Healthy Connections

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YWCA Healthy Connections 

YWCA Healthy Connections encompasses two major programs: YWCA Breast Cancer Awareness and Early Detection Program and The Infant Vitality Awareness Program.

Our Breast Cancer Awareness & Early Detection Program targets women over the age of 40 who are under-served by providing them with education and free screening services for breast cancer. We have provided education to over 50,000 women and 12,500 women have received clinical screening service. See our events page to find out when the next Mammogram Day will be hosted, or connect with us to collaborate on a Healthy Connections event in the community. Thinking of joining our Breast Cancer Support Group? Learn more here.

In our Infant Vitality Awareness Program, our Infant Mortality Community Health Worker (CHW) serves pregnant and maternal women. We serve all pregnant women; linking them to services which aids in a healthy birth and a strong beginning into motherhood. The CHW provides education and awareness to pregnant women and seeks to remove barriers which may prevent the delivery of a healthy baby.

What does Healthy Connections offer?

Community Baby Showers
We host multiple Community Baby Showers throughout the year. Often, we partner with another community organization to host these events. They are open to expecting mothers and mothers with children under 1 year of age. Resources and businesses within the community come together to offer education, giveaways, raffles, and more. Please let us know if you would like to collaborate or become a vendor at our next Community Baby Shower!

Mom’s on the Go!
Our monthly event, Mom’s on the Go!, consists of three clinics to help new and expecting mothers. Only one class is held per month, 4-6pm at the ProMedica Ebeid Center (2nd Floor), on one Friday every month. We rotate through the three different topics over a three month span. Participate in all three of our free “Mom’s on the Go!” classes and receive $100 in gift cards. Check our events page to find the next class!

Class Topics:
Potty Training 101Learn potty training methods + eliminate the financial stress of disposable diapers. Receive a potty chair, pull-ups, & reward chart.
Nutrition Meal Prep 101 Learn to prepare quick, inexpensive, healthier meals for a healthier life. Receive healthy recipes, meal prep containers, & foods.
Lactation Education 101 Learn ways to ease breastfeeding stresses while maintaining a full active life. Receive breast pumps, bottles, & nipple cream.

Annual YWCA Community Health Fair
This health fair held every August, is designed to provide our community with valuable resources, health screenings, and educational opportunities. Here, you’ll find vendors, raffles, giveaways, and a wealth of information. Whether you want to learn more about wellness, healthcare options, or support services, this is the perfect place to explore and connect!

Mammogram Days
We provide mammograms to community members in need at low or no cost during our mammogram days, hosted quarterly. Mercy Mammography Van has collaborated with us to provide this service to our community. Check our events page for upcoming Mammogram Days! 

More upcoming Healthy Connections events coming soon this fall. Stay in the Know!

Breast Health & Education

Infant Vitality Education