Working in conjunction with the Steering Committee, the Education Committee researches current issues, challenges and concerns facing the women and girls of Jefferson County, WA. The goal of this research is to help identify an area of interest for each year, which is then reflected in the focus for the annual grant.  Education programs, in alignment with the annual focus, are presented to the community with the intent to raise public awareness of the needs of Jefferson County Women and Girls.

Challenges to The Future of Women’s Health in Jefferson County: A Panel Discussion

More than 70 people turned out on April 5th, 2017 to hear a panel discussion on the Future of Women’s Health in Jefferson County. Sponsored by The Fund for Women and Girls, the event featured a very knowledgeable group of women health-care providers who spoke to the current issues and concerns surrounding the delivery of women’s and girls’ health services in our county.

Moderated by Julie Gertler, chair of The Fund for Women and Girls, the panel provided background and perspective on the local health-care services available for all ages, as well as the challenges in providing these services and how we, as a community, can be advocates for improvements.

Panelists and audience participants discussed what positive actions the community might take to ensure that essential health-care services remain available and affordable to the women and girls of Jefferson County.

For a full viewing of the evening’s proceedings, watch our videos below:

Introductions: Jane Albee, ARNP, Womens’ Healthcare Nurse Practitioner; Jefferson Healthcare
Susan O’Brien, ARNP, MN, RN, Family Nurse Practitioner; Jefferson County Public Health
Briana Galbreath Hodge, PhD., M.Ed, Community Outreach Educator; Planned Parenthood
Julia Danskin, RN, BSN, Public Health Nurse; Jefferson County Public Health
Audience Discussion and Call to Action

Thanks to Dennis Daneau for the videos.

2017-18 Education Focus  – Women’s Health

Women’s Health References