World Health Day is celebrated on April 7th to spread awareness of global health, acknowledgment of public health issues, and mark the World Health Organization's (WHO) founding. The day is celebrated each year, tapping into different areas such as depression, food safety, motherhood, oral health, and more.
World Health Day is a day to raise awareness about the overall health and well-being of all people. For World Health Day 2022, the WHO is focusing on urgent actions needed to keep humans and the planet healthy and to foster a movement to create societies focused on well-being.
Health is much more than the physical aspect but also mental and emotional. Over the past two years, health has been at the forefront of the world. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, our physical, mental, and emotional health has been tested and strained. While health has been at the forefront of the world, it has also been a focus here in the Concho Valley. The Concho Valley is very fortunate to have organizations that work to address all aspects of healthcare.
We were able to talk with West Texas Counseling & Guidance, San Angelo Clubhouse, and La Esperanza Clinic about what trends and resources that exist within the Concho Valley. After watching the interviews, you might be asking yourself, what can I do to make an impact? An individual can make an impact by knowing their health, having open conversations about health, and encouraging awareness of health resources. We all must work together to make a difference in our community.
San Angelo Clubhouse:
The San Angelo Clubhouse empowers adults with diagnosed mental illness –Transforming lives by building community, teaching job skills, and supporting recovery. Adults living with severe anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar, and PTSD can join their welcoming community, where they can find purpose, friendships, and opportunities.
Stay Connected with San Angelo Clubhouse:
West Texas Counseling & Guidance:
West Texas Counseling & Guidance provides the highest quality counseling and educational services for all residents of the Concho Valley, utilizing evidence-based practices that are effective, affordable, and promote personal development, and independence. The objective of the organization is to help individuals learn to heal themselves in mind, body and spirit.
Stay Connected with WTCG:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255
For those in the community wanting to get more involved WTCG welcomes you to join the Concho Valley Suicide Prevention Coalition and more info can be requested at firstname.lastname@example.org
La Esperanza Clinic:
The mission of La Esperanza Clinic is to provide quality primary preventative health and dental care services to all people, particularly the medically under-served, of San Angelo and the Concho Valley. We spoke with the COO, Jessica Hogeda, concerning the trends they are seeing. As the Covid-19 pandemic has slowed down in the Concho Valley, medical practitioners are seeing an increase in people coming for preventative care, especially within the Pediatric and Women’s Health areas. La Esperanza Clinic operates on a sliding scale, whether you have insurance, are underinsured, or are uninsured, you can access services.
Stay Connected with La Esperanza:
Additional Resources in the Concho Valley:
Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health