Laura Bush Institute to Host 'Dia de la Mujer' Event


SAN ANGELO, TX — Angelo State University's Office of the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women's Health (LWBIWH) will host "Dia de la Mujer," an event for Spanish-speaking and bilingual women to learn about Concho Valley healthcare services, on Saturday, Sept. 30, in the Houston Harte University Center, 1910 Rosemont Drive, the University announced on Tuesday.

"Dia de la Mujer" will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the University Center's C.J. Davidson Conference Center and is free to all participants. It is designed to provide information on local and regional health and healthcare resources, as well as healthy living and lifestyle education, in a fun atmosphere. Topics to be covered include:

  • Access to healthcare
  • Diabetes
  • Breast health
  • Women's preventative care


Laura W. Bush Institute for Women's Health

Laura W. Bush Institute for Women's Health

(Credit: Angelo State University)

Other scheduled activities include a keynote address by Dr. Carolina Ojeda Flores, a hospitalist at Shannon Medical Center, and salsa dancing led by Dr. Aldo Pinon-Villarreal of the ASU engineering faculty. There will also be a presentation by an expert medical panel, including:

  • Brenda Sanchez, ASU clinical senior instructor of nursing
  • Dr. Lorena Perez-Povis, infectious disease specialist
  • Dr. Elizabeth Ortiz-Gonzalez, clinical psychologist
  • Dr. Caroline Rhodes, dentistry practitioner

Since its inception in 2010, the ASU Office of the LWBIWH has promoted women's health in the Concho Valley through scientific investigation, translation of science into practice, and providing outreach and services that impact the community. More details are available at

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