December 5, 2009 Community Event

Nutrition and Exercise

Photo of Karen Mort of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Columbia County at Women's Health Project eventThe second community of the Women’s Health Project took place at Bliss Towers on December 5th from 2-4p.m. Information was provided about how nutrition and exercise fit into our lives and why they are especially important for women. The event also featured a presentation by Karen Mort of the EatSmart NY program at the Cornell Cooperative Extension, Columbia County.

Attendees had the opportunity to learn about the resources offered by Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood and the Columbia County Community Healthcare Consortium, and receive free blood pressure and blood sugar screenings through the Columbia County Department of Health. In addition, attendees were able to obtain taxi vouchers for rides to and from Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood and Columbia Memorial Hospital for women's health services.

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

The event was the second 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.