What We Do
Introduction: The Women’s Fund is a non-profit organization that has been active in women’s health for the last 33 years. Our current focus is on providing health education to those who need it most. Accessing health information should not be a barrier to good health.
Our services include curriculum-based health classes, publications, health education events and one-time educational sessions to the community at-large. We oversee a local coalition to decrease health disparities and increase health literacy in Houston. All of our services are free of charge to the community.
Houston area at-risk adolescent girls and underserved womenby providing specialized health education programs. Our health education classes are unique because it includes preventative curriculum-based classes that teach resiliency skills and relate those skills to current health risks.
The Adolescent Girls Health Education Program provides classes taught by a trained facilitator, using a supportive peer group model, appropriate health information, and resiliency skill training, to effect health concerns. The materials for the classes are our own “What About Me?” publication and a corresponding “Resiliency & Health” curriculum to address the following issues:
Nutrition, physical activity, drugs, alcohol and tobacco, healthy relationships and personal and community Safety. The classes also teach the following skills: positive thinking, decision-making, goal-setting, stress and coping, communication and negotiation.
The Women’s Health & Advocacy Project provides “What Are the Facts?” health education seminars and curriculum-based classes to the community, with specific programming for marginalized women. The educational materials for the classes are our own publications and a corresponding curriculum to address the following issues: basic women’s health concerns, resiliency skills, emotional health, and advocating for your health.
The WOMENCONNECT coalition of health providers, health and human services agencies work with underserved communities to strengthen and expand the agencies’ ability to affect health disparities. The primary goal of the coalition is to work to eliminate health disparities and increase health literacy within the identified populations, women who are minorities and are of low socioeconomic status, utilizing collaborative and evidence-based strategies.
We also provide publications to the community for free. If you would like to pick up copies of our publications, please download Publication Form.
Then call our office at 713-623-6543 and speak with Katherine Stackel the Executive Director or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Newsletter and e-Newsletter:
The Women’s Fund publishes a bi-annual newsletter, HER Voice, and a monthly e-newsletter, HER e-Voice, which are circulated to members and other interested women.
The newsletters contain timely information regarding a variety of women’s health issues and recommended reading for further information. It also keeps members informed about upcoming Women's Fund events and opportunities for involvement.