Each year in the United States, March 8th honors International Women’s Day and serves as a reminder that the contributions, causes, and concerns of women are a focus throughout the month of March.
One of the most important aspects to International Women’s Month is the increased awareness it brings to many important issues to women, among which is a heightened awareness on women’s health.
According to the CDC, two out of every three caregivers in the United States are women, meaning they provide daily or regular support to children, adults, or people with chronic illnesses or disabilities. Women who are caregivers have a greater risk for poor physical and mental health.
As a company providing thousands of clinicians and caregivers to organizations across the country each day, the majority of which are women, we believe there is an urgent need to improve health awareness among caregivers.
Unfortunately, gender bias does exist in healthcare. Patients, doctors, researchers, and administrators can all hold biased views about gender. And these views can affect how the healthcare system works and have a serious impact on health outcomes.
First and foremost, all women need to understand that they have to be their strongest health advocate. Let’s use March of 2022, and International Women’s Month as the catalyst for all women to recommit themselves to their personal well-being. To take an active role in their mental and physical health.
Here are some important resources to help start that journey.
- A great resource for a wide variety of important articles on women’s health and well-being.
- For a variety of health tips and resources, check out this CDC page for women’s health.
- Learn about International Women’s Month here.
- Discover more about the missions and activities of International Women’s Day on their website.
We cannot understate the importance – for women and men – of your personal health. As Mahatma Gandhi said, “It is health that is real wealth.” Let’s make March count.