Women’s Health Series: Breast Cancer Prevention Workshop: Co-facilitated by Dr. Etmad Aldousori, a newly arrived Iraqi refugee. The workshop was held at nearby apartment complex. Since breast cancer is the most common cancer in Iraq and among women worldwide, the women learned the importance of early detection and screening.
Health and Nutrition Workshop: Participants learned about healthy eating habits and exercise as a component of preventative care. A partnership with the Arizona Department of Health and A2Z Vitamins provided materials and free vitamins to all women participating in the workshop.
Affordable Care Act Presentation: Representatives from the Arizona Department of Health held an informative seminar on the Affordable Care Act and recent health care changes. The workshop helped participants understand the new health care act and how to make informed choices about their health. In addition, AARRC works with a refugee community member who is a Certified Navigator to assist individuals through the enrollment process.