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February 19, 2007

Education center receives grant



The Jack and Anna Hershey Education Center of Washington County Health Systems recently received a $97,000 grant from the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Women's Health. The center was awarded one of only six grants nationwide. The grant program, called Sisters Helping Sisters, will provide screenings, educational sessions, and a mentorship program for young African-American women in the community guided by a steering committee of community organizations and individuals.

The Sisters Helping Sisters program targets specific outcomes from a community health education needs assessment completed in 2005. The study found local community members were concerned and wanted more education about eating a healthy diet, weight reduction, and increasing physical activity.

The steering committee is recruiting program participants, coaches and mentors, and other volunteers. For information, call Becki Weir at 301-790-8626.




Holistic Health Associates adds to programs



FREDERICK, Md. -Holistic Health Associates, a full-service center in Frederick providing healing and wellness modalities ranging from acupuncture to yoga and palates, now includes personal coaching among its service offerings. Jim Jenkins, founder and president of the Frederick-based coaching firm Creative Visions Consulting, has joined the center's staff to help clients achieve greater personal fulfillment.

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For information or to request a complimentary 30-minute introductory session, call 301-620-1414, e-mail contacts@holistichealthassociates.net or go to www.holistichealthassociates.net.

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