Parish President Proclaims National Women’s Health Week

Staff reports

Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez proclaimed May 8-12, 2011 as National Women’s Health Week in Ascension Parish. President Martinez made the proclamation during the April 21 parish council meeting.

Through a partnership with St. Elizabeth’s Hospital and a coalition of public and private organizations, National Women’s Health Week was initiated to raise awareness of women’s health issues. It is observed each spring with an annual celebration held the week following Mother’s Day.

With the proclamation, women of Ascension Parish are urged to make their health a top priority through education and by scheduling recommended screenings with their physicians.