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Date(s) - 05/13/2016
12:00 am

Rho Ristorante Waterfront


When: Friday, May 13, 2016
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Contact: Marwa Chebli
(609) 689-9930 x 20

Celebrate National Women’s Health Week by Making Your Health a Priority!
The NJPCA 12th Annual Women’s Health Lunch

Friday, May 13, 2016

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Rho Ristorante Waterfront

50 Riverview Executive Plaza Route 29, Trenton, NJ 08611

National Women’s Health Week is an observance led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health with a goal to empower women to make their health a priority. This week also serves as a time to raise awareness about manageable steps women can take to improve their health. The 2016 National Women’s Health Week begins on Mother’s Day, May 8, and is celebrated through May 14, 2016.

This event is hosted by the New Jersey Primary Care Association and the federally qualified health centers in New Jersey. The New Jersey Primary Care Association represents the 23 centers and their 127 sites that provide primary healthcare to uninsured and the underinsured New Jerseyeans. One of the goals of the FQHCs is to improve the overall health of women in New Jersey by identifying resources that will aid them in adopting and living healthy lifestyles. For more than 50 years, FQHCs have provided quality, affordable healthcare to the underserved and uninsured, nearly half of which are women of childbearing age.

Throughout this week, we will be using social media to challenge women to take better care of their health. Follow us on Twitter [ @NewJersey_PCA ] to receive special health tips each day of the week. Please use the hashtag #NJPCANWHW so we can retweet your posts!

Guest Speakers:

Cheryl R. Donald is Deputy Regional Administrator for the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Office of Regional Operations (ORO), Region II.

Assigned to the New York Regional Office, which oversees HRSA activities in New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Cheryl is member of the DHHS/Region II Executive Staff and HRSA Management Team. Cheryl works collaboratively with HRSA-supported programs and stakeholders to improve health care systems and America’s health care safety net, increase access to quality primary care, reduce health disparities, and advance public health. Cheryl serves as the regional team co-lead for HRSA activities in the U.S. Virgin Islands and is the agency point of contact for behavioral health-primary care integration activities in all four of the region’s jurisdictions. Cheryl is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Brooklyn, NY. Cheryl is President of the Metro Chapter of the New York Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and holds a Master of Business Administration degree in Health Care Administration from Baruch College of the City University of New York, a Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Hofstra University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Mississippi.

Tanya Pagán Raggio Ashley, MD MPH FAAP is a senior medical officer at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration Office of Regional Operations Region II. She has served in the following capacities HRSA Chief Medical Officer, Director of the Officer of Minority Health and Health Disparities, Director Division of Medicine and Dentistry Bureau of Health Professions, Senior Advisor BHPR and Medical Officer for the Maternal Child Health Bureau.

Prior to joining HRSA she was an associate professor of medicine at the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education City University of New York. She has also worked and or taught at Public Hospitals, County Health Departments, Federally Qualified Health Centers, Healthy Start as well as private practice. Dr. Raggio is double boarded in pediatrics and preventive medicine. She was awarded a Bachelor’s of Science from Livingston College Rutgers University and a Doctorate of Medicine from Rutgers Medical School. She completed her pediatric residency training at Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center in New York City; a cardiovascular epidemiology fellowship and a Master’s in Public Health from University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. Her focus was on the association of cardiovascular and perinatal risk factors for African American and Latina Women of Child Bearing Age. She is the recipient of many awards including the Dr. Helen Rodriquez-Trias Women in Medicine award from the National Hispanic Medical Association, the National Medical Association, she has served on numerous national health and health professional committees, conducted research and authored articles and chapters in books addressing health disparities, health literacy, education, training and mentoring of culturally and linguistically diverse health professionals and clergy health. She has contributed to the development and implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act legislation particularly in the areas of women’s health, minority health, health disparities, cultural competency, health workforce and prevention. Dr. Raggio has dedicated her life to eliminating healthy disparities, discrimination and creating health as well as social equity. She would like to thank her mother and all the women who have taken the time to mentored and cared for her personally and professionally.

Women’s Health Week Lunch


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