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 From the President

By Sam B. Cooper III, LMSW-IPR

As I am writing this, National Women's Health Week is drawing to a close. Traditionally, it begins with Mother's Day. Growing up in Houston, Dad and I were outnumbered by three younger sisters and a mother who seemed to have the ability to be in three places at once. Mom was well known for her uncanny ability for early identification of potential health hazards (i.e., homemade backyard obstacle course), for her amazing sense of just when that hug was most needed, and for her supportive words of encouragement to kids that were typically pushing the farthest corners of the envelope. Mom's passing this past January has been a challenge that our crew is still trying to absorb, but we keep coming back to those gifts that she shared with us. Her strength, determination, and commitment to our family and friends sets a standard that we strive to achieve.

This edition of Pulse focuses on the challenges and opportunities for improving the health and well-being of our country's mothers, sisters and daughters. Many of you are putting the finishing touches on your Title V MCH Services Block Grant needs assessment, annual report, and application, addressing the six population health domains, including Women and Maternal Health. The articles that are included in the next pages were gathered to provide just a slice of the action that is happening now around the states and territories. Whether you choose to incorporate this information into the health care systems of your state or local organization or your own family's "system of care," make it work for you. Investing resources and energy in the health of all women can provide amazing returns for our country.

Slàinte,

Sam