The Stark Department of Health is launching a women’s health resource center

A Stark County Department of Health survey last year found that many women in the region faced barriers based on accessibility and bias when trying to get health care.

Report:The bias, poor access coloring women’s health experiences in Stark County

Now, the first action to address these findings is to launch a “Dear Stark Women” resource center and launch a marketing campaign. The website can be found at dear-stark-women-starkcohealthoh.hub.arcgis.com.

The campaign’s website includes maps of clinics that take Medicaid or offer sliding payments, links to transportation options, and information about out-of-hours care providers, which were covered by women in the initial survey.

“Helping our community members meet their social, physical and mental health needs before, during and / or during pregnancy is the best way to improve the overall health of women, children and our community,” said Kay Conley, Director of Administration and Support Services. . announcement about the program.

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