June 17, 2010 Community Event
Sexual Health: Keeping Yourself Safe and Healthy at any age
Information about sexual health and how to keep oneself safe and healthy at any age was provided at the Women’s Health Project event, held June 17 at Bliss Towers. Topics of discussion included risk factors for sexually transmitted infections, what is involved in getting tested, and where people can get confidential testing. The information was presented in a fun, interactive game, led by Debi Huber, prevention projects manager, and Donna Wynn, prevention intervention specialist, both with the AIDS Council of Northeastern New York.
The event was one of 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.
Attendees also had the opportunity to participate in a health resource fair and learn about healthcare services offered by the AIDS Council of Northeastern New York, Columbia County Community Healthcare Consortium, Columbia Opportunities, Mental Health Association of Columbia and Greene Counties, the REACH Center, and Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood. In addition, they were able to receive free blood pressure and cholesterol screenings through the Columbia County Department of Health, 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.
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The event was the fifth 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.
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