Two days after the presidential inauguration, First Lady Jill Biden shone the national spotlight on cancer prevention and COVID-19 by discussing health care issues as she toured one of the sites of Whitman-Walker Health, which provides wellness and health services to the LGBTQ and HIV communities in Washington, DC. Biden was joined by Naseema Shafi, the CEO of Whitman-Walker Health, and Kim Thiboldeaux, the CEO of Cancer Support Community. 1 priority at this moment.”Why tour an LGBTQ-focused health clinic to discuss cancer and COVID-19? Each year, Whitman-Walker Health provides about 12,000 cancer screenings—including on-site colonoscopies, which results in fewer referrals, Shafi said. Whitman-Walker Health, through its several DC locations, aims to “provide stigma-free care to anyone who walks through our doors.
At Wellness Axis we want to encourage habits of wellness, Increase awareness of factors and resources contributing to well-being, Inspire and empower individuals to take responsibility for their own health, and to support a sense of community. Wellness can be thought of as the quality or state of being in good health.