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SNJPC Celebrates National Women’s Health Week

May 11-17 is National Women’s Health Week. Beginning on Mother’s Day, the goal of this week is to empower women to make healthy lifestyle choices. Organizations and communities are asked to focus special attention on providing the resources that will help women achieve longer and healthier lives.

SNJPC joins the nation in this effort and reminds women about some basic steps to better health:

    • Visit a health care professional for a check up
    • Talk to a health care provider about managing any chronic illness
    • Eat a healthy diet
    • Maintain an active lifestyle
    • Avoid smoking and excessive drinking
    • Learn how to reduce and manage stress

Many SNJPC programs support a woman’s journey to better health. The Mom’s Quit Connection provides free, individualized counseling to pregnant women and new moms trying to quit smoking. The Healthy Homes program educates about best practices for safer home cleaning and maintenance to reduce exposure to toxic chemicals. Pregnant women who use controlled substances can find nonjudgmental assistance and referrals for treatment through the Perinatal Addictions Prevention Project.

Learn about these programs and more at http://www.snjpc.org/programs