Projects

Breast Cancer Awareness Walk

Rachel Johnson @ 2023-10-28 00:22:34 +0400

October 28thKumasi, Ghana The Body Agency Collective and its supporting partners are hosting the annual ‘Steps for Hope’ Breast Cancer Awareness Walk in Kumasi, Ghana.  The goal of this annual event is to educate, screen, and create awareness for the public on the importance of early detection.We are expecting over 3,000 participants in a call to action against breast cancer during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We are proud to announce we will be offering free breast screenings to all attendees and have committed to covering all costs for any woman who needs a procedure or treatment based on their screening.Please donate whatever you can...

BodyNEXT Yoga by Equinox

Rachel Johnson @ 2023-03-07 21:12:54 +0400

  Overview The Body Agency Collective is hosting yoga fundraising events in partnership with Equinox. Events are held at Equinox’s clubs and feature their world class yoga instructors. Every dollar raised from event participants and donations goes to the distribution of Dignity Kits and BodyNEXT grassroot efforts around the world. The next event is taking place November 5 in LA. You can sign up to attend or make a contribution HERE.   The Body Agency Dignity Kits are curated specifically for women and girls and are made up of products focused on good hygiene and health with sanitary items, menstrual products including pads, reusable cups, and...

Educate Adolescents on Sexual Health in India

Rachel Johnson @ 2022-11-17 19:41:49 +0400

Overview BodyNEXT India is a pilot project that will deliver culturally relevant health education and products to very young adolescents aged 10-14 who live in poor urban areas for the first time. Using existing networks of health educators, PSI India will work with The Body Agency Collective to provide puberty information and products (such as sustainable menstrual hygiene kits) to very young adolescents (aged 10-12), and more advanced education and materials for young adolescents (aged 13-14).    The Facts In a 2014 study by Naidu et al, about half of 13-year-old girls knew about pubertal changes, but their knowledge of...

Leveraging the Playing Field in Sports

Rachel Johnson @ 2022-10-28 22:18:42 +0400

Overview Leveraging the Playing Field works to make sure girls in need have everything required to comfortably and confidently play sports. LPF has partnered with the Philadelphia Eagles to distribute over 5,000 new sports bras to local girls in need to help launch a new girls flag football league. Additionally, through the formation & support of the Washington Coalition of Women's Professional Sports, LPF has collected over 10,000 new sports bras since March 2022. LPF has already distributed over 6,000 new sports bras to 153 unique schools/youth programs in need this fall.    The Facts Over the past few decades the privatization of...

Community Health Center in Washington, DC

Rachel Johnson @ 2022-10-28 18:51:48 +0400

Overview Only caring for ones physical health concerns is simply not enough. To put individuals and families on a path towards good health, stability, and economic independence, we must look at every part of someone's life and offer the appropriate combination of healthcare, education, and social support. With this in mind, Mary's Center developed their Social Change Model (SCM), which offers medical, dental, and behavioral health services for the entire family, along with social services and family literacy services – all under one roof.   The Facts In Washington, Dc, 80% of health outcomes are determined by social, structural, and physical determinants of health as well as individual behaviors. Residents...

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