Discover the Impact: Women's Health Champions

March 8th marks International Women’s Day, a global celebration of women’s achievements and a call to action for gender equality. As we commemorate this day, it’s essential to recognize the profound impact women have had on healthcare and society at large. From pioneering medical breakthroughs to advocating for social change, women have played pivotal roles in shaping the world we live in today.

Throughout history, women have defied societal norms to pursue careers in medicine. From Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States, to Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, these trailblazers paved the way for future generations of women in healthcare.

Women like Marie Curie, who not only made groundbreaking discoveries in the field of radiology but also became the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, exemplify the indomitable spirit and intellect of female scientists and healthcare professionals.

Women have made significant contributions to medical research, clinical practice, and public health initiatives. Their insights and innovations have led to advancements in areas such as reproductive health, maternal care, and mental health awareness. Their compassion, expertise, and dedication are instrumental in improving healthcare outcomes and addressing disparities.

Women’s movements, including the feminist movement and reproductive justice movements, have fought tirelessly to challenge societal norms, dismantle barriers to healthcare access, and ensure that women’s voices are heard in healthcare decision-making processes.

Heartland takes pride in being a healthcare center that is centered in advocacy and the value of the patient voice in their healthcare decision making process. As we celebrate International Women’s Day we must remember that reproductive health is essential to our overall health for people of all genders. Reproductive health & family planning services are offered at Heartland Community Health Center for all people, regardless of insurance status. These services include contraceptive services, pregnancy testing, screenings for breast and cervical cancer and sexually transmitted infection testing and treatment.

Women health care providers at Heartland Community Health Center
Heartland Community Health Center providers dedicated to women's physical and mental health.

Reproductive Health at Heartland

Heartland is your community resource for all reproductive health and family planning needs, including:

  • Pregnancy testing
  • Contraception/birth control (see list below)
  • Testicular exams
  • Sexually-transmitted infection (STI) testing & treatment
  • HIV testing, treatment, and prevention
  • Health education and counseling
  • Cervical cancer (HPV) screening and pelvic exams
  • Breast exams
  • Diagnosis and treatment of vaginal infections
  • HPV vaccinations
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Victoria Cable, CCMA

Health, Equity & Belonging Coordinator
Certified Clinical Medical Assistant