Healthy Girl – Healthy Young Lady Mind + Body
Girls today face a broad range of mental, physical, emotional, and social health challenges, including specific medical diagnoses such as diabetes and asthma; violence at home and away from home, a culture of high-fat, high-sugar foods, and little physical activity; media and cultural messages emphasizing the value of physical beauty, often characterized by extreme thinness; and the risk of sexually transmitted diseases and early pregnancy. These challenges are often compounded by a lack of information about where, when and how to get help.
Health Bridge offers a comprehensive approach to education, resource development, and advocacy girls’ health. A central focus of Health Bridge is to assist girls in developing the skills to access and utilize health care services and resources, thus empowering them to have a sense of personal responsibility for their own health.