Butler County women are invited to a rally in downtown Hamilton Friday to raise awareness of women’s health.
Join Butler County Commissioner Cindy Carpenter and Primary Health Solutions for the noon rally in the atrium of the Government Services Center building, located at the corner of High Street and Dr. Martin Luther King Drive.
The first 150 women in attendance will receive a free lunch provided by Primary Health Solutions. The non-profit operates three community health centers in the county, proving care to more than 15,000 patients.
“We have more than 5,000 female clients between the ages of 18 and 55 who are at risk for chronic health diseases due to existing conditions of obesity, hypertension, and high cholesterol,” said Marc Bellisario, Primary Health Solutions’ chief executive officer.
“Data from the Ohio Department of Health shows the problem to extend far beyond our clients. Heart disease and stroke are the leading cause of death for women in Ohio. Butler County has the 7th highest rate of obesity of the 88 counties in the state.”
The rally previews the Nov. 2 Divalicious Health – Butler County Women’s Health Conference that will be held at the Wilks Conference Center at Miami University’s Hamilton Campus. Several Butler County groups are partnering with Primary Health to raise awareness at the conference.
“I applaud this group of organizations for taking the lead on this effort to improve the health and well-being of Butler County families,” Carpenter said. “I challenge other female elected officials and civic leaders to help spread the word.”
Attendees will receive health screenings, healthy living workshops, individualized health counseling and prizes at one of two sessions: 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; or from noon to 4:30 p.m.
Transportation is being provided from 20 pickup points for those who need it by the Butler County Regional Transit Authority.
Information/workshop registration: 513-454-1466 or www.myprimaryhealthsolutions.org