Emerging Practice

Women Together for Health

State/Jurisdiction: Arizona
Setting: Community
Population: Women & Maternal
Topic Area: Access to Quality Healthcare Safe and Connected Communities Primary & Preventative Care Health Promotion & Communication Mental Health & Substance Use Injury Prevention & Hospitalization Reproductive Health
NPMs: NPM 1: Well-Woman Visit NPM 14.1: Smoking – Pregnancy NPM 14.2: Smoking – Household

The Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) Office of Health Promotion and Education and the Office of Nutrition Services, has collaborated with community organizations to deliver a comprehensive, culturally sensitive program called Women Together for Health (WTFH). WTFH is a free, community-based program that addresses modifiable lifestyle behaviors to improve the health of women and their families. This program was developed in 2002 to address issues of healthy weight, physical activity, proper nutrition, stress management, and tobacco use in women of childbearing age. WTFH is targeted to at risk populations, specifically women of color and those with limited education or income in order to reduce health disparities. Classes are taught in both English and Spanish.

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Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH)
Anna David

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