Monthly E-Newsletter March 2012

Website Spotlight


Given all the talk in the news about contraceptives, this month’s website is This site provides great information about family planning methods and myths targeting young adults. Check it out.


Book Corner


Bridges out of Poverty: Strategies for Professionals and Communities by Ruby K Payne, Philip DeVol, Terie Dreussi Smith. This book offers new insight on the hidden cultures and rules within the different classes along with concrete ideas for how to address those in practice.


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It’s Almost Spring


In the Southeast U.S. we are fortunate to begin to see signs of spring in early March. Before long we’ll have azaleas, cherry blossoms, daffodils, dogwood buds, basketball tournaments, and pollen! I’ve always thought that it would be easier to keep New Year’s Resolutions if we made them in March, when the beautiful weather and longer light practically beg us to put on sneakers and get outside. This month, Every Woman Southeast continues to move forward with a survey to learn more about you, ongoing website updates, and plans are underway for our next webinar on addressing health inequities. We hope you’ll share this newsletter with your friends. We’d love to hear your comments and have you join our team!


Featured State: Tennessee


This month we are featuring two leaders from Tennessee – Dr. Kimberlee Wyche-Etheridge and Ms. Cindy Chafin. In addition to their busy jobs in their state, both Kimberlee and Cindy have been active on the Every Woman Southeast leadership team. We asked them to respond to a series of questions – please check out what they have to say about their work and goals. 

For more information about preconception and women’s health work in Tennessee please visit their page on our website – click here.


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