I Am Woman Health Program
The Columbia Urban League’s I AM Woman community health program is a nutrition and health initiative created to educate and empower African-American women ages 18 and older with the tools and resources to reach their maximum potential and become life-time managers of their health and wellness. I AM Woman is a six-week program designed by experts from the Morehouse School of Medicine from best practices in community health navigation programs.
Six women who live within the community targeted are designated as lead community health workers or navigators who help their neighbors learn how to navigate the health system to reach their individual health goals. Each navigator oversees an identified group of participants and takes the lead in delivering the six-week workshop lessons and community health activities.
Sessions focus on six critical lessons that are considered components of best practices for a community health navigation program which include Session One, Introduction to Healthy Lifestyle Program; Session Two, Nutrition and Chronic Diseases; Session Three, Nutrition Literacy and Building Nutritional Competence; Session Four, Combating Stress and Emotional Eating; Session Five, Strategies for Healthy Eating and Exercise; Session Six, Partner with Your Healthcare Provider. The program is funded by General Mills in partnership with the National Urban League and Morehouse School of Medicine.
There is no cost for the program. Stipends, door prizes and other giveaways are provided.
For more information contact Juanita Dean-Bates 803.799.8150