Campaign Engages Women and Provider Offices to Get “HealthyHer”
MARQUETTE – May is Women’s Health Month, and to celebrate and encourage women across the Upper Peninsula to take charge of their health, Upper Peninsula Health Plan (UPHP) and Upper Peninsula Health Group (UPHG) have launched the “HealthyHer” campaign! A play on the word “healthier,” the campaign focuses on women putting their own health first by establishing one healthy goal for themselves. The goal can be anything from getting well-care exams, to exercising more, to taking time to unplug from technology and be present.
UPHP and UPHG have also engaged provider offices to participate in the campaign. Offices were sent promotional materials such as posters, magnets, pins, and health education literature to help encourage participation among female patients in their offices.
UPHP wants to remind women that prevention is key. There are a number of preventive exams and screenings that women can get to stay on top of their health, like their annual well exam, Pap smear, mammogram (if over the age of 40, or earlier based on a provider’s recommendation), and various screenings for things like cancer to sexually transmitted diseases. These preventive exams and screenings are important to get done, even when feeling healthy, as they are designed to catch health issues early when they are more easily treatable.
The video below tells the story of Ashley, who was a seemingly healthy women in her mid-20s when her doctor discovered she had cancer at her annual well-woman visit. Luckily, because Ashley went in for her exam and the doctors caught it early, she was able to beat it and is now healthy and thriving!
To learn more about women’s health and what is appropriate for your age, visit https://www.womenshealth.gov/.