With Over Half of Arizona Women At-Risk for Life-Threatening Conditions Arizona Foundation for Women Pushes for Health

Health-focused New Year’s Resolutions on seeking medical resources and care, implementing healthy lifestyle more important than ever

When a new year begins, many people turn their focus to their health and set resolutions for a more advantageous lifestyle. But for women, health issues can be particularly important in ensuring their overall well-being.

Fifty four percent of Arizona women have been diagnosed as obese or overweight — making them more susceptible to chronic or life-threatening conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, heart attack and stroke. Much of this is due to social and economic disadvantages women face, according to Arizona Foundation for Women’s “Status of Women in Arizona” report.

“Health is a critical, yet often overlooked aspect of a women’s success,” said Arizona Foundation for Women CEO Mesha Davis. “During this time of year, many of us are setting resolutions and with so many women currently at-risk due to health concerns, it’s a great time to make health-related goals, and at Arizona Foundation for Women we strive be a great resource for women to make these positive changes.” 

Arizona Foundation for Women believes in advancing the safety, health and economic empowerment, to allow women independence and stability.

Arizona Foundation for Women not only helps connect women to resources that allow them to gain control of their health, it provides grants to health organizations that serve women and their families.

Arizona Foundation for Women staff members are available for interviews on women’s health resolutions for the new year. To set up an interview, contact Jamie Killin at (480) 710-5270.

About Arizona Foundation for Women

Arizona Foundation for Women advances the status of Arizona’s women through research, advocacy and philanthropy to ensure their safety, health and economic independence. For more information on Arizona Foundation for Women, visit www.azfw.org.