On May 17, we celebrated National Women’s Health Week 2019 by hosting our fourth annual Women’s Health & Wellness Conference at the Madera County Office of Education. This free, educational event gave over 160 women from throughout Madera County a chance to come together and take control of their health:
“The purpose of this conference is to remind these women to make their health a priority, and to make them aware of resources that are available to them from throughout Madera County,” said Camarena Health’s Director of Community Development, Lizette Contreras. “We have various agencies here sharing information about their health resources and other programs, in the hope that we can encourage women to take care of themselves.”
This Year’s Theme:
- Keep Your Heart in Mind
- 166 Women
- 14 Resource Fair Vendors
- Myriam Alvarez – Program Manager at Madera County Public Health Department
Breakout Session Speakers:
- Alma Esquivel – Vision Y Compromiso
- Eliana Oropeza – Madera County Public Health Department
- Emily Valdez – Camarena Health
- Isaias Oropeza Palma – Wells Fargo Bank
- Julie Juarez – Camarena Health
- Patricia Escobar – Massage Therapist
- Rocio Arevalo – Nurture 2 Nurture
- Anthem Blue Cross
- Madera Community Hospital
- Hope House
- CalViva Health
- City of Madera Parks & Community Services Department
- Madera County Public Health Department
- Nurture 2 Nurture
This year’s conference focused on nutrition and mental health, with an overall theme of “Keep Your Heart in Mind.” It included talks, sessions, and workshops designed to help women:
- Prevent chronic disease through healthy eating and physical activity.
- Show themselves some love and achieve better mental health.
- Balance their finances.
Camarena Health also provided a free lunch, health-focused resource fair, goodie bags, and raffle prizes, as well as preliminary mental health screenings and intake sessions. Our hope is that the conference provided a comfortable and empowering learning experience for all attendees.
We know that this year’s attendees left the conference armed with knowledge that will allow them to integrate physical and mental health care into their daily routines! If you’d like to learn more about Women’s Health, be sure to visit our Women’s Health webpage or schedule an appointment by calling (559) 664-4000.