Our program initiative, Healthy Women, Healthy Lives, serves as the umbrella for the entire Women's Health program. This comprehensive program brings a focus on wellness to the community. It provides substantive educational information on exercise, nutrition, prevention and early detection of diseases that affect women (heart disease, lung, colon, ovarian and breast cancers, inflammatory bowel disease, and osteoporosis), and patient/doctor communication. This program empowers women by providing them with the knowledge necessary to make appropriate and informed medical decisions for themselves and their families. It teaches them how to partner with their physicians, thus resulting in improved health care.