Smiling Sisters

According to the Centers for Disease Control mental health is defined as “a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life can work productively and fruitfully and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.” (CDC.gov) Many people confuse mental health with mental illness. Mental illness is defined as “collectively all diagnosable mental disorders or health conditions that are characterized by alterations in thinking, mood, or behavior (or some combination thereof) associated with distress and or impaired functioning.” (CDC.gov) The purpose of national mental…

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New Normal

Prior to our grandsons coming to live with us through Child Protective Services, they spent two weeks with a foster family. The foster family took really good care of them and sent them both off with a book of memories to share with our family. These books contained a schedule of what the boys did on a daily basis, doctor visits, dental visits and what the boys liked to eat. The foster family even included pictures from Easter Sunday which included an egg hunt. These books read like a manual on how to ensure our grandsons happiness. There was something…

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Seniors

The H3P Senior Initiative is a mobile sexual health education program for seniors aged 60 and above. This program looks at the increased rates of sexually transmitted infections among seniors in the state of Arizona and provides ways to decrease the spread of sexually transmitted diseases within the senior population. H3P Senior Initiative is also designed to build confidence and increase educational awareness regarding medical situations. H3P inspires and encourages seniors to reach out to get necessary medical information and assistance, while becoming self-sufficient in taking care of their overall health care needs.

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Community

The first and foremost goal of Henderson-Hughes Health Partners (H3P) is to provide knowledge that will lead to healthy lives. We will achieve this through our created public health programs and distributing health and safety information that is accurate and accessible for the community. According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, there is a link between having low health literacy and frequent use of emergency room and inpatient care. The lower the health literacy knowledge people have, people are less likely to get a flu shot, understand medication labels or go without having important tests such as mammograms….

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Beautiful Sisters

Unprotected sex happens every day. Whether a one-night stand or in a relationship babies are being created and born daily. Though many of these babies are viewed as blessings, many of these babies are being born to parents that are not ready for the responsibility of parenthood. What then becomes of these children? Some of these children are cared for by relatives, others end up in state agencies, and sadly some of these children end up dead. One would think that the parents mentioned are teens but the ages of these parents vary. On the other side unprotected sex exposed…

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