Written by Elizabeth Ruano
Tuesday, 17 May 2011 07:44
Welcome to the Women’s Health-Taking Care Toolkit
Healthy employees are an asset to any successful organization. In our world today women do it all; they work and tend to their loved ones. It is a challenge to maintain all those obligations and keep themselves healthy. Women have more health risks then men do. The major health risks include heart disease, cancer, stroke and pulmonary disease. Heart disease is the leading health risk for women. Did you know that more women have heart disease then all cancers combined?
To address these concerns, Monterey County’s Health Promotion Partnership Employee Wellness program is providing this WorkPerks Tool Kit: Women’s Health-Taking Care.
This Tool Kit will help you to learn:
- Understand special health issue for women
- Top 5 threats to women’s health
- Self-Care basics
- Staying in contact with your doctor
- Goal contract
This Tool Kit is in 6 Steps:
Step 1 - Take the quiz
The following quiz will help you identify improvements you can make in the way you take care of your health. For each statement, circle the response that is closest how you are managing your health currently. Add up your score; then refer to the "What do my results mean?"
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Step 2 - View the slideshow
Women's health slideshow
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Step 3 - Goal planner
Successful people feel that developing a game plan helps them reach their goals. This contract for Women's Health-Taking Care will help you define your goals and commit to a plan of action.
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Step 4 - Handouts
In general, men are less healthy and more apt to have a shorter life expectancy than women. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, women in the United States, on average, outlive men by more than five years. Statistics show that men are at higher risk of suicide, homicide, and certain serious diseases such as heart disease, stroke, and cancer than women.
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Step 5 - Resources
Women’s Health-Taking Care additional resources
This like speaks on women’s health overall
This is a link of preventing the top 7 threats to women
This is a link to a local health fitness studio for all persons and levels of fitness.
14 John Street
Salinas, CA 93901, (800) 237-4730
The wellness library has hard copy resources available for check out on a variety of health topics. Call the Health Promotion Partnership for more information or to check out a resource. Call 831-755-4611
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Step 6 - Evaluation
Thank you for participating in the WorkPerks workshop: Women's Health-Taking Care. To help us evaluate this workshop and to help us serve you better in the future, please take some time to answer the following questions.
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If you have questions please contact the Health Promotion Partnership at 755-4611 or by e-mail at 411-HealthPromotion.
Health Program Coordinator, Employee Wellness
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