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Empowering Women to Take Control of Their Own Health—Hadassah Style

The women practicing a relaxation exercise
As part of the Hadassah University Medical Center's Women's Community Health Promotion Project, a women's Chanukah event taught the women of Gonnenim, one of Jerusalem poorest neighborhoods, relaxation exercises and ways to become health advocates for themselves and their families.

Led by Hadassah's Patricia and Russell Fleishman Women's Health Center, this first-of-its-kind project in Israel is run by local volunteers, identified and trained by Hadassah. The volunteers, who act as community leaders and create a supportive social environment, help recruit local participants and ease the process of introducing new preventive health strategies. The Chanukah event included a healthy breakfast and lecture on women's health, as well as a choir performance and a candle lighting ceremony.

a choir performance
Date: 1/15/2012

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