, glucose testing from Columbia Memorial Hospital—Diabetes…Take Charge, and to obtain taxi vouchers from the Women's Health Project for rides to and from Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood and Columbia Memorial Hospital for women's health services.

Crosswinds at Hudson is an affordable workforce housing complex located at 15 Rogers lane. The first of its kind in the region, Crosswinds provides one, two, and three bedroom townhouse units, with rents that are pegged to median income in Columbia County.

To see additional photos of the event featuring the supporting organizations, please click here.

The event was the sixth in a series of free health events offered by the Women’s Health Project, a community-based initiative of the Center for the Elimination of Minority Health Disparities at the University at Albany.


This project is supported by the National Institute for Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health (grant number P20MD003373). All content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institute for Minority Health and Health Disparities or the National Institutes of Health.