Previous WHV Conferences

Growing Girls Strong — Strategies for Building Life Skills & Preventing High Risk Behavior

Examined approaches that provide skills, self-confidence, and strength for girls and women to make positive choices in their lives, why these approaches can make a difference for all girls, not just ones who are considered “at risk” or are engaging in risky behavior, and programs that are effective in promoting such positive development and healthy behaviors including dietary and activity, leadership, self-awareness and self-confidence, team building, civic involvement, and other tools to help girls make better life choices. For the conference program, click here. To order materials or DVDs from the conference, email us.

Stepping Over the Lines — Young Women's Risk-Taking, Time for Concern

Examined behaviors in which teens and young women engage that pose significant health and wellness concerns, and ways in which health professionals, educators, parents, peers and others can address the needs of the young women engaged in the risky behaviors. Behaviors included those involving sexuality and relationships, the quest for perfection in academics, athletics and appearance; violence, gang participation and other criminal acts; and substance use and abuse. For the conference program, click here. To order materials or DVDs from the conference, email us.

10 Years on the Way to Women’s Wellness: Roads Well-Traveled, Directions Ahead

Focused on medical developments, public policy and social and cultural issues that affect women's health and use of health care in the past decade and the challenges, developments and issues that are likely in the coming years. For the conference program, click here. To order materials or tapes from the conference, email us.

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Self-Image & the Challenge for Women & Girls’ Wellness

Focused on physical and psychological health issues related to female self-image. Topics included the development of women's self-image; dermatological and dental health; the relationship of body image and diet to nutrition, cardiovascular and endocrine function, osteoporosis and reproductive health; plastic surgery; the impacts of fads and fashions; the relationship of image to healing and wholeness; the role of health professionals in identifying problems and counseling patients; and risks of products and procedures that women use to enhance their image. For the conference program, click here. To order materials or tapes from the conference, email us.

Pathways to Women’s Wellness: Integrating Conventional, Complementary & Alternative Approaches

Focused on the various alternative and complementary modalities Virginia women use to maintain their health and treat physical and mental health conditions; the research regarding their effectiveness; and the ways in which these modalities are integrated with conventional medicine to maintain wellness and prevent and treat conditions that are significant for women. For the conference program, click here. To order materials or tapes from the conference, email us.

Working Women's Wellness

Examined how employment affects working women's health and well being, and what business, government and women can do to improve working women's wellness. For the conference program, click here. To order materials or tapes from the conference, email us.

Women as Caregivers — Cradle to Grave

Looked at various caregiving roles, including parenting and caring for ill, disabled or aged family and friends, and the impacts on women's physical, mental and financial health and well being. For the conference program, click here. To order materials or tapes from the conference, email us.

Food & Fitness—Lifelong Challenges

Focused on the impacts of food and fitness on girls and women's health, with a focus on issues regarding diet and exercise at different stages of their lives, and ways that programs in Virginia are addressing these critical health concerns. For the conference program, click here. To order materials or tapes from the conference, email us.

It’s More Than Words: Communications and Women's Health

Examined provider-patient communications and media communications that affect women and girls' health and health attitudes, their access to and use of health care and efforts to improve women's health. For the conference program, click here. To order materials or tapes from the conference, email us.

The Multicultural Mosaic

Focused cultural issues that affect women and girls' health status, behavior and use of health care and explored culturally based approaches to promote health improvement. For the conference program, click here. To order materials or tapes from the conference, email us.

The Dollars and Sense of Women's Health

Examined economic issues affecting women and girls health, including the impacts and costs of employment, family-friendly employment policies, insurance and other benefits; research and health promotion. For the conference program, click here. To order materials or tapes from the conference, email us.

Virginia's Challenge: Women's Wellness

Explored the challenges of addressing women's health comprehensively and as a lifelong process. For the conference program, click here. To order materials or tapes from the conference, email us.