The YWCA Northeastern Massachusetts – A Voice for Women & Girls

Women’s Health Services

Komen Race, Group Shot, Oct 2012The YWCA’s Women Health Services program (WHS) works to help women and families access vital health services. WHS programs take a grass roots approach to help women who lack access to health care and essential health information secure the services they and their families need to stay healthy and prevent or detect diseases such as breast and cervical cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes in their earliest stages.

The WHS staff is all bilingual and have extensive knowledge of community resources and needs. WHS services include:

  • Breast & Cervical Cancer Education, Outreach and Linkage;
  • Linkage to health insurance and health screenings such as mammography screenings and pap tests;
  • Removing obstacles to accessing treatment by assisting with transportation, translation, childcare and accompaniment to appointments;
  • Effective, evidence-based programs such as the Stanford Chronic Disease Self Management classes, and My Life, My Health [Mi Vida/Mi Tiempo], that provide the tools for participants to take charge of and improve their health;
  • Charlas [small groups], where trained Health Ambassadors provide educational presentations, health information, and support  throughout the community;
  • Providing educational presentations, public education, health information and workshops at a variety of health fairs, and festivals throughout the region;
  • Participate in the Mayor’s Health Task Force, an active coalition of 90 nonprofits, health care providers, government agencies and concerned citizens working together to address and improve community health disparities* through the well-being of all citizens.

For more information, contact us.