Letter From the Editor – April 2023
Dear Wellness Family,
As we enter the month of April, we celebrate Minority Health Month and focus on the importance of healthcare for our communities. The theme this year is “Active and Healthy,” and we at Color of Wellness are excited to bring you an issue that highlights just that.
Women’s health screenings are a vital component of healthcare. Regular screenings can catch health issues early, leading to better outcomes and increased chances of successful treatment. As women of color, we are often faced with disparities in healthcare and must advocate for ourselves to ensure we receive the care we need. Our team of healthcare professionals has provided valuable information on the types of screenings every woman should have and what to expect during the process.
In this issue, we also explore the power of berries. Berries are not only delicious, but they also contain important nutrients that can boost our immune systems and prevent chronic diseases. Our experts share their favorite berry recipes and explain the health benefits of incorporating them into our diets.
Stress can have a significant impact on our mental and physical health, and finding ways to manage it is essential. Our team discusses foods that decrease stress and share tips on how to incorporate them into so that we can improve our restfulness.. We hope these simple changes can help you sleep better and improve your overall well-being.
Financial wellness is another critical aspect of overall health. We know that financial stress can take a toll on our mental and physical health, and our team has provided valuable information on how to create a financial plan and manage debt.
As we continue to advocate for better healthcare for our communities, let us also celebrate the achievements of Minority Health Month. It is a time to recognize the progress we have made and to continue to push for equitable access to healthcare for all. We hope this issue of Color of Wellness inspires and empowers you to prioritize your health and well-being.
Michelle G. Rhodes, MHS, RN
Editor-in-Chief, Color of Wellness