Navigation Links
The COSHAR Foundation Participates in Annual Women's Health Awareness Day
Date:7/18/2008

Event part of national immunization awareness campaign to raise awareness of the importance of timely childhood vaccination and increase vaccine

compliance rates across the United States

CHEVY CHASE, Md., July 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The COSHAR Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to health education, improvement and empowerment with a focus on minority and disadvantaged populations, hosts National Women's Health Awareness Day on Saturday, July 19 in conjunction with the Ebenezer African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church in Fort Washington, Md. The free community event is part of The COSHAR Foundation's national immunization awareness campaign, which has reached more than 9,500 churches and community organizations to date with information that helps educate their congregations and community members about the importance of vaccination among the African-American community.

"With more than a quarter of children in the United States missing life-saving vaccines, it's important that parents know that vaccines can prevent potentially life-threatening diseases, as long as children stay up-to-date on their immunizations," said Sharon Allison-Ottey, M.D., executive director of The COSHAR Foundation. "We are pleased to be participating in the Ebenezer A.M.E. Church's Annual Women's Health Awareness Day -- one of the largest health events in Maryland to educate African-American women about the importance of their health."

This year's event will offer an hour-long workshop focusing on the importance of immunizations that will feature a local pediatrician, a public health nurse and a representative from the local health department. In addition, health screenings, empowerment sessions and educational materials on topics, including immunizations, heart disease and emergencies in the home will be offered to attendees.

"The Women's Health Awareness Day event has touched the lives of thousands of women and their families over the last 10 years and we are proud of the tremendous impact that we have made on the community," says Betty T. Wooten, R.N., M.S.N., and president of the Ebenezer A.M.E. Church Health Ministry and co-coordinator of the event. "The event is held in conjunction with our Annual Women's Season and was born out of the insight and vision of Reverend Jo Ann Browning, M.D., co-pastor of Ebenezer A.M.E. Church, to impact the lives of women spiritually, but also in the body and mind ensuring that women are 'whole.' We must ensure we provide accurate information to parents and families to help protect the children that they care for and love."

The COSHAR Foundation's immunization campaign launched in April during National Infant Immunization Week (April 19-26), when the organization distributed free immunization toolkits to its National Health Ministry Network (NHMN) of more than 11,000 churches and 212 community organizations. The toolkit includes resources, flyers, information, question and answer documents, scriptural references and recommendations for congregational activities and events that help raise awareness of the importance of timely childhood vaccination.

To date, the campaign has been widely accepted by churches and/or community organizations in each participating state. More than 7,000 churches have hosted local "Immunization Sundays," and more than 650 events are scheduled through September 2008. Immunization Sundays allow churches and community organizations to personalize their immunization messages to appropriately reach their members.

"We are pleased with the launch and implementation of the immunization awareness campaign, and The COSHAR Foundation's NHMN continues to be an excellent model for broad-based health education and outreach that can be individualized for communities around the country," says Dr. Allison-Ottey.

The free Women's Health Awareness Day event is open to the public and will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ebenezer A.M.E. Church, 7707 Allentown Road, Fort Washington, Md. For more information about The COSHAR Foundation's campaign, contact info@cosharfoundation.org.

About The COSHAR Foundation

The COSHAR Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to "Impacting the Health of the World, One Community at a Time." The COSHAR Foundation's National Health Ministry (NHMN) includes more than 11,000 churches and 200 community organizations throughout the country and addresses various community health concerns. Protecting our Future: The COSHAR Foundation's Immunization Project is sponsored by a grant to the foundation from Wyeth Vaccines.

For more information, please contact The COSHAR Foundation at (301) 773-4811 or visit http://www.cosharfoundation.org.


'/>"/>
SOURCE The COSHAR Foundation
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Lance Armstrong Foundation to Welcome Senator John McCain to LIVESTRONG(TM) Cancer Summit
2. Texas State Rep. John Davis Honored as Champion for Children by The AMERIGROUP Foundation
3. Entertainment Industry Foundation Unites Major Studios and State of California for Historic Anti-Smoking Campaign
4. Canine Cancer #1 Fear of Dog Lovers; Web Exclusive By Morris Animal Foundation Provides News on Latest Breakthroughs - Crucial Facts for Dog Owners
5. Advisory: Entertainment Industry Foundation, Gov. Schwarzenegger to Announce Major Hollywood Anti-Smoking Initiative
6. American Legacy Foundation(R) Statement of Support for the Federal Trade Commission Reversal on Tar and Nicotine Yield Statements on Cigarettes
7. LIFE Foundation Asks Public to Vote to Determine its $5,000 Life Lessons College Scholarship Winner
8. Ivy Foundation Funds New Brain Cancer Research Consortium : $3M Stage I Project Aims to Improve Personalized Medicine for Patients
9. The Henry H. Kessler Foundation Appoints New Vice President for Research and Strengthens Relationship With Current Research Luminary
10. The Foundation for Accelerated Vascular Research Grants $150,000 Wylie Scholar Award for Blood Vessel Research
11. Photos: MIKE AND IKE(R) Lemonade Blends(TM) and Alexs Lemonade Stand Foundation Join facebook(R)
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/26/2016)... Lake Orion, Clarkston, Michigan (PRWEB) , ... June ... ... direction with respect to fertility once they have been diagnosed with endometriosis. These ... tolerable intercourse but they also require a comprehensive approach that can help for ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... FL (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... The temporary closing of Bruton Memorial ... Plant City Observer , brings up a new, often overlooked aspect of head lice: the ... closing for fumigation is not a common occurrence, but a necessary one in the event ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... As a lifelong Southern Californian, Dr. Omkar Marathe ... from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He trained in Internal Medicine ... his fellowship in hematology/oncology at the UCLA-Olive View-Cedars Sinai program where he had the ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... Montreal, Canada (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... the pursuit of success. In terms of the latter, setting the bar too high ... low, risk more than just slow progress toward their goal. , Research from ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 2016 , ... June 19, 2016 is World Sickle Cell Observance Day. In ... benefits of holistic treatments, Serenity Recovery Center of Marne, Michigan, has issued ... Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a disorder of the red blood cells, which can ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016 Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; ... for its Elecsys BRAHMS PCT (procalcitonin) assay as a ... septic shock. With this clearance, Roche is the first ... integrated solution for sepsis risk assessment and management. ... infection and PCT levels in blood can aid clinicians ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Capricor Therapeutics, Inc. ... company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization ... in its ongoing randomized HOPE-Duchenne clinical trial (Halt ... its 24-patient target. Capricor expects the trial to ... 2016, and to report top line data from ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... -- Bracket , a leading clinical trial technology and ... platform, Bracket eCOA (SM) 6.0, at the 52 nd ... 2016 in Philadelphia , Pennsylvania.  A demonstration ... of its kind to fully integrate with RTSM, will be ... is a flexible platform for electronic clinical outcomes assessments that ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: