Women’s Health: A Live Town Hall Meeting Encourages Women to Make Time for Their Own Needs

Release Date: 06/20/2011

Are Women Looking After Their Own Health?

The New CPTV Special Women’s Health: A Live Town Hall Meeting Encourages Women to Make Time for Their Own Health Needs
 
 
Premieres Tuesday, June 21 at 8 p.m. on Connecticut Public Television (CPTV); Encore Broadcast on Monday, June 27 at 11 p.m.
 
As part of the Connecticut Department of Public Health’s Stay In The Game CT campaign focusing on women’s health issues, Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) is premiering Women’s Health: A Live Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, June 21 at 8 p.m., with an encore presentation airing on Monday, June 27 at 11 p.m. Hosted by Diane Smith, this 90-minute live special focuses on the critical need for women to make time in their busy schedules for check-ups, screenings, and healthy lifestyle choices. It discusses the fact that women must nurture their own health so that they can continue to nurture others. That’s why the slogan of the Stay in the Game campaign is “Do it for yourself. Do it for someone you love.”
 
The town meeting includes an interactive panel discussion and information on why regular mammograms and other tests and detection methods are so important. During the program, viewers can contribute questions and comments to the discussion by calling 800-842-2788 or
 
Last year, the Connecticut Department of Public Health launched a statewide media and public education campaign called Stay In The Game CT designed to increase awareness of colorectal cancer and promote colorectal cancer screenings among Connecticut residents. Now, the new Stay In The Game CT campaign focuses on three of the most ubiquitous health threats faced by Connecticut women: heart disease, breast cancer and cervical cancer.
 
In addition to the CPTV special, the campaign also seeks to spread its message through public service announcements and its website, StayInTheGameCT.com. This website is a comprehensive source of valuable information on breast and cervical cancer and heart disease screening locations, and details about free and low-cost screening programs offered by the Connecticut Department of Public Health.
 
Women’s Health: A Live Town Hall Meeting is a CPTV Original. The Stay In The Game CT campaign is funded by the Connecticut Department of Public Health Comprehensive Cancer Control Program and the Connecticut Cancer Partnership with additional support from United Way 2-1-1. The media partners are Comcast and My Community Access Radio.
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