WOMEN’S HEALTH & AGING ADVOCACY
Advancing health equity for women 55 years and older means creating awareness and advocating for change in language and policies that diminish the importance of ongoing, preventative women’s healthcare beyond the reproductive season.
There is a need to amplify voices surrounding nuanced discussions on women’s health. We support seasoned women by making certain they are educated about continuing gynecologic care in order to improve health outcomes and overall quality of life. Through our innovative ...
PEER AND PROVIDER TRAINING
An informed and empowered seasoned woman understands her agency and that she is a partner in her health journey. We train healthcare providers in techniques to improve their patient engagement. We also equip peer support teams with tools to assist women with navigating ...
OTHER SERVICES INCLUDE:
Resource referral and assistance, Research, and Community outreach activities!
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A spacious and trendy tote bag to help you carry around everything that matters.
• 100% spun polyester fabric
• Bag size: 15″ × 15″ (38.1 × 38.1 cm)
• Capacity: 2.6 US gal (10 l)
• Maximum weight limit: 44lbs (20 kg)
• Dual handles made from 100% natural cotton bull denim
• Handle length 11.8″ (30 cm), width 1″ (2.5 cm)
This unisex tee has a classic v-neck cut and fits like a well-loved favorite.
• 100% combed ring-spun cotton
• Pre-shrunk fabric
• Regular fit
• Side-seamed construction
• Coverstitched v-neck and hemmed sleeves
• Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
Whether you're drinking your morning coffee, evening tea, or something in between – this mug's for you! It's sturdy and glossy with a vivid print that'll withstand the microwave and dishwasher.
• 11 oz mug dimensions: 3.85″ (9.8 cm) in height, 3.35″ (8.5 cm) in diameter
• 15 oz mug dimensions: 4.7″ (12 cm) in height, 3.35″ (8.5 cm) in diameter
• Dishwasher and microwave safe
All five Gynecologic cancers, Cervical, Ovarian, Uterine, Vaginal, and Vulvar present
differently with unique signs and symptoms. All women are at risk for Gynecologic Cancers and
those risks increase with age. Early detection is optimal for treatment to be most effective.
Recent research shows the median age of cervical cancer diagnosis for all women in the US is 49
years. Pap Smear test and Screening exams have reduced incidence rates by 50%. According to
the CDC, 1 in 20 women between the ages of 66-70 has never had a Pap smear. As women age,
the less likely they will be screened.
Growing Number of Seasoned Women
Between 2020-2030, the older population is expected to grow by 18 million raising the median
age of the U.S. population from age 38 to age 43 by 2060. According to the U.S. Census Bureau,
by 2060 nearly 1 in 4 Americans will be over 65 years of age, with over 51 million of those 65
and older being women. Seasoned women are expected to live for another 26 years, while 60yrs+
men are expected to only live for another 22 years.
According to Census Bureau projections, the 2020 life expectancies at birth for blacks are 79.8
years for women compared with 82.7 years for women. Female Black Americans make up
12.9% of the US population but is expected to grow to 15.2% in 2060. According to the CDC,
Black women had the highest rate of vaginal cancer (0.8 per 100,000 women), followed by
Hispanic women and White women (0.6) and Asian/Pacific Islander women (0.4). In addition,
Black females have 15 times the AIDS rate as compared to white females, higher rates of STI
diagnoses (including syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia), late diagnoses for certain gynecologic
cancers, and generally have lower survival rates when diagnosed with gynecologic cancer.
Women will expect to spend about a third of their lifetime after menopause, so it is still
important to see your obstetrician–gynecologist (ob-gyn) regularly for a routine care visit. An
annual well-woman visit, as it is called, may consist of a pelvic exam, a Pap smear, cancer, and
STI screenings, as well as counseling by a gynecologist or women’s health practitioner to cover
other female sexual health needs. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
(ACOG) recommend continued gynecologic care and screening on a regular basis.